JLT adds terminal emulator to its line of rugged computers

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JLT Mobile Computers, Swedish developer and manufacturer of rugged computers for demanding environments, has announced new solutions for its rugged computers to emulate a networked terminal. The emulators can easily be customised to users' needs without adapting the hardware, enabling customers to fully exploit the benefits of a rugged computer with even greater ease.

The terminal emulator, Freefloat Access from Freefloat connects the JLT rugged computer to IBM mainframes (3270), AS/400 (5250), UNIX (VT 100/220), Linux (ANSI) and SAP systems (ANSI). It is developed specifically to deliver an optimised solution for integrating bar codes, 2D codes or RFID in an existing legacy host system, WMS system like Manhattan or ERP system like SAP. In addition, JLT provides a virtual keyboard, Freefloat Key, that is used with the computer touch screen and can easily be redesigned to make the operator's work more effective. It provides a simple path to customisation of the user interface, language, typeface and font size, supporting full and almost limitless personalisation through a powerful tool.

The JLT rugged computers are used in an increasingly wide array of industries, where their powerful processing can enable greater productivity. In the next step along that roadmap, JLT has now made it even easier to integrate those terminals into legacy networks, as well as allowing complex tasks to be automated with a single keystroke and custom keys to initiate predefined functions.

"Through this effort, our end-users will now be able to make full use of our powerful rugged mobile computers," said Anders Grandin, product manager at JLT Mobile Computers. "The new emulation tools will benefit our customers in a wide range of industries, enabling even greater productivity."

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