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3270 Connectivity

bulletTN3270 / TN3270E protocol (RFC2355) - IPv4 and IPv6 support.
bullet3270/FMI Interface (Microsoft Host Integration Server, formerly SNA-Server Manager)

5250 Connectivity

bulletTN5250 protocol (RFC1205) - IPv4 and IPv6 support.

Quick3270 Secure Version

bulletSSL (Secure Socket Layer): Allows you to establish a secure TN3270/TN5250 connection between Quick3270 Secure and a host computer.
bulletProtocols: TLS v1.1, TLS 1.2 and TLS 1.3.
bulletSupport for IBM Express Logon Feature (ELF) - requires a macro to log on to the host application.
bulletMeets PCI DSS compliance requirements (Payment Card Industry).

3270 Emulation

bulletEmulates the IBM 3278 and 3279 display terminal models.
bulletModels 2 through 5 Display Support.
bulletCustom display sizes row & columns (IBM_DYNAMIC).
bulletSupport of Extended Attributes Bytes (EAB): Base Colors, Extended Colors, Highlighting, Blink...
bulletSupport of Programmed Symbols, Single-Plane and Triple-Plane Symbold Sets (many thanks to Mr Duncan Layton for his help).
bullet APL keyboard and character set support.
bulletSupport for IBM Host-based graphics (GDDM, SAS, ...). 3279 S3G graphics (vector) with extended color, extended highlights and programmed symbols.
bulletSelector/light pen emulation.

5250 Emulation

bulletIBM 5250 - IBM 3179, 3180, 3196, 3477, 5251 terminal emulation.
bulletImplements Single Sign On (SSP).
bullet Support of STRPCO / STRPPCCMD commands.

UNIX, Linux, and OpenVMS (VT)

bulletVT100 / VT220 / VT420 emulation.

Printer Emulation

bulletIBM 3287 & IBM 3812 printer emulation: LU1 (SCS) and LU3 (PDS) datastreams.
bulletANSI / ASCII / Roman8 character sets.
bulletSupport of LU1 Transparency, Hex Passthrough.
bulletSupport of "Printer Definition Files" to convert Host print orders to printer orders
bulletOption to print to a file instead of to a printer.

File Transfer

bulletSupport for FTP and IBM File Transfer program IND$FILE  (CMS, TSO and CICS).
bulletTransfer of list of files.
bulletPossibility to generate a DIF file format (DB2 for iSeries file transfer).
bulletPossibility to import IBM Personal Communications™ send/receive list files (.srl).

Macro language

bulletThe Quick3270 includes a macro language (VBScript - qvbs files).
- Same script language as used by IBM Personal Communications™.
- autECLSession is available for compatibility IBM Personal Communications™ macros.
bullet Includes a macro editor with debugger and syntax highlighting (VBScript).
bulletFor compatibility with older Quick3270 versions, the qmc macro files will still be supported.
bulletKeyboard Record and Playback: Macros allow a set of commands and keystrokes to be interactively recorded then replayed as a single sequence. Hidden fields input are automatically encrypted.
bulletCOM / Automation support:  Allow to automatically drive your desktop application from a Quick3270 macro.
bulletAuto-Start Macro.
bulletQuick3270 can run directly macros recorded with IBM Personal Communications™.
bulletQuick3270 can run directly macros recorded with Attachmate Extra!™.
bulletQuick3270 can run directly macros recorded with Micro Focus RUMBA.


bulletKeyboard remapping: All keys can be easily remapped using a graphical display of the keyboard.
bulletType ahead buffer: While waiting for the host to respond during 3270 emulation, you can enter further keystrokes that will be required after the host has responded.
bulletPossibility to import IBM Personal Communications™ keyboard files (.kmp).


bulletRe-sizable windows with auto-scalable screen fonts (TrueType)
bulletFull customizable colors (foreground and background
bulletCustomizable toolbar
bullet GUI-on-the-fly: This feature transforms traditional 3270/5250 application display screens by adding graphical elements such as buttons and edit fields, thereby making the applications easier to view and use.
bulletCustomizable Hotspots: Host functions, URLs, user defined...
bullet English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese and Italian user interfaces
bulletEnglish, French and German help files

Emulator APIs

bulletEmulator High Level Language API (EHLLAPI)
This enables application programs on a PC to interact with a host using display terminal emulation.
Supported APIs are:
- IBM Standard 32-bit (EHLAPI32.dll) and 64-bit EHLLAPI (EHLAPI32_x64.dll)
- IBM Enhanced 32-bit  (PCSHLL32.dll) and 64-bit EHLLAPI (PCSHLL32_x64.dll).
- Windows High Level Language 32-bit (WinHLLAPI.dll) and 64-bit (WinHLLAPI_x64.dll).
bulletIBM Personal Communications™ Session API (PCSAPI)
This enables application programs to control the Quick3270 sessions.
bullet COM Interface (formerly OLE Automation): Allows to drive Quick3270 from COM enabled scripting language like Visual Basic, VBA, Windows Scripting Host...
From the COM interface you have access:
- To an ECLSession object, to facilitate
migration of apps connecting to IBM Personal Communications™.
To an System object, to facilitate migration of apps connecting to Attachmate Extra!™ .
- To an RIBM object, to facilitate migration of apps connecting to Micro Focus Reflection™ .

Other features

bulletAdvanced Cut/Copy/Paste: Text, Spreadsheet (SYLK) and Bitmap formats.
bulletInternational Language Support: Quick3270 supports a large number of ANSI to EBCDIC translation tables
bulletLayout files: This enables to start several sessions (display and printer) with a single mouse click.
bulletPossibility to hide the menu items.
bulletPossibility to start the program with a configuration file on the command line
bulletPossibility to start the program from a WEB page URL like tn3270://hostname [:port]
bulletSupport of Micro Focus UFT, former HP QuickTest Professional (QTP).

Windows Version

bulletWindows Client patforms: Windows Windows 8, 8.1 and 10.
bulletWindows Server Platforms: 2012, 2016, 2019 and 2022.
bulletCitrix XenApp or Windows Terminal Server Clients.

Thai language support

bulletThai Host Code Page.
bulletThai compose mode option.
bulletThai space compensation option.
bulletThai cursor to move along Thai characters.
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