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Computer Science Program

Project ID: 156
Author: James Keith Leeper
Project Title: VT320 Terminal Emulator
Semester: Summer 1999
Committe Chair: Dr. R. Stephen Dannelly
Committee Member 1: Dr. Mario Guimaraes
Committee Member 2: Dr. David R. Thomas
Project Description: This project is the design and implementation of a terminal emulator using Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) VT320 protocol. Communication between the client and host computers is either through direct serial connection or through modem dialup. The emulator software running on the client parses data coming from the hose, separating VT320 control functions form characters to be displayed, and acts on the control functions accordingly. It maps the VT320 keyboard onto the client keyboard and features a popup window that shows the location of special VT320 keys. Binary and text file uploading and downloading between host and client is intgrated in the emulator. A scripting language allows automation of dialup and login procedures. In addintion to general help screens, VAX application-specific help screens are available.
Project URL:   156.pdf
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