Up until now, businesses that still relied on legacy 5250 programs needed to use terminal emulation software or poorly-conceived screen-scraping apps. We believe 5250 terminal emulation should be as responsive and easy to use as any Valence app.
That’s why we developed 5250 emulation software that communicates directly with the IBM i host, providing a native 5250 experience in the browser—no separate terminal emulator to log into, and no software to install and maintain on individual computers.
Fusion5250 is the only emulator that runs IBM 5250 terminal programs natively in a browser, directly within the Valence Portal. Any legacy green screen program works in Fusion5250—no additional fat client, skinny client, screen-scraping, source code or recompiling required. Fusion5250 simply works—and works fast—as a standard feature of Valence 5.2+.
Use Fusion5250 to run all your legacy 5250 apps side by side with your modern apps, using a single sign-on and launching all apps from the Valence Portal. Update your legacy apps to modern Valence apps within the same workspace. Give users their choice of any standard browser.
VVFUSIOND, the Daemon Job
VVFUSIONP, the Proxy Job
There are other 5250 emulators on the market, including browser-based options, but none offers the simplicity, flexibility and performance of Fusion5250. We created a decoder that reads the 5250 data stream directly from the IBM i and translates the raw code into JSON format. This allows the Valence user interface to render your legacy programs in the browser, exactly as they would appear on a 5250 terminal. Direct two-way websocket communications with the server ensure exceptional performance, especially compared to screen-scraping green screen emulators.
Launched Directly into WRKACTJOB by CPU%
Example of Editing a Fusion5250 Macro
Specifying a Launch Macro on a Fusion5250 App Record
Valence Portal with Both Modern and 5250 Apps