Last year something amazing happened. For the first time smart phones and tablets out shipped traditional desktop PCs.
One of Turbosoft's most popular products is TTWinCE. A native terminal emulator for Windows CE and Windows Mobile-powered hand-held devices such as portable barcode scanners and mobile phones as well as for embedded devices used in industrial equipment, POS terminals and thin clients amongst others, TTWinCE delivers a robust terminal emulation experience across this device class.
Unfortunately, Microsoft's naming conventions for this family of operating systems can be somewhat confusing. Read on as we look at terminal emulation for Pocket PC, Windows Compact Embedded, Windows Mobile and the Windows Handheld Embedded family of operating systems.
As a software developer with more than twenty years experience specializing in terminal emulation software we've seen many competitors come and go. Freeware, shareware and open source terminal emulators have existed alongside commercial alternatives almost since the first terminal emulator was developed. While there are situations where they are perfectly suitable for a users needs, for those using terminal emulation in a commercial environment, they aren't a real option. Here's why.
One of the features of our flagship Windows Terminal emulator TTWin 4 is the wide range of terminal coverage that it offers. With more than 80 different terminals from a variety of manufacturers supported, we believe it's the most comprehensive package available. In our many years of producing terminal emulation software we've discovered the some terminals are, of course, more widely used than others and that certain terminals have become strongly associated with particular industries.