Digital Equipment Corp. (DEC) was one of the largest manufacturers of Mainframe computers in the world particularly during the 1970's and 80's when it competed against industry giant IBM with some success. The operating systems that ran on DEC mainframes were predominantly UNIX or DEC's proprietary offering, VMS.

Given its prominent market position, DEC's VT series of terminals have become very widely supported and imitated. The VT100 terminal in particular, became something of a standard, partly due to its implementation of an ANSI standard (ANSI X3.64) designed to standardize the sequences used to control functions and text output options, otherwise known as escape codes. It also had a very distinct, unique form.

What Turbosoft offers for DEC terminal emulation

Turbosoft offers support for a number of DEC terminals, delivering the quality and accuracy from the VT52 through to the VT100/101/102, the more advanced VT220, VT320, VT340 and finally the VT420. The VT series remains a popular choice amongst users of terminal emulation software and our implementations have been thoroughly tested over the years. You can rely on high quality, accurate VT emulations from Turbosoft products.

At Turbosoft, our goal is not just to emulate the functionality of the original hardware terminal, but to enhance it. Powerful automation and scripting tools speed up workflows and minimize repetitive tasks, while our hotspot functionality delivers point and click functionality within the terminal environment, reducing the need to type out complex commands.

TTWin 4, TTerm Connect and TTWinCE support the full range of VT series emulations listed above. That is:

  • VT52/VT100/101/102
  • VT220
  • VT320
  • VT340
  • VT420

Our terminal emulators deliver the precision and performance you need to gain maximum usage out of your host system, extending its capabilities without compromising its core capabilities. With a range of products to suit all devices including web-based solutions for thin clients and remote access, the Turbosoft family of terminal emulation software offers flexible solutions for organizations of every size looking to emulate the VT100, VT220 and VT320 terminals.

All DEC VT series terminals are supported in Turbosofts terminal emulator TTerm for iPad®.

Download a free trial of our desktop or server-based software below or visit the App Store to download TTerm for iPad®. Want to learn more? Contact the Turbosoft team via our enquiry form and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

For Windows® Systems
 TTWin

For Windows CE® and Windows Mobile® Systems
 TTWinCE

For Linux® Systems
 TTerm For Linux

For iPad®
 TTerm, TTerm Plus, TTerm Pro

Web to Host Terminal Emulation
 TTerm Connect