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.

Turbosoft DEC Terminal Emulators

The VT series remains a popular choice amongst users of terminal emulation software. This means that Turbosoft’s implementations, including our popular VT100 terminal emulation, have been thoroughly tested over the years.

You can rely on high quality, accurate VT emulations from Turbosoft products, allowing you to access legacy systems via modern workstations. Not only does this software emulate the original terminal functions, it also enhances those terminals, allowing your team to work in a familiar way that significantly improves user experience.

What Turbosoft Offers for DEC Terminal Emulation

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.

Turbosoft's terminal emulator for Windows offers support for a number of DEC terminals, delivering quality and accuracy. From the VT52 through to the VT100 emulator series (including the VT101 and VT102) through to the more advanced terminal VT220, the VT320 terminal, the VT340 terminal and finally the VT420 terminal.

Enhance Your DEC Terminal Operations

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.

A Full Suite of DEC VT Terminal Emulators

With a range of products to suit all devices including web-based solutions for thin clients and remote access, the Turbosoft family of DEC terminal emulation software offers flexible solutions for organizations of every size looking for VT100 emulators, VT220 emulators, VT320 emulators and VT420 emulators. TTWin 4, TTerm Connect and TTWinCE support the full range of VT series emulations, including:

  • DEC VT52/VT100/101/102 terminal emulator
  • DEC VT220 terminal emulator
  • DEC VT320 terminal emulator
  • DEC VT340 terminal emulator
  • DEC VT420 terminal emulator

Flexible DEC VT Terminal Emulators

All DEC VT series terminals, including VT220 terminal emulation, are supported in Turbosoft’s web based terminal emulator TTerm Connect. This allows your team to access your mainframe and legacy systems from anywhere on any device, adding flexibility, and productivity in the new remote working world.

Download a Free Trial Today

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 Turbosoft and we’ll be happy to answer your questions.

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