Host or Remote Initiated Transfers
Supports both dialing from the mainframe and auto-answer of
calls from remotes.
Universal-Link supports a variety of communications protocols including
BSC/3780, SNA (LU1/3770 and LU6.2), TCP/IP and Async.
With this option, transmission data for an
unlimited number of remotes is added to and extracted from a VSAM data bank
on a 24-hour basis, without requiring down time for file reorganization.
Multiple Lines As a multitasking system, Universal-Link can manage more
than 200 leased or switched lines concurrently with a minimum use of system
Scheduled File Transfers
Transfers may be initiated
immediately ordeferred until a user-specified time window.
Unattended Operation Autodial, autoanswer, and scheduled transfer features allow
completely unattended operation at the host and remote sites.
In addition to user ID and password verification, Universal-Link ensures
security through mainframe control of all sessions and interface
compatibility with third-party security systems including RACF, ACF2,
and Top Secret.
Error Recovery/Restart Extensive facilities
ensure that Universal-Link recovers from data transmission errors.
BroadcastingUniversal-Link can send the same set of data to multiple
remotes without requiring duplication of input data.
Transparent Transmissions Universal-Link supports transparent transmissions of
binary data for purposes suchas program distribution to multiple remotes.
Automatic EBCDIC/ASCII Translation
translates between EBCDIC and ASCII codes so that no other utility is
required for communications between the mainframe and PCs.
to 4,096 CharactersInbound and outbound records can be as large as
4,096 bytes, including transparent and compressed data.
Transmission Control and Auditing
Universal-Link provides a full range of reports and
monitoring facilities to let you control and track transmission activity.
System administrators can define events under which
Universal-Link should pass control to another program, such as a security
product. Universal-Link can resume processing after the other program
completes its appointed task.
MVS and VSE Release Independence
Universal-Link will work with any version of MVS or VSE.