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  • June 9, 2013

Pharmacy Terminal Application on the NetBeans Platform

Geertjan Wielenga
Product Manager

Speaking of terminal emulators, which I did yesterday, here's another terminal application on top of the NetBeans Platform, one that's been in production for several years, by and for Thrifty White Pharmacy. It is named JTerm. 

After Windows 7 came out, the company needed a Telnet/Terminal emulator that would replace the existing emulators that only worked up to Windows XP. Their main pharmacy application is written in COBOL and requires a Console/Terminal emulator to access it.

Instead of the NetBeans Terminal library, which was used in the blog entry yesterday, the open source JTA - Telnet/SSH library is used in a wrapper library in JTerm. Here's a screenshot of JTerm:

JTerm allows the user to open a new session via an XML file to connect to any of the company's pharmacy servers across their WAN.
It has print functionality, with a wizard to allow users to create new XML session files.

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