NewTEL95 is a TELNET terminal emulator for the Nokia Communicator 9300/9500. The terminal engine and user interface are based on the successful newTELnet9200 product.
NewTEL95 is widely used by systems and network managers to access their equipment remotely, and for this reason it also includes a PING and TraceRoute engine. The user can test the network connectivity and performance using the same application that he later uses to log into the host. The TELNET connection is made via the TCP/IP stack built into the mobile telephone and can transmit via a GPRS, or WLAN connection.
NewTEL95 users are often responsible for large networks and systems and need extra tools to help them manage their networks. The PING function in newTEL95 gives the user a analysis of the response time to a specific host in the network. If he needs more information about the path times and route, he can select the TraceRoute mode. NewTEL95 will then display all the hosts in the path to the selected host, if possible with their translated name and the response times to them. It will continue measuring this path providing the user with a real result on which to base networking decisions on. The analysis display will focus attention on any response times that are at variance to the average by showing them in special colours.
One of the most important design considerations was ease of use, for this reason the buttons can be configured by the user to allow easy entry of standard texts, or even program functions. Any one of 2 sets of buttons can be selected for these functions. A standard text, or escape sequence is entered in a very simple form, during which any control character can also be easily entered. The user can therefore configure the complete screen for his optimal data entry environment.
NewTEL95 stores the last remote internet addresses connected to, to help the user easily select different hosts without having to enter their addresses for each connection. They can simply selected directly out of the list.
The communicator screen is smaller than its terminal counterpart. This typically results in the user having to scroll backwards and forwards to see the complete screen. Normal scrollbars can be used for this. Just drag the contents of the screen by pressing the "Chr" key, and the direction block. The scrollbars can even be completely removed from the screen leaving a larger terminal area than before.
Another feature which can ease data entry is the "follow" cursor function. When this is selected the program will automatically scroll to follow the cursor. Depending on the program running on the host, this can be an advantage or not. For this reason, this function is normally placed on one of the buttons for easy access.
NewTEL95 supports all standard ANSI, VT2xx, VT100, VT52, TVI950, WSYE 60 and ADM3A escape sequences. Many important codepages are directly selectable, these include IBM1252, ISO8859, UTF8, etc. All data can be traced into a logfile to help diagnose any communication problems.
NewTEL95 can be downloaded and tested without registering. It is fully functional, but will remind the user at regular intervals that he should register. After 30 days it will expire and will not allow any more connections to be made. Languages: English, German.