WHAT IS NEW IN BZAS 5.3 RELEASE?

August 30, 2012

Introduction

The following items summarize the significant changes and updates for BlueZone Access Server Version 5.3:

  • BlueZone Access Server Version 5.3 can run on Microsoft Windows 2008 Server (R2), Windows 7, and Windows Vista 64-bit machine (running as 32-bit process).

  • ActiveX Clients run best in Internet Explorer 9.

More Information

The following updates have been to the Host Access Manager:

  1. A Print Profile option has been added to the right-click menu in the Session, User, and Group nodes.

  2. You can configure a printer session to never timeout. In the General tab of the User or Group Properties window, enter 9999 in the Default Inactive user timeout Printer field.

  3. In the Configured session and Single session nodes, you can select multiple sessions using the Ctrl or Shift key. The select sessions can then be deleted at the same time.

  • The BlueZone Access Server Administrator can set the Char per Inch, Char per Page, Line per Inch, and Line per Page Properties of the printer sessions for all users by editing the HTML Page (axp400.htm or axp3270.htm). If the Administrator sets these properties, the users cannot change the properties locally through the ActiveX Printer Properties window. These settings will be ignored.

  • When the BlueZone Access Server HTML emulator is viewed on a Mac computer, the screen characters now use a Mac-specific, fixed-width font.

  • To keep a Printer session connected between the HostFront Server and the host, the HostFront Server for Mainframe can send an NOP polling instruction periodically to the Host.

To enable this polling, add the string EnablePrintAlive and set it to 1 (0 will disable it) and the string KeepPrintAliveTime and set the polling interval, (for example, setting 5 indicates 5 minutes) in the registry under the following key:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\SEAGULL\BlueZone Access Server\BlueZone 3270\Server]

  • In the Reset Password window, the administrator can force the user to change their password at the next log in.

  • The ActiveX File Transfer (FTP) supports site commands.

  • You can use the ALT+HOME keys to Show/Hide Ruler. The default key is Shift+Home.

The following updates have been made to the Arabic version of BlueZone Access Server:

  • When flipping the screen, the Number will be changed to Latin/Arabic.

  • The Function keys (PFxx) will be set as HotSpot when the screen is flipped.

  • The maximum size for the Farabi Multi font has been increased to 20. When Internet Explorer is resized, or the font is increased or decreased, the appropriate font size will be selected.

  • To position the ActiveX Display in the center of the Internet Explorer window, use the new ActiveX Display “CenterInIE” property. Add the following parameter in the HTM page (such as axd3270.htm):
    The property is case sensitive.

To use this feature, ensure that the View resize to fit and Font resize to fit check boxes are selected in the Appearance tab in the ActiveX Display window. These two options are selected by default.

  • The Pad editor HFBZPadedit.msi can be downloaded from the HFDownload page: http://[BZASServer]/bzcs/HFDownload.htm

  • APPC File Transfer for AS400 (5250) is no longer supported.

The information in this article applies to all listed Servers including Demo and Setup versions:

– BlueZone Access Server Ver. 5.3