Download QWS3270

Connect quickly and easily to your IBM mainframe host utilizing TCP/IP over LAN as well as dial-up connections. It’s elegant and easy-to-use graphical interface — including configurable toolbars, user defined as well as built-in hot-spots, copy/paste/append capabilities, etc. — makes working on the host a pleasure. All this and more at a fraction of the cost of “big name”, slow-loading 3270 emulation products.
Emulation Features
  • 3278 and 3279 terminal types model 2, 3, 4, 5 and IBM_DYNAMIC
  • 3279 extended attributes including blinking fields
  • Colour selection for 3270 field types
  • Copy, Cut and Paste
  • Emulates IBM Light Pen
  • Extended data stream including 3279 colours (Write Structured Fields)
  • Flexible keyboard re-mapping
  • HLLAPI support. QWS3270 is now considered to be “Windows HLLAPI Compliant”.
  • IND$FILE file transfer support including structured fields
  • Multi-national code page support
  • Screen Prints to printer or files
  • TN3270 Enhancements (TN3270E) support as defined in RFC 2355
  • Type Ahead Buffer support allows keyboard input while waiting for the host to process the last attention key.
  • User selectable fonts
  • Supports display of the APL character set
  • Enhanced Status Bar processing to provide a visual notification when attempting to type in protected (xPROT) or numeric (xNUM) fields. Simply press the “Reset” key to clear the notification and allow further keyboard input
  • Support has been added for the contention resolution feature as per Internet Draft TN3270E Functional Extensions from October 2001. As of this moment the file may be found at www.ietf.org/proceedings/99mar/I-D/draft-ietf-tn3270e-extensions-00.txt.
  • Support for host graphics. The following types of graphics are supported: Vector and Programmed Symbols. Vector graphics are computer graphics in which display images are generated from display commands and coordinate data. Raster Graphics are displayed with Programmed Symbols, which are downloaded to your workstation

QWS3287 Printer:

  • Separate application to allow connection as IBM-3287-1 printer
  • Includes support for LU1 and LU3 protocols
  • Full compliance with RFC 1646 and RFC 2355
  • Send LU3 output directly to print driver. Useful when data contains embedded printer command sequences.
  • Page formatting options.
    • Select the number of rows and columns to be printed per page.
    • Ability to specify page margins on a printed report. This will enhance the ability to print on pre-printed forms.
  • Ability to specify the font size and style used for printing.
  • Printer selection by session. Allows automatic printing to a printer that is not the default system printer.
  • Toolbar support to simplify access to commonly used menu commands.
  • Command line parameters to allow an existing session to be specified on the program shortcut.

Host Connections supported:

  • Interlink SNS/TCP
  • Cisco TN3270 Server for CIP
  • NetWare for SAA
  • Microsoft SNA Server
  • IBM Communications Server for NT, OS/2, and OS/390
New Features

New Features in version 5.1

Default SSL/TLS Options (Secure only)

QWS3270 was defaulting to force secure connections to use SSL3 for the connection. However, this fails when using TLS. In 5.1 default option is Any (Auto Select).

Word Processing

QWS3270 now supports word-wrapping on spaces


New function “Show DLL-s” was added to About dialog box.

Session Parameters

New options have been added to session parameters: disable Connect and Disconnect buttons and menu items

Automation for 64-bit Applications

64-bit versions of “whllapi.dll” (direct HLLAPI calls) and “COM Automation DLL” have been created and added to the installation packages.

QWS3270 Launchers Enhancements

Addressed compatibility issues for some Automation applications. Several things have been added to alleviate this:

  • Introduced start mode parameter “-mode=secure” to launch QWS3270 Secure app from Automation.
  • Introduced stub-applications QWS3270s.EXE and QWS3270p.EXE (launchers).
  • Forward Window Resizing activity from launcher window to main QWS3270 window.

Other Fixes

  • Fixed issue with changing font type and size.
  • Excel/VBA – fixed Error trying to change QWS3270 system parametersAddressed compatibility issues for session files – this is “None” and “-None-“ issue
  • Addressed issue with HLLAPI memory structure.
  • Installing JollyGiant Fonts into default Windows directory


  • Updated MSI signer to add name of MSI to show in UAC dialog.
  • Installation on 64-bit and 32-bit machines from one MSI
Windows Features
  • Choose between blinking and non-blinking cursors. A Crosshair option to visually assist with text alignment is also available.
  • Clipboard Support for the common copy, cut and paste functions. It also provides an APPEND function where data can be appended to data already in the clipboard. A PRINT function allows the clipboard data to be sent to the Windows printer
  • Cursor customization including underline, block and vertical bar. A different shape can be displayed when in insert mode.
  • Dynamic Data Exchange Support to allow other Windows applications to send data to the 3270 session and receive data from the 3270 session.
  • Enhanced Key Functions such as Delete Word, Error Correcting Backspace, Tab to Next Word, Tab to Previous Word
  • Entry Assist provides functions that make it easier to enter and edit text material. It includes margins, tabs and an audible end of line signal. Each of these functions acts just like the corresponding functions on a typewriter. Entry Assist includes a word wrap facility, which allows you to type without having to use the New Line key. Word Wrap automatically does a New Line function for you when you need a new line. Word wrap picks up any partially typed word and places it on the next line.
  • Extended Mouse support including cursor select function.
  • Null to Blank Processing support translates all null characters to blanks before the screen data is sent to the host.
  • Record and playback keystrokes. Repetitive typing tasks can now be automated.
  • Convert pre-recorded Keystroke files to Script file format.
  • Row and Column indicator for the cursor
  • Screen Sizing allows the dynamic re-sizing of the window. When you drag the window border to change the window size, the application attempts to find the best font size that matches the window size selected
  • Scripting support allows frequently used key sequences or functions to be written as a script. This script can be executed from the menu or the script can be assigned to a key using the keyboard re-mapping dialog.
  • Sessions can be configured and saved for future use.
  • Status bar integrated into bottom window border.
  • Toolbar support for frequently used functions. Enhanced, fully customizable toolbars.
  • Transparent Printing: The application includes support for the transparent write feature. This is most commonly referred to as TPRINT.
  • Type Ahead Buffer support allows keyboard input while waiting for the host to process the last attention key.
  • User selectable fonts including scalable fonts.
  • WWW Browser helper application support for browsers including Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.
  • Ability to disable the startup splash screen.
  • Ability to start another QWS3270 session from an existing session.
  • JGS Update Utility provides an easy way to obtain the latest version of the QWS3270 software using your Internet connection.
Operating Systems Supported
Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2016 Datacenter. The application will run on both 32 bit and 64 bit systems.
Minimum System Requirements
Windows Sockets version 2 or higher, TCP/IP connection to an IBM host, At least 8MB of disk space, IBM Compatible 486Mhz or higher
Maintenance Plan
Every purchase of QWS3270 comes with one year of maintenance at no additional charge.

This plan allows you to receive all product upgrades (new releases) and updates, unlimited telephone support from our knowledgeable support engineers, free email support and unlimited access to our online support pages for 12 months. The plan can be renewed at the end of the 12-month period.

Multi-User Licenses
Multi-user licenses (greater than 49 copies) and extended maintenance contracts are also available. Contact us at 1-877-776-4657 or at sales@jollygiant.com for more information.
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