HostBridge Technology


HostBridge® announces 3270 emulation elimination with WIRE

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Michael O’Neill
HostBridge Technology
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WIRE, the Web Interface Rules Engine delivers web interfaces for CICS® in multiple modes at lower cost

STILLWATER, Okla., April 30, 2010 – HostBridge® Technology, provider of integration software for CICS® and System z, announces WIRE, the Web Interface Rules Engine, for HostBridge v6. With WIRE, organizations can provide all their users – customers, partners, and employees – with full-featured GUI access to the mainframe. Organizations use WIRE to modernize the mainframe, replace 3270 terminal emulation products, and eliminate the associated expense of seat-based licensing, maintenance, and technical support.

WIRE, a .NET-based facility, allows organizations to rapidly deploy web interfaces for CICS applications and mainframe data in three presentation modes for different user groups – from veteran terminal operators to the Web 2.0 generation of customers.

WIRE is the rapid web-enablement complement to HostBridge mainframe integration software. HostBridge makes CICS applications integration-ready by converting CICS data to XML documents and re-orchestrating complex transaction sequences into single automated web services. WIRE extends these capabilities, consuming HostBridge XML/web services and modernizing mainframe output.

WIRE features a full suite of object-oriented .NET components. Within the WIRE IDE, developers can configure WIRE’s data dictionary and XSLT templates, and rapidly design, develop, debug, and deploy flexible, feature-rich, mainframe-based web applications.

WIRE Architecture

Enterprises that appreciate efficiency, economy, and elegance will appreciate these WIRE benefits:

About HostBridge Technology
HostBridge Technology provides integration software for enterprises that rely on IBM System z mainframe systems and applications. Our patented products deliver mainframe data and business logic as XML/web services, enabling organizations to extend mainframe access to many new users, modernize legacy applications with feature-rich web interfaces, automate complex CICS transaction processes, and integrate mainframe data and business logic with virtually any other information system or architecture. Founded in 2000, HostBridge Technology has built a reputation for solving the hardest integration problems and counts many of the largest companies in the world as loyal customers. For more information, visit

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