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  Companies, Services & Technology
  Micro Focus
  Pinebrook Consulting, Inc
  Software Agreement and Disclaimer
  Downloads and Links
  Current Server or Internet Access
  Internet Access Required
  Glossary of Terms
  Comments or Feedback
  Company Overview
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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Introduction

This document provides information about other companies and links to their web sites. SimoTime continues to work with and use the technologies provided by the following companies.

We have made a significant effort to ensure the documents and software technologies are correct and accurate. We reserve the right to make changes without notice at any time. The function delivered in this version is based upon the enhancement requests from a specific group of users. The intent is to provide changes as the need arises and in a timeframe that is dependent upon the availability of resources.

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The following is a quick reference list of companies that provide consulting services, programming services or products and technologies.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Inferdata

InferData Corporation is an advanced business and engineering information systems training and consulting company. Founded in 1993, InferData specializes in Object-Oriented technologies. InferData ensures your organization's sure-footed transition through customized training that equips developers and enhances their technical experience.

For more information refer to the Internet Home Page for InferData

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Micro Focus

Micro Focus continues to provide COBOL compilers and other tools for Windows and UNIX platforms. The COBOL product line is divided into three product areas.

The Mainframe Express (MFE) product provides a mainframe development platform that runs with Windows. MFE provides a COBOL compiler with support for the various mainframe dialects and the ability to run mainframe jobs using mainframe JCL. A mainframe Assembler, a CICS Emulator, an IMS Emulator and DB/2 support are provided as additional options. A Mainframe Access (MFA) component is also included for connectivity to the mainframe and easy downloading and uploading of source code. In addition, VSAM Data Sets may be quickly downloaded and reformatted with a simple point-and-click process. This is an excellent tool for maintaining, testing and/or debugging mainframe applications independent of the mainframe.

The Net Express product is COBOL oriented and provides a focus on the Windows running on intel machines. The Net Express product also provides support for developing Java front-ends and calling COBOL programs . Since COBOL has additional function not provided by Java this immediately gives Java programmers extended capability. For example, Java does not provide support for accessing Indexed files and COBOL does this quite well. With the capability provided by Net Express the Java programmer quickly has access to Indexed files with a simple call. With the latest version of Net Express it is now possible to have and internet front-end using Java Server Pages (JSP's) and Java programs accessing data and processes using COBOL programs. The COBOL programs may be procedural or object-oriented. The programs (this includes the JSP's, Java and COBOL) may be used on a Windows platform and/or ported to UNIX platforms.

The Server Express product is COBOL oriented and provides a focus on UNIX platforms such as AIX, Sun and HP. Server Express has a text-based user interface and provides similar function on UNIX platforms as Net Express provides on Windows or intel platforms.

For more information and practical examples of source code that may be downloaded refer to the Micro Focus Gateway . To access the Micro Focus Web site use the following URL: .

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Pinebrook Consulting, Inc

Pinebrook Consulting, established in 1982, provides Migration Services, architecture/design, and training to companies requiring robust, cost-effective solutions for their Technology environments. Our specialty is Legacy Migration and Extension using the Micro Focus and Fujitsu suite of products, but we also offer services around DBMS products like Oracle and SQL Server, and Middleware products like IBM's MQSeries.

Application development on intelligent workstations is an excellent strategy given the high cost of mainframe connectivity and the sophistication of today's development tools and environments such as Micro Focus Net Express, Mainframe Express, Fujitsu's NetCOBOL, NeoKicks, and various Data Base emulators. Our services provide the roadmap for the rapid development and extension of COBOL based applications and extending COBOL assets to your Service Oriented Architecture. The challenge lies in the proper implementation of these tools into your environment. Pinebrook provides the proven experience for the situations that will require creative solutions unique to your environment. Our specialists are experienced professionals with varied backgrounds.

For more information refer to their web site at .

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Summary

This document provides information about other companies and links to their web sites. This document may be used as a tutorial for new programmers or as a quick reference for experienced programmers.

In the world of programming there are many ways to solve a problem. This documentation and software were developed and tested on systems that are configured for a SIMOTIME environment based on the hardware, operating systems, user requirements and security requirements. Therefore, adjustments may be needed to execute the jobs and programs when transferred to a system of a different architecture or configuration.

SIMOTIME Services has experience in moving or sharing data or application processing across a variety of systems. For additional information about SIMOTIME Services or Technologies please contact us using the information in the  Contact or Feedback  section of this document.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Software Agreement and Disclaimer

Permission to use, copy, modify and distribute this software, documentation or training material for any purpose requires a fee to be paid to SimoTime Technologies. Once the fee is received by SimoTime the latest version of the software, documentation or training material will be delivered and a license will be granted for use within an enterprise, provided the SimoTime copyright notice appear on all copies of the software. The SimoTime name or Logo may not be used in any advertising or publicity pertaining to the use of the software without the written permission of SimoTime Technologies.

SimoTime Technologies makes no warranty or representations about the suitability of the software, documentation or learning material for any purpose. It is provided "AS IS" without any expressed or implied warranty, including the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose and non-infringement. SimoTime Technologies shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special or consequential damages resulting from the loss of use, data or projects, whether in an action of contract or tort, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of this software, documentation or training material.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Downloads and Links

This section includes links to documents with additional information that are beyond the scope and purpose of this document. The first group of documents may be available from a local system or via an internet connection, the second group of documents will require an internet connection.

Note: A SimoTime License is required for the items to be made available on a local system or server.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Current Server or Internet Access

The following links may be to the current server or to the Internet.

Note: The latest versions of the SimoTime Documents and Program Suites are available on the Internet and may be accessed using the Link to Internet icon. If a user has a SimoTime Enterprise License the Documents and Program Suites may be available on a local server and accessed using the Link to Server icon.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore An Enterprise System Model that describes and demonstrates how Applications that were running on a Mainframe System and non-relational data that was located on the Mainframe System were copied and deployed in a Microsoft Windows environment with Micro Focus Enterprise Server.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the COBOL Connection for more examples of COBOL programming techniques and sample code.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The ASCII and EBCDIC Translation Tables. These tables are provided for individuals that need to better understand the bit structures and differences of the encoding formats.

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore The File Status Return Codes that are used to interpret the results of accessing VSAM data sets and/or QSAM files.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Internet Access Required

The following links will require an internet connect.

A good place to start is The SimoTime Home Page for access to white papers, program examples and product information. This link requires an Internet Connection

Explore The Micro Focus Web Site for more information about products (including Micro Focus COBOL) and services available from Micro Focus. This link requires an Internet Connection.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Glossary of Terms

Link to Internet   Link to Server   Explore the Glossary of Terms for a list of terms and definitions used in this suite of documents and white papers.

Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Comments or Feedback

This document was created and is maintained by SimoTime Technologies. If you have any questions, suggestions, comments or feedback please use the following contact information.

1. Send an e-mail to our helpdesk.
2. Our telephone numbers are as follows.
2.1. 1 415 763-9430 office-helpdesk
2.2. 1 415 827-7045 mobile


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Table of Contents Previous Section Next Section Company Overview

SimoTime Technologies was founded in 1987 and is a privately owned company. We specialize in the creation and deployment of business applications using new or existing technologies and services. We have a team of individuals that understand the broad range of technologies being used in today's environments. Our customers include small businesses using Internet technologies to corporations using very large mainframe systems.

Quite often, to reach larger markets or provide a higher level of service to existing customers it requires the newer Internet technologies to work in a complementary manner with existing corporate mainframe systems. We specialize in preparing applications and the associated data that are currently residing on a single platform to be distributed across a variety of platforms.

Preparing the application programs will require the transfer of source members that will be compiled and deployed on the target platform. The data will need to be transferred between the systems and may need to be converted and validated at various stages within the process. SimoTime has the technology, services and experience to assist in the application and data management tasks involved with doing business in a multi-system environment.

Whether you want to use the Internet to expand into new market segments or as a delivery vehicle for existing business functions simply give us a call or check the web site at

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