Your Way to the Web
In order for your business to succeed and stay competitive in
today's global markets, you need to provide your clients with
information they can access anywhere. That's why your
applications need to be able to run on the Internet.
That's where iNomads
comes in. iNomads is
a product that quickly and easily transforms your current
application into a true Internet application using
iNomads isn't a
virtual terminal or a thin client. Instead, it allows you to run
your graphical application on the web on any browser, on any
computer, including tablets and smart phones. iNomads gives you the
power to take your application to the next level, whether it's
selling your product directly to your clients for use on their
own in-house systems, taking advantage of a Cloud-based
infrastructure or setting up an ASP model and selling access to
your application over the Internet to any PC anywhere.
More choices mean more opportunities to grow your business.
What are the advantages of using iNomads?
No software to install
The most important advantage is that iNomads requires no
special software to be loaded on the workstation. Virtually
can be used. With no software download or installation
requirements, Nomads based applications can run from
virtually anywhere and on any web compatible device. This
allows end-users to access and run their application from an
Internet Café, at a client's site, at a hotel or business
conference center, even on mobile devices such as Apple,
Android and BlackBerry smart phones and tablets.
Using the latest Ajax technologies, iNomads extends
standard graphical functionality to provide a better, faster
on line experience. It even automatically downloads controls
that that maintain large data sets. It's also able to reduce
transmissions between the server and the browser, making iNomads, in many
cases, faster than Nomads applications.
is a true browser-based solution, your application can be
easily customized through the use of templates and Cascading
Style Sheets (CSS). These allow you not only to wrap your
application within web pages but also to independently
control the look and feel of many of the controls.
Using HTTP and Ajax connections requires no additional
ports on the server. This means that as long as the
workstation can access the Internet (or Intranet for in-house
applications will always function. This includes the ability
to work through firewalls and even Proxy servers.
Designed for Mobility
utilizes browser technology, there is no need for a constant
connection between the browser and the server. iNomads even has the
ability to restore any screen at any time with no loss of
data. This allows users to terminate their browser session
and re-establish the session at a later time, restoring the
screen to its previous state.
iNomads at a
- Browser Based solution
No download or install required by end-user. Provides
access over the web from any industry standard browser:
IE, Firefox, Safari or Chrome
- Remote Connections
No need for a constant connection between the browser and
the server and built in reconnect logic when needed
Can co-exist with Web based solutions you may currently
have to allow you to do business when and how you need to
- Mobile Solution
Use any portable device with full browser support
- Industry Standard
Native browser functionality is employed to render &
- Dynamic Design
Allows full use of CSS and other HTML5 design
capabilities to suit corporate needs and image.
- Application Compatibility
Supports existing Nomads and other graphical
iNomads can be
licensed as a Add-on product or purchased seperately as part of
the WayFarer™ product line.
your Nomads panels or graphical applications and converts them to
AJAX-based interface to your application. This conversion is done
dynamically at run time by the iNomads
In order to render the graphical screens, each control is
emulated through host-side objects that provide functionality
consistent with normal PxPlus controls. When running under iNomads, core application
code that references graphical controls are handled by these host
side objects. These objects are responsible for the generation
iNomads itself is
not a web server. Instead, it uses a web server as an
intermediary between your application and the end-user browser. iNomads works currently
with either the PxPlus EZWeb server, IIS, or the industry
standard Apache HTTP server.
When the web server receives a request for an iNomads transaction, it
will launch a background process on the host server. The process
is assigned a session ID that is used to uniquely identify the
process on the server. The process then runs iNomads, which will
present your screens as HTML web pages. These web pages are then
sent back to the web server for subsequent delivery to the
workstation. From there, the background process stays active
waiting for subsequent input from the workstation.
Templates Visual Rendering
An end-user will see the same basic panel and control layout
as they would normally see when running the graphical
application. The only difference is the screens are running
within a browser.
While the Nomads panel library or application control the
actual layout of the panel controls, the rendering of the panel
can be tailored by using one of our Templates. Our easy to use
menu-based configuration utilities allow the developer to
externally control visual aspects like font, colors, size, and
images along with the ability to wrap the panel within an
external HTML-based layout. This allows the same panel to be
rendered differently based on the user or application.