U-haul Moves Itself and Saves with Web to Host Solution

Houston, TX (PRWEB) October 8, 2005

On the side of every U-Haul truck or trailer, the motto ‘Moving made easier’ clearly states the benefits of using U-Haul products and services. The same could be said in the case of the move U-Haul made from NetManage and other terminal emulators to Zephyr’s PASSPORT WEB TO HOST. U-Haul employed its ‘can-do’ spirit to replace the aging desktop terminal emulators with Zephyr’s web to host terminal emulation, resulting in a considerable saving of resources.

U-Haul is the nation’s leading do-it-yourself-moving company with a network of more than 15,000 locations in all 50 United States and 10 Canadian provinces. The 60-year old industry giant has the largest rental fleet in the world, with more than 93,500 trucks and 85,000 trailers. U-Haul has also been a leader in the storage industry since 1974, with more than 340,000 rooms, more than 33 million square feet of storage space and more than 1,000 storage facilities throughout North America.

There were a number of benefits U-Haul sought to gain in the transition to PASSPORT WEB TO HOST, including:

Migration to a 32-bit terminal emulation suite to access CA Visual Express application

Less CPU utilization on the desktop

Migration to a browser-base emulator, making it easier to deploy to each workstation in the corporate office

Resolution of an outstanding 3270 host printing issue

Replacement of three emulation programs with a single solution

Use of a centralized emulator for IBM mainframe, UNIX and AS/400 access, which would ease PC support and simplify the troubleshooting of connectivity problems

U-Haul chose PASSPORT WEB TO HOST over a number of other solutions because:

The software featured a simple server installation (easy installed on a Microsoft Windows 2003 Server running IIS)

They were able to get their end users up and running in seconds

Found that PASSPORT contained all of the functionality they required, and was written in a straightforward way so that users can customize the emulator without any prior training

The solution was designed specifically for IP communication

Efficient use of the desktop’s CPU, which could be free resources for other applications


PASSPORT WEB TO HOST is a browser-based terminal emulation suite that can be deployed from a centralized web server, including Apache/Tomcat, BEA Weblogic, IBM WebSphere Application Server or Microsoft IIS. Designed for Internet Explorer and Microsoft Windows, the application offers TN3270E, TN5250E, VT220, SCO ANSI, Wyse 60 and FTP clients for access to IBM mainframe, AS/400 and UNIX host applications. Offering 3 application programming interfaces, the package can be used for client-based host integration that requires screen-scraping of host applications.

Download a trial copy of the PASSPORT WEB TO HOST application:


For more information on U-Haul International, Inc and its services, visit http://www.uhaul.com.

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