Shoppers Drug Mart Chooses Stay-Linked

From “TUSTIN, Calif., May 10, 2007 – Stay-Linked Corporation, the leader in host-based, thin-client wireless terminal emulation and session management, today announced that Shoppers Drug Mart, Canada’s largest retail drug store group, has selected Stay-Linked software to enable wireless real-time data collection and access to its host-based applications. Shoppers Drug Mart is deploying the Stay-Linked solution to support and manage wireless terminal users throughout its nationwide network.

Stay-Linked provides centralized, secure, high-performance access to 5250/3270, VT100/220 and SSHv2 host-based screen applications, with support for a wide range of wireless terminal devices that includes Symbol/Motorola, Intermec, LXE, PSC, HHP, AML and Psion-Teklogix. Due to its thin-client design, Stay-Linked is also an ideal solution for providing real-time access to host applications for mobile workers outside the four walls utilizing wide-area or cellular broadband internet connectivity.

With Stay-Linked, all terminal emulation and client device/session control runs natively on the same host system as the Telnet or SSH server; only a thin-client software component resides on each terminal device, as opposed to the legacy, fat-client model, where the user’s session runs on the device itself.

Stay-Linked uniquely allows centralized help-desk support staff to view, control and interact with host-based terminal user sessions in real time – even if the user’s device can no longer access the host system, or is disabled. Session persistence is accomplished by leveraging the reliability of the host system to preserve Stay-Linked user sessions when disruptions in host access or device-side issues occur; no intermediary gateway PC servers or complicated reconnect/proxy processes are required. As soon as host access is restored, users are automatically returned to their original host-based screen session – the exact same screen and cursor location.

More information is available from Stay-Linked Corporation, 15991 Red Hill Ave., Suite 210, Tustin, Calif., 92780; telephone 714-918-7700; fax 714-918-7727; e-mail; or on the Web at

About Stay-Linked Corporation

Stay-Linked Corporation has been in business since 1991 and is primarily focused on developing, selling and supporting software technology and professional services solutions for inventory control, warehouse management, manufacturing, distribution and retail application environments on the IBM AS/400-iSeries and other highly reliable host-computing platforms. Introduced in 2003, the company’s flagship software product, Stay-Linked was the Product of the Year for the PC/Windows Connectivity category

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