OmniTerm Thin Client


OmniTerm Thin Client

OmniTerm: the Smart Choice in Thin Clients.

Omniterm 750t Ethernet Terminal
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
Omniterm 750t

The OmniTerm family of Ethernet Terminals and Thin Clients combines all of the benefits of a dedicated SNA terminal with industry-standard network connectivity and capability. Now MIS managers and Network Supervisors can give their users access to traditional IBM hosts (AS/400, S/390, S/9000), UNIX hosts, Microsoft hosts, email and more-- all from a single Ethernet workstation. And because the OmniTerm family employs solid-state technology, this connectivity is achieved without the complexity and expense associated with traditional PC-based solutions.

Decision Data has drawn on its extensive IBM Midrange (AS/400) and Mainframe (S/390, S/9000) knowledge and incorporated it into the OmniTerm family of thin clients.

    The OmniTerm/750t is a text-only Ethernet terminal that includes support for TN5250E, TN3270E, VT100/220/320, email and host printing. This unit is not upgradeable to any of the other OmniTerm models.

    The OmniTerm/800ex is a text-based Ethernet terminal that includes all of the OmniTerm/700t functionality as described above, but is field-upgradeable to the OmniTerm/850gx graphical Thin Client.

    The OmniTerm/850gx is a true Graphical Thin Client that supports Netscape Communicator, ICA, RDP, Java and Java Virtual Machine, as well as all of the OmniTerm/700t functionality described above. The OmniTerm/850gx is the smart choice when it comes to thin clients. It delivers access to AS/400, Mainframe, UNIX, ICA, RDP, Internet and intranet applications at an affordable price. Whenever investment protection and cost of ownership are key decision criteria, the OmniTerm/850gx is clearly the thin client of choice.

The OmniTerm desktop family, the smart choice:
  • Integrated 10/100 MB Ethernet connection.
  • SVGA compatible video support.
  • Parallel printer port for local & host printing.
  • PS2 Mouse port.
  • Solid state, no moving parts or fans.
  • Netscape Communicator & Email support.
  • TN5250E & TN3270E client for IBM host access.
  • VT100/220/320 for DEC & UNIX access.
  • ICA & RDP for Server-based application access.
  • USB & Serial ports for future applications.
Connect to any host or data repository
  • TN5250E for IBM AS/400 access
  • TN3270E for IBM S/390, ES/9000 access
  • Netscape Communicator for e-mail, Internet and intranet access
  • Java & Java Virtual Machine
  • ICA for access to Citrix Server applications
  • RDP for access to Windows Terminal Server applications
  • VT100/220/320 for ASCII/ Unix host access
Solid-state design without any moving parts
  • No floppy drive for data security
  • No hard drive  no viruses, no crashes
  • No fans, no moving parts extends product life
Boots from its own flash memory
  • No boot server required - less network dependency
  • No network overhead for the boot process
  • Quick boot process means greater productivity
Fully upgradeable and updateable
  • Update and upgrade electronically
    • OmniTerm/700t can be updated to latest code
    • OmniTerm/800ex can be updated to latest code
    • OmniTerm/800ex is electronically field-upgradeable to the OmniTerm/850gx
Incorporates Industry-standard Components
  • Industry-standard 10/100 Ethernet connection
  • Eliminates proprietary wiring infrastructure
  • Configuration choices - locally or server-based
Controllable Cost of Ownership
  • No moving parts, no viruses, no games
  • Centrally-Managed upgrade decisions
  • All the benefits of a true Ethernet terminal / Thin Client
  • None of the disadvantages of a PC
  • Extended product life-cycle
OmniTerm Diagram


The OmniTerm/700t is the ideal Ethernet-Terminal replacement for legacy SNA terminals. The OmniTerm/700t delivers all of the same look-and-feel features that a traditional dumb terminal user expects, but in a thin client platform. All OmniTerms connect across Ethernet topologies, as opposed to the legacy Twinax or Coax wiring infrastructures for dumb terminals. These traditional terminal features supported by the OmniTerm include all of the following:

  • A 122 key keyboard (the same keyboard as used on Decision Data legacy terminals)
  • Multiple concurrent SNA host sessions (up to 4)(8 on /gx).
  • Printing - local or host-addressable via the parallel port.
  • Keystroke macros & extensive user customization capabilities.
  • Access to multiple AS/400 and/or Mainframe hosts.
And the Omniterm/700t (unlike terminals) also supports email, without adding the expensive overhead of a PC. Your existing POP3 email servers (Lotus Notes, CCMail, Microsoft Exchange, and many more) that are providing email service to existing PC users can be used to deliver email to the OmniTerm/700t Ethernet terminals. The OmniTerm/700t Ethernet terminal offers the best of both worlds  the simplicity, efficiency and economics of a SNA terminal combined with the flexibility and power of an Ethernet LAN-attached PC. And all of this is achieved without the bloated cost-of-ownership associated with today's PCs.


This thin client from Decision Data is expandable/upgradeable from Text to Graphics functionality. It includes all of the OmniTerm/700t text capabilities and yet it is electronically upgradeable to the /850gx graphics functionality. Ideal for those users where a text-based terminal satisfies their needs today, but who want the reassurance that the unit can be upgraded as required to the full Graphics capability. This upgrade requires NO hardware changes. The Text to Graphics transition is achieved electronically, seamlessly delivering the richness of the OmniTerm/850gx thin client from Decision Data.


The ultimate in network-centric thin clients, the OmniTerm/850gx from Decision Data has inherited all of the great qualities associated with terminals and PCs, but without any of their bad habits! This model combines the Text functionality of the /700t with a GUI. The OmniTerm/850gx Graphical User Interface (GUI) provides the user with access to all of the major data repositories available today, including; AS/400s, Mainframes, Citrix Servers, Microsoft Terminal Servers, Email, Internet access, Intranet access, UNIX, DEC, etc. Web browsing is via the industry-standard Netscape Communicator.

OmniTerm/700t & 800ex for Text-mode Applications

  • TN5250 /5250E emulation, including Host printing
  • TN3270 /3270E emulation, including Host printing
  • VT100/220/320 emulation
  • Email (POP-3 Client)
  • OmniTerm/800ex is easily field-upgradeable to the OmniTerm/850gx Graphics model.
OmniTerm/850gx for Thin-client Graphics Applications
  • TN5250 /5250E emulation, including Host printing
  • TN3270 /3270E emulation, including Host printing
  • Up to eight (8) concurrent TN5250/TN3270 sessions
  • VT100/220/320 emulation
  • Netscape Communicator with email
  • Support for Java & JVM (Java Virtual Machine)
  • ICA for accessing Citrix Server applications
  • RDP for accessing Windows Terminal Server applications
Standard Features
  • Parallel Printer port
    • Support for a large range of Laser, InkJet and Dot Matrix printer emulations
  • PS2 Mouse port
  • 2 Serial ports (for future applications)
  • USB port (for future applications)
Local language support for:
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Spanish
  • UK English
  • US English
OmniTerm Family Platform (all models)
  • Dimensions (H x W x D):
    • 5.1 x 29.1 x 22.6 centimeters (2 x 11.4 x 8.9 inches)
  • Weight: 5.5 lbs., 2.4 Kg (shipping weight 8.5 lbs, 3.8 Kgs)
  • Power: 25 Watts max, 100-240 Volt, auto sensing
  • Operating Temperature: 10 C to 40 C (50 F to 104 F)
  • Relative Humidity: 10-80% (non-condensing)
  • Certifications: CE, UL, FCC, TUV