Softerm 2

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Softerm was a  terminal emulation program for Apple II, II Plus, or Ile . It was provided in two versions:

Softerm 1 provides basic terminal communications to a variety of host computers, timesharing services, and information services such as The Source, CompuServe and the Dow Jones News/ Retrieval.

Softerm 2 includes all features of Softerm 1 and provides an exact look-alike for many popular CRT terminals. Softerm 2 enables applications written for a specific CRT terminal to operate with an Apple system transparently and without programming changes. Special function keys, sophisticated editing features, and local printer capabilities of the terminals emulated by Softerm 2 are fully supported. A wide range of CRT terminal emulations supporting both conversational
and block modes are provided with Softerm 2 transforming the Apple computer into a versatile and intelligent terminal. Softerm incorporates an advanced file manager which provides compatibility with DOS 3.3, CP/M, and Pascal disk formats for all file operations including file transfer, and at speeds up to 5 times faster than standard Apple DOS. With built-in disk utilities, local file transfer, and numerous editing options, Softerm is also a file utility program.

Softerm 1 and 2 include a keyboard expander which provides 2 or 3 additional keys to the Apple keyboard. The additional keys function as SHIFT keys and allow all Softerm and terminal emulation keyboard functions to be performed in a single keystroke when used in combination with the main keyboard. Since all Softerm functions are initiated using the
keyboard expander, the Apple keyboard can be used transparently including all CTRL and SHIFT combinations. 

Platform: Apple II, II Plus, IIe  48 Kb RAM  Disk 5.25

               DOS 3.3 

             TV set or Video Monitor with optional 80 column board; Asynchronous Serial Interface

System Software (SS:) Utility Program (UP:) Communications

Version: 1.00

Platform : Apple II
Format : Disk 5.25
Publisher : Softronics
Authors :
Date : 1st January 1982
Product Code :

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Item Manufacturer Platform Format Date
Softerm 2 Softronics Apple II Disk 5.25 1 Jan 1982

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH47637. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.
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