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  • How do I get access to SIMS/BASIS?

In a PC environment, Hummingbird Host explorer is necessary software to get access to Sims. Once Hummingbird is installed, a Sims profile will be created and an icon placed on the desktop. In a Mac environment, TN 3270 is used to provide 3270 emulation required to retrieve Sims.

  • What is Hummingbird/Host Explorer?

The manufacturer of the software used a PC to emulate 3270 mainframe screens and receive Sims information.

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