ERALink32 is a customised version of IBM's wIntegrate software. It is essentially a glorified telnet client that allows automotive dealers to access the ERA Dealer Management System which ironically runs on a version of Unix. As it is a simple telnet client, it would seem easier to run a different program to make this connection. There are two very good reasons why this isn't possible. Firstly, ERALink32 includes special interfaces to a server program that cannot be duplicated by a regular telnet client. Second...most telnet clients do not support Televideo 955/965 emulation which is also a requirement.
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|Version||Description||Latest Rating||Latest Wine version tested||Test results||Comments|
|4.2.3||ERALink32 4.2.3 - This is the latest version that does not require Microsoft .NET framework.||Gold||0.9.52.||11||0|
|126.96.36.199||Newest version as of 3/5/2008||Garbage||0.9.56.||1||0|
|6.049||Latest version from Reynolds & Reynolds. Also does not require .NET to run but DOES require WinXP or later making it difficult to run alongside IE6...a requirement for 4.23 to work correctly.||Silver||1.0.1||1||0|