.NET SDK to open your IBM i to a new world

LINK2i, developed by AUMERIAL is an all in one SDK which integrates natively with Microsoft .NET, functionally rich, easy to install, deploy & maintain with an immediate ROI

INTRODUCING LINK2i

Considering the IBM i & .NET as a single system

LINK2i is based on a simple yet innovative idea: allow customers to benefit from the advantages of the IBM i system (robustness, security, data storage power) and at the same time, taking advantage of the accessibility, speed, connectivity and ergonomics of Microsoft's open system: .NET.
Manage your data, reuse your programs, administrate your IBM i and even more from .NET environments with LINK2i: The all-in-one solution to open your IBM i to a new world.

Boost your ROI

EXPERTISE & TRANSVERSALITY

Integrate your IBM i system‧s with standard technologies and grow your skill set. Include your IBM i in DevOps and Continuous Delivery strategies.
Create a proficient collaboration between IBM i and .NET specialists.
LINK2i technical overview

ACCESS & MODIFY

Query your data, integrate DB2 for i in any environment and export thousands of records in the blink of an eye. Minimum code for maximum productivity.
Database functions in .NET Framework
Database functions in .NET Core

PROCESS

Benefit from the robustness of IBM i programs (RPG, COBOL...) from any environment. Run and manipulate programs easily in user friendly interfaces.
Value and profit from past investments by performing joint development between AS/400, IBM i and .NET technologies.
Run IBM i programs from .NET Framework
Run IBM i programs from .NET Core

Take the POWER back

ADMINISTRATION

Fully administer and monitor your IBM i system anywhere, anytime, from any device.
About admin functions in .NET Framework
About admin functions in .NET Core

FULLY INTEGRATED SDK

LINK2i natively integrates within Visual Studio IDE as a Nuget package to develop with standard C#.NET or VB.NET syntax in .NET Core/Framework environments.
About LINK2i installation process

EXPLORE

Explore any IBM i and get an in-depth knowledge of what's inside.
About inventory functions in .NET Framework
About inventory functions in .NET Core

CLOUD

Insert your IBM i within Cloud containers using Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift, IBM Cloud Private, Microsoft Azure...
Set up hybrid cloud applications with IBM i systems thanks to LINK2i full integration into .NET. About LINK2i deployment architectures

For more information about LINK2i features, visit LINK2i knowledge center.

LINK2i TECHNICAL FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS

Features

  • Set of 52 .NET functions to manage data, run programs and administrate the IBM i
  • Reliable and lightweight protocol, without ODBC
  • No data/datamodel duplication
  • All-in-one in one single NuGet package
  • Requires an x86 platform to run

Specifications

Prerequisites

  • Microsoft Visual Studio 2017 or newer
  • IBM i/AS400/ISeries version 4.4 or newer
  • IBM Client Access/ACS installed and configured
  • Basic knowledge in VB.NET or C#.NET
  • IBM i session username and password

Installation

  • Reference to LINK2i using NuGet
  • Preliminary installation (achieved in a few minutes)
  • LINK2i only requires a dedicated library on the IBM i to operate
  • All the installation process is straight forward for any .NET beginner
  • No footprint on the IBM i system, uninstall LINK2i or migrate without issue

Check LINK2i specifications for further information

GET STARTED WITH LINK2I

Start with a free trial before purchasing :

LINK2i Trial
Free
30 days trial period
  • The easiest way to start prototyping with LINK2i
  •  Limited data access functions
  •  Free of charge and without obligation for up to 15 days
  •  Access to code snippets & support
  •  Upgradable to a Business subscription
LINK2i Business
9 600€
Per year, per IBM i partition, VAT excluded
  • The ultimate tool to scale up IBM i / .NET applications
  •  Fully functional data access functions
  •  Unlimited users & x86 servers
  •  Access to code snippets online & support
  •  Premium support access

Contact us to order LINK2i

ABOUT US

Our company

With 30+ years of expertise in IBM i and AS/400 technology combined with a strong Microsoft .NET knowledge, AUMERIAL develops and markets LINK2i. It is an innovative software solution providing bi-directional & real-time access to IBM i data, resources and management functions from Windows, Linux, iOS & Android platforms.

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