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Thank you for your interest in the Stromasys CHARON-HPA/3000 Emulator. The emulator is a complete, functioning HP3000 A400 Series-compatible system that runs MPE/iX 7.5 as a virtual machine under Linux. To make the emulator available to the widest audience, the CHARON Freeware Edition is made available as a VMware virtual machine image of a Linux system, in which the HP3000 emulator has already been installed and configured.
To run the emulator you just need to run the virtual machine using VMware on a Windows, Mac, or Linux PC. When you start the virtual machine it boots into Linux, and the included HP3000 emulator then starts up automatically.
The CHARON-HPA/3000 emulator is built using Stromasys proprietary virtualization technology. The emulator functions exactly as a “real” HP3000 – it runs a 100% unmodified copy of MPE/iX 7.5.
You can load any HP, third-party, or user software onto the system, and it will run exactly the same as if you were running on HP hardware. It has no expiration date.
The CHARON-HPA/3000 Freeware Edition runs on many, but not all, current PCs. For more information on Hardware and Software requirements to run the emulator, please see here.
To download a copy of CHARON-HPA/3000 Freeware Edition, please supply the following information (the download link will be sent to the email address you provide):