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To begin using Indigo to connect to devices or remote hosts, the first thing you need to do is create Terminal Sessions.  Terminal Sessions are basically the configuration context along with all connection settings and user configured options for each connection that Indigo needs to establish.    Terminal Sessions also provide the user interface window where data received and transmitted is displayed.  

Indigo include the following options for creating new terminal sessions.

File > New > Session

To create a new terminal session via the File Menu, select the File main menu and then New menu item.  A popup menu will be displayed with the most popular connection types.  Select the desired connection type if it is displayed; otherwise, select the Other Terminal Sessions option to select from the more comprehensive list of connection types.      

Next you will be prompted with the New Terminal Session dialog.  

Creating a New Terminal Session

When prompted with the New Terminal Session dialog, please provide a new unique session name to apply to this terminal session.  
(You can optionally select a specific session folder if you have defined nested session folders in the Session Manager.)   

If the device or host you are connecting to requires a terminal emulation protocol such as VT100 or Linux, select the emulation option here.
Selecting a terminal emulation option here will configure the terminal emulation configuration properties and apply the appropriate default session view mode.


If connecting to network routers or other network appliances, usually VT100 is the recommended terminal emulation option.
If connecting to a Unix, Linux, or Apple server/workstation, usually the Linux Emulation option is the recommended terminal emulation option.
If connecting to an embedded device, usually no terminal emulation is needed.

Click the OK button to create the new terminal session instance.

Next you will be prompted with the Terminal Session Properties dialog.  
Here you can configure the specific connection properties and any other user preferences for this terminal session.

(More information about the various connection types and properties can be found here.)
(More information about other session properties can be found here.)

Click the OK button to save the terminal session properties.

The new terminal session instance will be displayed in the Session Manager.  

To load this new terminal session in Indigo, double-click the named session in the Session Manager.


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