Decision Data Model 6550


Decision Data Model 6550Decision Data  Model 6550

Interfaces to multiple computing environments

With Centronics parallel and twinax interfaces, you can connect the Decision Data 6550 to multiple environments, conveniently accessing information when you need it. Multiple emulations are supported in these environments giving you versatility in your network.

Supports multiple print modes The Decision Data 6550 is the perfect printer for multi-form and dual printer applications with its multiple print modes, graphic capabilities, and wide selection of resident fonts. In addition, the 6550 features significantly enhanced paper handling capabilities. It is designed with four paper paths (rear, bottom, front, and top) and accepts two sets of tractors. Both snap easily into place and when used together, provide optimum paper handling flexibility. You can even load heavy stock labels and wide-carriage paper simultaneously. And, with the park feature, both kinds of stock are available at all times. A zero tear-off feature complements the 6550's paper handling capabilities and automatically positions the paper for perforation tear-off and previewing.

Handles data efficiently
The Decision Data 6550 can be used as either a tabletop or free-standing (pedestal) printer. Featuring quiet, 55 dBA operation and the ability to handle both twinax and parallel data, it provides the flexibility you need to print many types of business correspondence as well as perform routine report tracking.

Simplifies operations
The unique features of the Model 6550 enhances productivity by reducing complexities of printer operations. The operator control panel makes it easy to perform the paper handling features of the Model 6550 and the 16 character status display clarifies problem identification of printer functions. With the flexibility of IBM 4214 printer emulation, the Decision Data 6550 offers a performance factor unmatched by any other printer.

Product Specifications
Compatibility IBM 4214 Model 002; IBM Proprinter
Interfaces Remote connection to Decision Data Series 3000 Controllers or local attachment to System 36/38/AS400 via twinax cable, Centronics parallel
Input Buffer 64K
Character Sets IBM Set I, II and All Character Set plus 18 international character sets; DEC VT100 Line Draw
Character Attributes Proportional, compressed, shadow, double strike, underline, expanded (2 to 8 times), sub/superscript
Resident Fonts Gothic, Courier, OCR-A and B
Bar Codes Interleaved 2 of 5, Bidirectional 2 of 5, Matrix 2 of 5, Industrial 2 of 5, Code 3 of 9, EAN-2, EAN-5, EAN-8, EAN-13, Code 1 1 , Code BCD, Code 93, Code 128, Codabar a/f, Codabar h/n, Codabar c/*, Codabar d/e, UPC-A, UPC-E, UPC-2, UPC-5
Graphics IBM LAC I, II; DEC Sixel
Graphic Resolution (HxV) 60 to 400 x 72/144 dpi (depending on emulation)
Printhead 18-wire parallel (two 9-wire arrays), 400 million character life
Print Matrix (HxV) DP: 6 of 12 x 7 of 9 (text) or 12 of 12 (line draw), LQ: 12 of 24 x 14 of 18 (text) or 12 of 24 (line draw)
Print Speed DP: 500 cps at 10 cpi, 600 cps at 12 cpi, 450 cps at 15 cpi, 500 cps at 16.7 cpi; LQ: 125 cps at 10 cpi, 150 cps at 12 cpi, 110 cps at 15 cpi, 125 cps at 16.7 cpi
Throughput Minimum of 80% of rated print speeds
Horizontal Spacing 10, 12, 13, 15, 16.7, 17.1 , and 20 cpi
Vertical Spacing 3, 4, 6, 8 lpi plus n/144
Print Line 13.6 in
Format Controls Up to 32 horizontal tabs; up to 12 vertical tabs
Paper Type Continuous forms and cut sheet
Paper Width Continuous forms: width 3 in to 16 in, cut sheet: width 3.5 in to 17 in, length 5 in to 17 in
Paper Slew 15 in per second, 5 in per second selectable
Paper Thickness Up to .025in
Copies Original plus 5
Paper Feeding Two 6-pin push tractors for rear or front/bottom teed with paper park, upper friction feed, exit rollers, auto top-of-form, zero tear-off, optional second tractor set
Ribbon Cartridge, nylon, 15 million character life
MTBF 10,000 hours at 25% duty cycle
Options Pedestal with catch tray, second tractor set
Physical/Environmental Characteristics
Dimensions (HxWxD) 12.1 in x 26.9 in x 13.9 in
(30.7 cm x 68.3 cm x 35.3 cm)
Weight 52 lbs (23.6 kg)
Voltage 115/230 VAC ? 15%, externally selectable
Frequency 50 or 60 Hz + 2 Hz
Power Input 35 watts standby, 130 watts printing
Operating Temperature 50?F to 104?F (10?C to 40?C)
Relative Humidity 20% to 90%
Noise Level Less than 60 dBA (ANSI/ISO)