i-data HostCom Pocket
The HostCom Pocket is an external high performance interface for laser and matrix printers providing full support for advanced SCS printing from IBM mainframe or AS/400 systems. All major printer manufacturers are supported.
The HostCom Pocket converts line data from an IBM host system to a printer language suitable for most printers and adds support for advanced printing features.
The advanced SCS features include automatic conversion of text to most popular barcode formats, font and paper tray selection and support for multiple transparent formats.
Quick installation is provided by direct printer attachment and easy configuration.
Configuration and firmware upgrade can be performed from a local PC or directly from a remote IBM system providing an easy and timesaving method of maintenance for large or distributed installations. Firmware upgrades and printer drivers can be installed using the same methods.
HostCom Pocket can be powered directly from the printer's parallel port. In cases where the printers do not supply enough power, an external power supply can be used.
When installing HostCom Pocket, all of the printer's basic functionality will be preserved. Simply add the ability of sharing the printer between the IBM S/370-390 coax or IBM AS/400 twinax and PC environment.