I-O 5735DP IPDS Protocol Converters for Canon



Host Print 5735dp Gateway Ethernet-in, Ethernet-out Print Server

I-O 5735dp Ethernet Print Server for Canon
5735dp (New)

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General Info

The I-O 5735dp Gateway is a high speed Ethernet-in, Ethernet-out print server designed to convert native IBM host print jobs to PCL, allowing them to be printed on a single Canon imageRunner printer. The I-O 5735dp Gateway delivers IBM AFP/IPDS and SCS printing via Ethernet, and provides the control and printer feedback found in an IBM host environment. In addition to IBM host connectivity, the I-O 5735dp Gateway supports Canon's value added finishing features.

  • Supports finishing features: duplexing, collating, stapling, hole punching, etc.
  • Supports Advanced Function Printing (AFP) using IPDS protocol
  • Also supports standard Host printing using SCS protocol
  • High Speed printing - over 100 pages per minute
  • Supports over 100 AFP/IPDS Fonts
  • 10 / 100 Mbps Ethernet LAN, auto sensing
  • Multiple Host support (AS/400, iSeries, eServer i5, S/390 zSeries, Windows, Unix)
  • Multiple LAN protocols (SNA, TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, NetBIOS)
  • Host printing via Telnet (TN5250e and TN3270E), SNA (APPC) or AnyNet
  • Simple, one step set-up (auto configuration) when using TN5250e or TN3270e
  • Host controlled Printing, including error reporting, page range printing etc.
  • I-O's award winning IBM AFP/IPDS and SCS printer emulations
  • Easy to install and use, includes I-O's PrintControl utility software



AFP/IPDS & SCS Printing

IBM host print jobs can be printed on a single imageRunner printer in an Ethernet environment

High Speed Printing, 100+ ppm

Data conversion is accomplished at the 5735dp and sent to the imageRunner via the Ethernet LAN - Without the bottleneck of the parallel port the 5735dp supports high-speed printing featured in imageRunner printers

I-O Customized Finishing Comands

Canon finishing features such as duplexing, collating, stapling, folding, hole-punching, etc. can be utilized in a host environment

Full IBM Host Control of Print Jobs

The 5735dp provides bi-directional communication between the host and the printer, via port 9100 and PJL commands

Remote Printing

The imageRunner can be attached locally or remotely via a WAN or VPN network. The imageRunner does not need to be next to the 5735dp.

I-O's Award Winning Printer Emulations

All AFP/IPDS and SCS functions such as duplex, page offset, COR, fonts and barcode, are fully supported by the 5735dp.

Enhanced Telnet 5250 (TN5250e) and Telnet 3270 (TN3270e)

Communicates with the IBM Host using native TCP/IP.

Page Offset Functions

Provides more flexibility in page positioning with no need to modify host applications.

Supports over 100 AFP/IPDS Fonts

There are more fonts to choose from than other AFP/IPDS interfaces.

On-board FLASH Memory

Allows for field upgrades providing the latest new features from I-O.

Printer error reporting to the host

Prevents loss of host print data by providing the same level of print status reporting as a twinax or coax printer.

Page range printing

Permits users to print select page ranges from large documents and reports.

Off-loading of Data Conversion

Eliminates unnecessary overhead by converting EBCDIC data to ASCII data directly on the I-O 5735dp.

Simultaneous, multi-host printing

Maximizes printer utilization by supporting concurrent printing from the host.

10BaseT and 100BaseT

Provides versatility in attaching to LANs at different speeds.

Host auto configuration

Installs in minutes.


IBM Features:
  • Supported Protocols for IBM AS/400, iSeries, eServer i5, or S/390 zSeries printing:
    • TCP/IP
    • - PPR/PPD
    • - TN5250e
    • - TN3270e
    • - AnyNet
    • SNA (APPC)
  • Supported IBM SCS Printer Emulation:
    • - 3812-1
    • - 4214
    • - 5225,5225,5256
  • Supported IBM AFP/IPDS Printer Emulations:
    • - 4028 AS1
    • - 3812-2
    • - 3816-1D/S
    • - includes 4312/17 font support
  • IPDS Towers:
    • - Supports all towers
  • Supported Printers:
    • - Port 9100, PJL unsolicited messages
    • - PCL 3/5e compatible laser printers
  • System Requirements:
    • AS/400, iSeries, or eServer i5
    • - OS/400 Release 3.1 or higher
    • - PSF/400
      • Mainframe (OS/390 or MVS)
        • - PSF/MVS Version 2.2.0 with APR OW15599
        • - MVS Scheduler with APRA 0212236
        • - TCP/IP Version 3 Release 1 or higher
LAN (ASCII) Features:
  • Supported Protocols for LAN (ASCII) printing:
    • - TCP/IP (LPD/LPR)
    • - Novell IPX/SPX
    • - NetBIOS
    • - I-O TCP/IP DirectPort Printing (Windows 95/98, ME Peer-to-peer)
  • Supported LAN (ASCII) Hosts:
    • - Novell (NDS, bindery, PSERVER, RPRINTER)
    • - Windows 95, 98, NT, 2000, XP
    • - Windows for Workgroups
    • - OS/2 Warp, OS/2
    • - UNIX
  • FLASH Memory
  • SNMP Compliant
  • Supported Ethernet Frame Types:
    • - IEEE 802.2, 802.3, Ethernet II, SNAP
  • Supported Ethernet Media:
    • - 10BaseT, 100BaseT (auto-sensing)
  • Printer Ports:
    • - 1 IEEE 1284 bi-directional Centronics parallel port
    • - Must use IEEE 1284 Cable (not to exceed 6 ft.)
  • 100-240V (IEC) Auto-Switching Power Supply
  • I-O Configuration Utility for easy configuration