I-O 5755DP IPDS Protocol Converters for Canon



I-O 5755dp Ethernet-in, Ethernet-out Print Server

I-O 5755dp Ethernet Print Server for Canon
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General Info

The I-O 5755dp 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 Canon imageRunner printer. The I-O 5755dp 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 5755dp Gateway supports Canon's value added finishing features.

Supports Canon's finishing features.

  • Connects any Canon imageRUNNER series printer
  • 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 - up to 300 pages per minute
  • Supports over 100 AFP/IPDS Fonts
  • 10 / 100 Mbps Ethernet LAN, auto sensing
  • Multiple Host support (AS/400 iSeries, Mainframe 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

Features Benefits
AFP/IPDS & SCS Printing IBM host print jobs can be printed on an imageRunner printer in an Ethernet environment
High Speed Printing, 100+ ppm Data conversion is accomplished at the 5755dp and sent to the imageRunner via the Ethernet LAN - Without the bottleneck of the parallel port the 5755dp 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 5755dp 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 5755dp.
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 5755dp.
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 5755e.
Simultaneous, multi-host printing Maximizes printer utilization by supporting concurrent printing not only from the host but from Novell, Windows, OS/2, UNIX, etc.
10BaseT and 100BaseT Provides versatility in attaching to LANs at different speeds.
Auto configuration Installs in minutes.
Powerful RISC processor Takes advantage of the LAN printer's maximum print speed even when processing IBM Host jobs.


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 PrintControl utility for easy configuration