I-O UTP Pocket Print Box


I-O UTP Pocket Print Box

Designed for use in unshielded twisted pair (UTP) environments, the I-O UTP Pocket Print Box is a low-cost printer interface (available for either 5250 twinax or 3270 coax hosts) that attaches directly to a printer's parallel port. No parallel cable is required. The I-O UTP Pocket Print Box features a built-in RJ-45 balun for a direct connection to Category 5 twisted pair cable coming from the IBM host. No external balun is required. It also offers a unique universal pin-out selector switch, which enables support of virtually any manufacturer's balun type. No more worries about matching balun pin-outs.

Configuring the I-O UTP Pocket Print Box is very simple. It comes with an easy-to-use rotary switch to set the twinax address or coax buffer size, the printer emulation, and the output protocol, as well as various diagnostic functions (self-test, EBCDIC dump, ASCII dump, restore factory defaults, and diagnostics).

The I-O UTP Pocket Print Box attaches virtually any parallel printer to an AS/400 or 3270-type host and offers one IBM printer session (SCS), featuring I-O's field-proven laser and dot-matrix printer emulations. It supports a wide variety of printer drivers, including HP PCL; Epson FX/DFX, DFX+, LQ, and ESC/P2; and IBM Proprinter. It also includes I-O Command Pass-ThruTM, bar code, and IOGLTM. These features allow access to and more utilization of the printer's capabilities such as duplex printing, additional fonts, and color printing that otherwise would be unavailable when printing from an IBM host.

With these features and more, the I-O UTP Pocket Print Box is the clear solution for low-cost, full-function, and hassle-free connections to an IBM host using twisted pair wiring.

Host Systems:
Twinax (5250) or Coax (3270)
RJ-45 Unshielded Twisted Pair to Centronics Parallel
Supplied through printer or 5V wall mount transformer
Temperature: +40 to 110 F (+5 to 42 C)
Relative humidity: 20% to 85%
Twinax Features:Coax Features:
Attaches to IBM AS/400 or System/3X Host, 5X94 Controllers, or 5299 TTPA
IBM 3812-1 (non IPDS), 4214, 4224, 3287/68/62 Printer Emulations
Attaches to 30XX, 43XX or 937X Host, or 3X74 or 3276 Controller
IBM 3812-1, 4224, 4214, 3287/68/62 Printer Emulations (all non-IPDS)
LU3 (DSC) and LU1 (SCS) mode printing
Supports all applicable IBM RPQ's
Attaches directly to printer's parallel portNo Centronics parallel cable is required.
Built-in RJ-45 balunDirect connection to twisted pair cable. No external balun is required.
Universal pin-out selector switchEnables support for all manufacturer's balun types. No more worries about matching pin-outs and polarity.
Easy to configure and installSet your twinax address or coax buffer size directly using the easy-to-use rotary switch and you will be printing in minutes.

Supports a parallel printer on an AS/400 or 3270-type host with reliable performance.
I-O Command Pass-ThruTMAccess all programmable functions of the attached printer, such as bar codes, fonts, etc.
Software compatibilityPrint from popular host applications, such as bar code and electronic forms printing packages, without worrying about the print output.