Ringdale / NLynx LM-6488 Thin Twinax Terminal

 
 
 


Ringdale / NLynx LM-6488 Thin Twinax Terminal

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For the first time in the history of IBM midrange systems, there is now a cost-effective product that truly bridges the gap between the proprietary IBM Twinax wiring scheme and standard Ethernet LAN wiring.

The LM-6488 combines the comprehensive functionality of a highly respected yet legacy Twinax terminal with the flexibility & migratability of a 21st century hardware and software platform.

The LM-6488 is an ideal choice for today's discerning IBM Twinax user who has an eye on the possibility of future expansion or migration to an Ethernet topology. Both Twinax and Ethernet capability are built into the LM-6488 as standard features. Today's need for Twinax connectivity is blended into a hardware platform that also includes an Ethernet port & software for accessing the multitude of modern-day resources.
The LM-6488 Thin Twinax Terminal is an innovative NLynx family product from Ringdale Inc.

In its basic configuration, the LM-6488 simply connects to an IBM System-36, AS/36, AS/400 or i5/iSeries server via IBM-compatible twinax cabling, emulating an IBM 3179, 3197 or 3477 terminal. To meet the demanding printing needs of IBM users the LM-6488 also provides support for Host Print Transform for impact printers and PCL for Laser and InkJet printers.

In its most comprehensive configuration the LM-6488 provides access to both legacy applications (IBM Twinax) and Internet / Intranet applications when attached to a LAN via standard Ethernet cabling and TCP/IP. Regardless of the wiring topology, it can support multiple sessions (up to 7) when connected to an IBM host, while simultaneously accessing other resources via Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, Email, TN5250e, and many more. And if the user environment so dictates, the functionality and settings of the LM-6488 can be locked-down and protected by a Supervisory Password, thereby preventing any unauthorized changes.

High reliability and the ability for this unit to be centrally managed make the LM-6488 the ideal desktop device.

The hardware includes a Twinax port, a 10/100 Ethernet port, a parallel port, a serial port, two PS/2 ports, four USB ports & two 16-bit Stereo 44.1KHz Audio Outputs.

By utilizing both the Twinax and Ethernet connections, the LM-6488 can even be configured as a remote Twinax console to the IBM server.

Price includes a mouse but excludes a keyboard. Keyboards sold and priced separately, chose from traditional IBM-compatible 122-key variants or standard 104-key PC layouts - all available in either beige or black casework.

LM-6488 Part Number: 00-32-3488-0001

Traditional Twinax cable connection to IBM S/3X, AS/36, AS/400, i5/iSeries.

  • Multiple & simultaneous Twinax sessions support; up to 7 display / printer total.
  • Feature-rich NLynx Twinax Terminal, including: Hot Spots, Keyboard Mapper, Macros, Copy/Paste between sessions, Ruler, Field Separators, Color Customize, etc.
  • IBM 3179, 3180, 3196, 3197, 3477, 5251, 5291, 5292 emulations
    Display Format 24 x 80, 32 x 80, 43 x 80 and 27x132.
    Supports 122-key & PC-style Keyboards.
  • Silent operation and maximum reliability with no fan or moving parts.
    - Maximum security & virus protection (no disk drives, no file down-loading).
    - Centralized management for remote configuration and trouble-shooting.


Comprehensive Internet / Intranet functionality that can be enabled or disabled as and when needed. Includes all of the Twinax feature listed above, plus:

  • Ethernet port for accessing Web-based applications with Internet Explorer browser version 6.0.
  • Access Windows applications with Citrix ICA and Microsoft RDP clients.
    - Optional Viewers for PDF, Microsoft Office files.
    - Access many other common databases from the included clients & emulations.

Network:Twinax connection via self-terminating T-Connector.
Auto-sensing 10/100Base-T Ethernet, RJ45.
IO Ports:One parallel Centronics port, DB-25 Female.
One serial port, DB-9 Male.
Two PS/2 mini-DIN ports for Keyboard and Mouse.
Four USB ports  supporting optional ancillary items such as printers, scanners, keyboards and mice.
Server Compatibility: IBM S/3X, AS/36, AS/400, i5/iSeries.
IBM S/390, pSeries & zSeries.
Microsoft Windows Server 2000.
Microsoft Windows NT 4.0(TSE).
Citrix MetaFrame, WinFrame.
UNIX & Linux.
Software Suite:IE 6.0, ICA, RDP.
TN5250e, TN3270e.
POP-3 & SMTP email.
VT52/100/220/320/420/525.
Wyse 50/60. HP, DG, ANSI.
SCO, BBS, AT 386, TVI.
Power Supply:Internal auto-sensing,
100-240 VAC, 50-60 Hz, 5.5A/5V (27.5 Watts).
Options:122 Key Keyboard, Beige / Black.
104-key PC-style Keyboard, Beige or Black.
15 & 17 Color CRT monitors.
15 & 17 LCD TFT Flat Panels.
Optional Office Viewers.
NOTE: Price of LM-6488 excludes all options, options priced and sold separately.
Regulatory Compliance:FCC Class B, C-UL, CE mark, TUV.
O/S:Microsoft Windows CE.NET, version 5.0.

From Twinax Terminal to Web Browser to Ethernet Terminal and everything in-between

The LM-6488 Thin Twinax Terminal is an innovative NLynx family product from Ringdale Inc. Now, for the first time in the history of IBM midrange systems, there is a really cost-effective product that truly bridges the gap between the proprietary IBM Twinax wiring scheme and standard Ethernet LAN wiring. The LM-6488 combines the comprehensive functionality of a Decision Data Twinax terminal with the flexibility & migratability of a 21st century hardware and software platform.

In its basic configuration, the LM-6488 simply connects to an IBM System-36, AS/36, AS/400 or i5/iSeries server via IBM-compatible twinax cabling, emulating an IBM 3179, 3197 or 3477 terminal. To meet the demanding printing needs of IBM users the LM-6488 also provides support for Host Print Transform for impact printers and PCL for Laser and InkJet printers.

In its most comprehensive configuration and under the Supervisory Password control, the LM-6488 provides access to both legacy applications (IBM Twinax) and Internet / Intranet applications when attached to a LAN via standard Ethernet cabling and TCP/IP.

Regardless of the wiring topology, it can support multiple sessions (up to 7) when connected to an IBM host, while simultaneously accessing other resources via Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, Email, TN5250e, and many more.

The LM-6488 Thin Twinax Terminal is an ideal choice for today's discerning IBM Twinax user who has an eye on the possibility of future expansion or migration to an Ethernet topology. Both Twinax and Ethernet capability are built into the LM-6488 as standard features. Today's need for Twinax connectivity is blended into a hardware platform that also includes an Ethernet port & software for accessing the multitude of modern-day resources.

High reliability and the ability for this unit to be centrally managed make the LM-6488 the ideal desktop device.

The hardware includes a Twinax port, a 10/100 Ethernet port, a parallel port, a serial port, two PS/2 ports, four USB ports & two 16-bit Stereo 44.1KHz Audio Outputs.

NLynx LM-6488 Technical Specification


LM-6488 Rear Panel

BASIC CONFIGURATION, TWINAX TERMINAL

IBM 3179, 3180, 3196, 3197, 3477, 3488, 5251, 5291, 5292 emulations

Display Format 24 x 80, 32 x 80, 43 x 80 and 27x132

Up to 7 Display / Printer Sessions total

Keyboard; 122-Key or PC Style Support

Operating System

Microsoft Windows CE.NET, version 5.0

eProManager Remote Manager Capabilities

Pull information from the LM-6488;

device information, properties

connection details

Push information to the LM-6488;

code upgrades

new profile, reconfiguration

shut-down, reboot

full remote control

All-Encompassing Configurable Options

Internet Explorer Browser version 6.0

ICA Client version 7.0 with load balancing

RDP Client version 5.1

TN5250e, TN3270e, NLynx TN5250e

POP-3 & SMTP email

VT52, VT100, VT220, VT320, VT420, VT525

Wyse 50, 60 emulation

PDF Viewer for Acrobat files

Microsoft Office Viewer (Word, Excel, PPoint)

LPD Printer support: Local Network & LPD

Configurable Host Print Transform

Media Player

AIXTerm, Tandem & Siemens emulations

HP, DG, ANSI; SCO & BBS emulation

AT 386, TVI 925, 950 emulations

Server Operating System Compatibility

IBM S/3X, AS/36, AS/400, i5/iSeries

IBM S/390, pSeries & zSeries

Microsoft Windows Server 2000

Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 (TSE)

Citrix MetaFrame, WinFrame

UNIX & Linux

System Hardware

Highly-integrated AMD GX466 333 MHz CPU

32MB Compact Flash, upgradeable to 512

128MB SDRAM, upgradeable to 512

Network

Twinax connection via Self-terminating T-Connector

Auto-sensing 10/100Base-T Ethernet, RJ45

Wake on LAN (WOL)

Supports PPoE, PPTP, L2TP & PXE

I/O Ports

One parallel Centronics port, DB-25 Female

One serial port, DB-9 Male

Two PS/2 mini-DIN ports for Keyboard and Mouse

Four USB ports  supporting optional ancillary items such as printers, scanners, keyboards and mice

Video & Audio

Supports 640x480, 800x600, 1024x768, 1280x1024, 1600 x 1200 with 32-bit color

Flicker-free up to 85 Hz refresh rate

Touch Screen Support

Two 16-Bit Stereo 44.1 KHz Audio Output

Physical Specifications

Width x Depth x Height: 9.6 x 6.7 x 1.8 (inches)

Weight: 3.1 lbs (1.41 kg)

Shipping Specifications

Width x Depth x Height: 10.8 x 8.4 x 5.0 (inches)

Weight: 5.2 lbs (2.36 kg), includes stand and mouse

Environment

Operating temperature: 5C to 40C (41 F to 104F)

Storage temperature: -40C to 60C (-4F to 140F)

Relative Humidity: 90% maximum, non-condensing

Operating altitude: 0 to 10,000 feet (0 to 3050 meters)

Power: External, full range auto-sensing 100~240 VAC, 50~60 Hz., 27.5 Watts, Convection cooling, no fans

Regulatory Compliance

FCC Class B, UL, C-UL, CE mark, TUV

Warranty

Ringdale full three-year cross-ship warranty

Options

122 Key Keyboard, Beige or Black

104-key PC-style keyboard, Beige or Black

15 & 17 Color CRT monitors

15 & 17 LCD TFT Flat Panels

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