All CableNet Printer Interfaces have
We have replacement products for the various CableNet Models.
Please call us at (800)597-2525 with your
specific needs and to check availability.
for other Printer Connectivity options.
The product line started with SCS Twinax/coax protocol converters and has expanded to the
4 product categories - SCS, IPDS/AFP, Magnum Code V and Reverse Protocol Converters.
The most recent addition is the new AFP/IPDS
to Zebra Printer Interface to allow direct printing of your IPDS
graphics applications on Zebra Thermal Printers. Save all the time
associated with re-writing the applications to proprietary Zebra ZPL
graphics language by just attaching the interface to the printer and then
connecting it to your AS/400 by either Twinax or TCP/IP.
Following is a brief description of each of the products and how they can help you with
your printer interface requirements.
Magnum Code V
/ Printronix IGP
UNA - Parallel Port Attached
with Intelligent PC / Twinax Switching
The first product manufactured by CableNet in 1989 was the
Universal Network Adapter (UNA). The UNA the first protocol
converter on the market that offered either Twinax or coax connectivity, with auto
switching between the parallel, serial, and Twinax/coax inputs. The UNA also has an LED
display and keypad for easy configuration and run-time status of the device. It was and
still is the fastest protocol converter in the world, with throughput over 240
pages/minute. The UNA is still the most reliable, easy to use, and versatile
printer interface on the market.
4000-S and 2039-S - Internal
The 4000-S MIO for
Hewlett-Packard and Brother laser printers with and the 2039-S
for the Lexmark 4039 and Optra printers are internal versions of the UNA. These internal
cards are configurable via the front panel display on the printer for a truly integrated
SCS Twinax or coax solution.
Turbo T - Parallel Port Attached
The Turbo T is a
parallel protocol converter built into a Twinax "T-Connector". It was designed
to be as small and inconspicuous as possible, features push-button configuration and has
the same speed as the UNA (240 ppm throughput)
Reverse Protocol Adapter to Run Twinax Printers on PCs and Networks
The Reverse Protocol Adapter
(RPA) allows users to attach non-IPDS Twinax or coax printers to a LAN or PC via
parallel or RS-232 input. The RPA adds a parallel or serial port to a txinax or coax
printer so it can be used when a company is migrating to a LAN-based operating system.
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As a natural progression from the SCS product line,
CableNet developed an IPDS 4028, 3912, 3916 emulation. CableNet IPDS products support all
8 IPDS towers and Advanced Function Printing (AFP). All IPDS products are Flash-ROM based
and upgrades can be downloaded from the Web-site.
IPA - Parallel Port Attached IPDS/AFP
The Intelligent Printer Adapter (IPA)
is an external adapter that converts IPDS to PCL-5. It can drive any printer with PCL-5
and can process most print jobs at 40 pages/minute.
The IPA has a lot of built-in flexibility, like user definable margins and fonts, and has
both a parallel and serial input for PC-sharing.
(Return to IPDS/AFP Interface Listing)