Concern over Twinax Peripherals
a New Power7 ??
New IBM System i Power7 systems do not support local
Twinax Workstation Controllers. In addition, IBM plans to eliminate
support for SNA Protocol with upcoming releases of i5/OS version
To a lot of users this is a major financial concern because of their large
investment in Twinax terminals and printers currently
installed at their local and remote locations.
We have the perfect solution for users that want to keep
this sizeable investment in equipment.
Xip+ Twinax Controller.
The Twinax Controller that runs Pure TCP/IP - no SNA,
ANYNET or DLSw protocols.
If the answer is "yes" to any of the following questions, the
Xip Controller can eliminate your concerns. You can
keep your existing Twinax infrastructure, in spite of IBM’s plans.
Are you getting a new System i
Power7 or Power6 with no internal Twinax Workstation Controllers?
Are you switching to a TCP/IP
only environment but have an investment in Twinax Printers?
Are you relocating your i5,
iSeries or AS400 to a different location and want to avoid the cost
Are you planning to implement High Availability (HA) or
Disaster Recovery (DR) plans?
Are you moving your system to
a new location in your current building?
Do you need to eliminate SNA
communications to your remote locations that currently have IBM,
Perle or other compatible Twinax Remote Controllers?
Are you eliminating remote
AS/400s but still need to support Twinax CRTs and printers at the
You can get more information by
Xip+ Twinax Controller
page or by filling in the
Information Request Form at the
bottom of this page.
The diagrams below illustrates the
Xip Twinax Controller
in a local configuration as well
as a remote configuration. For
more detailed information click on the images of the
in the diagram and you will be taken to the Xip Controller page.
Connection - to provide connectivity of your local
Twinax CRTs and Printers to an System i Power6, Power7, iSeries or AS/400 that
does not have Twinax Workstation Controllers. You can also use the
Xip Controller connected in this manner to provide full support of your
Twinax Devices in a High
Connection - to provide TCP/IP connectivity for the
Twinax CRTs and Printers at your remote locations that are currently
connected to IBM 5494/5394, Perle 594/494 or other compatible Twinax
Remote Controllers. Also for supporting locations where you
currently have an iSeries that will be eliminated when you upgrade to a
more powerful i5 at your host location.