& zSeries S/390 Mainframe LAN Printing
The I-O 5450e
Print Server is
a three session, three port, multi-protocol print server. It provides
full-function IBM Power8, Power7, iSeries
AS/400 i5 or zSeries S/390 zSeries printing over a
Ethernet network, as well as printing from Windows, Unix
and other IP platforms.
The 5430e is a single
parallel port version with all the benefits the 5450e can provide but for
a single parallel printer.
If you need IPDS connectivity for your laser
printers and MFPs,
click here to see the
5765e IPDS Print Server
Connects up to 3 printers
(2 parallel, 1 serial)
10 / 100 Mbps Ethernet LAN,
Multiple Host support
(AS/400 iSeries, Mainframe zSeries, Windows, Unix)
LAN protocols (TCP/IP, SNA, ANYNET)
printing via TCP/IP 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
EBCDIC to ASCII conversion is done by the 5450.
This frees host resources and increases print speeds
If you have a requirement for IPDS Laser Printing over
your TCP/IP network from your AS/400 or Mainframe, click here for information on the 5435e IPDS Ethernet Print Server.
Full Print Queue Control
The 5450e offers the same reliable, full-function IBM host printing and
control found with traditional direct
attached Twinax/Coax printers. With the
5450e Print Server your printers are configured as
true "Device" printers and not "Remote Out Queue Printers". Your
IBM host print jobs are not lost in the black hole of
"Remote Out Queue" LAN printing. The
5450e provides bi-directional communication between the printer and the
IBM host, allowing error reporting and page range printing.
Some of the print queue features you will get back are:
Page Range Printing - Permits users to print select page
ranges from large documents and reports.
Forms Alignment Messages - Get the
forms alignment messages you are familiar with you need for precise
alignment of your pre-printed forms, something you do not get with
Remote Out Queue printing
Printer Error Reporting - Prevents loss of
IBM Host print
data by providing same level of print status reporting as a direct system attached Twinax
or coax printer.
True IBM iSeries AS/400 and S/390 zSeries Printer Emulations - Permits
full-function IBM Host printing on the attached LAN printer. 3812-01 (SCS) laser, 4214
matrix and 5224/25/56 matrix printer emulations.
No Host Print Transform - No need to waste valuable
processor cycles on EBCIDIC to ASCII translation. The 5450e /
5430e handles that all
with it's own embedded RISC processor.
Simultaneous Multi-Host Printing - Maximizes printer
utilization by supporting concurrent printing not only from the IBM
Hosts but from Windows, UNIX, etc
Click here for
more information on the 5450 and 5430 Multi-Protocol Print Servers
Reliable, Full-Function AS/400 & Mainframe LAN Printing
In addition to operating as Ethernet
LAN print servers, the I-O 5430e & 5450e support AS/400 - iSeries and IBM
Mainframe printing over TCP/IP, SNA (APPC), and AnyNet (SNA
encapsulated in TCP/IP). Using any one of these protocols, the 5430e
or the 5450e allow the LAN attached printer to offer the same reliable,
full-function IBM host printing support as a direct system-attached
Twinax or coax 5250/3270 printer. These protocols also offer users one step set-up
(auto-configuration) as well.
In addition, the 5450e is
also able to run three simultaneous IBM host printer sessions.
They both can also speed up IBM Host printing. Since the 5430e/5450e
performs all the EBCDIC to ASCII conversion. ASCII printers appear to the
IBM host as true Twinax- or coax-attached IBM printers, not simply remote
print queues. This allows for a full control over print outputs (page
selection, copies, restart, etc.) and a better control over error
reporting (out of paper, offline, etc.). This also eliminates the need for
host based conversion software (Host Print Transform), freeing system
resources for more critical tasks. It also reduces considerably network
traffic and improves print speed.
If you have a requirement for IPDS Laser Printing over
your TCP/IP network from your i5 iSeries or zSeries Mainframe, click here for information on the 5435e IPDS Ethernet Print Server.
Supported Protocols for i5, iSeries, eServer AS/400 or S/390
- TCP/IP (TN5250e & TN3270e)
- TCP/IP (LPR/LPD)
- SNA (5494, APPC)
- AnyNet (SNA over TCP/IP)
Supported IBM Printer Emulations:
- 3812-1 (SCS)
Supported Printer Drivers for EBCDIC-ASCII Conversion:
- HP PCL
- IBM Proprinter, PPDS
- Epson ESC/P2, FX, LQ
Supported Protocols for LAN (ASCII) printing:
- TCP/IP (LPD/LPR)
Supported LAN (ASCII) Hosts:
- Windows Standard TCP/IP Printing XP
- Windows for Workgroups
Supported Ethernet Frame Types:
- IEEE 802.2, 802.3, Ethernet II, SNAP
Supported Ethernet Media:
- 10BaseT, 10Base2, 100BaseT (auto-sensing)
- 5450e - 2 IEEE 1284 bi-directional
Centronics parallel ports
1 RS-232 serial port (DB9)
- 5430e - 1 IEEE 1284 bi-directional
Centronics parallel port
• 100-240V (IEC) Auto-Switching
Host printing over Ethernet
IBM Host print jobs to be seamlessly printed over a LAN.
Printer error reporting to the Host
Prevents loss of
host print data by providing same level of print status
reporting as a 5250 Twinax or 3270 coax printer.
Page range printing
of host print jobs
Permits users to print select page ranges from large documents and reports.
loading of Data Conversion
unnecessary overhead by converting EBCDIC data to ASCII data
directly on the I-O 5450e or 5430e
3 IBM printer sessions
Supports up to three individual 5250
and/or 3270 printer sessions for maximum printing
True IBM printer emulations
IBM Host printing on the attached LAN printer.
Simultaneous, multi-host printing
printer utilization by supporting concurrent printing not only
from the host but from Novell, Windows, OS/2, UNIX, etc.
10BaseT and 100BaseT
versatility in attaching to LANs at different speeds.
2 parallel and 1 serial printer ports
attachment of up to three printers to the host and LAN using only
one network connection (5450e only).
I-O 5450e Print Server
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