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Xip+ Twinax Controller (Xip Plus)

Support up to 42 Twinax Devices
Over Any TCP/IP Connection

Connects Twinax Displays & Printers
 to the System i, i5, Power7, Power6, Power5 & iSeries AS/400
via an Ethernet LAN


The I-O XIP+ Twinax Controller connects IBM and IBM compatible Twinax display stations and printers to an AS400-iSeries-System i host via TCP/IP over an Ethernet LAN. The Xip+ is ideal for those who are migrating their AS/400-iSeries to any Ethernet environment.



  • Connect Reliable Twinax Displays and Twinax printers to IBM Hosts over any TCP/IP or Ethernet LAN / WAN / VPN

  • Eliminates the need for expensive IBM Twinax Work Station Controllers

  • IP Replacement for Twinax Remote Controllers - In locations requiring remote access, the I-O Xip+ replaces expensive remote controllers

  • Connects over ANY IP Connection - No need for high-priced leased lines or expensive DSU/CSU modems

  • No re-cabling - continue to utilize existing Twinax or twisted pair cabling

  • Explicit Device Names - use the same device names you are currently using

  • Share Printers with Up to 4 Systems or LPARs - connect the same Twinax Printer to multiple systems

  • Six Different Models Available:
    XIP+ 7
    - Support for 7 Twinax Devices
    XIP+ 14
    - Support for 14 Twinax Devices
    XIP+ 21
    - Support for 21 Twinax Devices
    XIP+ 28
    - Support for 28 Twinax Devices
    XIP+ 35
    - Support for 35 Twinax Devices
    XIP+ 42
    - Support for 42 Twinax Devices

  • Connect to Multiple Hosts - Supports connection up to four (4) System i Power7, Power6, Power5, iSeries or AS/400-iSeries hosts

  • Supports Multiple Protocols -  TN5250e, AnyNet and SNA

  • Easy to install

  • 3-Year Advanced Exchange Warranty (North America)

  • Product Comparison - click here for competitive comparison


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    - Attaches up to 42 Twinax displays
      and printers
    - Supports up to 4 hosts
    - Allows up to 4 sessions per Twinax
    - Supports TCP/IP (TN5250e, AnyNet)
      and SNA protocols

• Host Systems and Requirements
    - AS/400-iSeries-System i
    - OS400 V3R2 and newer
    - TCP/IP
    - Telnet services

• Display Stations
    - All 5250 Twinax display stations
    - Display model type is matched to
      Telnet models:
      5251-11, 5291-1, 5292-2,
      3180-2, 3179-2, 3196-A1, 3477-FG,
      3477-FC (InfoWindow II and Extended
      Character Attributes not supported)

• Printers
    - All 5250 SCS and IPDS Twinax
    - TN5250e – host configures all SCS
       printers as 3812-1  
    - AnyNet – host recognizes the
 printer’s model type
    - SNA – host recognizes the printer’s
      model type

• Data Streams
    - TN5250e, auto configuring local and
      remote connectivity (SCS)
    - AnyNet, auto configuring local and
      remote connectivity (IPDS and SCS)
    - SNA, auto configuring local
      (IPDS and SCS)

• Network
    - 10/100 BaseT auto-sensing
    - TCP/IP (TN5250e, AnyNet)
    - DHCP client
    - SNA (APPC)
    - Ethernet (IEEE 802.2, 802.3)

• Ports
    - RJ45 for Ethernet
    - Xip+ 42 - Six Twinax Host Ports
    - Xip+ 35 - Five Twinax Host Ports
    - Xip+ 28 - Four Twinax Host Ports
    - Xip+ 21 - Three Twinax Host Ports
    - Xip+ 14 - Two Twinax Host Ports
    - Xip+ 7   - One Twinax Host Ports
    - DB25 parallel for diagnostic

• Approvals
    - Logic Unit – FCC 15, CE
    - Power Supply UL, CE

• Power Supply
    - Input – 5volt DC - 3 amp

• Physical

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Product Comparison -  Xip+ 14 compared to the e-Twinax Model 4693 and 4610 /4614

See the chart below to see how the Xip-14 compares to the e-Twinax Controller Models 4693,  4610 or 4614.


e-Twinax 4693

e-Twinax 4610/4614


Xip Benefit

Number of Twinax Host Ports





Twinax Addresses Supported





Display Sessions per address




Connect to up to 4 host systems with a single Twinax Address

Total Display Sessions Supported




More display sessions available

Supports Display Stations and Printers





Configuration Method




Manage Multiple Controllers in Same Configuration Window

Supported Protocols

TCP/IP Yes Yes Yes  --
ANYNET No No Yes IPDS Support without the need for PSF/400 option
SNA (local only) No No Yes Better support for  printers
IPDS Support without PSF/400 No No Yes Can support IPDS without costly PSF/400
(approximately $ 2500.00)


Product Line Introduction 1999 1999 2009 Newer technology and readily available components
Rack Mountable Yes Yes Yes  --
Rack Size 1U 1U 1U  --

Warranty / Support

Standard Warranty 1-Year 1-Year 3-Year Standard Warranty is 2 years longer than eTwinax
Upgrade to 3-year Warranty $ 650.00 (Approx.) $ 650.00 (Approx.) n/c No additional charge for 3-year warranty


Web Pricing $ 1900.00
$ 2800.00
$ 2195.00 Approximately $ 600.00 less than eTwinax 4610, with 3-year warranty included
Price with 3-Year Warranty $ 2550.00 (approx.) $ 3450.00 (approx.) $ 2195.00 Approximately $ 1200.00 less than eTwinax 4610 with  additional charge for 3-year warranty.



Additional Features



Investment Protection When installing an Ethernet LAN that is attached to an AS/400–iSeries, reliable Twinax displays and IPDS/SCS printers can operate in the new Ethernet environment maintaining the usefulness of the equipment
Eliminates the Need for Twinax Work Station Controller A significant saving is realized by installing an I-O Xip+ Twinax Controller instead of an expensive IBM Twinax Work Station Controller
No IBM Remote Controller Required When remote access to an AS/400–iSeries is required, an expensive IBM or IBM compatible remote controller is replaced by an economical I–O Xip+ Controller
No Leased Lines or Expensive Modems When communicating to a remote site, there is no need to spend valuable resources on high-priced leased lines and special modems.
No Re-cabling The I-O Xip+ allows Twinax displays and printers to be connected to existing Twinax or twisted pair cabling eliminating the expense of re-cabling
Multiple Protocols Supports the auto configuring TN5250e and AnyNet for remote locations or SNA for a local attachment
Multiple Host Supports up to 4 hosts
Multiple Sessions Up to 4 sessions per physical device address can be configured – Up to 56 logical sessions supported

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Purchase On Line






XIP+ 7 Twinax Controller - Supports up to 7 Twinax Devices
One Twinax Host Port
3-Year Warranty Standard

$ 1595.00


XIP+ 14 Twinax Controller - Supports up to 14 Twinax Devices
Two Twinax Host Ports
3-Year Warranty Standard

$ 2195.00


XIP+ 21 Twinax Controller - Supports up to 21 Twinax Devices
Three Twinax Host Port
3-Year Warranty Standard

$ 2895.00


XIP+ 28 Twinax Controller - Supports up to 28 Twinax Devices
Four Twinax Host Ports
3-Year Warranty Standard

$ 3395.00


XIP+ 35 Twinax Controller - Supports up to 35 Twinax Devices
Five Twinax Host Port
3-Year Warranty Standard

$ 3995.00


XIP+ 42 Twinax Controller - Supports up to 42 Twinax Devices
Six Twinax Host Ports
3-Year Warranty Standard

$ 4595.00

Click here to download the Xip Controller Datasheet

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