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IPDS/AFP Interfaces for Laser Printers

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An IPDS Print Server to Connect Laser Printers to IBM iSeries AS/400s & zSeries S/390 Systems and Provide Full Support for IPDS Printing - IP or Twinax/Coax

PLEASE NOTE: This is a discontinued product and is no longer manufactured.  We have other External IPDS Printer Interfaces Available.
Please click here to be taken to the I-O Corporation 5735e IPDS Ethernet Print Server Gateway page  


The IPA LAN is a multi-protocol Ethernet print server with full support for IPDS/AFP over TCP/IP, utilizing the PPR/PPD printing protocol.

The IPA LAN attaches to the parallel input of any PCL-5 compatible printer, and is guaranteed to run at the rated speed of the printer. Even complex IPDS print jobs are processed at over 90 pages/min.

Tray and bin mapping guarantees compatibility with any model laser printer on the market. The IPA LAN also supports custom forms sizes for compatibility with all continuous forms laser printers.

Configuration is easy using the front panel display and keypad or by using a standard Web browser.

Ordering Information:

  • IPA LAN Ethernet 10baseT IPDS Print Server
  • IPA TX Twinax IPDS Connectivity


  • PC-share parallel input
  • Display shows ?IPDS? when IPDS service is active
  • WebXAdmin built in Utility for management with any web browser
  • NetWare, TCP/IP, DLC/LLC, NetBEUI, and AppleTalk protocols for support on almost any network
  • XAdmin Windows 95/98/NT utility for easy setup of the print server
  • Compatible with Hewlett-Packard's JetAdmin and Web JetAdmin printer managment software
  • IP Address configuration via arp, rarp, BOOTP, DHCP, TROY XCD XAdmin utility, Netware, DEC MOP, or HP JetAdmin utility
  • Remote console accessible via TELNET, NetWare, or WebXAdmin.
  • JetStatus feature for remote monitoring of printer status
  • SNMP support over IP and IPX; MIB I & II
  • Configurable TCP port numbers on a per-service basis
  • Very high performance architecture
  • Flash memory for easy firmware updates from almost any host
  • Multiple services per port
  • lpd-Plus feature for controlling job setup and reset
  • Programmable character string conversion
  • AppleTalk binary mode support

IPDS/AFP on a Thermal Printer

The Intellibar family of thermal printers are rugged, high quality machines that come standard with PCL-5, making them compatible with the CableNet IPA. These printers are available in 4 in. & 8 in. models, making them suitable for a variety of label printing applications using IPDS. For more information on the unique Intellibar family of printers see Intellitech International.

Click here for more information on the CableNet IPDS Printer Interfaces

Click on items below to go to:
CableNet Product Page
CableNet-QMS Magnum/IGP Twinax Interface Solutions
IPDS for Zebra
CableNet-IPDS/AFP Twinax and TCP/IP Interface Solutions
CableNet-IPDS/AFP Twinax Interface Solutions
CableNet UNA - Universal Network Adapter Twinax Interface
CableNet Turbo-T - Twinax Interface for Parallel Printers
CableNet-SCS Twinax and Coax Interface Solutions
Printer Interface & Protocol Conversion Page



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