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USB Twinax Emulation Kit
 for Windows 10, Windows 8 & Windows 7 (32-bit & 64-bit) & XP

5250 USB Twinax Emulation Kit as Twinax System Console

Turn ANY PC or Notebook Computer with Windows 10, Windows 8 & 7 Into a Full Function Twinax System Console


  • Built on NLynx's proven Twinax technology

  • Works with any PC with a USB 2.0 Port (or Higher)

  • Plug and play

  • Easy configuration

  • Full Featured 5250 Emulation

  • Supports Windows 10, Windows 8 & Windows 7 32- and 64-bit

The USB Twinax Kit provides 5250 display and printer emulation and convenient Twinax access to your iSeries AS/400, Advanced/36 and System 36.

USB Twinax Kit  as Twinax System Console

The NLynx USB 5250 Twinax Emulation Kit we discussed can be used as an alternative to an actual Twinax Console Terminal as your System Console.

By connecting the NLynx USB Twinax Emulation Kit and OmniTerm/ES Software on a PC at the AS/400 location, you will be able to connect to your iSeries AS/400 just as if it was an actual Twinax terminal.  It will connect to your AS/400 with the same Twinax cables currently used for connecting your older Twinax terminals.

Configuring it as Address 0 on Port 0 will let you use this PC as the System Console complete with full Restricted State operation.

Multiple USB Twinax Emulation Kits can be connected to a single PC if you need to have Multiple Systems that need Consoles.

You can also have remote access to this PC "System Console" by using Microsoft Remote Desktop, GoToMyPC, LogMeIn, or any other remote control software.

It is a totally external emulation kit and therefore, will work with ANY PC or Notebook running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Window 10 (32-bit and 64-bit), XP, or Vista (32-bit and 64-Bit), as well as Server 2003/2008.

It simply attaches to a USB port, as any USB connected device does. By installing the NLynx USB 5250 Twinax Emulation Kit on a PC you will be able to connect to the AS/400 just as you do with actual Twinax Terminals.

In addition, we offer an optional AS/400 style 24-command key PC/5250 keyboard that will work both with the PC as PC keyboard and with the 5250 Terminal Emulation as a 24-command key AS/400 keyboard. The users would be instantly familiar with it as it is the same layout they are using on their Twinax terminals.

Click on image above for large image of keyboard.

Because it connects with a USB connection, there is no possibility of any hardware conflicts.  Also, you can connect it to any PC, notebook or Thin Client Terminal (with proper operating system) with no need to physically open the unit.


  • USB Connection -  Connects to PC with a standard USB cable eliminating any internal hardware IRQ  configuration headaches. 
     Click here for the updated Windows Device Driver for the USB Emulation Kit.
    NOTE:  Click here for Windows XP Device Driver V2.08.24 for the USB Emulation Kit

  • Multiple session support -  A single PC can run seven sessions concurrently. S/3X data entry, batch processing, print jobs, and PC resident software can be run simultaneously.

  • Printer options -  Choose from a variety of popular printers supported by the PC. Up to three printers are supported at any one time, each running independently while another host or PC application is active.

  • Hotspots identify host menu items -  Host menu items and function keys can be assigned colors. Employ this aesthetic and intuitive approach to locate them quickly and easily.

  • Keystroke memory and playback (macros) -  Predefine keystrokes for automated sign-on, repetitive data entry, or unattended operation. Store as many as 2,048 keystrokes in up to 24 keyboard macros.

  • ETU file transfer support -  ETU, an industry standard from NLynx, allows direct file transfer between the PC and System i, iSeries AS/400, AS/36, and System/36 (click here for information on ETU File Transfer)

  • ROHS Compliant - meets all RoHS compliance laws

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Additional Features

  • Drop-down menu support using mouse button.

  • Keyboard mapping allows easy reconfiguration to support existing keyboards.

  • Advanced printer support includes Autorotate, Autosize and Host Transform functions. Direct-connect or network-attached printers.

  • Custom tool bar allows users to create their own easy-to-use buttons for frequently used items, including macros.

PC System Requirements

  • Microsoft  Windows 10 (32/64), Windows 8 (32/64), Windows 7 ( 32/64), Server 2003/2008/2012 (32/64)

  • Hard disk with 10MB space available

  • Minimum of 16MB of memory

  • USB Port (USB 2.0 or higher)

IBM Device Emulation Support

  • Host Displays (80 or 132 column, mono or color):
    5251-11; 5291-1/2; 5292-1; 3179-2; 3180-2; 3196; 3197C,D

  • System Printers:
    3812, 5219, 4214, 4210, 5225, 5224 or 5256

The 5250 USB Twinax Package:

  • USB Twinax Adapter

  • 32-bit/64-bit emulation software (Download or CD ROM)

  • Twinax Y-Cable (for Twinax connection to IBM Host)

  • USB Cable (to connect to PC)

Click here to receive more information on the NLynx USB Twinax Emulation Kit 


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One-year limited warranty.

Related NLynx Products

  • OmniTerm/ES:  TCP/IP Emulation Software for TN5250e, TN3270e and VT420.  Works with Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista, XP and NT4.

  • ETU: File transfer utility that resides on the S/3X or AS/400 and provides menu-driven options for transfer and translation of data between the PC and host.

  • ES/PCI: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP emulation software and 5250 PCI adapter (32-bit only)

  • ES/Server: Low-cost gateway, connecting via Twinax to an IBM Midrange to share seven emulation sessions (per adapter) over an Ethernet or Token Ring LAN.

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