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Providing users with up to 4 times faster PC-to-AS/400 connectivity

This is a discontinued product and the information on this page is for reference purposes only.  The replacement product is the NLynx USB Twinax Emulation Kit.  Please click here to be taken to the USB Twinax page.


The Affinity Systems from Perle Express PCI 5250 emulation adapter allows personal computer users quicker access to corporate AS/400 and TCP/IP resources across Twinax connections.

The Affinity Express PCI Adapter runs reliably in Windows 3.X, Windows 95, 98 and NT operating environments. As with all Affinity 5250 emulation adapters, the Affinity Express PCI is 100% IBM register-level compatible and is designed to support any software that can run with IBM 5250 emulation adapters (including all mainstream emulation packages, from IBM, Wall Data and Netsoft). This makes the new Affinity Express PCI the only choice for users with PCI slot PCs who are looking for a robust, reliable and cost-efficient emulation solution.

Features and Benefits

  • Affinity Express PCI adapters increase user productivity by supporting a 2 Mbps Mode and an Optimized Mode that can be individually enabled or disabled to provide users with up to 4 times faster data throughput than traditional Twinax adapters
  • Improved productivity is possible using up to seven-session support when coupled with VisiLink for Windows 95, 98 and NT 5250 terminal emulation software
  • Ensures users are fully operable in IBM Midrange environments - runs dependably in Windows 3.X, 95, 98 and NT operating environments
  • Fast and easy for users to install, eliminating the need for complex and/or time-consuming set-up
  • Ensures users get connected quickly and easily – Affinity Express PCI Adapter supports standard Twinax or twisted pair cabling
  • 100% IBM register-level compatible means users can rely on uninterrupted operation of their PC and IBM host software
  • Supports any 5250 software that runs on an IBM adapter (ClientAccess/400, Rumba, Netsoft, Renex Bluezone, etc.) including the following Affinity software:
    • Client for Windows+ - Windows 3.x, 95 and 98
      • Two session 5250 emulation software for attaching PCs to a System 3/X or AS/400
      • One display and one printer session or two display session
      • Supports macros, hot spots, cut and paste and much more
    • VisiLink for Windows 95, 98 and NT
      • An advanced 32-bit application, written specifically to take advantage of the high-performance capabilities of Windows 95, 98 and NT
      • Seven session 5250 terminal emulation software that enables your PC to easily access programs and data on an IBM AS/400 or S/3x midrange computer
    • TCP/IP Software
      • Allows users to deploy TCP/IP applications right on top of their existing Twinax connection, such as Web Browsers, e-mail, Lotus Notes and to access other Open Systems resources like Windows NT and Unix servers
      • The simplicity and flexibility of having both Twinax terminals and PCs with IP capability connected to on the same Twinax cabling system

Warranty, Support and Maintenance

As with other Affinity 5250 emulation adapters, the Affinity Express PCI carries a limited lifetime warranty. The standard warranty provides users protection from manufacturing defects through no charge repair or replacement service.

Please click here for additional information on the
Affinity Systems Express PCI 5250 Adapter



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