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Adaptio IPDS Print Server Software
For IPDS Printing from IBM Power Systems, iSeries & zSeries

IPDS Print Server Software to Connect Printers, Copiers, and MFPs to IBM iSeries AS/400s & zSeries S/390 Systems and Provide Full Support for IPDS Printing on up to 512 Printers.

Click here to download a full, working copy of Adaptio AFP/IPDS Print Server Software


I-O Corporation's Adaptio IPDS Print Server Software is a Windows based software solution designed to enable IPDS printing on network attached laser printers, copiers and MFPs from IBM iSeries and zSeries hosts. 

Running as a Windows service, Adaptio seamlessly converts IBM's AFP/IPDS and SCS data streams to PCL.  Printers are addressed through their network IP address or and installed Windows printer driver.

Adaptio offers the flexibility, speed, and control expected by IBM users.  As the requirement for host printers increases, additional printer sessions can be added. With expandability in mind, Adaptio starts by supporting 1 network attached printer, and expands to support up to 512 printers. When printing from an IBM iSeries, AS/400, zSeries or System S/390, Adaptio prints IPDS and SCS print jobs at speeds up to 250 pages per minute. Adaptio provides bi-directional communications between the IBM host and the printer, preventing documents from being lost in the 'black hole' of network printing. In addition page range printing is supported.

Enhanced SCS is an Adaptio product that transforms IBM's plain text SCS data stream into a graphical presentation. Pre-formatted documents such as electronic forms, invoices, statements and checks are stored as templates. Enhanced SCS monitors the incoming SCS data stream, selects the correct template and then populates the form with variable data. As an economical optional feature, Enhanced SCS eliminates the expense of pre-printed forms, PSF, IPDS, and custom programming.


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Features & Benefits




Printer sessions range from 1 to 256 LAN attached printers.

High Speed Printing, up to 250 ppm

Data conversion is accomplished by Adaptio and sent to the printer via the Ethernet LAN. Adaptio takes advantage of high-speed, high-performance printers.

I-O's Award Winning Printer Emulations

All AFP/IPDS and SCS functions including True Print Complete, AFP/IPDS and SCS Duplex, Page Offset, COR, Fonts, and Barcode are fully supported by Adaptio .

Electronic Forms from SCS Data

Converts IBM's plain text SCS documents to graphical output, such as forms, invoices, statements, formatted text, barcodes, checks, etc. Eliminates pre-printed forms, PSF, IPDS, and custom programming. (Enhanced SCS option required)

Remote Printing

Printers can be attached locally or remotely via a WAN or VPN.

AFP/IPDS & SCS Printing

IBM host printing to network attached printers can be accomplished easily in an Ethernet environment. Laser printers can be configured as AFP/IPDS and/or SCS virtual printers. Dot-matrix printers are configured as SCS printers.

Full IBM Host Control of Print Jobs

Adaptio provides bi-directional communication between the host and the printer.

Windows Print System Support Option

Printers can be addressed directly via Port 9100 or through the Windows printer object.

Full Printing Control from IBM Host

Adaptio offers the same reliable, full-function IBM host IPDS printing and control found with direct Twinax/coax attached printers. With Adaptio, IBM host print jobs are not lost in the black hole of LAN printing. The Adaptio provides bi-directional communication between the printer and the IBM host, allowing error reporting and page range printing.

Download Trial Version

You can download a fully functional version of Adaptio by clicking on the yellow button below.

Click here to download a full, working copy of Adaptio AFP/IPDS Print Server Software

Download instructions for configuring an printer session by clicking here.



  • iSeries, AS/400

  • TCP/IP (PPR/PPD, TN5250e)

  • zSeries, S/390

  • TCP/IP (PPR/PPD, TN3270e)

IPDS Emulations

  • IBM 4028 AS1, 3812-2, 3816-1D/S

  • Includes 4312/17 font support

SCS Emulations - Power 9/8, i5, iSeries, AS/400

  • IBM 3812-1, 4214, 5224, 5225, and 5256

SCS/DSC Emulations - z14, z13, zSeries, S/390

  • IBM 3287

IPDS Towers

  • Supports all towers

System Requirements - Power 9/8, i5, iSeries AS/400

  • OS/400 Release 3.1 or higher

  • PSF/400 for IPDS

System Requirements - z14, z13, zSeries, S/390

  • PSF/MVS Version 2.2.0 with APR OW15599 for IPDS

  • MVS Scheduler with APRA 0212236

  • TCP/IP Version 3.1 or higher

  • VM, MVS, OS/390 or z/OS

Windows Printers

  • Laser and dot-matrix via raw output

  • Direct 9100 Port

  • Laser and dot-matrix printers that accept Port 9100 communication, PJL unsolicited messages

Print Drivers

  • IPDS - PCL 5e or higher

  • SCS - PCL 3, Epson, IBM ProPrinter, Generic


  • I-O's Adaptio management Utility runs locally on the server

  • Remote access available via Windows remote access, VNC, Radmin, Other remote control utilities

Operating System Required

  • Windows 10 / 8 / 7, Vista, XP Pro, Windows 2000 Pro,
    Windows Server 2016 / 2012 / 2008 / 2003 / 2000

  • Minimum of 512 MB RAM

  • Minimum of 1GHz Pentium 4 CPU



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