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Xip+7 Twinax Controller (Xip Plus)
7 Twinax Devices Over IP to any iSeries

Connects Twinax Displays & Printers
to the System i, Power9, Power8, Power7, Power6, Power5, i5, & iSeries AS/400
Over Any TCP/IP Ethernet Connection

PLEASE NOTE:   The Xip and Xip Plus have been discontinued and is no longer available.  Please click here to be taken to the eTwinax Controller page for Twinax-Over-IP connectivity to IBM Power10/9/8 and all iSeries AS400s.  Click here if you are not transferred to that page within a few seconds.


The I-O XIP+7 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+7 supports 7 Twinax Devices/Address and has 1 Twinax Host Port (that can be increased to 2 with the optional Twinax Port Splitter).  Other models support from 1 Twinax Printer to 42 Twinax Devices/Addresses. It is the ideal solution for those who are migrating to new IBM Power7 or Power8s or any 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

  • Nine Different Models Available:


     New Support for 1 Twinax Printer

    Xip+ 7

     Support for 7 Twinax Devices

    Xip+ 7D

     New Desktop Version of the Xip+ 7

    Xip+ 14

     Support for 14 Twinax Devices

    Xip+ 14D

     New Desktop Version of the Xip+ 14

    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

    Click here or scroll down to see images of all Xip+ models:

  • Connect to Multiple Hosts - Supports connection up to four (4) IBM Power9, Power8, Power7, or any iSeries AS/400 hosts (V3R2 or higher)

  • Supports Multiple Protocols -  TN5250e, AnyNet and SNA

  • Easy to install

  • 3-Year Advanced Exchange Warranty (North America)


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? General
    - Xip+7 attaches up to 7 Twinax
      displays and printers
    - Other Models attach 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 Port
    - DB25 parallel for diagnostic

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

• Power Supply
    - Input – 12 volt DC - 3 amp

• Physical - XIP+
    - 19" Rack Mountable (1.5 U)
       (17"w x 6.5"d x 1.75"h)

• Physical - XIP+D Desktop
    - 10"w x 9.5"d x 2.25h

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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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