e-Twinax Controller - Model
4656 & 4856
Connect Up To 56 Twinax Devices Over IP
New Power8, Power7 or Any iSeries AS/400 - Local or Remote
Please Note: We offer the Model 4656
and 4856 as REFURBISHED products
If you would prefer a new controller with 3-year
warranty we recommend
I-O Corporation Xip+ Twinax Controller.
here and you will be re-directed to the
Xip+ Twinax Controller page.
The e-Twinax Controller is a
"Twinax-to-IP" controller that can be used to
connect Twinax devices to an IBM Power8, Power7
or any iSeries or AS/400 over any IP connection,
locally or remotely.
The simplest way to look at the e-Twinax Controller is as an "External
Twinax Workstation Controller". You can even use your
current IBM 8-port Twinax "Brick" on it as
shown above. Click on each photo of the eTwinax Controller for
Some models also support an 8-port RJ45
"Brick". Each RJ45 port is just like a Twinax Host
Port with an RJ45 Balun on it.
When used remotely, it is a replacement for SDLC
Remote Controllers such as the IBM 5494 and 5394, the Perle 594e,
494e and 394, and other IBM compatible Twinax controllers from I-O
Corp., Decision Data and Idea.
It will support Twinax Display Stations and Twinax
Being it uses TN5250e as it's communication
protocol, it does not require any SNA protocols. In addition, it
does not require DLSw (Data Link Switching) as IBM 5494s and other
Twinax Controllers do.
Technical Specifications - 4656
4656 - 8
Twinax Host Ports
4856 - 8
Twinax Host Ports
or 8 RJ45 Host Ports
Each RJ45 Host Port is equivalent to a Twinax Port with a Twinax to
RJ45 Balun installed
Host Port will support up to a
7 devices using any standard Twinax
address (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) up to a maximum
total of 56 devices/addresses
across all 8 ports.
Partial List - 5251,
5291, 3179-2, 3180, 3196, 3197C, 3197D, 3476, 3477, 3486, 3487, 3488 and compatibles by
Decision Data, CLI, I-O, Memorex-Telex, etc. (not all features are supported such as
shared addressing, mouse support, imaging, etc.
- IBM 3812-1, 4214, 5219, 5224, 5225, 5256, 5262, 6262, 6400 and compatibles
Printers - IBM 3812-2, 4224, 4230, 4234, 4028 and compatibles
Printers - Most printers and printing devices such as thermal
printers, card printers, etc. with built in Twinax interfaces or
external Twinax interface protocol converters
Supports all PCs
with Twinax 5250 emulation (TDLC) and BOS,
CompuMaster, NLynx, IBM or IBM-compatible Emulation Cards
Host System Requirements
AS/400 Operating System
OS/400 V3R2 or
AS/400 Internal Features
AS/400 Ethernet LAN
All "ADD TO CART"
models are currently in stock as of
July 12, 2017.
These prices are limited to our current inventory.
Please call us at 800-597-2525 or
1-908-688-8100 to discuss your application or if you have any questions.
eTwinax Controller - 56 Twinax Address/Device Support
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