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I-O 8310 LaserCard™
Internal Twinax Interface for Epson Printers (type A)

PLEASE NOTE The 8310 Printer Interface has been discontinued.
The direct replacement product is the I-O Corporation TXP+ Twinax Interface.
Please click here to be taken to the TXP+ Twinax Interface page.

I-O 8220 Test TextDescription

The I-O 8310 Internal Printer Interface Card allows EPSON printers, including the DFX-5000, with a slot for optional interface cards (#8143/8148) to be attached to an IBM AS/400 or System/3X host. (Click on Picture for specifications)

The I-O 8310 offers true IBM printer emulations including 3812-1 (non-IPDS), 4214, 5219, and 5224/5225. When installed in an EPSON printer, the I-O 8310 can replace traditional Twinax printers by providing proven IBM compatibility.

The I-O Command Pass-Thru™ feature allows complete access to all user- programmable printer options. The printer sharing port on the interface card is auto-switching, offering intelligent Host/PC printer sharing and maximum printing flexibility.

Installation and setup are simple via Host/PC download commands, display station setup, or through the use of on-board switches.

IBM compatible printing, PLUS additional features provide significant cost savings over traditional Twinax printing.

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IBM Features

  • Attaches to AS/400 or System/3X

  • Supports OfficeVision/400, DisplayWrite/36 and Text Management/38

  • Supports 16 Languages

  • APF and BGU Graphic Support

  • Font Support using IBM Type Style Numbers

  • IBM 3812-1(SCS)), 4214 (APF & BGU), 5219, 5224/5225 Printer Emulations

  • Computer Output Reduction (COR)

  • Automatic Page Orientation (APO)

Additional Features



IBM Compatibility

Offers complete IBM compatibility for 3812-1 (non-IPDS) and 5224 printer emulations.

Easy Installation

Installs easily into the printer's internal optional interface connector.

EPSON Type A Printer Support

Supports EPSON LX-800, 810, 850, 1050, 1050+; FX-850/1050; DFX- 5000, 8000; LQ-200 (some models), 500, 510, 450/550, 850/850+, 860, 1010, 1050/1050+, 1060/1060+, 2550; TLQ-4800; EPI-4000, EPJ-200, EPL-7100; SQ-850/2550; and Action Printer 2000/2500, 4000/4500.

Intelligent Host/PC Printer Sharing

Attach a PC and a Host to the same printer. Automatically monitors both input lines for data and selects the next incoming stream without user intervention.

I-O Command Pass-Thru™

Allows access to all user-programmable printer functions.

Host/PC Download Commands

Allows printer configuration customization.

Display Station Setup

Easy-to-use printer configuration via display station setup.

Supports EPSON Cut Sheet Feeder

User selectable support for EPSON cut sheet feeders and the DFX 8000 sheet cutter

Complete On-Board Diagnostics

Self test and EBCDIC hex printouts allow for quicker problem resolution, troubleshooting and configuration review.



Feature / Description

Host Systems

IBM AS/400 and System/3X


IBM Twinax to EPSON internal parallel


Supplied by the printer


Temperature: +40░ to 110░ F (+5 to 42░ C)
Relative humidity: 20% to 85%
Optimum: 70░ +/- 15░ F (24░ +/- 8░ C)

Special Order

Mini-Centronics parallel cable for printer sharing available at additional cost



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