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I-O UTP Pocket Print Box -
Compact External Printer Interface for Twinax and Coax
Hosts with Built-in RJ45 Balun

PLEASE NOTE The UTP Pocket Print Box Printer Interfaces have 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.

Designed for use in unshielded twisted pair (UTP) environments, the I-O UTP Pocket Print Box is a low-cost printer interface (available for either 5250 Twinax or 3270 coax hosts) that attaches directly to a printer’s parallel port. No parallel cable is required. The I-O UTP Pocket Print Box features a built-in RJ-45 balun for a direct connection to Category 5 twisted pair cable coming from the IBM host. No external balun is required. It also offers a unique universal pin-out selector switch, which enables support of virtually any manufacturer’s balun type. No more worries about matching balun pin-outs.

Configuring the I-O UTP Pocket Print Box is very simple. It comes with an easy-to-use rotary switch to set the Twinax address or coax buffer size, the printer emulation, and the output protocol, as well as various diagnostic functions (self-test, EBCDIC dump, ASCII dump, restore factory defaults, and diagnostics).

The I-O UTP Pocket Print Box attaches virtually any parallel printer to an AS/400 or 3270-type host and offers one IBM printer session (SCS), featuring I-O’s field-proven laser and dot-matrix printer emulations. It supports a wide variety of printer drivers, including HP PCL; Epson FX/DFX, DFX+, LQ, and ESC/P2; and IBM Proprinter. It also includes I-O Command Pass-ThruTM, bar code, and IOGLTM. These features allow access to and more utilization of the printer’s capabilities such as duplex printing, additional fonts, and color printing that otherwise would be unavailable when printing from an IBM host.

With these features and more, the I-O UTP Pocket Print Box is the clear solution for low-cost, full-function, and hassle-free connections to an IBM host using twisted pair wiring.

Click here for more information on Twinax and Coax Interfaces

IBM Features

  • Twinax Features:
    • Attaches to IBM AS/400 or System/3X Host, 5X94 Controllers, or 5299 TTPA
    • IBM 3812-1 (non IPDS), 4214, 4224, 3287/68/62 Printer Emulations
    • APO and COR
  • Coax Features: 
    •Attaches to 30XX, 43XX or 937X Host, or 3X74 or 3276 Controller
    • IBM 3812-1, 4224, 4214, 3287/68/62 Printer Emulations (all non-IPDS)
    • LU3 (DSC) and LU1 (SCS) mode printing
    • Supports all applicable IBM RPQ’s

Plus a wide range of additional features that boost productivity and performance.

Features Benefits
Attaches directly to printer’s parallel port No Centronics parallel cable is required.
Built-in RJ-45 balun Direct connection to twisted pair cable. No external balun is required.
Universal pin-out selector switch Enables support for all manufacturer’s balun types. No more worries about
matching pin-outs and polarity.
Easy to configure and install Set your Twinax address or coax buffer size directly using the easy-to-use rotary switch and you will be printing in minutes.
True IBM printer emulations Supports a parallel printer on an AS/400 or 3270-type host with reliable
I-O Command Pass-ThruTM Access all programmable functions of the attached printer, such as bar
codes, fonts, etc.
Software compatibility Print from popular host applications, such as bar code and electronic forms printing packages, without worrying about the print output.

Specifications of I-O Pocket PrintBox UTP Twinax and Coax Interface

Host Systems Twinax (5250) or Coax (3270)
Interface RJ-45 Unshielded Twisted Pair to Centronics Parallel
Power Supplied through printer or 5V wall mount transformer
Environment Temperature: +40? to 110? F (+5 to 42? C)
Relative humidity: 20% to 85%
Approvals FCC A; CE

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