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Adaptio Host Print Software AFP/IPDS and SCS to PCL 5e; IBM System i5, iSeries and zSeries - S/390 support; runs as Windows service; supports Canon finishing features.

Part Number: 1-128 Sessions - Canon
Price: $1075


Adaptio Host Print Software

I-O's Host Print Software
for Windows®

adaptio supports between 1 and 128 IPDS/SCS
printer sessions
and runs as a Windows service.

Price is per session

Ordering Information

General Information
I-O's adaptio is a Windows based software solution designed to print IBM host print jobs over an Ethernet network via TCP/IP. Running as a Windows service, adaptio seamlessly converts IBM's AFP/IPDS and SCS data streams to PCL. Printers are addressed through either Port 9100 or a Windows printer object.

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 128 printers. When printing from an IBM iSeries, AS/400, zSeries or System 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.

How Adaptio Works

Technical Specifications
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
iSeries, AS/400
• IBM 3812-1, 4214, 5224, 5225, and 5256

SCS/DSC Emulations
zSeries, S/390
• IBM 3287

IPDS Towers
Supports all towers

System Requirements
iSeries, AS/400
• OS/400 Release 3.1 or higher
• PSF/400 for IPDS

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

Print Drivers
• IPDS – PCL 5e
• SCS – PCL 3, Epson, IBM ProPrinter,

• 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 2000 Pro, XP Pro, Windows
2000 server, 2003 server

Minimum of 512 MB

Minimum of Pentium 4 1GHz

Features Benefits
Expandability Printer sessions range from 1 to 128 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 .
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.

Part Number


AFP/IPDS and SCS Host Print Software



1-2 Sessions Canon Adaptio Host Print Software 1-2 Sessions $1075
3-4 Sessions Canon Adaptio Host Print Software 3-4 Sessions $1045
5-8 Sessions Canon Adaptio Host Print Software 5-8 Sessions $1015
9-16 Sessions Canon Adaptio Host Print Software 9-16 Sessions $985
17-32 Sessions Canon Adaptio Host Print Software 17-32 Sessions $955
33-64 Sessions Canon Adaptio Host Print Software 33-64 Sessions $925
65-128 Sessions Canon Adaptio Host Print Software 65-128 Sessions $895

Adaptio with Enhanced SCS

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