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The I-O Xip Twinax Rackmount Controller allows Twinax displays and printers to be attached to an AS/400, iSeries or eServer i5 host via standard Ethernet and TCP/IP.

Part Number: IOXIP-RC
Price: $1795


IO xip rackmount controller

IO Xip Twinax Controller

The IO Xip Twinax Controller connects IBM & IBM Compatible Twinax display stations and printers to IBM Power System(Power System i, iSeries, or AS/400) hosts via TCP/IP over an Ethernet Network. This cost-saving controller protects the investment of up to 14 Twinax 5250 displays and IPDS/SCS system printers by allowing them to function in an Ethernet environment. The Xip Controller is housed in a rack mountable 1U case.

General Information
Investment Protection

There is no need to lose the investment made in valuable Twinax display stations and system printers. The Xip Controller provides an economical means to attach these reliable products to a System i, iSeries, or AS/400 via an Ethernet Network.

Local Connection

The Xip Controller can be installed locally, eliminating the need for an expensive Twinax Work Station Controller. Twinax devices are simply connected to the Xip Controller via existing Twinax cabling.

Remote Locations

In addition to local IBM host connectivity, the I-O Xip Controller can be installed at remote locations. Compared to traditional remote controllers, the Xip Controller is an economical solution that does not require costly leased lines.

Ease of Installation

Devices attached to the Xip Controller are auto configured at the host through the use of TN5250e, AnyNet, or SNA. Twinax displays and printers are up and running in minutes. IPDS printers can also be configured to us PPR/PPD.
IO Xip Controller Diagram

  • Reliable Twinax displays and IPDS/SCS printers can operate in an Ethernet
  • Eliminates the need for expensive IBM Twinax Work Station Controllers
  • In locations requiring remote access, the I-O 5794ip replaces expensive remote
  • No need for high-priced leased lines or expensive DSU/CSU modems
  • No re-cabling – continue to utilize existing Twinax or twisted pair cabling
  • Supports up to 56 logical sessions (4 sessions per device)
  • Supports up to 4 AS/400-iSeries hosts
  • Supports TN5250e, SNA and AnyNet
  • Easy to install

- Attaches up to 14 Twinax displays and printers
- Star Panel compatible (Maximum 7 devices)
- Supports up to 4 hosts
- Allows up to 4 sessions per Twinax address
- Supports TCP/IP (TN5250e, AnyNet) and SNA

• Host Systems and Requirements
- Power Systems, System i,iSeries, AS/400
- OS400 V3R2 and newer
- Telnet services

- PSF Required for IPDS via PPR/PPD

• Display Stations
- All 5250 Twinax display stations
- Display model type is matched to Telnet models:
5251m11, 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 printers
- 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

- IPDS - AnyNet or PPR/PPD

• Data Streams
- TN5250e, auto configuring local and remote
connectivity (SCS)
- AnyNet, auto configuring local and remote connectivity
(IPDS and SCS)
- SNA, auto configuring local connectivity (IPDS and


• Network
- 10/100 BaseT auto-sensing
- TCP/IP (TN5250e, AnyNet)
- DHCP client
- Ethernet (IEEE 802.2, 802.3)

• Ports
- RJ45 for Ethernet
- DB9 for Twinax Dual-Phase “V”
Connector (cable included)
- DB25 parallel for diagnostic printouts

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

• Power Supply
- Input – 110 to 240 volt AC auto-ranging
- Output – 5 volt DC, 2.5 amp (shield

• Physical
- 17" X 6.5" X 1.75"
- 5 lbs.
- Temperature range +40 to 100 F
(5 to 42 C)
- Relative humidity 10% to 90%, non-
Features Benefits
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 5794ip Twinax Controller instead of an expensive IBM Twinax Work Station Controller
No Re-cabling The I-O 5794ip 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 can be configured – Up to 56 logical sessions supported


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