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IBM 3179 Terminal (Twinax)

 
 
 
 


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3179-200
Whole Terminal
3179-200 Twinax Color Terminal with Keyboard
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3179-200


Logic
6342810 Logic unit for 3179-2
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6342810


Keyboard
1386887 Keyboard For 3179-200 (US)
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7342987 3179-200 keyboard
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Monitor
8233388 3192-g, 3179-g, 3179-200 monitor only
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The IBM 3179 Model 200 offers 7 colors and displays 1,920 characters and provides a 122-key Typewriter Keyboard.

Model 2 is compatible with S/36, S/38, or AS/400.

The IBM 3179 Model G10 Graphics Display Station displays 1,920 or 2,560 characters in 32 lines of 80-characters each. Model G10 offers eight colors, APA buffer, and external highlighting and provides 122-key Typewriter keyboard.


Highlights

  • Display station for host attachment
  • Color display: bright, clean colors and smudge-resistant screen surface
  • Variety of keyboards for various host applications

Operator Factors

The 3179 has an etched screen, which minimizes glare and fingerprints. Indicators are displayed in symbols on the bottom row of the screen, outside the data area, and provide useful operator information. Updating the screen from the host is accomplished without refresh interruption (i.e., no blinking). An underline type cursor and a rectangular reverse video cursor, with blinking option, are provided. An enhanced full-screen cross-hair cursor or an alternate cross cursor is featured for graphic operations. An audible alarm is provided to alert the operator. The volume of the alarm can be adjusted by the operator via switches on the keyboard underside. The cable connected keyboard can be moved and the video element can be tilted and swiveled to change the screen angle for the operator. The keyboard is thin and the keyboard slope can be adjusted by the user to 6, 12, or 18 degrees.

Input Editing Capability

Cursor move, tab, home key, back tab, insert, delete, extended erase (erase to end-of-field, erase all keyboard input data, and erase entire screen) and cursor select keys are all basic. All alphanumeric and special symbol keys have typamatic capability. Cursor move keys cause acceleration of the cursor when held down. Simultaneous depression of vertical and horizontal will cause diagonal movement. Fields of data can be selected by positioning the cursor, then using the cursor select key. If data fields are light-pen detectable, the Selectable Field Tab function key will provide more rapid location. The 24 Program Function (PF) keys are provided on the keyboard in lowercase mode. Entry assist is supported when attached to a 3274 Control Unit with Configuration Support D at Release 64 or higher, or to the 3174 Control Unit and the Workstation Subsystem Controller (#6020) of the 9370 Processors. For Model G: the 3179-G Entry Assist provides capabilities which facilitate operator entry and editing of text material. The capabilities include margins, tabbing, word-wrap, improved cursor positioning, improved character/word delete, cursor position indicator, and an audible end-of-line warning tone. Entry Assist is intended for use primarily with a specific set of host editor programs. (See 3274 pages for details.)

Note:Model 100: Keyboard Overlay may be used for the nomenclature in Native Mode. Clear lens keycaps with paper inserts accessory or sticky labels which are shipped with the 3274 or ordered as publications may be used for the nomenclature in Emulation Mode.

Security Facilities

Data security functions provided by the 3179-G are non-display field control (specified in the attribute byte) and the security keylock.

A special non-displayed input mode provides for fields of data to be program-defined so that they will accept data entered from the keyboard without displaying the data on the screen. A Security Keylock prevents display of data on the display terminal unless the key is turned to the UNLOCK position. The key is removable in either LOCK or UNLOCK positions.

User management is responsible implementation of these functions. If sensitive data is sent over external communications facilities, user management may wish to pursue the application of cryptography. For more information on data security controls, see "Data Security Controls and Procedures" (G320-5649).

These capabilities and the terminal's ability to identify itself to the host program allow customer-supplied security program routines to control access to data and audit of actions.

Keyboards

(See Notes 1, 2 below)

  • 122-key Typewriter Keyboard: Typewriter-like layout, with 49 alphameric keys, 31 control keys, 24 program function keys, and 18 numeric pad keys.
  • 122-key Typewriter/APL2 Keyboard: Typewriter-like layout, with 49 alphameric keys, 31 control keys, 24 program function keys, and 18 numeric pad keys.
    1. Keyboards used on other products are not interchangeable with the keyboard used on 3179-G.
    2. A coiled keyboard cable is provided with each keyboard allowing individual keyboard positioning.
Models 200, 220: IBM Enhanced Keyboard, Typewriter-like layout with 48 alphanumeric keys, 24 control keys, 12 function keys, and 18 numeric pad keys.

Site Planning and Preparation

These are the responsibility of the customer. The customer should have on hand, or should order the "IBM 3179 Color Display Station Description", GA18-2177, for site planning and preparation work.

Model Description 3179-100A high-quality, 14-inch, cathode-ray tube (CRT) color display station used in clusters with the 3274, the 3276, the 4321, the 4331 or the 4361 Processor with Display/Printer Adapter or the workstation Adapter or 9370 with Workstation Subsystem Controller for displaying alphanumeric data, and for entering data into and retrieving data from S/360, S/370, 303X, 308X, 4300 Processor, or 8100 System.

In base color operation, data fields can be displayed in four colors. A keyboard permits an operator to display and manipulate data on the screen in a flexible and efficient manner.

In extended color operation attached to a 3274, or the 4361 Workstation Adapter, data can be displayed at both character and field level in 7 colors with a choice of extended highlighting.

The 3179 meets both general-purpose and unique display requirements.

Displays up to 1,920 characters in 24 rows of 80 characters each. Each character is represented in a maximum 7 x 14 dot matrix in the 9 x 16 contiguous box matrix. Displays a 94-character set: 26 uppercase alphabetic, 26 lowercase alphabetic, ten numeric, and 32 special characters.

The 3179 consists of five machine elements: Video, logic, keyboard, pedestal, and line cord.

The Modifiable Keyboard is standard. Keyboard switch setting by operator allows either of two modes of keyboard operation:

  • Emulation Mode: See "Prerequisites".

    The 3179 keyboard emulates existing 3178, 3278, or 3279 keyboards.

  • Native Mode: When a 3179 keyboard is used in Native mode, it must be attached to a 3274 with Configuration Support D (microcode Release Level 63).

    If the 3274 is configured to support APL or Data Entry the necessary keycaps to appropriately change the keyboard are made available as accessories.

    The 3274 Keyboard Definition Utility is used to redefine the keyboard layout. Additionally, the construction of the keyboard is such that all standard size (or square) keys have a removable keycap upon which the nomenclature is engraved. With these facilities, a customer may define the keyboard layout by swapping, moving, deleting, or copying keys.

    Sets of keycaps will be made available as accessories to accommodate some common layouts. Clear lens keycaps with paper inserts will also be provided for customer-unique labeling.

The 3274 Language Diskette provides space for seven Keyboard Layout tables (three standard and four modified). A maximum of four of these seven may be selected from the diskette. The Language Diskette will be supplied via microcode Release Level 63 for 3274 with Configuration Support D. The language diskette permits display of the standard layout. By using a predefined set of commands and cursor positioning, the keyboard layout can be modified from the terminal attached to port "A-0" of the 3274. The keyboard layouts are identified to the 3274 by switches located under the keyboard, which can be set by an operator. The ability to customize keyboard layouts is available on the 3179 connected to a 3274 with Configuration Support D and microcode release level 63.

When attached to the 3274 with Configuration Support D with microcode release level 63, the 3179 supports various keyboard layouts including the following keyboard layouts by using the accessory keycaps.

Native mode is not supported on the 4321, 4331, and 4361 Display Printer Adapter and Workstation Adapter.

The 3179 supports the ASCII keyboard layout in Emulation mode via the use of clear lens keycap with paper inserts accessory.

The 3179 offers functions equivalent to both the 3279 Models S2A and S2B.

A monocase switch, located on the logic element, provides the capability of switching to uppercase alphanumeric mode for 3277 compatibility. The 3179 uses 3270 field formatting capability which permits individual fields of data on the screen to be program-defined with various attributes such as protected/unprotected, alphanumeric, normal/intensified, and displayable/non-displayable.

The 3179 uses the 3270 formatting attributes of protect and intensify for the additional purpose of displaying individual fields in base colors according to the following:

  • Protected and intensified - White
  • Unprotected and intensified - Red
  • Protected and normal intensity - Blue
  • Unprotected and normal intensity - Green
Base color switch is provided allowing the 3179 to run in 'monochrome mode'. In this mode, fields are displayed in green for normal intensity and white for intensified.

Extensions to the 3270 data stream supported by appropriate 3274 features or the 4361 Workstation Adapter, and the 3179 provide the following field and character attributes:

  • Extended Color:
    • Red
    • Blue
    • Green
    • White
    • Yellow
    • Turquoise
    • Pink
  • Extended Highlighting:
    • Reverse video
    • Blink
    • Underscore
Each attribute can be specified independently of any other. Extended color and extended highlighting are supported on the 3274 Models 1A, 1C, 1D, 31A, 31C, 31D, 41A, 41C, 41D, 51C, and 61C. For extended color and extended highlighting on the 3179, the Structured Field and Attribute Processing Option of Configuration Support C or Configuration Support D is required on the 3274. For base color operation, the 3179 will attach to all models of the 3274, 3276 except Model 1, and the Display/Printer Adapter of the 4321, 4331, 4361, and 9370 Workstation Subsystem Controller.

The 3179 does not require a 3276 Color Display Attachment (#1950) for base color operation.

The operator can initiate a local display-to-printer monochrome or color copy function (i.e., without host intervention) from the keyboard of a 3179. When the 3179 is attached to a 3274 or 4300 processor Display/Printer Adapter or a 4361 Workstation Adapter or a 9370 Workstation Subsystem Controller, the printer designation is controlled by operator use of the IDENT key and by:

  1. A printer authorization matrix which is loaded into the 3274 through a user-written host application program, or
  2. A customer-definable matrix loaded from the System Diskette at IML time. For further details, see the "3274 Control Unit Planning, Setup, and Customizing Guide", GA27-2827, (Configuration Support A, B, C, P, or T), or "3274 Customizing Guide", GA23-0065, (Configuration Support D).
When the 3179 is attached to a 3276, the printer designation is controlled by operator use of the IDENT Key and by a configuration default matrix. This matrix is determined by the relative positions of devices attached to the 3276.

Response Time Monitor (RTM) is a tool resident in the 3274 whereby inbound host attention operations from attached display terminals can be timed, recorded and displayed. The RTM function is selectable when the 3274 is customized. The ultimate purpose of RTM is to provide for evaluating and verifying the performance of a network system and its components. RTM is supported by the 3274 Configuration Support C and D.

Alert function, selectable during customization of the 3274 and supported by the 3179, reports problem determination data to the host for recording and display when NPDA Version 3 is installed in the host. The workstation operator cannot initiate an Alert message. Alert is supported by the 3274 Configuration Support C and D.

Model Description 3179-200The 3179 Model 2 is a seven-color display station plug compatible with the 5292 Model 1 Color Display Station. It can be used with S/36, S/38, or AS/400 either directly or through the 5294 or 5394 Remote Control Unit for entering, editing and displaying alphanumeric data. Displayable colors are red, green, blue, white, yellow, turquoise, and pink. This display station performs the same basic functions as the 5292 Model 1. The 3179 Model 2 displays up to 1,920 characters with 24 lines of 80 characters each. The display station status is shown on a 25th line. Optionally, the user can also display the cursor location (row/column) on this status line. The 3179 Model 2 is offered with no features. (US English only) The 3179 Model 2 is offered in 2 models:
  1. Model 200 -- 122-key Typewriter Keyboard
  2. Model 220 -- IBM Enhanced Keyboard
The standard character set includes 96 dot-matrix characters: 52 upper/lowercase alphabetic, ten numeric, and 33 special characters in addition to 'space'. The display of colors is achieved through the use of already existing attribute codes, and can be used without program modification. (For example, the high intensity attribute code will result in white color; the blink attribute code will result in red color, etc.) For optimum use of color, changes may be desired in existing programs. (See "IBM 3179 Model 2 Color Display Station Programmer's Guide To Using Color", GA18-2389).

Cable-Through with Auto-Termination and Screen Glare Reduction are standard. See appropriate product publications for keyboard layout. Display functions include: Non-display, blinking, underscore, column separator, and reverse image (dark characters on a color background) on a field basis. An operator-adjustable audible alarm is provided to alert the operator to special conditions. The low-profile keyboard with adjustable slope and 24 application-assigned command functions provides input and control flexibility. Easy-to-use select options, provided from the keyboard, allow the operator to utilize a block or underscore cursor, cursor blink, or non-blink. The operator can also elect to display the cursor locations (row/column) and screen attribute codes being utilized as well as set the audible alarm volume.

Model Description 3179-220The 3179 Model 2 is a seven-color display station plug compatible with the 5292 Model 1 Color Display Station. It can be used with S/36, S/38, or AS/400 either directly or through the 5294 or 5394 Remote Control Unit for entering, editing and displaying alphanumeric data. Displayable colors are red, green, blue, white, yellow, turquoise, and pink. This display station performs the same basic functions as the 5292 Model 1. The 3179 Model 2 displays up to 1,920 characters with 24 lines of 80 characters each. The display station status is shown on a 25th line. Optionally, the user can also display the cursor location (row/column) on this status line. The 3179 Model 2 is offered with no features. (US English only) The 3179 Model 2 is offered in 2 models:
  1. Model 200 -- 122-key Typewriter Keyboard
  2. Model 220 -- IBM Enhanced Keyboard
The standard character set includes 96 dot-matrix characters: 52 upper/lowercase alphabetic, ten numeric, and 33 special characters in addition to 'space'. The display of colors is achieved through the use of already existing attribute codes, and can be used without program modification. (For example, the high intensity attribute code will result in white color; the blink attribute code will result in red color, etc.) For optimum use of color, changes may be desired in existing programs. (See "IBM 3179 Model 2 Color Display Station Programmer's Guide To Using Color", GA18-2389).

Cable-Through with Auto-Termination and Screen Glare Reduction are standard. See appropriate product publications for keyboard layout. Display functions include: Non-display, blinking, underscore, column separator, and reverse image (dark characters on a color background) on a field basis. An operator-adjustable audible alarm is provided to alert the operator to special conditions. The low-profile keyboard with adjustable slope and 24 application-assigned command functions provides input and control flexibility. Easy-to-use select options, provided from the keyboard, allow the operator to utilize a block or underscore cursor, cursor blink, or non-blink. The operator can also elect to display the cursor locations (row/column) and screen attribute codes being utilized as well as set the audible alarm volume.

For administrative purposes, the Model 220 is designated as Model 22Z when ordered as an optional device as part of the System/36 Total System Package (see 5360 or 5362 pages).

Model Description 3179-G10The 3179-G Color Graphics Display Station is a low-priced, color graphics display member of the 3270 Information Display System. The 3179-G is a compact, eight-color, 1,920- or 2,560-character, 14-inch CRT with bright, clear colors and a smudge-resistant screen surface. The graphics capabilities are significantly enhanced by the provision of an all-points-addressable (APA) screen and capability to natively attach the IBM Color Jetprinter (3852 Model 2) for local screen copy.

The 3179-G features the 122-key modifiable keyboard with 24 program function (PF) keys, a numeric pad, improved cursor-move function, and a Selectable Field Tab function key for light-pen detectable fields.

The 3179-G is offered in two models:

  1. Model G10 122-key Typewriter keyboard
  2. Model G20 122-key Typewriter/APL2 keyboard
Host interactive graphics support on S/370, 43XX, 303X, 308X, 3090, and 9370 processors is included in an enhancement to Release 4 of GDDM (Graphical Data Display Manager). Screen management functions are extended to interact with graphics information as well as with alphanumeric information.

One 3979 Expansion Unit may be attached to the 3179-G. The 3979 allows attachment of the 5277 Mouse, 6180-2, 6184, and the 7371, or 7372 Color Plotters. The 3979 provides an alternative port for the IBM Color Jetprinter (3852 Model 2) when the 3979 is attached to the 3179-G.

Characteristics

  • The 3179-G is data stream compatible with today's 3270 displays in alphanumeric application environments. Most mainframe interactive graphics applications that run under GDDM Release 3 can be run unchanged on the 3179-G with GDDM Release 4.
  • Provides significant new functions and host graphic off-load when compared to the 3279 Model S3G.
    Attachment of IBM Color Jetprinter (3852 Model 2) to logic unit of the 3179 Model G for local screen copy.

    Note:Must specify printer interface cable #2058 (P/N 6342058) for Jetprinter (3852 Model 2).

    Host processing is reduced and, for most applications, controller utilization will be improved by using the 3179-G to off-load vector-to-raster conversion and symbol set usage.

  • Allows attachment of one 3979 Expansion Unit. The 3979 extends the configuration capability to connect one 5277 Mouse, one Jetprinter (3852 Model 2) and one of either the 6180-2, 6184, 7371, or 7372 Color Plotters to the 3179 Model G.

    Note:Must specify printer interface cable #2058 (P/N 6342058) for the Jetprinter (3852 Model 2). Only one plotter may attach, specify IEEE488 interface #9920 and cable #5040 (For IBM US, No Longer Available as of July 5, 1994) for 7371 or 7372 Plotter).

  • Selectable Field Tab key and Cursor Select key provide for selection of light-pen detectable fields in lieu of a light-pen.
  • Improved cursor movement. When cursor keys are depressed, the cursor accelerates. Two cursor types are provided: Alphanumeric and graphic. Graphic cursor (Cross and Cross Hair) supports PEL-level resolution. The 5277 Mouse may be used to control both alphanumeric and graphics cursors on the screen. The graphics cursor controlled by the cursor positioning keys or the 5277 Mouse provides coordinate (x,y) input via the 3979 Expansion Unit.
  • Screen Characteristics: eight colors (red, green, blue, white, yellow, turquoise, pink, and black background).
  • An all-points-addressable (APA), 14-inch CRT color display provides a bright, steady presentation of 720 x 384 picture elements in a viewable area of 240mm (9.4 in.) by 172mm (6.8 in.).
  • Requires no color convergence adjustments.
  • Transient patterns associated with buffer loading of programmed symbols (PS) are eliminated.
  • Etched, enhanced contrast CRT screen designed to reduce light reflections and fingerprint smudges to produce high-quality, high-resolution output.
  • Two fixed-character fonts can be selected by host applications program for data presentation:
    • Up to 1,920-characters can be displayed as 80-characters by 24 lines.
    • Up to 2,560-characters can be displayed as 80-characters by 32 lines.
    • Keyboard Characteristics.
  • Two keyboards: Typewriter and Typewriter/APL2. A modifiable keyboard with 122-keys provides 24 individual program function keys, a numeric pad, and improved cursor-move keys.
  • A keyboard definition utility is supported in the 3179-G to allow definition of customer specific keyboard layouts. A keycap removal tool is standard so that keycaps can be interchanged conveniently.
  • The 3274 Downstream Load Diskette #9301 or #9311 (except Germany), or #9303 or #9313 (Germany only) provides space for three modifiable keyboard layouts per control unit. The diskette is supplied via microcode Release Level 65 or higher for the 3274 with Configuration Support D.

    The 3174 Control Unit and the Workstation Subsystem Controller (#6020) of the 9370 Processor Downstream Load Diskette #9016 (applicable world-wide) provides space for three modifiable keyboard layouts. (Refer to the "3174 Control Unit Customization Guide", GA23-0214.)

    The modified keyboard layouts are defined by switches located on the underside of the keyboard (refer to "3179-G/3192-G Color Graphics Display Station Operator Reference and Problem Solving Guide" (GA18-2591) for information) and can be set by the operator.

    Low-profile keyboard with coiled cable. Keyboard provides operator adjustment for three angles of inclination: 6, 12, or 18 degrees.

  • Entry Assist is standard.
  • The Response Time Monitor and Alert capability are supported.
  • Audible Alarm and Security Keylock are standard. Security key is removable in both LOCK and UNLOCK position.
  • Video pedestal, provided as standard, provides 19.4 degrees of tilt (plus 15 degrees to minus 4.4 degrees) and 180 degrees of swivel (plus or minus 90 degrees from the center position) to enable the display to be individually positioned.
  • Through the use of error indicators, off-line tests, and the "Operator Reference and Problem Solving Guide", the customer will isolate a failing element for repair or replacement.
Model Description 3179-G20The 3179-G Color Graphics Display Station is a low-priced, color graphics display member of the 3270 Information Display System. The 3179-G is a compact, eight-color, 1,920- or 2,560-character, 14-inch CRT with bright, clear colors and a smudge-resistant screen surface. The graphics capabilities are significantly enhanced by the provision of an all-points-addressable (APA) screen and capability to natively attach the IBM Color Jetprinter (3852 Model 2) for local screen copy.

The 3179-G features the 122-key modifiable keyboard with 24 program function (PF) keys, a numeric pad, improved cursor-move function, and a Selectable Field Tab function key for light-pen detectable fields.

The 3179-G is offered in two models:

  1. Model G10 122-key Typewriter keyboard
  2. Model G20 122-key Typewriter/APL2 keyboard
Host interactive graphics support on S/370, 43XX, 303X, 308X, 3090, and 9370 processors is included in an enhancement to Release 4 of GDDM (Graphical Data Display Manager). Screen management functions are extended to interact with graphics information as well as with alphanumeric information.

One 3979 Expansion Unit may be attached to the 3179-G. The 3979 allows attachment of the 5277 Mouse, 6180-2, 6184, and the 7371, or 7372 Color Plotters. The 3979 provides an alternative port for the IBM Color Jetprinter (3852 Model 2) when the 3979 is attached to the 3179-G.

Characteristics

  • The 3179-G is data stream compatible with today's 3270 displays in alphanumeric application environments. Most mainframe interactive graphics applications that run under GDDM Release 3 can be run unchanged on the 3179-G with GDDM Release 4.
  • Provides significant new functions and host graphic off-load when compared to the 3279 Model S3G.
    Attachment of IBM Color Jetprinter (3852 Model 2) to logic unit of the 3179 Model G for local screen copy.

    Note:Must specify printer interface cable #2058 (P/N 6342058) for Jetprinter (3852 Model 2).

    Host processing is reduced and, for most applications, controller utilization will be improved by using the 3179-G to off-load vector-to-raster conversion and symbol set usage.

  • Allows attachment of one 3979 Expansion Unit. The 3979 extends the configuration capability to connect one 5277 Mouse, one Jetprinter (3852 Model 2) and one of either the 6180-2, 6184, 7371, or 7372 Color Plotters to the 3179 Model G.

    Note:Must specify printer interface cable #2058 (P/N 6342058) for the Jetprinter (3852 Model 2). Only one plotter may attach, specify IEEE488 interface #9920 and cable #5040 (For IBM US, No Longer Available as of July 5, 1994) for 7371 or 7372 Plotter).

  • Selectable Field Tab key and Cursor Select key provide for selection of light-pen detectable fields in lieu of a light-pen.
  • Improved cursor movement. When cursor keys are depressed, the cursor accelerates. Two cursor types are provided: Alphanumeric and graphic. Graphic cursor (Cross and Cross Hair) supports PEL-level resolution. The 5277 Mouse may be used to control both alphanumeric and graphics cursors on the screen. The graphics cursor controlled by the cursor positioning keys or the 5277 Mouse provides coordinate (x,y) input via the 3979 Expansion Unit.
  • Screen Characteristics: eight colors (red, green, blue, white, yellow, turquoise, pink, and black background).
  • An all-points-addressable (APA), 14-inch CRT color display provides a bright, steady presentation of 720 x 384 picture elements in a viewable area of 240mm (9.4 in.) by 172mm (6.8 in.).
  • Requires no color convergence adjustments.
  • Transient patterns associated with buffer loading of programmed symbols (PS) are eliminated.
  • Etched, enhanced contrast CRT screen designed to reduce light reflections and fingerprint smudges to produce high-quality, high-resolution output.
  • Two fixed-character fonts can be selected by host applications program for data presentation:
    • Up to 1,920-characters can be displayed as 80-characters by 24 lines.
    • Up to 2,560-characters can be displayed as 80-characters by 32 lines.
    • Keyboard Characteristics.
  • Two keyboards: Typewriter and Typewriter/APL2. A modifiable keyboard with 122-keys provides 24 individual program function keys, a numeric pad, and improved cursor-move keys.
  • A keyboard definition utility is supported in the 3179-G to allow definition of customer specific keyboard layouts. A keycap removal tool is standard so that keycaps can be interchanged conveniently.
  • The 3274 Downstream Load Diskette #9301 or #9311 (except Germany), or #9303 or #9313 (Germany only) provides space for three modifiable keyboard layouts per control unit. The diskette is supplied via microcode Release Level 65 or higher for the 3274 with Configuration Support D.

    The 3174 Control Unit and the Workstation Subsystem Controller (#6020) of the 9370 Processor Downstream Load Diskette #9016 (applicable world-wide) provides space for three modifiable keyboard layouts. (Refer to the "3174 Control Unit Customization Guide", GA23-0214.)

    The modified keyboard layouts are defined by switches located on the underside of the keyboard (refer to "3179-G/3192-G Color Graphics Display Station Operator Reference and Problem Solving Guide" (GA18-2591) for information) and can be set by the operator.

    Low-profile keyboard with coiled cable. Keyboard provides operator adjustment for three angles of inclination: 6, 12, or 18 degrees.

  • Entry Assist is standard.
  • The Response Time Monitor and Alert capability are supported.
  • Audible Alarm and Security Keylock are standard. Security key is removable in both LOCK and UNLOCK position.
  • Video pedestal, provided as standard, provides 19.4 degrees of tilt (plus 15 degrees to minus 4.4 degrees) and 180 degrees of swivel (plus or minus 90 degrees from the center position) to enable the display to be individually positioned.
  • Through the use of error indicators, off-line tests, and the "Operator Reference and Problem Solving Guide", the customer will isolate a failing element for repair or replacement.
    Models
Model Summary Matrix
Model Colors  Displays           Keyboard                Attaches to
----- ------ ---------------- ---------------------- ---------------
100 7 1,920 characters 122-key typewriter S/360, S/370,
303x, 308x,
4300, or 8100
200 7 1,920 characters 122-key typewriter S/36, S/38,
or AS/400
220 7 1,920 characters Enhanced Keyboard S/36, S/38,
or AS/400
G10 8 1,920 characters 122-key typewriter S/370, 43xx,
or 2,560 char. 303x, 308x,
3090, 9370
G20 8 1,920 characters 122-key typewriter/APL2 S/370, 43xx,
or 2,560 char. 303x, 308x,
3090, 9370
Customer Setup (CSU)The 3179-G is designated as a Customer Setup machine. For Model G: a copy of the "IBM 3179-G Color Graphics Display Station Setup Instructions", GA18-2262, is included with each machine.

Customer Responsibilities

The customer is responsible for:

  1. Adequate site, system and other vendor preparation.
  2. Receipt at customer's receiving dock, unpacking and placement of the unit.
  3. Physical setup, connection of cables in customer access area, switch settings and checkout.
  4. Contacting an IBM customer service coordinator for attachment of the 3179 communications cable to an on-site serviced IBM control unit where customer access area is not provided.
  5. Determination of the required number of spares.
  6. Performing Customer Problem Analysis and Resolution (CPAR).
  7. Returning a failing element to the Repair Center (for Customer Carry-In Repair maintenance) or to the Service/Exchange Center (for Customer Carry-In Exchange maintenance) with a completed Service/Replacement Order Form for repairs.
  8. Call the Service/Exchange Communication Center (S/ECC) on a toll-free number for service.
  9. Removing customer-owned keycaps prior to submitting a keyboard for exchange or repair service and return the standard layout keyboard to IBM.
  10. Returning security keys to IBM if any exchange service of Logic Element is required. (If the keys are not returned to IBM, the customer will be charged for the replacement of the security keys and locks on a time-and-material basis.)
  11. For Model G: ordering the "IBM 3179-G/3192-G Color Graphics Display Station Description", GA18-2589, for site planning and preparation work since it is not shipped with each machine.
Customer Problem Analysis and Resolution (CPAR)

Functions have been designed into the 3179 to enhance the availability to the customer. This has been done through the use of Customer Problem Analysis and Resolution (CPAR) routines and procedures that are used by the operator. See "Customer Responsibilities".

Customer Responsibility for Damaged or Altered Elements

Determination by IBM that damage to replaced units is due to causes or conditions not covered under the terms and conditions of the Purchase or Maintenance Agreement and repair of that damage or replacement of missing, altered or non-IBM parts will be charged for at IBM's then applicable hourly service rates and terms. Altered elements will not be eligible for the exchange or replacement services.

On-Site Assistance

If the customer desires assistance in performing Customer Problem Analysis and Resolution (CPAR), the customer calls the Service/Exchange Communication Center (S/ECC) on a toll-free number. IBM will assist the customer on-site in performing CPAR procedures using the same documentation that is available to the customer.

Customer-owned spare elements can be installed to replace defective elements by IBM upon customer request. Shipping of defective elements to the Repair Center or Service/Exchange Center is a customer responsibility. All on-site assistance is provided on an hourly service basis at the applicable hourly service rates and terms.

LimitationsModel 220

The 3179 Model 220 is not supported on Port 0 with an address of 0, used as a system console.

The following limitations apply to the support of the Enhanced Keyboard using S/36 Release 4.0 RPQs:

The Enhanced Keyboard RPQs and the Office Enhancement Feature 5727-SS1 change the workstation microcode. Any other workstation RPQ is mutually exclusive.

Models G10, G20

  • A 3178, 3179-1, 3180-100, 3191, 3192, 3278, or 3279 Display Station must be attached to Port 0 of the 3174, 3274 Control Unit or 9370 Workstation Subsystem Controller for customization and diagnostic support. (This display may be attached via a 3299.)
  • Category "B" terminals (e.g., 3277 Display Stations) cannot be used on the same 3274 when these units are customized to support the 3192-G.
  • Plotters are only supported via IEEE488 interface.
  • Existing alphanumeric applications will run on the 3179-G unless the program is affected by 3274 Control Unit configurations restrictions (e.g., no Category B terminals) or required hardware functions not available with the 3179-G, e.g., magnetic readers, light-pen, triple-plane programmable symbols, encryption/decryption or unsupported screen sizes.
  • BSC Copy Command is not supported.
  • Programmable Symbols (PSA and PSB only) are supported in single color.
Hardware RequirementsModel 100

A 3179 requires a 3274, 3276 with appropriate Terminal Adapter or a 4321, 4331, 4361 Processor with the standard Display/Printer Adapter or Display/Printer Adapter Expansion or the 4361 Workstation Adapter or 9370 with Workstation Subsystem Controller. See 3274, 3276, 4321, 4331, or 4361 pages.

For 3179 attachment: The 3179, in Emulation Mode, can be attached to a 3274, 3276, or the Display/Printer Adapter of the 4321/4331/4361 or the 4361 Workstation Adapter, without a microcode change. When a 3179 keyboard is used in Emulation mode, it must be attached to the following EC or microcode Release Levels of the control unit or Display/Printer Adapter:

  • 3276: Any EC level
  • 3274:
    • Configuration Support A - Level 15 or higher
    • Configuration Support B - Level 26 or higher
    • Configuration Support C - Level 47 or higher
    • Configuration Support D - Level 61 or higher
    • Configuration Support P - Any level
    • Configuration Support T - Level 31 or higher
  • 4321: Any EC level
  • 4331: Any EC level
  • 4361: Any EC level
  • 9370: Any EC level
To attach the 3179 in Native Mode requires a 3274 with Configuration Support D with microcode Release Level 63. Microcode Release Level 63 is also a prerequisite for changing the layout of the Modifiable Keyboard.

Native mode is not supported on the 4321, 4331, and 4361 Display Printer Adapter and Workstation Adapter.

A 3179 with Swiss/German keyboard requires the following control unit/processor RPQs for Emulation Mode:

  • 3274: 7H0394
  • 3276: 7H0396
  • 4321/4331: UC1603
A 3179 with Swiss/French keyboard requires the following control unit/processor RPQs for Emulation Mode:
  • 3274: 7H0394
  • 3276: 7H0396
  • 4321/4331: UC1813
Following printer RPQs are available for the full compatibility with 3179 with Swiss/German keyboard or Swiss/French keyboard:
  • 3262 Line Printer: UC1982 and UC2476
  • 3287 Printer: 7H0390 or 7H0393
Note:Full compatibility with 3179 Swiss/German keyboard or Swiss/French keyboard is provided for 3268 as a standard function.

Model 220

The 3179 Model 220 attaches to S/36 or S/38 via IBM cabling system, twinaxial cable, or equivalent. Programming Support for the 3179 Model 220 is as follows:

  • S/36:
    • Release 4.0 of the SSP 5727-SS1 for 5360 with RPQ P84112
    • Release 4.0 of the SSP 5727-SS1 for 5362 with RPQ P84113 (6371135)
    • Release 4.0 of the SSP 5727-SS6 for 5364 with RPQ P84114 (69X6803)
    • Release 5.0

      Note:Those customers who have ordered the Office Enhancement feature (#6240) for Release 4.0 will have this RPQ function as part of the microcode update being shipped with the enhancement. Separate installation of an RPQ is not required.

  • S/38:
    • Release 7 with Specify Code #9119
    • Release 8
  • AS/400: Release 1
  • 5294: Applicable host requirements (see above); feature code #3630 Enhanced Keyboard Support; Note: Feature code #3630 requires prerequisite #3611 Feature Adapter Card A.
  • 5394: Applicable host requirements (see above).
  • The System/36 RPQs and the System/38 Specify Codes are withdrawn with the availability of S/36 Release 5 and S/38 Release 8.
    The Following must be ordered for S/36 Release 4 systems that do not have Office Enhancement feature (#6240):
    • For RPQ P84112 (5360), order 5799-WYP
    • For RPQ P84113 (5362), order 5799-WYQ
    • For RPQ P84114 (5364), order 5799-WYN
    The following must be ordered for S/38 Release 7.0:
    • Specify Code #9119
    For System/36 (5360) users, an IBM CE is required to install RPQ P84112.

    For System/38 users, an IBM CE is required to install Feature Code #9119.

When a CE is required, the local IBM branch office should be notified at the time the displays are ordered (if possible) to arrange for the system unit upgrades as soon as possible before the displays are attached.

Support for 3179 Model 220 is to be installed by the users of S/36, 5362, and 5364 systems. A kit, which includes the RPQ microcode and instructions is to be given to the customers at no charge when they take delivery of the 3179 Model 220 Display. Dealers must obtain the following no-charge kits for their customers who will be installing this display with the Enhanced Keyboard (102-key):

  • For System/36 (5362), order kit P/N 6371135 for RPQ P84113
  • For System/36 (5364), order kit P/N 69X6806 for RPQ P84114
Models G10, G20
  • A 3178, 3179-1, 3180-100, 3191, 3192, 3278, or 3279 Display Station must be attached to Port 0 of the 3174, 3274 Control Unit or 9370 Workstation Subsystem Controller for customization and diagnostic support.
  • 3274 Control Unit Attachment: The 3179-G models must be attached to the IBM 3274 Control Unit with Configuration Support D at microcode Release Level 65 and Load Diskette #9301 or #9311 (except Germany) or #9303 or #9313 (Germany only).<>
    Note:Since a feature code load diskette is used to support the 3193, 3290, 3179-G, and the 3192-G, customers should read the diskette label. Feature Code #9301 support the 3179-G, 3192-G, and 3290. Feature Code #9311 support the 3179-G, 3192-G, and 3193. The label will state if the 3179-G is supported.
  • 3174 Control Unit Attachment: The 3179-G models attach to the 3174 Control Unit and require Load Diskette feature code #9016.
  • Workstation Subsystem Controller of the IBM 9370 Processor Attachment: The 3179-G models attach to the Workstation Subsystem Controller, feature code #6020, of the 9370 Processors and require Load Diskette feature code #9016.<>
    Note:Only one feature code Load Diskette (#6020) is required to support the 3179-G when attached to the 3174 Control Unit or to the Workstation Subsystem Controller of the 9370 Processor. Refer to the "3174 Control Unit Customization Guide" (GA23-0214).
  • GDDM Release 4 must be installed on the host processor for graphic support. The following PTFs must be installed:
               OS        DOS/VSE    VM/370
    ------------- ------- -------
    GDDM UP90176 UP90177 UP90178
    Base UP59304 UP59305 UP59306
    PGF UP90179 UP90180 UP90181
    UP59307 UP59308 UP59309
  • Customers planning to use a 3179-G with ISPF Version 2 must install a prerequisite PTF as shown below:
    • ISPF MVS (5665-319) Version 2 Release 1 - UZ80300
    • ISPF MVS (5665-319) Version 2 Release 1.1 - UZ80301
    • ISPF MVS (5665-319) Version 2 Release 1.2 - UZ80302
    • ISPF VM (5664-282) Version 2 Release 1 - UV16080
BSC Users:
  • Customers installing the 3179-G for use over binary synchronous communication lines should customize the IBM Control Unit with BSC Enhanced Communications Option (176).
  • Customers operating under ACF/VTAM with ACF/NCP over Binary Synchronous (BSC) communication lines must be at an ACF/NCP Version 3 or higher level. Customers should contact their service representative for the following prerequisite PTFs:
    • NCP V3 on 3705: PTF UR12445
    • NCP V3 on 3725: PTF UR12446
    • NCP V4: PTF UR12444
    • SSP V1.2.2: PTF UR13293
    • SSP OS/MVS: PTF UR13294
    • SSP VM: PTF UR13295
PublicationsModel 100
  • GA18-2177 IBM 3179 Color Display Station Description
  • GA18-2180 IBM 3179 Color Display Station Operator Guide
  • SY18-2081 IBM 3179 Color Display Station Repair Center Maintenance Information
  • GA18-2110 Keyboard Overlay
Models 200, 220
  • GA18-2404 IBM 3179 Model 2 Color Display Station Introduction and Pre-Installation Planning
  • GA18-2389 IBM 3179 Model 2 Color Display Station Programmer's Guide To Using Color
  • GA18-2388 IBM 3179 Model 2 Color Display Station Problem Solving Guide (Shipping Group)
  • GA18-2387 IBM 3179 Model 2 Color Display Station User's Guide (includes Setup procedure) (Shipping Group)
  • SY18-2138 IBM 3179 Model 2 Color Display Station Repair Center Maintenance Information
Note:Customers should order the "IBM 3179 Model 2 Color Display Introduction and Pre-Installation Planning", GA18-2404, for site planning and preparation work prior to delivery of the 3179 Model 2.

Models G10, G20

  • GA18-2262 IBM 3179-G Color Graphics Display Station Setup Instructions
  • GA18-2271 IBM 3179-G Color Graphics Display Station Operator Reference and Problem Solving Guide
  • GA18-2589 IBM 3179-G/3192-G Color Graphics Display Station Description
  • SY18-2099 IBM 3179-G/3192-G Color Graphics Display Station Repair Center Maintenance Information
  • GA18-2272 IBM 3979 Expansion Unit Setup Instructions (for low-voltage countries)
    Features -- Specify/Special/Exchange
Specify feature codes, when ordered for field installation via MES, are billable to the customer unless ordered with a model change and/or a chargeable feature. (Color and voltage changes are always billable.) If the price is not in the price file, an RPQ should be submitted.
  • Power: 120V AC, 1-phase, 3-wire, 60 Hz.
  • Line Cord: A 2.8m (9.0 ft) line cord with nonlocking plug. A 1.8m (6 ft) line cord with nonlocking plug available via MSORDER.
  • Maintenance Option: Warranty Option - #9799.
Model 100 Keycaps
  • #3028 - APL keycaps and keycap removal tool
  • #3031 - Data Entry keycaps and keycap removal tool
  • #3025 - Clear lens keycaps (60 caps) with paper inserts (60 light and 60 dark) and keycap removal tool
  • #3034 - PF keycaps for 87-key typewriter keyboard layout and keycap removal tool
  • #9181 - Switch Control Unit