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IBM Infoprint 4247-002

 
 
 
 


4247-002 IBM Serial Impact Printer

IBM 4247-002 Infoprint Impact Printer
Fully refurbished with 90-day warranty
4247-002


Abstract

Model Abstract 4247-002

The IBM 4247 Model 002 extends the forms-handling capability of the IBM 4247 Serial Matrix printers to lower speeds at lower prices. This heavy-duty impact printer is capable of print speeds up to 400 characters per second (CPS) with a duty cycle of up to 8 million characters per month. Print qualities include DP mode (DP), DP Text mode (DP Text) and Near Letter Quality (NLQ). Environments supported by the 4247-002 include: IBM System 36, IBM Advanced 36, IBM AS/400, IBM RS/6000, IBM S/370 and S/390, IBM PC, IBM PS/2, IBM-compatible PCs, non-IBM systems that support an ASCII parallel interface, and Local Area Networks (LANs).

Highlights
  • Quiet operation
  • Exceptional forms handling flexibility
  • Heavy duty performance - Up to 20 million character per month duty cycle

Model Highlights 4247-002

  • Up to 400 characters per second (CPS) at 10 characters per inch (CPI)
  • Full compatibility with the Model 001
  • Centronics compatible PC Parallel with Coax or Twinax attachments
  • ASCII PPDS and Epson, coax SCS, DSC/DSE and Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS), and Twinax PDS and IPDS datastreams
  • Multiple datastream emulations providing easy replacement of older printers
  • LAN support for ASCII and IPDS
  • 9 wire print head providing 3 print qualities and speeds
  • IBM 4230-like operator panel including a 2-line by 40 character display
  • Up to 8 million character per month duty cycle
  • Extensive barcode support including Postnet certification
  • OCR support
  • Quiet operation - 54 dba in DP Text mode

Description

Member of the IBM 4247 Family

The 4247-002 provides price/performance options to the successful 4247 family. At speeds up to 400/240/120 characters per second (CPS) for DP/DP Text/NLQ respectively, the base printer is configured with Parallel plus either a Coax or Twinax attachment.

Multiple Forms Capability

The 4247-002 provides the same forms flexibility as previous members of the 4247 family. This includes one continuous forms path and a manual cutsheet path as standard. A second forms tractor may be added to provide dual continuous forms paper paths. To obtain the most reliable forms capability both sets of tractors may be used for a single paper path. An Automatic Sheet Feed (ASF) with one, two or three input bins for cutsheet paper may be added to the standard configuration. Envelopes are supported in ASF bin 1.

Similar in Operation to the IBM 4230

The 4247-002 includes an operator panel much like that found on the IBM 4230. Identical to that provided on the 001 model, it includes a 2-line by 40 character display making messages and menus easy to understand.

Multiple emulation modes make it possible to easily replace many older printers.

  • ASCII emulation includes IBM Proprinter III XL, IBM 2381 Personal Printer and Epson FX.
  • Coax emulations include IBM 3268, IBM 3287, IBM 4224 and IBM 4230.
  • Twinax emulations include IBM 4214, IBM 4224 and IBM 4230.

Native IBM 4247 is the default mode with each attachment.

Heavy-Duty, Reliable Printing

The 4247-002 is a heavy duty printer with a duty cycle of up to 8 million characters per month. The 9 wire print head provides reliable printing in three quality modes, (DP, DP Text, and NLQ), on up to 8 part forms in the front path.

LAN Attachment Capability

LAN attachment is available via the Network Print Server features (FN 4121, 4124, 4164, 4165) attached to the parallel port for ASCII data or by the i-Data International A-S 7913 (RPQ numbers 8B4313 and 8B4314) attachment to the coax or twinax port for Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) data.

The Network Print Server features plug into the parallel port of the printer to provide support for the following environments:

  • Novell NetWare
  • IBM LAN Server
  • IBM AIX(R)
  • Other TCP/IP Networks

The IBM 4247 Model 001 base printer includes a Parallel port plus either a Coax or Twinax attachment.

Datastreams and printers emulated are:

  • Parallel port
    • Printers emulated are Proprinter III XL, IBM 2381 Personal Printer and Epson FX80 - 1170.
    • Datastreams supported are PPDS and Epson FX.
  • Coax attachment
    • Printers emulated are IBM 3268/3287, IBM 4224 and IBM 4230.
    • Datastreams supported are 3270/DSC/DSE and SCS.
  • Twinax attachment
    • Printers emulated are IBM 4214 and IBM 4230.
    • Datastream supported is PDS.

Each attachment also supports native IBM 4247 mode.

With the Intelligent Printer Datastream (IPDS(TM)) feature the Coax or Twinax attachment can be driven by Advanced Function Presentation (AFP(TM)) applications supported by Print Services Facility (PSF(TM)) and GDDM(R).

The 4247-002 can be LAN attached via the Network Print Server (NPS) features (FN 4121, 4124, 4164, 4165) attached to the parallel port for ASCII datastreams or the i-data 7913 (RPQ number 8B4313 or 8B4314) attached to the Twinax or Coax port for IPDS datastreams.

While a Network Print Server and one of the i-data 7913 RPQs (either RPQ 8B4313 or 8B4314) can both be installed on the same 4247, only one of either the Network Print Server or the i-Data 7913 RPQ network attachments can be active at any time. Manual network switching between the ASCII (Network Print Server) and IPDS (i-Data RPQ) is required to switch between the attachments.

Power Plug Adapter (#9801, 9802, 9803, 9804, 9805)

When attaching the Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Network Print Server (#4164) to the 4247 Printers, a Power Plug (Power adapter) is needed.

These adapters, with the appropriate power plug, are required to furnish the correct voltage and plug into an electrical outlet for the 10/100 BaseT Network Print Server (#4164). These adapters plug into an electrical outlet and transform the voltage to the voltage required by the Ethernet Network Print Server (FN 4164).

Product Positioning

The IBM 4247-002 complements the current IBM serial matrix family by offering new price options. Fully compatible with the 4247-001, the model 002 provides additional choices to meet speed requirements with all the rich forms handling of the 4247 family. The 4247-002 provides 400 CPS in DP (data processing) print quality mode.

The 4247 provides enhanced paper path capabilities over the 4230 and 4232, including multiple continuous form support and Automatic Sheet Feeder (ASF) The key difference however is that with the 4247, the various paper feeds can be installed simultaneously.

The 4247 provides a wide range of forms handling capabilities. With the standard tractor set, the printer can be configured for continuous feed push or pull. The push configuration supports document on demand or 'zero tear' operations thus minimizing waste and supporting pre-numbered forms. The base machine configuration also includes a manual cut sheet feeder. With the continuous feed paper parked (mounted in the tractors but out of the print line), the operator can insert a single sheet of cut sheet paper.

A second tractor set can be added which enables the printer to feed from two different continuous feed paper sources. A push/pull configuration can be used to manage the more difficult forms and/or batch applications. The standard manual cut sheet feeder can still be used under this configuration.

In addition, an optional automatic sheet feeder can be added. This feature consists of one cut sheet input bin and an output stacker. A second and third cut sheet input bin can be added. Input bin one of the automatic sheet feeder will support envelopes. The continuous feeds and manual cut sheet feed can still be used with the automatic sheet feeder installed.

Models

Model Summary Matrix

Model Speeds Attachments
002 400 CPS Parallel, Coax, Twinax

Customer Setup (CSU)

The 4247-002 is designated a customer setup (CSU) machine. All of the 4247-002 features are also designated customer setup (CSU)

Technical Description

  • High Speed
    • DP print speed of up to 400 CPS (characters per second)
    • DP Text print speed of up to 240 CPS (characters per second)
    • NLQ print speed of up to 120 CPS (characters per second)
  • Heavy duty - Up to 8 million characters per month duty cycle
  • Centronics compatible PC Parallel plus Coax or Twinax attachments
  • IBM 4202 Proprinter III XL, IBM Personal Printer 2381, and Epson FX (FX 80-1050 and DFX 5000/8000) emulation modes for parallel attach.
  • IBM 3268, IBM 3287, IBM 4224 and IBM 4230 emulation for coax attachment.
  • IBM 4214, IBM 4224, and IBM 4230 emulation for twinax attachment.
  • Native 4247 mode drivers for AIX and OS/400 environments. shipped on diskette with the printer.
  • Native 4247 mode drivers for Windows 3.1, Windows 95/98, Windows NT 3.51, and Windows NT 4.0 are available for downloading on the IBM Printing Systems web page http://www.ibm.com/printers
  • Downloadable font support (IBM Proprinter or Epson)
  • Resident bar codes - accessible via PPDS control using 4247 native mode commands and IPDS in coax and twinax
    • Code 3-of-9
    • UPC-A and UPC-E
    • EAN-8 and EAN-13
    • UPC/EAN Supplemental encodations (2 and 5 characters)
    • Matrix 2-of-5
    • Industrial 2-of-5
    • Interleaved 2-of-5
    • MSI
    • Code 128
    • Codabar
    • Postnet (Certified)
  • Maximum text print resolution of 144 X 144
  • LAN Connectivity:
    • Network Print Server features for ASCII data on the parallel port
    • i-data 7913 RPQ for IPDS data on the twinax or coax ports

Physical Specifications

Dimensions in base configuration:

Width: 679.5 mm (26.75 inches)
Depth: 400 mm (15.75 inches)
Height: 311.2 mm (12.25 inches)
Weight: 24.55 kg (54 lbs)

Dimensions with ASF installed (fully configured):

Width: 679.5 mm (26.75 inches)
Depth: 673.1 mm (26.5 inches)
Height: 431.8 mm (17.0 inches)
Weight: 30.45 kg (67 lbs)

Printer stand:

Top surface width: 711 mm (28 inches)
Top surface depth: 368 mm (14.5 inches)
Top surface height: 724 mm (28.5 inches)
Weight: 20.46 kg (45 lbs)

Upper paper supply area is positioned for front feed. Lower paper supply area (floor) is used for rear feed. Contains an adjustable paper output shelf that can be removed.

Operating Environment

Voltages: 100 - 127 VAC single phase grounded 50/60 Hz
200 - 240 VAC single phase grounded 50/60 Hz

Heat Output: 25.6 Watts (87 BTU/hr) -- Idle (100V - 127V)
28.6 Watts (97 BTU/hr) -- Idle (200V - 240V)
110 Watts (376 BTU/hr) -- Normal operation
140 Watts (478 BTU/hr) -- Maximum (200V - 240V)
150 Watts (512 BTU/hr) -- Maximum (100V - 127V)

IBM 4247-002 in continuous forms and manual cutsheet applications:

Temperature: 10 to 40.6 degrees C (50 to 105 degrees F)
Relative Humidity: 8 to 80 percent
Max Wet Bulb: 26.7 degrees C (80 degrees F)

IBM 4247-002 in automatic sheet feed applications:

Temperature: 15.6 to 32.2 degrees C (60 to 90 degrees F)
Relative Humidity: 8 to 80 percent
Max Wet Bulb: 22.8 degrees C (73 degrees F)

Noise Emission: Operating Idle
--------- --------
4247-002 base printer:
Sound power level (LWAd): 6.9 bels 4.0 bels
Sound pressure level (LpAm): 54 dBA(1) 25 dBA

4247-002 with ASF installed:
Sound power level (LWAd): 7.3 bels 4 bels
Sound pressure level (LpAm): 60 dBA(2) 25 dBA

Note: (1) Measured in DP Text Mode.

Note: (2) Measured in NLQ Mode.

The IBM 4247-002 meets the EPA certification requirements for Energy Star.

The IBM 4247-002 meets the requirements to be classified as:

  • EMC: Limit A of FCC Rules and Regulations part 15 subpart B, class A (US).

    Limit B of EN 55022/1987, EN 50082-1/1992 (Europe high voltage only).

  • Safety: EN60950, UL
  • For Japan, VCCI, 1992 Class 1; CISPR-22, Class A

The Network Print Server (NPS) features have additional power requirements.

When attached to the 4247 printer, the Network Print Server features require an external power supply as described below. This power supply is included with the Network Print Server for the 4247 printer.

  • United States style - 120 VAC (+ or - 15%), 60 Hz - (plug standard NEMA WD-1 1-15P)

The Network Print Servers have the following approvals:

  • EMC: Limit A of FCC Rules and Regulations part 15 subpart B, class A (US). Limit B of EN 55022/1987, EN 50082-1/1992 (Europe).
  • Safety: EN 60950, UL

Limitations

The 4247-002 has the following limitations:

  • The front continuous forms paper path will handle up to 8-part forms. Forms greater than 4-part should be tested for readability prior to use. The rear path is limited to a maximum of 4-part forms.
  • When the ASF is installed, use of the rear tractor is limited to rear-push mode.
  • The manual cut-sheet path can only be selected at the operator panel or with IPDS. It cannot be selected by the 4247 ASCII drivers.
  • The following ASCII restrictions apply when using IBM 4247 native escape commands to print bar code:
    • Current bar code applications that use barcode escape commands must be modified to use IBM 4247 native bar code commands.
    • Bar code printing is limited to picket orientation and 3 to 1 wide to narrow ratio when printed using native 4247 escape commands.

The 4247-002 has the following additional limitations when emulating previous ASCII printers.

  • The following commands/functions are not supported when replacing or adding to existing IBM 4224 (Model 301, 302, 3E3), 4230 (Model 4xx or 5xx) or 4232 Model 302.
    • Begin/End Overstrike
    • Begin/End Understrike
    • Select Presentation Media
    • Set Presentation Position
    • Initialize/Delete Local Font
    • Select Local Character Set
    • Set Vertical Units
    • Graphic Segment List
    • Bar Code
    • Segment
    • Overlays
    • Graphic Mapping Control
    • Read Printer Status
  • The following functions are not supported when using the Epson FX 1050 driver, IBM 4202 Proprinter III XL or IBM 2381 driver in OS/2 or Windows:
    • Bar code selection or printing
    • Automatic Sheet Feed (ASF) bin selection
    • Load/Park form paths
    • Datastream emulation switching
    • Metric vertical Line spacing.

Paper Handling:

  • Continuous Forms

    The 4247-002 will handle up to 8-part continuous forms in the front tractor path and up to 4-part in the rear tractor path. The forms must meet the following specifications:

    • Front Path
      • Overall form weight can range from 55 grams per square meter (gsm) (15 lbs) to 150 gsm (40 lbs).

        When using multiple part forms, all but the front sheet must be in the range of 45 gsm (12 lbs) to 75 gsm (20 lbs) and any carbon paper must be in the range of 14 gsm (4 lbs) to 35 gsm (9 lbs).

      • Total form thickness may range from 0.08 mm (0.003 in.) to 0.635 mm (0.025 in.).
      • Form width ranges from 76.2 mm (3 in.) to 431.8 mm (17 in.) Forms less than 152.4 mm (6 in.) in width should be tested for satisfactory stacking and may require operator assistance.
      • Form length ranges from 76.2 mm (3 in.) to 609.6 mm (24 in.) Forms less than 152.4 mm (6 in.) in length should be tested for satisfactory stacking and may require operator assistance.
      • Black back forms cannot be used in the front continuous form path.
    • Rear Path
      • Form weight can range from 55 grams per square meter (gsm) (15 lbs) to 80 gsm (21 lbs).
        • When using multiple part forms, all but the front sheet must be in the range of 45 gsm (12 lbs) to 75 gsm (20 lbs) and any carbon paper must be in the range of 14 gsm (4 lbs) to 35 gsm (9 lbs).
      • Total form thickness may range from 0.08 mm (0.003 in.) to 0.35 mm (0.014 in.).
      • Form width ranges from 76.2 mm (3 in.) to 431.8 mm (17 in.) Forms less than 152.4 mm (6 in.) in width should be tested for satisfactory stacking and may require operator assistance.
      • Form length ranges from 76.2 mm (3 in.) to 609.6 mm (24 in.) Forms less than 152.4 mm (6 in.) in length should be tested for satisfactory stacking and may require operator assistance.
      • Continuous forms with adhesive labels are not recommended for the rear paper path.

    Paper outside the specification ranges given above must be tested by the customer for proper operation.

    Some multiple part forms such as mailers, or thick/heavy perforations may have problems when using the PARK function. These forms should be tested for proper operation.

    For optimum performance, printing should be restricted to 6.4 mm (0.25 in.) from all edges, holes, or folds on the forms.

  • Manual feed

    The following sizes of cutsheet paper maybe used in the manual feed: A5, A4, A3, A2, Letter, Legal and Executive.

    Single or multi-part forms may be fed into the manual cut sheet path. Multi-part forms should be tested by the customer to ensure satisfactory feeding, registration and print quality. Forms for the manual feed must meet the following specifications:

    • Form weight can range from 50 gsm (13.3 lbs) to 120 gsm (32 lbs). However, weights less than 75 gsm may be subject to registration problems when printing in NLQ mode or graphics. Paper weights outside this range must be tested by the customer for proper operation.
    • Form thickness for all parts may range from 0.08 mm (0.003 in.) to 0.64 mm (0.025 in.).
    • Form width ranges from 114.3 mm (4.5 in.) to 444.5 mm (17.5 in.)
    • Form length ranges from 101.6 mm (4 in.) to 609.6 mm (24 in.)

    For optimum performance, printing should be restricted to 12.7 mm (0.5 in.) from all edges, holes, or folds on the forms.

  • Automatic Sheet Feed

    The 4247-002 Automatic Sheet Feeder, which can be installed and/or removed by the operator, provides for automatic feeding of cut sheet paper. It includes a stacker and one input bin as standard. The stacker also serves as the output bin for the manual cut sheet input path. One or two additional bins may be added for a maximum of 3 input bins. Each automatic bin holds up to 120 sheets of variable width 80 gsm (20 lb) single-part paper. Multi-part forms (up to 3-part) can also be used. Input bin 1 will also support envelopes. The output stacker holds up to 150 sheets of 80 gsm (20 lb) single-part paper. Bin selection can be controlled by the host system or from the 4247-002 operator panel. All operator control is from the 4247 operator panel.

    Paper meeting the following specifications is acceptable for use in the ASF. All other paper must be tested by the customer for suitable performance.

    • Paper sizes (single or multi-part):
       ASF Bin Paper Length Paper Width
      -------------- ---------------------- ---------------------
      Bin 1 (auto) 101-355.6 mm (4-14 in.) 127-300 mm (5-11.8 in.)
      Bin 2 (auto) 178-355.6 mm (7-14 in.) 127-300 mm (5-11.8 in.)
      Bin 3 (auto) 228-355.6 mm (9-14 in.) 127-300 mm (5-11.8 in.)

      Note: Up to 30 USA #6 (220 mm - 110 mm (8.66 in. x 4.33 in.)) or #10 (241.3mm x 104.8 mm (9.5 in. x 4.12 in.)) envelopes with a maximum thickness of 0.52 mm (0.021 in.) and a maximum thickness variation of .3 mm (.012 in.) may be fed in ASF Bin 1.

    • Form weight should be 60 to 100 gsm (16 to 27 lb)
    • Form thickness of a single sheet should be a minimum of 0.086 mm (0.0034 in.) and a maximum of 0.117 mm (0.0046 in.). (Also see multi- part forms specifications).
    • For optimum performance, use 75 to 90 gsm (20 to 24 lb) cotton content (25% or 50%) plain bond paper.
    • Multi-part forms can be used in all ASF bins. Tolerances and environmental conditions are more critical for multi-part forms than for single sheets. All multi-part forms must be tested by the customer for suitable performance with the ASF.
    • Multi-part forms used on the ASF are restricted to snap-out or top- glued forms only.
    • Multi-part snap-out forms must meet the following specifications:
      Pressure sensitive paper (3 sheets maximum)
      First sheet 70 - 80 g/m2 (19 - 21 lb)
      2nd sheet 40 - 60 g/m2 (11 - 16 lb)
      Last sheet 70 - 80 g/m2 (19 - 21 lb)
      Carbon sets (3 sheets maximum)
      First sheet 70 - 80 g/m2 (19 - 21 lb)
      2nd sheet 35 - 40 g/m2 (9 - 11 lb)
      Last sheet 70 - 80 g/m2 (19 - 21 lb)
      Carbon paper 25 g/m2 (6.6 lb) approximate
      (Carbon non-coated surface must be rough.)
      Snap-out perforation
      First sheet 3 : 0.8 mm
      2nd sheet 7 : 0.8 mm
      Last sheet 7 : 0.8 mm
      (Micro-perforations allowed for first and last
      sheets, 72 perfs per inch recommended.)
    • Multi-part top-glued forms must have a top edge that is flat, smooth, and free from any traces of glue. Form sets cut against the grain are more acceptable than sets cut with the grain.
  • Automatic Sheet Feed Paper Recommendations
    • Unsatisfactory paper and forms (the following are some of the papers and forms that do not perform reliably or may cause damage to the sheet feed mechanism):
      • Coated paper
      • Vellums
      • Highly sized erasable bond
      • Synthetic paper
      • Translucents
      • Some paper with a cockle finish
      • Some multi-part forms not meeting specifications
      • Some pressure sensitive adhesive labels
      • Some chemically treated paper (ink-impregnated paper)
      • Some preprinted forms requiring high registration accuracy for character location
      • Card stock
      • Some preprinted paper containing chemicals that contaminate the sheet feed mechanism or change the frictional characteristics of the paper
      • Stapled or clipped forms
      • Paper with gum surfaces, holes, perforations, cutouts or windows
      • Paper with embossment height exceeding 0.5 mm (0.020 in.). (Embossments must not be located within 15 mm (0.59 in.) of any edge of a sheet)
      • Folded documents
      • Paper with curl or waviness exceeding 3 mm (0.118 in.)
      • Reams with edges or corners folded or bonded together
      • Paper with poorly cut or rough edges
    • Paper used in the ASF should be new, unused, and without packaging damage.
    • Paper of different types (letterhead, plain, etc.), sizes, or composition should not be mixed or interleaved in the same ASF bin.
    • Paper should not be exposed to adverse temperature and humidity conditions. (Consult the manufacturer for recommended storage environment).

Hardware Requirements

The parallel interface will attach to:

  • RS/6000 workstations (excluding POWERserver 930).
  • Token Ring or Ethernet networks via the Network Print Server features.
  • IBM PS/2 and IBM Personal Computer LPTx ports and to a Token Ring or Ethernet LAN via one of these computers.
  • IBM-compatible PCs utilizing the parallel interface.
  • AS/400 twinax terminals including IBM 348x InfoWindow II display stations, IBM 3477 InfoWindow display station, and IBM 3197 display workstation.
  • 3482 InfoWindow II display.

The Coax interface (feature 4170) will attach to:

  • IBM 3174 Controller - Terminal port (using Release A5.5 or later, Release B4.0 or later, Release C6.0 or later).
  • ES/9370 Processor Workstation Controller (feature code 6020 or 6120).
  • ES/9371 Processor - 3270 Adapter.
  • ES9000 - 9221 Workstation Subsystem Controller (feature 6120).
  • Token Ring or Ethernet networks via the i-data 7913 RPQ for the IPDS datastream.

The Twinax interface (feature 4140) will attach to:

  • AS/400 Advanced Systems.
  • AS/400 Advanced Servers.
  • AS/400 Advanced 36 Systems.
  • IBM System 36.
  • IBM 5394 and IBM 5494 Control Units.
  • Token Ring or Ethernet networks via the i-data 7913 RPQ for the IPDS datastream.

Software Requirements

System support via Parallel Attachment

The 4247-002 can use the IBM Personal Printer Data Stream (PPDS) in IBM 4202 Proprinter III XL or IBM 2381 Personal Printer emulations by choosing the corresponding device driver for the systems listed below as supporting the PPDS datastream and the corresponding emulation on the Operator panel.

In Epson FX emulation mode the 4247-002 can print files coded for the Epson FX-1050 using the Epson ESC/P printer control language.

Also, native 4247 support is provided for AIX and the Host Print Transform function in OS/400. The following systems support the 4247-002:

System Software - Minimum Level Emulation
---------- ------------------------- -----------------
IBM PS/2 and OS/2 2.1(R) PPDS or Epson FX
IBM Personal OS/2 LAN Server 3.0 PPDS or Epson FX
Computers OS/2 Communications Manager/2 1.0 PPDS or Epson FX
DOS 5.0 PPDS or Epson FX
Microsoft Windows 3.0 PPDS or Epson FX
IBM RS/6000(1) AIX Version 3.2.5 PPDS or Epson FX

IBM AS/400(1)(2) OS/400 V2.3 Host Print PPDS or Epson FX
(3) Transform
OS/400 V2.3 PPDS or Epson FX
PC Support/400 W/S Function V2.2 PPDS or Epson FX
Client Access/400 V3.1 PPDS or Epson FX
Personal Communication for PPDS or Epson FX
AS/400 for Windows V4.0
Personal Communication for PPDS or Epson FX
AS/400 for OS/2 V4.0
IBM 5250 Enhanced Emulation PPDS or Epson FX for Windows V1.1
IBM 5250 Enhanced Emulation PPDS or Epson FX for DOS V2.4

Note: (1) In addition to the emulation support defined above, device drivers providing native 4247 support are shipped on diskette for AIX and for the Host Print Transform function in OS/400 to enable the enhanced function of the printer.

Note: (2) Host selection of the print quality is limited to two of the three qualities (DP and NLQ) featured by the printer when AS/400 attached.

Note: (3) Host selection of paper paths when using the ASF feature with Host Print Transform is limited to a total of three paper paths. Additional paths may be selected from the operator panel.

Network Operating System Support via Parallel Attachment

The Network Print Server features are supported in the following environments:

Protocol Operating System
-------- ----------------
IPX/SPX Novell NetWare 3.11 and above
Novell NetWare 4.01 and above using bindery emulation

TCP/IP Novell NetWare 3.11 and above
Novell NetWare 4.01 and above using bindery emulation

NETBIOS/NETBEUI IBM LAN Server 1.3 and above
TCP/IP IBM LAN Server 1.3 and above

NETBIOS/NETBEUI Microsoft LAN Manager 2.0c and above
TCP/IP Microsoft LAN Manager 2.0c and above

NETBIOS/NETBEUI Windows NT 3.1 and above
TCP/IP Windows NT 3.1 and above

TCP/IP AIX 3.2.5, 4.1

Supported TCP/IP print methods are LPD, FTP and Reverse Telnet.

IBM 4247-002 Coax Software Support

IBM System or IBM Software 4247 4224/4230 3268/3287
Controller (minimum release level) Mode Emulation Emulation
------------ ----------------------- ------- --------- ---------
System/370
and 390 Non-IPDS Mode
GDDM Version 3.1 Yes Yes(1) Yes
VM/ESA V2.1 Yes Yes(1) Yes
VM/RSCS V3.1 Yes Yes(1) Yes
VM/VTAM V4.3 Yes Yes(1) Yes
MVS/ESA V4.2.0 Yes Yes(1) Yes
OS/390 V1 R1 Yes Yes(1) Yes
MVS/VTAM V4.3 Yes Yes(1) Yes
VSE/ESA V1.3.3 Yes Yes(1) Yes
VSE/VTAM V3.4 Yes Yes(1) Yes
CICS/VSE V2.2.0(2) Yes Yes(1) Yes

IPDS Mode
GDDM Version 2.3 No 4224 only No
GDDM Version 3.1 No Yes No
GDDM Version 3.2 Yes(1a) Yes No
PSF/VM V2.1.1 No Yes(1) No
PSF/MVS V2.1.0 No Yes(1) No
PSF/MVS V2.2.0 Yes(3) Yes(1) No
PSF/VSE V2.2.1 Yes(4) Yes(1) No

Note: (1) Supported in 4224 mode only.

Note: (1a) Requires APAR PQ01129 for MVS, PQ01130 for VM or PQ01131 for VSE.

Note: (2) Report Control Feature.

Note: (3) Requires PTF UW29854 for PSF/MVS V2.2.0.

Note: (4) Requires PTF UD50093 for PSF/VSE V2.2.1.

IBM 4247-002 Twinax Software Support

IBM System or IBM Software 4247 4230/4224 4214
Controller (minimum release level) Mode Emulation Emulation
------------ ----------------------- ------- --------- ---------
System/36 SSP Release 5.1 No Yes(5) Yes
and IPDS Advanced function
AS/400 PRPQ No Yes(5) Yes
Advanced DisplayWrite/36 No Yes(5) Yes
System 36 Business Graphics Utility No Yes(5) Yes
Operation Control Language No Yes(5) Yes

AS/400 Non-IPDS Mode
OS/400 Version 3 Rel 1 Yes Yes Yes
SSP Release 7.1 No Yes(5) Yes
OfficeVision/400 Yes Yes Yes
Business Graphics Utility Yes Yes Yes
GDDM Yes Yes Yes
CL and DDS Yes Yes Yes

IPDS Mode
OS/400 Version 3 Rel 1 Yes(6) Yes Yes
OS/400 Version 3 Rel 6 Yes(7) Yes Yes
GDDM Yes Yes Yes
Advanced Function Print
Utilities V2R1 Yes Yes No
PSF/400 Release 3.1 Yes(6) Yes Yes

System/370
and 390
(8) PSF/MVS V2.2.0 and later Yes(6) Yes(5) No

Note: (5) Supported in 4224 mode only.

Note: (6) Requires OS/400 PTF SF32911 for AFP=NO and OS/400 PTFs SF32566, SF32567 and SF32568 for AFP=YES.

Note: (7) Requires OS/400 PTF SF33118 for AFP=NO and OS/400 PTF SF30477 for AFP=YES.

Note: (8) PSF/MVS will support a coax or twinax printer attached via the i-data 7913 RPQ. Requires PTF UW29854 for PSF/MVS 2.2.0.

ASCII Code Pages Supported

Code Code
Page Description Page Description
---- ----------- ---- -----------
437 Personal Computer 876 OCR-A
737 MS DOS Greek 877 OCR-B
813 Greek/Latin (ISO 8859-7) 912 Latin 2 (ISO 8859-2)
819 Latin 1 (ISO 8859-1) 913 Latin 3 (ISO 8859-3)
850 PC Multilingual 914 Latin 4 (ISO 8859-4)
851 Greek Old 915 Cyrillic (ISO 8859-5)
852 Latin 2/ROECE 916 Latin 8 (ISO 8859-8)
853 Turkish 920 Latin 5 (ISO 8859-9)
855 Cyrillic 921 Baltic Multilingual
857 Turkish 922 Estonian
858 PC Multilingual with euro 923 Latin 9 (ISO 8859-15)
860 Portuguese 1006 Urdu
861 Icelandic 1046 Arabic
862 Hebrew 1089 Latin 6 (ISO 8859-6)
863 Canadian French 1098 Farsi
864 Arabic 1116 Estonia PC
865 Danish/Norwegian 1117 Latvia PC
866 Cyrillic 1118 Lithuania PC
869 Greek New 1251 Cyrillic Windows
874 Thai

Character Sets Supported in Epson Emulation Mode

Character
Set Description
--------- -----------
0 Epson USA
1 Epson France
2 Epson Germany
3 Epson U.K.
4 Epson Denmark I
5 Epson Sweden
6 Epson Italy
7 Epson Spain I
8 Epson Japan
9 Epson Norway
10 Epson Denmark II
11 Epson Spain II
12 Epson Latin America I
13 Epson French Canadian
14 Epson Latin America II

EBCDIC Code Pages Supported with Coax and Twinax Attachments

Code Page Description Coax Twinax
--------- ----------- ---- ------
37 USA/Canada/Canadian Bilingual Yes Yes
256 International #1 Yes(9) Yes(9)
260 Canadian French Yes Yes
273 Austrian/German Yes Yes
274 Belgian Old Yes Yes
275 Brazilian Yes Yes
277 Danish/Norwegian Yes Yes
278 Finnish/Swedish Yes Yes
280 Italian Yes Yes
281 Japanese English Yes Yes
282 Portuguese Yes Yes
284 Spanish/Spanish Speaking Yes Yes
285 English (UK)/Ireland Yes Yes
286 Austrian/German Alternate Yes No
287 Danish/Norwegian Alternate Yes No
288 Finnish/Swedish Alternate Yes No
289 Spanish Alternate Yes No
290 Japanese Katakana Yes Yes
293 APL Yes(9) Yes(9)
297 French/French Azerty Yes Yes
310 APL/TN Yes(9) Yes(9)
340 OCR (4224 Compatibility) Yes(9) Yes(9)
420 Arabic Yes Yes
423 Greek Old Yes Yes
424 Hebrew Yes Yes
500 International #5 Yes(10) Yes(11)
803 Hebrew Yes No
831 Portuguese Alt Yes(9) Yes(9)
833 Korean No Yes
838 Thai Yes Yes
870 Latin 2/ROECE Yes Yes
871 Icelandic Yes Yes
875 Greek New Yes Yes
880 Cyrillic Yes Yes
890 Yugoslavic Old Yes Yes
892 OCR-A Yes Yes
893 OCR-B Yes Yes
924 Latin 9 Yes(9) Yes
1002 DCF Compatibility Yes(9) Yes(9)
1025 Cyrillic Multilingual Yes Yes
1026 Turkish Yes Yes
1097 Farsi Yes Yes
1112 Baltic Multilingual Yes
1122 Estonia Yes
1140 USA/Canada with euro Yes Yes
1141 Austrian/German with euro Yes Yes
1142 Danish/Norwegian with euro Yes Yes
1143 Finnish/Swedish with euro Yes Yes
1144 Italian with euro Yes Yes
1145 Spanish/Spanish Speaking with euro Yes Yes
1146 English (UK)/Ireland with euro Yes Yes
1147 French/French Azerty with euro Yes Yes
1148 International #5 with euro Yes(10) Yes(11)
1149 Icelandic with euro Yes Yes

Note: Yes = Available

Note: (9) Available in IPDS datastream only. Not selectable from Operator's Panel.

Note: (10) International #5, Belgian New, Swiss Bilingual.

Note: (11) International #5, Belgian New.

Print Qualities, Print Styles and Character Spacings

The 4247-002 will provide print quality levels, character spacings, and character styles (resident fonts) as follows:

Coax/Twinax Attachment

Print Character Character
Quality Style Spacing
-------- --------- ---------
DP Gothic 10, 12, 15 and 16.7 CPI
Essay Proportional space

DP Text Courier 10, 12, 15 and 16.7 CPI
Essay Proportional space

NLQ Courier 10, 12, 15 and 16.7 CPI
Essay Proportional space

Parallel Attachment

Print Character Character
Quality Style Spacing
-------- --------- ---------
DP Gothic 10, 12, 15, 16.7, 17.1 and 20 CPI
Gothic Italic 10, 12, 15, 16.7, 17.1 and 20 CPI

DP Text Courier 10, 12, 15, 16.7, 17.1 and 20 CPI
Courier Italic 10, 12, 15, 16.7, 17.1 and 20 CPI

NLQ Gothic 10, 12, 15, 16.7, 17.1 and 20 CPI
Gothic Italic 10, 12, 15, 16.7, 17.1 and 20 CPI
Courier 10, 12, 15, 16.7, 17.1 and 20 CPI
Courier Italic 10, 12, 15, 16.7, 17.1 and 20 CPI

Note: Proportional spacing on the Coax or Twinax attachment changes the characters per inch to approximately 11.5 CPI. Proportional spacing on the parallel port is a separate attribute and can be used at all CPI settings with each of the character styles listed above.

The above print quality levels and character styles will include all characters defined by the Resident Code Pages described above unless otherwise noted. Any quality level can be printed at either 6 or 8 lines per inch (LPI).

Publications

The following publications are shipped with the product. Additional copies (English only) are available immediately.

 Title Order Number
----------------------------- ------------
User's Guide SA24-4408
Quick Reference Card Coax SA24-4409
Quick Reference Card Twinax SA24-4411

Ethernet Network Print Server S246-0111(1)
Administrator's Guide
Token-Ring Network Print Server S246-0112(2)
Administrator's Guide

Automatic Sheet Feeder Manual SA24-4407(3)

The Maintenance Manual (SA24-4400) may be ordered through the "Puborder" or MES process for a charge.

Note: (1) This manual will be shipped with the Ethernet Network Print Server, feature 4164 or 4165. The Network Print Server Technical Reference manual will be shipped on diskette in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format as a part of the installation kit for the NPS features.

Note: (2) This manual will be shipped with the Token Ring Network Print Server, feature 4121 or 4124. The Network Print Server Technical Reference manual will be shipped on diskette in Adobe Acrobat PDF file format as a part of the installation kit for the NPS features.

Note: (3) The Automatic Sheet Feeder manual will be shipped with the Automatic Sheet Feeder feature 4015.

Features -- Specify/Special/Exchange
No Charge Specify Codes
  • #2600 - IBM 4247 Programming Reference Manual
  • #9200 for Low Voltage - 100V to 127V, 50/60Hz (default)
  • #9201 for High Voltage - 200V to 240V, 50/60Hz

Two lengths of low voltage power cords are available. Specify feature code 9250 for 6.0ft (1.8m) Chicago power cord with non-locking plug or feature code 9251 for 2.8m (9 ft) power cord with non-locking plug. The 9 ft. power cord with non-locking plug is the default.

Country Low Voltage Power Cords for machines with #9200

 Power Cord
Feature
Code List of Countries
----------- -----------------
9251 Aruba Bahamas Barbados
Bermuda Bolivia Brazil
Canada Cayman Islands Columbia
Costa Rica Curacao Dominican Republic
El Salvador Ecuador Guatemala
Guyana Haiti Honduras
Jamaica Japan Korea
Liberia Mexico Netherlands Ant.
Nicaragua Panama Peru
Philippines Saudi Arabia Surinam
Taiwan Trinidad Tobago
United States Venezuela

Country High Voltage Power Cords for machines with #9201

 Power Cord
Feature
Code List of Countries
----------- -----------------
9979 Argentina Australia China (PR)
Columbia New Zealand Papua N. Guinea
Paraguay Uruguay Western Samoa

9970 Afghanistan Algeria Angola
Austria Belgium Benin
Bosnia Bulgaria Burundi
Cameroon C. Afr. Rep. Chad
Congo Brazzaville Croatia Czech Republic
Finland France French Guiana
Germany Greece Guinea
Hungary Iceland Indonesia
Iran Ivory Coast Jordan
Kenya Korea Lebanon
Luxembourg Macau Macedonia
Malagasy Martinique Mauritania
Mauritius Monaco Montenegro
Morocco Mozambique Netherlands
New Caledonia Niger Norway
Poland Portugal Romania
Saudi Arabia Senegal Serbia
Slovak Republic Slovenia Spain
Sudan Sweden Syria
Togo Tunisia Turkey
Upper Volta Russia Vietnam
Zimbabwe

9975 Denmark

9972 Bangladesh Burma Myanmar
Pakistan South Africa Sri Lanka

9971 Antigua Bahrain Brunei
Channel Islands Cyprus Fiji
Ghana Hong Kong India
Iraq Ireland Kuwait
Malawi Malaysia Malta
Nepal Nigeria North Yemen
Oman Polynesia Qatar
Sierra Leone Singapore South Yemen
Tanzania Uganda United Kingdom
United Arab Emir. Zambia

9974 Liechtenstein Switzerland

Country High Voltage Power Cords for machines with #9201

 Power Cord
Feature
Code List of Countries
----------- -----------------
9973 Chile Ethiopia Italy
Libya Somalia

9976 Israel

9978 Aruba Bahamas Barbados
Bermuda Bolivia Brazil
Canada Cayman Islands Costa Rica
Curacao Dominican Rep. El Salvador
Ecuador Guatemala Guyana
Haiti Honduras Jamaica
Japan Liberia Netherlands Ant.
Nicaragua Panama Peru
Philippines Surinam Taiwan
Thailand Trinidad Tobago
United States Venezuela

For most countries publication languages are supplied based upon the country code of the order. To override country code defaults for publications, as defined in the Table of Defaults below, a Publication Ship Group specify code must be chosen from the following list.

 Publication
Language Ship Group
-------- ------------
Portuguese 2980
Danish 2993
Dutch 2988
English 2924
Finnish 2987
French 2928
French(Canada) 2935
German 2929
Italian 2932
Japanese 2930
Norwegian 2920
Spanish 2931
Swedish 2994

If the desired country is not included in the Table of Defaults or whenever an alternative to the country default is required a specify code is required.

Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable

(#4002) Additional Tractor Assembly

Provides dual tractor path capability with which either front push- pull mode or dual push mode configurations may be utilized. Up to 8-part forms (4-part in rear push mode) may be used. If used for dual push mode this tractor feature can be installed in the 4247 simultaneously with the primary tractor assembly, the manual cut sheet, and the ASF.

Maximum: One
Field Installation: Yes
Customer Setup: Yes

(#4015) Automatic Sheet Feeder (ASF)

The IBM 4247 Automatic Sheet Feeder, which can be installed and/or removed by the operator, provides for automatic feeding of cut sheet paper. Complements NLQ printing for business correspondence applications. Includes one automatic input bin and an output stacker which can also function as the output bin for the manual cut sheet input path.

Maximum: One
Field Installation: Yes
Customer Setup: Yes

(#4016) Additional ASF Input Bin

Provides an additional input bin for the base ASF feature (FC# 4015). In combination with the base ASF feature, this feature may be used to add a second and third input bin (order two) configuration of the 4247.

Maximum: Two
Field installation: Yes
Customer Setup: Yes

(#4121) Token-Ring Media Type-1 Network Print Server

Provides network attachment via the parallel port to a Token-Ring Type 1 network.

Maximum: One
Limitations: Not with FN 4124, 4164, 4165
Field installation: Yes
Customer Setup: Yes

(#4124) Token-Ring Media Type-3 Network Print Server

Provides network attachment via the parallel port to a Token-Ring Type 3 network.

Maximum: One
Limitations: Not with FN 4121, 4164, or 4165
Field installation: Yes
Customer Setup: Yes

(#4140) Twinax Attachment

Provides attachment capability to System 36 and AS/400 systems. This feature can not be installed with feature #4170 - Coax attachment.

Maximum: One
Field Installation: No
Customer Setup: Yes

(#4141) Field conversion to Twinax without IPDS

Removes coax attachment and adds twinax attachment via field conversion.

Maximum: One
Prerequisite: None
Field Installation: Yes - Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.
Customer Setup: No

(#4142) Field conversion to Twinax when IPDS is installed

Removes coax attachment and adds Twinax attachment via field conversion.

Maximum: One
Prerequisite/corequisite: 4820 or 4821 or 4822
Field Installation: Yes - Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.
Customer Setup: No

(#4164) Ethernet Network Print Server

Provides network attachment via the parallel port to an Ethernet 10BaseT network for 10/100 BaseT Ethernet. Network Print Servers shipped prior to January, 2005, only supported 10BaseT, not 100BaseT. Units shipped after December, 2004 are capable of both 10BaseT and 100BaseT.

  • Maximum Per 4247-003 or V03 printer: One
  • Maximum Order Quantity: Ten
  • Minimum: None.
  • Co-requisites: One of the following must be ordered for each Network Print Server ordered:
    • US Plug Type: #9801
    • UK Plug Type: #9802
    • European Plug Type: #9803
    • Japanese Plug Type: #9804
    • Australian Plug Type: #9805
  • Prerequisites: IBM 4247 Model 001, A00, 002, V03 or 003 Printer
  • Limitations: Not with direct LAN attachment (#4260 or 4262) on Models V03 ad 003.
  • Field installation: Yes.
  • Customer Setup: Yes.

(#4165) Ethernet 10Base2 Network Print Server

Provides network attachment via the parallel port to an Ethernet 10Base2 network.

Maximum: One
Limitations: Not with FN 4121, 4124, or 4164
Field installation: Yes
Customer Setup: Yes

(#4170) Coax Attachment

Provides attachment capability to IBM 3174, ES9370, and ES9000 systems. This feature can not be installed with feature #4140 - Twinax attachment.

Maximum: One
Field Installation: No
Customer Setup: Yes

(#4171) Field conversion to Coax without IPDS

Removes twinax attachment and adds coax attachment via field conversion.

Maximum: One
Prerequisite: None
Field Installation: Yes - Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.
Customer Setup: No

(#4172) Field conversion to Coax when IPDS is installed

Removes twinax attachment and adds coax attachment via field conversion.

Maximum: One
Prerequisite/corequisite: 4820 or 4821 or 4822
Field Installation: Yes - Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.
Customer Setup: No

(#4460) Printer Stand

Provides a sturdy printer stand designed for the IBM 4247 Printer.

Maximum: One
Field installation: Yes
Customer Setup: Yes, requires assembly

(#4974) Field Conversion EuroReady Twinax SCS and ASCII

Provides capability to add the euro common currency symbol support and support of code pages 858 and 1140 - 1149 to printers with serial numbers lower than 25204. Printers with higher serial numbers come with this level of euro support standard. Maximum: One Prerequisites: 4140 or 4141 or 4142 Field installation: Yes Customer Setup: No

(#4973) Field Conversion EuroReady Twinax IPDS/SCS/ASCII

Provides capability to add the euro common currency symbol support and support of code pages 858 and 1140 - 1149 to printers with serial numbers lower than 25204. Printers with higher serial numbers come with this level of euro support standard. Maximum: One. Prerequisites: (4140 or 4141 or 4142) and (4820 or 4821). Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: No.

(#4978) Field Conversion EuroReady Coax SCS and ASCII

Provides capability to add the euro common currency symbol support and support of code pages 858 and 1140 - 1149 to printers with serial numbers lower than 25204. Printers with higher serial numbers come with this level of euro support standard. Maximum: One. Prerequisites: 4170 or 4171 or 4172. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: No.

(#4977) Field Conversion EuroReady Coax IPDS/SCS/ASCII

Provides capability to add the euro common currency symbol support and support of code pages 858 and 1140 - 1149 to printers with serial numbers lower than 25204. Printers with higher serial numbers come with this level of euro support standard. Maximum: One. Prerequisites: (4170 or 4171 or 4172) and (4820 or 4822). Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: No.

(#4820) Intelligent Printer Datastream

Provides Intelligent Printer Datastream (IPDS) capability for twinax or coax attachments.

Maximum: One
Field Installation: No
Customer Setup: Yes

(#4821) Field installation of Intelligent Printer Datastream (twinax)

Adds IPDS to a non-IPDS twinax 4247.

Maximum: One
Prerequisite: 4140 or 4141
Field Installation: Yes - Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.
Customer Setup: No

(#4822) Field installation of Intelligent Printer Datastream (coax)

Adds IPDS to a non-IPDS coax 4247.

Maximum: One
Prerequisite: 4170 or 4171
Field Installation: Yes - Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.
Customer Setup: No

(#5612) PC Attach Parallel Cable

Provides a cable for attaching to the parallel port of PCs and compatibles.

Maximum: One
Field installation: Yes
Customer Setup: Yes
Accessories

A line cord is provided with the printer.

Parallel attachment cables may be ordered at initial order time or at a later date by feature code. The IBM 4247 is attachable to the same parallel cabling as other IBM printers including the IBM Proprinter III XL, the IBM 2381, the IBM 4224, and the IBM 4226. The IBM 4247 is attachable to the industry standard IBM PC Parallel cabling. For best results, purchase the proper cable from IBM (reference the feature code section).

Coax or twinax attachment cables must be provided by the customer and are not orderable with the IBM 4247.

Supplies

One ribbon is supplied with the printer.

IBM supplies are distributed via Lexmark International. Supplies can be purchased from Lexmark Authorized Supplies Dealers or directly from Lexmark by calling 800-438-2468. Fax orders may be sent to 800-522-3422. Mail orders may be sent to:

Lexmark International, Inc.
1221 Alverser Drive
Midlothian, VA 23113

IBM 4247 Printer Ribbon:

This customer replaceable cartridge ribbon supports general purpose printing as well as automatic identification printing for visible light scanning.

  • Expected life: 15 million DP characters
  • Estimated annual usage: 8 to 12 ribbons
  • Standard packaging: 1 per carton; 6 cartons per box
  • Part number: 1053685

Supplemental Media

The following diskettes are shipped with the printer.

  • AIX printer driver for native IBM 4247 operation.
  • OS/400 printer driver for native IBM 4247 operation.

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