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IBM 6400-004

 
 
 
 


IBM Infoprint 6400 Printer
6400-004 400LPM Shuttle Matrix Printer

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6400-004 400LPM Shuttle Matrix Printer

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IBM 6400-004 Shuttle Matrix Printer

The IBM 6400 Model 004 represents the low end of the IBM 6400 series of mid-range, line matrix printers for the marketplace. It prints up to 475 lines per minute (LPM), and can be attached as an ASCII printer, or it can be twinaxially or coaxially-attached. The Model 004 provides improved price/performance and added function such as IBM Proprinter(R) III XL, Epson FX 1050** graphics, Printronix** P-Series, Printronix P-Series XQ Variant, and Printronix Serial Matrix emulations. Therefore, in addition to IBM environments, the IBM 6400-004 provides the opportunity to replace older non-IBM line matrix models through these emulations. It is also intended to complement other members of the 64XX line matrix printer family; the 6408-A00 and 6412-A00. Also offered as optional features are Intelligent Graphics Processor (IGP) and Code V (both Printronix emulations) for those Optical Character Recognition (OCR), graphics and bar code applications.

The Model 004 complements the other members of the 6400 line matrix printer family; the Model 008 and Model 012.


Highlights

Offers attachment to the entire spectrum of IBM systems from IBM mainframes/parallel servers to PCs.

Attachment via Ethernet, ASCII, coax, or twinax interfaces

Offers IBM Proprinter III XL, Epson FX 1050 graphics, Printronix P-Series, Printronix P-Series XQ Variant, and Printronix Serial Matrix emulations

Handles one- to six-part continuous forms.


Reliable, Heavy Duty, Quality Printer

Because of the overall quality and durability of this printer, there is no maximum suggested monthly usage.

Operational Commonality

You can operate the IBM 6400-004 in essentially the same way as other IBM 6400 printer models, as well as similarly to the 6408 and 6412 printers. Such functions as operator panel messages, loading and unloading of forms, and the availability of Proprinter III XL, Epson FX 1050 graphics, Printronix P-Series, Printronix P-Series XQ Variant, and Printronix Serial Matrix emulations demonstrate this commonality.

The 6400 Model 004 is a 475 LPM Line Matrix Printer. This printer offers a unique interface structure selectable from the operator panel that supports four popular ASCII attachments: IBM PC Parallel, Dataproducts Parallel (requires FC 4881), RS-232C Serial and RS-422A Serial. Or, the versatile Model 004 can be built as an IBM Coax/Twinax printer, or used to replace several older non-IBM printers when the Model 004 is built with the Multi-Platform Coax/Twinax feature.

In addition, the Model 004 offers several printer emulations, also selectable from the operator panel: IBM Proprinter III XL, Epson FX 1050 Graphics, Printronix P-Series, Printronix P-Series XQ Variant, and Printronix Serial Matrix. For various graphics and bar code print applications, both IGP and Code V (both Printronix emulations) are available as optional features.

The Model 004 printer is designed to address the general printer market requirements for ASCII systems such as IBM PCs and PS/2s, IBM-compatible PCs, IBM RS/6000, IBM AS/400, non-IBM systems that support the ASCII Serial/Parallel interface, and on LANs where a low-to-intermediate speed line matrix printer is required. As discussed above, there are also two coax/twinax features which enable the printer to plug and play as either an IBM C/T printer, or as one of several non-IBM C/T printers attached to IBM hosts.


Product Positioning

The IBM 6400-004 Printer represents the low end of the ASCII interface portion of the 6400 family of impact line matrix printers. There is general upward compatibility between the 6400-004 and the older IBM 6408 and 6412 Models and the 6400 Model 008 and 012 printers. In addition, the new IBM 6400-004 offers Printronix emulations (P-Series, P-Series XQ Variant, and Serial Matrix), not found in the 6408/6412 models. This allows migration from, or coexistence with most Printronix line matrix printers.

The complete 6400 series of mid-range, heavy duty line matrix printers offers significantly improved price/performance, function, reliability, and ease of use. The addition of the IBM 6400-004 Printer allows the 6400 line matrix family to cover ASCII customer requirements over the speed range from where serial matrix printers leave off on up to high-speed production print requirements.

The IBM 6400-004 can be used on many systems including IBM AS/400, IBM S/370 and S/390, IBM RS/6000(R), IBM PC(R), IBM PS/2(R), IBM-compatible PCs and LANs via various print servers. Connectivity options for the 6400 family allow, depending on customer requirements, for attachment to be via the ASCII Serial/Parallel interface, via the IBM coax/twinax feature, or via the new Multi-Platform Interface (MPI) feature. The MPI feature would normally be selected when the customer needed to replace a non-IBM printer which was twinax- or coax-compatibly attached to an IBM system. The 6400-004 can also be used on many non-IBM systems supporting ASCII Serial/Parallel interfaces.

The IBM 6400 family of mid-range, heavy-duty line matrix printers replaces the IPDS, SCS and ASCII models of the IBM 4234 line matrix printers, and expands the print speed and monthly print capacity for growing print requirements.

These printers are strong entries in the Open Systems arena with their ASCII Serial/Parallel attachment, multiple emulations and ability to attach to local area networks (LANs) via the Network Print Server feature.

The Network Print Server feature contains the intelligence to make the 6400 fully accessible to network users. Its multiple protocol support allows printing from Novell NetWare, IBM LAN Server, IBM AIX, and other TCP/IP networks. Since the feature plugs into the parallel port of the printer, and is usually powered from the 6400, it is easily installed. After a procedure to define the print server to the network, the printer is ready for access by network users.

The IBM 6400 has cross-industry applicability, although Service Sector industries such as insurance, finance, securities, transportation, retail and wholesale, offer the most potential. Within industries, work groups in medium and large enterprises will be addressed. The IBM 64XX Line Matrix Printer family will be used by work groups for printing internal business, office, and customer documents.

These printers are strong entries in the Open Systems arena with their ASCII Serial/Parallel attachment, multiple emulations and ability to attach to local area networks (LANs) via the Network Print Server feature.

The Network Print Server feature contains the intelligence to make the 6400 fully accessible to network users. Its multiple protocol support allows printing from Novell NetWare, IBM LAN Server, IBM AIX, and other TCP/IP networks. Since the feature plugs into the parallel port of the printer, and is usually powered from the 6400, it is easily installed. After a procedure to define the print server to the network, the printer is ready for access by network users.

The IBM 6400-004 is also capable of addressing various graphics and bar code applications using Intelligent Graphics Processor (IGP) or Code V (both Printronix emulations) through optional features FC 4840 and FC 4850. These features offer similar function as found in the optional IGP and Code V features used with the other IBM 6400/6408/6412 printer models.


Model Summary Matrix
 Lines- Maximum
Per- Print
Model Minute Line Configuration
----- ------ ------- ----------------------
004 475 13.6 Enclosed cabinet
Maximum

Not applicable.

Customer Setup (CSU)

The IBM 6400-004 Printer is designated a Customer Setup (CSU) machine. The Setup Guide and Configuration Utility diskette contain all of the necessary instructions to enable the customer to set up and configure the printer.

All 6400-004 features ordered at time of base machine order are factory installed prior to shipment, and are covered in the setup and configuration instructions. Features designated as plant order have a field-install equivalent, which must be installed by IBM Service. Installation of these field-install equivalents (MESs) requires the use of a PC or lap-top based product to download code.

Model Conversions are feasible within the 6400 family. If desired, they should be requested as an RPQ.

National Language Support

A variety of fonts and languages are supported by the printer and associated publications. See "Software Requirements," "Publications," "No Charge Specify Codes," and "Special Feature Codes."


Technical Description

Performance:

  • Printer throughput in lines per minute (LPM) is a factor of the selected font. Printing speed is independent of the number of characters configured in the character set repertoire. Print lines containing bold/emphasized (shadow) printing or elongated (double high) attributes will print at approximately one-half the rate shown in the table. Nominal print speeds for 6 lines per inch (LPI) are shown as follows:
 |CPI(1)|Upper Case | Descenders/ | Plot
|(Base)| Only | Underlines | Mode
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
High Speed | 13.3 | | |
(Draft) Mode | 15 | 475 LPM | 405 LPM | 59 IPM (2)
| 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
| 20 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
| 13.3 | | |
Data Processing | 15 | 355 LPM | 285 LPM | 39 IPM (2)
(DP) Mode | 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
| 20 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
| 13.3 | | |
Near Letter Quality| 15 | 190 LPM | 145 LPM | 19 IPM (2)
(NLQ) Mode | 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
OCR-A / OCR-B (3) | 10 | 103 LPM | --- | ---
OCR-B (4) | 10 | 95 LPM | --- | ---

(1) CPI = Characters Per Inch
(2) IPM = Inches Per Minute
(3) 120H x 144V DPI (Dots Per Inch)
(4) 180H x 144V DPI (Dots Per Inch)
Note: Print speeds may vary under certain conditions. For more
information, refer to the ASCII Programmer's Reference (S246-0118).
  • ASCII Interfaces supported:
    • PC Parallel
    • Dataproducts Parallel (Requires FC 4881 - Dataproducts Adapter)
    • RS-232C Serial
    • RS-422A Serial
  • LAN Print Server devices that attach via the Centronics parallel interface from such representative vendors as:
    • IBM 4033 LAN Connection models for Printers and Plotters
    • Intel Netport and other models for Token Ring and Ethernet** using Novell** NetWare**.
    • Axis Ethernet and Token Ring Network Print Server models.
  • The following ASCII emulations are available on the ASCII interfaces:
    • IBM Proprinter III XL
    • Epson 1050 FX
    • Printronix P-Series
    • Printronix P-Series XQ Variant
    • Printronix Serial Matrix

Compatibility/Differences

  • The IBM Proprinter III XL emulation is very similar to the protocol used by the IBM 4202-003 Proprinter, but contains more features. This protocol enables the IBM 6400-004 line printer to closely emulate a moving-head serial matrix printer but does not support downloaded fonts.
  • Epson emulation does not support downloaded characters or print justification. In addition, NLQ compresses to 17.1 CPI, not 20 CPI.
  • For Printronix emulation, differences in supported fonts and control codes may exist between the IBM 6400-004 and Printronix printers. Downloaded character overlays and downloaded character sets are not supported. Detailed information on supported fonts and control codes can be found in the ASCII Programmer's Reference (S246-0118).
  • For Printronix P-Series XQ Variant, the IBM 6400-004 only does condensed print at 15 CPI like the Printronix P600, but unlike the P300, which did condensed print at either 13.3 or 16.7 CPI.
  • Emulation differences may exist between the IBM 6400-004 with Epson 1050 FX emulation and the Printronix MVP 150B, which used Epson MX emulation.
  • Application differences may exist between the 6400-004 and the Printronix MVP 150C printers because of additional print quality modes which the 6400 does not support.
  • Printronix printers with an "L" as part of the model designation indicates the printer has the capability of printing smaller dots. The IBM 6400-004 will print text-only applications that are printed by the "L" series printers; however, applications requiring the printing of other than text are not supported.
  • DAVFU, NVFU and CVFU Vertical Format Units along with the optional uses of Serial Data Bit 8 are not supported.
  • Printronix P6XX0 using older C1 controllers, which are primarily installed in Europe, are not supported.
  • The following Printronix derivative printers are not supported:
    • KPG Panda printers
    • TRILAx (Trilog Inc.) printers
    • Gentry REVerse Paper Feed printers
  • The IBM 6400-004 does not support compatibility with Printronix P1013 or the P4160.
  • Printronix printers with the following interfaces are not supported:
    • S/370 Channel Attachment (Printronix P9012)
    • QMS 2780 or 3780 Bisync to ASCII attachment
    • RS-232 as Current Loop
    • Dataproducts Longlines
  • For specific emulation action refer to the IBM 6400 ASCII Programmer's Reference (S246-0118).
Physical Specifications
  • Width: 68.6cm (27.0 inches)
  • Depth: 73.7cm (29.0 inches)
  • Height: 108 cm (42.5 inches)
  • Weight: 102kg (225 lbs) Unpacked
  • Weight: 129kg (285 lbs) Packaged for shipping
Operating Environment
  • Temperature:
    • Operating: 10 to 40C (50 to 104F)
    • Storage: -40 to 70C (-40 to 158F)
  • Relative Humidity:
    • Operating: 10 to 90 (percent) noncondensing
    • Storage: 5 to 95 (percent) noncondensing
  • Electrical power (120 VAC, 60 Hz):
     Operating (DP Mode)
    Max. Typical Standby Energy Star*
    ------------ ------- -----------
    Watts 165 70 25
    BTU per hour 560 240 85
    VA 290 130 48

    *Note: The Energy Star measurements are made at 115VAC, 60 Hz.
  • Electrical power (220 VAC, 50 Hz):
     Operating (DP Mode)
    Max. Typical Standby Energy Star*
    ------------ ------- -----------
    Watts 150 60 25
    BTU per hour 510 205 85
    VA 310 145 55

    *Note: The Energy Star measurements are made at 230VAC, 50 Hz.
  • Acoustics:
    • Noise Level: 52 dBA (tested per ISO 7779)
  • The 6400 family complies with the following standards for all attachments, except where noted:
     Europe:
    Council Directive 89/336/EEC including;
    EN 55022: 1987, Class B limits
    NOTE: The MPI Feature (FC 4831/4836) is Class A
    EN 50082-1: 1992

    US and Canada:
    Code of Federal Regulations Title 47 Parts 2 and 15, Class A
    Canadian Standard C108.8-M1983, Class A

    Japan:
    VCCI, 1992, Class 1
    CISPR-22, Class A
Limitations
  • Forms length maximum of 12 inches. Longer forms can be accommodated by opening the front and back doors of the printer.
  • Maximum forms width of 17 inches (including tear strips) or 16 inches (without tear strips).
  • Uses 15 to 100 pound (6.80 to 45.36 kg) stock, with a maximum thickness of 0.025 inches (0.0635 cm).
  • Maximum print line of 13.6 inches.
  • Friction feed paper handling is not supported.
  • Use of high speed (Draft mode) fonts using greater than 15 CPI for critical applications should be avoided without assuring readability of the application is satisfactory.
  • Due to the variation in carbonless forms type and age, readability of more than 4-part forms should be assured prior to using for critical applications.
  • Processing of forms with black or dark colored backing, or forms with see-through plastic or cellophane covered openings or windows may give false End-of-Forms (EOF) signals. RPQ S02392 (factory-install) or RPQ S02394 (field install) may be ordered to provide a modified EOF switch to handle these types of forms.
  • Downloaded characters are not supported in Proprinter, Epson, P-Series, P-Series XQ Variant or Printronix Serial Matrix emulations.
  • Compatibility differences may exist when replacing or coexisting with older printers due to technology differences, product and application customization, and emulation differences.
  • The IBM coax/twinax feature will not support P-series or EVFU control codes coming from the host. As a result, the C/T option may not plug and play with some older applications running on an installed Printronix printer. In that case, the Multi-Platform Interface coax/twinax feature should be selected.
  • The coaxial portion of the IBM coax/twinax feature of the IBM 6400-004 is subject to the following limitations, and the following features are not supported:
    • Minimum dot matrix of 9 wide by 8 high
    • Minimum dot matrix of 4 or 7 wide by 8 high
    • IBM 3287 Models 1C and 2C
    • Programmed symbols 2 and 4, 190 character downloadable fonts. For SCS/DSC/DSE mode only.
    • Data analysis = APL feature
    • Graphic escape
  • The twinaxial portion of the IBM coax/twinax feature of the IBM 6400-004 is subject to the following limitations, and the following features are not supported:
    • Minimum dot matrix of 9 wide by 8 high
    • Minimum dot matrix of 4 or 7 wide by 8 high
    • Print lines greater than 198 characters
  • IBM 6400 vs 4234 IPDS Comparisons -- 4234 Emulation Differences
    • The 4234 emulation will not support Load Symbol Sets (LSS).
    • The 4234 emulation will use Courier for all Near Letter Quality (NLQ) mode printing, whereas 4234 NLQ mode was Gothic for 13.3, 16.7 and 18 CPI.
    • The dot sizes are different. Also, the 6400 has a single dot size vs three with the 4234. For bar code applications, some combinations of unit module width, wide-to-narrow ratio, and element height may affect read rates.
    • The 4234 emulation will report image and font resolution of 120 x 144 pel, compared to 144 x 144 pel in the 4234. This will cause images to change size in the vertical dimension.
    • Proportional Space Mode (PSM) is not the same. See Compatibility charts.
  • IBM 6400 vs 4234 IPDS Comparisons -- 6400 Deviations
    • The 6400 will report Loaded Font command set (LF2) in the Sense Type Module (STM), but will not support Load Symbol Set (LSS).
    • The 6400 will support Page Continuation Actions (PCA) without highlighting.
    • The 6400 cannot detect Human Readable Integers (HRI) outside of the Bar Code Presentation space under all circumstances.
  • The Multi-Platform Interface coax/twinax feature of the IBM 6400-004 is subject to the following limitations, and the following features are not supported:
    • The customer must select either coax or twinax attachment: only one can be active at one time. The customer can also use the Centronics Parallel interface for attachment of a LAN or PC.
    • Coax and twinax error detection and recovery is limited to those errors associated with the Centronics parallel interface.
Hardware Requirements

The IBM 6400 Model 004 Printer attaches to systems, controllers, and processors as described below:

 System/
Interface Control Unit/
Type Processor Attachment
--------- ----------------- ---------------------------------------
ASCII AS/400 ASCII Workstation Controller port on
9402 (except Model Y10), 9404, and 9406
3197, 3477, Terminal (Parallel port only)
3486/87/88
3174 Controller Asynchronous Emulation Adapter
ES/9370(TM) ASCII Subsystem
Micro Channel(R)370 ASCII serial or parallel port
RS/6000 ASCII serial or parallel port
LAN Attachments * ASCII serial or parallel port
PC, PS/2 ASCII serial or parallel port
IBM-compatible PCs ASCII serial or parallel port
Non-IBM systems ASCII serial or parallel port
Coax 3174 Controllers Coaxial ports (Release A3.0 or higher)
ES/9370, ES/9000 Workstation Subsystem
Processors Controller port (FC 6020 or 6120)
S/390 Parallel via 3174 Controller
Transaction Servers
Twinax AS/400 Twinaxial Workstation Controller port on 9402, 9404, and 9406
AS/400 Twinaxial Workstation Controller
Advanced 36 S/36 Workstation Controller port on 5360, 5362, 5363 and 5364
5394 5494 Workstation port Control Unit

* Via network print servers available from such representative vendors as IBM, Intel, Axis, etc.
Software Requirements

IBM 6400 Model 004 Printer ASCII Software Support:

The IBM 6400 Model 004 Printer can use the IBM Personal Printer Data Stream (PPDS) in IBM Proprinter III XL emulation or the Epson FX 1050 emulation when attached to Serial (RS-232C/RS-422A) interfaces, or the IBM PC ASCII (Centronics) Parallel interface. For more information, refer to the 6400 ASCII Programmer's Reference (S246-0118).

Also, native IBM 6400 Printer support is provided for the IBM RS/6000 systems. Drivers are supplied on the printer configuration utility diskette.

The following systems support the 6400-004:

SYSTEM SOFTWARE - MINIMUM LEVEL EMULATION
-------- ------------------------ ---------------------------
IBM PS/2, OS/2* 2.1 Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
IBM PC
OS/2 LAN Server 1.0 Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
OS/2 Extended Services 1.0 Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
OS/2 Communications Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
Manager/2 1.0
DOS 3.3 through 6.3 Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
Microsoft** Windows** 3.1 Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
IBM RS/6000 AIX Version 3.1.5 Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
IBM AS/400 * OS/400(TM) Version 2.3 Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
Host Print Transform

OS/400 Version 2.3 Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
PC Support/400 Version 2.3 Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
IBM 5250 Enhanced Emulation Proprinter III XL, Epson FX for DOS Version 2.4
IBM 5252 Emulation for Proprinter III XL, Epson FX Windows Version 1.1
Personal Communications for Proprinter III XL, Epson FX AS/400 for Windows Version 4.0
Personal Communications for Proprinter III XL, Epson FX AS/400 for OS/2 Version 4.0
Client Access/400 Version 3.1 Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
3174 with Release A5.4 or later, Release Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
AEA B4.0 or later, or Release C1.1 or later
* Includes 9402 (except Model Y10), 9404 and 9406

Printronix Emulations:

  • Overview:

    Printronix P-Series emulation is code that was developed especially for recent Printronix line matrix printer models. This ASCII emulation is similar to that available with the ASCII portion of the IBM 6408 CTA model as well as the Printronix P3040A, P4280 and P9212 models.

    Printronix P-Series XQ Variant emulates older Model P300 and P600 Printronix printers manufactured between 1974 and 1991. Printronix P-Series XQ Variant emulation provides Elongated and Gothic typefaces compatible with Printronix Model P300 and P600 printers.

    Printronix Serial Matrix emulation is similar to that used in older Printronix serial matrix printers, and later made available in Printronix line matrix printers to emulate printers with moving print heads.

    P-Series emulation has the following output control features:

    • Five modes for printing text:
      1. Near Letter Quality (NLQ)
      2. Data Processing (DP)
      3. High Speed (HS) Draft
      4. Optical Character Recognition Font A (OCR-A)
      5. Optical Character Recognition Font B (OCR-B)
    • Selectable forms length
    • Character attribute specification:
      1. Selectable pitch: normal, expanded and compressed
      2. Emphasized (shadow) printing
      3. Double strike (bold) printing
      4. Automatic underlining
      5. Superscript and subscript printing
      6. Double high printing
    • Resident multinational character sets

  • Graphics Formatting

    There are two built-in graphics generators:

    1. Odd-Even Dot Plot Mode (P-Series, P-Series XQ Variant emulations)
    2. Bit-image graphics (Serial Matrix emulation).

  • Vertical Formatting (Slewing)

    Rapid vertical paper movement is called slewing. A vertical format unit (VFU) is a program loaded into the printer that enables it to slew paper to preset locations on a page, such as a line on a pre-printed form.

    On all Printronix line matrix printers, Line Feed (LF) commands and other commands that produce blank lines are accumulated and moved in one efficient paper motion. The VFUs are maintained for compatibility with earlier applications. Printronix emulations have a Printronix Electronic Vertical Format Unit (EVFU) and a vertical tab table. The EVFU is used with Printronix P-Series and Printronix P-Series XQ Variant emulations. The Vertical Tab Table is used with Printronix Serial Matrix emulation. Although it is not a "true" VFU, the Serial Matrix Vertical Tab Table provides the vertical forms control.

    The Vertical Tab Table is always active and operational when the printer is in the Printronix Serial Matrix mode. The EVFU is available in Printronix P-Series and Printronix XQ Variant protocols and is enabled or disabled from the control panel.

Built-in Diagnostic Tools

The following diagnostic tools are provided with the printer:

  • Comprehensive diagnostic self-tests permanently stored in the printer
  • Configuration printout
  • Test pattern printout
  • Data stream hex code printout

Centronics Parallel Interface

The Centronics parallel interface allows the printer to operate with controllers designed for buffered Centronics printers. The length of the data cable from the host computer to the printer must not exceed 15 feet (5 meters).

Note: Maximum cable length of six feet (two meters) is recommended for more reliable data transfer.

RS-232 Serial Interface

The RS-232 Serial interface enables the printer to operate with bit serial devices compatible with an RS-232C controller. The input serial data transfer rate (in baud) is selectable from the printer's control panel. Baud rates of 600, 1200, 2400, 4800, 9600, 19.2K, 38.4K, 57.6K and 115.2K are available. The input format consists of a single start bit, 7 or 8 data bits, and one or two stop bits. The number of data bits is determined by printer configuration.

The data bits are interpreted with the least significant bit first. Parity checking is determined by printer configuration options selected from the operator panel.

The printer interface uses a first in/first out buffer. The asynchronous interface accepts data as it is provided by the host. The length of the data cable from the host computer to the printer must not exceed 50 feet (15 meters). The interface circuit characteristics are compatible with the Electronic Industry Association Specification EIA-232-D.

Dataproducts Parallel Interface

The Dataproducts parallel interface allows the printer to operate with a 50 pin AMP Amplite HDH-20 data cable connector. The length of the data cable from the host computer to the printer must not exceed 40 feet (12 meters). The Dataproducts Adapter is orderable with Feature Code 4881.

Network Operating System Support

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.

Code Pages/Languages/Character Set Support:

The following charts show code pages, languages and character sets supported by the IBM 6400-004 for various emulations.

IBM 6400-004 ASCII Language Support
Epson FX 1050 Emulation Character Sets
CODE | | EPSON
PAGE | LANGUAGE | EMULATION
---- |-------------------------------|-----------
| Epson Character Set |
| IBM PC * | X
| PC Multilingual * | X
| OCR A | X
| OCR B | X

{Overlays 0 - 7F for Epson Character Set}
| ASCII (USA) | X
| French | X
| German | X
| English (UK) | X
| Swedish | X
| Italian | X
| Japanese English | X
| French Canadian | X
| Norwegian | X
| Danish I | X
| Danish II | X
| Spanish I | X
| Spanish II | X
| Latin American I | X
| Latin American II | X

* Note: IBM PC is equivalent to Code Page 437
PC Multilingual is equivalent to Code Page 850
IBM 6400-004 ASCII Language Support
Printronix P-Series / Serial Matrix Emulation Character Sets
| | | | DEC | |
CODE| | IBM |MULTI- | ECMA 94| MULTI- |OCR|OCR
PAGE| LANGUAGE | PC |NATIONAL| LATIN I| NATIONAL| A | B
----|--------------------------|-----|--------|--------|---------|---|---
| ASCII (USA) * | X | X | X | X | |
| OCR A | | | | | X |
| OCR B | | | | | | X
| Code Page 850 | X | | | | |

{0 - 7F Overlays}
| EBCDIC | | X | | |
| French | X | | X | X |
| German | X | | X | X |
| English (UK) | X | | X | X |
| Danish | X | | X | |
| Swedish | X | | X | X |
| Italian | X | | X | X |
| Spanish | X | | X | X |
| Japanese English | X | | X | X |
| French Canadian | X | | | X |
| Latin American | X | | | |
| Norwegian | | | X | |
| Finnish | | | X | X |
| Dutch | | | X | X |
| Turkish | | | X | |
| Norwegian / Danish | | | | X |
| Swiss | | | | X |
| Danish II | X | | | |
| Spanish II | X | | | |
| Latin American II | X | | | |

{80 - FF Overlays for ECMA Latin I}
| Bar Code 10 CPI | | | X | |
| Multinational DP 10 CPI | | | X | |
| Multinational DP 12 CPI | | | X | |
| Multinational NLQ 10 CPI | | | X | |
| Greek DP 10 CPI | | | X | |
| Greek DP 12 CPI | | | X | |
| Greek NLQ 10 CPI | | | X | |
| Graphic DP 10 CPI | | | X | |
| Graphic NLQ 10 CPI | | | X | |
| Scientific DP 10 CPI | | | X | |
| Scientific DP 12 CPI | | | X | |
| Scientific NLQ 10 CPI | | | X | |
| Multinational | | | X | |
*Note: IBM PC ASCII (USA) is equivalent to Code Page 437.
IBM 6400-004 ASCII Language Support
IBM Proprinter III XL Emulation Code Pages
| IBM | ALTERNATE |
CODE | | PROPRINTER | PROPRINTER |PAGE | LANGUAGE | EMULATION | CODE PAGES |
---- |-----------------------------|------------|------------|
437 | PC Character Set 1 | X | |
850 | PC Multilingual | X | |
813 | ISO Greek | | X |
819 | ISO/ANSI Multilingual | | X |
851 | Greek Old | | X |
852 | Latin 2 / ROECE | | X |
853 | Latin 3 PC | | X |
855 | Cyrillic | | X |
857 | Turkish | | X |
860 | Portuguese | | X |
861 | Icelandic | | X |
862 | Hebrew | | X |
863 | Canadian French | | X |
864 | Arabic | | X |
865 | Danish / Norwegian | | X |
866 | Cyrillic 2 | | X |
869 | Greek New | | X |
874 | Thai | | X |
876 | OCR A | | X |
877 | OCR B | | X |
912 | ISO Latin PC | | X |
915 | ISO Cyrillic PC | | X |
921 | Baltic Multilingual | | X |
1046 | Arabic Extended | | X |
1098 | Farsi PC | | X |

IBM 6400-004 Coax/Twinax (FC 4830/4835) Software Support

System/370(TM) and System/390(TM) (MVS/VM/VSE Environments) Programming Support:

Existing non-graphics printing applications for the IBM 4234 Model 001 and IBM 3262 Model 3 and 13 will be supported on the IBM 6400-004 when the printer is equipped with the coax/twinax feature and printing in non-IPDS mode.

In IPDS mode, the IBM 6400 Model 004 Printer, with both coax/twinax and IPDS-twinax features, emulating a 4234 Model 007 or 011, is supported by the following IBM software:

  • Graphical Data Display Manager (GDDM) Version 2.2 with APAR fixes: PL30674 + PL37451 for MVS, PL30675 + PL37452 for VSE, PL30676 + PL37458 for VM, PL30677 + PL37464 for VM/XA(TM), or GDDM Version 2.3 for MVS, VM/XA or VSE.
  • VM/RSCS Version 2.3
  • PSF/VM Release 2.1
  • PSF/MVS Release 2.1 with APAR OW04104
  • PSF/VSE Release 2.2
  • DCF Release 4.0

System/36 Programming Support:

IBM 4234 MODEL 008 AND 012 EMULATION: Support for the IBM 6400 Model 004 printer, with both coax/twinax and IPDS-twinax features, as it emulates a 4234 Model 008 and 012, is provided by Release 5.1 of the System/36 System Support Program and higher (SSP) -- 5727-SS1 (Release 5.1) and 5727-SS6 (Release 6.0). Minimum PTF levels for optimum performance on the system are DK3923 (Release 5.1) and DK1015 (Release 6.0). System/36 software support of the 4234 Model 008/012 printers includes:

  • Operation Control Language (OCL) support of lines per inch (LPI), characters per inch (CPI), quality selection, and font selection.
  • DisplayWrite/36 (5727-WP1, 5727-WP6) support of LPI, quality selection, font selection, bold printing, underscore, overstrike, and justification.
  • Business Graphics Utilities/36 (5727-BG1, 5727-BG6).
  • Advanced print functions and graphics support using the IPDS Advanced Functions PRPQ P84094 (5799-CGK) for 5360 and 5362, and PRPQ P84095 (5799-CGL) for 5363 and 5364. These PRPQs consist of subroutines that provide interfaces for use of IPDS functions for RPG, COBOL and Assembler. Functions include selection of printer options such as print quality, and the printing of graphics. Release 5.1 of the SSP and the IPDS Advanced Function PRPQ (P84094 or P84095) are required for support of 16.7 CPI.

IPDS Graphics/Text Merge PRPQs P84096 and P84097 are incorporated into SSP Release 5.1. The IBM System/36 Advanced Printer Function (APF) Licensed Program Product (5727-AP1, 5727-AP6) and the Automatic Identification Printing System PRPQ P90033 are not supported on the 6400-004 IPDS-twinax feature.

IBM 4234 Model 002 Emulation: Support for the IBM 6400-004 printer, with coax/twinax attach feature, as it emulates a 4234 Model 002, is provided by Release 5.1 of the System/36 System Support Program and higher (SSP) -- 5727-SS1 (Release 5.1) and 5727-SS6 (Release 6.0). Minimum PTF levels for optimum performance on the system are DK3923 (Release 5.1) and DK1015 (Release 6.0). System/36 software support of the 4234 Model 002 printer includes:

  • Operation Control Language (OCL) support of lines per inch (LPI), characters per inch (CPI), quality selection, and font selection.
  • DisplayWrite/36 (5727-WP1, 5727-WP6) support of LPI, quality selection, font selection, bold printing, underscore, overstrike, and justification.

IBM 5225 Emulation: Support for the IBM 6400-004 printer, with the coax/twinax attach feature, as it emulates a 5225, is provided by Release 5.1 of the System/36 System Support Program and higher (SSP) -- 5727-SS1 (Release 5.1) and 5727-SS6 (Release 6.0). Minimum PTF levels for optimum performance on the system are DK3923 (Release 5.1) and DK1015 (Release 6.0). System/36 software support of the 5225 printers includes:

  • Operation Control Language (OCL) support of lines per inch (LPI), characters per inch (CPI), quality selection, and font selection.
  • DisplayWrite/36 (5727-WP1, 5727-WP6) support of LPI, quality selection, font selection, bold printing, underscore, overstrike, and justification.
  • Business Graphics Utilities/36 (5727-BG1, 5727-BG6). COBOL, and Assembler. Functions include selection of printer options (print quality, for example) and the printing of graphics.

AS/400 Programming Support:

The coax/twinax attachment feature and the IPDS-twinax feature of the IBM 6400-004 printer is supported on the AS/400 Models 9402 (except Model Y10), 9404, and 9406 with Operating System OS/400(R) (5728-SS1) Release 1.0 or later and on AS/Entry (9402-Y10) with System Support Program (SSP) Release 6.0.

OS/400 support for the coax/twinax attach and IPDS-twinax features includes:

  • Most 4234 functions are supported by System/36 SSP and System/38 CPF. Many printer applications can be migrated from System/36 and System/38, with few if any modifications required.
  • Control Language (CL) support of lines per inch (LPI), characters per inch (CPI), print quality, and font selection.
  • Data Description Specifications (DDS) support of LPI, font selection, bold printing, underscore, expanded characters, print quality, and code page selection.
  • IPDS advanced print functions such as graphics, graphics/text merge and bar codes.
  • OfficeVision/400(TM) (5738-WP1).
  • AS/400 Business Graphics Utility (5728-DS1).
  • Graphical Data Display Manager (GDDM).

The Automatic Identification Printing System PRPQ P90035 is not supported on these features.

Code Pages/Languages/Character Set Support:

The following chart shows code pages, languages and character sets supported by the IBM 6400-004 with the coax/twinax, IPDS-coax, and IPDS-twinax features for both attachments. This chart applies only to the IBM Coax Twinax feature #4830/4835.

The non-IPDS twinax emulation is provided in three configurations as shown in the three columns under "TWX BASE." Column one "4234-8/12" shows the code pages provided on the 4234 Model 8 and 12. These code pages are supported on the 6400-004 in 4234-8/12 emulation mode. Column two "64XX-CT0" shows the code pages supported by the 6400-008 when emulating the 6408-CT0. Column three "6400-STD" shows the code pages supported by the 6400-004 in "native" emulation mode.

The non-IPDS coax emulation is provided in three configurations as shown in the three columns under "COAX BASE." Column one "4234-7/11" shows the code pages provided on the 4234 Models 7 and 11. These code pages are supported on the 6400-004 in 4234-7/11 emulation mode. Column two "64XX-CT0" shows the code pages supported by the 6400-004 when emulating the 6408-CT0. Column three "6400-STD" shows the code pages supported by the 6400-004 in "native" emulation mode.

The "6400-STD" or "native" mode (1) allows more language selections and (2) improves error handling.

6400-004 Coax / Twinax / IPDS Features Emulation Code Pages:
| IPDS | non-IPDS |
|----|----|--------------|--------------|
| |PSF |(1) TWX BASE |(1) COAX BASE |
| |MVS |----|----|----|----|----|----|
CODE | |4234|6400|4234|64XX|6400|4234|64XX|6400|
PAGE | LANGUAGE |EMUL|EMUL|8/12|CT0 |STD |7/11|CT0 |STD |
---- |--------------------------|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
037 | Canadian Bilingual | X | | X | | | X | X | |
037 | English (USA/Canada) | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
037 | English (Netherlands) | X | X | X | | X | X | X | X |
037 | English (Portuguese) | | | | | | X | X | |
256 | International Set 1 | | X | | | X | | | X |
260 | Canadian French | | X | | X | X | | | X |
273 | Austrian German | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
274 | Belgian Old | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
275 | Brazilian | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
277 | Danish / Norwegian | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
278 | Finnish / Swedish | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
280 | Italian | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
281 | Japanese English (2)| X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
282 | Portuguese | X | X | X | X | X | | X | X |
284 | Spanish/Spanish Speaking | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
285 | English (U.K./Ireland) | X | X | X | X | X | X | | X |
287 | Danish / Norwegian (Alt.)| X | | | | | | X | X |
288 | Finnish / Swedish (Alt.) | X | | | | | | X | X |
289 | Spanish (Alternate) | X | | | | | | X | X |
290 | Japanese (Katakana) (2)| X | X | X | X | X | X | | X |
293 | APL (USA) (5)| X | X | | | | | | |
297 | French / French Azerty | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
310 | APL / TN (5,7)| | | | | | X | | X |
340 | OCR (Character A) (5,6)| X | X | | | | | | |
340 | OCR (Character B) (5,6)| X | X | | | | | | |
420 | Arabic | X | X | X | | X | X | | X |
423 | Greek Old | X | X | | | X | X | | X |
424 | Hebrew | X | X | | | X | X | | X |
500 | International Set 5 | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
500 | Belgian New | X | X | X | | X | X | | X |
500 | Swiss Bilingual | X | X | X | | X | X | | X |
803 | Hebrew (Old) (089) | | X | | | X | | | X |
6400-004 Coax / Twinax / IPDS Features
Emulation Code Pages (Con't)

| IPDS | non-IPDS |
|---------|--------------|--------------|
| |PSF |(1) TWX BASE |(1) COAX BASE |
| |MVS |--------------|--------------|
CODE | |4234|6400|4234|64XX|6400|4234|64XX|6400|
PAGE | LANGUAGE |EMUL|EMUL|8/12|CT0 |STD |7/11|CT0 |STD |
---- |--------------------------|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|----|
838 | Thai | X | X | | | X | X | | X |
870 | Latin 2/ROECE | | | | | | | | |
| Multilingual (3)| X | X | | | X | X | | X |
871 | Icelandic | X | X | | | X | X | | X |
875 | Greek New | | X | | | X | | | X |
880 | Cyrillic Old | X | X | | | X | X | | X |
890 | Yugoslav Old | | X | | | X | | | X |
892 | OCR-A | X | X | | | X | | | X |
893 | OCR-B | X | X | | | X | | | X |
905 | Turkish Old | X | | | | | X | | X |
1002 | DCF (Release 2) (5)| X | X | | | | | | |
1025 | Cyrillic-Multilingual (4)| | X | | | X | | | X |
1026 | Turkish | | X | | | X | | | X |
1097 | Farsi | | X | | | X | | | X |
1112 | Baltic - Multilingual | | X | | | X | | | X |
  • (1) 4234 Model 7/11 and 8/12 columns are for comparison only.
  • (2) Japanese Katakana substituted by Japanese English in initial 4234. Otherwise 4234 is the same as 64XX CT0.
  • (3) Includes the following languages: Bjelorussian, Bosnian, Croation, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian Latin, Slovak and Slovenian.
  • (4) Includes the following languages: Bulgarian, Macedonian and Serbian Cyrillic.
  • (5) Code page is selectable by the datastream only, not by the operator panel.
  • (6) 6400 will substitute CP 892 or 893 depending on whether the FGID indicates OCR-A or OCR-B. This is consistent with the 4028 and 423X printers.
  • (7) This function requires the extended coax functions for selecting via the datastream.

IBM 6400-004 Coax/Twinax Multi-Platform Interface (FC 4831/4836) Software Support:

There are no identified software support requirements for the MPI feature. This feature is designed to allow the printer to print applications from host (coax or twinax) environments, such as the IBM 3270, IBM AS/400 and IBM System 3X compatible with older non-IBM printers such as Printronix and others.

When using this feature, the printer can be attached to both a host system (Coax or Twinax attach) and a LAN or PC connected via the Centronics parallel interface. The MPI interface monitors data at both ports, and will switch between ports (when no print job is in progress) at a user selectable period of 15 or 45 seconds.


Publications

The publications below are shipped with the product. Additional copies are available immediately:

 Title Order Number
----------------------------------------- ------------
6400 Line Matrix Printer Operator's Guide S246-0115
6400 Line Matrix Printer Setup Guide S246-0116
6400 Maintenance Information Manual (1) S246-0117

(1) This manual will be shipped with each machine only through June 1996. Customers and IBM Customer Service representatives may order MIMs through the "Puborder" process for a charge. Customers may also order MIMs through the MES process for a charge. After June 1996, the MIMs will be withdrawn and no longer shipped with each machine. However they will still be available through either the "Puborder" or MES processes for a charge.

The following publications are not shipped with the base printer. They may be acquired with the corresponding optional feature or may be ordered separately. These publications are available now.

 Title Order Number
--------------------------------------------------- ------------
6400 ASCII Programmer's Reference (2) S246-0118
6400 Code V User's Manual S246-0150
6400 IGP User's Manual S246-0151
6400 Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference S246-0147
6400 IPDS Programmer's Reference S246-0148
6400 Coax/Twinax MPI Option Installation Op. Guide S246-0149

(2) This publication is shipped with the printer only as optional feature number 4882. There is an additional charge for this document. It is recommended that one copy of this publication be ordered for each customer location, not necessarily for each printer at that location.

Note: Only the Ship Pack publications appear in the Sales Manual. A complete list of publications is provided in the PUBS section of HONE.


Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable
 Description Machine Model Features
-------------------- ------- ----- --------
Line Matrix Printer 6400 004
Coax/Twinax Attachment Plant Order 4830
Multi-Platform Coax/Twinax Interface Plant Order 4831
Coax/Twinax Attachment Field Install 4835
Multi-Platform Coax/Twinax Interface Field Install 4836
IGP (Printronix Emulation) Plant Order 4840
IGP (Printronix Emulation) Field Install 4845
Code V (Printronix Emulation) Plant Order 4850
Code V (Printronix Emulation) Field Install 4855
IPDS (Twinax only) Plant Order 4860
IPDS (Twinax only) Field Install 4865
IPDS (Coax only) Plant Order 4870
IPDS (Coax only) Field Install 4875
Dataproducts Adapter 4881
6400 ASCII Programmer's Reference (S246-0118) 4882
Special Feature Name and Number
FC 4830 - Coax/Twinax Attachment - Plant Order Only

The Coax/Twinax attachment provides the addition of both interfaces to the 6400 Models, expanding its usability beyond the basic ASCII Serial / Parallel interfaces. It also is a prerequisite for either the IPDS-Twinax (FC 4860) or IPDS-Coax (FC 4870) feature. The "6400 Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference" (S246-0147) is included as part of this feature.

Technical Description:

The charts on the following pages show comparisons of the coax/twinax attachment feature of the IBM 6400-004 printer to previous IBM printers for a range of function, in both IPDS and non-IPDS operational modes.

6400 Compatibility - Coax (non-IPDS):
6400 6400 4234-001 3287-001
(non- (non- (non- (non-
Printer Function IPDS) IPDS) IPDS) IPDS)
------------------------ -------- -------- -------- --------
Emulation 4234-001 3287-001
Print Quality Selection:
Draft Yes Yes Yes No
Data Processing Yes Yes Yes Yes
NLQ Yes Yes Yes No
Form Size Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
CPI Selection:
10 CPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
12 CPI Yes (1) Yes (1) No No
13.3 CPI Yes (1) Yes (1) No No
15 CPI Yes Yes Yes No
16.7 CPI Yes (1) Yes (1) No No
17.1 CPI Yes (2) Yes (2) No No
18 CPI Yes (1) Yes (1) No No
Proportional Spacing Yes (2,4) Yes (2,4) No No
Line Spacing:
3 LPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
4 LPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
6 LPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
8 LPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
Variable Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
Compressed Fonts: No No Yes No
Word Processing:
Horizontal and
Vertical Position Yes Yes Yes Yes
Underscore Yes Yes Yes Yes
Overstrike Yes Yes Yes Yes
Emphasized (Bold) Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
Italics Yes (2,4) Yes (2,4) No No
Double Strike Yes Yes Yes Yes
Double Wide Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
Super/Sub Script Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
Font/Character Selection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Host Loadable Fonts No No No No
APL Character Set No No Yes (5) Yes (5)
Program Symbol Sets No No No No
6400 Compatibility - Coax (non-IPDS) (Con't):
6400 6400 4234-001 3287-001
(non- (non- (non- (non-
Printer Function IPDS) IPDS) IPDS) IPDS)
------------------------ -------- -------- -------- --------
Bar Codes Yes (3) Yes (3) No No
Code V / IGP Yes Yes No No
OCR A and OCR B Yes (2,4) Yes (2,4) No No
Graphics:
Lines Yes (3) Yes (3) No No
Full Arcs/Ellipse No No No No
Area Fill Yes (3) Yes (3) No No
Line Types Yes (3) Yes (3) No No
Markers Yes (3) Yes (3) No No
Rotated Characters Yes (3) Yes (3) No No
Large Characters Yes (3) Yes (3) No No
Graphics Images Yes (3) Yes (3) No No
Plot Yes (3,4) Yes (3,4) No No
Images Yes (3) Yes (3) No No
Forms Overlays Yes (3) Yes (3) No No
Retained Segments No No No No
Query Replies Yes Yes Yes Yes
Host Initiated Early Yes Yes No No
Print Complete (EPC)
Document Composition No No No No
Facility (Code Page 1002)
Special Escape Sequence Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
  • (1) Selection may be limited by application/operating system.
  • (2) Available through Operator Panel selection only.
  • (3) Available through Code V or IGP data stream control.
  • (4) Refer to Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference (S246-0147) (Hex Transparent Mode or Control Codes).
  • (5) Via Coax extensions
6400 Compatibility - Coax (IPDS):
4234- 4234-
6400 6400 007/011 007/011
(non- (non-
Printer Function IPDS) (IPDS) IPDS) (IPDS)
------------------------ -------- -------- -------- --------
Emulation 4234-7/11 4234-7/11
6400 (10)
Print Quality Selection:
Draft Yes Yes Yes Yes
Data Processing Yes Yes Yes Yes
NLQ Yes Yes Yes Yes
Form Size Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
CPI Selection:
10 CPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
12 CPI Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes
13.3 CPI Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes
15 CPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
16.7 CPI Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes
17.1 CPI Yes (4) No No No
18 CPI Yes (1) Yes Yes Yes
Proportional Spacing Yes (4,7) Yes (2) No Yes
Line Spacing:
3 LPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
4 LPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
6 LPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
8 LPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
Variable Yes (7) Yes No Yes
Compressed Fonts No No Yes Yes
Word Processing:
Horizontal and
Vertical Position Yes Yes Yes Yes
Underscore Yes Yes Yes Yes
Overstrike Yes Yes Yes Yes
Emphasized (Bold) Yes (7) Yes No Yes
Italics Yes (4,7) Yes No Yes
Double Strike Yes Yes Yes Yes
Double Wide Yes (7) Yes No Yes
Super/Sub Script Yes (7) Yes No Yes
Font/Character Selection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Host Loadable Fonts No No No Yes (3)
APL Character Set No No Yes (8) Yes (8)
Program Symbol Sets No No No No
Bar Codes Yes (5) Yes No Yes
6400 Compatibility - Coax (IPDS) (Con't):
4234- 4234-
6400 6400 007/011 007/011
(non- (non-
Printer Function IPDS) (IPDS) IPDS) (IPDS)
------------------------ -------- -------- -------- --------
Code V / IGP Yes Yes (9) No No
OCR A and OCR B Yes (4,7) Yes No Yes
Graphics:
Lines Yes (5) Yes No Yes
Full Arcs/Ellipse No Yes No Yes
Area Fill Yes (5) Yes No Yes
Line Types Yes (5) Yes No Yes
Markers Yes (5) Yes No Yes
Rotated Characters Yes (5) Yes No Yes
Large Characters Yes (5) Yes No Yes
Graphics Images Yes (5) Yes No Yes
Plot Yes (5,7) No No No
Images Yes (5) Yes (6) No Yes (6)
Forms Overlays Yes (5) Yes No Yes
Retained Segments No Yes No Yes
Query Replies Yes Yes Yes Yes
Host Initiated Early Yes Yes Yes Yes
Print Complete (EPC)
Document Composition No Yes No Yes
Facility (Code Page 1002)
Special Escape Sequences Yes (7) No No No
  • (1) Selection may be limited by application/operating system.
  • (2) Only character spacing maintained, no true proportional font.
  • (3) Available through Load Symbol Set (LSS) data stream control.
  • (4) Available through Operator Panel selection only.
  • (5) Available through Code V or IGP data stream control.
  • (6) Printed image will be larger horizontally due to 144 pel printing at 120 DPI. Images are also available at size, but print quality degrades due to the approximation of 144 pel printed at 120 DPI.
  • (7) Refer to Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference (S246-0147) (Hex Transparent Mode or Control Codes).
  • (8) Extended Coax functions.
  • (9) Code V or IGP feature can co-reside with IPDS but cannot function simultaneously. Switching between IPDS and, either IGP or Code V, is done via the operator panel.
  • (10) Native emulation is only available on MVS/PSF.
6400 Compatibility - Twinax (non-IPDS):
5225-
6400 6400 4234-002 1/2/3/4
(non- (non- (non- (non-
Printer Function IPDS) IPDS) IPDS) IPDS)
----------------- -------- -------- -------- --------
Emulation 4234-002 5225-1-4
Print Quality Selection:
Draft Yes Yes Yes No
Data Processing Yes Yes Yes Yes
NLQ Yes Yes Yes No
Form Size Control Yes Yes Yes Yes
CPI Selection:
10 CPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
12 CPI Yes (1) Yes (1) No No
13.3 CPI Yes (1) Yes (1) No No
15 CPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
16.7 CPI Yes (1) Yes (1) No No
17.1 CPI Yes (3) Yes (3) No No
18 CPI Yes (1) Yes (1) No No
Proportional Yes (3,5) Yes (3,5) No No
Line Spacing:
3 LPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
4 LPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
6 LPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
8 LPI Yes Yes Yes Yes
Variable Yes (5) Yes (5) Yes Yes
Compressed Fonts No No Yes No
Word Processing:
Horizontal and
Vertical Position Yes Yes Yes Yes
Underscore Yes Yes Yes Yes
Overstrike Yes Yes Yes Yes
Emphasized (Bold) Yes (5) Yes (5) No No
Italics Yes (5) Yes (5) No No
Double Strike Yes Yes Yes Yes
Double Wide Yes (5) Yes (5) No No
Super/Sub Script Yes (5) Yes (5) No No
Font/Character Selection Yes Yes Yes No
Host Loadable Fonts Yes (2) Yes (2) Yes (2) Yes (2)
APL Characters No No No No
6400 Compatibility - Twinax (non-IPDS) (Con't):
5225-
6400 6400 4234-002 1/2/3/4
(non- (non- (non- (non-
Printer Function IPDS) IPDS) IPDS) IPDS)
----------------- -------- -------- -------- --------
Bar Codes Yes (2,4) Yes (2,4) Yes (2) Yes (2)
Code V / IGP Yes Yes No No
OCR A and OCR B Yes (3,5) Yes (3,5) No No
Graphics:
Lines Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
Full Arcs/Ellipse No No No No
Area Fill Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
Line Types Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
Markers Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
Rotated Character Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
Large Characters Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
Graphics Images Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
L.A.C. Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
Plot Yes (4,5) Yes (4,5) No No
Images Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
Forms Overlays Yes (4) Yes (4) No No
Retained Segments No No No No
Early Print Complete No No No No
Special Escape Sequences Yes (5) Yes (5) No No
  • (1) Selection may be limited by application/operating system.
  • (2) Available through Load Alternate Character (LAC) data stream control.
  • (3) Available through Operator Panel selection only.
  • (4) Available through Code V / IGP data stream control.
  • (5) Refer to Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference (S246-0147) (Hex Transparent Mode or Control Codes).
6400 Compatibility - Twinax (IPDS):
4234-
6400 008/012
Printer Function (IPDS) (IPDS)
----------------- -------- --------
Emulation 4234-8/12
Print Quality Selection:
Draft Yes Yes
Data Processing Yes Yes
NLQ Yes Yes
Form Size Control Yes Yes
CPI Selection:
10 CPI Yes Yes
12 CPI Yes Yes
13.3 CPI Yes Yes
15 CPI Yes Yes
16.7 CPI Yes Yes
18 CPI Yes Yes
Proportional Yes (1) Yes
Line Spacing:
3 LPI Yes Yes
4 LPI Yes Yes
6 LPI Yes Yes
8 LPI Yes Yes
Variable Yes Yes
Compressed Fonts No Yes
Word Processing:
Horizontal and
Vertical Position Yes Yes
Underscore Yes Yes
Overstrike Yes Yes
Emphasized (Bold) Yes Yes
Italics Yes Yes
Double Strike Yes Yes
Double Wide Yes Yes
Super/Sub Script Yes Yes
Font/Character Selection Yes Yes
Host Loadable Fonts No Yes (2)
APL Characters Yes Yes
6400 Compatibility - Twinax (IPDS) (Con't):
4234-
6400 008/012
Printer Function (IPDS) (IPDS)
----------------- -------- --------
Bar Codes Yes Yes
Code V / IGP Yes (4) No
OCR A and OCR B Yes Yes
Graphics: (4)
Lines Yes Yes
Full Arcs/Ellipse Yes Yes
Area Fill Yes Yes
Line Types Yes Yes
Markers Yes Yes
Rotated Character Yes Yes
Large Characters Yes Yes
Graphics Images Yes Yes
L.A.C. Yes Yes
Images Yes (3) Yes (3)
Forms Overlays Yes Yes
Retained Segments Yes Yes
Early Print Complete Yes No
Special Escape Sequences No No
  • (1) Only character spacing maintained, no true proportional font.
  • (2) Available through Load Symbol Set (LSS) data stream control.
  • (3) Printed image size will be larger than the application horizontally due to the 144 pel printed at 120 DPI. Images are also available at size, but print quality degrades due to the approximation of 144 pel horizontal resolution printed at 120 DPI.
  • (4) Code V or IGP feature can co-reside with IPDS but cannot function simultaneously. Switching between IPDS and, either IGP or Code V, is done via the operator panel.

Maximum Number of Features: One.

Prerequisites: IBM 6400 Model 004 Line Matrix Printer. It is also likely, but not mandatory that either the IPDS-coax (#4860/4865) or IPDS-twinax (#4870/4875) feature may be needed. An examination of the customer's printing requirements will determine this.

Corequisites: None.

Compatibility Conflicts: See Compatibility tables. Also, this feature cannot be used with the Coax/Twinax Multi-Platform feature (#4831/4836).

Customer Setup: Yes, if ordered along with the base printer. If ordered later as an MES, IBM Service must install it as FC 4835.

Limitations:

  • The coaxial attachment part of this feature is subject to the following limitations; these attributes are not supported:
    • Minimum dot matrix of 9 wide by 8 high
    • Minimum dot matrix of 4 or 7 wide by 8 high
    • IBM 3287 Models 1C and 2C (color models)
    • Programmed symbols 2 and 4, 190 character downloadable fonts. For SCS / DSC / DSE mode only.
    • Data analysis = APL feature
    • Graphic escape
  • The twinaxial attachment part of this feature is subject to the following limitations; these attributes are not supported:
    • Minimum dot matrix of 9 wide by 8 high
    • Minimum dot matrix of 4 or 7 wide by 8 high
    • Print lines greater than 198 characters.

Field Installable: Yes. Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

Cable Order: See Cable Orders section under Planning Information for details. No cables are shipped with this feature.

FC 4831 - Multi-Platform Coax/Twinax Interface - Plant Order

Technical Description:

Enables the 6400-004 to replace older non-IBM, but IBM coax- or IBM twinax-compatible printers attached to IBM systems. Many of these older printers had features that provided specific capabilities for various applications, such as labels, bar codes, forms and graphics. Many of these non-IBM printers used command languages that were not supported by the IBM system, such as Magnum Code V and Printronix IGP. This feature allows replacement of these older printers without requiring the customer to make application code or program changes. A representative list of these printers includes:

 PRINTER MAKER PRINTER MODELS
------------- --------------
CIE (C. Itoh) Models with Coax/Twinax option
Dataproducts LM models with Coax/Twinax option
Decision Data 67XX models with Coax/Twinax
Genicom 44XX models with Coax/Twinax option
Mannesmann Tally MT645, MT661, MT691 with Coax/Twinax option
Printronix P300, P600, MVP 150, P3XX0, P4XX0, P6XX0, and P9xx) series printers with the PI-3287,
PI-5225, or QMS 3400/3270 cards

The 6400-004, including this feature can be used in applications where the customer requires (1) concurrent attachment to IBM systems (coax or twinax, not both) and a LAN or a PC connected via the Centronics parallel interface; or (2) easy access to printer features including print qualities, various CPIs and graphics capabilities.

In order to be compatible with a wide variety of system configuration this feature is configurable. The configurable items include:

  • Twinax Emulation
  • Coax Emulation
  • Character Sets
  • Port Switching Timeout
  • System/Printer control of print quality
  • Printer Emulation
  • Paper Error Reporting
  • Default MPP and MPL settings

If further details on whether this feature may be applicable to a given customer situation, refer to publication S246-0088, "Multi-Platform Interface Installation and Operation Guide," which is included as part of this feature.

Maximum Number of Features: One.

Prerequisites: IBM 6400 Model 004 Line Matrix Printer. It is also likely, but not mandatory that either the IGP (FC 4840) or Code V (FC 4850) features will be needed. An examination of the customer's printing requirements will determine this.

Corequisites: None.

Compatibility Conflicts: This feature cannot be used with the standard IBM Coax/Twinax feature (#4830), or with the IPDS features (#4860, 4870).

Note: When the MPI feature and a Network Print Server feature are ordered with the initial order of the 6400, the Network Print Server will be shipped with an external power adapter for that device. This is because the printer cannot provide power for both devices simultaneously.

Customer Setup: Yes, if ordered along with the base printer; it is factory installed. If ordered later as an MES, IBM Service must install this feature as FC 4836.

Limitations: None.

Field Installable: Yes, as FC 4836. Parts removed as a result of this feature change become the property of IBM.

Cable Orders: None.

FC 4835 - Coax/Twinax Attachment - Field Install
Equivalent to FC 4830, except that this is field installed.
Prerequisites: 6400 Model 004 Line Matrix Printer.
Compatibility Conflicts: This feature cannot be used with the Multi-Platform Interface feature (FC 4831/4836).

.Maximum: One of 4830/4835 per machine.
Customer Setup: No.

Field Installation: Yes.

Cable Orders: See Cable Orders section under Planning Information for details.

FC 4836 - Multi-Platform Coax/Twinax Interface - Field Install

Equivalent to FC 4831, except that this is field installed.

Prerequisites: 6400 Model 004 Line Matrix Printer.

Compatibility Conflicts: This feature cannot be used with the standard IBM Coax/Twinax feature (#4830), or with the IPDS features (#4860, 4870).

Maximum: One of 4831/4836 per machine.

Customer Setup: No.

Field Installation: Yes.

Cable Orders: See Cable Orders section under Planning Information for details.

FC 4840 - IGP (Printronix Emulation) Plant Order Only

The IGP (Intelligent Graphics Processor) feature is a simple programming language for creating graphics in printers equipped with the IGP board. IGP Printronix emulation (also sometimes called PGL) creates on-line forms, bar codes, and has a variety of alphanumeric text-generation capabilities. These capabilities are detailed below:

  • ON-LINE FORM AND LABEL GENERATION - Makes it easy to create forms or labels with the "pre-printed" look. Graphics capabilities include boxes, vertical and horizontal lines with user-selectable thickness, logos, and special alphanumeric print features. Forms and graphic designs can be duplicated horizontally and vertically.
  • SELECTABLE BAR CODES - Provides the appropriate bar code using standard wide-to-narrow ratios. Bar codes available are:
    • Code 39 (also called Code 3 of 9)
    • Interleaved 2 of 5
    • UPC-A
    • UPC-E
    • MSI A through D
    • Code 128 Subset B and C
    • EAN-8
    • EAN-13
    • POSTNET

    Note: Both UPC and EAN bar codes can also specify add-on data.

  • EXPANDED AND COMPRESSED CHARACTER PRINT - Alphanumeric height and width are controlled independently for a wide range of character sizes up to 113 times the standard character size (up to 9.9 inches wide and tall). Compressed print sizes of 12, 13, 15 and 17 characters per inch (CPI) are available.
  • ROTATED ALPHANUMERICS - Permits new concepts in font design. Normal, expanded and compressed character strings can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise, counterclockwise, or printed upside down.
  • LOGOS - created using alphanumeric commands and add a variety of print and shading features, for a "customized" appearance to forms, reports, and labels.
  • REVERSED PRINT - for text, logos and forms, permits highlighting and contrasting by 'printing' white characters on a dark background.
  • AUTOMATIC INCREMENT / DECREMENT CAPABILITY - allows batch form processing. You can identify individual numeric and bar code data fields, which includes automatic increment or decrement functions.

IGP is an emulation that allows you to print sophisticated graphics and bar codes. Depending on what the printer is doing, it is always in a particular Mode, which is transparent to the user.

When the printer is receiving text, or printing text, it is in Normal Mode. Any time the printer is on and is not processing IGP commands, it is in Normal Mode. When a Create Form command is issued, the printer moves from the Normal Mode to the Create Form Mode. During this phase, the user sends text, images, and bar code data to the IGP. All of this data is stored in memory. An End statement terminates the IGP data string and the printer returns to Normal Mode.

You can create as many forms as you wish and store them in your host. You can also save the forms in the emulation memory. All forms have file names. You may want to print the form, label it, and store it for future reference. Or, you may devise another method for easy retrieval. These forms can then be downloaded from your host to the printer. When you Execute a form, you can print it as many times as you wish. This saves time from downloading the form each time you want to print it.

The IGP - Printronix Emulation Programmers Reference Manual (S246-0151) is included with this feature and explains the Modes and Commands of IGP in detail.

Maximum: One per machine.

Note: Feature Codes 4840 and 4850 are mutually exclusive. You may choose only one.

Customer Setup: Yes, if ordered along with the base printer; it is factory installed. If ordered later as an MES, IBM Service must install the feature as FC 4845.

Field Installation: Yes, as FC 4845.

FC 4845 - IGP (Printronix Emulation) Field Install

Equivalent to FC 4840, except that this is field installed.

Prerequisites: 6400 Model 004 Line Matrix Printer.

Compatibility Conflicts: Feature codes #4840, 4845, 4850, and 4855 are mutually exclusive. You may choose only one.

Maximum: One of 4840/4845 per machine.

Customer Setup: No.

Field Installation: Yes.

FC 4850 - Code V (Printronix Emulation) Plant Order Only

The Code V feature is the QMS(TM)-compatible Intelligent Graphics Processor software designated for the IBM 64XX family of impact line matrix printers. Code V emulates the QMS Code V Version II programming language to produce on-line forms, bar code, and supports many alphanumeric text-generation capabilities. Code V Printronix emulation (also sometimes called VGL) graphics processing features are detailed below:

  • ON-LINE FORM AND LABEL GENERATION - makes it easy to create forms or labels with the "pre-printed" look for each application. Code V Printronix emulation programs control all graphics functions, dramatically reducing host computer programming and processing time. Graphics capabilities include boxes, vertical and horizontal, solid and dashed lines with a variety of thicknesses, logos, and special alphanumeric print features. Forms and graphic designs can be duplicated horizontally and vertically.
  • VARIABLE BAR CODES - allows bar codes for your applications to print easily with standard and user-defined ratios in vertical and horizontal orientations. Available bar codes are:
    • Codabar
    • Code 39 (also called Code 3 of 9)
    • Code 128
    • Code 128-UCC with Subsets A, B and C
    • Interleaved 2 of 5
    • UPC-A
    • UPC-E
    • UPC Shipping
    • POSTNET
    • EAN-8
    • EAN-13
    • MSI

    The IBARC bar code command prints bar codes in four orientations; horizontal, rotated 90, rotated 180, or rotated 270 degrees.

  • EXPANDED AND COMPRESSED PRINT - draws attention where needed. Alphanumeric height and width are controlled independently for a tremendous range of character sizes, up to 9.9 inches wide and tall. Five compressed print sizes are available - 12, 13.33, 15, 17.41 and 20 characters per inch (CPI); permitting up to 170 columns in an 8.5 inch printed area (20 CPI).
  • ROTATED ALPHANUMERICS - permits new concepts in form design. Normal, expanded, and compressed character strings can be rotated 90 degrees clockwise, counterclockwise, or printed upside down.
  • LOGOS - are easy to create using alphanumeric commands and a variety of print and shading features, for a "customized" appearance to forms, reports and labels. Additionally, the registered trademark (R), copyright (C), TUV, GS-Mark, UL, and CSA symbols are provided as standard designs. Custom symbols can also be defined.
  • REVERSED AND SHADED PRINT - permits highlighting and contrasting by "printing" white characters on a dark background, or white characters on a gray shaded background. Various levels or patterns of gray shading and reverse printing can be combined with the many other print features to create distinctive designs.
  • AUTOMATIC INCREMENT / DECREMENT CAPABILITY - Allows batch form processing. Individual numeric and bar code data fields can be identified and automatically incremented or decremented by any amount beginning from any specified number.
  • MULTINATIONAL CHARACTER SETS - Provides 32 sets; each 96 characters in length. This feature also allows you to create your own character sets using characters defined and stored in the font memory.

The Code V - Printronix Emulation Programmers Reference Manual (S246-0150) is included with this feature and explains the Modes and Commands of Code V in detail.

Maximum: One per machine.

Note: Feature Codes FC 4840 and FC 4850 are mutually exclusive. You may only choose one.

Customer Setup: Yes, if ordered along with the base printer; it is factory installed. If ordered later as an MES, IBM Service must install the feature as FC 4855.

Field Installation: Yes, as FC 4855.

FC 4855 - Code V (Printronix Emulation) Field Install

Equivalent to FC 4850, except that this is field installed.

Prerequisites: 6400 Model 004 Line Matrix Printer.

Compatibility Conflicts: Feature codes #4840, 4845, 4850, and 4855 are mutually exclusive. You may choose only one.

Maximum: One of 4850/4855 per machine.

Customer Setup: No.

Field Installation: Yes.

FC 4860 - IPDS - (Twinax Only) Plant Order Only FC 4870 - IPDS - (Coax Only) Plant Order Only

Note: The following description applies to both feature codes.

Publication S246-0148, "6400 IPDS Programmer's Reference" is included as part of either of these features.

The IBM Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) allows print pages containing an unlimited mix of different types of data: high-quality text, images, vector graphics, and bar codes. You may send IPDS data to the 6400-004 when attached to the IBM AS/400, intelligent work stations, IBM 3270-family controllers, LANs and spooled systems. In some of these environments, you may create applications to directly control IPDS printers such as the 6400 with this feature. For more information about IPDS as a component of printing subsystems, refer to "Intelligent Printer Data Stream Reference," S544-3417.

Technical Description:

  • CAPABILITIES OF IPDS. An IBM 6400 Model 004 controlled by either of these IPDS features has a number of advantages over conventional printers. With IPDS you can:
    • Use the printer's all-points-addressable printing to print text, graphics, images, or bar codes at any point on a page.
    • Print text in a variety of type styles and switch fonts within a printed page.
    • Use both image and vector graphics to print line drawings, pie charts, bar charts, graphics, logos, tables, and signatures.
    • Combine text with image and graphics on the same page, creating what is known as a "composite document."
    • Electronically store and later print forms and letterheads that are always printed in the same predetermined type style.
    • Electronically store and later print text where the type style printed is the same as that used in the rest of the text.
    • Print any of 16 different kinds of bar code in many sizes and with a number of variations.
    • Print either portrait or landscape mode.
  • IPDS allows you to print a letter in one step. With conventional printing you must load letterhead paper into the printer, print the text of the letter and then manually sign the letter. With IPDS, the letterhead and signature may be temporarily stored in the printer memory, and then merged with the letter text to form the complete letter. Graphics such as line or bar charts, may also be used in the letter, creating a composite document.
  • OVERLAYS - are stored constructs (text, graphics, images and bar codes), often in complex configurations, with all the instructions needed to print. An overlay always prints in the type style used when it is stored, and can be positioned anywhere on the page. Overlays are useful for letterheads, forms, etc.
  • PAGE SEGMENTS - are similar to overlays except the construct is stored without specific instructions for type styles and position on the page. Page segments are printed in the type style in use at print time. You may place a page segment anywhere on the page.
  • IMAGES - are figures on the page created by explicitly specifying each dot in the figure. There is one bit of image data per dot, so a large quantity of data is needed to create an image. IM images are uncompressed raster data images. A raster pattern is composed of a series of dots arranged in scan lines.
  • GRAPHICS - are line drawings create from separate lines, arcs, and markers. With vector graphics, only control information such as the end points of a line are sent to the printer. This process allows the creation of complex figures with a minimum of data.
  • BAR CODE - is encoded information that is recognized by optical scanning devices. The printer can print the following bar code types in many sizes and with other variations, such as with or without human-readable characters.
    • 3 of 9 Alphanumeric (also called Code 39)
    • USS Codabar
    • EAN-8
    • EAN-13
    • EAN-13 with 2- and 5-digit supplementals
    • Interleaved 2 of 5
    • Industrial 2 of 5
    • Matrix 2 of 5
    • MSI
    • UPC Version A
    • UPC Version A with 2- and 5-digit supplementals
    • UPC Version E
    • UPC Version E with 2- and 5-digit supplementals
    • Code 128
    • USPS POSTNET

Maximum Number of Features: One.

Note: You must choose either Coax or Twinax. Both cannot coexist at the same time.

Prerequisites: An IBM 6400-004 with the IBM coax/twinax FC 4830/4835.

Corequisites: None.

Compatibility Conflicts: Both IPDS-twinax (FC 4860) and IPDS-coax (FC 4870) cannot be resident at the same time. Only one can be installed. Also, refer to the Compatibility tables in the Coax Twinax specify feature 4830. In addition, the Coax/Twinax Multi-Platform feature (#4831) cannot be used with either of these features.

Customer Setup: Yes, if ordered along with the base printer; it is factory installed. If ordered later as an MES, IBM Service must install this feature as FC 4865 or 4875.

Limitations:

  • IBM 6400-004 vs IBM 4234 IPDS Comparisons - 4234 Emulation Differences:
    • The 4234 emulation will not support Load Symbol Sets (LSS).
    • The 4234 emulation will use Courier for all Near Letter Quality (NLQ) mode printing, whereas the 4234 NLQ mode was Gothic for 13.3, 16.7 and 18 CPI.
    • The dot sizes are different. Also, the 6400 has a single dot size vs three with the 4234. For bar code applications, some combinations of unit module width, wide-to-narrow ratio, and element height may affect read rates.
    • The 4234 emulation will report image and font resolution of 120 X 144 pel, compared to 144 X 144 pel in the 4234. This will cause images to change size in the vertical dimension.
    • Proportional Space Mode (PSM) is not the same. See Compatibility charts.
  • The IBM 6400-004 vs IBM 4234 IPDS Comparisons - 6400 Deviations:
    • The 6400 will report Loaded Font command set (LF2) in the Sense Type Module (STM), but will not support Load Symbol Set (LSS).
    • The 6400 will support Page Continuation Actions without highlighting.
    • The 6400 cannot detect Human Readable Integers (HRI) outside of the Bar Code Presentation space under all circumstances.

Field Installable: YES, as FC 4865 or 4875, respectively.

Cable Orders: None.

FC 4865 - IPDS - (Twinax Only) Field Install FC 4875 - IPDS - (Coax Only) Field Install

These two codes are equivalent to 4860/4870, except that these features are field installed.

Prerequisites: 6400 Model 004 Line Matrix Printer with the IBM coax/twinax FC 4830/4835.

Compatibility Conflicts: Feature codes #4860, 4865, 4870, and 4875 are mutually exclusive. You may choose only one.

Maximum: One of 4860/4865/4870/4875 per machine.

Customer Setup: No.

Field Installation: Yes.

FC 4881 - Dataproducts Adapter

The Dataproducts adapter is a conversion plug that provides for plugging into the PC Parallel interface, thus allowing a Dataproducts Parallel connection.

Maximum: One per machine.

Customer Setup: Yes.

Field Installation: Yes.

FC 4882 - 6400 ASCII Programmer's Reference (S246-0118)

This manual provides information needed for programming printer drivers and print applications. It also includes code page examples. Its primary audience is system programmers. It is recommended that one copy of this publication be ordered for each customer location, not necessarily for each printer at that location.

Maximum: None.

Customer Setup: Yes.

Field Installation: Yes.

FC #4164 - Network Print Server (NPS) - Ethernet 10BaseT Media

Provides network attachment via the parallel port to an Ethernet 10BaseT (RJ45) network.

Note: When the NPS and the Multi-Platform Interface feature (4831) are both ordered with the initial order of the 6400, the NPS will be shipped with an external power adapter for the NPS. This is because the printer can only provide power for one of these devices. The plug for the external power adapter will be selected based on the country of order.

Maximum: One.

Customer Setup: Yes.

Field Installation: Yes.

FC #4165 - Network Print Server (NPS) - Ethernet 10Base2 Media

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

Note: When the NPS and the Multi-Platform Interface feature (4831) are both ordered with the initial order of the 6400, the NPS will be shipped with an external power adapter for the NPS. This is because the printer can only provide power for one of these devices. The plug for the external power adapter will be selected based on the country of order.

Maximum: One.

Customer Setup: Yes.

Field Installation: Yes.

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

Provides network attachment via the parallel port to a Token-Ring Media Type 3 (UTP/RJ45) network.

Note: When the NPS and the Multi-Platform Interface feature (4831) are both ordered with the initial order of the 6400, the NPS will be shipped with an external power adapter for the NPS. This is because the printer can only provide power for one of these devices. The plug for the external power adapter will be selected based on the country of order.

Maximum: One.

Customer Setup: Yes.

Field Installation: Yes.

FC #4121 - Network Print Server - Token Ring Media Type 1

Provides network attachment via the parallel port to a Token-Ring Type 1 (STP/DB9) network.

Note: When the NPS and the Multi-Platform Interface feature (4831) are both ordered with the initial order of the 6400, the NPS will be shipped with an external power adapter for the NPS. This is because the printer can only provide power for one of these devices. The plug for the external power adapter will be selected based on the country of order.

Maximum: One.

Customer Setup: Yes.

Field Installation: Yes.

FC 4956 - EuroReady IPDS Coax - Field Install Only

Provides capability to print the euro common currency symbol. Maximum Number of Features: One. Prerequisites: (4830 or 4835) + (4870 or 4875). Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with feature codes: 4800, 4860, 4865, 4840, 4845, 4850, 4855 4957, 4959, 4964, 4965, 4967, 4969, 4971.

FC 4957 - EuroReady IPDS Twinax - Field Install Only

Provides capability to print the euro common currency symbol. Maximum Number of Features: One. Prerequisites: (4830 or 4835) + (4860 or 4865). Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with feature codes: 4800, 4870, 4875, 4840, 4845, 4850, 4855 4956, 4959, 4964, 4965, 4967, 4969, 4971.

FC 4959 - EuroReady ASCII Configuration - Field Install Only

Provides capability to print the euro common currency symbol. Maximum Number of Features: One. Prerequisites: 4800. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with feature codes: 4830, 4835, 4840, 4845, 4850, 4855 4967, 4957, 4964, 4965, 4967, 4969, 4971.

FC 4964 - EuroReady CTA Configuration - Field Install Only

Provides capability to print the euro common currency symbol. Maximum Number of Features: One. Prerequisites: 4830 or 4835. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with feature codes: 4800, 4840, 4845, 4850, 4855, 4860, 4865, 4870, 4875 4956, 4957, 4959, 4965, 4967, 4969, 4971.

FC 4965 - EuroReady ASCII Configuration with IGP/Code V - Field Install Only

Provides capability to print the euro common currency symbol. Maximum Number of Features: One. Prerequisites: 4800 and (4840 or 4845 or 4850 or 4855). Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with feature codes: 4830, 4835, 4956, 4957, 4959, 4964, 4967, 4969, 4971.

FC 4967 - EuroReady CTA Configuration with IGP/Code V - Field Install Only

Provides capability to print the euro common currency symbol. Maximum Number of Features: One Prerequisites: 4830 and (4840 or 4845 or 4850 or 4855) Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with feature codes: 4800, 4860, 4865, 4870, 4875 4956, 4957, 4959, 4964, 4965, 4969, 4971.

FC 4969 - EuroReady IPDS Twinax with IGP/Code V - Field Install Only

Provides capability to print the euro common currency symbol. Maximum Number of Features: One. Prerequisites: (4830 or 4835) + (4860 or 4865) + (4840 or 4845 or 4850 or 4855). Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with feature codes: 4800, 4870, 4875 4956, 4957, 4959, 4964, 4965, 4967, 4971.

FC 4971 - EuroReady IPDS Coax with IGP/Code V - Field Install Only

Provides capability to print the euro common currency symbol. Maximum Number of Features: One Prerequisites: (4830 or 4835) + (4870 or 4875) + (4840 or 4845 or 4850 or 4855). Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with feature codes: 4800, 4860, 4865, 4956, 4957, 4959, 4964, 4965, 4967, 4969.

Supplies

The following supply items are available. Order from Lexmark International, Inc. directly or from your supplies dealer.

Ribbons. Customer-replaceable ribbons:

  • Part number 1040990 General Purpose Ribbon;
    • Average yield of 20 million DP characters
  • Part number 1040995 General Purpose Ribbon;
    • Average yield of 30 million DP characters
  • Part number 1040993 High Contrast Ribbon;
    • Average yield of 20 million DP characters /li>
    • Average yield of 2500 AIAG-B3 labels with visible light source scanning equipment and
    • Average yield of 1300 AIAG-B3 labels with infrared light source scanning equipment.
  • Part number 1040998 High Contrast Ribbon;
    • Average yield of 30 million DP characters
    • Average yield of 3600 AIAG-B3 labels with visible light source scanning equipment and
    • Average yield of 1800 AIAG-B3 labels with infrared light source scanning equipment.
Ribbon life is derived from IBM conducted tests in compliance with ANSI Standard X3A.182. Ribbon life experienced by the user may vary significantly depending on the user's own quality criteria and on factors such as printer condition, machine settings and paper quality and bar code requirements. Label yield is dependent upon label format, bar code symbology, and other parameters. Label yield with high performance scanning equipment may exceed these yields. Diskettes

One diskette is shipped with each printer. This is a configuration utility diskette, which is used in conjunction with the Setup Guide to configure the printer.

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