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Model Abstract 6400-015

The IBM 6400 Model 015 has a print speed of up to 1500/1125/600 LPM in Draft, DP (Data Processing), and NLQ (Near Letter Quality) print modes respectively. This model has a cabinet design.


Highlights


The IBM 6400 printers attach to a wide spectrum of IBM systems - from IBM mainframes/parallel servers to PCs.

  • Attachment via Ethernet, ASCII, coax, or twinax interfaces
  • Handling of one- to six-part continuous forms
  • A growth path for current IBM 6400 customers


Description

The IBM 6400 Model 015 are feature-rich impact printers designed to complement the current IBM 6400 line printer offerings. These models:

  • Offer print speeds up to 1,500 lines per minute (lpm)
  • Support all features currently available on the 6400 family.
  • Offer a new internal Ethernet adapter not available on previous IBM 6400 models.
  • Can be easily managed remotely with the new IBM 6400 Printer Management Utility program.

These models are extremely versatile, cost-effective printers. They offer as standard the IBM Proprinter III XL and Epson FX 1050 graphics emulations, as well as the Printronix P-Series, Printronix P-Series XQ Variant, and Printronix Serial Matrix emulations. These models can also be attached via ASCII, coax, twinax, Token Ring, or Ethernet to such diverse hosts as IBM S/390, AS/400, RS/6000, IBM PC and Netfinity servers, IBM-compatible PCs, non-IBM systems supporting the ASCII serial/parallel interface, and LANs.

The following optional features are offered:

  • IBM coax/twinax attachment to many IBM systems
  • Ethernet 10BaseT and 10Base2 Adapters
  • Multi-Platform Interface (MPI) coax/twinax attachment, enabling the 6400 to replace many non-IBM printers that are coax-or twinax-compatible, and attached to IBM systems
  • IBM Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) support for IBM coax or twinax attachments, providing compatibility with selected IPDS-capable printers
  • Intelligent Graphics Processor supporting either IGP or Code V (both Printronix emulations) for graphics and bar code applications
  • Network Print Server feature for easily attaching to Token Ring or Ethernet LANs printer.

Complements the Existing IBM 6400 Family

These IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 join the 6400 family in providing reliable impact line printers. The 6400 family has models with maximum print speeds from 500 to 1500 lpm, and with an array of features which can be used to customize the printer for use in many applications, and for many attachments. The breadth of the 6400 family offers common features across the range of printer speeds, and allows users to select an open pedestal design when that model meets their needs. This family approach allows customers to fill all line matrix printing requirements from one vendor.

Enable Your Competitive Advantage

The IBM 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 provide unprecedented breadth to the 6400 family. The compact, open pedestal design of the P-Models allows for easy access to both input and output forms, while minimizing floor space requirements. The unique lid design allows the customer to set up the machine for either top exit of forms for transactional use, or normal rear exit of forms to allow stacking of output until needed. If acoustics are a concern, the functionally equivalent but quieter cabinet models should be selected.

The new Ethernet 10/100 BaseT NIC (FN 4177, 4178) is a total replacement for the existing Ethernet 10BaseT NIC (FN 4166, 4168). The Ethernet 10BaseT NIC is being withdrawn and is not available. The new Ethernet 10/100 BaseT NIC supports IPDS and the following IBM 6400 features that previously contained the 10BaseT NIC now contain the new 10/100 BaseT NIC.

  • FN 5861 - Ethernat IPDS (Ascii)
  • FN 5866 - Ethernet IPDS (Ascii)
  • FN 6861 - Ethernet IPDS (Coax Twinax)
  • FN 6866 - Ethernet IPDS (Coax Twinax)

Reliable, Heavy Duty, Quality Printer

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

Operational Commonality

You can operate the IBM 6400 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 in the same way as the other 6400 Models, and similarly to the Models 6408 and 6412. Functions like operator panel messages, loading and unloading of forms, and the availability of coax, twinax, IPDA, and Proprinter III XL, Epson FX 1050, Printronix P-Series, Printronix P-Series XQ Variant, and Printronix Serial Matrix emulations demonstrate this commonality.

6400 Printer Management Utility

The IBM 6400 family can be easily managed by the 6400 Printer Management Utility. This utility provides the ability to remotely manage multiple printers by organizing the printers in a single database, and downloading software and printer settings from a host computer. A virtual operator panel is provided that can be can be used to configure printers.

The 6400 Printer Management Utility requires that the IBM 6400 be attached to the host system with the internal Ethernet adapter (FC 4166, 4167, 4168, 4169).

Enabling New Applications

Features including IPDS-coax or IPDS-twinax, and/or IGP or Code V (both Printronix emulations) provide options for support of bar code and graphics applications unmatched on any single predecessor IPDS or non-IPDS IBM printer.

In addition, the Multi-Platform Interface feature allows the IBM 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 to replace many non-IBM printers which were twinax-or coax-compatibly attached to IBM systems. Since many of these non-IBM printers use command languages not supported by former IBM systems, this allows upgrading to a new IBM printer with minimal or no modifications to current application programs.

EuroReady

The IBM 6400 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 are EuroReady, and can print the euro symbol. The host software must be capable of sending the correct euro symbol information to the printer.

A Web site at http://www.ibm.com/euro provides comprehensive information on the euro-ready status of all IBM products.

Year 2000

These products do not have date dependencies and are, therefore, Year 2000 Ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the 20th and 21st centuries, provided all other products (for example, software, hardware, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.


Product Positioning

The IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 enhance the IBM 6400 family by providing all the features and functions of the current family while performing better than the existing models. The pedestal models (P50 and P10), with their smaller enclosures, also provide easier access to forms. This smaller, less expensive enclosure has higher acoustical characteristics than the cabinet Models (50, 10, and 15). The pedestal models are therefore better suited to environments in which a louder printer is acceptable, such as manufacturing areas, some data-processing environments, and other noise-insensitive environments.

The IBM 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 can be used on many systems including IBM S/390 and S/370, AS/400, RS/6000, IBM PC and Netfinity servers, and IBM-compatible PCs and LANs. Connectivity options for the 6400 family include the following:

  • ASCII serial/parallel interface
  • IBM coax and twinax
  • Multi-Platform Interface (MPI) coax/twinax

The MPI feature can be used to replace a non-IBM printer which was twinax or coax attached to an IBM system.

The 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 can also be used on many non-IBM systems supporting ASCII Serial/Parallel interfaces.

The IBM 6400 is capable of addressing various graphics and bar code applications using Intelligent Graphics Processor emulations of IGP or Code V (both Printronix emulations) through optional features #4841 and #4846. Either of these features can be used with either Coax/Twinax Interface feature to replace older non-IBM printers which were coax or twinax attached. In addition, to provide an even more versatile printer when the IBM Coax/Twinax feature is selected, either feature can be combined with a selection of IBM's IPDS emulation.

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.

The IBM 6400 Line Matrix Printer family can be used by work groups for printing internal business, office, and customer documents. Potential applications exist in many industries, including insurance, finance, securities, transportation, retail and wholesale.


Models

Model Summary Matrix

        Lines Per       Maximum
Model Minute Print Line Configuration
----- ------------ ---------- ----------------------------
050 500 13.6 Enclosed cabinet
P50 500 13.6 Compact open pedestal design
010 1000 13.6 Enclosed cabinet
P10 1000 13.6 Compact open pedestal design
015 1500 13.6 Enclosed cabinet

Customer Setup (CSU)

The IBM 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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.


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 tables. Nominal print speeds for the 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 at 6 lines per inch (LPI) is shown in the following tables.

IBM 6400 Models 050 and P50

                   |CPI(1)|Upper Case | Descenders/ |  Plot
|(Base)| Only | Underlines | Mode
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
High Speed | 13.3 | | |
(Draft) Mode | 15 | 500 LPM | 428 LPM | 62 IPM (2)
| 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
| 20 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
| 13.3 | | |
Data Processing | 15 | 375 LPM | 300 LPM | 42 IPM (2)
(DP) Mode | 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
| 20 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
| 13.3 | | |
Near Letter Quality| 15 | 200 LPM | 155 LPM | 21 IPM (2)
(NLQ) Mode | 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
OCR-A / OCR-B (3) | 10 | XXX LPM | --- | ---
OCR-B (4) | 10 | XXX LPM | --- | ---
 

Note:(1) CPI = Characters Per Inch.

Note:(2) IPM = Inches Per Minute.

Note:(3) 120H x 144V DPI (Dots Per Inch).

Note:(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 (S544-5635).

  • ASCII Interfaces supported:
    • PC Parallel
    • Dataproducts Parallel (Requires FC 4881 - Dataproducts Adapter)
    • RS-232C Serial
    • RS-422A Serial
  • Network Print Server Feature attaching through the PC parallel interface
  • 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

IBM 6400 Models 010 and P10

                   |CPI(1)|Upper Case | Descenders/ |  Plot
|(Base)| Only | Underlines | Mode
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
High Speed | 13.3 | | |
(Draft) Mode | 15 | 1000 LPM | 856 LPM | 124 IPM (2)
| 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
| 20 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
| 13.3 | | |
Data Processing | 15 | 750 LPM | 600 LPM | 83 IPM (2)
(DP) Mode | 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
| 20 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
| 13.3 | | |
Near Letter Quality| 15 | 400 LPM | 306 LPM | 42 IPM (2)
(NLQ) Mode | 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
OCR-A / OCR-B (3) | 10 | XXX LPM | --- | ---
OCR-B (4) | 10 | XXX LPM | --- | ---
 

Note:(1) CPI = Characters Per Inch.

Note:(2) IPM = Inches Per Minute.

Note:(3) 120H x 144V DPI (Dots Per Inch).

Note:(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 (S544-5635).

  • ASCII Interfaces supported:
    • PC Parallel
    • Dataproducts Parallel (Requires FC 4881 - Dataproducts Adapter)
    • RS-232C Serial
    • RS-422A Serial
  • Network Print Server Feature attaching through the PC parallel interface
  • 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

IBM 6400 Models 015

                   |CPI(1)|Upper Case | Descenders/ |  Plot
|(Base)| Only | Underlines | Mode
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
High Speed | 13.3 | | |
(Draft) Mode | 15 | 1500 LPM | 1284 LPM | 186 IPM (2)
| 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
| 20 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
| 13.3 | | |
Data Processing | 15 | 1125 LPM | 900 LPM | 127 IPM (2)
(DP) Mode | 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
| 20 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
| 13.3 | | |
Near Letter Quality| 15 | 600 LPM | 459 LPM | 61 IPM (2)
(NLQ) Mode | 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
OCR-A / OCR-B (3) | 10 | XXX LPM | --- | ---
OCR-B (4) | 10 | XXX LPM | --- | ---


Note:(1) CPI = Characters Per Inch.

Note:(2) IPM = Inches Per Minute.

Note:(3) 120H x 144V DPI (Dots Per Inch).

Note:(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 (S544-5635).

  • ASCII Interfaces supported:
    • PC Parallel
    • Dataproducts Parallel (Requires FC 4881 - Dataproducts Adapter)
    • RS-232C Serial
    • RS-422A Serial
  • Network Print Server Feature attaching through the PC parallel interface
  • 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 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 emulations, differences in supported fonts and control codes may exist between the IBM 6400 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 (S544-5635).
  • For Printronix P-Series XQ Variant, the IBM 6400 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 6400-008 with Epson 1050 FX emulation and the Printronix MVP 150B which used Epson MX emulation.
  • Application differences may exist between the IBM 6400 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 will print text-only applications that are printed by the "L" series printer, however applications requiring the printing of other than text are not
  • 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 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 (S544-5635).

Physical Specifications

Model 050, 010, 015:

  • Width: 68.6 cm (27.0 inches)
  • Depth: 73.7 cm (29.0 inches)
  • Height: 108.0 cm (42.5 inches)
  • Weight: 102 kg (225 lbs) Unpacked
  • Weight: 130 kg (285 lbs) Packaged for shipping

Model P50, P10:

  • Width: 62.5 cm (24.6 inches)
  • Depth: 52.6 cm (20.7 inches)
  • Height: 88.9 cm (35.0 inches)
  • Weight: 54.4 kg (120 lbs) Unpacked
  • Weight: 72.6 kg (160 lbs) Packaged for shipping

Operating Environment

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

Heat Output at 120 VAC, 60 Hz Operating in DP Mode: (Model 010)

                      Max. Typical    Standby     Energy Star(3)
------------ ------- -----------
Watts 240 80 25
BTU per hour 820 275 85
VA 400 140 48

Note:(3) The Energy Star measurements are made at 115 VAC, 60 Hz.

Heat Output at 230 VAC, 50 Hz Operating in DP Mode: (Model 010)

                      Max. Typical     Standby    Energy Star(4)
------------ ------- -----------
Watts 230 80 25
BTU per hour 790 275 85
VA 450 150 55

Note:(4) The Energy Star measurements are made at 230 VAC, 50 Hz.

Acoustics:

Noise Level - Mdl 050, 010 50 dBA
Noise Level - Mdl 015 52 dBA
Noise Level - Mdls P50 62 dBA
Noise Level - Mdls P10 66 dBA
 

Noise levels were measured with the forms exiting through the rear of the pedestal models. When the forms exit through the quick access top exit, acoustics will be higher.

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 A limits
EN 50082-1: 1992

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

Japan:
VCCI, 1998, Class A
CISPR-22, Class A
 

Limitations

  • Maximum forms length of 24 inches.
  • Maximum forms width of 17 inches (including tear strips) or 16 inches (without tear strips).

    Note:If the rear exit of the pedestal models is used, there is a maximum forms width of 16 inches, including tear strips.

  • Uses 15 pound (56 grams/square meter or 6.8 Kg) to 100 pound cardstock (163 grams per square meter or 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.
  • Checking the readability of the application is necessary when using high speed (draft mode) fonts requiring greater than 15 CPI 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-installed) or S02394 (field-installed) 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.
  • Due to the variation in carbonless forms' type and age, readability of more than 4-part forms should be assured before using for critical applications.
  • 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 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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 versus 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 Interpretations (HRI) outside of the Bar Code Presentation space under all circumstances.
  • The Multi-Platform Interface coax/twinax feature of the IBM 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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 a time. The customer may 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.

LAN Attachment Adapter comparison

The following table is a guide to the various methods of attaching the IBM 6400 to a LAN.

_________________________________________________________________________
|Support Attachments, | Network Print | Ethernet |I-Data 7913 |
|Protocols, | Servers 10Base | Adapter |RPQ 8B4314 |
|Environments | FC #4121, | | or |
| | 4124, 4164, | FC #4166, |RPQ 8B4313 |
| | or 4165 | 4167, 4168, | |
| | | or 4169 | |
______________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
______________________|_________________|_______________|_____________
|ATTACHMENTS | | | |
| | | | |
|Ethernet | | | |
| 10 BaseT | Yes | Yes | Yes |
| 10 Base 2 | Yes | Yes | Yes |
| 100 Base TX | No | No | No |
| | | | |
|Token Ring | | | |
| 4MB/16MB UTP | Yes | No | Yes |
| 4MB/16MB STP | Yes | No | Yes |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
|IP Address Loading | | | |
|Methods (Initial): | | | |
| | | | |
|Printer Operator | | | |
|Panel | No | Yes | No |
| | | | |
|TCP/IP | BOOTP, ARP | BOOTP, ARP | BOOTP |
| | RARP, DHCP | RARP | |
| | | | |
|Printer Utility | Yes | Yes | No |
|Provided | | | |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
|Printing Methods | | | |
|Supported: | | | |
| | | | |
| PSF, IPDS via | | | |
| TCP/IP | No | No | Yes |
| | | | |
| Provided Utility | Yes | Yes | No |
| | | | |
| Novell NetWare |IPX, SPX, SAP |IPX, SPX, NDS | None |
| |RIP, NCP | (Bindery | |
| |(extended | Emulation) | |
| |with NDS), | | |
| |LIP | | |
| | | | |
| RPRINTER | Yes | Yes | No |
| PSERVER | Yes | Yes | No |
_________________________________________________________________________
 

______________________|_________________|_______________|_____________
|Printing Methods | | | |
|Supported (con'd) | | | |
| | | | |
| LAN Manager/ |NetBios/NetBEUI, | | |
| LAN Server |TCP/IP | TCP/IP | No |
| | | | |
| | | | |
| TCP/IP |LPD,FTP,Reverse | LPD, FTP |TCP/IP IPDS |
| |Telnet, PROS | |from PSF |
| | | |via |
| | | |Sockets |
| Windows | TCP/IP,IPX/SPX |TCP/IP,IPX/SPX,| No |
| | NetBIOS/NetBeui |NetBIOS/NetBeui| |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
|Number of Virtual | pr1-pr8 | d1prn-d4prn | None |
| Printers | | | |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
|Other TCP/IP | Telnet, BootP | Telnet, BootP | None |
|Protocols Supported | ARP, RARP, ICMP |ARP, RARP, ICMP| |
| | IP, TCP, UDP, |IP, TCP, UDP, | |
| | SLP |SLP | |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
|Microcode Upgrade | Download | Download | Download |
| Method | Flash | Flash | Flash |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
|WEB Browser | | | |
| Config Support | Yes | Yes | No |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
|String Substitution | Yes | No | No |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
|Beginning String/ | Yes | Yes | No |
| Ending String | | | |
| Addition | | | |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
 

Hardware Requirements

The IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 attach 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

Micro Channel 370 ASCII serial or parallel port

RS/6000 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)

S/390 Parallel via 3174 Controller
Enterprise 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

LANs Token Ring or Network Print Server Feature
Ethernet LAN

Ethernet Printer adapter feature
 

Software Requirements

IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 ASCII Software Support

The IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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 (S544-5635).

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 IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015:

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 (5) 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
 

Note:(5) Includes 9402 (except Model Y10), 9404 and 9406.

Printronix Emulations

  • Overview:

    Printronix P-Series emulation is code specially developed for recent Printronix line matrix printer models. This ASCII emulation is similar to that of the ASCII portion of the IBM 6408 and 6412 CTA models, 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 particular 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

PC Parallel Interface

The PC parallel interface is Centronics compatible and 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.

IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 - 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 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 for various emulations.

IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 ASCII Language Support

Epson FX 1050 Emulation Character Sets

CODE |                               |   EPSON
PAGE | LANGUAGE | EMULATION
---- |-------------------------------|-----------
| Epson Character Set |
| IBM PC (6) | X
| PC Multilingual (6) | 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:(6) IBM PC is equivalent to Code Page 437. PC Multilingual is equivalent to Code Page 850.

The IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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) (7) | X | X | X | X | |
| OCR A | | | | | X |
| OCR B | | | | | | X
| Code Page 850 | X | | | | |
| Code Page 858 | X | | | | |
| Code Page 923 | 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:(7) IBM PC ASCII (USA) is equivalent to Code Page 437.

IBM 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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 | |
737 | Greek | 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 |
858 | PC Euro Multilingual | | 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 |
913 | ISO Latin 3 | | X |
914 | ISO Latin 4 | | X |
915 | ISO Cyrillic PC | | X |
916 | Hebrew | | X |
920 | ISO Latin 5 Turkish | | X |
921 | Baltic Multilingual | | X |
922 | Estonian | | X |
923 | Latin 9 | | X |
1006 | ISO Urdu | | X |
1008 | ISO Arabic | | X |
1046 | Arabic Extended | | X |
1089 | ISO Arabic | | X |
1098 | Farsi PC | | X |
1116 | Estonian | | X |
1117 | Latvian | | X |
1116 | Lithuanian | | X |
1129 | Vietnamese | | X |

IBM 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 IBM Coax/Twinax(#4830/4835) Software Support

System/390(TM) Programming Support (OS/390, MVS, VM, VSE) Environments

Existing non-graphics printing applications for the IBM 4234 Model 001 and IBM 3262 Model 3 and 13 will be supported on the IBM 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 when the printer is equipped with the coax/twinax feature and printing in non-IPDS mode.

The 6400 models are supported in native mode by PSF/MVS Release 2.2 with APAR OW04104 and by PSF/VSE Release 2.2 with APAR DY44194 when the printer is coax attached using IPDS.

In IPDS mode, the IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015, with both coax/twinax and IPDS-coax 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
  • PSF/VSE Release 2.2
  • DCF Release 4.0

The IBM 6400 with the Ethernet adapter (FC 4166, 4167, 4168, 4169) or the Ethernet or the Token Ring Network Print Server (FC 4121, 4124, 4164, 4165) is supported by the OS/390 Print Server IP PrintWay.

AS/400 Programming Support

The coax/twinax attachment feature and the IPDS-twinax feature of the IBM 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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.
  • PSF/400 Version 3 Release 1 and above
  • 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 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and with the 015 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 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 in 4234-8/12 emulation mode. Column two "64XX-CT0" shows the code pages supported by the 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 when emulating the 6408/6412-CT0. Column three "6400-STD" shows the code pages supported by the 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 in 4234-7/11 emulation mode. Column two "64XX-CT0" shows the code pages supported by the 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 when emulating the 6408/6412-CT0. Column three "6400-STD" shows the code pages supported by the 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 in "native" emulation mode.

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

6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 Coax / Twinax / IPDS Features Emulation Code Pages

                                |  IPDS   |         non-IPDS            |
|----|----|--------------|--------------|
| |PSF | | |
| |MVS |(8) TWX BASE |(8) COAX BASE |
| |VSE |----|----|----|----|----|----|
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 (9)| 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) (9)| X | X | X | X | X | X | | X |
293 | APL (USA) (10)| X | X | | | | | | |
297 | French / French Azerty | X | X | X | X | X | X | X | X |
310 | APL / TN (10,11)| | | | | | X | | X |
340 | OCR (Character A) (10,12)| X | X | | | | | | |
340 | OCR (Character B) (10,12)| 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 |
924 | Euro Latin 9 | | | | | X | | | X |
1122 | Estonian | | | | | X | | | X |
1140 | Euro English (USA/Canada)| | | | | X |
1141 | Euro Austria/Germany | | | | | X | | | X |
1142 | Euro Danish/Norwegian | | | | | X | | | X |
1143 | Euro Finnish/Swedish | | | | | X | | | X |
1144 | Euro Italian | | | | | X | | | X |
1145 | Euro Spanish speaking | | | | | X | | | X |
1146 | Euro English (UK/Ireland)| | | | | X | | | X |
1147 | Euro French | | | | | X | | | X |
1148 | Euro Swiss Bi-Lingual | | | | | X | | | X |
1149 | Euro Icelandic | | | | | X | | | X |
 

6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 Coax / Twinax / IPDS Features Emulation Code Pages (Continued)

                                |   IPDS  |          non-IPDS           |
|---------|--------------|--------------|
| |PSF | | |
| |MVS |(8) TWX BASE |(8) COAX BASE |
| |VSE |--------------|--------------|
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 (13)| 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) (10)| X | X | | | | | | |
1025 | Cyrillic-Multilingual(14)| | X | | | X | | | X |
1026 | Turkish | | X | | | X | | | X |
1097 | Farsi | | X | | | X | | | X |
1112 | Baltic - Multilingual | | X | | | X | | | X |
 

Note:(8) 4234 Model 7/11 and 8/12 columns are for comparison only.

Note:(9) Japanese Katakana substituted by Japanese English in initial 4234. Otherwise, 4234 is the same as 64XX CT0.

Note:(10) Code page is selectable by the datastream only, not by the operator panel.

Note:(11) This function requires the extended coax functions for selecting via the datastream.

Note:(12) 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.

Note:(13) Includes the following languages: Croatian, Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian Latin, Slovak and Slovene.

Note:(14) Includes the following languages: Byelorussian, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Russian and Serbian Cyrillic.

IBM 6400-050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 Coax/Twinax Multi-Platform Interfac4831/4836) 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 (English) S544-5641
6400 Line Matrix Printer Setup Guide (English) S544-5640
 

The following publications are not shipped with the base printer. The ASCII Programmer's Reference Manual (FC #4882) and the Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference Manual (FC #4883) may be ordered as features or by the Form Number. All other manuals can be ordered by form number.

These publications are available now.

           Title                                         Order Number
--------------------------------------------------- ------------
6400 ASCII Programmer's Reference (1) S544-5635
6400 Code V User's Manual S544-5638
6400 IGP User's Manual S544-5639
6400 Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference (1) S544-5636
6400 IPDS Programmer's Reference S544-5637
6400 Coax/Twinax MPI Option Installation & Op. Guide S544-5642
6400 Ethernet Interface User's Manual S246-0153
Network Print Server for Ethernet Administrator's Guide S246-0111
Token Ring Network Print Server Administrator's Guide S246-0112
 

Note:(1) These publications are shipped with the printer only if they are ordered as optional features. 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.

 


Features -- Specify/Special/Exchange



No Charge Specify Codes/h3>

Power Cords

The standard 6 ft (1.8m) power cord is feature code #9951. The standard plug on all power cords is non-locking.

Other cords can be specified for high Voltage machines (200 - 240 Volt Cord) on the initial order only. The following are the feature codes:

Europe                           9970
United Kingdom 9971
South Africa 9972
Italy 9973
Switzerland 9974
Denmark 9975
Israel 9976
South America 9978
Australia 9979
(100 - 127 Volt Cord)
United States default 9951

Cables

Data cables are supplied by the customer.

9-Volt AC Power Adapter

When attaching Ethernet 10BaseT to 6400 printers using the Network Printer Server (feature code #4164) and the Multi-platform Coax/Twinax Interface (feature codes 4831 or 4836) is also installed, a 9 Volt AC Power adapter is needed. One of the following specify feature codes must be ordered:

  • US Plug Type: 7801
  • UK Plug Type: 7802
  • European Plug Type: 7803
  • Japanese Plug Type: 7804
  • Australian Plug Type: 7805

12-Volt AC Power Adapter

For IBM 6400 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 printers that have the Network Print Server Ethernet 10Base2 (feature code #4165), or the Network Print Server Token Ring Media Type 1 (feature code #4121), or the Network Print Server Token Ring Media Type 3 (feature code #4124) printer with the Multi-platform Coax/Twinax Interface (feature codes 4831 or 4836), a 12 volt AC Power adapter is needed. One of the following specify feature codes must be ordered:

  • US Plug Type: 7701
  • UK Plug Type: 7702
  • European Plug Type: 7703
  • Japanese Plug Type: 7704
  • Australian Plug Type: 7705

Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable

Description                                                    Feature
-------------------------------------------- -------
Network Print Server-Token Ring Media Type 1 4121
Network Print Server-Token Ring Media Type 3 4124

Network Print Server-Ethernet 10BaseT (RJ45) 4164
Network Print Server-Ethernet 10Base2 (BNC) 4165

Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45) - Plant Order 4166
Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (BNC) - Plant Order (withdrawn) 4167
Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45) - Field Install 4168
Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (BNC) - Field Install (withdrawn) 4169

ASCII Only Attachment (Not with F/C 4830) 4800

Coax/Twinax Attachment (not with F/C 4800) Plant Order 4830
Coax/Twinax Attachment Field Install 4835

Multi-Platform Coax/Twinax Interface (Plant) 4831
Multi-Platform Coax/Twinax Interface (Field) 4836

Code V/IGP (Printronix Emulation) Plant order 4841
Code V/IGP (Printronix Emulation) Field Install 4846

IPDS (Twinax only) Plant Order (withdrawn) 4860
IPDS (Coax/Twinax) Initial Order 4861
IPDS (Twinax only) Field Install (withdrawn) 4865
IPDS (Coax/Twinax) Initial MES 4866

IPDS (Coax only) Plant Order (withdrawn) 4870
IPDS (Coax only) Field Install (withdrawn) 4875

Dataproducts Adapter 4881
6400 ASCII Programmer's Reference (S544-5635) 4882
6400 Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference (S544-5636) 4883

Ethernet IPDS (with NIC) for ASCII - Initial Order 5861
Ethernet IPDS (w/o NIC) for ASCII-MES 5865
Ethernet IPDS (with NIC) for ASCII - MES 5866

Ethernet IPDS (with NIC) for Coax/Twinax - Initial Order 6861
Ethernet IPDS (w/o NIC) for CX/TX-MES 6865
Ethernet IPDS (with NIC) for Coax/Twinax - MES 6866
 

Power Cord - Europe 9970
Power Cord - United Kingdom Power Cord 9971
Power Cord - South Africa Power Cord 9972
Power Cord - Italy Power Cord 9973
Power Cord - Switzerland 9974
Power Cord - Denmark 9975
Power Cord - Israel 9976
Power Cord - South America 9978
Power Cord - Australia 9979 (100-127 volt)
Power Cord - United States 9951
9-volt AC Power Adapter - US Plug 7801

9-Volt AC Power Adapter - UK Plug Type 7802
9-Volt AC Power Adapter - European Plug Type 7803
9-Volt AC Power Adapter - Japanese Plug Type 7804
9-Volt AC Power Adapter - Australian Plug Type 7805


12-Volt AC Power Adapter - US Plug Type 7701
12-Volt AC Power Adapter - UK Plug Type 7702
12-Volt AC Power Adapter - European Plug Type 7703
12-Volt AC Power Adapter - Japanese Plug Type 7704
12-Volt AC Power Adapter - Australian Plug type 7705
Publication Language - Brazilian Portuguese 2980
Publication Language - Dutch 2988
Publication Language - English 2924
Publication Language - French 2928
Publication Language - French - Canadian 2935
Publication Language - German 2929
Publication Language - Italian 2932
Publication Language - Japanese 2930
Publication Language - Spanish 2931
 

IPDS Ethernet Connectivity Features

The IPDS Ethernet connectivity features are available both for new orders and for upgrades of existing IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 printers.

Several different Ethernet IPDS features are available. The features differ in that:

  • Some features consist of both the Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) adapter and microcode
  • Other features only provide microcode when the Ethernet NIC card is not required because it is already installed on the IBM 6400 printer
  • Some of the following features are dependent on whether or not the Twinax/Coax feature (#4830 or #4835) is installed on the printer

The following features apply to initial orders of IBM 6400 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015

  • Ethernet IPDS (with NIC) for Coax/Twinax - Initial Order (#6861)
  • Ethernet IPDS (with NIC) for ASCII - Initial Order (#5861)

The following features are used to add IPDS Ethernet to an installed IBM 6400 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 printer that does not have the Ethernet adapter already installed.

  • Ethernet IPDS (with NIC) for Coax/Twinax - MES (#6866)
  • Ethernet IPDS (with NIC) for ASCII - MES (#5866)

The following features are used to add IPDS Ethernet to an installed IBM 6400 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 printer that already has the Ethernet adapter installed.

  • Ethernet IPDS (w/o NIC) for ASCII-MES (#5865)
  • Ethernet IPDS (w/o NIC) for CX/TX-MES (#6865)

A description of each of these features follows.

(#5861) Ethernet IPDS (with NIC) for ASCII - Initial Order

(#5866) Ethernet IPDS (with NIC) for ASCII - MES

These features provide the capability to attach an IBM 6400 printer to a TCP/IP LAN. The feature consists of the Ethernet 10BaseT adapter (#4166 or #4168) and the necessary microcode.

Since the parallel port is replaced by the Ethernet adapter, no IPDS with the parallel port is possible when this feature is installed. Maximum Number of Features: One of either #5861 or #5866. Prerequisites: ASCII feature (#4800). Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with Coax/Twinax attachment #4830 or #4835. Cannot be installed with the Multi-Platform Coax/Twinax Interface (#4831 or #4836). Field Installable: Yes, as #5866. Initial Order: Yes, as #5861. Cable Orders: None.

(#6861) Ethernet IPDS (with NIC) for Coax/Twinax - Initial Order

(#6866) Ethernet IPDS (with NIC) for Coax/Twinax - MES

These features provide the capability to use IPDS over an Ethernet TCP/IP LAN. These features also include the function provided by IPDS (Coax/Twinax), which is #4861 or #4866. The feature includes the Ethernet Network Interface Card 10BaseT adapter (#4166, #4168) and the necessary microcode. Maximum Number of Features: One. Prerequisites: Coax/Twinax Attachment (#4830 or #4835) Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot co-exist with the Multi-Platform Coax/Twinax interface (#4831 or #4836). Field Installable: Yes, as #6866. Initial Order: Yes, as #6861. Cable Orders: None.

(#5865) Ethernet IPDS (w/o NIC) for ASCII-MES

This features provide the same function as Ethernet IPDS for ASCII (#5861 and #5866). The difference is that the Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) 10BaseT adapter (#4166 or #4168) is not included with this MES. This MES should only be ordered for machines that already have the Ethernet 10BaseT adapter (#4166 or #4168) already installed. Maximum Number of Features: One. Prerequisites: ASCII Only Attachment (#4800) and the Ethernet 10BaseT adapter (#4166 or 4168). Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with feature codes #4830 or #4835. Field Installable: Yes, as #5865. Initial Order: No. Cable Orders: None.

(#6865) Ethernet IPDS (w/o NIC) for CX/TX-MES

This features provide the same function as Ethernet IPDS for Coax/Twinax (#6861 and #6866). The difference is that the Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) 10BaseT adapter (#4166 or #4168) is not included with this MES. This MES should only be ordered for machines that already have the Ethernet 10BaseT adapter (#4166 or #4168) already installed. Prerequisites: Coax/Twinax Attach (#4830 or #4835) and the Ethernet 10BaseT adapter (#4166 or #4168). Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with feature codes #4800. Field Installable: Yes. Initial Order: No. Cable Orders: None.

(#4861) IPDS (Coax/Twinax) - Initial Order

(#4866) IPDS (Coax/Twinax) - MES

These features provide both Coax and Twinax connectivity for IPDS, and replace the current features that provide either coax or twinax capability. Maximum Number of Features: One of either #4861 or #4866. Prerequisites: Coax/Twinax Attachment feature #4835 or #4830. Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with feature code #4800 Field Installable: Yes, as #4866. Initial Order: Yes, as #4861. Cable Orders: None.

(#4166) Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45)- Plant Only

(#4168) Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45) - Field Only

The Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) is an internal adapter to connect the printer to an Ethernet network using IPDS, TCP/IP, NetBIOS TCP/IP, and IPX. The ASCII parallel interface is replaced by the Ethernet adapter card.

When the IPDS Coax/Twinax (FN 4861, 4866) feature is installed with this feature, the Ethernet NIC can be used for IPDS and it is not necessary to order the Ethernet IPDA (w/o NIC) feature number 6865.

The adapter provides the capability to provide printer status information via a Web page when the printer's IP address is supplied to a standard Web browser. This is in addition to the function provided by the 6400 Printer Management Utility. Maximum Number of Features: One of either #4166 or #4168 Prerequisites: IBM 6400 Models 010, P10, 050, P50, and 015 Line Matrix Printers. Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with the Network Printer Server features #4121, #4124, #4164, #4165 or with the Multi-Platform Coax/Twinax Interface feature #4831, or #4836.

The adapter provides the capability to provide printer status information via a Web page when the printer's IP address is supplied to a standard Web browser. This is in addition to the function provided by the 6400 Printer Management Utility. Customer Setup: This feature is not customer setup. Field installation is performed by IBM Field Engineering Cannot be installed with Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (#4169 or #4167).

Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter

(#4177) Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter - Initial Order

(#4178) Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter - MES

This Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter is available for new IBM 6400 printers and for upgrades of existing IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 printers.

The Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter replaces the following Ethernet adapters currently available, and cannot co-exist with these adapters:

  • FN 4166 - Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45)-Plant Only
  • FN 4168 - Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45) - Field Only

The Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter is an internal adapter to connect the printer to an Ethernet network using IPDS, TCP/IP, NetBIOS TCP/IP, and IPX. The ASCII parallel interface is replaced by the Ethernet adapter card.

When the IPDS Coax/Twinax (FN 4861, 4866) feature is installed with this feature, the Ethernet 10/100 BaseT NIC can be used for IPDS and it is not necessary to order the Ethernet IPDS (w/o NIC) feature number 6865.

The adapter provides the capability to provide printer status information via a Web page when the printer's IP address is supplied to a standard Web browser. This is in addition to the function provided by the 6400 Printer Management Utility. Maximum Number of Features: One of either #4177 or #4178

Prerequisites: IBM 6400 Models 010, P10, 050, P50, and 015 Line Matrix Printers.

Corequisites: None.

Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with the Network Printer Server features #4121, #4124, #4164, #4165 or with the Multi-Platform Coax/Twinax Interface feature #4831, or #4836. Cannot be installed with Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (#4169 or #4167). Cannot be installed with Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (#4166 or #4168).

Customer Setup: This feature is not customer setup. Field installation is performed by IBM Printer Systems Division Availability Services.

Prerequisites: None

Other Miscellaneous Features

(#4169) Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (BNC) - Field Order Only

(#4167) Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (BNC) - Plant Order Only

The Ethernet adapter is an internal adapter to connect the printer to an Ethernet network using TCP/IP, NetBIOS TCP/IP, and IPX. The ASCII parallel interface is replaced by the Ethernet adapter card.

The adapter provides the capability to provide printer status information via a Web page when the printer's IP address is supplied to a standard Web browser. This is in addition to the function provided by the 6400 Printer Management Utility. Maximum Number of Features: One of either 4167 or 4169 Prerequisites: IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 Line Matrix Printers. Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with the Network Printer Server features #4121, #4124, #4164, #4165 or with the Multi-Platform Coax/Twinax Interface feature #4831, or #4836. Cannot be installed with Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45) (feature code #4166 or #4168). Customer Setup:

This feature is not customer setup. Field installation is performed by IBM Field Engineering.

(#4800) ASCII Attachment - Plant Order Only

The ASCII attachment provides ASCII Serial and Parallel interfaces. Either this feature (#4800) or Ascii/Twinax/Coax Attachment (FC #4830) is required on all initial orders. Maximum Number of Features: One. Prerequisites: IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 Line Matrix Printers. Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with feature code 4830.

(#4830) Coax/Twinax Attachment - Plant Order Only

The Coax/Twinax attachment provides the addition of both a coax and a twinax interface, in addition to the ASCII Serial / Parallel interface. 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 not included as part of this feature, and must be ordered separately if needed (F/C 4883).

Either this feature (#4830) or the ASCII only attach (FC #4800) is required on all initial orders.

The following charts show comparisons of the coax/twinax attachment feature of the IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 printers 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
 

Note:(1) Selection may be limited by application/operating system.

Note:(2) Available through Operator Panel selection only.

Note:(3) Available through Code V or IGP data stream control.

Note:(4) Refer to Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference (S544-5636) (Hex Transparent Mode or Control Codes).

Note:(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
 

Note:(1) Selection may be limited by application/operating system.

Note:(2) Only character spacing maintained, no true proportional font.

Note:(3) Available through Load Symbol Set (LSS) data stream control.

Note:(4) Available through Operator Panel selection.

Note:(5) Available through Code V or IGP data stream control.

Note:(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.

Note:(7) Refer to Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference (S544-5636) (Hex Transparent Mode or Control Codes).

Note:(8) Extended Coax functions.

Note:(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.

Note:(10) Native emulation is only available on PSF/MVS.

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
 

Note:(1) Selection may be limited by application/operating system.

Note:(2) Available through Load Alternate Character (LAC) data stream control.

Note:(3) Available through Operator Panel selection only.

Note:(4) Available through Code V / IGP data stream control.

Note:(5) Refer to Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference (S544-5636) (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
 

Note:(1) Only character spacing maintained, no true proportional font.

Note:(2) Available through Load Symbol Set (LSS) data stream control.

Note:(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.

Note:(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 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 Line Matrix Printers. 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. No cables are shipped with this feature.

(#4831) Multi-Platform Coax/Twinax Interface-Plant Order

Provides Coax/Twinax interfaces to enable the IBM 6400 Model 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 to replace older non-IBM, or IBM coax and 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 IBM 6400 Model 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 that include 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 CPI's 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: FC #4800, ASCII only attach, is a prerequisite. It is also likely, but not mandatory that either the Code V and IGP (Printronix Emulation) (FC 4841 or 4846) feature will be needed. An examination of the customer's printing requirements will determine this. Corequisites: None. Compatibility Conflicts: This feature #4831 cannot be used with the standard IBM Coax/Twinax feature (#4830), or with the IPDS features (#4860, 4870), or with the Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (#4168 or #4166) or with the Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (#4169 or #4167). 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.

Equivalent to FC 4830, except that this is field installed. This feature does not include the Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference Manual, which must be ordered as FC 4883, if needed. Prerequisites: An IBM 6400 Model 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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.

(#4836) Multi-Platform Coax/Twinax Interface-Field Install

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

Prerequisites: IBM 6400 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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), or with the Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (#4168 or #4166), or with the Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (#4169 or #4167). Maximum: One of 4831/4836 per machine. Customer Setup: No. Field Installation: Yes.

(#4841) IGP and Code V (Printronix Emulations) Initial Order Only

(#4846) IGP and Code V (Printronix Emulations) MES Order Only

IGP (Printronix Emulation)

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
    • UP-E
    • MSI A through D
    • Code 128 Subset B and C
    • EAN-8
    • EAN-13
    • POSTNET
    • Royal Mail

    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. Compatibility Conflicts: Feature codes #4841 and #4846 are mutually exclusive. Maximum: One of 4841/4846 per machine.

Code V (Printronix Emulation)

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
    • Royal Mail

    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. 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 4846. Field Installation: Yes, as FC 4846. Initial Order: Yes, as FC 4841.

(#4860) IPDS - (Twinax Only) Plant Order Only

(#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 IBM 6400 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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 15 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 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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 Models 050, P50, 010, P10, and 015 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.
    • If a host program incorrectly requests an acknowledgment continuation by specifying both the ACK-continuation method and the RRL-continuation method, the printer incorrectly replies using the ACK-continuation method.
    • When print data extends outside of a page's or overlay's logical page, but still fits on the physical media, the printer does not trim at the logical page boundary as required by the Alternate Exception Action.

Field Installable: Yes, as FC 4865 or 4875, respectively. Cable Orders: None.

(#4865) IPDS - (Twinax Only) Field Install

(#4875) IPDS - (Coaulx Only) Field Install

These two codes are equivalent to 4860/4870, except that these features are field installed. Prerequisites: 6400 Models 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.

(#4880) Printer Management Utility and Windows Driver - MES

This feature provides Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows NT Print Drivers, and the enhanced Printer Management Utility Version 2.0.

Using the 10/100BaseT Ethernet card, this version of IBM's Printer Management Utility (PMU) now automatically provides alert e-mail notification of printer messages to the appropriate operator(s). The PMU will proactively send a message to alert the appropriate individual(s) for various printer situations that require operator action. For example, when a ribbon low message is generated by a printer, an e-mail can be sent to the person(s) responsible for ribbon replacement.

Additionally, printer settings can be downloaded to multiple printers and a virtual operator panel accessed for each printer.

The Windows 2000, Windows XP, and the Windows NT drivers have been optimized in order to significantly improve performance when printing from Windows applications. This performance boost comes from using a graphics language to send the data from the Windows platform to the printer. The improvement results in a significant reduction in the volume of data that is sent to the printer, and a noticeable increase in throughput.

Maximum Number of Features: One

Prerequisites: IBM 6400 Models 010, P10, 050, P50, and 015 Line Matrix Printers. This feature is not applicable to Model 20 printers, since all have been shipped with these features.

This feature is also not applicable to IBM 6400 Models 010, P10, 050, P50, and 015 printers shipped after July 5, 2002.

Corequisites: None.

Compatibility Conflicts: None

Customer Setup: This feature is not customer setup. Field installation is performed by IBM Printer Systems Division Availability Services.

(#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.

(#4882) 6400 ASCII Programmer's Reference (S544-5635)

This manual provides information needed for programming printer drivers and print applications. It also includes code page examples. It's 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.

(#4883) 6400 Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference (S544-5636)

This manual provides information needed for programming printer drivers and print applications. It also includes code page examples. It's 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.

(#4164) Network Print Server

NPS Adapter for Ethernet 10BaseT (RJ45). Maximum: One Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with:

  • FC 4166 - Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45)
  • FC 4168 - Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45)
  • FC 4167 - Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (BNC)
  • FC 4169 - Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (BNC)

When both the Network Printer Server (feature code #4164) and the Multi-platform Coax/Twinax Interface (feature codes 4831 or 4836) adapter are installed, a 9-Volt AC Power adapter is needed. The 9-volt power supply can be ordered with one of the following specify codes.

  • US Plug Type: 7801
  • UK Plug Type: 7802
  • European Plug Type: 7803
  • Japanese Plug Type: 7804
  • Australian Plug Type: 7805

(#4165) Network Print Server


NPS Adapter for Ethernet 10Base2 (BNC). Maximum: One. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with:

  • FC 4166 - Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45)
  • FC 4168 - Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45)
  • FC 4167 - Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (BNC)
  • FC 4169 - Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (BNC)

(#4124) Network Print Server

NPS Adapter for Token Ring Media Type 3 (UTP/RJ45). Maximum: One. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with:

  • FC 4166 - Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45)
  • FC 4168 - Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45)
  • FC 4167 - Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (BNC)
  • FC 4169 - Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (BNC)

(#4121) Network Print Server

NPS Adapter for Token Ring Media Type 1 (STP/DB9). Maximum: One. Field installation: Yes. Customer Setup: Yes. Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with:

  • FC 4166 - Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45)
  • FC 4168 - Ethernet 10BaseT Adapter (RJ45)
  • FC 4167 - Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (BNC)
  • FC 4169 - Ethernet 10Base2 Adapter (BNC)

9-Volt AC Power Supply

When both the Network Printer Server - Ethernet 10BaseT (feature code #4164) and the Multi-platform Coax/Twinax Interface (feature codes 4831 or 4836) are installed, a no charge 9-Volt AC Power adapter is required. One of the following specify feature codes must be ordered:

  • US Plug Type (#7801)
  • UK Plug Type (#7802)
  • European Plug Type (#7803)
  • Japanese Plug Type (#7804)
  • Australian Plug Type (#7805)

12-Volt AC Power Adapter

When both the Multi-platform Coax/Twinax Interface (feature codes 4831 or 4836) is installed, and any feature in the following list are installed, a 12-volt AC power supply is required.

  • The Network Print Server Ethernet 10Base2 (feature code #4165), or
  • The Network Print Server Token Ring Media Type 1 (feature code #4121), or
  • The Network Print Server Token Ring Media Type 3 (feature code #4124)

The no charge 12-volt AC power supply adapter can be ordered, either as an initial order or as an MES with one of the following specify feature codes:

  • US Plug Type (#7701)
  • UK Plug Type (#7702)
  • European Plug Type (#7703)
  • Japanese Plug Type (#7704)
  • Australian Plug Type (#7705)

Feature Exchanges

Not available.
 


Accessories

None.

Customer Replacement Parts

None.
 


Machine Elements

None.


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
    • 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.

Supplemental Media

None.

Trademarks

(R), (TM), * Trademark or registered trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.

** Company, product, or service name may be a trademark or service mark of others.

Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
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