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6400-020 2000LPM Shuttle Matrix Printer

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The IBM 6400 is a Line Matrix Printer that delivers versatile, cost-effective access to required line printer speeds and functions.

Model Abstract 6400-020

The IBM 6400 Model 020 offers print speeds up to 2,000 lines-per-minute (lpm) for demanding industrial printing applications; supports all features currently available on the 6400 family; offers the optional integrated Ethernet 10/100BaseT adapter; and can be easily managed remotely with the IBM 6400 Printer Management Utility program. This model is an extremely versatile, cost-effective printer. It can be attached via ASCII, coax, twinax, token ring, or Ethernet to such diverse hosts as the IBM eServer iSeries, IBM eServer zSeries, IBM eServer pSeries, 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.

Highlights

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

  • Print speeds of up to 2,000 lines per minute
  • 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

To assist you with your printing needs, the following optional features are offered:

  • IBM coax/twinax attachment to many IBM systems
  • Integrated Ethernet 10/100BaseT Adapter
  • IBM Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS) support for IBM coax, twinax, or Ethernet attachments, to provide 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
  • Power stacker to increase paper stacking reliability and control

Complements the Existing IBM 6400 Family

The IBM 6400 Model 20 joins the 6400 family in providing reliable impact line printers. The 6400 family now has models with maximum print speeds from 500 to 2,000 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. This family approach lets you fill all your line matrix printing requirements from one vendor.

Operational Commonality

You can operate the IBM 6400 Model 20 in the same way as the other 6400 models, and similarly to the Models 6408 and 6412. This model demonstrates a commonality in the product line with functions such as operator panel messages, loading and unloading of forms, and the availability of coax, twinax, IPDS, and Proprinter III XL, Epson FX 1050, Printronix P-Series, Printronix P-Series XQ Variant, and Printronix Serial Matrix emulations.

6400 Printer Management Utility

The IBM 6400 family can be easily managed by the IBM 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 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 (#4177, #4178).

Enhancements to the 6400 Printer Management Utility

Using the 10/100BaseT Ethernet card, 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 will be sent.

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

This function is included on 6400-20 printers.

Windows Driver Enhancements

The Windows 2000, Windows XP, and the Windows NT drivers have been enhanced 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.

These drivers will be shipped on 6400-20 printers.

Enabling New Applications

Features including IPDS and IGP/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.

IBM 6400 Model 20 Print Quality and Print Speed versus Band Printers

The versatility of the line matrix printing is causing a shift from fixed character printing provided by the band printers, such as the IBM 4245 and the IBM 6262, to the more flexible technology of the 6400 printer family. The replacement of band printers by line matrix technology is in addition to the many other IBM 6400 applications.

The increased speed of the IBM 6400 Model 20 (up to 2,000 lpm draft and up to 1,800 lpm in data processing mode) increases the opportunity to replace older band printers. The IBM 6400 line matrix printers utilize the latest technology in order to meet the increasing demands for flexibility and efficiency.

Dual Hammerbank Technology

The IBM 6400 Model 20 utilizes a high-speed dual hammerbank printing assembly that consists of print hammers arranged in two rows, with 78 print hammers per row. By contrast, the IBM 6400 Model 15 utilizes one print hammer row with 102 hammers. The dual hammerbank enables the increased print speed of the Model 20.

These hammers are used to strike the ribbon and print dots on paper. Graphics, bar-codes, and characters are formed from the dots.

IBM 6400 Model 20 Advantages versus Band Printers

Advantages of the IBM 6400 line matrix printers over band printers include:

  • Full graphics and bar code capability
  • No need to change bands for different font styles
  • Lower acoustics
  • Much lower power consumption
  • Greater ease of use
  • Integrated network attach
  • Hot Port switching
  • Powerful remote management
  • Excellent reliability
  • Lower Total Cost of Printing (TCOP)

Considerations for Replacing Band Printers with Line Matrix Printers

While Line Matrix Printers like the IBM 6400 Model 20 offer many advantages over band printers, the following should be considered when replacing band printers with line matrix printers:

  • Printer Attachment:
    • Some of today's installed band printers are attached via ESCON and Parallel Channels that are not available on the IBM 6400 family.
  • Fully Formed Character Print Quality:
    • Band printers deliver fully formed (typewriter like) print quality. While the 6400-20 can deliver quality printing, the image may not be equivalent to that printed on a band printer.
  • Print Speeds:
    • The print speed attained by a band printer is dependent on many factors that include:
      • Number of characters in Print band
      • Speed of Host attachment
      • Characteristics of the print job
      • Rated speed of the Band Printer Model vs. rated IBM 6400 print speed
    • These factors must be evaluated prior to proposing to replace legacy band printers with the IBM 6400.
    • The print speed of the IBM 6400 Model 20 in various printing modes is summarized in a table in the Supplemental Information section.
  • Print Quality on Multi-Part Forms:
    • While band printers typically produce superior and images on the first copy, the multi-part images tend to be light and fuzzy. This occurs because the hammer energy is distributed across the complete character, which minimizes the energy available to compress multi-part forms. With line matrix printers, the energy is transferred to each individual dot and the multi-part images are of better quality.

Power Stacker

This feature provides an optional power stacker for the IBM 6400 Model 20. The power stacker can only be ordered on an initial order for a new printer. It cannot be added to an installed printer.

The stacker is fully enclosed within the printer cabinet. Forms can have the following characteristics:

  • Single-part forms can have weights from 15 to 100 lbs.
  • Multi-part forms can be up to 6 part, with or without carbons.
  • Form width can be from 3 inches to 16 inches.
  • Form height (length) can be from 5 to 12 inches.

During printing, a vertically movable paper guide stacks the printed output. Non-marking pinch rollers allow for varying paper thickness and provide constant tension on the paper. The pinch rollers are conductive to reduce the electrostatic charge buildup on the paper.

Two infrared beams sense the paper height and cause the frame position to be controlled as the paper height increases. A paper motion detector mounted at the pinch roller station monitors proper paper movement. If a jam occurs in the stacker, the motion detector senses it and stops the printer.

There is a stacker control panel mounted inside the rear of the printer. The operator sets up the stacker operation from the stacker control panel. Two LEDs indicate power on and online conditions. Push buttons are provided for on/off line, form feed, stacker up, and stacker down.

The stacker operates by raising and lowering the stacking mechanism to adjust to the stack height.

The output stacking capacity is approximately 3,000 sheets of 18 lb. single-part forms.

EuroReady

The IBM 6400 Model 20 is EuroReady, and can print the euro symbol. The host software must be capable of sending the correct euro symbol information to the printer.

The following Web site provides comprehensive information on the euro-ready status of all IBM products:

http://www.ibm.com/euro

Product Positioning

The IBM 6400 Model 20 enhances the IBM 6400 family. It includes all the features and functions of the current family and provides increased print speed.

The IBM 6400 Model 20 can be used on many systems including the iSeries, zSeries, pSeries, IBM S/390, 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
  • Network LAN attachment

The IBM 6400 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 the coax/twinax attachment to replace older non-IBM printers which were coax or twinax attached. In addition, to provide an even more versatile printer when the coax/twinax or Ethernet options are selected, either feature can be combined with IPDS.

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 distribution, transportation, retail, and wholesale.

The IBM 6400 Model 20 is best suited for environments that require hardware reliability and high-quality (in terms of character formation and readability) legible output, but do not require, nor expect, to use the printer for the main purpose of generating documents utilizing NLQ, where typewriter-like print quality is expected.

Models

Model Summary Matrix

     Lines-    Maximum
Per- Print
Model Minute Line Configuration
----- ------ ------- ----------------
020 2000 13.6 Enclosed Cabinet

Customer Setup (CSU)

The IBM 6400-20 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 020 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.

Should the customer be interested in having IBM Service install and configure the IBM 6400 020 or their features, look for information on the optional CE Installation contract.

Devices Supported

None.

Model Conversions

None.



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 6400-20 at 6 lines per inch (LPI) is shown in the following tables.

IBM 6400 Model 20

          |CPI(1)|Upper Case | Descenders/ | Plot
|(Base)| Only | Underlines | Mode
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
High Speed | 13.3 | | |
(Draft) Mode | 15 | 2000 LPM | 1714 LPM | 222 IPM (2)
| 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
| 20 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
| 13.3 | | |
Data Processing | 15 | 1800 LPM | 1440 LPM | 185 IPM (2)
(DP) Mode | 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
| 20 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------
| 10 | | |
| 12 | | |
| 13.3 | | |
Near Letter Quality| 15 | 960 LPM | 738 LPM | 94 IPM (2)
(NLQ) Mode | 16.7 | | |
| 17.1 | | |
| 18 | | |
-------------------|------|-----------|-------------|-------------

Note: (1) CPI = Characters-Per-Inch.

Note: (2) IPM = Inches-Per-Minute.

Note: (3) 120H 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

  • 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

Operating Environment

  • Voltages: 100 - 240 V ac single phase grounded 50/60 Hz
  • Temperature:
    • Operating: 10 to 40 degrees C ( 50 to 104 degrees F)
    • Storage: -40 to 70 degrees C (-40 to 158 degrees F)
  • Relative Humidity:
    • Operating: 10 to 90 (percent) noncondensing
    • Storage: 5 to 95 (percent) noncondensing

Heat Output at 120 V ac, 60 Hz Operating in DP Mode (Model 20):

             ECMA132   Standby   Energy Star(3)
------- ------- --------------
Watts 250 120 28
Btu per hour 960 410 96
VA 290 120 31

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

Heat Output at 220 V ac, 60 Hz Operating in DP Mode (Model 20):

            ECMA132    Standby  Energy Star(4)
------- ------- --------------
Watts 270 110 28
BTU per hour 915 380 96
VA 280 125 31

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

  • Acoustics: Noise Level - Mdl 20: 55 dBa

Noise levels were measured with the forms exiting through the rear of the pedestal models.

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, pSeries, pSeries 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 pSeries 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 6400-20 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 6400-20 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 the 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 6400-20 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 10/100|I-Data 7913 |
|Protocols, | Servers |Adapter |RPQ 8B4314 |
|Environments | FN 4164, 4165 | FN 4177, 4178 | or |
| | (Token Ring, | |RPQ 8B4313 |
| | Ethernet) | | |
| | | | |
______________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
______________________|_________________|_______________|_____________
|Attachments | | | |
| | | | |
|Ethernet | | | |
| 10BaseT | Yes | No | Yes |
| | | | |
| 10Base 2 | Yes | No | Yes |
| 100BaseT | No | Yes | No |
| | | | |
|Token Ring | | | |
| 4 MB/16 MB UTP | Yes | No | Yes |
| 4 MB/16 MB 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, DHCP | |
| | | | |
|Printer Utility | Yes | Yes | No |
|Provided | | | |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
|Printing Methods | | | |
|Supported: | | | |
| | | | |
| PSF, IPDS via | | | |
| TCP/IP | No | Yes | Yes |
| | | | |
| Provided Utility | Yes | Yes | No |
| | | | |
| Novell NetWare |IPX, SPX, SAP |IPX, SPX, NDS | None |
| |RIP, NCP | (Bindery | |
| |(extended | Emulation), | |
| |with NDS), | TCP/IP | |
| |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-d8prn | 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, SNMP | |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
|Microcode Upgrade | Download | Download | Download |
| Method | Flash | Flash | Flash |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
|Web Browser | | | |
| Configuration | Yes | Yes | No |
| Support | | | |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
|String Substitution | Yes | Yes | No |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|
|Beginning String/ | Yes | Yes | No |
| Ending String | | | |
| Addition | | | |
|_____________________|_________________|_______________|____________|


Hardware Requirements

The IBM 6400 Model 20 attaches to systems, controllers, and processors as described below:

       System/
Interface Control Unit/
Type Processor Attachment
--------- ------------------ --------------------------------------
ASCII iSeries, AS/400 ASCII Workstation Controller port

pSeries,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)


zSeries, ES/9000 Workstation Subsystem


Twinax iSeries, AS/400 Twinaxial Workstation Controller

5394 & 5494 Workstation port
Control Unit

LANs Token-ring or Network Print Server Features
Ethernet LAN

Ethernet Ethernet Network Interface Card

Software Requirements

Infoprint Manager Support

In IPDS mode, the token-ring and Ethernet LAN attachment features of the IBM 6400-20 printer are supported by Infoprint Manager for AIX 3.2 (or later) and by Infoprint Manager for Windows NT and Windows 2000 1.1, or later.

The IPDS Coax attachment is also supported when used in conjunction with the I-Data Ethernet IPDS Printer LAN attachment (RPQ # 8B4314) or the I-Data Token-Ring Printer LAN Attachment (RPQ # 8B4313).

IBM 6400 Model 20 ASCII Software Support

The IBM 6400 Model 20 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 Model 20:

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

The Printronix printer emulation is similar to the other models of the IBM 6400 family.

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
  • Ethernet NIC Test Page

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.

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 number 4881.

IBM 6400 Model 20 - Network Operating System Support

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

 Protocol     Operating System
-------- -----------------------------------------------------
IPX/SPX Novell NetWare 3.11, or later
Novell NetWare 4.01, or later using bindery emulation

TCP/IP Novell NetWare 3.11, or later
Novell NetWare 4.01, or later using bindery emulation

NETBIOS/NETBEUI IBM LAN Server 1.3, or later
TCP/IP IBM LAN Server 1.3, or later

NETBIOS/NETBEUI Microsoft LAN Manager 2.0c, or later
TCP/IP Microsoft LAN Manager 2.0c, or later

NETBIOS/NETBEUI Windows NT 3.1, or later
TCP/IP Windows NT 3.1, or later

TCP/IP AIX 3.2.5, 4.1


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

IBM 6400-20 IBM Coax/Twinax(#4830/4835) Software Support

zSeries Programming Support (S/390, z/OS, VM, VSE)

The 6400 models are supported in native mode by PSF Version 3 for OS/390 and by PSF/VSE Release 2.2 with APAR DY44194 when the printer is coax attached using IPDS.

In IPDS mode, the IBM 6400 Model 20, 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, which now includes support for TCP/IP
  • PSF 3.1 and higher for OS/390 and z/OS
  • PSF/VSE Release 2.2
  • DCF Release 4.0

The IBM 6400 with the 10/100 BaseT Ethernet NIC (#4177, #4178) or the Ethernet or the Token Ring Network Print Server (#4121, #4124, #4164, #4165) is supported by the OS/390 Print Server IP PrintWay.

Existing non-graphics printing applications for the IBM 4234 Model 001 and IBM 3262 Model 3 and 13 will be supported on the IBM 6400-20 when the printer is equipped with the coax/twinax feature and printing in non-IPDS mode.

AS/400 Programming Support

The coax/twinax attachment feature and the IPDS-twinax feature of the IBM 6400-20 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 4 Release 5 and above
  • OfficeVision/400(TM) (5738-WP1).
  • AS/400 Business Graphics Utility (5728-DS1).
  • GraphicalData Display Manager (GDDM).

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

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


No Charge Specify Codes

Description                 Machine  Model  Feature
----------------------------- ------- ----- -------
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 - Argentina 9977
Power Cord - South America 9978
Power Cord - Australia 9979 (100-127 volt)
Power Cord - United States 9951
Power Cord - Saudi Arabia 9980

Ship Group - English 2924
Ship Group - French 2928
Ship Group - German 2929
Ship Group - Japanese 2930
Ship Group - Spanish 2931
Ship Group - Italian 2932
Ship Group - French - Canadian 2935
Ship Group - Brazilian Portuguese 2980
Ship Group - Dutch 2988


Cables

Data cables are supplied by the customer.

Special Feature Codes -- Chargeable

Description                 Machine  Model  Feature
-------------------------------------------- ------- ----- -------
Line Matrix Printer 6400 020

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 10/100 BaseT Adapter - Initial 4177
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Adapter - MES 4178

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

Coax/Twinax Attachment (not with F/C 4800) - Initial 4830
Coax/Twinax Attachment - MES 4835

Code V/IGP (Printronix Emulation) - Initial 4841
Code V/IGP (Printronix Emulation) - MES 4846

IPDS (Coax/Twinax) - Initial Order 4861
IPDS (Coax/Twinax) - MES 4866

Ethernet IPDS (ASCII) - Initial Order 5861
Ethernet IPDS (ASCII) - MES 5866

Ethernet IPDS (Coax/Twinax)- Initial 6861
Ethernet IPDS (Coax/Twinax)- MES 6866

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

Power Stacker - Initial 4895

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


Technical Feature Description

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

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

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 staus 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, 20, and 015 Line Matrix Printers.

Corequisites: None.

Compatibility Conflicts: Cannot be installed with the Network Printer Server features #4121, #4124, #4164, #4165.

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

Prerequisites: None.

IPDS Features

The following features apply to initial orders of IPDS for the IBM 6400 Model 20 printer.

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

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

The following features are used to add IPDS Ethernet to an installed IBM 6400 Model 20 printer that does not have the Ethernet adapter already installed:

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

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

The following features are used to add IPDS Ethernet to an installed IBM 6400 Model 20 printer that already has the Ethernet adapter installed:

(#5865) Ethernet IPDS (without NIC) for ASCII-MES

(#6865) Ethernet IPDS (without NIC) for CX/TX-MES

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 10/100 BaseT adapter (#4177 or #4178) 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 #4830 or #4835

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. The feature includes the Ethernet Network Interface Card 10/100 BaseT adapter (#4177, #4178) and the necessary microcode.

Maximum Number of Features: One

Prerequisites: Coax/Twinax Attachment (#4830 or #4835)

Corequisites: None

Compatibility Conflicts: None

Field Installable: Yes, as #6866.

Initial Order: Yes, as #6861

Cable Orders: None

(#5865) Ethernet IPDS (without NIC) for ASCII-MES

This feature provides the same function as Ethernet IPDS for ASCII (#5861 and #5866). The difference is that the Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) 10/100 BaseT adapter (#4177 or #4178) is not included with this MES. This MES should only be ordered for printers that already have the Ethernet 10/100 BaseT adapter (#4177 or #4178) installed.

Maximum Number of Features: One

Prerequisites: ASCII Only Attachment (#4800) and the Ethernet 10/100 BaseT adapter (#4177 or #4178)

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 (without NIC) for CX/TX-MES

This feature provides the same function as Ethernet IPDS for Coax/Twinax (#6861 and #6866). The difference is that the Ethernet Network Interface Card (NIC) 10/100 BaseT adapter (#4177 or #4178) is not included with this MES. This MES should only be ordered for printers that already have the Ethernet 10/100 BaseT adapter (#4177 or #4178) installed.

Prerequisites: Coax/Twinax Attach (#4830 or #4835) and the Ethernet 10/100 BaseT adapter (#4177 or #4178)

Corequisites: None

Compatibility Conflicts: None

Field Installable: Yes, as #6865

Initial Order: No

Cable Orders: None

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

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

This feature provides both Coax and Twinax connectivity for IPDS.

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

(#4800) ASCII Attachment - Plant Order Only

The ASCII attachment provides ASCII Serial and Parallel interfaces. Either this feature (#4800) or Ascii/Twinax/Coax Attachment (#4830) is required on all initial orders.

Maximum Number of Features: One

Prerequisites: IBM 6400 Models 020 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 IPDS (Coax/Twinax) - #4861, #4866. The "6400 Coax/Twinax Programmer's Reference" (S246-0147) is not included as part of this feature, and must be ordered separately if needed (#4883). When this feature is installed, the ASCII Serial and Parallel ports (#4800) are still available on the printer.

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

Maximum Number of Features: One

Prerequisites: IBM 6400 Model 020 Line Matrix Printers.

Corequisites: None

Compatibility Conflicts: None

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

Limitations:

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

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

Cable Order: No cables are shipped with this feature.

(#4835) Coax/Twinax Attachment - Field Install

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 #4883, if needed.

Prerequisites: An IBM 6400 Model 020 Line Matrix Printer

Compatibility Conflicts: None

Maximum: One of 4830/4835 per machine.

Customer Setup: No

Field Installation: Yes

Cable Orders: See Cable Orders section.

(#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.

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.

Prerequisites: IBM 6400 Model 20

Compatibility Conflicts: Feature codes #4841 and #4846 are mutually exclusive.

Maximum: One of either 4841 or 4846 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 #4846.

Field Installation: Yes, as #4846.

Initial Order: Yes, as #4841.

(#4881) Dataproducts Adapter

The Dataproducts adapter is a conversion plug to allow the IBM 6400 to be attached to a host system via the printer's parallel port with a Dataproducts Parallel cable. The Dataproducts adapter plugs into the IBM 6400 Parallel port so that the required cable can be attached. port.

Maximum: One per machine.

Prerequisites: None

Compatibility Conflicts: None

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 - Ethernet 10BaseT

NPS Adapter for Ethernet 10BaseT.

Maximum: One

Prerequisites: None

Customer Set-up: Yes

Field Installation: Yes

Compatibility Conflicts:

Cannot be installed with the following:

  • (#4177) Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Adapter (RJ45)
  • (#4178) Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Adapter (RJ45)
  • (#4121) Network Print Server - Token Ring Type 1
  • (#4124) Network Print Server - Token Ring Type 3
  • (#4165) Network Print Server - Ethernet 10Base2

(#4165) Network Print Server - Ethernet 10Base2

(No Longer Available as of September 17, 2004)

NPS Adapter for Ethernet 10Base2 (BNC).

Maximum: One

Prerequisites: None

Customer Setup: Yes

Field Installation: Yes

Compatibility Conflicts:

Cannot be installed with the following:

  • (#4177) Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Adapter (RJ45)
  • (#4178) Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Adapter (RJ45)
  • (#4121) Network Print Server - Token Ring Type 1
  • (#4124) Network Print Server - Token Ring Type 3
  • (#4164) Network Print Server - Ethernet 10BaseT

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

(No Longer Available as of September 17, 2004)

NPS Adapter for Token Ring Media Type 3 (UTP/RJ45).

Maximum: One

Prerequisites: None

Customer Setup: Yes

Field Installation: Yes

Compatibility Conflicts:

Cannot be installed with the following:

  • (#4177) Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Adapter
  • (#4178) Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Adapter
  • (#4121) Network Print Server - Token Ring Type 1
  • (#4164) Network Print Server - Ethernet 10BaseT
  • (#4165) Network Print Server - Ethernet 10Base2

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

(No Longer Available as of September 17, 2004)

NPS Adapter for Token Ring Media Type 1 (STP/DB9).

Maximum: One

Prerequisites: None

Customer Setup: Yes

Field Installation: Yes

Compatibility Conflicts:

Cannot be installed with the following:

  • (#4177) Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Adapter
  • (#4178) Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Adapter
  • (#4124) Network Print Server - Token Ring Type 3
  • (#4164) Network Print Server - Ethernet 10BaseT
  • (#4165) Network Print Server - Ethernet 10Base2

This is a mandatory feature that must be on all initial orders.

IBM 6400 Model 20 Ribbon:

  • Part Number: 54P1095
  • Number of Ribbons per box: Twelve (12)
  • Number of Boxes per part number 54P1095: One (1)
  • Average Yield in DP mode: 60 million characters

The Model 20 ribbon is unique to the Model 20 because of the Dual Hammerbank technology, and cannot be used with other IBM 6400 printers.

Likewise, ribbons used on other IBM 6400 printers cannot be used on the Model 20.

Minimum per Initial Order: One must always be ordered with each printer ordered

Maximum: One

Prerequisites: Model 20

Customer Setup: Yes

Field Installation: No, initial order only

Compatibility Conflicts: None

(#4895) Power Stacker (Initial Order Only)

This feature provides an optional power stacker for the IBM 6400 Model 20. The power stacker cannot be ordered as an MES, and installed in the field. It can only be ordered on an initial order for a new printer.

The stacker is fully enclosed within the printer cabinet.

During printing, a vertically movable paper guide stacks the printed output. Non-marking pinch rollers allow for varying paper thickness and provides constant tension on the paper. The pinch rollers are conductive to reduce the electrostatic charge buildup on the paper.

Two infrared beams sense the paper height and cause the frame position to be controlled as the paper height in-creases. A paper motion detector mounted at the pinch roller station monitors proper paper movement. If a jam occurs in the stacker, the motion detector senses it and stops the printer.

There is a stacker control panel mounted inside the rear of the printer.The operator sets up the stacker operation from the stacker control panel. Two LEDs indicate power on and on-line conditions. Push buttons are provided for on/off line, form feed, stacker up and stacker down.

The stacker operates by raising and lowering the stacking mechanism to adjust to the stack height.

Technical Specifications:

  • Operating:
    • Output stacking capacity: Approximately 3,000 sheets of 18 lb. single-part
    • Heights from 5 inches to 12 inches Standard pin feed
  • Forms:
    • Single part forms: 15 through 100 lbs.
    • Multi-part forms up to 6 parts, with or without carbons
    • Widths from 3 inches to 16 inches.
    • Heights from 5 inches to 12 inches Standard pin feed

Minimum per Initial Order: None

Maximum: One

Prerequisites: Model 20

Customer Setup: Yes

Field Installation: No, initial order only

Compatibility Conflicts: None

Feature Exchanges

Not available.

Trademarks

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