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Re: Converting a 6408 Printer from Twinax to Ethernet



fixed


You may want to look at an I-O 5794ip Twinax Controller.



Orville Meredith
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From: Mark.Bazer@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
To: Midrange Systems Technical Discussion
<midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Date: 07/13/2012 10:07 AM
Subject: Re: Converting a 6408 Printer from Twinax to Ethernet
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How do you handle the lack of control of files on the print queue? When
we switched to ethernet we lost the ability to manage queued print jobs
that are in RDY status because they get sucked into the printer's buffer
and then clear the queue.

Mark Bazer
Director, Information Systems
Dyno LLC
954-971-2910 ext. 202




From: Ken Sims <mdrg8066@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: midrange-l@xxxxxxxxxxxx
Date: 07/12/2012 04:52 PM
Subject: Re: Converting a 6408 Printer from Twinax to Ethernet
Sent by: midrange-l-bounces@xxxxxxxxxxxx



Hi Pete -

On Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:47:58 -0600, Pete Helgren <pete@xxxxxxxxxx>
wrote:

Have you converted any of your Twinax printers this way? If so, how did
it work out? Looks like the parts are as scare as honest congressional
members. Perhaps it is just time to buy new Ethernet ready line
printers?

IBM 6400s and 6500s. One gotcha that we ran into ... regardless of
whether it was originally twinax and converted to ethernet, or
purchased as ethernet, they won't accept the number of lines per page
from host. You have to change it on the printer itself. But on
twinax they did accept the number of lines from the host.

They also are generally more finicky on ethernet.

We just changed our last twinax printer to ethernet yesterday. I'll
probably wait through our July month-end close to make sure that there
are no problems, then I'm pulling the Perle out of the rack and waving
bye-bye as it heads off to electronics recycling.

Ken
Opinions expressed are my own and do not necessarily represent the views
of my employer or anyone in their right mind.
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