Connect your Twinax Devices Over IP to a New Power9, Power8 or Any iSeries AS/400
(See all eTwinax Models at bottom of this page)
The e-Twinax Controller is a "Twinax-to-IP" controller that can be used to connect Twinax devices to an IBM Power9, Power8 or any iSeries or AS/400 over any IP connection, locally or remotely.
The simplest way to look at the e-Twinax Controller is as an "External Twinax Workstation Controller". You can even use your current IBM 8-port Twinax "Brick" on it as shown at right. Click on each photo of the eTwinax Controller for large images.
Some models also support an 8-port RJ45 "Brick". Each RJ45 port is just like a Twinax Host Port with an RJ45 Balun on it.
When used remotely, it is a replacement for SDLC Remote Controllers such as the IBM 5494 and 5394, the Perle 594e, 494e and 394, and other IBM compatible Twinax controllers from I-O Corp., Decision Data and Idea.
It will support Twinax Display Stations and Twinax Printers (SCS and IPDS).
Being it uses TN5250e as it's communication protocol, it does not require any SNA protocols. In addition, it does not require DLSw (Data Link Switching) as IBM 5494s and other legacy Twinax Controllers do.
4800 Series - 8 Twinax Host Ports or 8 RJ45 Host Ports * *Each RJ45 Host Port is equivalent to a Twinax Port with a Twinax to RJ45 Balun installed
Each Host Port will support up to a maximum of 7 devices using any standard Twinax address (0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6) up to the total number the controller can support across all Twinax Host Ports E.g. - The 4616/4816 will support any combination with up to 16 Twinax addresses over 8 ports: 7, 7, 2, 0, 0, 0, 0, 0; 4, 4, 4, 4, 0, 0, 0, 0; 4, 4, 4, 1, 1, 1, 1, 0; 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 are some sample combinations but not all.
Number of Devices Supported by Model Number
Model 4693 (2-ports) Model 4610 / 4614 (2- ports) Model 4608 / 4808 Model 4616 / 4816 Model 4628 / 4828 Model 4656 / 4856
Partial List - 5251, 5291, 3179-2, 3180, 3196, 3197C, 3197D, 3476, 3477, 3486, 3487, 3488 and compatibles by Decision Data, CLI, I-O, Memorex-Telex, etc. (not all features are supported such as shared addressing, mouse support, imaging, etc.
SCS Printers - IBM 3812-1, 4214, 5219, 5224, 5225, 5256, 5262, 6262, 6400 and compatibles
IPDS Printers - IBM 3812-2, 4224, 4230, 4234, 4028 and compatibles
Other Printers - Most printers and printing devices such as thermal printers, card printers, etc. with built in Twinax interfaces or external Twinax interface protocol converters
Supports all PCs with Twinax 5250 emulation (TDLC) and BOS, CompuMaster, NLynx, IBM or IBM-compatible Emulation Cards
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