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A Windows PC or Server Based Software Solution to Support AFP/IPDS or SCS Printing on LAN Attached Laser Printers and MFPs Support From 1 to 256 Printers Overview I-O Corporation's...
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IPDS Print Server
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A Windows PC or Server Based Software Solution to Support AFP/IPDS or SCS Printing on LAN Attached Laser Printers and MFPs Support From 1 to 256 Printers

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I-O Corporation's Adaptio IPDS Print Server Software is a Windows based software solution designed to print IBM host print jobs over an Ethernet network via TCP/IP. Running as a Windows service, Adaptio seamlessly converts IBM's AFP/IPDS and SCS data streams to PCL. Printers are addressed through either Port 9100 or a Windows printer object.

Adaptio offers the flexibility, speed, and control expected by IBM users. As the requirement for host printers increases, additional printer sessions can be added. With expandability in mind, Adaptio starts by supporting 1 network attached printer, and expands to support up to 256 printers. When printing from an IBM iSeries, AS/400, zSeries or System S/390, Adaptio prints IPDS and SCS print jobs at speeds up to 250 pages per minute. Adaptio provides bi-directional communications between the IBM host and the printer, preventing documents from being lost in the 'black hole' of network printing. In addition page range printing is supported.

Enhanced SCS is an Adaptio product that transforms IBM's plain text SCS data stream into a graphical presentation. Pre-formatted documents such as electronic forms, invoices, statements and checks are stored as templates. Enhanced SCS monitors the incoming SCS data stream, selects the correct template and then populates the form with variable data. As an economical optional feature, Enhanced SCS eliminates the expense of pre-printed forms, PSF, IPDS, and custom programming.


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Features & Benefits




Printer sessions range from 1 to 256 LAN attached printers.

High Speed Printing, up to 250 ppm

Data conversion is accomplished by Adaptio and sent to the printer via the Ethernet LAN. Adaptio takes advantage of high-speed, high-performance printers.

I-O's Award Winning Printer Emulations

All AFP/IPDS and SCS functions including True Print Complete, AFP/IPDS and SCS Duplex, Page Offset, COR, Fonts, and Barcode are fully supported by Adaptio .

Electronic Forms from SCS Data

Converts IBM's plain text SCS documents to graphical output, such as forms, invoices, statements, formatted text, barcodes, checks, etc. Eliminates pre-printed forms, PSF, IPDS, and custom programming. (Enhanced SCS option required)

Remote Printing

Printers can be attached locally or remotely via a WAN or VPN.

AFP/IPDS & SCS Printing

IBM host printing to network attached printers can be accomplished easily in an Ethernet environment. Laser printers can be configured as AFP/IPDS and/or SCS virtual printers. Dot-matrix printers are configured as SCS printers.

Full IBM Host Control of Print Jobs

Adaptio provides bi-directional communication between the host and the printer.

Windows Print System Support Option

Printers can be addressed directly via Port 9100 or through the Windows printer object.

Full Printing Control from IBM Host

Adaptio offers the same reliable, full-function IBM host printing and control found with direct Twinax/coax attached printers. With Adaptio, IBM host print jobs are not lost in the black hole of LAN printing. The Adaptio provides bi-directional communication between the printer and the IBM host, allowing error reporting and page range printing.



  • iSeries, AS/400
  • TCP/IP (PPR/PPD, TN5250e)
  • zSeries, S/390
  • TCP/IP (PPR/PPD, TN3270e)

IPDS Emulations

  • IBM 4028 AS1, 3812-2, 3816-1D/S
  • Includes 4312/17 font support

SCS Emulations - Power 7/6/5, iSeries, AS/400

  • IBM 3812-1, 4214, 5224, 5225, and 5256

SCS/DSC Emulations - zSeries, S/390

  • IBM 3287

IPDS Towers

  • Supports all towers

System Requirements - Power7/6/5, iSeries, AS/400

  • OS/400 Release 3.1 or higher

  • PSF/400 for IPDS

System Requirements - Power9, zSeries, S/390

  • PSF/MVS Version 2.2.0 with APR OW15599 for IPDS

  • MVS Scheduler with APRA 0212236

  • TCP/IP Version 3.1 or higher

  • VM, MVS, OS/390 or z/OS

Windows Printers

  • Laser and dot-matrix via raw output
  • Direct 9100 Port
  • Laser and dot-matrix printers that accept Port 9100 communication, PJL unsolicited messages

Print Drivers

  • IPDS - PCL 5e
  • SCS - PCL 3, Epson, IBM ProPrinter, Generic


  • I-O's Adaptio management Utility runs locally on the server
  • Remote access available via Windows remote access, VNC, Radmin, Other remote control utilities

Operating System Required

  • Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista, XP Pro, Windows 2000 Pro, Windows Server 2019,2016 etc.

  • Minimum of 512 MB RAM

  • Minimum of 1GHz Pentium 4 CPU

  • Any Product types that You want - Simple, Configurable, Bundled and Grouped Products
  • Downloadable/Digital Products, Virtual Products
  • Inventory Management with Backordered items
  • Customer Personalized Products - upload text for embroidery, monogramming, etc.
  • Create Store-specific attributes on the fly
  • Advanced Pricing Rules and support for Special Prices
  • Tax Rates per location, customer group and product type
  • Detailed Configuration Options in Theme Admin Penl
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