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Connect Your Parallel Interface Laser, Matrix or Barcode Label Printer to your IBM iSeries AS/400 Over Twinax PLEASE NOTE:  Praim PR165e  is no longer manufactured.   Please call us at (800)597-2525...
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Product Code: PR165ER
Printer Interface

Connect Your Parallel Interface Laser, Matrix or Barcode Label Printer to your IBM iSeries AS/400 Over Twinax

PLEASE NOTE:  Praim PR165e  is no longer manufactured.   Please call us at (800)597-2525 to discuss availability and other suitable printer interfaces and print servers. 


The Praim PR165e turns any serial interface ASCII laser, dot-matrix or barcode label printer into a powerful Twinax or Coax printer. It can easily be configured to meet the most demanding printing requirements.

If you need a Parallel-to-Ethernet printer interface, click here to be taken to the TXP+/TXS+  Printer Interface page.

If you need IPDS printing, please click here for the 5735e IPDS Print Server Gateway. 


  • Attaches virtually any PC printer with a parallel port to an IBM Power System, System i, i5, iSeries AS/400, System/3X, or 53X4 Remote Controller  with a standard Twinax (or balun) connection, or to a 3270-type mainframe host or 3174 type controller with a standard coax (or balun) connection.

  • Setup is quick and easy via the mouse-supported PC setup software, through Host/PC download commands, and on-board DIP switches.

  • Some models come with built-in intelligent printer sharing capabilities, allowing the attached printer to be automatically shared between Twinax/Coax and PC/LAN users at no extra cost.

  • Comes with the industry's standard 3812-1, 4214, 5224/25/56 Twinax printer emulations (all non-IPDS).

  • Supports multiple fonts, duplex printing (Twinax only), Automatic Print Orientation, Computer Output Reduction, and other features. APF/ BGU printing is available across all IBM matrix printer emulations (Twinax).

  • Comes with drivers for a wide variety of popular PC printers including Hewlett-Packard PCL-type laser, Epson and IBM dot-matrix printers. In addition, laser printers can be driven as IBM 5225 line printers.

[Twinax Features][Coax Features][Specifications][Benefits]

Click here for more information on the PR165 Twinax Interfaces

IBM Features:

Twinax AS/400

  • Attaches to IBM Power System, System i, i5, iSeries AS/400 or System/3X Hosts, or 5X94 Controllers via Twinax attachment

  • Supports IBM 3812-1 (SCS), 4214, 5224/25/56 Printer Emulations

  • APO and COR

  • Supports duplex selection of OS/400 beginning with V2R3 and OfficeVision/400

  • Supports Multiple Fonts via IBM Typestyle Numbers

Additional Features



IBM Compatibility

Offers complete IBM compatibility for 3812-1 (non-IPDS) and 5224 printer emulations.

Intelligent Host/PC Printer Sharing

Attach a PC and a Host to the same printer. Automatically monitors both input lines for data and selects the next incoming stream without user intervention (some models)

Host/PC Download Commands

Allows printer configuration customization.

Custom User Strings

Allows the user to assign commonly used printer commands to simple identifiers which can be sent to the printer prior to printing a document.




Host Systems

Twinax (5250)


External Power Supply


  • 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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