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I-O 5730e IP Print Server Gateway
for i5, iSeries & zSeries Mainframes

A Network Appliance to Support iSeries AS/400 & zSeries S/390 LAN Attached Matrix, Laser, MFPs or Barcode Printers

PLEASE NOTE:  The I-O Corporation 5430b, 5430e, 5431b, 5450e, 5730e and 5750e are no longer manufactured.   The direct replacement for the 5730e is the next generation I-O 5760e iSeries/zSeries SCS Print Server Gateway .  Please click here to be taken to the 5760e Print Server Gateway page.


The I-O 5730e SCS Printer Gateway is a high speed Ethernet-in, Ethernet-out SCS gateway print server designed to convert native IBM Power9, Power8, Power7, iSeries AS/400 i5 or zSeries S/390 zSeries print jobs to allow them to be printed by any printer on the Ethernet LAN.  The 5730e delivers IBM SCS printing via TCP/IP, providing the control and printer feedback found in an IBM host environment.

If you need IPDS connectivity for your laser printers and MFPs, click here to see the 5765e IPDS Print Server Gateway.


  • Connects one PCL 5e compatible ethernet capable laser printer

  • Supports Standard Host Printing using SCS protocol

  • High speed printing - over 300 pages per minute

  • 10 / 100 Mbps Ethernet LAN, auto sensing

  • Multiple Host support (Power9, Power8 and all iSeries AS/400, and z14, z13 and all zSeries S/390)

  • Multiple LAN protocols (TCP/IP, SNA, ANYNET)

  • Host printing via TCP/IP Telnet (TN5250e and TN3270e), SNA (APPC) or AnyNet

  • Simple, one step set-up (auto configuration) when using TN5250e or TN3270e

  • Host controlled printing, including error reporting, page range printing etc.

  • I-O's award winning IBM SCS printer emulations

  • Increases print speeds 

  • Easy to install and use, includes I-O's Configuration Utility software

High Speed Printing

Attached to the LAN, the 5730e supports high-speed, high-performance printers. Without the bottleneck of a slow parallel port, the 5730e supports speeds of up to 300 pages per minute. Whether printing from an IBM i5, iSeries, AS/400 or a zSeries-S/390, fast printing can be obtained with matrix printers or PCL laser printers. In addition to the Ethernet connection, the 5730e has a parallel port to directly attach a printer if it does not have an Ethernet connection.

Full Print Queue Control from IBM Host

The 5730e offers the same reliable, full-function IBM host printing and control found with traditional direct attached Twinax/Coax printers. With the 5730e Print Server Gateway your printer is configured as a true "Device" printer and not a "Remote Out Queue Printers".  Your IBM host print jobs are not lost in the black hole of "Remote Out Queue" LAN printing. The 5730e provides bi-directional communication between the printer and the IBM host, allowing error reporting and page range printing.

Some of the print queue features you will get back are:

  • Page Range Printing - Permits users to print select page ranges from large documents and reports.

  • Forms Alignment Messages -  Get the forms alignment messages you are familiar with you need for precise alignment of your pre-printed forms, something you do not get with Remote Out Queue printing

  • Printer Error Reporting - Prevents loss of IBM Host print data by providing same level of print status reporting as a direct system attached Twinax or coax printer.

  • True IBM iSeries AS/400 and S/390 zSeries Printer Emulations - Permits full-function IBM Host printing on the attached LAN printer. 3812-01 (SCS) laser, 4214 matrix and 5224/25/56 matrix printer emulations.

  • No Host Print Transform - No need to waste valuable processor cycles on EBCIDIC to ASCII translation.  The 5450e / 5430e handles that all with it's own embedded RISC processor.

  • Simultaneous Multi-Host Printing - Maximizes printer utilization by supporting concurrent printing not only from the IBM Hosts but from Windows, UNIX, etc

Easy to Use

I-O's Configuration Utility software is included with every 5730e. Whether selecting TCP/IP or SNA, configuration is made easy through the use of a menu-based utility.

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Click here for more information on the 5730e SCS Print Server Gateway

For i5, iSeries, AS/400 and z14, z13, zSeries, S/390 AS/400

LAN (ASCII) Features

Printer Connections

Supported Protocols for IBM AS/400, iSeries, zSeries, z9

  • iSeries AS/400 or zSeries S/390

  • TCP/IP


  • TN5250e

  • TN3270e

  • AnyNet

SNA (APPC)Supported IBM SCS Printer Emulation:

  • 3812-1

  • 4214

  • 5225, 5225, 5256

Supported Printers:

  • Port 9100, PJL unsolicited messages

  • PCL 3/5e compatible laser printersSystem Requirements:

  • AS/400, iSeries or eServer i5

OS/400 Release 3.1 or higher

Mainframe (OS/390 or MVS)


Supported Protocols for LAN (ASCII) printing:


  • I-O TCP/IP DirectPort? Printing (Windows 95/98,

Supported LAN (ASCII) Hosts:

  • Windows Standard TCP/IP Printing

  • UNIXFLASH MemorySNMP Compliant

Supported Ethernet Frame Types:

  • IEEE 802.2, 802.3, Ethernet II, SNAP Supported

Ethernet Media:

  • 10BaseT, 100BaseT (auto-sensing)

Printer Ports:

  • Auto Sensing 10/100 10BaseT, 100BaseT (auto-sensing)

  • 1 IEEE 1284 bi-directional Centronics parallel port


Plus a wide range of additional features that boost productivity and performance.



High Speed Printing, up to 300 ppm

The 5730e takes advantage of high-speed, high-performance printers without the bottleneck of the parallel port.

SCS Printing Over Ethernet

Standard SCS host print jobs can be seamlessly printed over a LAN.

Enhanced Telnet 5250 (TN5250e)and Telnet 3270 (TN3270e)

Communicates with the IBM Host using native TCP/IP

True Print Complete

Users are notified when the print job is finished taking the guess work out of printing.


Printing can be done on both sides of a page. The full functionality of a duplex printer can be utilized.

Page Offset Functions

Provides more flexibility in page positioning with no need to modify host applications.

On-board FLASH Memory

Allows for field upgrades providing the latest new features from I-O.

Printer error reporting to the host

Prevents loss of host print data by providing the same level of print status reporting as a Twinax or coax printer.

Page range printing

Permits users to print select page ranges from large documents and reports.

Off-loading of Data Conversion

Eliminates unnecessary overhead by converting EBCDIC data to ASCII data directly on the I-O 5730e.

True IBM printer emulations

Permits full-function host printing on the attached LAN printer.

Simultaneous, multi-host printing

Maximizes printer utilization by supporting concurrent printing not only from the host but from Novell, Windows, OS/2, UNIX, etc.

10BaseT and 100BaseT

Provides versatility in attaching to LANs at different speeds.

Remote Printing

The printers can be attached locally or remotely via a WAN or VPN network. Printers do not need to be next to the 5730e.

One Parallel Port

One laser or dot-matrix printer can be directly attached to the 5730e for IBM host to LAN printing jobs instead of over the LAN (like the 5430e)

Auto configuration

Installs in minutes.

Download the Datasheet on the I-O 5730e Gateway

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