Why Replace When You Can Connect?? Connect Your Twinax Printers
and Terminals to Your New Power9 or Power8
As you know, new IBM System i Power9
and Power8 systems do not
have local Twinax Workstations
What do you do with your current investment in
Twinax printers and terminals?? In addition, IBM plans to eventually
eliminate support for old SNA Twinax Remote
To a lot of users this is a major financial
concern. Their large
investment in Twinax terminals and printers currently
installed at their local and remote locations
can add a great deal to the cost of moving to a new system.
We have the perfect solution for these
users that want to keep
this current investment in peripheral equipment productive. This
frees up more of the budget for things that will make a difference.
Why spend money to replace a printer that works with a new printer, or a
terminal that's doing the job with a new terminal?
eTwinax Controller are Twinax Controller that run Pure
IP (no SNA, ANYNET or DLSw protocols) and can extend the productive life
of these assets for years to come.
These Twinax-Over-IP Con)rollers can simply
be looked at as "External" Twinax Controllers for the Power9,
Power8 or any model iSeries AS/400.
If the answer is "yes" to any of the following questions, these
"External" Twinax Controllers will let
you keep your existing Twinax infrastructure and eliminate your
Are you getting a new System i Power9 or Power7 with no internal
Twinax Workstation Controllers?
Are you switching to a TCP/IP only environment but have an
investment in Twinax Printers?
Are you relocating your i5, iSeries or AS400 to a different location
and want to avoid the cost of re-cabling?
Are you planning to implement High Availability (HA) or
Disaster Recovery (DR) plans?
Are you moving your system to a new location in your current
Do you need to eliminate SNA communications to your remote locations
that currently have IBM, Perle or other compatible Twinax Remote
Are you eliminating remote AS/400s but still need to support Twinax
CRTs and printers at the remote locations?
You can get more information by visiting the
Xip+ Twinax Controller
eTwinax Controller pages or by
filling in the Information Request
Form at the bottom of this page.
The diagrams below illustrates these Twinax Controllers fit in a local configuration as well
as a remote configuration. The
same diagram applies to both Controllers.
Local Connection - to provide connectivity of your local
Twinax CRTs and Printers to an System i Power9, Power8, iSeries or
AS/400 that does not have Twinax Workstation Controllers. You can
also use these two Twinax Controllers connected in this manner to provide full
support of your Twinax Devices in
a High Availability scenario.
Remote Connection - to provide TCP/IP connectivity for the
Twinax CRTs and Printers at your remote locations that are currently
connected to IBM 5494/5394, Perle 594/494 or other compatible Twinax
Remote Controllers. Also for supporting locations where you
currently have an iSeries that will be eliminated when you upgrade to a
more powerful i5 at your host location.