Xip+ Twinax Controller

General Info

The I-O Xip+ Twinax Controller connects up to 42 IBM & IBM Compatible Twinax display stations and printers to IBM Power System(Power System i, iSeries, or AS/400) hosts via TCP/IP over an Ethernet Network. This cost-saving controller protects the investment of your legacy Twinax infrastucture.

The Xip+ Controller is housed in a rack mountable 1.5U case.


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Features & Benefits

Investment Protection
There is no need to lose the investment made in valuable Twinax display stations and system printers. The Xip+ Controller provides an economical means to attach these reliable products to a System i, iSeries, or AS/400 via an Ethernet Network.

Local Connection
The Xip+ Controller can be installed locally, eliminating the need for an expensive Twinax Work Station Controller. Twinax devices are simply connected to the Xip+ Controller via existing Twinax cabling.

Remote Locations
In addition to local IBM host connectivity, the I-O Xip+ Controller can be installed at remote locations. Compared to traditional remote controllers, the Xip+ Controller is an economical solution that does not require costly leased lines.

Ease of Installation
Devices attached to the Xip+ Controller are auto configured at the host through the use of TN5250e, AnyNet, or SNA. Twinax displays and printers are up and running in minutes. IPDS printers can also be configured to us PPR/PPD.



  • Attaches up to 42 twinax displays and printers
  • Star Panel compatible
  • Supports up to 4 hosts
  • Allows up to 4 display sessions per Twinax address
  • Supports TCP/IP (PPR/PPD, TN5250 and Anynet)
Host System Requirements
  • Power Systems, System i, iSeries, AS/400
  • OS/400 V3R2 or newer
  • TCP/IP
  • Telnet Services
  • PSF Required for IPDS via PPR/PPD
  • RJ45 for Ethernet
  • DB15 to connect a VGA Monitor for diagnostics
  • USB for connecting a keyboard and USB flash to update firmware.
Display Stations
  • All 5250 Twinax display stations
  • Display model type is matched to Telnet models: 5251m11, 5291-1, 5292-2, 3180-2, 3179-2, 3196-A1, 3477-FG, 3477-FC (InfoWindow II and Extended Character Attributes not supported)
  • All 5250 SCS and IPDS Twinax Printers
  • TN5250e - host configures all SCS printers as 3812-1
  • Anynet - host recognizes the printer's model type
  • IPDS - AnyNet or PPR/PPD
  • TN5250 Suppoert of Host Print Transform
Power Supply
  • Input - 110 to 240 volt AC auto-ranging / 12 VDC
  • 17" X 6.5" X 1.75"
  • 5 lbs.
  • Temperature range +40 to 100 degrees F (5 to 42 degrees C)
  • Relative Humidity 10% to 90% non-condensing
Data Streams
  • TN5250e, auto configuring local and remote connectivity (SCS)
  • Anynet, auto configuring local and remote connectivity (IPDS and SCS)
  • PPR/PPD for IPDS
  • 10/100 BaseT auto-sensing
  • TCP/IP (TN5250e, AnyNet, PPR/PPD)
  • DHCP Client
  • Ethernet (IEEE 802.2, 802.3)
  • Logic Unit - FCC 15, CE
  • Power Supply - UL, CE
Spec Sheet
XipPlus Specsheet

Host Connectivity