Ethernet Network Interface Card leaves parallel port open.

Press Release Summary:



IBM 4247 eliminates need for external Ethernet adapters and provides a fully integrated 10/100 BaseT Ethernet solution. It uses same internal adapter card slot as other 4247 adapters but leaves 4247 parallel port available. Hot interface and hot port switching includes: ASCII Parallel and ASCII LAN hot interface switching and ASCII LAN TCP, LPR, Telnet, and FTP hot port switching. Manual switching between IPDS and ASCII is required.



Original Press Release:



Fully Integrated Adapters for IBM 4247 Printers Simplify Ethernet Attachment



December 2, 2003

At a glance

The new IBM 4247 Ethernet Network Interface Card:

Is available for both ASCII and IPDS

Eliminates the need for external Ethernet adapters

Uses the same internal adapter card slot as other 4247 adapters

Improves serviceability of the Ethernet attachment as compared to the present externally attached adapters

Overview

Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Network Interface Card (NIC) now available for IBM 4247 Models 003 and V03

The IBM 4247 Model V03 is a professional industrial impact matrix printer capable of printing at speeds of up to 1100 characters per second (cps) in fast draft mode.

The IBM 4247 Model 003 is a heavy-duty industrial impact matrix printer capable of printing at speeds of up to 700 cps in fast draft mode.

An integrated Ethernet 10/100 BaseT NIC is now available for both models. By choosing the appropriate feature number, you can select ASCII or IPDS(TM).

Key features

These adapters:

Provide a fully integrated 10/100 BaseT Ethernet solution

Are easier to configure than previous 4247 Ethernet offerings

The IPDS adapter replaces the Ethernet I-Data RPQ (RPQ #8B4314), and can be used for either IPDS or ASCII.

With either adapter, the 4247 parallel port is available. (The present ASCII Ethernet adapter utilizes the parallel port so that it is not available.)

Hot interface and hot port switching:

ASCII Parallel and ASCII LAN hot interface switching is supported.

ASCII LAN TCP, LPR, Telnet, and FTP hot port switching is supported.

Hot port switching between the IPDS LAN port and ASCII LAN ports is not supported. Manual switching between IPDS and ASCII is required to switch between these ports.

Key prerequisites

IBM 4247 Model 003 or V03 Printer

Planned availability date

December 12, 2003, for Models 003 and V03

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