LinkCom 5™

IPDS Transforms for Laser and Dot Matrix Printers

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Flexible Printing IBM Data Streams on Office Printers

LinkCom 5 offers easy and smooth printing and print administration in mixed environments where users print both host data and office application output. LinkCom 5 solves the challenge of finding a printing solution that accommodates and combines both print streams in a user-friendly way.

Print IPDS, SCS, and DCA to laser and matrix printers

LinkCom 5 converts all output in real-time and the users need not worry about input sources or formats. They simply send all output to their preferred printer. The LinkCom print server takes care of the rest.

LinkCom 5 is a versatile multifunction protocol converter that simultaneously supports IBM host printing and PC/LAN printing on laser printers and MFPs.

The printer is connected to the LAN through the LinkCom 5 and can easily be configured to make full use of all features on any B/W or color printer, including finishing options for all print jobs.

Key Features: LinkCom 5


Support up to 10 printer sessions

By enabling the Host to Net printing feature and activating a multi-print session license a LinkCom 5 unit can administer up to 10 simultaneous print sessions.

Multiple sessions are enabled via the license key. Pricing depends on the required number of printers supported by the LinkCom 5 PrintServer.

Converting Host Data to Common Output Formats

IBM host print data is translated in the LinkCom 5 and converted into PCL, PostScript, ProPrinter, or Epson and sent to the printer using TCP/IP or a USB connection.

Printing from office applications is directed transparently via LinkCom 5 and sent directly to the printer. Any MFP capability of the printer e.g. remote configuration, scanning, or fax option remains fully operational.

Transparent Printing of Office Application Output

When standard office application output is sent to a printer with LinkCom 5 it is passed transparently through LinkCom 5 and is forwarded unaltered to the printer.


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Discover the Functionalities of LinkCom 5

  • Direct configuration via Ethernet over USB without network connection (OTG port)
  • System printing on any type of laser, MFP, or matrix printer
  • Up to 10 simultaneous print sessions per LinkCom Print Server
  • Supports IPV6 and IPV4 protocols
  • Compatible with Gigabit networks
  • Full IPDS stream support including color
  • Setup through the MPI Tech Print Guide utility or a web browser
  • IPDS, SCS, and DCA conversion to PCL, PostScript, ProPrinter, or Epson
  • Ability to print over the network in TCP/IP
  • Supports TCP/IP protocols for System i sessions
  • Supports TN5250e/TN3270e protocols

With LinkCom 5, you turn your office printers into real production printers.

Linkcom 5 benefits

LinkCom 5: Benefits

Optimized for IBM/Office Shared System Environments

The LinkCom 5 print server makes it easier than ever to connect laser or dot-matrix printers to complex network environments and print IBM data streams.

Completely Transparent Compatibility with Office Applications

Printing documents from Office applications is completely transparent and direct through the LinkCom 5 box.

MFPs features such as remote configuration, scanning or faxing remain fully operational.

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