Interface Adaptors / Converters For High Speed Printers


 Serial  * Centronics Parallel * Dataproducts DB-50 * IEEE-1284 Parallel * Exotic Connections

                            Photologic printer interface adapters help you migrate your high speed printer to
                                                     performance print servers, PC's and RISC based systems.
 
                                                                         
 

High Speed Printers (greater than 300 lines/minute) may include:
 
- Digital Equipment LP26, LP27, LP29 - Fujitsu Band Printers   M304X
- Digital Equipment LP37, LG01, LG02 - Data General Band Printers
- Hitachi FP 2,000 LPM - Dataproducts B600, B1000
- Genicom Centronics Linewriter LW855, LW1255 - Dataproducts BP1500,  BP2000
- Genicom 4410, 4440, 4470, 4490 - Dataproducts LM615, LM1015, LM1515
- Printronix P-Series, P300, P600 - Dataproducts LB Series,   LB615,  LB1015
- MAI - IBM 6262,  6408
- Mannesmann-Tally - C.Itoh  C.I.E.
- NCR Bandprinters 400 LPM,  800 LPM - AT&T Band Printers
- Tandem Band Printers - GEAC Band Printers
- McDonnell-Douglas - Honeywell/Bull Band Printers 1,500 LPM
- Wang Band Printers - Nipson 90 page/minute
- Bull 6090 Magnetographic  90 pg/min. - Xerox/Spur Large Printing System
- Datamax Label Printers - Intermec Label Printers
- Zebra Label Printers - Plotters
- Prime Band Printers - Fujitsu M3041, M3042, M3043
- Hewlett-Packard  Line Printers  - Hewlett-Packard 2563, 2564, 2567 
- OTC - Digital Compaq Line Printers
- Centronics - Calcomp Plotters
- HP Plotters Draftpro - Houston Plotters


Photologic Interface Adapters Work With Performance Print Servers, PC's, and RISC Systems Such As:
* Hewlett-Packard HP JetDirect * Digital AlphaServer * DECServer
* Data General AViiON * Pentium PC * HP-9000
* IBM RS/6000 * Axis Print Servers * Bull DPX 20
* Wang Escala * DigiMiLAN FastPort * Lantronix EPS
* Intel NETPort * Netprint * DEC Rapidprint
* Extended Systems * JetLAN * XCd
 
Popular Photologic Models:

Model CD-1 Centronics-Dataproducts Parallel Adapter:
For High Speed Lineprinters Using 50 Pin "DB-50" Connector, 3 rows of pins
Input: Fast Centronics Parallel,
eg. HP JetDirect Parallel, IEEE-1284 Compatibility Mode, or fast UNIX handshake.
Output: Dataproducts (DB-50 Connector)
Model CD-1
 

Model CD-2 Centronics-Dataproducts Parallel Adapter:
For High Speed Lineprinters Using 50 Pin "Winchester M-50" Connector, 4 rows of pins
Input: Fast Centronics Parallel,
eg. HP JetDirect Parallel, IEEE-1284 Compatibility Mode, or fast UNIX handshake.
Output: Dataproducts (Winchester M-50 Connector)
Model CD-2
 

Model CD-W Centronics-Wang Parallel Adapter:
For Wang/Bull Lineprinters Using 37 Pin "DB-37" Connector, 2 rows of pins.
Input: Fast Centronics Parallel,
eg. HP JetDirect Parallel, IEEE-1284 Compatibility Mode, or fast UNIX handshake.
Output: Wang Parallel 37 pin (DB-37 Connector)
Model CD-W
 

Model DC-1 Dataproducts-Centronics Parallel Adapter:
For High Speed Lineprinters Using 36 Pin Centronics Connector
Input: Dataproducts (DB-50 Connector)
eg. HP JetDirect Parallel, IEEE-1284 Compatibility Mode, or fast UNIX handshake.
Output: Fast Centronics Parallel)
Model DC-1
 

Model CS-HP Centronics-Serial Adapter:
For High Speed Lineprinters Using Serial Interface
Input: Fast Centronics Parallel, eg. HP JetDirect Parallel, Netgear PS104, PS105, PS110
Output: Serial (57.6K Baud max.)
Example Printers: Lineprinters over 300 line/minute speed, thermal label printers, plotters.
Model CS-HP
 

Model CS-Z Centronics-Serial Adapter:
For Zebra Label Printers Using Serial Interface
Input: Fast Centronics Parallel, eg. HP JetDirect Parallel
Output: Serial (57.6K Baud max.)
Example Printers:
Model CS-Z

Model CS-ZN Adapter For ZebraNet PrintServer II:
For Zebra Label Printers Using Serial Interface
Input: ZebraNet PrintServer II Parallel
Output: Serial (57.6K Baud max.)
Example Printers:
Model CS-ZN

Model CS-D Centronics-Serial Adapter:
For Datamax Label Printers Using Serial Interface
Input: Fast Centronics Parallel, eg. HP JetDirect Parallel, Netgear Print Server
Output: Datamax Label Printer Serial (57.6K Baud max.)
This adapter is recommended for connecting Datamax label printers such
as the Prodigy, DMX, and Allegro family to the HP JetDirect print server.
- No Power Supply Is Required: - Keeps the connection simple and reliable
- No Latent time delay between serial output characters: - Yields high throughput
when graphics are utilized.
- High speed Input is compatible with HP JetDirect IEEE-1284 Centronics Compatibility Mode:
For: HP JetDirect EX, EX Plus3, JetDirect 170X, JetDirect 300X, JetDirect 500X
Also compatible with Netgear print server: PS104, PS105, PS110
Model CS-D
 

Model NX Centronics Parallel Handshake Fix:
Upgrades Printer Centronics Interface To Work With Fast Centronics Outputs Of
PC's and Print Servers. eg. HP JetDirect IEEE-1284 Centronics Compatibility Mode.
- For Line Printers:  300 lines/minute to 2,000 lines/minute speed.

Prevents Printer Stalling, Intermittent Garbage Characters, Missing Characters,
Double Characters, or "No Printing At All"
Input: Fast Centronics Parallel, eg. HP JetDirect Parallel or UNIX Fast Handshake
Output: Traditional Centronics Parallel
Model NX
 

Model NX-2563 Centronics Parallel Handshake Fix:
Upgrades HP Printer HP-2563, HP-2564, HP-2566, HP-2567 Centronics Interface To Work With
Fast Centronics Outputs Of PC's and Print Servers. eg. HP JetDirect IEEE-1284 Centronics Compatibility Mode.

Prevents Printer Stalling, Intermittent Garbage Characters, Missing Characters,
Double Characters, or "No Printing At All"
Input: Fast Centronics Parallel, eg. HP JetDirect Parallel or UNIX Fast Handshake
Output: Traditional Centronics Parallel
Model NX-2563
 

Model LP Lineprinter Emulator:
Plugs onto a laser printer, to simulate lineprinter text printing from a lineprinter cable.
Used to replace a lineprinter with a laser printer.
Input: High Speed Centronics (36 Pin "Centronics" Connector Female)
Output: High Speed Centronics (36 Pin "Centronics" Connector Male)
Model LP
 

 


Rick Hoffman of Photologic Ltd. has over 18 yrs.experience
working on all kinds of system printer interfaces, including
developing a Centronics adapter for this Xerox/Spur  two color
50 page/minute laser printer system.
 

If you need the connection of a lineprinter to your new system then you'll want to know about our adaptors.
Photologic adapts all sorts of lineprinters equipted with unusual or exotic interfaces. Please inquire.

Photologic Ltd.
Federal Building
39 Queen St., Suite 214
Cobourg, Ontario
Canada K9A-1M8
Tel:  (905) 377-8915  Eastern Time Zone
Fax: (905) 377-8692

mail to: rhoffman@sympatico.ca 
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