Genicom-Connecting to AS400 via TCPIP

Connecting a Printer to the AS/400 via a TCP/IP Remote Writer (Remote Output Queue)

Summary: GENICOM printers can be attached to the AS/400 via TCP/IP by use of a print server. This is a SCS type attachment and does not support IPDS.

Date:  29 Jan 2003 Ed Palmer, 26 Jun 2003 Revised, 16 Jan 2004 Revised

IBM Technical Documents
8983237 Configuring a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ).
7995114 Creating a Dummy Device Description to Use with a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ)
14143423 Capabilities and Limitations of TCP/IP Remote Output Queues
11401901 Using Host Print Transform (HPT) with a Remote Output Queue (RMTOUTQ) Creating the Printer Description

 

  • For all GENICOM matrix printers, use CRTOUTQ.
  • Note:CRTDEVPRT will not work with matrix printers. See CRTDEVPRT below for details.
CRTOUTQ critical entries are:
Number of pages *NONE
Order of files on queue *FIFO
Remote system *INTNETADR
Remote printer queue See the "Printer and Print Server" table below
Writers to autostart 1
Connection type *IP
Destination type *OTHER
Host Print Transform *YES
Manufacturer type and model If you are not using a custom object, see the "Printer Model" table below. If you are using a Workstation Customizing Object, enter *WSCST here
Workstation Customizing Object If you entered *WSCST for the Manufacturer type and model, enter the name of the custom object. For example the Genicom 3800 ANSI object is gen3840
Workstation Customizing Object Library If you entered the name of a custom object above, enter the library where it resides
Internet address Enter the device's IP address
Destination options you may need to select an option
  •  Remote printer queue (RMTOUTQ):
Printer and Print Server Remote Out Queue
(default names)
GENICOM 5000 series
with PS1000 series NIC
PASSTHRU
GENICOM 5000 series
with EasyCom Express NIC
LPDPRT1
Any printer with
Microplex M205, M206 or M305
'd1prn'
(Note 1)
Any printer with
Microplex M202 or M202+
Parallel port 1
'd1prn1'
(Note 1)
Any printer with
Microplex M202 or M202+
Parallel port 2
'd2prn2'
(Note 1)
Any printer with
Microplex M202 or M202+
Serial Parallel port 1
'd3com1'
(Note 1)
Any printer with
Microplex M202 or M202+
Serial port 1
'd4com2'
(Note 1)
Any printer with
PrintNet
'd1prn'
(Note 1)
Any printer with
MPS100
MPS_xxxxxx_P1
(Note 2)
Any other print server Refer to IBM Technical
Document 8233537.
Note 1: The single quotes (') are required to maintain the lower case name.
Note 2: Where xxxxxx are the last six digits of the MAC address.
  • Manufacturer Type and Model (MFRTYPMDL):
The printer emulation (set from the printer panel) must match the set MFRTYPMDL.
  • Printer ModelEmulationPrinter Emulation Setting MFRTYPMDL
    830e, 835eIBM ProPrinter XL IIIBM PPR XL *IBM42022
    880, 880DP, 885, 895eTI 810 *WSCSTCONT132 (Note 3)
    880ATIBM ProPrinter *IBM42021
    930, 935Epson FX-850Epson FX *EPFX850
    2430IBM PPDSPPDS *IBM2380
    2431IBM PPDSPPDS *IBM2381
    3460, 3470, 3560, 3570IBM PPR XL III
    Epson FXProPrinter
    Epson FX
    *IBM42023
    *EPFX1170
    3480, 3480+, 3580, 3580+IBM PPR XL24
    Epson LQProPrinter
    Epson FX
    *IBM42081
    *EPLQ1070
    3850, 3870plusIBM ProPrinter
    Epson LQProPrinter
    Epson LQ
    *IBM42081
    *EPLQ1070
    3840 Series
    3810, 3810S, 3812
    3840, 3840E, 3840EM, 3840EP, 3842
    3910, 3910IS, 3940, 3940IP IBM ProPrinter XL III
    Epson FX-286e
    ANSIProPrinter
    FX-286e
    ANSI
    *IBM42023
    *EPFX1170
    WSCST Objects (Note 1)
    3870 Series
    3870, 3972, 3974IBM ProPrinter XL III
    Epson FX-286e
    ANSIProPrinter
    FX-286e
    ANSI
    *IBM42023
    *EPFX1170
    WSCST Objects (Note 1)
    4410, 4440, 4410XT, 4440XTANSI *WSCSTCONT132 (Note 3)
    4410XT+, 4440XT+ (Note 2)IBM ProPrinter XL IIIProPrinter *IBM42023
    4800 Series
    4810, 4812, 4840, 4840FS, 4842
    4910, 4912, 4914, 4940, 4942, 4944IBM ProPrinter XL III
    Epson FX-286e
    ANSIProPrinter
    FX-286e
    ANSI
    *IBM42023
    *EPFX1170
    *WSCSTCONT132 (Note 3)
    4490 Series
    4470, 4470XT, 4471
    4490, 4490XT, 4492XT
    4590XT, 4592, 4594IBM ProPrinter XL III
    Epson FX-286e
    ANSIProPrinter
    FX-286e
    ANSI
    *IBM42023
    *EPFX1170
    *WSCSTCONT132 (Note 3)
    5000 Series
    5050, 5100, 5100FS, 5180IBM ProPrinter XL III
    Epson FX-286e
    ANSIProPrinter
    FX-286e
    ANSI
    *IBM42023
    *EPFX1170
    *WSCSTCONT132 (Note 3)
    8920, 8930IBM PPR XL III
    Epson FXProPrinter
    Epson FX
    *IBM42023
    *EPFX1170
    LGplus SeriesIBM ProPrinter XL II
    Epson FXLinePrinter+ / ProPrinter XL
    LinePrinter+ / Epson FX
    *IBM42022
    *EPFX1050
    LA450, LA500
    LA700, LA700plusIBM ProPrinter
    Epson LQProPrinter
    Epson LQ
    *IBM42081
    *EPLQ1070
    LA36Epson FXEpson FX *EPFX1050 

    Note 1: WSCST objects for the GENICOM 3800 series in ANSI emulation are located on the 3800 Driver page.

    Note 2: The 4410/4440XT+ version can be identified from the program configuration. The first line of the configuration will show:

    - THE PRESENT CONFIGURATION IS: ASIC (44Axxxxxx ER- 44Axxxxxx IS)

    Note 3: When using *WSCSTCONT132, set the Customizing Object to QWPDEFAULT in library QSYS.

    To create a Workstation Customized Object (WSCST), refer to IBM Technical Document 8692422.

Generic Driver

 

If the user desires to completely control the job setup from the printer control panel, a generic object can be used. Set MFRTYPMDL to *WSCSTCONT80 for narrow carriage printers, or to *WSCSTCONT132 for wide carriage printers and set the Customizing Object to QWPDEFAULT in library QSYS.
CRTDEVPRT

 

CRTDEVPRT was implemented with OS/400 V3R7 and adds page range support.. CRTDEVPRT can be used only with PCL/PJL (laser) printers. Attempting to attach a GENICOM matrix printer with CRTDEVPRT will cause one of the following problems:

- PJL command sequences such as %12345X @PJL ENTER LANGUAGE= PCL print at the top of each page.

- The Writer generates error MSGCPD337F.

Page Range

 

For page range support, refer to IBM Technical Document 12594243. Font Issues when MFRTYPMDL is set to IBM42023 or IBM42081:

 

  • If the font prints in Letter Quality (bold), refer to IBM Technical Document 7422137.
  • If the font prints in compressed mode, refer to IBM Technical Document 8691727.

15 CPI

 

Support for 15 CPI is only available when using an Epson emulation. The 15 CPI font tag must be added to the Epson WSCST- refer to IBM Technical Document 22014723.

Printer Feeds Paper and Does Not Print

 

The printer emulation does not match the set MFRTYPML. Change the printer emulation form the printer control panel.

 


Specifications subject to change without notice. 

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