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Xerox 4219/MRP
Xerox 4215/MRP
Mid Range Systems Printers
Installation Planning Guide
February 1994
720P13290
XEROX

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  • Page 1 Xerox 4219/MRP Xerox 4215/MRP Mid Range Systems Printers Installation Planning Guide February 1994 720P13290...
  • Page 2 Printed in the United States of America Xerox® and all Xerox products mentioned in this publication are trademarks of XEROX CORPORATION. Adobe® and PostScript® are trademarks of Adobe Systems, Incorporated. AS/400® is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation.
  • Page 3: Installation Caution

    Installation caution Safety XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE The Xerox 4219/MRP and 4215/MRP Mid Range Systems Printers cannot be installed by customers. Only a Xerox service representative should install the equipment. CAUTION: This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio...
  • Page 4 NOTICES Laser safety The 4219/MRP and 4215/MRP comply with appropriate safety standards. Specifically regarding lasers, the equipment complies with laser product performance standards set by governmental, international and national agencies as a Class 1 laser product. It does not emit hazardous light; the beam is totally enclosed during all phases of customer operation and maintenance.
  • Page 5 These laser warning labels are placed on panels that cover areas that are not operator serviceable. These panels are not to be removed. Your Xerox equipment and supplies are designed and tested to meet strict safety requirements. These include safety agency examination, approval, and compliance with established environmental standards.
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Delivery requirements 4219/MRP 4215/MRP dimensions Space requirements Electrical requirements Operating environment Noise level Special configurations XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE Laser safety Operational safety Contents Conventions Xerox 4219/MRP and 4215/MRP library PostScript and PCL references Coax interface configurations...
  • Page 8 Completing Checklist 5: Setup Printer— PostScript Resolution, Print Enhancement, Communications Priority, Panel Security Completing Checklist 6: Parallel, Serial, Other I/O Appendices Glossary Index viii Ordering fonts, options, and supplies Interface support Checklists XEROX 4219/MRP 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE GLOSSARY INDEX...
  • Page 9: Glossary

    Appendix B Appendix C XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE This guide helps you prepare for the installation of the Xerox 4219/MRP and 4215/MRP Mid Range Systems Printers. Information is provided on each 4219/MRP and 4215/MRP component and its installation requirements.
  • Page 10 INTRODUCTION Conventions This guide uses the following conventions throughout. italics Italics are used for document and library names (for example, the Xerox Coax Command Reference). WARNING: Warnings are associated with the safety of people.
  • Page 13: Overview

    Standard features XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE The Xerox 4219/MRP and 4215/MRP Mid Range Systems Printers connect directly to your IBM AS/400 mid range computer or IBM host system. The paper handling features support shared printer requirements. Your printer accepts commands and data from an IBM coax or twinax host, depending on the interface card installed on the printer controller board.
  • Page 14 4219/MRP only: three High Capacity Paper Trays (letter, 8.5 x 11 inches or A4, 210 x 297 millimeters) holding approximately 1,500 sheets in its standard configuration. 4215/MRP only: prints up to 15 letter or A4 pages per • minute (ppm) 4219/MRP only: prints up to 20 letter or A4 ppm Handles paper sizes from 8.5 by 5.5 inches up to 11 by 17...
  • Page 15: Coax Interface Features

    4245 (D12, D20) Band printer 6262 (D12, D14, Band printer D22) XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE Your Xerox coax printer supports the following: IBM 9370 and 4381 host systems • Coax Function Selection through Line (FSL) setup commands •...
  • Page 16: Twinax Interface Features

    6, 8 1,400 lpm 3, 4, 6, 8 Optional printer features include: Memory upgrades to 12 and 20 MB total. • XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE Character sets User selectable with 62 fonts Various fixed pitch and typographic...
  • Page 17: Printer Components

    Printer components XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE Figure 1-1 shows the front and left side exterior view of the printer. The printer components are identified in the text below the figure. Each component is identified by a number in the figure.
  • Page 18 Figure 1-2. Printer components—rear view Manual feed tray Rear paper access covers Parallel port connector Serial port connector Paper support wire Blank covers for printer interface connectors Connector for future expansion XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE...
  • Page 19: Installation Planning Tasks

    This section lists the responsibilities for Xerox representative. The following is a list of responsibilities for your Xerox sales representative or analyst, prior to, during, and after installation: Assists in printer site selection.
  • Page 20: Your Responsibilities

    INSTALLATION PLANNING TASKS Your responsibilities Work with your Xerox sales representative or analyst to plan and schedule the following installation activities: Establish a compatible operating environment for your host • computer system and printer: — Ensure that all electrical and space requirements are met.
  • Page 21: Installation Countdown Log

    Installation countdown log XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE To help you in planning for the installation of your printer, an installation countdown log is provided. Refer to table 2-1 which summarizes the tasks that must be performed, and when they should occur in the four-week time period prior to installation day.
  • Page 22 Gender changer • Third-party network cables (such as twinaxial, coaxial, • parallel or serial interface cables) Special order media if required for Xerox Resource Utilities • Order the Xerox Customer Documentation Catalog Order licensed fonts – 2 Order consumable supplies: Paper •...
  • Page 23 INSTALLATION PLANNING TASKS XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE...
  • Page 24: Preinstallation

    Delivery requirements 4219/MRP 4215/MRP dimensions XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE Although the Xerox 4219/MRP and 4215/MRP Mid Range Systems Printers have interfaces that are not customer installable, the following specifications help you plan for or change the location of the printer.
  • Page 25: Space Requirements

    The following space requirements should be considered when planning a location for the printer. Figure 3-1 is a top view of the printer. These are the minimum space requirements needed for operation and maintenance. Front and right area must provide standing room access to allow for clearance of paper jams and servicing of the printer.
  • Page 26: Operating Environment

    15 to 85% to 90 If your site altitude differs from the requirements stated above, your printer may need special adjustment by your Xerox service representative. Contact your sales representative or analyst to schedule any required adjustments. Continuous printing: 53 dB...
  • Page 27: Coax Interface Configurations

    Function Selection via Line (FSL) commands. Refer to the Xerox Coax Command Reference for further information on FSL commands. Page size The default page size is set by your Xerox service representative. Your choices are: U.S. (8.5x11 inches) •...
  • Page 28 4245/6262 SCS printer * Default setting You can change the printer emulation setting at any time. Refer to the “Configuring the interface card” chapter in the Xerox 4219/MRP and 4215/MRP Mid Range Systems Printers Operator Guide for further information. PREINSTALLATION...
  • Page 29: Non-printable Area

    • DO NOT attempt to change the printer language switch after installation. Page size The default page size is set by your Xerox service representative when the printer language is set. Your choices are: U. S. (8.5x11) • European A4 (8.27x11.69) •...
  • Page 30: Connectivity

    Coax environment Comm Buffer Personal Computer System Terminal XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE The Xerox 4219/MRP and 4215/MRP Mid Range Systems Printers can be connected in several different environments, including the following: Coaxial • Twinaxial • PC direct connect.
  • Page 31 Twinax environment Personal Computer System Terminal Figure 4-2 represents 4219/MRP 4215/MRP connectivity in a typical twinax environment. Refer to the “Twinax interface features” section of the “Overview” chapter for a complete listing of IBM printers that the twinax printer can emulate.
  • Page 32 Make sure the following items are available at the time of installation: 4219/MRP or 4215/MRP • Parallel or serial cable. • It is also possible to connect the 4219/MRP or 4215/MRP to a PC network with an external interface controller. Figure 4-5. PC network connectivity Network CONNECTIVITY...
  • Page 34: Preparing The Installation Checklists

    The printer setup options listed below allow you to define the User Interface display language and the input and output features of the 4219/MRP and 4215/MRP on Checklist 3: General setup. Select one of the languages listed below as the default for the...
  • Page 35: Completing Checklist 4: Setup Printer-pcl 5 Setup

    Landscape This is the maximum number of lines of data that the 4219/MRP and 4215/MRP will print on a page before moving to the top of a new page. Most applications will override this value. This parameter determines if the printer should wrap lines of data which extend beyond the right margin.
  • Page 36: Completing Checklist 5: Setup Printer- Postscript Resolution

    Start-up page printing Communications Priority Panel Security XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE PREPARING THE INSTALLATION CHECKLISTS The 4219/MRP and 4215/MRP can print PostScript at one of three resolutions. The available resolutions are: • 800 x 400 dpi •...
  • Page 37 Allows you to select the one of the following Print Languages: • PS/PCL Sensing (default) • PostScript mode (Standard) • HP LaserJet emulation mode • PostScript mode (Binary) • Hexadecimal dump mode • PostScript mode (Tagged binary). XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE...
  • Page 38 PostScript mode (Standard) • HP LaserJet emulation mode • PostScript mode (Binary) • Hexadecimal dump mode • PostScript mode (Tagged binary). Note: For 4215/MRP and 4219/MRP the Other I/O interface must be enabled and set for PS/PCL sensing. PREPARING THE INSTALLATION CHECKLISTS...
  • Page 40: Ordering Fonts, Options, And Supplies

    Numerous licensed fonts are available from Xerox. If you plan to use a font that is not a 4219/MRP or 4215/MRP system font, place your order so that the font diskettes arrive before your printer is installed. Fonts can be ordered on magnetic tape or diskette for...
  • Page 41 Ordering fonts in the United States Ordering fonts in other countries Xerox Font Technical Support Call Xerox Font Services at 1-800-445-FONT (3668) to place an order. The Xerox Font Services representative assists you in completing the necessary forms. The representative also answers your questions regarding literature, order status, or custom font specifications.
  • Page 42: Ram Upgrades

    The 4215/MRP and 4219/MRP are equipped with 4MB of base memory and one memory option of 4, 8, or 16MB. This brings the as-configured memory of a 4215/MRP or 4219/MRP to 8, 12, or 20MB. The minimum supported memory size for operation of the 4215/MRP and 4219/MRP is 8MB.
  • Page 43 Dual Purpose Colors—Green, 3 hole Dual Purpose Colors—Green Dual Purpose Colors—Pink Dual Purpose Colors—Pink, 3 hole Dual Purpose Colors—Pink Dual Purpose Colors—Yellow Dual Purpose Colors—Yellow, 3 hole XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE Part number 3R2950 3R2954 3R3016 3R54...
  • Page 44 Rainbow pack contains 750 sheets of 8.5" x 11" blue and yellow, 500 sheets each of green, and pink, and 250 sheets each of buff, goldenrod, gray, and ivory. XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE ORDERING FONTS, OPTIONS, AND SUPPLIES Table A-3.
  • Page 45: Index

    33 labels per sheet 24 labels per sheet 8 labels per sheet Nonperforated sheet 33 labels per sheet 6 labels per sheet XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE Part number 3R3041 3R3044 3R3045 3R3046 3R3042...
  • Page 46 Installation Kit Xerox 42XX/MRP Coax Utility Option Kit - 9 track computer tape on reel See Checklist 1: Site Preparation XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE ORDERING FONTS, OPTIONS, AND SUPPLIES Table A-4. Options supplies list Description Contains Toner Cartridge (Also referred to as a Print cartridge), Corotron, and Fuser wick.
  • Page 47 ORDERING FONTS, OPTIONS, AND SUPPLIES XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE...
  • Page 48: Interface Support

    Coax connector You should never attempt to remove the card from the printer motherboard. The coax interface card also includes jumpers that your Xerox service representative will use to set the default page size and printer language you select. Interface support...
  • Page 49: Twinax Interface

    Printer Operator Guide for a list of printer emulations and corresponding addresses. If you select a coax interface, the Xerox Host Resource Utility and Font Set are shipped with the printer on a cartridge tape. If you prefer a 9-track reel-to-reel tape, your Xerox sales representative can order it for you.
  • Page 50: Parallel Interface

    200 KB per second. The Centronics parallel interface uses a standard 36-pin female Centronics cable connector as shown in figure B-3. Xerox recommends that you use the Xerox Centronics 10-foot parallel cable, part number 9R89336, or the cable recommended by your personal computer manufacturer.
  • Page 51 Carriage Return Signal Ground Frame Ground Signal Grounds Host Initializes printer and clears print buffer Printer Indicates a printer error condition Host Selects printer or host and enables to accept data XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE...
  • Page 52 Parallel interface timing diagram XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE Figure B-4 illustrates the parallel interface timing. Refer to Table B-2 for timing requirements. Figure B-4. Parallel interface timing diagram Table B-2. Timing requirements Parameter Data Setup Time before STROBE* True...
  • Page 53: Serial Interface

    Serial interface connector pin assignments Null modem The serial interface uses a standard female B-type 25-pin connector as shown in figure B-5. Xerox recommends that you use the Xerox RS232 25-foot serial cable, part number 9R80254. Figure B-5. RS232C serial interface connector The serial interface signals and functions are listed in table B-3.
  • Page 54 XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE Figure B-6 shows how the null modem cable switches several signals. Figure B-6. Null modem serial cable wiring INTERFACE SUPPORT...
  • Page 56: Checklists

    “Twinax and Coax interface configuration” lists the possible options that can be set for the 4215/MRP and 4219/MRP Twinax and Coax interface cards. “General Setup” helps you decide on the input and output features of the printer.
  • Page 58 Host Resource Utility and Font Set (3480 1/2“ tape cartridge) Coax Command Reference Coax interface Part number 673S00006A (Alternate media requiring special order from the Software Library) Host Resource Utility and Font Set (9 track computer tape on reel) XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE CHECKLISTS...
  • Page 60 Checklist 2: Twinax and Coax interface configuration Coax 4215/MRP and 4219/MRP interface default settings: Page size U. S. 8.5" x 11" Printer emulation Must be set through FSL commands. Printer language Must be set through FSL commands. Twinax 4215/MRP and 4219/MRP interface default settings: Page size U.
  • Page 62 Checklist 3: General setup Display language Tray select Manual feed (If used as primary input source) Automatic tray swapping Default settings are shown in bold typeface. XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE English Francais Español Italiano Deutsch Upper Middle (4219/MRP only) Lower 7.25 x 10.5 (Executive)
  • Page 64 Line Wrap Symbol set ISO: Ventura: Font Default settings are shown in bold typeface. XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE Portrait If portrait, default is 60; if landscape, default is 45 Roman-8 (ASCII and Roman) PC-8 PC-8 Danish/Norwegian PC-850...
  • Page 66 Print Enhancement Options Start-up page printing Communications Priority Panel Security Enter Code Default settings are shown in bold typeface. XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE 800 x 400 400 x 400 300 x 300 Dark Medium Light Enable Sequential...
  • Page 68 Data bits Parity DTR Polarity Other I/O (Twinax/Coax interface) Enable interface Printer type Default settings are shown in bold typeface. XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE PS/PCL Sensing STD PostScript PCL5 BCP PostScript Hex Dump Mode TBCP PS PS/PCL Sensing...
  • Page 70 Use this checklist to record the supplies you require, the quantity, the date the order should be placed, and the actual date of the order. Item Description Paper Transparencies Labels Toner Cartridge Cables Other XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE CHECKLISTS Date to Date Quantity order ordered C-15...
  • Page 72 The name given to a group of eight bits. In ASCII, each character is represented by one byte of data. A kilobyte is equal to 1,024 bytes; a megabyte, to 1,024 kilobytes or 1,048,576 (1024 x 1024) bytes. XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE GLOSSARY-1...
  • Page 73 Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code — an 8-bit code, standard for many IBM systems, providing 256 possible combinations of characters. The state of a device when it is set up to behave like a different device. XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE...
  • Page 74 There are three on the 4219/MRP and two on the 4215/MRP. Each tray can hold a range of paper sizes. interface The connection between two devices. Interfaces are meant to carry electronic impulses from one place to another.
  • Page 75 Online key when the printer is in print mode. online When the printer is online and in print mode, it is able to print pages. option One of the user-selectable printer features listed in a configuration menu.
  • Page 76 XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE The relationship of the printed data to the long or short edge of the page. See landscape and portrait. How text is positioned on the page. Page set up variables include the size of the paper to be printed, what margins are used, and how many lines are printed per inch.
  • Page 77 Start-Up pages, printer configuration reports, font reports, and error pages. Input/output equipment at which an operator works; you can send data to or receive data from a computer workstation for the purpose of printing a job. XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE...
  • Page 78 Transmitter on/transmitter off. A flow control method. A communications protocol for use with the serial interface, in which DC1 and DC3 codes are sent to the host to signal the readiness or nonreadiness of the printer to receive data. XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE GLOSSARY-7...
  • Page 80 United States, A-2 programmable modules, A-3 samples, 2-4 standard, 1-1 technical support hotline, A-2 XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE Function Selection via Line (FSL) command, 3-4 Function Selection via Line (FSL) setup commands, GSM, usage, xii height clearance, printer, 3-2...
  • Page 81 C-15 symbol set, 5-2 toner cartridge, A-4 trays auto-tray switching, enabling, 5-2 setting default, 5-1 setting output destination, 5-2 twinax features, 1-3—1-4 Twinax Function Selection via Line (FSL) setup commands, 1-4 XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE...
  • Page 82 Xerox Configuration and Resource Utility, 1-1 Xerox Documentation and Software Services, xii Xerox Font Services, A-1 Xerox Font Technical Support Hotline, A-2 Xerox sales representative, responsibilities, 2-1 Xerox service representative, responsibilities, 2-1, 3-3, 3-6 Your responsibilities, 2-2 XEROX 4219/MRP AND 4215/MRP INSTALLATION PLANNING GUIDE INDEX-3...

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