IPDS printing environment
The NPS/IPS can be set up to receive data from the IBM host in
one of two ways:
Through a bus and tag channel connection.
NOTE: If your system will be channel-attached, the printer
controller requires an additional component—either a
channel interface board and channel cable connector box, or
a Host Channel Unit (HCU) that serves as an interface
between the IBM host and the printer controller.
Through a Token Ring or Ethernet interface using TCP/IP.
NOTE: Your system supports only one other connectivity
option in addition to Ethernet. For example, Ethernet and
channel connection or Ethernet and Token Ring.
NOTE: A transmission rate of at least 16 megabits per
second should be used with a Token Ring interface. (Overall
performance depends on network traffic and job density.)
Figure 5-1. Printing system: channel-attached configuration
1. Host system (PC or mainframe)
3. Printer interface cables
4. Printer controller
5. Internal channel cable
6. Host Channel Unit (HCU)
7. Bus and tag cables
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