New IBM Infoprint 6500 models provide rich features and attachment to a wide spectrum of systems

IBM United States Hardware Announcement 105-214
June 28, 2005

 

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The Infoprint 6500 printers attach to a wide spectrum of IBM systems — from IBM mainframes and parallel servers to PCs. The new Models v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20 offer:

  • Print speeds up to 2,000 lines per minute
  • High-function operator interface
  • Ultra Capacity 50 M character ribbon
  • New cabinet and pedestal designs
  • Intelligent ribbon system
  • Proactive printer monitoring with the IBM Printer Management Utility (PMU)
  • High-performance Windows Printer Drivers
  • Faster installation with the new Quick Setup Menu
  • PowerPC® control unit for improved processing
  • Improved product structure
  • Attachment via wireless Ethernet, LAN Ethernet, ASCII, coax, or twinax interfaces

For ordering, contact:

Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: YE001).
 
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Overview

The Infoprint® 6500 Models v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20 are feature-rich impact printers that offer:

  • Print speeds up to 2,000 lines per minute (lpm) for demanding industrial printing applications
  • A newly designed high-function operator interface
  • A new Ultra Capacity ribbon with a 50 million character life
  • Next generation cabinet and pedestal designs for increased appeal and user friendliness
  • An intelligent ribbon system designed to maintain optimum print quality
  • Proactive printer monitoring with the IBM Printer Management Utility
  • High-performance Windows™ Printer Drivers
  • Easier installation with the new Quick Setup Menu
  • A faster printer control unit for improved processing of bar codes, graphics, and overlays
  • A simplified product feature structure for ease of ordering

These new models are extremely versatile, cost-effective printers. They can be attached via Ethernet, wireless Ethernet, Telnet, ASCII, coax, or twinax to such diverse hosts as the IBM eServer iSeries™, zSeries®, and pSeries® servers, IBM PC and Netfinity® servers, IBM-compatible PCs, non-IBM systems supporting the ASCII serial or parallel interface, and LANs.

Optional features include:

  • A Wireless Ethernet option that offers wireless connectivity to the LAN
  • Telnet 3270e and Telnet 5250e to allow present coax SCS and twinax SCS users to migrate to a network without changing the application
  • American National Standards Institute (ANSI) 3.64 emulation
  • An optional Pullout Paper Tray that provides a more convenient method to remove printed output from the printer
  • An integrated Ethernet 10/100BaseT Adapter
  • IBM coax and twinax attachment
  • IBM Intelligent Printer Data Stream™ (IPDS™) support for coax, twinax, wireless Ethernet, or LAN Ethernet attachments
  • Intelligent Graphics Processor (IGP) or Code V for graphics and bar code applications
  • A Power Stacker on selected cabinet models to increase paper stacking reliability and control

 
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Key prerequisites

Wireless Ethernet, LAN Ethernet, coax, twinax, and ASCII attachments allow the Infoprint 6500 to be used on virtually all IBM, as well as many non-IBM, platforms.
 
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Planned availability date

July 22, 2005


 
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Description

Infoprint 6500 family

The Infoprint 6500 family has models with maximum print speeds from 500 to 2,000 lpm, and with an array of features that can be used to customize the printer for many applications and attachments. The breadth of the Infoprint 6500 family offers common features across the range of printer speeds.

IBM Printer Management Utility

When ordered with one of the following LAN or wireless Ethernet interfaces (#4177, #5180, #4542, #4544, or #4545), the Infoprint 6500 natively supports the IBM Printer Management Utility (PMU). This utility provides a database from which the user can have real-time visibility to printer status and ribbon life for every Infoprint 6500 and 6700 installed on their network.

Using the database, a remote user can quickly create master configurations, and then download them to multiple printers simultaneously. If microcode updates are required, the PMU also enables new microcode to easily be downloaded to multiple printers. If a simple configuration change is required, or for problem determination, the PMU allows the use of a virtual operator panel, thereby providing the operator with complete control over the printer.

The Print Management Utility also provides proactive printer monitoring by immediately notifying the appropriate operators when assistance is required. At the moment an alert occurs, a message indicating the type of alert is sent via e-mail to the specific operator tasked with resolving that class of alert. For example, when a "ribbon low" alert is generated by a printer, an e-mail will be sent to the person responsible for installing new ribbons on the printer.

The IBM Printer Management Utility can be downloaded by going to

Choose "Downloads and Drivers" and then "Infoprint 6500."

Intelligent Ribbon System and Ultra Capacity Ribbons

The new customer-replaceable Ultra Capacity 50 M character ribbon, in conjunction with the capabilities of the printer and the Printer Management Utility, delivers the following unique benefits:

  • The ability for the operator to use a standard printer feature called Ribbonminder, which allows the operator to specify a desired ribbon life end point
  • Help in eliminating costly reprints and unacceptable output by taking advantage of the Infoprint 6500's Intelligent Ribbon System, which enables the printer to stop printing and alert the appropriate operator when a new ribbon is needed, and then automatically detect when a new ribbon is installed, and reset Ribbonminder accordingly
  • Optimization for report printing, text printing, bar code label printing, and Optical Character Recognition (OCR) printing

EuroReady

The Infoprint 6500 Models v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20 are EuroReady, and can print the euro symbol. The host software must be capable of sending the correct euro symbol information to the printer.

Operational commonality

You can operate the Infoprint 6500 Models v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20 in much the same way as the previous IBM 6400 models. These models demonstrate a commonality in areas such as loading and unloading of forms, and the availability of coax, twinax, Ethernet, Code V, IGP, IPDS, Proprinter III XL, Epson FX 1050, Printronix P-Series, and Printronix P-Series XQ Variant emulations.

Optional features

Wireless Cabinet Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter (#4542) — Initial

Wireless Cabinet Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter (#4544) — MES

Wireless Pedestal Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter (#4545) — MES

The Wireless Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter is an internal adapter to connect the printer to an Ethernet wireless network using IPDS, TCP/IP, NetBIOS TCP/IP, and IPX. This Network Interface Card (NIC) is an internal adapter and does not use the parallel port.

When the IPDS feature (#4861, 7866) is installed with one of these features, the Wireless Ethernet 10/100 BaseT NIC can be used for IPDS printing.

These adapters provide the capability to provide printer status information via a Web page when the printer's IP address is supplied to a standard Web browser. This is in addition to the function provided by the IBM Printer Management Utility.

Wireless operation requires that the customer obtain a Symbol LA-4121-1100-US or Cisco AIR-LMC352 wireless Ethernet PCMCIA radio card, or equivalent.

The wireless antenna is included with this feature.

Technical specifications

  • Maximum number of features: One of either #4542, 4544, or 4545
  • Prerequisites:
    • An IBM Infoprint 6500 Model v1P or v5P for Wireless Pedestal Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter — MES (#4545)
    • An IBM Infoprint 6500 Model v05, v10, v15, or v20 for Wireless Cabinet Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter — MES (#4544)
    • An Infoprint 6500 Model v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20 for Wireless Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter — Initial Order (#4542)
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Customer setup: Yes for #4542, no for #4544 and #4545

Telnet 3270e and 5250e (#4520)

The Telnet 3270e and 5250e feature allows printing that is currently performed with coax SCS or twinax SCS attached printers to be easily migrated to network-attached printers without changing the existing application.

This feature must be used with the 10/100 BaseT Ethernet Adapter (#4177) or the Wireless Ethernet Adapter (#4542).

The Telnet feature cannot be used with any IPDS feature, the Coax/Twinax adapter, ANSI, or any Network Print Server.

Technical specifications

  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Prerequisites: Since this feature is initial order only, one of the following must also be ordered:
    • Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter (#4177)
    • Wireless Ethernet (#4542)
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot be installed with any of the following features:
    • Coax/Twinax adapter (#4830)
    • IPDS (#4861)
    • ANSI 3.64 Emulation (#4521)
  • Customer setup: Yes
  • Limitations: Initial order only
  • Field installable: No
  • Initial order: Yes for #4520
  • Cable order: No

IPDS (#4861, 7866)

This feature provides IPDS for the Models v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20.

Supported adapters include:

  • Coax/Twinax Attachment (#4830, 5837)
  • 10/100 BaseT Ethernet Adapter (#4177, 5180)
  • Wireless Ethernet (#4542, 4544, 4545)

IPDS cannot be installed with:

  • ANSI 3.64 Emulation (#4521)
  • Telnet 3270e and 5250e (#4520)

Technical specifications

  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Corequisites: None
  • Prerequisites: Refer to supported adapters above
  • Compatibility conflicts: Refer to above
  • Customer setup: Yes for both #4861 and #7866

ANSI 3.64 Emulation (#4521)

The ANSI 3.64 Emulation is available as an optional feature to allow Genicom applications to print on Infoprint 6500 printers.

ANSI emulation can be used with either 10/100 Ethernet attachments or the parallel port.

Technical specifications

  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Prerequisites: None if parallel port is to be used
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: This feature cannot be installed with any of the following features:
    • Coax/Twinax Attachment (#4830, 5837)
    • Telnet (#4520)
    • IPDS (#4861, 7866)
  • Customer setup: Yes for #4521

Pullout Rear Paper Tray (#4540, 4541)

An optional Pullout Paper Tray is now available for the cabinet models. This feature provides a convenient tray that pulls out after printed output is stacked on the tray, instead of on the floor. It is easier to remove the printed output from the tray than from the floor inside the printer. The tray is similar to the one used with the Power Stacker feature.

Technical specifications

  • Maximum number of features: One
  • Prerequisites: Infoprint 6500 Model v05, v10, v15, or v20
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: Not applicable to pedestal models and cannot be installed with the Power Stacker feature (#4895)
  • Customer setup: Yes for #4540, no for #4541

Power Stacker (#4895)

This feature provides an optional Power Stacker for the Infoprint 6500 Models v10, v15, and v20. There is no Power Stacker available for the Model v05. The Power Stacker cannot be ordered as an MES, and installed in the field. It can only be ordered on an initial order for a new printer.

The stacker is fully enclosed within the printer cabinet.

During printing, a vertically movable paper guide stacks the printed output. Nonmarking pinch rollers allow for varying paper thickness and provide constant tension on the paper. The pinch rollers are conductive to reduce the electrostatic charge buildup on the paper.

Two infrared beams sense the paper height and cause the frame position to be controlled as the paper height increases. A paper motion detector mounted at the pinch roller station monitors proper paper movement. If a jam occurs in the stacker, the motion detector senses it and stops the printer.

There is a stacker control panel mounted inside the rear of the printer. The operator sets up the stacker operation from the stacker control panel. Two LEDs indicate power on and online conditions. Push buttons are provided for on/off line, form feed, stacker up, and stacker down.

The stacker operates by raising and lowering the stacking mechanism to adjust to the stack height.

The output stacking capacity is approximately 3,000 sheets of 18-pound, single-part forms.

Technical specifications

  • Output stacking capacity: Approximately 3,000 sheets of 18-lb single-part forms
  • Forms
    • Single-part forms: 15 through 100 lb
    • Multipart forms: Up to 6 parts, with or without carbons
    • Widths: From 3 inches to 16 inches
    • Heights: From 5 inches to 12 inches, standard pin feed
  • Minimum per initial order: None
  • Maximum: One
  • Prerequisites: Infoprint 6500 Model v10, v15, or v20
  • Customer setup: Yes
  • Field installation: No, initial order only
  • Compatibility conflicts: Cannot be installed with the Pullout Rear Paper Tray (#4540 or 4541)

Coax/Twinax Attachment (#4830, 5837)

The Coax/Twinax Attachment provides the addition of both a coax and a twinax interface, in addition to the ASCII serial/parallel interface.

When this feature is installed, the ASCII serial and parallel ports are still available on the printer.

These features can be ordered with any of the Ethernet features.

Technical specifications

  • Maximum number of features: One of either #4830 or #5837.
  • Prerequisites: Infoprint 6500 Line Matrix Printer Models v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts:
    • On initial orders, #4830 cannot be installed with ANSI 3.64 Emulation (#4521) or Telnet (#4520).
    • On MES orders, #5837 cannot be installed when the Power Stacker feature (#4895) has been installed. However, on an initial order, the Coax/Twinax adapter (#4830) can be ordered with the Power Stacker (#4895).
  • Customer setup: Yes, if ordered along with the base printer. If ordered later as an MES, IBM Service must install it as #5837.
  • Limitations: None.
  • Field installable: Yes.
  • Initial order: Yes, as #4830.
  • Cable orders: None.

RS-422 Adapter (#5600, 5601)

This feature provides an RS-422 serial port in addition to the standard RS-232 serial port. An adapter is included so that the RS-422 port can be either 25-pin or 9-pin.

While both the RS-232 and the RS-422 ports can be present on the printer, they cannot be active at the same time.

Technical specifications

  • Maximum number of features: One.
  • Prerequisites: Infoprint 6500 Model v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20 Line Matrix Printer.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts: None.
  • Customer setup: When ordered as an MES, #5601 must be installed by IBM Service. Feature number 5600 will be installed prior to shipment.

Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter (#4177, 5180)

The Ethernet 10/100BaseT NIC Adapter is an internal adapter to connect the printer to an Ethernet network using IPDS, TCP/IP, NetBIOS TCP/IP, or IPX. This Network Interface Card (NIC) is an internal adapter and does not use the parallel port.

When the IPDS feature (#4861, 7866) is installed with this feature, the Ethernet 10/100 BaseT NIC can be used for IPDS printing.

This adapter provides the capability to provide printer status information via a Web page when the printer's IP address is supplied to a standard Web browser. This is in addition to the function provided by the IBM Printer Management Utility.

Technical specifications

  • Maximum number of features: One of either #4177 or #5180.
  • Prerequisites: Infoprint 6500 Model v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20.
  • Corequisites: None.
  • Compatibility conflicts:
    • The MES feature (#5180) cannot be installed when both the Coax/Twinax adapter (#4830, 5837) and the Power Stacker (#4895) are installed. An initial order configuration can have this feature with the Power Stacker and Coax/Twinax adapter.
  • Customer setup: Yes for 4177, no for 5180.

IGP and Code V (#4841, 5846)

IGP

The Intelligent Graphics Processor (IGP) feature is a simple to use programming language for creating sophisticated graphics, including bar codes, in printers equipped with the IGP board. IGP (also sometimes called PGL) creates online forms and bar codes, and has a variety of alphanumeric text-generation capabilities.

Code V

The Code V feature is the QMS-compatible Intelligent Graphics Processor software designated for the IBM 64XX family of impact line matrix printers. Code V emulates the QMS Code V Version II programming language to produce online forms and bar code, and supports many alphanumeric text-generation capabilities.

Technical specifications

  • Prerequisites: Infoprint 6500 Models v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Maximum: One of either #4841 or #5846 per machine
  • Customer setup: Yes, for both #4841 and #5846
  • Field installation: Yes, as #5846
  • Initial order: Yes, as #4841

Black Back Forms Sensor (#4640, 4641)

This feature provides a forms sensor that is capable of detecting the end-of-forms (EOF) condition for black-backed forms. It may also be used to run forms with binder holes in the body of the form. Because of the variation in the size of binder holes, testing is recommended to verify that the sensor accommodates the size of the binder holes correctly.

The standard EOF sensor is modified such that the EOF optical sensor senses the forward travel of the forms motion arm at EOF, instead of directly sensing the white or light paper. The modified EOF sensor is slightly less precise than the standard sensor, as it is affected by forms tension and the mechanical nature of the forms motion arm.

Technical specifications

  • Maximum number of features: One of either #4640 or #4641
  • Prerequisites: Infoprint 6500 Models v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None
  • Field installable: Yes, as #4641
  • Initial order: Yes, as #4640
  • Customer setup: Yes as #4640, no as #4641

Twelve-Pack Printer Ribbons (#6650)

The feature provides 12 ribbons for a 6500 Model v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, or v20. This feature is initial order only.

Technical specifications

  • Maximum number of features: One of #6650 per initial printer order
  • Prerequisites: An IBM Infoprint 6500 Model v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20
  • Corequisites: None
  • Compatibility conflicts: None

Input Paper Shelf (#4891, 4991)

This shelf is designed to hold a box of paper or forms to be used with a pedestal printer. It allows the input media to move easily with the machine. The shelf rests on the supports for the pedestal printer.

  • Maximum: One
  • Prerequisite: Infoprint 6500 Model v1P or v5P
  • Customer setup: Yes
  • Compatibility conflicts: None; not applicable to cabinet models
  • Field installation: Yes
  • Initial order: Yes, as #4891

Accessibility by people with disabilities

The following features support use by people with disabilities:

  • Controls and latches are operable with one hand and minimal dexterity.
  • Keys are discernible by touch without activating them.
  • The display, controls, latches, and levers are accessible to someone in a wheel chair.
  • Color is used as an enhancement for conveying information, and as an additional method of distinguishing between buttons, controls, and latches.

Business Partner information

If you are a Direct Reseller - System Reseller acquiring products from IBM, you may link directly to Business Partner information for this announcement. A PartnerWorld ID and password are required (use IBM ID).

BP Attachment for Announcement Letter 105-214

Trademarks

 
iSeries, Intelligent Printer Data Stream, and IPDS are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
The e-business logo, Infoprint, zSeries, Netfinity, pSeries, and PowerPC are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Windows is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
 
Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or service marks of others.

 
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Publications

The publication below is shipped with the product. Additional copies are available immediately:

                                                            Order
Title                                                       number
 
Infoprint(R) 6500 Quick Start Guide                         S544-5968

The following publications are available and are included on the CD shipped with the Infoprint 6500.

                                                            Order
Title                                                       number
 
Infoprint 6500 ASCII Program Reference                      G544-5979
 Manual
Infoprint 6500 User's Manual                                S544-5957
Infoprint 6500 Quick Start Guide                            S544-5968
Infoprint 6500 Code V User's Manual                         G544-5981
Infoprint 6500 IGP User's Manual                            G544-5980
Infoprint 6500 Coax/Twinax Programmer's                     G544-5982
 Reference
Infoprint 6500 IPDS(TM) Programmer's                        S550-5984
 Reference
Infoprint 6500 Ethernet Interface User's                    G544-0440
 Guide
Infoprint 6500 ANSI Programmer's                            G544-5983
 Reference Manual

All of the above publications are available in the IBM Printing Systems Digital Library that can be accessed at the following Web site

and select "Manuals."

Publication Notification System

The Publication Notification System (PNS) is available by order number or product number. Customers currently subscribing to PNS will automatically receive notifications by e-mail. Customers who want to subscribe can visit the PNS Web site location at

The publications listed on the notification can be ordered by calling the Pubs Support Group in Raleigh at 800-879-2755, option 1.

IBM Publications Center Portal

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided, as well as payment options via credit card. Furthermore, a large number of publications are available online in various file formats, which can currently be downloaded free of charge.
 
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For details on available services, contact your IBM representative or visit

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Technical information

Specified operating environment

Physical specifications

Dimensions and weight

  • Model v05, v10, v15, v20
    • Width: 68.6 cm (27.0 inches)
    • Depth: 73.7 cm (29.0 inches)1
    • Height: 108.0 cm (42.5 inches)
    • Weight: 102 kg (225 lb) unpacked1
    • Weight: 130 kg (285 lb) packaged for shipping1

    1
    With a power stacker, the weight increases by 21 lb (10 kg) and the depth increases by 4.75 inches (12 cm).

  • Model v5p, v1p
    • Width: 66.0 cm (26.0 inches)
    • Depth: 53.3 cm (21.0 inches)
    • Height: 88.9 cm (35.0 inches)
    • Weight: 47.7 kg (105 lb) unpacked
    • Weight: 52.3 kg (115 lb) packaged for shipping

Performance

Printer throughput in lines per minute (lpm) is a factor of the selected font. Print lines containing shadow printing, bold, superscript, or double high attributes will print at approximately one-half the rate shown in the tables.

Infoprint 6500 Models v5p and v05

                     cpi        Upper         Descenders/     Plot
                     (Base)     case only     Underlines      mode
 
High Speed           10
(Draft Mode)         12         500 lpm       428 lpm         63 ipm
                     13.3
 
Data                 10
Processing           12
(DP) Mode            13.3       375 lpm       300 lpm         42 ipm
                     15
                     17.1
 
Near Letter          10
Quality (NLQ)        12         200 lpm       154 lpm         21 ipm
                     15

cpi = Characters per inch

Infoprint 6500 Models v10 and v1p

                     cpi        Upper         Descenders/     Plot
                     (Base)     case only     Underlines      mode
 
High Speed           10
(Draft Mode)         12         1000 lpm      856 lpm         125 ipm
                     13.3
 
Data                 10
Processing           12
(DP) Mode            13.3       750 lpm       600 lpm         83 ipm
                     15
                     17.1
 
Near Letter          10
Quality (NLQ)        12         400 lpm       306 lpm         42 ipm
                     15

Infoprint 6500 Model v15

                     cpi        Upper         Descenders/     Plot
                     (Base)     case only     Underlines      mode
 
High Speed           10
(Draft Mode)         12         1500 lpm      1284 lpm        187 ipm
                     13.3
 
Data                 10
Processing           12
(DP) Mode            13.3       1125 lpm      900 lpm         127 ipm
                     15
                     17.1
 
Near Letter          10
Quality (NLQ)        12         600 lpm       459 lpm         61 ipm
                     15

Infoprint 6500 Model v20

                     cpi        Upper         Descenders/     Plot
                     (Base)     case only     Underlines      mode
 
High Speed           10
(Draft Mode)         12         2000 lpm      1714 lpm        250 ipm
                     13.3
 
Data                 10
Processing           12
(DP) Mode            13.3       1500 lpm      1200 lpm        167 ipm
                     15
                     17.1
 
Near Letter          10
Quality (NLQ)        12         842 lpm       648 lpm         87 ipm
                     15

ASCII Interfaces supported

  • PC Parallel (IEEE 1284)
  • RS-232C Serial
  • RS-422A Serial

The following ASCII emulations are available on the ASCII interfaces:

  • IBM Proprinter III XL
  • Epson 1050 FX
  • Printronix P-Series
  • Printronix P-Series XQ Variant
  • Printronix Serial Matrix

Horizontal positioning

Horizontal paper positioning is accomplished by moving the tractors from side-to-side along a guide bar.

The maximum forms width is 17 inches and the maximum print line is 13.6 inches wide.

Operating environment

Infoprint 6500 Models v5P, v05, v1p, v10, v15, and v20:

Voltages

  • 100 — 240 V ac single phase grounded 50/60 Hz

Temperature

  • Operating: 10° to 40°C (50° to 104°F)
  • Storage: 0° to 70°C (32° to 158°F)

Relative humidity

  • Operating: 10% to 80% noncondensing
  • Storage: 5% to 90% noncondensing

Altitude

  • Operating: To 10,000 feet
  • Storage: To 15,000 feet

Acoustics

  • Noise level — Models v05, v10: 50 dBa
  • Noise level — Model v15: 52 dBa
  • Noise level — Model v20: 55 dBa
  • Noise level — Model v5p: 62 dBa
  • Noise level — Model v1p: 65 dBa

Noise levels were measured with the forms exiting through the rear of the pedestal models.

Heat output

Operating     Units                Power consumption
mode
                        v05         v1P         v15         v20
                        v5P         v10
 
 
Power         Watts     Less than   Less than   Less than   Less than
Saver                    28(2)       28(2)       28(2)       28(2)
              BTU/Hr    Less than   Less than   Less than   Less than
                         96(2)       96(2)       96(2)       96(2)
 
Idle          Watts     60          60          75          85
              BTU/Hr    205         205         255         289
 
Nominal(3)    Watts     180         450         475         475
              BTU/Hr    615         1540        1625        1625
 
Maximum(4)    Watts     270         Less than   Less than   Less than
                                     315         700         700
              BTU/Hr    920         Less than   Less than   Less than
                                     1075        2381        2381
2
Energy Star compliance requires < 28 Watts in "Power Saver" mode
3
Nominal power measured at 120 V ac while printing ASCII Shift-Recycle
4
Maximum power measured at 120 V ac while printing Black Plot

Hardware requirements

The Infoprint 6500 printers attach to systems, controllers, and processors through the following adapters:

  • Coax and twinax
  • Ethernet 10/100 BaseT LAN
  • Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Wireless
  • ASCII

Software requirements

Infoprint Manager support: In IPDS mode, the Ethernet LAN attachment features of the Infoprint 6500 Model v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20 printers are supported by Infoprint Manager for AIX® 3.2 and 4.1, or later, and by Infoprint Manager for Windows NT™ and Windows™ 2000 1.1 and 2.1, or later.

The Infoprint 6500 Models v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20 can use the IBM Personal Printer Data Stream (PPDS) in IBM Proprinter III XL emulation or the Epson FX 1050 emulation when attached to Serial (RS-232C/RS-422A) interfaces, or the IBM PC ASCII (Centronics) Parallel interface. For more information, refer to the 6500 ASCII Programmer's Reference (S544-5635).

Also, native Infoprint 6500 Printer support is provided for the IBM RS/6000® systems. Drivers can be downloaded from

The following systems support the Infoprint 6500 Models v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20:

               Software --
System         Minimum level              Emulation
 
Personal       Microsoft(TM) Windows      Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
 Computers      NT, 2000, XP
 
pSeries(R)     AIX Version 3.1.5          Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
 and RS/6000    and above
 
iSeries(TM)    OS/400(R) and i5/OS        Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
                V5R1 and above
 
               Personal Communications    Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
                for AS/400(R) for
                Windows Version 4.0
 
               Client Access/400          Proprinter III XL, Epson FX
                Version 3.1

Infoprint 6500 Models v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20 Coax/Twinax (#4830/5836) software support

zSeries® programming support (S/390®, z/OS®, VM, VSE)

The 6500 models are supported in native mode by PSF Version 3.3.0 for z/OS with APARs OW55988 and OA09521 or PSF Version 3.4.0 for z/OS with APAR OA09521 and by PSF/VSE Release 2.2 with APAR DY44194 when the printer is coax-attached using IPDS.

In IPDS mode, the Infoprint 6500 with both coax/twinax and IPDS-coax features, emulating a 4234 Model 007 or 011, is supported by the following IBM software:

  • Graphical Data Display Manager (GDDM®) Version 2.2 with APAR fixes: PL30674 + PL37451 for MVS™, PL30675 + PL37452 for VSE, PL30676 + PL37458 for VM, PL30677 + PL37464 for VM/XA, or GDDM Version 2.3 for MVS, VM/XA, or VSE
  • VM/RSCS Version 2.3
  • PSF/VM Release 2.1, which now includes support for TCP/IP
  • PSF 3.3 and later for z/OS
  • PSF/VSE Release 2.2
  • DCF Release 4.0

The Infoprint 6500 with the 10/100 BaseT Ethernet NIC (#4177, 5180), or the Wireless NIC (#4542, 4544, 4545), is supported by the OS/390® Print Server IP PrintWay™.

Existing nongraphics printing applications for the IBM 4234 Model 001 and IBM 3262 Model 3 and 13 will be supported on the IBM Infoprint 6500 when the printer is equipped with the coax/twinax feature and printing in non-IPDS mode.

iSeries programming support

The coax/twinax attachment feature and the IPDS-twinax feature of the Infoprint 6500 printer is supported on the iSeries. OS/400 V4 R5 and later support for the coax/twinax attachment and IPDS-twinax features includes:

  • IPDS advanced print functions such as graphics, graphics/text merge, and bar codes
  • Control Language (CL) support of lines per inch (lpi), characters per inch (cpi), print quality, and font selection
  • Data Description Specifications (DDS) support of lpi, font selection, bold printing, underscore, expanded characters, print quality, and code page selection
  • PSF for iSeries V5R1 and later

Compatibility: The ASCII, coax, and twinax compatibility of the Infoprint 6500 v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20 is the same as that of the Infoprint 6500 010, 015, 020, 050, P10, and P50.

Limitations

  • Maximum forms length is 24 inches.
  • Maximum forms width is 17 inches (including tear strips) or 16 inches (without tear strips).

    Note: If the rear exit of the pedestal models is used, there is a maximum forms width of 16 inches, including tear strips.

  • 15-pound (56 grams/square meter or 6.8 kg) to 100-pound cardstock (163 grams per square meter or 45.36 kg) stock can be used, with a maximum thickness of 0.025 inches (0.0635 cm).
  • Maximum print line is 13.6 inches.
  • Friction feed paper handling is not supported.
  • Checking the readability of the application is necessary when using high speed (draft mode) fonts requiring greater than 15 cpi for critical applications.
  • Processing of forms with black or dark-colored backing, or forms with see-through plastic or cellophane-covered openings or windows, may give false end-of-forms (EOF) signals.
  • Downloaded characters are not supported in Proprinter, Epson, pSeries, pSeries XQ Variant, or Printronix Serial Matrix emulations.
  • Due to the variation in carbonless forms' type and age, readability of more than 4-part forms should be assured before using for critical applications.
  • Compatibility differences may exist when replacing or coexisting with older printers due to technology differences, product and application customization, and emulation differences.
  • The coaxial portion of the IBM coax/twinax feature of the IBM Infoprint 6500 is subject to the following limitations, and the following features are not supported:
    • Minimum dot matrix of 9 wide by 8 high.
    • Minimum dot matrix of 4 or 7 wide by 8 high.
    • IBM 3287 Models 1C and 2C.
    • Programmed symbols 2 and 4, 190 character downloadable fonts. For SCS/DSC/DSE mode only.
    • Data analysis = APL feature.
    • Graphic escape.
  • The twinaxial portion of the IBM coax/twinax feature of the IBM Infoprint 6500 is subject to the following limitations, and the following features are not supported:
    • Minimum dot matrix of 9 wide by 8 high
    • Minimum dot matrix of 4 or 7 wide by 8 high
    • Print lines greater than 198 characters
  • Infoprint 6500 versus 4234 IPDS comparisons — 4234 emulation differences
    • The 4234 emulation will not support Load Symbol Set (LSS).
    • The 4234 emulation will use Courier for all Near Letter Quality (NLQ) mode printing, whereas 4234 NLQ mode was Gothic for 13.3, 16.7, and 18 cpi.
    • The dot sizes are different. Also, the 6500 has a single dot size versus three with the 4234. For bar code applications, some combinations of unit module width, wide-to-narrow ratio, and element height may affect read rates.
    • The 4234 emulation will report image and font resolution of 120 x 144 pel, compared to 144 x 144 pel in the 4234. This will cause images to change size in the vertical dimension.
    • Proportional Space Mode (PSM) is not the same.
  • Infoprint 6500 versus 4234 IPDS comparisons — 6500 deviations
    • The 6500 will report Loaded Font command set (LF2) in the Sense Type Module (STM), but will not support Load Symbol Set (LSS).
    • The 6500 will support Page Continuation Actions (PCA) without highlighting.
    • The 6500 cannot detect Human-readable Interpretations (HRI) outside of the Bar Code Presentation space under all circumstances.

Planning information

Customer responsibilities: The Infoprint 6500 is designated as customer setup (CSU). The customer is responsible for:

  • Adequate site, system, and other vendor preparation.
  • Receipt at the customer's receiving dock and placement of the printer.
  • Installation and configuration of the printer by following the instructions in the Quick Start Guide .
  • Ordering, installing, and maintaining cables. Refer to the Cable orders section. No cables except a power cord are shipped with the printer.
  • Ordering and replacing the ribbons. Refer to the Supplies section.
  • Changing and replacing forms, including clearing jams and cleaning as appropriate.
  • Using and following the problem determination procedures and filling out the trouble report prior to calling for IBM service.

If you want IBM to install and configure the 6500 or its features, refer to the Installability section for information on the optional CE Installation contract.

Cable orders

Power cords: A 6 ft (1.8 m) power line cord is provided with the printer.

Cable orders — ASCII Serial/Parallel

The Infoprint 6500 is connected to personal computers and controllers via industry-standard EIA™-232-C and PC-parallel printer cables.

Cable orders — Coaxial

The coax/twinax feature may be connected to the 3174 via coaxial cable. For information on coaxial cabling, refer to IBM 3270 Installation Manual — Physical Planning (GA27-2787).

For information on shielded twisted-pair cabling refer to Using the IBM Cabling System with Communications Products (GA27-3620).

Cable orders — Twinaxial

The coax/twinax feature may be connected to the AS/400 System, System/36™, or 5394/5494, with twinaxial cable or shielded twisted-pair cable. For information on twinaxial cabling, refer to IBM 5250 Information Display System Planning and Site Preparation Guide (GA21-9337). For information on shielded twisted-pair cabling, refer to Using the IBM Cabling System with Communications Products (GA27-3620).

The coax/twinax feature may also be connected to the AS/400 or System/36 via telephone twisted-pair cable. For proper identification, installation, and application of cable and associated accessories, refer to the IBM 5299 Model 3, Terminal Multi-connector and Telephone Twisted-Pair Planning, Setup, and Maintenance Guide (GA27-3749).

The customer is responsible for ordering, installation, and maintenance of these cables and their various parts. The attachment cables may be purchased from IBM or from a customer-selected source.

If the cables are ordered through your IBM representative, specify part number, assembly number, or bulk number as appropriate, and allow a lead time of 90 days.

Installability: The Infoprint 6500 is a customer setup (CSU) machine.

Supplies: The new Infoprint 6500 Models v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20 feature a new Ultra Capacity ribbon.

The new ribbon can be used only on the new Infoprint 6500 Models v5P, v05, v1P, v10, v15, and v20.

Infoprint 6500-Ultra Capacity Printer Ribbon:

  • Part number: 39U2551
  • Number of ribbons per box: Six
  • Number of boxes per part number: One
  • Average yield in high speed draft mode: 50 million characters at density of 0.3 on Macbeth Density Scale, and 80 million characters at density of 0.2 on Macbeth Density Scale

IBM Printing Supplies are distributed by Priority Fulfillment Services (PFS) and a worldwide network of dealers. End users can contact PFS at 888-IBM-PRINT (426-7746) for the name of an IBM reseller in their area where IBM Model-i ribbons can be purchased.

Resellers can mail orders for Infoprint 6500 ribbons to PFS at the following address:

    Priority Fulfillment Services
    500 North Central Expressway
    Plano, TX 75074
    Telephone: 888-IBM-PRINT (426-7746)
    Fax: 972-881-9201

Choosing the right supplies is very important. For optimum print quality and reliable performance, the use of IBM supplies is recommended. Supplies are purchase-only items. The customer is responsible for ordering and maintaining an adequate stock of supplies. Many Authorized Supplies Resellers offer supply agreements; these agreements often offer price discounts, price protection, established shipping schedules, and reduced administrative expenses.

It is recommended that customers maintain a one- to two-month stock of supplies.

Security, auditability, and control

This product uses the security and auditability features of the host hardware, host software, and/or application software.

The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communications facilities.
 
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Terms and conditions

Volume orders: Contact your IBM representative.

IBM Global Financing: Yes

Warranty period: Three months

Warranty service: IOR: 24x7

ServiceSuite™ and ServiceElect (formerly ESA) maintenance

Maintenance service: IOR: 24x7, SD

Usage plan machine: No

IBM hourly service rate classification: Two

When a type of service involves the exchange of a machine part, the replacement may not be new, but will be in good working order.

Field-installable features: Yes

Model conversions: No

Machine installation: Customer setup. Customers are responsible for installation according to the instructions IBM provides with the machine.

Graduated program license charges apply: No

Licensed Internal Code (LIC): The Infoprint 6500 contains LIC.

IBM LIC is licensed for use by a customer on a specific machine, designated by serial number, under the terms and conditions of the IBM Agreement for Licensed Internal Code, to enable a specific machine to function in accordance with its specifications, and only for the capacity authorized by IBM and which the customer has acquired. You can obtain the agreement at

or by contacting your IBM representative.

Educational allowance: A reduced charge is available to qualified education customers. The educational allowance may not be added to any other discount or allowance.


 
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Prices

The prices provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.

Product and maintenance charges

                                                          Minimum
                                                          monthly
                                                          maintenance
                        Machine              Purchase     charge
Description             type       Model     price        (IOR, 24x7)
 
Line Matrix Printer     6500       v5p       $ 5,375      $ 94
Line Matrix Printer     6500       v05         6,195        94
Line Matrix Printer     6500       v1p         7,895       115
Line Matrix Printer     6500       v10         8,695       115
Line Matrix Printer     6500       v15        11,750       157
Line Matrix Printer     6500       v20        15,600       199

Optional features

                                                              Monthly
                                                              maint
                                                              charge
                                         Feature   Purchase   (IOR,
Description                              number    price      24x7)
 
Initial order (all models)
 
Coax/Twinax Attachment                   4830      $1,545     NC
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Adapter            4177         695     NC
Wireless Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Adapter   4542         895     NC
IPDS -- Initial                          4861       1,045     NC
 
Code V/IGP                               4841       1,045     NC
Telnet 3270e and 5250e -- Initial        4520         599     NC
ANSI 3.64 Emulation -- Initial           4521         250     NC
 
Black Back Forms Sensor -- Initial       4640          95     NC
RS-422 Adapter -- Initial                5600         145     NC
Twelve-Pack Printer Ribbons -- Initial   6650         295     NC
 
                                                              Monthly
                                                              maint
                                                              charge
                                         Feature   Purchase   (IOR,
Description                              number    price      24x7)
 
Input Ped Paper Shelf -- Initial         4891      $  150     NC
Power Stacker -- (v10, v15, v20 Only)    4895       4,200     NC
Pullout Cab Paper Tray -- Initial        4540         350     NC
 
Field-installable (MES)
 
Coax/Twinax Attachment -- MES            5837       1,545     NC
Ethernet 10/100 BaseT Adapter -- MES     5180         695     NC
IPDS -- MES                              7866       1,045     NC
 
Cabinet Wireless E'net -- MES            4544       1,120     NC
Pedestal Wireless E'net -- MES           4545       1,120     NC
 
Code V/IGP -- MES                        5846       1,045     NC
Black Back Forms Sensor -- MES           4641         195     NC
RS-422 Adapter -- MES                    5601         245     NC
 
Input Ped Paper Shelf -- MES             4991         150     NC
Pullout Cab Paper Tray -- MES            4541         450     NC
 Power Cord -- United States             9951          NC     NC
 Power Cord -- Europe                    9970          NC     NC
 Power Cord -- United Kingdom            9971          NC     NC
 
 Power Cord -- South Africa              9972          NC     NC
 Power Cord -- Italy                     9973          NC     NC
 Power Cord -- Switzerland               9974          NC     NC
 Power Cord -- Denmark                   9975          NC     NC
 
 Power Cord -- Israel                    9976          NC     NC
 Power Cord -- Argentina                 9977          NC     NC
 Power Cord -- South America             9978          NC     NC
 
 Power Cord -- Australia (100-127 volt)  9979          NC     NC
 Power Cord -- Saudi Arabia              9980          NC     NC
 
 Ship Group -- English                   2924          NC     NC
 Ship Group -- French                    2928          NC     NC
 Ship Group -- German                    2929          NC     NC
 
 Ship Group -- Japanese                  2930          NC     NC
 Ship Group -- Spanish                   2931          NC     NC
 Ship Group -- Italian                   2932          NC     NC
 
 Ship Group -- Brazilian Portuguese      2980          NC     NC
 Ship Group -- Dutch                     2988          NC     NC
 
 Ship Group -- Polish                    2936          NC     NC
 Ship Group -- Turkish                   2937          NC     NC

NC = No charge

           Plant      Field
Feature    install    install    Customer
number     only       only       setup
 
2924       Yes        No         Yes
2928       Yes        No         Yes
2929       Yes        No         Yes
2930       Yes        No         Yes
2931       Yes        No         Yes
2932       Yes        No         Yes
2936       Yes        No         Yes
2937       Yes        No         Yes
2980       Yes        No         Yes
2988       Yes        No         Yes
4177       Yes        No         Yes
 
 
 
           Plant      Field
Feature    install    install    Customer
number     only       only       setup
 
4520       Yes        No         Yes
4521       Yes        No         Yes
4540       Yes        No         Yes
4541       No         Yes        No (Cabinet Paper Tray)
4542       Yes        No         Yes
4544       No         Yes        No (Wireless -- Cab)
4545       No         Yes        No (Wireless -- Ped)
4640       Yes        No         Yes
4641       No         Yes        No (Black Back)
4651       Yes        No         Yes
4780       Yes        No         Yes
4830       Yes        No         Yes
4841       Yes        No         Yes
4861       Yes        No         Yes
4891       Yes        No         Yes
4895       Yes        No         Yes
4991       No         Yes        Yes (Input Paper Shelf)
5180       No         Yes        No (E'net)
5600       Yes        No         Yes
5601       No         Yes        No (RS-422)
5837       No         Yes        No (Coax/Twinax)
5846       No         Yes        Yes (CodeV/IGP)
6650       Yes        No         Yes
7866       No         Yes        Yes (IPDS)
9951       Yes        No         Yes
9970       Yes        No         Yes
9971       Yes        No         Yes
9972       Yes        No         Yes
9973       Yes        No         Yes
9974       Yes        No         Yes
9975       Yes        No         Yes
9976       Yes        No         Yes
9977       Yes        No         Yes
9978       Yes        No         Yes
9979       Yes        No         Yes
9980       Yes        No         Yes

For ServiceElect (ESA) Maintenance Service Charges, contact IBM Global Services at 888-IBM-4343 (426-4343).

IBM Global Financing: IBM Global Financing offers competitive financing to credit-qualified customers to assist them in acquiring IT solutions. Our offerings include financing for IT acquisition, including hardware, software, and services, from both IBM and other manufacturers or vendors. Offerings (for all customer segments: small, medium, and large enterprise), rates, terms, and availability can vary by country. Contact your local IBM Global Financing organization or visit the Web at

IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government customers. Rates are based on a customer's credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment type, and options, and may vary by country. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension, or withdrawal without notice.

Financing solutions from IBM Global Financing can help you stretch your budget and affordably acquire the new product. But beyond the initial acquisition, our end-to-end approach to IT management can also help keep your technologies current, reduce costs, minimize risk, and preserve your ability to make flexible equipment decisions throughout the entire technology life cycle. For more financing information, visit


 
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To identify your local IBM representative or IBM Business Partner, call 800-IBM-4YOU (426-4968).

 Phone:     800-IBM-CALL (426-2255)
 Fax:       800-2IBM-FAX (242-6329)
 Internet:  ibm_direct@vnet.ibm.com
 Mail:      IBM Americas Call Centers
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            North York, Ontario
            Canada M3B 3R1
 
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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

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IPDS, iSeries, MVS, IP PrintWay, EIA, System/36, and ServiceSuite are trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
Infoprint, AIX, RS/6000, pSeries, OS/400, AS/400, S/390, z/OS, zSeries, GDDM, and OS/390 are registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
 
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