IPDS Enabler for Aficio™ series

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IBM® host printing capabilities for your Aficio™ device. The ultimate solution for mid-size and large workgroups.


Looking for IBM® host printing capabilities for your Aficio™ device? Ricoh has the ultimate solution for mid sized and large workgroups: the cost effective IPDS Enabler for Aficio™ series realises true add-on IPDS printing. With IPDS Enabler you can print IBM® host data such as transactional documents including bank statements, invoices etc.Once the software is installed on your Aficio™s, you can start receiving crucial printing data directly from an IBM® host. Mission critical printing for mainframe systems on Aficio™ devices is now possible. In addition, you can continue to benefit from your MFP as you have always done: for office document printing, copying, network scanning, network document storing… No need to buy a dedicated IPDS printer, simply use your Aficio™s for both IPDS, PS and PCL printing.





Supported host systems   

zSeries (S/390)
OS/390 for MVS zOS for MVS PSF MVS release 2.1 or higher ACF/VTAM version 3.1 or higher is recommended IBM TCP/IP version 3.4 or higher SNS/TCP access version 3.1 or higher (Interlink) 

OS/390 for VM zOS for VM All PSF VM TCP/IP for VM Version 2, release 2.1 or higher 

OS/390 for VSE zOS for VSE All PSF VSE TCP/IP Enabled 

iSeries (AS/400)
OS/400 version 3.1 (including PTFs) or higher PSF/400 version 3.1 (including PTFs) or higher TCP/IP Enabled 

pSeries (RS/6000)
AIX All PSF/6000 InfoPrint Manager TCP/IP Enabled 

OS/2 All PSF/2 InfoPrint Manager TCP/IP Enabled 

Windows® NT/2000/XP InfoPrint Manager TCP/IP Enabled 

Other systemsAny other system supporting IPDS through TCP/IP over Ethernet 

Supported fonts
All IPDS fonts sent from host systems and resident fonts 

Resident fonts
304 Gothic 

305 OCR A 

306 OCR B 

307 APL 

318 Prestige Bold 

319 Prestige Italic 

322 APL Bold 

400 Letter Gothic 

404 Letter Gothic Bold 

416 Courier Roman Medium 

420 Courier Roman Bold 

424 Courier Italic Medium 

428 Courier Italic Bold 

432 Prestige 

2304 Helvetica Roman Medium 

2305 Helvetica Roman Bold 

2306 Helvetica Italic Medium 

2307 Helvetica Italic Bold 

2308 Times New Roman Medium 

2309 Times New Roman Bold 

2310 Times New Roman Italic Medium 

2311 Times New Roman Italic Bold 

20224 Boldface 

IPDS printer emulation




IPDS Config. Tool minimum system requirements
IBM® or compatible PC or laptop 

64 MB RAM 

Windows® 2000 Professional SP4 or later/Windows® XP Professional SP1 or later 

Winsock 2.0 

Internet Explorer® 5.0 or higher 

For supported Aficio™ models, please consult your local Ricoh supplier. 

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