IBM Twinax-Terminals Overview

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IBM created numerous Twinax-Terminals in the course of the lifetime of the systems supporting Twinax, and the 5250 data stream:

It's important to know that the 5250 data stream supports only two display modes:[1]

  • 24 lines, 80 characters each, programmatically named *DS3,
  • 27 lines, 132 characters each, programmatically named *DS4.

The following table lists (once) available terminals, and features.

Model Modes Screen Remarks
Maj Min
3176      
 
3179      
 
3180      
 
3196 A10 24×80 Green  
B10 Amber  
 
3197 C10 24×80    
C20    
D10 24×80, 27×132    
D20    
D40 15" Green  
 
3477 HAX 24×80, 27×132 14" Amber Supports up to two display sessions, and one printer session.
HGX 14" Green
HCX 14" RGB Color
HDX 15" Green
HWX? 14" White
 
3486 BAX 24×80 14" Amber Has a PS/2 mouse connector. Supports up to two display sessions, and one printer session.
BGX 14" Green
 
3487 HAX 24×80, 27×132 15" Amber Has a PS/2 mouse connector. Supports up to two display sessions, and one printer session.
HCX 14" RGB Color
HGX 15" Green
 
3488   None External Monitor via VGA-Connector. Supports up to four display sessions, and one printer session.
 
3489   None External Monitor via VGA-Connector.
 
5251 1 or 11      
2 or 12     Integrates a remote workstation controller.[2]

See also

Footnotes

  1. Position 1 of lines is almost always unused, because the invisible display attribute character needs one position of space. This is also the reason that different elements, or the same element with different display attributes need one space between them.
  2. Example: IBM 5294, or 5394. This is a twinaxial device to share a leased or switched line with many twinax devices.