The udk2pcl Solution

Applications using XES/UDK commands for Xerox
XES printers DO NOT have to be re-written

The udk2pcl Print Conversion software provides virtually a plug-n-play solution to replace Xerox 4011, 4030, 4045, 4197, 4213, 2700, 3700, 4235, and 4700 model printers, as well as Xerox XES Server and Agile X/TRA converters. Print jobs with Xerox Escape Sequence (XES) or User Defined Key (UDK) based print commands are converted by the udk2pcl Print Conversion software, into PCL5 commands and printed on PCL printers.
One Solution. Two ways to use it!

udk2pcl Print Converter

A stand-alone Plug'N Play solution installed to support the conversion requirements for one printer. The udk2pcl Print Conversion software is pre-installed in a small PC chassis to be placed next to the printer.

For international sales, the udk2pcl Print Conversion software is sold as a Kit with a choice of either a parallel or 3270 Coax input board. The software is installed locally on a PC with a hard drive that is available in that country.

Several Input Connectivity Options

Parallel

This special Centronics input board accepts input in the same manner as a printer. Any protocol converter that converts to Centronics parallel can be attached to this interface as a source of printer input.

Use a Print Server

A common approach is to use an external Print Server box to receive jobs via TCP/IP and output them via a parallel cable to the udk2pcl Print Converter.

Internal 3270 Coax

It is installed to eliminate an additional external protocol converter. Both LU1 and LU3 modes are supported.

3777 SDLC RJE

It is an additional unit that handles all the SDLC RJE processing and spools each print job so that there is no delay in receiving the data.

3780 Bisync RJE

It is an additional unit that handles all the Bisync RJE processing and spools each print job so that there is no delay in receiving the data.

Serial

Supports up to 19.2 KB RS232 using XON/XOFF or DTR.

Output Print Options

  1. Direct connect LPT1 from the udk2pcl Print Converter to the Centronics Parallel Input port of the printer. This is the most common connection used.
  2. Redirect LPT1 to any LAN printer. The user may install a LAN card and software into a udk2pcl Print Converter with a hard drive. Then the PCL5 output that normally prints from LPT1 is redirected to a printer on the LAN. This approach has been used to save the cost of moving a 3270 coax line to the new printer.