The TCPConv is available for institutions looking addthepossibility of use authenticationcard readers on printersthat do notdirectly connect thereader.
TCPConv 3 allows connecting a device with USB interface to an Ethernet network. A typical application is the extension of a network device (e.g. a network printer) by a local peripheral device.
Simply insert TCPConv 3 into the existing LAN connection of your device. In order to do so, TCPConv 3 contains 2 LAN ports, which operate as a network router.
The Primary use of TCP3 Converter is to provide an on-ramp for USB data to reach a network Server which implements Authentication and optionally a Pull Printing feature. TCP3 can be configured as a 2 port network router which is designed to be connected between a network printer and a print server. TCP3 is equipped with two USB 3.0 ports. A card reader or keypad can be connected to either or both of these two ports and can be used to send data to the authentication server. This is typically used to enable card based authentication and to release print jobs from the print server to the attached network printer.
They can be used on PaperCut in the implementation of “Fast Release” feature, also as another method of authentication for users on printers.
College and University Computer Courtyards
Media Centers and Public Libraries
Student Copy - Print Centers
Institutions with ID card for other purposes
TCP Converter 3
HOUSING ABS UL94-V0
DIMENSIONS(L X W X H) 115 mm x 95 mm x 35 mm
POWER SUPPLYExternal power supply 5 V or Internal Power over Ethernet
CURRENT CONSUMPTION Max. 3 A depending on external load
TEMPERATURE RANGE Operating: 0°C to +45°C (32°F to 113°F) Storage: -40°C up to +85°C (-40°F up to + 185°F)
RELATIVE HUMIDITY10% to 90% non-condensing
NETWORK 10 Mbit/s, 100 Mbit/s, 1000 Mbit/s converter to Host or converter to Device
500 Mbit/s between Host & Device, upgradable to 1.2Gbits/s at additional cost
Host: DHCP, Static IP, Device: DHCP, Static IP
MODES OF OPERATIONTCP Server: Device is connected by a TCP client. TCP Client: Device connects automatically to a specified TCP server. Connection may be triggered by incoming flow of data on either USB port. For additional security the connection can be optionally SSL encrypted. Data can be sent via UDP or HTTPS via JSON.
LAN COMMUNICATIONTCP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, IPV4, DHCP, SSL/TSL1.2, Syslog
USB Two USB 3.0 Host ports
Maximum current: 1.6 A, shared between the two USB ports
Supported devices: Elatec TWN3 or TWN4 readers/writers, many magnetic stripe readers, many optical bar code readers and PIN pads via HID keyboard or CDC
OPTICALLY ISOLATED I/O 2 optically isolated outputs and one optically isolated input traditionally used to support Foreign Device Interface or Internet of Things
CONNECTORSEthernet: 2 x RJ45, 10/100/1000BaseT. Host connector supports PoE
USB: 2 x USB-A receptacle
8 pin connector for optically isolated signals
Power: For plug 5.5 mm/2.1 mm
LED INDICATORS 4 LEDs which use multi-color to indicate Power, Ready, Busy and Status