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TCP Converter 3

The TCPConv is available for institutions looking add the possibility of use authentication card readers on printers that do not directly connect the reader.

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.

Top Functionality:

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.

Common Locations:

  • College and University Computer Courtyards
  • Media Centers and Public Libraries
  • Student Copy - Print Centers
  • Institutions with ID card for other purposes

Specifications:

TCP Converter 3
HOUSING ABS UL94-V0
 
DIMENSIONS (L X W X H) 115 mm x 95 mm x 35 mm
 
POWER SUPPLY External 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 HUMIDITY 10% 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 OPERATION TCP 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 COMMUNICATION TCP, UDP, HTTP, HTTPS, IPV4, DHCP, SSL/TSL1.2, Syslog
PROTOCOLS
 
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
 
CONNECTORS Ethernet: 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
 
MEMORY RAM: 2 Gb
Flash: 8 GB
SDHC Expansion: Up to 2TB
MTBF 500,000 hours
 
WEIGHT Approx. 270 g
 
CERTIFICATIONS RoHS-II compliant, CE, FCC1, IC1