Product Guide
Network Printing and Scanning Solutions
Welcome to the guide for
Axis network printing and
scanning solutions
We developed this guide to help you
navigate the portfolio of network
World leadership
print servers and document servers
Axis is the leading independent provider of network
print servers and the world market leader in network
video products. We have been developing network
connectivity solutions since 1984 and network video
solutions since 1996. With over 3 million networking
products and more than 500,000 professional network
video products installed, Axis has the experience to
meet your company‘s needs. It is this experience,
combined with our cutting-edge technology that
makes Axis the partner of choice when it comes to
network printing and network video.
offered by Axis. If you are looking for
comprehensive product specifications,
or information about our solutions and
customer cases, please go to our web
site www.axis.com or contact your local
Product portfolio
Axis office.
Axis provides solutions for network printing and
scanning solutions and also specializes in professional
network video solutions for remote monitoring, security
surveillance and broadcasting.
Our range of products includes network print servers,
network document servers, network cameras, video
servers, network video decoders, and video management
software.
Technology leadership
The core of the company's product offering is its
in-house developed IP-based technology platform,
which allows Axis to quickly and cost-effectively adapt
its market offering to new applications and product
areas. The technology enables easy installation and
provides compact and powerful solutions that enable
equipment to be securely and rapidly connected to
virtually any wired or wireless network.
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NETWORK PRINTING
Professional
Host-to-LAN
Software Tools
Small Office
Network Print Servers
Intelligent printer connectivity for any printing need
Axis provides a range of print servers to meet your specific
printing needs. With over 20 years of networking excellence
and a complete family of wired and wireless printing solutions,
Axis network print servers deliver the intelligence and open
connectivity for sharing any printer over any network. From
small offices and local networks to large organizations and
enterprise networks, Axis offers proven and reliable network
printing solutions for every need.
COMMON FEATURES
BENEFITS
› Compatibility with all printer brands on the market
› Simultaneous
multiprotocol support for printer sharing
across many different platforms
› Web-based management
› Client software for ease of installation
› The
most complete range of reliable, scalable print
solutions for small offices to large enterprises
› Intelligent
and open connectivity for any printer*,
anywhere
› Ease of use: simple access to printer resources for everyone
› Uniform network management for greater control
› Flexibility
SYSTEM OVERVIEW
Windows, Mac, Netware, and Unix Workstations
Axis Network
Print Server
802.11g
Access Point
A network print server is a dedicated server that connects a printer
directly to a network. It enables users to print independently of the
file server or a dedicated PC.
servers use radio technology such as IEEE 802.11b/g wireless
technology. This means there is no need for cables, connectors or
other networking hardware.
A wireless print server connects a printer to a wireless network and
enables users to print wirelessly from portable devices such as mobile
phones, laptops, PDAs and digital cameras. Axis wireless print
Proven and reliable with over 3 million printers networked with Axis
print servers worldwide, Axis helps you network any popular printer*
brand and type.
* Host based printers such as GDI, CAPT and PPA are not supported
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NETWORK PRINTING
Professional
Small Office
Host-to-LAN
Software Tools
PROFESSIONAL PRINT SERVERS
SMALL OFFICE PRINT SERVERS
High performance print servers that
make your daily work easier
Sharing printers has never been easier
Axis' professional print servers are specially designed to network printers in
complex and demanding environments. All models combine high flexibility,
stability, broad protocol support and extensive management possibilities. In
addition, ease of use is emphasized with multi-language support, Bonjour
support and a new automated network printer installation tool for Windows.
High performance, multi-unit management and secure administration makes
these print servers the natural choice for professional use in any business,
from small companies to large enterprises.
Axis' small office print servers, focused on ease of use, are specially designed
for the needs of small and home offices. These print servers have inherited the
well-known quality, performance and stability of the professional print server
family - without the extensive flexibility, protocol support and management
capabilities, which are not needed in small networks. In addition, ease of
use is emphasized with multi-language support, Bonjour support and a new
automated network printer installation tool for Windows.
AXIS 5400+
AXIS OfficeBasic
Single parallel port pocket print server.
USB and parallel pocket print server.
› 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet
› Connects to the USB or parallel port of
› 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet
› Plugs directly into the parallel port of
any printer*
any printer*
AXIS OfficeBasic
USB Wireless G
AXIS 5550
Future-proof print server supporting both
parallel and USB printers.
Secure printing in wireless networks.
› Support WEP, WPA and WPA2 security
› Support for Windows and Mac OS
› Multilanguage support
› USB 2.0 connectivity with free USB cable
› Wireless IEEE 802.11b/g
› Automatic print server discovery and configuration,
›10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet
› Print to USB and parallel printers*
simultaneously
using included software and Apple Bonjour
AXIS 5600+
Multiport print server for efficient
printer sharing.
AXIS 1650
(1)
Pocket print server for Canon printers.
› 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet
› Print to 2 parallel and 1 serial printers*
› Support for Canon printers and multi-
simultaneously
functional products: including support for
the host-based printing methods CAPT,
Canon Advanced Raster Printing System and
other printer types, such as Canon BubbleJet
10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet
Print to USB or parallel printers
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(1) In North America: ask your local office for availability
HOST-TO-LAN PRINT SERVER
Print from IBM host systems via any port to any printer*
AXIS 5570e
Axis’ Host-to-LAN print server is an extension of our "professional" offering,
including all the extensive functionalities of this print server family. In
addition, it converts IBM print data streams (IPDS to PostScript or PCL, and
SCS to PCL and Matrix) and supports IBM protocols (SNA, TN3270E and
TN5250E). This reliable, high-performance print server makes it possible
to use virtually any printer with your IBM Mainframe or AS/400 system without loading it with heavy conversion jobs.
Future-proof pocket print server supporting both
parallel and USB printers.
› 10BaseT/100BaseTX Ethernet
› Print to USB and parallel printers*
simultaneously
› Available in two versions: 'TCP/IP' for SCS
conversion and 'IPDS SNA' adding IPDS
conversion and SNA support
* Host based printers such as GDI, CAPT and PPA are not supported
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NETWORK PRINTING
Professional
Host-to-LAN
Small Office
Software Tools
TOOLS FOR INSTALLATION, MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION OF PRINT SERVERS
AXIS ThinWizard
AXIS AddPrinter
AXIS ThinWizard is a powerful and comprehensive web-based
management tool for central administration of multiple print servers
with:
AXIS AddPrinter is designed to help customers who need an easy network
printer installation process. Its intuitive installation path saves time
and effort to all levels of users, providing printer discovery, installation
guidance and simple troubleshooting. AXIS AddPrinter also provides easy
access to the print server’s web interface for management purposes.
› Single screen management for all professional and Host-to-LAN print servers
› Automatic print server discovery and IP address assignment
› Configuration wizard for multi-unit parameter management
› Simultaneous editing of print server parameters, allowing copying
› Easy step-by-step wizard for network printer discovery and IP address
assignment
› Automatic printer driver discovery*
› No additional software is installed on your PC; AXIS AddPrinter simply
configurations between single or multiple servers
› Flexible grouping for viewing/managing many print servers as single entities
› Possibility to assign descriptive names and physical location
› Printer status monitoring, e.g. "Out of paper" and "Toner low"
› Upgrade wizard for multi-unit firmware upgrades, and finding the latest
adds a standard Windows printer object
› AXIS AddPrinter is distributed on a CD with all Axis print servers
› Support for Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 over
TCP/IP
› Available languages include English, French, German, Italian, Japanese
release
› Integrated seamless print server management both for individual units
and Spanish
and entire installation
* The correct printer driver comes with your Operating System or printer manufacturer’s CD
Printer
Windows PCs with AXIS AddPrinter
Network
Administrator
Ethernet Network
Axis Network Print Server
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Server
with
AXIS
ThinWizard
NETWORK SCAN SOLUTIONS
Document Servers
Network Document Servers
Instant digitized document distribution over IP networks
Axis network document servers are the ideal solution for
instant digitized document distribution over IP networks.
Faster, cheaper and safer than fax, traditional mail and
overnight courier, they give users the ability to turn paper
documents into digital format. Documents can then be sent
anywhere across networks - instantly. You reduce the cost of
paper, streamline and speed up distribution, and make every
important document available to everyone who needs it, in a
secure way, using one common platform - e-mail.
COMMON FEATURES
BENEFITS
› Supporting
scanner devices from leading manufacturers
such as Canon, Epson, Fujitsu and HP
› Direct
connection to Ethernet/Fast Ethernet networks;
no PC needed; works on all TCP/IP platforms
› Communicates
using existing Internet connection,
not expensive phone lines
› Sends
documents directly to the recipient's e-mail Inbox,
without delay
› Easier,
faster and cheaper than traditional
distribution methods
› Integrates
easily with document management
and archiving systems
› Cost-effective
› Supports
better image quality than a fax and is not
limited to black and white
AXIS 70U
AXIS 7000
The AXIS 70U Network Document
Server is the easy solution for digitized
document distribution over IP networks.
The AXIS 7000 Network Document
Server is the ideal solution for versatile
document management over IP networks.
› Connects popular office scanners
› Connects and networks a broad range
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› Supports any paper format
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up to 15 ppm
Supports standard paper formats
(depending on scanner capabilities)
Standard image formats such as PDF, TIFF,
JPEG and PCL
Sends documents to e-mail addresses,
file servers, printers, URLs or the Web
Easily integrates with applications using XML
Sends delivery confirmations via e-mail
of office and production scanners
(up to A3/11x17")
› Standard image formats such as PDF, TIFF,
JPEG and PCL
› Sends documents to e-mail addresses,
file servers, printers, URLs or the Web
› Easily integrates with applications using XML
› Sends delivery confirmations via e-mail
SYSTEM OVERVIEW
Send to web
Axis network document servers enable users to
send scanned documents (such as sketches and
contracts) instantly over the network to e-mail
addresses, file servers, printers, URLs and the web.
Easy to install and use, Axis network document
servers provide a faster, cheaper and safer method
of distributing documents than by fax, traditional
mail or courier.
Database integration
Send to file
Scanner
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TECHNICAL OVERVIEW OF NETWORK PRINT SERVERS
Small Office Print Servers
Professional Print Servers
Product
Printer ports(1)
Network
AXIS 5400+ AXIS 5550 AXIS 5600+
1 Parallel
10/100BaseT
2 Parallel
1 Serial
1 Parallel
1 USB
10/100BaseT 10/100BaseT
AXIS
AXIS
OfficeBasic AXIS 1650
USB Wireless G
OfficeBasic
1 Parallel
1 USB
1 USB
1 Parallel
1 USB
10/100BaseT
W-Lan
802.11g
Small
networks
10/100BaseT
Management
Enterprise
Enterprise
Enterprise
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TCP/IP
AXIS 5570e
IPDS SNA
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1 USB
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IBM formats
SCS,
3270DS
SCS, 3270DS,
IPDS
Warranty
3 years
3 years
1 year
1 year
1 year
(1) USB is full speed (v1.1 compatible with v2.0)
IBM protocols
(2) Future firmware upgrades are free
(3) English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Japanese
(4) Windows NT, WFW, 95, 98, Me, 2000, XP, 2003
(5) Apple EtherTalk and TCP/IP based printing in MacOS X 10.x and MacOS 7,8,9
(6) NetWare 3.12, 4.10, 4.2, 5.X, 6.X and above. Supports bindery and NDS mode. Supports user
messages. NDPS supported over IP and IPX. Support for iPrint using both LPR and IPP
protocols. Print Methods: NDPS, (IP/IPX), PSERVER (IP/IPX) RPRINTER/NPRINTER, iPrint (LPR/IPP)
MANAGEMENT
› Small networks: Windows Installation Tool + Web management + Safe firmware upgrade + Automatic IP setting
› Large networks: All above + AXIS ThinWizard multi-unit administration + SNMP v1 Management
› Enterprise: All above + E-mail notification + SNMP v3 Secure Management + Manual/Automatic Network speed
+ HTTPS secure web management
SECURITY
› Basic: Password protected administration
› Extensive: All above + Netware Packet Signature + Secure admin HTTPS + SNMP v3 Secure Management + TCP
Printing Restriction
TECHNICAL OVERVIEW OF NETWORK DOCUMENT SERVERS
Model
Recommended usage
Document
Integration
distribution
with
and archiving applications
and
databases
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Supported devices
Functions and features
Distribution methods
NT (2000)
Profiles
Optional Office
Network:
Authentification
10/100 Ethernet keyboard scanners
Mini-DIN
USB
Send-to
TIFF, JPEG, Duplex
B/W
LDAP Address book
Connector:
1.1, 2.0
PCL, PDF
grayscale
RJ45
XML support
color
File/URL/Print,
E-mail
Scanner
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About Axis
Axis increases the value of network solutions.
The company is an innovative market leader in
network video and print servers. Axis' products
and solutions are focused on applications such
as security surveillance, remote monitoring and
document management. The products are based
on in-house developed chip technology, which is
also sold to third parties.
Axis was founded in 1984 and is listed on the
Stockholmsbörsen (XSSE: AXIS) Attract 40-list.
Axis operates globally with offices in 16 countries
and in cooperation with distributors, system
integrators and OEM partners in 70 countries.
Markets outside Sweden account for more than
95% of sales. Information about Axis can be
found at www.axis.com
www.axis.com
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