Parallel to Ethernet Print Server

The SX-2933 is a powerful single-port Ethernet print server. It is designed for Enterprise Printer Connectivity environments, but is also a cost-effective solution for SMB (Small Medium Business) and SOHO (Small Office Home Office) applications.

Top Features:

  • Support for all major operating systems and network printing protocols with flexible configuration capabilities
  • Comprehensive printer management, including bulk configuration and compatibility with leading network management systems
  • Extensive security capabilities with 802.1X, encrypted printing, and access control lists
  • Text-to-PostScript conversion on a per-service basis 


The SX-2933 (formerly PocketPro 100S) multiprotocol print server is ideal for connecting any parallel printer to a 10baseT/100baseTX network. It is designed for Enterprise Printer Connectivity environments, but is also a cost-effective solution for SMB (Small Medium Business) and SOHO (Small Office Home Office) applications. The SX-2933 is very easy to use, and is suitable for any application that requires reliability, performance, manageability and great support. It provides flexible printer placement and it works with all popular computers and network operating systems. The SX-2933 is based on field-proven Silex print server technology that is used at major customer sites throughout the world.

Features and Benefits:

The SX-2933 network printing protocols and features include: 

  • TCP/IP and Windows
  • AppleTalk/EtherTalk mode 
  • NetWare mode
  • LAT mode
  • Integration With Your Printer Management Strategy
  • Industry-Leading Security
  • Superior Performance
  • Compact package connects directly to most parallel printers without the need for a cable
  • LEDs to indicate power-on, link, activity
  • lpd-Plus virtual printer capability (allows complex user- defined setup and reset strings configurable on a per-service basis) 
  • Text-to-PostScript conversion on a per-service basis 
  • Programmable character string conversion 
  • Communications Protocol or can be forced into binary mode)
  • On-line HELP
  • Sophisticated diagnostics, including protocol trace capability and crash dump
  • Flash memory allows for easy upgrades via TCP/IP Windows Update Utility, XAdmin, tftp master or slave mode, BOOTP, NetWare, and DEC MOP

Dimensions: 8.6 x 6.5 x 2.9 cm (3.4 x 2.6 x 1.1 inches)

Input Power: 350mA@5VDC (from included AC adapter)

I/O: IEEE P1284 bidirectional Centronics-compatible parallel with ECP support

Network Port: 10baseT/100baseTX Auto-Sensing Ethernet

Operating Temperature: 0° to 50° C

Storage Temperature: -20° to 60° C

Maximum Temperature Change Per Hour: 20° C

Altitude: 3.1km (operating); 9km (storage)

Operating Humidity: 10% to 90% non-condensing (40% to 60% recommended)

Storage Humidity: 10% to 90%

Management: Silex ExtendView utility (Windows, UNIX, NetWare/NDS); HP JetAdmin and WebJetAdmin; Silex XAdmin web browser utility; Silex NetworkAlert; TELNET; Novell ManageWise, SNMP

Operating System Support: Windows 95,98, NT, 2000, XP, Vista; Mac OS 8.x, 9.x, OS X; most UNIX systems, including Solaris, HP/UX, AIX, and SCO; Linux; OpenVMS; OS/400; other TCP/IP-based operating systems

Network Protocols: TCP/IP, IPX/SPX, AppleTalk, NetBIOS/NetBEUI, DLC/LLC, LAT

Printing Protocols: lpr/lpd, Raw TCP (Port 9100), FTP, IPP, NetWare Print Server, Remote Printer and NDPS (with HP or Novell NDPS gateway), Apple Printer Access Protocol

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