Software facilitates print datastream transforming.

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Suited for heterogeneous environments requiring PDF and PostScript transform capabilities, Infoprint® Transform Manager for Linux(TM) accepts input in various data and image formats from one or more print servers and balances transform workload across multiple processors. Product integrates with Infoprint Manager for Windows(TM) and AIX® to provide transform capacity on demand. It offers scalable performance through use of multiple processors or Blade servers.



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IBM Infoprint Transform Manager Improves Print Datastream Transforming



Overview
If you are an Advanced Function Presentation(TM) (AFP(TM)) production
print customer with a heterogeneous environment who requires a
high-speed, compute-intensive PDF and PostScript transform capability, then you will be interested in Infoprint® Transform Manager for Linux(TM). Infoprint Transform Manager accepts input in various data and image formats from one or more print servers and can balance the transform workload across multiple processors. Infoprint Transform Manager can be installed on a scalable system from a two-processor zPro Intel(TM) server to an expandable powerful BladeCenter(TM).

Infoprint Transform Manager seamlessly integrates with industry-leading Infoprint Manager for Windows(TM) and AIX® to provide transform capacity on demand. Infoprint Transform Manager exploits IBM patented image technology that assures image quality for standard image formats including GIF, TIFF, and JPEG. The combination of high quality image and scalable performance for data and image conversion results in improved
workflow efficiency, helping you meet your stringent service level agreements.

Key prerequisites
o IBM Intellistation zPro with dual Xeon processors
o SUSE 9.0 Professional (i386) Linux
o IBM Infoprint Manager for AIX V4.2 or IBM Infoprint Manager for Windows V2.2

Planned availability date
December 17, 2004

At a glance
IBM Infoprint Transform Manager is a cost-effective, Linux-based
data and image transform offering that provides:
o Scalable performance through the use of multiple processors
or Blade servers for scalability (Professional Services engagement is required for Blade Server installation.)
o Single transform appliance for heterogeneous environments
o Superior image quality
o Consistent output independent of job submission platform
o Built and supported by IBM Infoprint Transform Manager
represents IBM's strategic transform solution for multiplatforms. This component technology eliminates the need for individual transforms running on each platform. This provides a solid architecture for flexible integration of additional transforms.

For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL Reference: YE001

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