Software supports print-on-demand vendors.

Press Release Summary:



Infoprint® Manager for AIX® v4.2 and Infoprint Manger for Windows(TM) v2.2 allow user to manage and monitor wide variety of printers. Flexible configuration options allow printer workload balancing and document routing. Job Ticketer provides browser-based job ticket creation and submission, while Page placement facility allows precise placement of each page on paper and ability to import JDF job tickets. Both products can convert XML input to AFP and to PDF for printing.



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IBM Infoprint Manager Strengthens Support for Print-on-Demand (POD) Vendors



Overview
Infoprint® Manager for AIX® V4.2 and Infoprint Manager for
Windows(TM) V2.2 provide comprehensive print management in
diverse digital print environments. Increased flexibility and adaptability make these products more valuable.

Key enhancements in Infoprint Manager for AIX V4.2 and Infoprint
Manager for Windows V2.2 include improvements to the POD feature of both products. Most notably, the new Infoprint Job Ticketer provides browser-based job ticket creation and submission. It also includes a page placement facility that allows precise placement of each page on the paper (selected printers) and the ability to import JDF job tickets.

The POD feature of Infoprint Manager for Windows V2.2 (introduced in July 2004) includes the Halftone Management System for increased print quality and support for converting Page Printer Markup Language (PPML) to AFP(TM).

In addition to the POD feature, Infoprint Manager product
mechanisms improve error recovery time, making print operators more efficient and improving printer up-time. Both products can also now convert XML input to AFP and to PDF for printing, which is an important bridge between Web applications and the printed page.

Key prerequisites
For Infoprint Manager for AIX V4.2: An IBM eserver pSeries® system with AIX V5.1 Build level 5, or later, AIX V5.2, or AIX V5.3. Support for AIX V5.3 will be available via a PTF in 1Q05.

For Infoprint Manager for Windows V2.2: A PC running: Microsoft(TM) Windows 2000 Professional or Server with service
pack 4; Windows XP Professional with service pack 1; or Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition.

Planned availability date
December 17, 2004

At a glance
Infoprint Manager for AIX 4.2 and Infoprint Manager for Windows V2.2:
o Allow you to manage and monitor a wide variety of printers from IBM and other vendors
o Provide flexible configuration options to allow printer workload balancing and document routing
o Support various job submission methods and print datastreams
o Work with SAP installations
o Provide datastream transforms

In addition, Infoprint Manager for AIX V4.2:
o Supports external fax solutions through the Generalized Fax
capability

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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