Nanterre, France (PressExposure) July 10, 2011 -- IPDS Printing Solutions announces the release of a software product that allows PC users to emulate an IPDS capable printer that fully supports the IPDS protocol using your existing LaserJet, Inkjet printer, or MFP device.
Using this software emulation solution for IPDS printing, users can print reports of IBM IPDS data streams produced from a wide range of systems such as AS/400-i series IBM power- and mainframe-systems with a resolution up to 600 dpi, plus seamless emulation switching. Users also get tray and bin mapping and integrated-solution support features.
Virtual IPDS Printer, as its name indicates, is a pure software emulation solution for IPDS printing, which translates Intelligent Printer Data Stream directly into common printer languages eliminating the need for expensive investment on specialized hardware, extra software, and major reprogramming on the host side.
The Virtual IPDS Printer software installs a printer namely Virtual IPDS Printer to your printer list, and it enables fast and flexible printing from mainframe, midrange and other non-Windows host systems - such as UNIX, AIX, AS/400, IBM Power Series, System z, and Linux - to any Windows-based printers.
Easy to install and integrate, Virtual IPDS Printer simplifies cross-platform printing and central management of print jobs. With the help of IPDS to PDF (Portable Document Format) converter plug-in, users can print AFP/AFPDS/IPDS to PDF files without difficulty, thereby conserving bandwidth, and promoting fast transmission of print documents for previewing, printing and archiving.
Organizations using Virtual IPDS Printer will gain the benefits of increased efficiency, productivity and reduced cost.
Major features include,
Supports emulation of common IBM IPDS and SCS printers
Share Virtual IPDS Printer as a network printer across your organizations
Support for black-and-white printing and full color printing
Conversion of the IPDS data stream done by host resources and increases print speeds.
IPDS host printing and standard network printing is done in an Ethernet environment, eliminating the expense of a dedicated host AFP/IPDS printer
Supports Advanced Function Printing (AFP) using native IPDS protocol
Supports all AFP/IPDS Towers
Support for bar code, images, electronic forms, overlays, resource management, error recovery
Host controlled printing and page range printing
Flexible page positioning is provided without modifying the applications
Edge-to-edge printing on select printers
Using AFP/IPDS and PSF, capture fonts to hard disk or flash memory resulting in reduced network traffic over LAN, coax or twinax connections
Support duplex printing and up to five paper input sources depending on host software
Archive IPDS print jobs and spooled files as AFP document, page segment, medium overlay, and overlay from any Windows application.