InfoPrint XT

Overview

Move to an open, industry standard for production printing

Proprietary datastreams like LCDS and Metacode, along with aging Xerox printers, limit your options for managing and using information. Free up your data using InfoPrint® XT, which converts Xerox resources and commands into Advanced Function Presentation™ (AFP™) architecture. With information in an open format, you can access, use and share it easily.

 

Enhance operational efficiency and integrity

Even if you don’t have someone on staff who knows the Xerox codes, you can keep your Xerox applications. InfoPrint XT migrates information to AFP automatically, enabling you to:

  • Simplify print operations by using a single datastream for workgroup, continuous feed and cutsheet printers from any vendor.
  • Modify existing Xerox control resources with the included JSL compiler, so you can eliminate the need to keep a Xerox print device.
  • Speed up job completion because AFP resources are stored centrally on InfoPrint Manager or RICOH ProcessDirector™ servers.
  • Increase job integrity with AFP’s page-level error recovery — people don't need to track down and fix errors manually.
  • Modernize information delivery options and give recipients a choice: print, fax, mobile or online.

 

Limit yourself to one color? Not anymore.

Color helps to increase readership and response, so more is better. InfoPrint XT enhances Xerox highlight color applications so you can print them on full-color printers. You can choose solid colors, as well as shades of predefined or custom colors.

 

Install. Fine tune. You're up and running.

InfoPrint XT installs easily in any environment, but proprietary formats sometimes need a little finessing. We'll help you fine tune the solution so it's just right for you and your applications.

 

Automate more aspects of your operation

Use complementary software to increase efficiency, so you can accept more jobs. InfoPrint Manager enables you to control printers, queues and jobs located anywhere on a network, while RICOH ProcessDirector allows you to customize workflows with drag-and-drop ease and simplify compliance.

Features

Expand Windows usability   

InfoPrint XT for Windows no longer requires Microsoft Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) or Services for UNIX (SFU), so you can support newer versions like Windows Server 2012.

 

Simplify quality assurance

Generate printable/viewable samples of Advanced Function Presentation™ (AFP™) overlays that InfoPrint XT creates from Xerox FRM resources. You can do FRM/overlay proofing easily for quality assurance in environments in which resources are changing rapidly. You’ll also receive support for monochrome FRMs, Fuji Xerox IBM 3200 control codes and the LPI DJDE.

 

Prevent jobs from stopping needlessly

By controlling the return code that InfoPrint XT generates when it issues warning messages, you can prevent return codes caused by non-critical transform warning situations from stopping RICOH ProcessDirector or InfoPrint Manager jobs.

 

Match tray pull info with media types

Repurpose existing printer instructions on the fly so jobs aren’t delayed. Based on the way InfoPrint XT interprets certain numeric media types, you can match original Xerox tray pull information with media types associated with a variety of target printers.

 

Consolidate color samples in one location 

Beginning with InfoPrint XT v3.1, you can store and consolidate color samples in a single, easy-to-access location — the resource samples directory.

 

Manage resources and save time

The InfoPrint XT resource conversion program enables you to transform Xerox resources quickly and easily into the AFP format with no loss of fidelity. Accomplish these and other tasks at high speed:

  • Convert printable resources, such as FNTs, FRMs, IMGs and LGOs, to AFP fonts, overlays and page segments.
  • Produce samples of AFP overlays converted from Xerox FRMs.
  • Reformat print environment control resources, such as JDLs, CMEs, PDEs, STKs, etc., for use in datastream conversions
  • Reformat source format files, such as JSLs, FSLs, ISLs and CMDs, to readable text files
  • Support resource groups to manage Xerox resources in sets.

 

Convert datastreams easily

Streamline the ways you access and manage information in Xerox formats. The datastream converter provides both conversion and reporting functions to:

  • Read LCDS or Metacode input datastreams.
  • Access converted Xerox resources.
  • Apply DJDEs and Logical Processors to datastreams.
  • Write fully composed AFP output.
  • Write optional DJDE reports.
  • Provide job accounting information written by InfoPrint Manager or RICOH ProcessDirector.

 

Uncomplicate mainframe Xerox jobs

When you print jobs from PSF for z/OS® using the AFP Download feature of PSF, a special script allows you to easily download and print mainframe Xerox jobs using InfoPrint Manager or RICOH ProcessorDirector™.

Design

Hardware Requirements

An AIX or Windows server that is appropriately configured and running InfoPrint Manager, or an AIX or Windows server running in a RICOH ProcessDirector environment.

Software requirements for InfoPrint XT v3.1

InfoPrint XT V3.1 can run on these AIX platforms:
  • For InfoPrint XT with InfoPrint Manager:
    • AIX 5.3 ML05 or later
    • AIX 6.1
    • AIX 7.1
       
  • For InfoPrint XT with RICOH ProcessDirector:
    • AIX 6.1 TL6 with SP03, or later
    • AIX 7.1 TL00 with SP03 or later
       
  • For InfoPrint XT as a stand-alone product:
    • AIX 5.3 ML05 or later
    • AIX 6.1 TL06 with SP03, or later
    • AIX 7.1 TL00 with SP03 or later
InfoPrint XT V3.1 can run on these Windows platforms:
  • For InfoPrint XT with InfoPrint Manager:
    • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, current maintenance
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, current maintenance
       
  • For InfoPrint XT with InfoPrint Manager or RICOH ProcessDirector:
    • Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition - 64-bit, current maintenance
    • Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit or 64-bit
    • Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit or 64-bit
       
  • For InfoPrint XT as a standalone product:
    • Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 1 (SP1) or later
    • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition, current maintenance
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition, current maintenance
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition - 64-bit, current maintenance
    • Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit or 64-bit
    • Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit or 64-bit

InfoPrint XT for Windows requires the appropriate Microsoft UNIX emulation tool.

  • You must install Microsoft Windows Services for UNIX (SFU), version 3.5 if you use:
    • Windows Server 2003 Standard Edition
    • Windows XP Professional
       
  • You must install the appropriate version (X86 for 32-bit, or AMD64 for 64-bit) of Microsoft Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA) if you use:
    • Windows Server 2003 R2 Standard Edition 32-bit (X86) or 64-bit (AMD64)
    • Windows Server 2008 R2 Standard Edition 64-bit (AMD64)
    • Windows 7 Enterprise 32-bit (X86) or 64-bit (AMD64)
    • Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit (X86) or 64-bit (AMD64)

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Enjoy the rewards of using an open datastream

With Advanced Function Presentation™ (AFP™) print architecture, you don't need to change any of your original Xerox programs. What a relief, because you may not have anyone on staff who knows the code. AFP is used by thousands of companies, including some of the world's largest, and they are free to use their data any way they want. In addition, with AFP, you can:

  • Simplify print operations by using a single datastream for workgroup, continuous feed and cutsheet printers from any vendor.
  • Increase job integrity with page-level error recovery — save lots of time because people don't need to track down and fix errors.
  • Improve information mobility because you can deliver it in multiple ways to customers who are on the move.
  • Store resources on a central server after they are converted to AFP equivalents so you can speed up job completion.
Limit yourself to one color? Not anymore.

How do you respond when you see all the colors of a peacock? Right, we get it. Color gets attention, and with InfoPrint XT, you can bring lots of it into your business communications. InfoPrint XT enhances Xerox highlight color applications so you can print them on full-color AFP printers. You can choose any solid colors or shades of predefined or custom colors.

Install. Fine tune. You're good to go.

InfoPrint XT installs easily in your environment. But, as you know, proprietary formats sometimes need a little finessing to reveal their secrets. We'll help you fine tune the solution so it's just right for you and your applications.

Manage printers, queues and jobs from a single interface

InfoPrint XT plays well by itself or with others. With InfoPrint Manager, you can control printers, queues and jobs located anywhere on a network. With RICOH ProcessDirector workflow software, you can automate processes and eliminate manual touch points that drive up labor costs. Manage one or both from a single GUI. And, you can keep track of output costs because accounting information is recorded for every job.

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