Print Services Facility™ for z/OS® (PSF for z/OS)
is an IBM licensed printer-driver subsystem that manages and controls data transmitted to Advanced Function Presentation
PSF enables: automated print processes, system management of print files, attributes, and
resources, as well as page-level error recovery, accounting, extensive diagnostics, and
print process statistics. PSF sophistication, resilience, and diagnostics are unmatched by
other print management systems.
AFP is an industry standard architecture as defined the multi-vendor AFP Consortium.
Infoprint Server for z/OS
Infoprint® Server for z/OS and IBM transforms products can provide an end-to-end print solution designed
for e-business and enterprise-wide information delivery.
Infoprint Server for z/OS is an optional, separately priced feature of z/OS.
Infoprint Server for z/OS manages your distributed print environment on System z.
Infoprint Server for z/OS can manage your z/OS and consolidate network and production printing.
With PSF, consolidation can be achieved on a single, scalable, reliable, fully
integrated System z server, helping to reduce costs.
Management is made possible through a Web-based GUI.
New Support: Windows VISTA support is added to the
Infoprint Server Port Monitor function
This new function provides users with the ability to submit print jobs using the
Infoprint Port Monitor from a Windows Vista system or a Windows Server 2008 system.
Infoprint Server Transforms for z/OS
Infoprint Server Transforms for z/OS convert from AFP to PCL, PostScript and PDF, and
from PCL, PostScript, PDF and SAP to AFP.
These separately priced Transforms:
- Provide flexibility for ease of tailoring to your business needs
- Leverage AFP production applications by printing them on PCL or
PostScript printers on enterprise networks
- Leverage reliable, high-speed AFP printers to consolidate PCL, PostScript
and PDF application output on z/OS and deliver output at a lower cost per page
- Re-purpose AFP applications by converting them to PDF for delivery as e-mail,
or on a Web site or portal, thus reducing print output costs
Page Printer Formatting Aid (PPFA)
Save the time and expense of changing application programs, use PPFA to
turn unformatted or simply formatted EBCDIC or ASCII line data into
versatile, AFP electronic documents. Where more flexible, dynamic
documents are required, advanced PPFA formatting capabilities and
special page layout functions for XML data can be used.
Overlay Generation Language (OGL)
electronic forms to replace pre-printed forms, and enhance information
layout and readability using a simple command language designed for use
Infoprint Fonts products contains the AFP outline versions of the IBM
Expanded Core Fonts. Infoprint for z/OS Fonts and Infoprint Fonts for
Multiplatforms are available as separate products. In addition to AFP
outline fonts, Infoprint Fonts for Multiplatforms has these optional
features: WorldType Fonts for AFP Print Servers and a Font Installer
for AFP Systems, Type Transformer and Utilities for creating new fonts
or making changes to existing ones, and the FontLab utility for
designing custom fonts using Type 1 or Truetype outlines. Note that
Infoprint Fonts for z/OS does not contain WorldType Fonts for AFP Print
AFP Font Collection for S/390
the readability of your documents and help make them clear, organized
and accessible. The IBM AFP Font Collection allows you to use
typography to control the appearance of business communications.
Infoprint XT Extender for z/OS
productivity by migrating legacy applications that contain Xerox LCDS
and metacode data to IBM AFP printers, and standardizing your printing
environment on a single datastream for easier, less costly print
Document Composition Facility (DCF)
large, complex, printed mission-critical documents using a powerful
markup language with a comprehensive range of formatting capabilities.
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