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IBM Expands Enterprise Output Solutions

Tuesday, October 28, 2003

Press release from the issuing company

BOULDER, Colo., October 26, 2003. . . IBM today introduced new and enhanced high-function, cut-sheet printers with multifunction capability. The newest offerings in IBM’s portfolio of Enterprise Output Solutions extend the cut-sheet printer family to offer print speeds that range from 60 up to 110 pages-per-minute (ppm). The Infoprint family of multifunction production printers effectively combines true data center-centric controller with copier capabilities, providing more choices to better meet the needs of data centers and distributed print environments. New printers announced today include the Infoprint 2090ES, Infoprint 2105ES, Infoprint 2060ES and Infoprint 2075ES. These printers offer 1200 dpi print quality and support IBM Intelligent Printer Datastream (IPDS), as well as PCL, PostScript and PDF datastreams, making them ideal for IBM eServer iSeries and zSeries environments without sacrificing compatibility with other systems. They support multiple connectivity options, including wireless Ethernet, and can be configured with a variety of finishing options, such as stapling and saddle-stitch booklet maker. The IBM controller—in conjunction with other IBM software products and optional features—offers advanced functions including Web pages; e-mail printing and notification; send and save capability; Network Printer Manager (NPM); scan to e-mail, server or fax[1]; archive to Document Server, network status page; and a downloadable accounting log. “The new cut-sheet family of production printers offers powerful mid-range solutions that broaden the choices for our customers, helping them gain a competitive edge,” said David Myers, worldwide production segment executive, IBM Printing Systems. “Our previous cut-sheet models have successfully captured the attention of the market with their functional capabilities that provide greater throughput and reliability at lower costs. The extensive features of the new products and the enhancements to the IBM controllers enable our customers to produce consistent content from a variety of datastreams, including XML job tickets, making this new set of products one of the strongest cut-sheet family solutions in the market.” Next Generation Cut-sheet Multifunction Production Systems The Infoprint 2090ES and Infoprint 2105ES operate at speeds up to 90 ppm and up to 105 ppm respectively. These new models, which replace the Infoprint 2085 and 2105, include enhancements that focus on increased flexibility with a booklet maker/interposer, convergence of reprographic and data center capabilities, and an increased duty cycle on the 2105ES. Based on new configurations and bundling, customers can save up to $10,000 on these new models. Infoprint 2090ES and Infoprint 2105ES features include: • Large paper input capacity of 3,000 sheets in three trays standard • Optional high-capacity feeder • 100 Staple or booklet finisher for the Infoprint 2090ES • 100 Staple finisher for the Infoprint 2105ES • 2/3, 2/4, or 4 hole switchable hole punch options • 80 ipm integrated scanner • Standard copying convenience functions • Direct submission of XML-based JDF (Job Definition Format) Job Tickets • Tray/Media profile capability in the printer for easy reconfiguration • Networked scanner with scan to email/server/fax • Custom paper sizes and custom media names The Infoprint 2060ES and Infoprint 2075ES operate at speeds up to 60 ppm and up to 75 ppm respectively. Designed as full-function, cost-effective multifunction solutions, the Infoprint 2060ES and Infoprint 2075ES can help increase productivity while reducing the total cost of printing. The combination of a base maintenance plan option with a cost-effective monthly fee and click charges[2] that include toner, presents attractive overall operating costs—making the Infoprint 2060ES and Infoprint 2075ES highly affordable products. Infoprint 2060ES and Infoprint 2075ES features include: • Large paper input capacity of 4,100 sheets in three trays standard • Optional high-capacity tray • 50 staple finisher, 100 staple finisher or booklet finisher options • 2/3, 2/4, or 4 hole switchable hole punch options • 60 ipm/75 ipm integrated scanner • Standard copying convenience functions • Direct submission of XML-based JDF (Job Definition Format) Job Tickets • Tray/Media profile capability in the printer for easy reconfiguration • Networked scanner with scan to e-mail/server/fax • Custom paper sizes and custom media names Tools for Cost Effective Customer Communication IBM also announced that it will be a reseller of Elixir DesignPro Tools for AFP, document design tools that address the productivity requirements for document owners who create and maintain documents that use Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) architecture. Ideal for businesses producing a high volume of statements, invoices, utility bills and other documents where the quality, ease of creation and maintenance of the document are important, DesignPro Tools for AFP offers an easy-to-use, graphical environment for creating and modifying AFP resource objects. The DesignPro Tools for AFP benefits allow users to: • Leverage existing PC application skills in the design of AFP applications • Leverage investment in an AFP solution • Respond quickly to changing needs of the business and customers for business communication • Use the same set of tools for both AFP and Xerox application and resources, and even save electronic forms as PCL, PostScript, or PDF files Pricing and Availability The Infoprint 2090ES and 2105ES will have a U.S. list price that starts at $41,000 and $50,000, respectively, with availability beginning in the U.S. on November 21, 2003. The Infoprint 2060ES and 2075ES will have a U.S. list price that starts at $22,000 and $28,000, respectively with availability beginning in the U.S. on November 21, 2003. DesignPro Tools for AFP will have a starting U.S. list price of $29,900 with availability beginning in the U.S. on October 28, 2003.

 

 

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