Group Logic Releases First IP Print Capability for Networked Mac Users
Press release from the issuing company
Arlington, VA - January 31, 2001 - Group Logic, Inc., the leading vendor of network workflow software and services to the print media industry, announced today that it has released version 2.0 of its ExtremeZ-IP® file and print server software to general availability. ExtremeZ-IP 2.0 includes an optional IP Print Support™ feature that allows the Internet Protocol (IP) to be used for all network activity.
A breakthrough for organizations that use the Apple® Macintosh®, IP Print Support is the first product that can eliminate the need for the AppleTalk® protocol, offering unprecedented network performance, time savings, and productivity gains for graphic design, prepress, commercial printing, and other print media organizations. IP Print Support provides a comprehensive, exportable log of all print job results, errors, and other critical data, enabling users to document costs, savings opportunities, and equipment needs.
IP Print Support was demonstrated as a prototype in August 2000 at the Seybold Seminars conference in San Francisco and has since completed successful beta testing. Results include faster transfer of print jobs, improved ease of use in configuring printers from Macintosh workstations, and a wide choice of output devices, including OPI and RIP servers.
"Group Logic's IP Print Support is great," said Garin Frost of Vermont Litho, Inc. "The product delivers on its promise of increasing our productivity."
"Now that customers have been successful in achieving faster, easier, more cost-effective LAN-based printing using our new IP printing technology, we are delighted to release this unique product to the market," said Reid Lewis, President and a founder of Group Logic. "For the first time, organizations that produce much of their work on the Mac can save money and improve productivity, user satisfaction, and customer service by taking advantage of the superior speed, ease of use, and efficiency of IP printing."
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