Viacom Employs ExtremeZ-IP IP Print Support Tool for Mac Users
Press release from the issuing company
May 14, 2003 (Arlington, VA) - Group Logic, developer of best-selling network workflow software products, announced today that Viacom, a leading global media company with preeminent positions in broadcast and cable television, radio, outdoor advertising and online, has successfully employed the ExtremeZ-IP IP Print Support tool to manage the intense resource needs of its Macintosh users. The new software has improved the speed and print performance of graphic-intensive printing, while simplifying print management within the company's existing Windows-based infrastructure.
Group Logic's IP Print Support product allows Mac OS clients to print (spool) PostScript print jobs, using the TCP/IP protocol, to printers and other devices managed by Windows 2000/NT/XP servers. "Mac users have more intense resource requirements, especially in a production environment - bigger files require more storage and more bandwidth," says Russell Irwin, of IBM Global Services Macintosh Support for Viacom. "We were trying to find a way where we could have a print server that people could print jobs and if the jobs became corrupt, they could cancel them." Through ExtremeZ-IP's IP Print Support tool, Mac OS users retain access to the familiar Desktop Printers and LaserWriter drivers, while gaining the added speed and efficiencies of TCP/IP.
Since implementing the IP Print Support tool, Viacom has seen significant improvements in the speed and performance of its print services for Mac users. "We've had no problems," says Irwin. "The value in this solution is in performance and IP connectivity. It's easy to use, and twice as fast."
In addition to the IP Print Support component, Group Logic's ExtremeZ-IP product is built on file server software that provides faster, easier connections between Macintosh computers and Windows NT/2000/XP using the TCP/IP Protocol. Optimized to take advantage of the speed of Windows 2000, ExtremeZ-IP delivers increased throughput speed and workflow productivity for mixed Macintosh and Windows computing environments.
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