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Group Logic Announces New Mac OS X Print Accounting Solution

Press release from the issuing company

October 18, 2004 (Arlington, VA) – Group Logic, developer of best-selling network workflow software products, today announced ExtremeZ-IP Print Accounting Add-on, a new product in its ExtremeZ-IP product line.  Available to customers later in the year, this new software works in conjunction with ExtremeZ-IP Print Server to deliver increased control over enterprise-wide printing through advanced tracking features that more accurately measure and allocate the costs associated with expensive printing resources. "The ability to track, audit and allocate costs associated with printing functions is an important part of our client's business operations," notes T. Reid Lewis, President of Group Logic.  "The ExtremeZ-IP Print Accounting Add-on helps customers easily and accurately track operational costs with customer jobs by capturing data at the point of print origin.  Through a process of account code validation, digital tracking and central database functions, customers can now measure more precisely the pages printed by project reducing paperwork and the potential loss of unbilled costs." With ExtremeZ-IP Print Accounting Add-on, users are prompted within the Mac OS X print dialog for project or cost codes prior to output. These codes are immediately validated against a centralized list before printing occurs.  Flexibility in account code and validation configurations allows customization for each print queue on a server.  Compatible with standard off-the-shelf software packages, this software is capable of exporting the log data, up to 13 fields and five account codes for each job, in tab-delimited format for import with customers’ job-management and accounting programs.    The ExtremeZ-IP 4.0 Print Accounting Add-on supports printing via TCP/IP or AppleTalk and is fully compatible with Mac OS X.  The entire 4.0 product line—which consists of ExtremeZ-IP File Server, ExtremeZ-IP Print Server, and ExtremeZ-IP Print Accounting Add-on—provides improved compatibility and stability between Macintosh clients and servers running Microsoft Windows 2003, Windows 2000, or Windows XP. These products allow customers to eliminate the legacy AppleTalk protocol from their networks while improving workflow performance and preserving ease of use. The ExtremeZ-IP Print Accounting Add-on will begin shipping later this year. A free whitepaper on the benefits of ExtremeZ-IP Print Accounting Add-on is available for download by visiting www.grouplogic.com/products/print_server/resourcesWhitePapers.cfm. Customers can purchase the Print Accounting Add-on by contacting Group Logic at [email protected] or by calling  +1.703.528.1555 / 800.476.8781.