Editions   North America | Europe | Magazine


Océ Partners with DocuFORM to Introduce Océ VPConvert Software

Press release from the issuing company

September 11, 2007 - CHICAGO - Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery, announces a strategic partnership with DocuFORM GmbH, a global provider of data conversion solutions. As a result of the alliance, Océ can offer customers the benefits of Océ VPconvert, software designed to help them convert Variable Data Intelligent PostScript Printware (VIPP) data formats into industry-standard Postscript language and PDF formats. With new Océ VPconvert software, customers are no longer limited to a single workflow vendor-they are free to choose workflow options independent of the origin of the data stream.
With new Océ VPconvert software, Océ extends its reputation as a leader in providing a wide range of conversion and open standard solutions that enable print providers to process virtually any data stream in all types of workflow environments-from the office to the data center to the in-house print room and commercial print shop.
The VIPP format is a- page description language and data merge application based on PostScript language and used to migrate line printer applications to PostScript output, enabling the separation of variable and static parts of printed pages to produce personalized documents. However, for years, print shops have wrestled with the challenges of manually coding VIPP commands and programming VIPP jobs for production printing and publishing applications.
Océ VPconvert software transforms native, line- and database mode VIPP print files seamlessly into PostScript and PDF formats, while maintaining all job ticket data. With this plug-and-play solution, users can directly print VIPP data streams without having to reprogram or rewrite the original VIPP application. As a result, customers who work with VIPP files no longer need to undertake expensive application redesign efforts to convert the files into another format.
"This product complements our proven range of connectivity and conversion tools for non-Océ data streams and environments," said Océ Director of Professional Services, Erik van Deurzen.
"For DocuFORM, this partnership represents a tremendous opportunity to develop new market segments by providing print professionals with a superior solution for printing VIPP applications in terms of technology and performance. I am convinced that this product and our cooperation will be well received in the market," said President and CEO of DocuFORM GmbH, Martin Denk.
Océ VPconvert software will be available in two versions. It will be offered as a standalone Microsoft Windows product for Océ midrange and high-volume cut-sheet printing systems. For very high-volume continuous-feed and high-performance cut-sheet printing systems, a Linuxversion will be offered as an add-on module that integrates seamlessly with Océ PRISMAproduction? workflow.
Océ VPconvert software for Windows is scheduled for general availability in October 2007. Océ VPconvert software as an integrated component of Océ PRISMAproduction software is scheduled for general availability in February 2008.