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Qualitylogic Introduces Its PPML Comprehensive Functional Test Suite

Press release from the issuing company

MOORPARK, CA – APRIL 16, 2007 – QualityLogic introduced its PPML Comprehensive Functional Test Suite (CFTS) today. PPML (Personalized Print Markup Language) is a variable data markup language developed by PODi, an industry initiative that promotes interoperability standards and has hundreds of member companies. PPML provides an efficient means to send complex variable print jobs with high graphical content to digital print workflows. PPML provides a mechanism for defining reusable objects that can be cached in the consumer and then referenced by each page in a variable print job. This facility has the potential to dramatically reduce the time it takes to transmit and print jobs that could contain millions of pages. PODi has developed a test suite for PPML version 2.1 and 2.2, including about 160 test cases, that companies can use to obtain PPML certification. QualityLogic's PPML CFTS includes about 400 test cases, and complements and expands on the PODi Test Suite by offering greater coverage and in-depth penetration of PPML commands. The PPML CFTS includes PPML page mark up tests, GA conformance level 2 tests, and error condition tests. "The PPML Comprehensive Functional Test Suite supports our goal to expand our services to the industry,” said James Mater, QualityLogic president and CEO. "PPML CFTS is a significant extension of the PODi test suite. Of the 160 test cases PODi offers, only 30 overlap with our test suite. We recommend that our customers use both the PODi test suite and our CFTS. The PODi test suite can be used for initial PPML testing. Then PPML CFTS can be used for in-depth and wider coverage testing that mirrors the likely experience of real-world PPML consumers.” "PODi's mission for PPML is to provide the interoperability and performance that end users want and need,” said Jim Mekis, PODi's Director of Technology. "QualityLogic's PPML Comprehensive Functional Test Suite benefits the industry standard and the market as a whole. It adds significant value to the test suite we provide and will help us tremendously in achieving our interoperability goal.” For more information about QualityLogic's PPML Comprehensive Functional Test visit http://www.qualitylogic.com/ppml/ppml_cfts.html. Information about QualityLogic is at www.qualitylogic.com, or call 800-436-6292, ext. 35 or 805-531-9030, ext. 35. Information about PODi is at www.podi.org.