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American Printware’s HostServe is a Windows based document
delivery and interconnectivity system capable of transforming
legacy data streams (SNA Character
String, LCDS DJDE/Metacode, XES, AFP, IPDS, Xerox VIPP™,
Line Printer, PCL, PostScript, PDF, TIFF, JPEG, DOC, RTF,
HTML, EMF) into an array of modern output formats (PCL, PostScript,
PDF, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, HTML, XML, ASCII or Database) and offers the user great freedom in
the delivery and formatting of vital business information.
Users can view, edit/repurpose, index, sort, print, and
archive documents—regardless of origination—anywhere, at
any time using a wide variety of printers, viewers, archival,
content management or document management systems.
APWI HostServe flexibility allows the user to meet their
needs quickly and efficiently. Whether you have gigabytes
of host-stored information that requires rapid distribution
to hundreds of branch offices, many different customers,
in several formats, across thousands of miles, or require
a solution that supports printing host documents to centralized
printers, or need to automate Web distribution of documents,
HostServe meets your needs.
HostServe Operating Environment:
HostServe operates on Windows XP
and above and it
presents a printer, document or data base interface to the
application program. It accepts the incoming documents, processes
the data (adding resources where applicable, reformatting
and sorting documents as it goes), and directs the output to the designated
HostServe connects data sources to data sinks:
HostServe supports SNA, RJE/NJE, Serial, Disk Transfer or
TCP/IP connection to your mainframe, AS/400, UNIX host,
or network. The physical connection can be BUS/TAG input
or output, ESCON, Ethernet, SCSI or IDE, Twinax, Token Ring,
FTP Client or Serial. The type of connection used depends
entirely on your needs. HostServe’s integrated communication
solutions allow tremendous flexibility even supporting multiple
communication protocols in a single installation. This allows
drop-in solution to your document translation and reformatting
Anything in and anything out!
HostServe accepts a wide variety of PDLs as input data.
It translates, cleans, separates, combines, enhances appearance,
indexes (when appropriate) data, and delivers the information.
Supported output data types are shown in the following table.
HostServe™ is universally beneficial for all mainframe
and network environments because it combines document creation,
integrated connectivity, printer emulations, print queue
management, intelligent printer drivers, and PDF indexing
tools. It becomes a drop-in solution to the enterprise’s
document translation and reformatting need.