The Mainframe Printing capabilities of HostSeve
allow legacy mainframe printing languages such as
XES, LCDS/DJDE format metacode, Xerox
and IPDS to be converted to other languages
for document distribution. Documents that need to
be printed on network printers, sent to a content
management system or imaging system, delivered via
fax server or e-mail system can be handled easily
Line Conditioned Data Streams (LCDS) and Dynamic
Job Descriptor Entry (DJDE) are production printer
languages developed by Xerox Corporation primarily
to map data to forms. It combines print data stream
specification, variable data printing and forms
development. The output is targeted at Xerox laser
printers. Resources, including forms, fonts, graphics
and logos were developed with a variety of tools
provided by many different companies. These were
stored at the printer. When the print data stream
was sent from the host to the printer, commands
in the data stream referenced resources stored at
the printer. The printers were generally directly
connected to the host computer usually via Channel.
takes LCDS printers data to any network printer,
e-mail, fax server, or content management system.
LCDS DJDE Format Metacode print streams either contain
or allow the following:
- Description of the input (type, format, characteristics)
- Definition of processing functions (logical
Description of the output (type, format, font selection,
primary color selection, accounting options)
Unfortunately, LCDS printers and DJDE format metacode
printers are expensive and difficult to maintain.
HostServe™ allows mainframe document programmers
to use a language with which they are familiar and
allows existing applications to continue to print
without modification while allowing you to print
these jobs on more modern and less expensive printers
and, perhaps more importantly, to distribute and
archive documents electronically rather than in
printed form. HostServe™ fully supports all LCDS
DJDE Format Metacode commands as well as all JSL
Xerox developed "Xerox Escape Sequence"
(XES) as a departmental printer language. It allowed
extensive document formatting include full facilities
for forms, fonts, signatures, and logos and was
supported on lower cost Xerox departmental printers.
HostServe" contains full emulation for XES printers
allowing you to render any XES formatted document
on virtually any printer or to publish it electronically.
HostServe is APWI’s next generation suite of robust,
flexible document delivery solutions for production
printing, viewing, and archiving environments.
It saves time, effort, and money. It offers great
freedom in the delivery and formatting of vital
business information. HostServe’s document delivery
and interconnectivity system is capable of transforming
data streams from mainframe, network, and the web
(LCDS DJDE/Metacode, XES, Xerox VIPP™,
AFP, IPDS, PCL, PostScript, TIFF, DOC, RTF and PDF)
into an array of output formats (PCL, PostScript,
TIFF, PDF, XML, HTML, EMF or ASCII).
Now HostServe will allow you to maintain those
changes to XES forms easily and quickly by adding
a new form, changing a logo or signature, importing
new fonts and remapping the data with the use of
a simple to use GUI. Move beyond conversion and
to next level of document generation.