Solimar Systems Inc. has released a new version of iCONVERT that is compatible with Windows 7 Professional, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Ultimate, and Windows Server 2008. iCONVERT is a powerful transform engine technology that emulates IPDS printers commonly used in mainframe and midrange environments and dynamically generates PostScript, PCL, PDF and TIFF data to support printers and archiving systems that do not natively support AFP applications.
This version of iCONVERT also extends printer-monitoring capabilities for SNMP enabled devices. Organizations can improve operational efficiencies and reduce administration and support costs by using iCONVERT's centralized processing model. For example, companies that use legacy IPDS cards in distributed printers, or that use dedicated printers to support specific application output, can save money by using a centralized iCONVERT system to convert IPDS print data and dynamically route the output to PCL and PostScript printers throughout the enterprise. This capability provides organizations with vendor independence when selecting printers for their environment.
System administrators will benefit from expanded event notification support in iCONVERT. The service can email administrators when problems occur and can provide information on specific IPDS NACK events.
iCONVERT 9.8 also offers enhancements for PDF output. These enhancements provide additional flexibility for clients using the PDF content for archiving. Users can specify if they want blank back pages to be included in the output. They can also tune the appearance of grey shading to satisfy particular presentation objectives. "Leveraging iCONVERT's ability to produce hardcopy and electronic output from IPDS print data is a benefit that many companies use since they can support multiple lines of business requirements from a single centralized solution," said Mary Ann Rowan, Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Solimar.
"iCONVERT 9.8 demonstrates Solimar's continued commitment to deliver powerful output management solutions to its customers worldwide," added Rowan. "This latest version will help our clients manage their evolving IT infrastructure and information delivery needs."