Variable data, images and print files may need to be converted to take advantage of the secure, reliable Advanced Function Presentation™ (AFP™) architecture. InfoPrint Transform Manager automatically and transparently offloads datastreams and images to a dedicated system for transformation and returns jobs for printing. The transform software includes a Coordinator that accepts print requests; a Transform Server that converts the data using the appropriate conversion; and a web-based graphical user interface (GUI) that lets you perform many tasks, including defining which print servers and transform servers can communicate with the software.
If you depend on print servers to handle your transforms, you may be experiencing production slowdowns. Our transform software uses fast, dedicated processors to improve print production productivity, lower the total cost of print and increase device utilization.
To aid conversion speed, InfoPrint Transform Manager document converter software ensures that PDF files are compliant with the latest PDF specification. When you use AFP and Intelligent Printer Data Stream™ (IPDS™) printers and their error-recovery capabilities, you’ll improve document integrity. Complete transforms rapidly and accurately:
Extend the capabilities of InfoPrint Manager, RICOH ProcessDirector and IBM® InfoPrint Server for Z/OS® by sending jobs to InfoPrint Transform Manager. It runs automatically with InfoPrint Manager for Windows® or AIX® or standalone with the use of a command line.
Adobe® PDF (v1.7) to AFP
Adobe PostScript 3™ to AFP
PCL (Level 6) to AFP
SAP (OTF and ABAP) to AFP
TIFF image to AFP
GIF image to AFP
JPEG image to AFP
AFP to PDF
We recommend a server with the following minimum configuration. Your specific configuration needs will vary depending upon planned workloads: Intel® 64-bit platform (InfoPrint Transform Manager will run in 32-bit compatibility) or IBM® PowerPC® (for AIX® operating system)
Two 3.0 GHz or faster processors or a blade server with a minimum of two blades.
Minimum of 2 GB RAM.
AIX 6.1TL06 with SP03 and above, 6.x where x>1, and AIX 7.1 TL00 with SP03 and above, 7.x where x>1 – 64-bit only.
Linux operating systems: SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10.0 SP3 and above, 64-bit, SLES 11.0 SP1 and above, 64-bit, Red Hat Linux 5.6, 5.7, 5.8, 6.1, 6.2, 64-bit only. Blades are supported only on SUSE Linux.
Windows Server 2008 64-bit.
Mozilla Firefox 3.5.13 on AIX®
Internet Explorer® 9 or later on Windows®
Mozilla® Firefox® 5 or 6 on Linux®
InfoPrint Manager V4.3 for AIX® or later, InfoPrint Manager for Windows® V2.3 or later, RICOH ProcessDirector V2.1.1 or later, or PSF for z/OS® V4R3 are required to print the transformed AFP output of InfoPrint Transform Manager. If you want to install InfoPrint Transform Manager in graphical mode, an XWindows system is required.
InfoPrint Transform Manager V3.0 can be ordered for electronic delivery, and it is managed with license keys.