Brooks Internet Software IPDS-to-Windows software: ExcelliPrint Standard. This low-cost version is designed for print environments where administrators only need to redirect IPDS print jobs to PCL printers, whereas the Premium line provides file archiving functionality (e.g. IPDS to PDF, TIF, and others) and browser-based iSeries device and spool file management.
ExcelliPrint Standard targets budget-conscious administrators with basic passthrough IPDS printing needs, and at just $495 per output destination, Standard is an affordable, flexible replacement for hardware IPDS DIMMs and SIMMs.
ExcelliPrint Standard is a software IPDS solution that allows management of multiple Windows printers from a central interface, eliminating the need to deal with different IPDS DIMMs on many printers. Since ExcelliPrint can be updated (when necessary) on a central server or PC, a single change instantly affects all printers in use. Unlike hardware solutions, ExcelliPrint Standard can print to any Windows-based PCL printer regardless of the manufacturer or model. So when an old printer is replaced or a new model or brand is added, printer-independent ExcelliPrint is always compatible: there is no need to update the software or look for a replacement DIMM or SIMM.
Both ExcelliPrint Standard and Premium eliminate the need for specialized, expensive IPDS printers by allowing IPDS print jobs to be printed on common Windows-based printers. Using ExcelliPrint in IPDS print environments lowers costs and maintenance. ExcelliPrint Premium goes further by providing an iSeries interface and can transform IPDS documents into archival formats, like PDF and TIFF. With Premium, IPDS documents can be printed to any Windows-based printer, including dot matrix printers, whereas Standard prints only to printers supporting PCL.