Advanced Function Presentation


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Advanced Function Presentation

(printer, language)
(AFP) A page description language from IBM introduced in 1984 initially as Advanced Function Printing. AFP was first developed for mainframes and then brought to minicomputers and workstations. It is implemented on the various platforms by Print Services Facility (PSF) software, which generates the native IBM printer language, IPDS and, depending on the version, PostScript and LaserJet PCL as well. IBM calls AFP a "printer architecture" rather than a page description language.
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Under this agreement, IBM will license I-data print transform software, including Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) to HP Printer Control Language (HP PCL), Postscript and Adobe Acrobat PDF formats.
a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that it is supplying production printing systems for PEAK Resources, a Denver-based systems integration and print/output distribution company that supports a nationwide network of resellers by offering value-added services including solution assurances for fast start deployments, pre- and post-sales technical support, and Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) application development.
Operating in 36 countries worldwide, InfoPrint holds more than 200 technology patents in the printing and output related industry including the invention of the Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) Architecture, which is a de-facto industry standard for production printing environments.
The heritage of InfoPrint Solutions Company includes the development of the IBM Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) Architecture - now an industry standard - and Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS), which has since become the standard for mission critical business printing.
AFP Batch Compare allows users to compare advanced function presentation (AFP) rendered files--not just AFP commands or input files--for more accurate comparison of large print files prior to running production processes.
In November, Exstream announced the general availability of AFP Compare, a high-speed comparison solution for viewing two advanced function presentation (AFP) files side by side to verify output quality before production.
today announced the general availability of its AFP Compare software, a high-speed comparison solution for viewing two advanced function presentation (AFP) files side by side to verify output quality before production.
This solution allows users of Oracle Business Integration Suite to seamlessly integrate data from unstructured data sources like Microsoft(R) Office and Adobe(R) Acrobat(R), print streams like Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) and PostScript(TM) and other complex data formats, within service oriented architectures (SOAs).

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