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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With a focus on Advanced Function Presentation and UNIX-to-mainframe connectivity, Interface Systems has become a leader in communications and document delivery solutions.
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.
The dual emulation feature enables users to print either network (PostScript) or host-based AFPDS (IBM's Advanced Function Presentation Data Stream) generated applications on the same system.
The Xerox DocuPrint IPS Series, for the first time, provides customers using IBM's Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) architecture direct access to unique Xerox features such as data-driven highlight color, advanced paperhandling and in-line document stitching, as well as superior print quality, for their IPDS applications.
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).
Oasis provides full support for Advanced Function Presentation (AFP),
Other product innovations included the general availability of Exstream's AFP Studio(R), a suite of advanced function presentation software designed to maximize efficiency in high-volume production environments.
NYSE: AAC) today announced that it expects to deliver the first Computer Output to Microfilm (COM) recorder capable of processing Chinese, Korean, Taiwanese, Japanese and other ideographic languages utilizing the popular IBM(R) Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) architecture.
The company's products include its signature Dialogue enterprise personalization software which allows companies to replace many existing products with a single solution for creating all types of personalized communications--from high-volume printed documents to real-time electronic and on-demand interactive correspondence and fulfillment; Dialogue WebVerse, a complete web environment that allows business users to easily build and deploy personalized web applications without Java programming; and its AFP Studio suite of productivity solutions for optimizing Advanced Function Presentation (AFP) print streams, which significantly increases productivity and reduces postage and mailing costs in high-volume transaction environments.

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