SOURCE: QualityLogic

April 16, 2007 13:00 ET

QualityLogic Introduces Its PPML Comprehensive Functional Test Suite

Complements and Expands on Test Suite Offered by PODi

MOORPARK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 16, 2007 -- QualityLogic (www.qualitylogic.com) introduced its PPML Comprehensive Functional Test Suite (CFTS) today. PPML (Personalized Print Markup Language) is a variable data markup language developed by PODi, an industry initiative that promotes interoperability standards and has hundreds of member companies. PPML provides an efficient means to send complex variable print jobs with high graphical content to digital print workflows. PPML provides a mechanism for defining reusable objects that can be cached in the consumer and then referenced by each page in a variable print job. This facility has the potential to dramatically reduce the time it takes to transmit and print jobs that could contain millions of pages.


PODi has developed a test suite for PPML version 2.1 and 2.2, including about 160 test cases, that companies can use to obtain PPML certification. QualityLogic's PPML CFTS includes about 400 test cases, and complements and expands on the PODi Test Suite by offering greater coverage and in-depth penetration of PPML commands. The PPML CFTS includes PPML page markup tests, GA conformance level 2 tests, and error condition tests.

"The PPML Comprehensive Functional Test Suite supports our goal to expand our services to the industry," said James Mater, QualityLogic president and CEO. "PPML CFTS is a significant extension of the PODi test suite. Of the 160 test cases PODi offers, only 30 overlap with our test suite. We recommend that our customers use both the PODi test suite and our CFTS. The PODi test suite can be used for initial PPML testing. Then PPML CFTS can be used for in-depth and wider coverage testing that mirrors the likely experience of real-world PPML consumers."

"PODi's mission for PPML is to provide the interoperability and performance that end users want and need," said Jim Mekis, PODi's Director of Technology. "QualityLogic's PPML Comprehensive Functional Test Suite benefits the industry standard and the market as a whole. It adds significant value to the test suite we provide and will help us tremendously in achieving our interoperability goal."

For more information about QualityLogic's PPML Comprehensive Functional Test visit http://www.qualitylogic.com/ppml/ppml_cfts.html.

Information about QualityLogic is at www.qualitylogic.com, or call 800-436-6292, ext. 35 or 805-531-9030, ext. 35. Information about PODi is at www.podi.org.

ABOUT QUALITYLOGIC

QualityLogic Inc. provides leading-edge QA and QC test tools and services for the imaging and telecommunications industries. Its tools and services are used for conformance, performance, and interoperability testing -- from low-level firmware testing to high-level multi-tier application testing. Its target markets are companies that develop and market printers, multifunction peripherals, Telephony/IP products/services and client-based/mobility software.

TOOLS

QualityLogic's test tools and utilities include the following:

--  A comprehensive set of Microsoft XPS (XML Paper Specification) test
    suites, tools and utilities; and a Windows Media Photo functional test
    suite.
--  PageSense, the de facto performance-measurement standard for printer
    throughput testing and analysis.
--  Fax testing tools for companies that develop fax machines and build
    the network infrastructure equipment to handle fax traffic, and the
    carriers that run these networks.  QualityLogic's fax-tools customers
    include AT&T, Alcatel, British Telecom, Cisco, Ericsson, Microsoft,
    Motorola, Nortel and others.
    
SERVICES

QualityLogic has four primary service offerings. These include:

--  Contract test services for major technology companies at
    QualityLogic's Boise, ID and Moorpark, CA labs.
--  Onsite managed services for QA.
--  Certification test services for companies like Microsoft.
--  Competitive testing projects for imaging industry OEMs for both
    internal and public purposes.
    
QualityLogic partners with leading technology firms to develop new and enhanced test solutions for emerging technologies. It offers pre-submission testing of printer and imaging device drivers for the new Windows Vista Logo Program 3.0, and is the first company to provide independent Microsoft XPS and technology training for engineers and designers.

QualityLogic offers a certified page-yield testing service for printer ink and toner cartridges, as well as testing for consumables reliability, print quality and cost of ownership. In addition, it performs competitive assessment work for HP, Dell and other printer companies.

Address is:  QualityLogic, 5401 Tech Circle, Moorpark, CA 93021
Phone is:  805-531-9030 or 800-436-6292.
Web site is:  www.qualitylogic.com
Fax is:  805-531-9045
MEDIA NOTE: See a demo of our PPML Comprehensive Functional Test Suite during AIIM, April 18-20, in our suite at the Boston Park Plaza Hotel, 50 Park Plaza (at Arlington Street). For an appointment, contact Laura Posson at LPosson@qualitylogic.com or 805-531-9030, ext 35.

Contact Information

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

    Darryl Lloyd
    Darryl Lloyd Inc.
    Email Contact
    818-335-7921

    Laura Posson
    QualityLogic, Inc.
    Email Contact
    805-531-9030, ext 35