SOURCE: QualityLogic

September 05, 2007 11:48 ET

QualityLogic Introduces XPS Preflight Product

Provides Preflight, Workflow Automation and Document Optimization for XPS Document Files

MOORPARK, CA--(Marketwire - September 5, 2007) - QualityLogic (www.qualitylogic.com) will introduce its XPREF product at Graph Expo, September 9-12, in the XPS Land Showcase pavilion, Booth # 5451, at McCormick Place South in Chicago. XPREF provides preflight, workflow automation and document optimization for XPS document files for printing. The initial release of XPREF is designed for OEMs who need to integrate the processing of XPS document files with existing print production systems.

XPS (XML Paper Specification format) is the print specification included in Windows Vista, Microsoft's new operating system. Industry experts estimate that XPS will eventually be used to create documents on 90% of all desktops. As this change occurs, printers will need the ability to process these files.

XPREF preflights XPS files and optimizes the code inside the files to improve performance of the imaged-output results before printing. In addition, XPREF provides options for generating JDF and PDF/X output files to integrate with existing print workflows.

Two XPREF products will be introduced: The XPREF OEM Library is for OEMs that want to integrate XPREF functionality into their own applications. The XPREF Command-Line-Interface is for OEMs who want to integrate XPREF functionality into their own workflows. These products will be available Q4 2007.

"XPREF provides OEMs with an opportunity to jump start their development of XPS workflow tools," said James Mater, QualityLogic president and CEO. "QualityLogic's expertise with XPS makes us uniquely qualified to develop tools and related services for preflight analysis, workflow preparation, and file optimization. We understand both the printing industry challenges and the XPS technology and believe that we can make a unique contribution to incorporating XPS documents in the commercial printing industry."

Two other XPREF products are planned for 2008: The XPREF Server is for larger environments where multiple users and/or web access is a requirement. The XPREF Desktop is for document creators and print producers who need to verify that the format and content of files they produce is sufficient, accurate, complete and optimized for print production and archiving.

For a data sheet and more information about the XPREF product family, visit www.qualitylogic.com/workflow/xpref.html or call 800-436-6292, ext. 35 or 805-531-9030, ext. 35.

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

Quality Logic 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

NOTE TO MEDIA AND ANALYSTS: Come see us at Graph Expo, September 9-12, in XPS Land Showcase, Booth # 5451, at McCormick Place South in Chicago.

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