SOURCE: QualityLogic

March 03, 2008 04:00 ET

QualityLogic Showcases XPS Preflight Tools and Utilities at AIIM/OnDemand, March 3-6, in Boston

MOORPARK, CA--(Marketwire - March 3, 2008) - QualityLogic (www.qualitylogic.com) is showcasing its XPS preflight tools and utilities this week at AIIM/OnDemand, March 3-6, in the XPSLand Showcase pavilion at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center in Boston, MA. A pioneer in developing the XPS technology, QualityLogic is the leading supplier of XPS test and quality assurance products for the print industry.

XPS (XML Paper Specification) is the print path and also a page description format included in Microsoft Windows Vista and the latest Microsoft Office suites. Industry experts estimate that creating XPS documents will eventually be enabled free of charge on 90% of all desktops. As this change occurs, printers and publishers will need the ability to process these files.

QualityLogic's XPREF is a family of cross platform products that provide preflight, workflow automation and document optimization for XPS document files. XPREF is designed for OEMs who need to integrate the processing of XPS document files with existing print production systems. It consists of modules for Preflight, Optimization and PDF conversion, all based on the XPREF XOM library, the most advanced XPS library available today.

XPREF preflights XPS files and optimizes the code inside the files to eliminate ambiguities that could impact the imaged-output results. In addition to preflight, XPREF automates workflow by generating JDF files and converting the files to certified PDF, the predominant file format processed by workflow and imaging systems. QualityLogic believes XPS to PDF conversion is only successful if the starting point is a good XPS file.

The XPREF library components allow any software developer to quickly build applications which can analyze XPS files, identify problems that would cause print or display problems and automatically correct the deficiencies. The library can also support any number of potential XPS applications that require cross-platform capability with exceptional speed and quality.

QualityLogic is also demonstrating the prototype of an end-user version of XPREF. This version provides a simple interface for professional content producers and print organizations to ensure that XPS files, targeted for commercial in-plant or on-demand printing, are optimized for the target printing system.

In addition, QualityLogic is demonstrating QualityLogic XPS eXaminer and two other utilities.

QualityLogic XPS eXaminer is a developer tool that validates XPS syntax, displays the XPS document and XML mark-up, and allows easy correction of the XML and review of the corrected document in real-time.

QualityLogic XPS PrintTicketer edits XPS print-ticket settings and attaches them at any level, enabling the attachment of a single print ticket to multiple XPS containers. It allows editing of all XPS print schema-defined parameters, including user-defined private keys. This is particularly useful because XPS emitters often fail to include such print tickets, resulting in print malfunctions. All 100 XPS standard keywords plus OEM-specific parameters or keywords are supported.

QualityLogic XPStamps can stamp text, or place a watermark or image on a page in an XPS document.

An XPS Workflow-Tool Backgrounder is available in the QualityLogic booth. It discusses the challenges XPS-workflow product developers face in bringing products to market, and outlines QualityLogic's business strategy to meet these challenges.

For information about QualityLogic, visit www.qualitylogic.com, or call 800-436-6292, ext. 108 or 805-531-9030, ext. 108.

ABOUT QUALITYLOGIC

QualityLogic provides leading-edge QA and QC test tools and services for the imaging and telecommunications industries. The company's 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, and Telephony/IP products/services.

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 technology training for engineers and designers. In 2007, QualityLogic announced the development of the first pre-flight application for the XPS file format.

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

Contact Information

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    Darryl Lloyd
    Darryl Lloyd Inc.
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    818-335-7921

    Laura Posson
    QualityLogic, Inc.
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    805-531-9030, ext. 108