SOURCE: QualityLogic

May 16, 2006 10:00 ET

XPSLab Utilities/Development Tools Available Now From QualityLogic

For Developers, Engineers Working With New Microsoft XPS Document Format

MOORPARK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 16, 2006 -- A new set of tools for developers and test engineers who work with the Microsoft XPS file format is available now from QualityLogic (www.qualitylogic.com). XPSLab is a set of essential, timesaving development and test utilities that allows developers and engineers to analyze and manipulate Microsoft XML Paper Specification (XPS) documents for testing purposes. XPS Document is Microsoft's new document and print format.

Zoran Corporation, a leading provider of digital solutions for the digital entertainment and imaging markets, is one of the first companies to use XPSLab. Zoran's new IPS/XPS interpreter for the XPS Document format joins the other page description language interpreters in its Integrated Print System (IPS) family that have shipped in millions of printers and multifunction peripherals worldwide.

"XPSLab is the latest in a series of QualityLogic XPS test solutions that Zoran uses to improve the compatibility and interoperability of our IPS/XPS interpreter," said Tom Mager, vice president of software development, Zoran Imaging Division. "The tools in XPSLab will be instrumental in helping us get IPS/XPS to our customers in a timely manner."

"XPSLab is invaluable for engineers and developers who must ensure that new products are compatible with XPS Document," said James Mater, QualityLogic president and CEO. "Judging by the response to our XPS training sessions, we expect to generate a lot of interest in XPSLab. The initial version includes three important utilities and we expect to add others that we will develop as the technology matures."

XPSLAB INCLUDES SEVERAL TOOLS:

XPS StatGen utility provides an easy-to-use way to look at and analyze features and attributes that make up a document. It provides statistical analysis of XPS packages, including document-level markup statistics, PrintTickets information, and the physical stream or logical structure of XPS packages.

XPS PrintTicketer edits XPS PrintTicket settings and attaches XPS PrintTickets at any level, enabling you to attach a single PrintTicket to multiple XPS containers. This tool allows editing of all XPS Print Schema-defined parameters, including user-defined private keys.

One of the most powerful features of the XPS Document format is its ability to interleave the various parts of a complex document to speed rendering and printing. However, the interleaving technology can create hundreds of discrete "parts" within an XPS document that are challenging to analyze and reassemble. XPS Parts Assembler provides the capability to reassemble an interleaved file so that parts can be viewed and edited in their logical organization.

XPSLab utility suite will be shipped in phases. The dates are subject to change based on actual Microsoft shipping dates. A beta version of XPSLab began shipping in March 2006. XPSLab v0.95, synchronized to the April CTP WinFX release, will ship in May 2006 and XPSLab v1.0, synchronized and updated to Windows Vista V 1.0 release, will ship in September 2006. Purchasers of earlier versions will receive subsequent releases through V 1.0 at no additional charge. The price is $2,995 for a single-user license and $7,500 for a three-user license package.

A provider of leading-edge QA and QC test tools and services for the imaging and telecommunications industries, QualityLogic was the first company to offer independent training classes for XPS technology. QualityLogic's products for XPS Document include test suites and tools to ensure conformance to the XPS specification and interoperability between producers and consumers of XPS documents.

For more information on all XPSLab or any of our XPS testing products and training, go to www.qualitylogic.com or contact QualityLogic at tools@qualitylogic.com. For more information about QualityLogic visit www.qualitylogic.com. 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.

QualityLogic partners with leading technology firms to develop new and enhanced test solutions for emerging technologies. It is the first company to provide independent Microsoft XPS technology training for engineers and designers, and it also developed a comprehensive set of XPS test suites, tools and utilities. QualityLogic also 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.

QualityLogic executes certification programs for several Microsoft products including Pocket PC, Smartphone and others. In addition, it performs competitive assessment work for HP, Dell and other printer companies. QualityLogic's PageSense product is the de facto performance-measurement standard for printer throughput testing and analysis.

QualityLogic's fax testing tools are used by 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.

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Phone is:     805-531-9030 or 800-436-6292.
Web site is:  www.qualitylogic.com
Fax is:       805-531-9045
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Contact Information

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

    Darryl Lloyd
    Darryl Lloyd Inc.
    Email Contact
    805-499-0562

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