IBM United States
Software Announcement 200-376
October 24, 2000
Infoprint Server Transforms Now Supports Coax Printers
(Corrected on October 26, 2000)
Typographical error corrected in the Overview.
At a Glance
With the addition of a new Coax Printer Support feature, the Infoprint Server solution now supports PCL and PostScript printers attached to TCP/IP networks, as well as printers defined to VTAM as Type 0, Type 1, or Type 3 logical units. This combined solution lets you:
For ordering, contact:
Your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or IBM Americas Call Centers at 800-IBM-CALL (Reference: LE001).
The Infoprint® Server feature of OS/390® and the Infoprint Server Transforms (5697-F51) provide a flexible, secure, integrated, and scalable enterprise printing solution for OS/390. The addition of a new Coax Printer Support feature makes the solution even more complete.
This newly added support lets you drive your VTAM®-controlled coax printers from the same OS/390-integrated distributed printing solution that supports your Advanced Function Presentation (AFP), Printer Control Language (PCL), and Postscript printers. That means you can now define and modify printer definitions for AFP printers, ASCII printers and VTAM-controlled coax printers using a single, consolidated printer inventory. It also allows you to control your distributed coax printers from the same ISPF panels you use today to manage your PCL and PostScript printers in Infoprint Server. This total IBM printing solution makes distributed print management less complex and more productive.
Infoprint Server Transforms run on any S/390® processor capable of supporting OS/390 V2R8, or later.
What is the Infoprint Server Transforms product?
The Infoprint Server Transforms for OS/390 complement the Infoprint Server for OS/390 optional feature of OS/390 in V2R8, and later. They provide the following print data stream transforms:
What is the Coax Printer Support feature?
The new Coax Printer Support feature provides an interface to the Infoprint Server for OS/390 that enables you to drive VTAM-controlled coax printers defined to VTAM as LU0, LU1, or LU3 from the IP PrintWay component of Infoprint Server. The supported output print data streams are Data Stream Compatibility/Data Stream Extended (DSC/DSE) and SNA Character String (SCS). You can define both your TCP/IP attached ASCII printers and your coax printers in the same Infoprint Server Printer Inventory, and then manage them all from the Infoprint Server printer management ISPF panels.
Infoprint Server provides formatting and management for the coax printers including the following:
This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its
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providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the twentieth
and twenty-first centuries, provided that all products (for example,
hardware, software, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange
accurate date data with it.
This program is not impacted by euro currency.
Many of IBM's customers are in transition from all SNA network environments to TCP/IP networks, or mixed network environments. There are installed inventories of coax printers that usually support specific business applications, and distributed ASCII printers that support office printing. These printers are usually managed by different software products from IBM and other vendors. Now you can manage all of your traditional VTAM print and ASCII printing from an integrated Infoprint Server solution.
Hardware and Software Support Services
IBM SmoothStart Services, an on-site implementation and training startup service, are designed to accelerate your productive use of your IBM solution. The service is provided by IBM Global Services or your IBM Business Partner at an additional cost. For additional information, refer to Services Announcement 697-004 , dated March 25, 1997, or contact your IBM representative and ask for SmoothStart Services for Infoprint Server Transforms for OS/390.
IBM Installation Services are provided for Infoprint Server Transforms by IBM Printing Systems Professional Services or your IBM Business Partner at an additional cost. For additional information, contact your IBM representative and ask for Installation Services for Infoprint Server Transforms for OS/390.
For additional information, refer to:
The Coax Printer Support feature of Infoprint® Server Transforms
produces output that can be printed on printers attached via a 3174 or
equivalent controller that can accept the SCS or DSC/DSE printer data
streams. The printers must be defined to VTAM® as LU0, LU1, or LU3.
The Coax Printer Support feature of Infoprint Server Transforms operates with OS/390® R8 and later releases, with the Infoprint Server feature installed and licensed. The minimum level of System Modification Program/Extended (SMP/E) that can be used to install Infoprint Server Transforms is the OS/390 R7 level of SMP/E.
SecureWay® Communications Server SNA Services is also required.
Security, Auditability, and Control
The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the OS/390 operating system software. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.
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Orders for new licenses can be placed now.
Shipment will not occur before availability date.
Unless a later date is specified, orders entered before the planned availability date will be assigned a schedule date of one week following availability.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
New users of Infoprint Server Transforms for OS/390 should specify:
Type Model 5697 F51
Basic License: To order a new basic license, specify program number 5697-F51 and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the feature number for the Transforms to AFP Basic No-Charge Feature. This feature must be ordered with any of the optional, priced product features. Then specify the feature number for either:
Also, specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium. Most product media is only shipped via Customized Offerings (that is, CBPDO, ServerPac, SystemPac). Non-customized items (CDs, diskettes, source media, media kits) will continue to be shipped via the stand-alone product.
To order the Basic No-Charge License for the Transforms to AFP, specify the following feature number:
Basic No-Charge Feature Number Infoprint Server Transforms to AFP 0008
To order the Coax Printer Support feature for the Infoprint Server Transforms, specify the following feature number:
Monthly License Charge Feature Number Coax Printer Support feature 0076
Entry Support License (ESL): To order an ESL license, specify the program number, feature number 9001 for asset registration, and the applicable ESL one-time charge (OTC) feature number. Also specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium.
ESL OTC Feature Description Number Infoprint Server Transforms for OS/390 0077 Coax Printer Support Feature
ESL machines can be determined by referring to the IBM Entry End User/390 Attachment (Z125-4379).
Single Version Charging: To elect single version charging, the customer must notify and identify to IBM the prior program and replacement program and the designated machine the programs are operating on.
Basic Machine-Readable Material: For information on ordering the Basic Machine Readable Material for the AFP to PCL, PostScript, and PDF transforms, refer to Software Announcement 200-210 , dated June 27, 2000, entitled Infoprint Server Transforms Give you Unlimited Flexibility in AFP Printing Options.
Feature Product/Feature Number Distribution Medium Infoprint Server 5852 3480 Tape cartridge Transforms Coax 6229 4-mm tape Printer Support feature
Example: If publications are not desired for the initial order, specify feature number 3470 to ship media only. For future updates, specify feature number 3480 to ship media updates only. If, in the future, publication updates are required, order an MES to remove feature number 3480; then, the publications will ship with the next release of the program.
Feature Description Number Initial Shipments Serial Number Only (suppresses shipment 3444 of media and documentation) Ship Media Only (suppresses initial 3470 shipment of documentation) Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3471 initial shipment of media) Update Shipments Ship Media Updates Only (suppresses 3480 update shipment of documentation) Ship Documentation Only (suppresses 3481 update shipment of media) Suppress Updates (suppresses update 3482 shipment of media and documentation) Feature Description Number Expedite Shipments Local IBM Office Expedite 3445 (for IBM use only) Customer Expedite Process Charge 3446 ($30 charge for each product)
Expedite shipments will be processed to receive 72-hour delivery from the time IBM Software Delivery and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Terms and conditions for license use are also shipped with the product. No other publications are shipped in hard copy with this product.
A printed copy of the following publications can be ordered separately after December 15, 2000.
Order Title Number OS/390 Infoprint Server Introduction G544-5696 OS/390 Infoprint Server User's Guide S544-5692 OS/390 Infoprint Server Customization G544-5694 OS/390 Infoprint Server S544-5693 Operation and Administration OS/390 Infoprint Server Migration G544-5697 OS/390 Infoprint Server G544-5690 Messages and Diagnosis
Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publications shipped with the product will be distributed to the user of record for as long as a license for this software remains in effect. A separate publication order or subscription is not needed.
Use Priority/Reference Code: LE001 Phone: 800-IBM-CALL Fax: 800-2IBM-FAX Internet: firstname.lastname@example.org Mail: IBM Atlanta Sales Center Dept. LE001 P.O. Box 2690 Atlanta, GA 30301-2690
You can also contact your local IBM Business Partner or IBM representative. To identify them, call 800-IBM-4YOU.
Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.