Print Services Facility Version 3 Delivers New Enterprise Printing Capability

Software Announcement
October 13, 1998
Announcement Letter Number: 298-389


Table of Contents:



At a Glance

Print Services Facility (PSF) Version 3 for OS/390 delivers new function and enhanced usability and performance for Advanced Function Printing (AFP) applications and printers.

  • PSF Version 3 supports attachment of all IBM AFP printers over TCP/IP.

  • TCP/IP printers are easier to define and manage.

  • PSF uses data buffers more efficiently to increase overall data throughput up to 65 percent for ESCON attached printers.

  • Resource management and other functions are easier to customize using PSF exits.

  • Accounting information gives you better charge-back capability.

  • Resident fonts are easier to use.

  • Application formatting and output is easier and more flexible.
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Overview

Since Advanced Function Printing (TM) (AFP (TM)) was introduced in 1984, it has become a de facto industry standard for high function, system-managed printing in centralized and distributed environments. Print Services Facility (TM) (PSF) is the printing subsystem that communicates between OS/390's Job Entry Subsystem (JES) and printers to provide access to AFP printing functions.

PSF Version 3 continues the AFP tradition of enabling competitive electronic documents while providing system integration, resource management, reliability and recoverability. Version 3 will be the basis for future enhancements to PSF. It is enhanced in this release with new capabilities to address your enterprise printing needs:

  • Performance and Productivity Enhancements
    • Support for TCP/IP attachment of all printers directly to PSF
    • Improved TCP/IP attachment support to improve recoverability
    • Improved I/O data buffer management to increase overall data throughput by up to 65 percent for ESCON (R) attached printers
  • Usability Enhancements
    • Ability to define printers to PSF using TCP/IP host names
    • Samples for existing and new Resource Exit functions to facilitate customization of a PSF installation
    • Form size (width, length) and logical page count information in SMF Type 6 records to allow more precise accounting and charge-back
    • New APSRMARK report format to allow easier activation of printer resident fonts, and the ability to capture host fonts in a printer
    • Source code for all PSF-supplied Page and Form Definitions
  • New Application Support
    • Ability to specify overlay rotation in a page definition or a form definition using N-up, and have the printer automatically generate the requested rotation (for printers that support this function)
    • Support for inline medium maps to increase application flexibility
    • Ability to route different page copies of a job to different bins



Intended Customers

  • Current users of Print Services Facility Version 2.2

  • New customers of AFP/IPDS (TM) printers



Key Prerequisites

A S/390 processor running MVS/ESA (TM) SP (TM) 5.2.2 or OS/390 (R) Version 1 Release 1 or Version 2 Release 4 or higher, and a supported level of JES2 or JES3



Planned Availability Date

January 8, 1999

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DESCRIPTION

What is PSF?

Print Services Facility (PSF) Version 3 for OS/390 is the printing subsystem that communicates between OS/390's Job Entry Subsystem (JES) and printers to provide access to AFP printers and print functions. The base PSF program processes two types of data from the JES spool:

  • Output from line printer applications is merged with formatting instructions in a Page Definition print resource to produce all-points-addressable page formats completely external to application programs. This allows you to enhance the appearance and readability of print output without modifying existing programs.

  • Output from programs that generate the AFP data stream (also called MODCA) is already fully formatted into pages. PSF combines the formatted pages with any external resources, such as electronic forms or images, and creates commands to drive the AFP printers.
PSF includes attachment support in the base product to provide unmatched flexibility in configuring centralized and distributed printing solutions on IBM Enterprise Servers, and between S/390 (R) and LAN environments. The base PSF product provides the following printer attachments:
  • ESCON and parallel channel attachment.

  • TCP/IP attachment over Token Ring or Ethernet.

  • SNA attachment over Token Ring or SDLC.

  • PSF Direct print over SNA to an OS/2 (R) WARP server with APS Connect, a PSF for OS/2 Server, or an AIX (R) server with InfoPrint (TM) Manager for AIX. The servers can support multiple printers on a LAN, and printers and jobs remain under the centralized control of a JES operator.

  • PSF Distributed Print Function over SNA to a PSF for OS/2 Print Server. Print jobs are sent to the OS/2 spool, and printers and jobs are managed at the remote location.
PSF Optional Features

Optional priced features of PSF for OS/390 further expand the choice of distributed printing solutions. IP PrintWay (TM), an optional stand-alone feature, delivers print output from the JES spool to printers in a TCP/IP network. It replaces the Network Print Facility (NPF) feature of MVS (TM) TCP/IP, providing improved function, capability, performance and usability. For IPDS printers attached to a TCP/IP network, the TCP/IP attachment support in the PSF base product remains the solution of choice. However, IP PrintWay offers a distributed print solution for those moving from SNA, coax-attached, SCS printers to ASCII printers attached to a TCP/IP LAN.

NetSpool (TM), another optional stand-alone feature, complements IP PrintWay to provide a complete solution for capturing print output from VTAM (R) applications such as CICS (R) and IMS (TM), and placing it on the JES spool. The VTAM application output is automatically converted from its VTAM format into S/390 line printer format for printing with either PSF or IP PrintWay on IPDS or ASCII printers. The following are two optional priced features that provide connectivity between an IBM Enterprise Server and AIX:

  • The Download for OS/390 feature automatically transmits data from the JES spool to an RS/6000 (TM) system using TCP/IP. A cooperative print server or archive server running under AIX receives the datasets for printing with InfoPrint Manager for AIX, or for archiving with IBM OnDemand for AIX.

  • The AFP Upload feature provides seamless routing of AIX and LAN-created print jobs through InfoPrint Manager for AIX to an IBM Enterprise Server for printing by PSF on an OS/390 attached printer. Datastream transforms running in InfoPrint Manager accept Postscript, PCL, TIFF and other common ASCII data formats and converts them for printing on AFP/IPDS printers.
The following are two optional non-priced features of PSF that address printing and application requirements in specific customer environments.
  • AFP Conversion and Indexing Facility (ACIF) formats S/390 line data according to formatting instructions in a Page Definition, and converts it into an AFP datastream file. Optionally, the data can be indexed to subset a print dataset into individual smaller documents, such as an individual customer's insurance policy or bank statement. The indexed file and a file containing the external print resources needed to print the dataset, or to recreate an exact duplicate of the documents in the file, can then be routed to a print server or archived for subsequent viewing or printing. The indexed documents can be used with IBM OnDemand archive systems on S/390, AIX, OS/400 (R) or NT.

  • The "Compatibility" fonts are provided as an optional, non-priced feature of PSF in both 240 dpi and 300 dpi raster format. These fonts may be required by older applications to provide compatibility between PSF printing and printers and applications that were designed for IBM typewriters, 6670 laser printers, or the IBM 3800 printing subsystem. The IBM AFP Font Collection, program number 5648-B33, is the recommended source of AFP fonts for printing with PSF. It provides a complete set of font families at 240 and 300 dpi raster format and in AFP outline font format. The companion product, AFP Font Collection for AIX, OS/400 and OS/2 (program number 5648-B45) also includes Adobe Type 1 screen fonts and utilities for font editing.
What's New in PSF Version 3?

PSF Version 3 continues the tradition of enabling competitive electronic documents while providing industry leading system integration, resource management, reliability and recoverability for enterprise printing environments. Version 3 is enhanced with new capabilities to address your requirements for improved performance, productivity, usability and application support.

  • Performance and Productivity Enhancements
    • PSF V3.1 will support TCP/IP attachment of all Printing Systems' AFP printer machine types and models that have TCP/IP attachment capability when used with OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 or higher release. This includes the InfoPrint 3000 and InfoPrint 4000 printer families. Direct TCP/IP attachment support for IBM's entire family of production printers gives you greater flexibility to generate production print anywhere in the enterprise without requiring a print server for remote attachment. The ability to run production applications at rated speed over TCP/IP attachment will depend upon the speed of the printer and the content of the application data, as well as system and network capacity. See "TCP/IP Attachment Considerations" for additional information.

    • In a TCP/IP environment, PSF V3.1 now eliminates a restriction that forced all printers to be stopped and restarted whenever TCP/IP was stopped and restarted. Now, when TCP/IP V3.2 or above is stopped and restarted, PSF is able to restart its printers automatically, thus improving operator productivity.

    • PSF data buffers for channel-attached printers have been moved above the 16 MB line in Version 3. This change, combined with an increase in the maximum number of buffers and buffer sizes, results in an increase in overall data throughput to ESCON attached printers of up to 65 percent for image applications. This may enable some applications to run at or nearer rated speed with PSF V3.1 that did not run at rated speed with PSF/MVS V2.2.
  • Usability Enhancements
    • TCP/IP printer definition has been enhanced to allow printers to be defined using TCP/IP Get Host by Name, and have the device's IP address resolved dynamically using TCP/IP's Domain Name Server. This makes it possible for system administrators to make TCP/IP network changes without having to manually reflect those changes in the PSF printer definitions. Get Host by Name is supported for PSF TCP/IP attached printers, and for AIX Servers defined in the Download for OS/390 routing dataset.

    • Resource management is one of PSF's most important print management functions. The ability to customize resource management using exits gives you unlimited control over your printing environment. However, writing exits in Assembler is not always easy. In Version 3, PSF will be shipped with sample exits for most of the commonly used functions of Resource Exit 7, including:
      • Save resources across dataset boundaries
      • Refresh resources from host
      • Substitute a named resource with another one
      • Terminate a job that asks for a resources for which it is not authorized
      • Miscellaneous functions not related to resource management
    • As printer hardware has been enhanced to use multiple input bins with different paper sizes, or to print "two-up" on 18-inch wide forms, it is necessary for print software to provide the information required to charge print users based on their actual usage. The SMF Type 6 accounting record has been enhanced in Version 3 to provide the form size (length and width) and number of logical pages per form to enable more precise charge-back of actual print usage.

    • As distributed printing environments grow, it has become more important to minimize network traffic associated with printing by using resident fonts in printers whenever possible, and capturing host fonts for use as resident fonts. In Version 3, the APSRMARK utility and reporting program has been enhanced for ease of use. The report now contains more information in a more readable form. This will allow easy activation of resident fonts and host font capture.

    • Although PSF is supplied with a large number of "ready to use" Page and Form Definitions for many commonly used page formats, most PSF users need to create at least some custom Page and Form Definitions for production jobs and internal documents. In Version 3, PSF will ship the Page Printer Formatting Aid (PPFA) source code for all of the supplied Page and Form Definitions. You can use these as a model from which to create your own custom definitions.
  • New Application Support
    • Applications that produce electronic documents are becoming more sophisticated as they make the transition from mass document production to applications based on business intelligence. Output from the new business intelligence based applications is customized for each recipient, and every page of the job may be completely unique. To accommodate this type of emerging application, PSF has been enhanced to support internal (inline) medium maps that are not pre-defined in the Form Definition used with the job. An application can generate a unique medium map for each page and dynamically insert it inline with the data. This greatly increases the flexibility for creating highly customized customer documents.

    • Cutsheet printers and post-processing equipment for continuous form printers have been enhanced in the last few years to support multiple output bins on the printer or post-processor. Applications that produce multiple copies of each page of a job need to be able to direct each copy of the output to a separate bin, in effect, collating the output as it stacks. PSF has been enhanced in Version 3 to enable multiple page copies in a job to be directed to different printer output bins in the Form Definitions, thus eliminating the need for collating by operators after the job is printed.

    • Many of today's applications include overlays that are invoked in a Page or Form Definition. In the past, each overlay had to be created and included in the orientation in which it was needed to print. In Version 3, PSF has been enhanced to recognize a "Rotation" parameter associated with each overlay and have the printer automatically generate the overlay in the required orientation (subject to printer capability). This allows the same overlay to be used in any required rotation, thus simplifying application maintenance.



Year 2000

This product does not have date dependencies and is therefore Year 2000 ready.

This product is Year 2000 ready. When used in accordance with its associated documentation, it is capable of correctly processing, providing, and/or receiving date data within and between the 20th and 21st centuries, provided all other products (for example, software, hardware, and firmware) used with the product properly exchange accurate date data with it.



PRODUCT POSITIONING

PSF provides IBM's strategic enterprise print support in the S/390 operating systems. It supports AFP/IPDS printers ranging from under 10 to over 1,000 pages per minute, in both impact and non-impact technologies. PSF allows you to consolidate all of your MVS and OS/390 based printing under a single system-managed print solution.



HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE SUPPORT SERVICES



SmoothStart (TM)/Installation Services

IBM Installation Services are provided for PSF by IBM Printing Systems Company's Professional Services at an additional cost. For information, contact your IBM Printing Systems Sales Specialist, call: 303-924-6700, or send an e-mail to: psmail@us.ibm.com to inquire about a contract.



REFERENCE INFORMATION

For additional information on the AFP Font Collection Version 2 for MVS and OS/390, refer to Software Announcement 298-261 dated September 8, 1998.

Trademarks

      Advanced Function Printing, AFP, Print Services Facility, IPDS,
      MVS/ESA, SP, InfoPrint, IP PrintWay, MVS, NetSpool, IMS,
      RS/6000, and SmoothStart are trademarks of International
      Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other
      countries or both.
      ESCON, OS/390, S/390, OS/2, AIX, CICS, VTAM, and OS/400 are
      registered trademarks of International Business Machines
      Corporation in the United States or other countries or both.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION



EDUCATION SUPPORT

The following course is available from IBM Education and Training.

Course        Course         Course         Availability
Title         Number         Location       Date(s)

Using AFP (TM)K2502 Various Various

Visit the following Web site for additional information:

Descriptions of all classroom and self-study courses are contained in the Catalog of IBM Education and Training catalogs.

Call IBM Education and Training at 800-IBM-TEACH (426-8322) for catalogs, schedules and enrollments.

Open Enterprise: Communication Standards

  • TCP/IP
Presentation Standards
  • Mixed Object Document Content Architecture for Presentation (MODCA-P)

  • Presentation Text Object Content Architecture (PTOCA)

  • Image Object Content Architecture (IOCA)

  • Graphic Object Content Architecture (GOCA)

  • Bar Code Object Content Architecture (BCOCA)

  • Font Object Content Architecture (FOCA)



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: PSF runs on the following S/390 (R) hardware:

  • All models of the S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server (TM)

  • All models of the S/390 Multiprise (TM) 2000

  • All models of the IBM ES/9000 (R) Processor Unit 9021, 9121 or 9221

  • IBM ES/3090 (TM)-9000T processors

  • PC Server System/390 (R)
Software Requirements: PSF runs in the following S/390 operating system environments:
  • OS/390 (R) Version 2 (5647-A01) with supported levels of JES2 or JES3

  • OS/390 Version 1 (5645-001) with supported levels of JES2 or JES3

  • MVS/ESA (TM) SP (TM) Version 5.2.2 with JES2 (5655-068) or JES3 (5655-069)
The following system programs are required:
  • DFSMS/MVS (R) Version 1.2.0 or higher release (5695-DF1) or DFSMS (TM) element of OS/390 Version 1 or Version 2

  • SMP/E 1.8.1 (5668-949) with PTF UR49485 or SMP/E element of OS/390 Version 1 or Version 2
The following communication programs are required, depending upon printer attachments:
  • ACF/VTAM (R) Version 4.3 or higher supported release

  • MVS (TM) TCP/IP Version 3.2 or higher, or OS/390 e-Network Communication Server

    If OS/390 Version 1 Release 1 or 2 is used, TCP/IP must be upgraded by installing the MVS TCP/IP product at V3.2 or higher release.

    For attachment of InfoPrint (TM) 3000 and InfoPrint 4000 printers using TCP/IP, OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 or higher release with e-Network Communication Server is required.

    If TCP/IP V3.2 is used, PTFs associated with the following APARs must be applied:

    • PQ07866
    • PQ13154
    • PQ17052
    If OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 with e-Network Communication Server is used, PTFs associated with the following APARs must be applied:
    • PQ13154
    • PQ17052
One of the following is required to provide host fonts:
  • AFP Font Collection Version 2.1.0 for MVS and OS/390 (recommended). This version of the AFP Font Collection contains character sets and code pages to support printing of the new euro currency symbol. Program number is 5648-B33.

  • AFP Font Collection Version 1.1.0 (does not contain euro support)

  • The compatibility font optional non-priced feature of PSF for OS/390 (does not contain euro support).
Compatibility: PSF Version 3.1.0 is upwardly compatible with PSF Version 2.2.

The sample PSF Start-up Procedures in Version 3 have been modified to use the IBM Core Interchange fonts provided in the AFP Font Collection for MVS, OS/390, VM and VSE, program product 5648-B33, or in the Softcopy Print element of OS/390 Version 1 Release 2 or higher, or Version 2. If you use the sample start-up procedures, and you want to use fonts contained in the optional "Compatibility Font" feature of PSF for your header/trailer pages, PSF messages, and system default fonts, then you should tailor the sample procedures to reference compatibility fonts rather than the Core Interchange fonts.

PSF Version 3 does not run with TCP/IP V3.1.

Limitations: PSF Version 3 supports downloaded and resident AFP outline fonts on IPDS (TM) printers with outline font capability. The "Compatibility Font" optional feature of PSF Version 3 contains only 240 and 300 dpi raster font formats. To obtain outline fonts, you should acquire the AFP Font Collection for MVS, OS/390, VM and VSE, program product 5648-B33.

Performance Considerations: The performance of PSF, and its attached printers, is dependent upon availability and efficiency of memory, storage, DASD, channel and network resources in the system configuration. It is also highly dependent upon the content of the print datastreams being processed. In general, data-intensive applications, such as those containing image, require more resources than applications containing plain text. If performance degradation is experienced, normal system performance analysis and tuning should be conducted before contacting IBM Service.

TCP/IP Attachment Considerations:

In order to print at rated speed on high speed printers, not only must the printer be capable of processing and imaging the data at high speeds, but also the system and communications link must be able to provide data to the printer fast enough to maintain this speed. PSF Version 3, combined with TCP/IP in OS/390 Version 2 Release 5 and higher releases, provides significant improvement in the ability to deliver data over a TCP/IP link to high-speed production printers. This improvement allows PSF Version 3 to announce support for TCP/IP attached InfoPrint 3000 and InfoPrint 4000 printer families. However, TCP/IP may not provide adequate data delivery rates for all applications or all system environments.

The ability to run production printing applications at rated speed on InfoPrint 3000 and InfoPrint 4000 printers attached directly to PSF over TCP/IP will depend upon the following factors:

  • Number of printers and printing speeds
  • Density of the application data stream, usually measured in average bytes per page
  • Availability of CPU resources
  • LAN bandwidth and utilization
Density of the application data stream can be a critical factor. TCP/IP attached InfoPrint 3000 and InfoPrint 4000 printers are capable of receiving about one megabyte of data per second. While this is adequate for printing text jobs at rated speed on most high speed printers, or jobs with some image content on printers with lower rated speeds, some image intensive jobs may contain too much data to print at rated speed on some printers, when TCP/IP attached.

You can estimate the data rate required to run an application at rated speed on a specific printer by calculating:

bytes per second = average bytes/page x pages/minute _________________________________________________ 60

Average bytes/page includes not only bytes of data on the page, but also AFP control bytes, which vary with the complexity of the application formatting. In addition, loading of AFP resources to the printer can add to the average byte load of a print job.

With PSF Version 3, ESCON (R) channel attachment provides the fastest and most performance efficient attachment for high-speed production printers. Like using TCP/IP for other applications, using TCP/IP to attach PSF Version 3 printers will require more CPU resource than using ESCON or parallel channel, for the same printers and applications. In general, TCP/IP attachment will use about the same amount of CPU as attachment via PSF Direct to an InfoPrint Manager or PSF for AIX (R) print server (an SNA communication attachment).

For best performance, each TCP/IP attached InfoPrint 3000 or InfoPrint 4000 printer should be on a dedicated segment of a Token Ring or Ethernet LAN, with the TCP/IP MTU size set to the largest supported value. Attachment via Token Ring may provide better performance for some applications than attachment via Ethernet, especially if the LAN isn't dedicated.



Planning Information

Customer Responsibilities: PSF interacts with JES printer definitions, and for communication attached printers, with VTAM (R) and/or TCP/IP device definitions. Printers' device definitions should be in place for JES, VTAM and/or TCP/IP prior to installing PSF.

Installability: Sample start-up procedures for PSF Version 3 will reference different fonts than those used in the start-up procedures for PSF Version 2.2. Care should be taken not to replace any start-up procedures with the new samples until they can be tested with your available font libraries.



Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program uses the security and auditability features of the MVS and OS/390 operating systems. The customer is responsible for evaluation, selection, and implementation of security features, administrative procedures, and appropriate controls in application systems and communication facilities.



ORDERING INFORMATION



New Licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

Orders that ship before the planned availability will receive Print Services Facility (TM) Version 2 Release 2.0.

Orders that ship after the planned availability date will receive Print Services Facility Version 3.1.0 for OS/390.

New users of Print Services Facility should specify:

         Type           Model

5655 B17

Basic License: Print Services Facility Version 3 is priced in Cumulative Block Tiers. The PSF Tier is determined based on the number of printers PSF will be driving, and the impressions per minute (IPM) rated speed of those printers. Printer points are assigned to each printer, accumulated, and the total number of points indicates the appropriate PSF price Tier.

Printer speeds and associated Printer Points are shown in the table below for IBM printers:

Printer                                                Points per
Rated Speed         IBM Printers in this Range         Printer

0 -- 10 IPM 4028, 4224, 4234, 4230, 4247, .25 and impact 6400 (includes 6408, 6412) printers 11 -- 20 IPM 4312/17, 3112/16, 3912/16, .75 3820, InfoPrint 20 21 -- 45 IPM 4324, 3130, 3930, 3935, 1.50 InfoPrint 32 46 -- 70 IPM 3160, InfoPrint 60, 3825 6.00 71 -- 100 IPM 3835, 3827, 3828, 3829 9.00 01 -- 150 IPM 3900 (150 IPM), InfoPrint 3000, 12.00 (per engine) InfoPrint 4000 IR1/IR2 151 + IPM 3900 (>150 IPM), InfoPrint 20.00 (per engine) 4000

Duplex printing systems count as two machines. Each engine counts as 12 or 20 points depending upon its rated speed.

For continuous forms printers that can print multiple logical pages on a single form, the printer speed should be calculated as the number of impressions per minute for a single 11 inch x 8.5 inch form (landscape). The table below shows speeds for InfoPrint 3000 and 4000 models normalized to one 11 inch x 8.5 inch impression per form.

Printer Model                                  IPM per Engine

InfoPrint 3000 ES1, ED1/2 112 InfoPrint 4000 IR1/IR2 150 InfoPrint 4000 IS1, IS1 MICR, 229 ID1/ID2, IR3/IR4 InfoPrint 4000 IS2, ID3/ID4 324

Points are also accumulated for non-IPDS printers driven by PSF's Distributed Print Function, which supports printing on PCL printers attached to a PSF for OS/2 (R) Server or OS/2 WARP Server. For non-IBM IPDS printers driven by PSF, the number of points is based on the vendor's published rated speed.

How to Order

To order a basic license, specify program number 5655-B17 and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify the feature numbers for the desired tier (usage level). For example, to order usage for Tier 3, order incrementally by specifying the features for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3.

Tier       Printer Points       MLC

1 0 to 4.99 0001 2 5 to 8.99 0002 3 9 to 13.99 0003 4 14 to 19.99 0004 5 20 to 29.99 0005 6 30 to 45.99 0006 7 46 to 65.99 0007 8 66 to 85.99 0008 9 86 to 150.99 0009 10 151 to 300.99 0010 11 301 to 600.99 0011 12 601 to 2000.99 0012

To order optional priced features of PSF Version 3 for OS/390, specify the feature number for each feature you wish to order from the table below:

                          Basic
Feature Name              MLC

IP PrintWay (TM) 0029 NetSpool (TM) 0027 Download for OS/390 0025 AFP Upload 0031

Basic Machine-Readable Material: To order, select the feature number of the desired distribution medium:

For the PSF Base Product and each optional priced feature selected above, specify the desired media feature from the following table. Also specify the desired media, if you wish to receive either the Compatibility Fonts or ACIF non-priced features:

                          3480           6250        4-mm
PSF Product Component     Cartridge      Tape        Cartridge

PSF Base Product 5802 5801 5337 Compatibility Fonts 5842 5841 6142 ACIF Feature 5832 5831 6132 IP PrintWay 5822 5821 5339 NetSpool 6081 6080 6082 Download for OS/390 6091 6090 6092 AFP Upload 5812 5811 5338

Customization Options: Select the appropriate feature numbers to customize your order to specify the delivery options desired. These features can be specified on the initial or MES orders.

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 Solutions (SDS) receives the order. SDS will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo and a program directory for all features ordered are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

Licensed Documentation: The following licensed material is available from IBM immediately. The first copy is supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material.

                                     Order           Supplied with
Title                                Number          Feature Number

PSF LPS S544-5626 5802, 5337, 5801 PSF for OS/390 Introduction G544-5625 5802, 5337, 5801 PSF Customization S544-5622 5802, 5337, 5801 PSF User's Guide S544-5630 5802, 5337, 5801 PSF Messages and Codes G544-5627 5802, 5337, 5801 PSF Diagnosis G544-5623 5802, 5337, 5801 AFP Fonts: Font Summary G544-3810 5842, 6142, 5841 ACIF User's Guide S544-5285 6132, 5832, 5831 IP PrintWay Guide S544-5379 5339, 5821, 5822 NetSpool Guide G544-5301 6082, 6081, 6080 Download for OS/390 Guide S544-5624 6091, 6092, 6090 Upload Config Guide for SNA S544-5422 5811, 5812, 5338 Upload Config Guide for TCP/IP S544-5423 5811, 5812, 5338

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.



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Licensing: IBM Customer Agreement

Variable Charges Apply: No

Indexed Monthly License Charge (IMLC) Applies: No

Installation License or Location License Applies: No

Usage Restriction Applies: No

Educational Allowance: Yes, to qualified education customers.

Volume Discount: Not applicable

Version-To-Version Upgrade Credits Apply: No

                                                      Single
Replaced Program(s)      Replacement Program(s)      Version
Program    Program       Program     Program         Charging
Number     Name          Number      Name            Applies

5695-040 PSF/MVS V2 5655-B17 PSF V3 for Yes OS/390 5665-275 PSF/MVS V1 5655-B17 PSF V3 for Yes OS/390

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: None
  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: None
  • Object Code Only (OCO): All
Testing Period: Two months

Program Services

Support Center applies:           Yes

Access is available through the IBM Support Center

Available until discontinued: 12 months' written notice

Support Line: S/390



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Note: Shipments will begin after the planned availability date.

Trademarks

      AFP, S/390 Parallel Enterprise Server, Multiprise, ES/3090,
      MVS/ESA, SP, DFSMS, MVS, InfoPrint, IPDS, Print Services
      Facility, IP PrintWay, and NetSpool are trademarks of
      International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      S/390, ES/9000, System/390, OS/390, DFSMS/MVS, ACF/VTAM, ESCON,
      AIX, VTAM, and OS/2 are registered trademarks of International
      Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other
      countries or both.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.