October 26, 1999
IBM Item Capture Support V1 Supplies Host Support to the IBM 3890, IBM 3890/XP Series, and IBM 3890 Compatible Document Processors
At a Glance
ICS provides the following benefits to your check processing installation:
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IBM Item Capture Support (ICS) Version 1 for MVS/ESA and OS/390® allows OS/390 check processing applications to access IBM 3890, IBM 3890/XP series, and IBM 3890 compatible document processors. It replaces the IBM 3890/XP MVS Support and offers the following enhancements:
Planned Availability Date
ICS allows check processing application programs running on MVS/ESA and OS/390 to communicate with the IBM 3890, IBM 3890/XP series, and IBM 3890 compatible document processors. In addition, ICS provides a way to test Stacker Control Instruction (SCI) programs without using actual Document Processor hardware.
ICS replaces the existing IBM 3890/XP MVS Support product and is upward compatible.
Major ICS components include:
ICS provides a high level interface (DPAPI) for IBM 3890, IBM 3890/XP series, and IBM 3890 compatible document processors. ICS is used by IBM's Check Processing Control System (CPCS) product and third-party products to access document processors.
Hardware and Software Support Services
Installation Services are provided for IBM Item Capture Support by IBM Financial Solutions in Charlotte, North Carolina, at an additional cost. For additional information, contact your IBM representative and ask for Installation Services for IBM Item Capture Support.
Specified Operating Environment
Hardware Requirements: ICS executes on any processor that supports MVS/ESA and/or OS/390® as well as the IBM 3890, IBM 3890/XP series, and IBM compatible document processors. A 3890/XP (PCI) Document Processor is required for TCP/IP connection.
Security, Auditability, and Control
The announced program uses the security and auditability features of OS/390.
In addition, Item Capture Support offers auditability via reporting of the SMF records, which captures the average monthly transactions processed annually. 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 will be accepted now.
Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.
New users of IBM Item Capture Support should specify:
Type Model 5655 B23
To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration.
Charges for ICS are usage based upon the number of transactions processed. When ordering, specify the feature numbers that correspond to the usage tiers.
Usage tiers are cumulative. For example, if ordering tier 3, order incrementally by specifying the features for tier 1, tier 2, and tier 3 as many times as appropriate.
Transactions for ICS are counted in increments of 10 million. Each tier allows for one or more increments of 10 million. Each tier specifies the range of millions of transactions supported by that tier. Each 10 million increment within a tier is represented by one iteration of the feature number assigned to that tier. When ordering, specify the correct number of iterations for a given feature number for the appropriate 10 million count. (Refer to examples for ordering.)
Number of Transactions # of MLC Tier Processed (in Millions (M)) 10M's Feature 1 0 - 10 million 1 4100 (up to 10M) 2 10 - 30 million 2 4105 (up to 20, 30M) 3 30 - 70 million 4 4110 (up to 40, 50, 60, 70M) 4 70 - 140 million 7 4115 (up to 80, 90, 100, ... 140M) 5 140 - 230 million 9 4120 (up to 150, 160, ... 230M) 6 230+ million Unlimited 4125 (each additional 10M)
The column above labeled "# of 10M's" represents the number of groups of 10M transactions in that tier. This number also represents the number of times the MLC feature number for that tier can be ordered based on the cumulative (10M) transaction count. The chart below also illustrates the tier representation:
Cumulative M Total Transactions Number of 10M's Transactions Tier 1 0 - 10 10M 10M Tier 2 10 - 30 10M 10M 30M Tier 3 30 - 70 10M 10M 10M 10M 70M Tier 4 70 - 140 10M 10M 10M 10M 140M 10M 10M 10M Tier 5 140 - 230 10M 10M 10M 10M 230M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M Tier 6 230 + 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M 10M ...
Ordering Examples: Customers having a total accumulated transaction count of 40 million transactions, order feature number 4100, feature number 4105 (quantity of 2), and feature number 4110 to arrive at 40 million. Customers having a total accumulated transaction count of 140 million transactions, order feature number 4100, feature number 4105 (quantity of 2), feature number 4110 (quantity of 4), and feature number 4115 (quantity of 7) to arrive at 140 million.
Basic Machine-Readable Material
Feature Number Distribution Medium 5802 3480 tape cartridge 5929 4-mm DAT cartridge
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 and Fulfillment (SDF) receives the order. SDF will then ship the order via overnight air transportation.
Unlicensed Documentation: A memo, a program directory, and one copy of the following publication are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:
Order Title Number Item Capture Support User's Guide SC31-4081 and Program Reference
Subsequent updates (technical newsletters or revisions between releases) to the publication 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
Required Operating System Environments
ICS must execute under one of the following IBM Operating Systems:
Unit of Measurement
ICS usage will be measured in number of transactions processed per month.
Collecting and recording of transactions for the purpose of determining usage license charges will require the activation of the product measurement and reporting functions in the OS/390 or MVS/ESA operating system. Following ICS installation and/or activation of the measurement function, transactions must be collected and recorded for a period of 12 months. ICS transaction counts are determined as follows:
Usage license charges are subject to a 12-month billing period.
Establishing Monthly Charges
The billing start date for monthly usage charges will be the first day of the calendar month in which the transaction counting and recording begins.
The charges provided in this announcement are suggested retail prices for the U.S. only and are provided for your information only. Dealer prices may vary, and prices may also vary by country. Prices are subject to change without notice. For additional information and current prices, contact your local IBM representative.
Monthly License Charge Program Tier Ranges Based on Number of Transactions (Per 10M Number Processed (in Millions (M)) Unit) 5655-B23 Tier 1 (0 - 10 million) up to 10M $425 Tier 2 (10 - 30 million) up to 20, 30M 175 Tier 3 (30 - 70 million) up to 40, 50, 60, 70M 100 Tier 4 (70 - 140 million) up to 80, 90, 100,...140M 90 Tier 5 (140 - 230 million) up to 150, 160, 170,...230M 75 Tier 6 (230+ million) each additional 10M 70
The following are related to this announcement:
These documents will be available on the date of announcement.