IBM FileNet Rendition Engine V5.1 delivers document format rendering content stored in IBM FileNet Content Manager

IBM United States Software Announcement 211-276
July 26, 2011


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Overview Overview Technical information Technical information
Key prerequisites Key prerequisites Ordering information Ordering information
Planned availability date Planned availability date Terms and conditions Terms and conditions
Description Description Prices Prices
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IBM® FileNet® Rendition Engine V5.1 is designed to provide significant improvements in several areas including:

  • Document format transformation
  • Integration with IBM FileNet Content Engine publishing when rendering documents into other formats
  • Reliability
  • Scalability
  • Ease of administration
  • Support for many input formats
  • Support for many output formats
  • Ease of upgrade from previous releases

To order, contact your IBM representative, an IBM Business Partner, or the Americas Call Centers at: 800-IBM-CALL.

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Overview
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IBM FileNet Rendition Engine V5.1 transforms documents into other formats such as PDF and HTML. When installed, FileNet Rendition Engine rendering capabilities become available to the end user through the integrated publishing feature within IBM FileNet Content Engine and the WorkPlace user interface.

IBM FileNet Rendition Engine V5.1 features

  • Reliability: FileNet Rendition Engine utilizes third-generation rendering technology.
  • Scalability: Enhancements designed to improve FileNet Rendition Engine's ability to scale to handle enterprise-scale rendering requirements.
  • Integration: FileNet Rendition Engine is seamlessly integrated with IBM FileNet Content Manager.
  • Administration: FileNet Rendition Engine is designed to be easier to administer.
  • Input formats: FileNet Rendition Engine supports the leading input formats required by enterprises today including Microsoft® Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, HTML, CambridgeSoft Chemdraw, AutoCAD, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, and for images (jpeg, TIFF, GIF).
  • Output formats: FileNet Rendition Engine supports the leading output formats required by enterprises today, including PDF (and PDF/A) and HTML.
  • Upgrade: You can upgrade from V3.5.2, V4.0.1, V4.5.0, V4.5.1, and V5.0 to V5.1.


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Key prerequisites
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Refer to the Technical information section for information on hardware and software requirements.



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Planned availability date
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July 29, 2011: Electronic availability

August 26, 2011: Media availability



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Description
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When using IBM FileNet Content Manager, you might frequently need to work with input documents in file formats that differ from the required output formats. The change in formatting is called rendering and IBM FileNet Rendition Engine performs this function for FileNet Content Manager.

IBM FileNet Rendition Engine V5.1:

  • Is the third-generation rendering technology for FileNet Content Manager, and, as such, is designed to be the most reliable version to date.
  • Incorporates enhancements designed to improve scalability and to address rendering requirements ranging from small to very large enterprise-scale needs.
  • Is seamlessly integrated with IBM FileNet Content Manager V5.1, and can provide user-driven and business rule-driven rendering within any application.
  • Includes a domain manager which simplifies administration by using the tool to configure and monitor the Rendition Engine software.
  • Supports rendition to HTML and PDF for the leading input formats required by enterprises today, including Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Also, rendition to PDF is supported for HTML, CambridgeSoft Chemdraw, AutoCAD, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project, and for images (jpeg, TIFF, GIF).
  • Supports the leading output formats required by enterprises today, including PDF and HTML.
  • Provides direct upgrade support from V3.5.2, V4.0.1, V4.5.0, V4.5.1, and V5.0 to V5.1.

Accessibility by people with disabilities

A US Section 508 Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) can be requested via the IBM website

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Program number
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Program    VRM                          Program name
number
 
5724-S17   5.1.0                        IBM FileNet Rendition
                                        Engine


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Offering Information
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Product information is available via the Offering Information website

http://www.ibm.com/common/ssi

Also, visit the Passport Advantage® website

http://www.ibm.com/software/passportadvantage


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Publications
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No publications are shipped with this product.

The IBM Publications Center

http://www.ibm.com/shop/publications/order

The Publications Center is a worldwide central repository for IBM product publications and marketing material with a catalog of 70,000 items. Extensive search facilities are provided. Payment options>for orders are via credit card (in the U.S.) or customer number for 20 countries. A large number of publications are available online in various file formats, and they can all be downloaded by all countries.

Publications for IBM FileNet Content Manager can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=3247&uid=swg27010422

Publications for IBM Content Manager Services for Lotus® Quickr® can be found at

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=86&uid=swg27016796


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Technical information
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Specified operating environment

Hardware requirements

For detailed hardware requirements, refer to

http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?rs=86&uid=swg27015723
Software requirements

For detailed software requirements for IBM FileNet Rendition Engine V5.1, refer to

http://www-947.ibm.com/support/entry/portal/Overview/Software/Information_Management/FileNet_Rendition_Engine

The program's specifications and specified operating environment information may be found in documentation accompanying the program, if available, such as a readme file, or other information published by IBM, such as an announcement letter. Documentation and other program content may be supplied only in the English language.

Planning information

Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express®. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software, and technical support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

Security, auditability, and control

IBM FileNet Rendition Engine uses the security and auditability features of the host 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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Ordering information
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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

These products may only be sold directly by IBM or by authorized IBM Business Partners for Software ValueNet®.

For more information about IBM Software ValueNet, visit

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To locate IBM Business Partners for Software ValueNet in your geography for a specific Software ValueNet portfolio, contact your IBM representative.

Product information

Licensed function title             Product group   Product
                                                    category
 
IBM FileNet Rendition Engine        FileNet Other   FileNet
                                                     Rendition
                                                     Engine
IBM FileNet Rendition Engine        FileNet Other   FileNet
 Non-Prod                                            Rendition
                                                     Engine
Program name                          PID        Charge unit
                                      number     description
 
IBM FileNet Rendition Engine          5724-S17   Per Server
IBM FileNet Rendition Engine          5724-S17   Per Server
 Non-Prod

Charge metrics definitions

Server

Server is the unit of measure by which this program is licensed. A server is a computer system that executes requested procedures, commands, or applications to one or more user or client devices. A Proof of Entitlement (PoE) must be obtained for each server regardless of the number of processor cores or partitions in the server on which the program runs or each server managed by the program. Where blade technology is employed, each blade is considered a separate server.

Passport Advantage program licenses

IBM FileNet Rendition Engine

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM FileNet Rendition Engine
IBM FileNet Rendition Engine Per Server Annual SW S&S    E051MLL
 Rnwl
IBM FileNet Rendition Engine Per Server Lic + SW S&S 12  D04ECLL
 Mo
IBM FileNet Rendition Engine Per Server SW S&S           D04EDLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

IBM FileNet Rendition Engine

Part description                                         Part
                                                         number
 
IBM FileNet Rendition Engine Non-Prod
FileNet Rendition Engine Non Prod Per Server Annual SW   E051NLL
 S&S Rnwl
FileNet Rendition Engine Non Prod Per Server Lic + SW    D04EELL
 S&S 12 Mo
FileNet Rendition Engine Non Prod Per Server SW S&S      D04EFLL
 Reinstate 12 Mo

Passport Advantage supply

Program name/description                                 Part
                                                         number
 
IBM FileNet Rendition Engine V5.1.0
IBM FileNet Rendition Engine V5.1.0 Windows® English      BQ02AEN
 Media Pack

Passport Advantage customer: Media pack entitlement details

Customers with active maintenance or subscription for the products listed are entitled to receive the corresponding media pack.

IBM FileNet Rendition Engine V5.1.0

Entitled maintenance        Media packs description     Part
offerings description                                   number
 
FileNet Rendition Engine    IBM FileNet Rendition       BQ02AEN
 Non-Prod Server             Engine V5.1.0 Windows
                             English Media Pack
FileNet Rendition Engine    IBM FileNet Rendition       BQ02AEN
 Server                      Engine V5.1.0 Windows
                             English Media Pack


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Terms and conditions
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Licensing

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Part number products only, offered outside of Passport Advantage, where applicable, are license only and do not include Software Maintenance.

This software license includes Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance).

License Information form number
Program name                              Program    Form number
                                          number
 
IBM FileNet Rendition Engine              5724-S17   L-KFAL-8CUTGS

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Limited warranty applies

Yes

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Volume orders (IVO)

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Passport Advantage applies

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This product is only available via Passport Advantage. It is not available as shrinkwrap.

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Yes. Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is included with licenses purchased through Passport Advantage and Passport Advantage Express. Product upgrades and technical support are provided by the Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) offering as described in the Agreements. Product upgrades provide the latest versions and releases to entitled software and Technical Support provides voice and electronic access to IBM support organizations, worldwide.

IBM includes one year of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) with each program license acquired. The initial period of Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) can be extended by the purchase of a renewal option, if available.

While your Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) is in effect, IBM provides you assistance for your routine, short duration installation and usage (how-to) questions, and code-related questions. IBM provides assistance via telephone and, if available, electronic access, to your information systems (IS) technical support personnel during the normal business hours (published prime shift hours) of your IBM support center. (This assistance is not available to your end users.) IBM provides Severity 1 assistance 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For additional details, consult your IBM Software Support Handbook at

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Software Subscription and Support (also referred to as Software Maintenance) does not include assistance for the design and development of applications, your use of programs in other than their specified operating environment, or failures caused by products for which IBM is not responsible under the applicable agreements.

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Other terms
System i Software Maintenance applies

No

Educational allowance available

Not applicable.



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