IBM ImagePlus Workstation Program for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 Expands Your Image Processing Capabilities

Software Announcement
June 24, 1997
Announcement Letter Number: 297-222


Table of Contents:

(Corrected on July 2, 1997) Change made in the Software Requirements section.

At a Glance

ImagePlus Workstation Program for Windows NT is the workstation component for the ImagePlus MVS/ESA and ImagePlus AS/400 image processing solution. Key features in Version 2 Release 2:

  • Ports most of the IWPM Version 2 Release 1 for OS/2 functions to Windows NT

  • Runs on the Windows NT operating system

  • Utilizes Install Shield for a simplified installation process



Overview

With the ImagePlus (R) family, paper documents, photos, or drawings can be scanned or captured as electronic images, organized into folders, linked to business applications, routed through the work process and presented to users on demand. As part of the ImagePlus family, the IBM ImagePlus Workstation Programs provide high-performance functions that allow you to capture, view, manipulate and print large volumes of documents efficiently.

IBM ImagePlus Workstation Program for Windows NT (TM) Version 2 Release 2 is the client component of the ImagePlus Workfolder Application Facility for OS/400 (R) (WAF) and ImagePlus Folder Application Facility for MVS/ESA (TM) (FAF) solutions. IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 provides display, print, data format and document manipulation support.

This 32-bit NT application includes:

  • Data Format -- adds TIFF, ASCII, bitmaps, and PPDS support. Also because of the addition of word processing and spreadsheet support, IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 converts the data to MODCA (TM) format for displaying and printing.
  • Print Capabilities -- provides the support for the IBM Laserprinter 4039 PCL and general NT printer driver support.
  • Document manipulation -- provides page cropping, NT clipboard and magnifying lens support, and the ability to store pages.
  • Utilize InstallShield -- allows easier installation of IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2.
  • Sort support.
  • 24-bit color display support.
  • Scan Capabilities -- provides support of SCSI-attached scanners using ISIS drivers and high speed scanner functions through IBM Business Partners.
For additional details about IBM ImagePlus Workstation Program for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2, please refer to our web site at:
    http://www.software.ibm.
    com/is/image



Intended Customers

  • All new customers requiring an image solution on the ImagePlus for AS/400 (R) midrange and ImagePlus for MVS/ESA mainframe systems.
  • Existing customers looking to migrate from their installed IWPM for OS/2 (R) or IWPM DOS for Windows (R) desktop.



Key Prerequisites

Operates with the Windows NT V4 operating system

Planned Availability Date

June 27, 1997

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This announcement is provided for your information only. For additional information, contact your IBM representative, call 800-IBM-4YOU, or visit the IBM home page at: http://www.ibm.com.



DESCRIPTION

The ImagePlus solution provides advanced image processing services for document management, file cabinet processing, folder processing, and work management. The IBM ImagePlus Workstation Program for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 offers the following capabilities:

  • The ability to capture, display, manipulate, and print color bilevel, and gray scale images.

  • The ability to convert image and text documents to and from data formats. The output data formats include MODCA and TIFF. The input data formats include MODCA, IOCA, TIFF, ASCII, PPDS, JFIF, GIF, PCX/DCX and word processor, spread sheet formats and bitmap. The ImagePlus Workstation Program converts the data to MODCA format for displaying and printing word processing, spread sheet, and ASCII formats.

  • The ability to perform multitasking.

  • The ability to perform page caching. Page caching allows decompressed pages to be temporarily stored in memory. The cached pages can then be quickly displayed.

  • The ability to customize the end-user selection to the task the end user will perform using configuration program.

  • The ability to launch word processor and spread sheet applications. The ImagePlus Workstation Program processes content classes representing word processing and spread sheet applications. Your host application must support content classes.

  • Supports workstation printers compatible with the operating system.

  • Supports SCSI-attached scanners using ISIS drivers and high speed scanner function through IBM Business Partners.

  • Document manipulation support includes:
    • Page cropping, clipboard, and magnifying lens support.

    • The ability to store a rotated page.

    • The ability to sort the documents in the working set.

    • The ability to customize the workstation using the ImagePlus

    • Workstation Program configuration program, the speed bar, and the preferences notebook.

    • The ability to discard blank pages during scanning.

    • The ability to display images on a 4-bit color display.

    • Supports ImageAccel scale to gray of bilevel images on appropriate Cornerstone-equipped systems.
The ImagePlus workstation can be set up in one or in a combination of the following ways:
  • A display workstation to display documents that have been entered previously and can be modified. The modified document can be stored at the host.

  • A printer workstation to print documents.

  • A scanner workstation to scan documents.



Year 2000

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 date data with it.



PRODUCT POSITIONING

IBM IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 is the client component of the ImagePlus OS/400 and MVS/ESA solutions:

  • IBM ImagePlus Workfolder Application Facility (WAF) for OS/400

  • IBM ImagePlus MVS/ESA Folder Application Facility (FAF) and Object Distribution Manager (ODM) solutions
IWPM provides image services, including image capture, print, modify, import/export, and display.



EDUCATION SUPPORT

The appropriate curriculum will be updated, as necessary, to include the enhancements in this announcement.

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

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

Trademarks

      MVS/ESA and MODCA are trademarks of International Business
      Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or
      both.
      ImagePlus, OS/400, AS/400, and OS/2 are registered trademarks
      of International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
      Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.



SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION



TECHNICAL INFORMATION



Specified Operating Environment

Hardware Requirements: The following is a list of the hardware requirements to run ImagePlus (R) Workstation Program for Windows NT (TM) Version 2 Release 2.

.-----------+-----------------------+-----------------------.
|Component  |      Minimum          |       Recommended     |
'-----------+-----------------------+-----------------------'
.-----------+-----------------------+-----------------------.
|Display    |-66 MHx 80486          |-100 MHz Pentium(R)    |
|Workstation|-24MB RAM              |-32MB RAM              |
|           |-500MB Hard Disk       |-1GB Hard Disk         |
|           |-SVGA Adapter          |-SVGA Adapter          |
|           | (800x600 resolution)  | (1024x768 recommended)|
|           |-CD-ROM Drive          |-CD-ROM Drive          |
|           | (install only)        | (install only)        |
|           |-Mouse                 |-Mouse                 |
|           |-Network card supported|-Network card supported|
|           | by IBM Personal       | by IBM Personal       |
|           | Communications        | Communications        |
|-----------+-----------------------+-----------------------|
|Scan       |-100 MHz Pentium       |-100 MHz Pentium       |
|Workstation|-32MB RAM              |-32MB RAM              |
|           |-2GB Hard disk         |-2GB Hard Disk         |
|           |-SVGA Adapter          |-SVGA Adapter          |
|           | (1024x768 recommended)| (1024x768 recommended)|
|           |-CD-ROM Drive          |-CD-ROM Drive          |
|           | (install only)        | (install only)        |
|           |-Mouse                 |-Mouse                 |
|           |-Network card supported|-Network card supported|
|           | by IBM Personal       | by IBM Personal       |
|           | Communications        | Communications        |
|           |-Scanner Interface     |-Scanner Interface     |
|           | SCSI card or Kofax    | SCSI card or Kofax    |
|           | scanner interface     | scanner interface     |
|           | card                  | card                  |
'-----------+-----------------------+-----------------------'

Supported Hardware

.----------+------------------------------------------------.
|Scanners  |-IWPM/NT comes with drivers from Pixel          |
|          | Translations, Inc. for ISIS compatible scanners|
|          | including scanners made by Bell & Howell,      |
|          | Fujitsu, Ricoh, and Hewlett Packard.  These    |
|          | drivers require a SCSI card for an ISA or PCI  |
|          | machine (not Microchannel).  For details on    |
|          | which scanner models, SCSI adapters, and       |
|          | configurations are supported, see our web site |
|          | at:                                            |
|          |      http://www.software.ibm.com/is/image      |
|----------+------------------------------------------------|
|Config.   |-In addition, drivers for high speed scanners   |
|Using Opt.| and acceleration hardware are available        |
|Vendor    | through IBM Business Partners.                 |
|Software  |                                                |
|----------+------------------------------------------------|
|Printers  |-Printers listed for Windows NT 4.0 will be     |
|          | supported                                      |
|          |-Additional optimized print function is         |
|          | provided for the following printers:           |
|          | A. IBM 4019                                    |
|          | B. IBM 4029                                    |
|          | C. IBM 4039 Plus                               |
'----------+------------------------------------------------'

Software Requirements: For IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 one of the following host products are required:

  • IBM ImagePlus Workfolder Application Facility for OS/400 (R)

  • IBM ImagePlus Folder Application Facility for MVS/ESA (TM)
.--------------------+--------------------------------------.
| Component          |            Recommended               |
'--------------------+--------------------------------------'
.--------------------+--------------------------------------.
|IWPM for            |- Windows(R) NT 4.0                   |
| Windows NT         |                                      |
|--------------------+--------------------------------------|
|AS/400(R) Host      |-ImagePlus Workfolder Application     |
|                    | Facility (WAF) V3.1, PTF SH12078 or  |
|                    | higher                               |
|                    |-ImagePlus Workfolder Application     |
|                    | facility patch "NTSCAN" (contact WAF |
|                    | support for distribution of patch)   |
|                    |-Client Access(TM) 3.1.1 or           |
|                    |-Client Access for Windows 95/NT      |
|                    | plus current CSD                     |
|--------------------+--------------------------------------|
|MVS/ESA Host        |-ImagePlus Folder Application         |
|                    | Facility APIs V2.2.0                 |
|                    |-ImagePlus Folder Application Facility|
|                    | Folder & Workflow App. (FWA) V2.2.1  |
|                    | (Optional)                           |
|                    |-ImagePlus Object Distribution Manager|
|                    | (IODM) V2.2                          |
|                    |-Communications program product that  |
|                    | must provide:                        |
|                    | *LU2 support for 3270 host sessions  |
|                    | *Common Programming Interface --     |
|                    |  Communications (CPI-C) Level 2      |
|                    |  support for Advanced Programming to |
|                    | Programming Communications (APPC).   |
|                    | Supported Programs:                  |
|                    |                                      |
|                    | A. IBM Personal Communications for   |
|                    |    Windows NT 4.1 plus APARS         |
|                    |    (IC16686, IC17049)                |
|                    | B. Rumba 95/NT for the Mainframe 5.0 |
|                    |    with Update 01 or                 |
|                    | C. Extra! Personal Client for        |
|                    |    Windows NT 6.2 from Attachmate,   |
|                    |    with patch WCPIC32.DLL            |
'--------------------+--------------------------------------'

Compatibility: Versioning, which includes masks, annotation, notes, highlights, and content class for ImagePlus AS/400 customers, will be supported by VisualInfo (TM) for AS/400 Version 4 Release 1 available in 3Q97. Bar Code and Patch Code support will be provided by Scanner Vendors or IBM Imaging Business Partners.

With some code pages, the user will see some characters entered in notes or annotations using IWPM for Windows NT which may not be visible using IWPM for OS/2 (R). When the Language MS NT Code Page IBM-equivalent Code Page, CHS (Simplified Chinese) 936 1386 and the JPN (Japanese) 932 943 code pages are available, the problem described above can be eliminated by using them.

IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 is a compatible client to both Workfolder Application Facility (WAF) and ImagePlus MVS/ESA Folder Application Facility (FAF).



Planning Information

Packaging: IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 is shipped on a CD-ROM.



Security, Auditability, and Control

The announced program 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.



ORDERING INFORMATION



New Licensees

Orders for new licenses will be accepted now.

Shipment will begin on the planned availability date.

New users of ImagePlus Workstation Program for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 should specify:

         Type           Model

5639 C58

Basic License: To order a basic license, specify the program number and feature number 9001 for asset registration. Specify feature number 4020 for a one-time charge (OTC). Specify the feature number of the desired distribution medium shown below.



Program Upgrade

To upgrade from IWPM DOS for Windows (5621-211, features 4114, 4285, or 4286) to IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 (5639-C58), specify feature number 4021 for a basic license of the new version. To upgrade from a DSLO license of IWPM DOS for Windows (5621-211, features 9509,4288, or 4289) to IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2, specify feature 4023.

If IWPM DOS for Windows is a DSLO license and the customer wishes to upgrade to a IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 basic license, IWPM DOS for Windows must be converted from a DSLO license to a basic license first.

                         IWPM DOS for Windows
              to IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2

Basic DSLO Program One-Time One-Time Number Charge Charge

5639-C58 4021 4023

To upgrade from IWPM/2 Version 1 for OS/2 (5621-047, with features 4027, 4028, 4029, 4177, or 4263) to IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 (5639-C58), specify feature number 4021 for a basic license of the new version. To upgrade from an additional license of IWPM/2 Version 1 (5874-BBB, 83F6663) to a DSLO license or IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2, specify feature 4023.

If IWPM/2 Version 1 is a DSLO license and the customer wishes to upgrade to a IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 basic license, IWPM/2 Version 1 must be converted from a DSLO license to a basic license first.

                           IWPM/2 Version 1
              to IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2

Basic DSLO Product One-Time One-Time Number Charge Charge

5639-C58 4021 4023

To upgrade from IWPM/2 Version 2 for OS/2 (5622-969) to IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 (5639-C58), specify feature number 4024 for a basic license of the new version. To upgrade from an additional license of IWPM/2 Version 2 (5804-AAR, 84H2556) to a DSLO license specify feature 4025. To upgrade from a DSLO license of IWPM/2 Version 2 (5622-969, feature 9580) specify feature 4025.

If IWPM/2 Version 2 is a DSLO license and the customer wishes to upgrade to a IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 basic license, IWPM/2 Version 2 must be converted from a DSLO license to a basic license first.

                           IWPM/2 Version 2
              to IWPM for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2

Basic DSLO Product One-Time One-Time Number Charge Charge

5639-C58 4024 4025

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

                    Feature        Distribution
Environment         Number         Medium

Windows NT 5809 CD-ROM

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)

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

DSLO License: To order a DSLO license, specify the program number and feature number 9901 for asset registration and 4022 for a one-time charge. Ordering a DSLO feature will result in IBM maintaining a record of this customer location as a DSLO user only. All material for the DSLO license will be provided through the basic license location. If a user selects DSLO, no other feature numbers are valid for this order and no program materials or updates will be shipped.

Unlicensed Documentation: A memo and one copy of the following publications are supplied automatically with the basic machine-readable material:

                                             Order
Title                                        Number

IBM ImagePlus Workstation Program GC34-3102 for Microsoft (R) Windows NT Installation (English) and User's Guide ImagePlus Workstation Program for GC34-3101 Windows NT License Specification (English)

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. The following publications will be available after general availability of the national language versions:

Title                    Order Number        Language

ImagePlus GC17-1283-00 Brazilian Workstation Portuguese Program GA84-0425-00 Simplified for Microsoft Chinese Windows NT GC40-1435-00 Traditional Installation Chinese and Users Guide GC14-5473-00 Dutch GC13-2706-00 Italian GC88-7255-00 Japanese K/GC34-3102-00 Korean

ImagePlus GC17-1282-00 Brazilian Workstation Portuguese Program GA84-0424-00 Simplified for Windows Chinese NT License GA40-1434-00 Traditional Specification Chinese GC13-2705-00 Italian K/GC34-3101-00 Korean



TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Licensing: IBM Customer Agreement

Designated Machine: Not required

Variable Charges Apply: No

Installation License or Location License Applies: No

Use Limitation Applies: No

Educational Allowance: Yes, to qualified education customers.

Volume Discount: Not applicable

Version-to-Version Upgrade Credits Apply: No

Warranted: Yes

Licensed Program Materials Availability

  • Restricted Materials of IBM: None

  • Non-Restricted Source Materials: None

  • Object Code Only (OCO): All
Testing Period: None

Satisfaction Guarantee: Two months for Basic Licenses

  • Starts: 10 days after IBM ships, or on the day a non-DSLO additional licence is authorized
Program Services
  • Support Center applies: Yes

  • Central Service, including the IBM Support Center

  • Available until discontinued: Six months written notice

  • APAR Mailing Address:
    IBM Corporation
    Personal Systems Support Family
    Internal ZIP 2901
    1140 Burnet Road
    Austin, TX 78758
  • Services for DSLO Licenses: Provided through Basic License location
Complimentary Introductory Support: Not available



CHARGES

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.

                                             Basic        DSLO
                    Basic      DSLO          Program      Program
                    One-Time   One-Time      Upgrade      Upgrade
 Description        Charge     Charge        Charge       Charge

IBM ImagePlus $695 $612 Workstation Program for Windows NT (5639-C58)

Upgrade from $209 $167 IWPM/2 Version 1 or IWPM DOS for Windows

Upgrade from $104 $ 83 IWPM/2 Version 2

The Support Line charge for ImagePlus Workstation Application Facility customers is included with the Support Line charge for AS/400 Workgroup 1. The Support Line charge for ImagePlus Folder Application Facility customers must purchase ImagePlus Workstation Program for Windows NT support under the Personal System Support Family at $45 per month for prime-time support.

One-Time Charge: Customers who pay a one-time charge for a licensed program receive enhancements and future releases, if any, at no additional charge. Significant new function may be offered as an optional feature and charged for separately. If a replacement program is announced and the customer elects to license the replacement program for a one-time charge and replace the prior program, an upgrade charge may apply.

Program Upgrade Charge: Program upgrade charges will apply for upgrades from ImagePlus Workstation Program Version 1 for OS/2 (5621-047) or ImagePlus Workstation Program Version 2 for OS/2 (5622-969) or ImagePlus Workstation Program/DOS for Windows (5621-211) to ImagePlus Workstation Program for Windows NT Version 2 Release 2 (5639-C58).

The program upgrade charge applies to orders for the replacement program when it replaces a prior program that was obtained for a one-time charge and is discontinued upon installation of the new version. If the prior program is not discontinued, the full one-time charge applies to the replacement program.

Trademarks

      MVS/ESA, Client Access, and VisualInfo are trademarks of
      International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      ImagePlus, OS/400, AS/400, and OS/2 are registered trademarks
      of International Business Machines Corporation in the United
      States or other countries or both.
      Pentium is a registered trademark of Intel Corporation.
      Windows NT is a trademark of Microsoft Corporation.
      Windows and Microsoft are registered trademarks of Microsoft
      Corporation.
      Other company, product, and service names may be trademarks or
      service marks of others.