NPS/IPS concurrent printing
Document Feeding and Finishing Architecture (DFA)
Bus and tag attachment through the channel interface board
or through the Host Channel Unit (HCU) can be used for
IPDS jobs from a channel-attached host; Token Ring or
Ethernet connection can be used for jobs submitted over the
The Xerox NPS/IPS can receive a variety of data streams
including IPDS, PostScript Levels 1 and 2, PCL 5e, TIFF, and
ASCII. The system automatically senses the type of job and
processes it appropriately.
When your system is printing IPDS jobs, it can accept network
PDL data streams in the background. When network PDL jobs
are printing, only one IPDS job can be queued.
The Document Feeding and Finishing Architecture (DFA) on the
NPS/IPS supports all third-party finishing devices currently
validated for the LCDS (J11) printers. The bypass transport
option is required for in-line finishing devices.
The system provides functionality to export the state of a printer
using the Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP), thus
allowing printer management software to monitor and report on
the printer state.
SNMP is a standardized communications protocol for managing
arbitrary networked devices from different vendors, such as
workstations, servers, printers, or routers. The information to be
communicated is presented as variable name/value pairs,
defined in a set of standardized management information bases
(MIBs). The MIBs define the legal variables, their types, and
possibly a fixed set of values.
System Overview Guide