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.
System components overview
The entire DocuPrint NPS/IPS system includes the printer (also
known as an IOT or print engine), printer controller, printer
interface, and all appropriate software. "DocuPrint printer" or
"printer" refers to the base printer engine (IOT) only, without the
printer controller and interface.
The printer controller includes a processor, DVD-ROM (or CD-
ROM) drive, diskette drive, keyboard, mouse, and a monitor. The
printer controller accepts the print job from the client workstation
or host, converts the files into page images, and sends the page
images to the printer. The user interface at the printer controller
allows you to perform tasks such as monitoring job status,
prioritizing jobs, and configuring the system.
The printer interface cables provide high-speed data transport
and communication between the printer controller and the
The printer accepts data from the printer controller and prints the
document according to the print options specified by the user.
The printer also provides optional paper stitching and stacking.
Installation Planning Guide