Installation Planning Guide
The NPS/IPS can process network PDL and IPDS jobs
To support the submission of jobs from a variety of hosts,
configuration possibilities include:
The same Token Ring or Ethernet connection can be used for
both IPDS and Postscript/PCL.
Both a Token Ring card and an Ethernet card can reside in
the Sun workstation controller, with one being used for IPDS
and the other for PostScript/PCL.
Bus and tag attachment through the channel interface can be
used for IPDS jobs from a channel-attached host; Token Ring
or Ethernet connection can be used for jobs submitted over
NPS/IPS concurrent printing
The Xerox NPS/IPS can receive a variety of data streams
including IPDS, PostScript Levels 1 and 2, PCL 5c, 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.
Document Feeding and Finishing Architecture (DFA)
The Document Feeding and Finishing Architecture (DFA) on the
NPS/IPS supports all third-party finishing devices currently
validated for the LCDS (J11) printers (DFA is not supported on
the 4850). The bypass transport option is required for in-line
The system emulates an IBM AFP Group 3 page printer with the
Advanced Function Image and Graphics (AFIG) option and can
print in all the following PSF environments: