HP has entered an agreement with Entire, Incorporated.
Entire has developed a software solution called the Entire Image
Manager. Essentially, the solution takes up to four LJ 5Si printers and
enables them to work as one logical printer. With print speeds up to 96
pages per minute, it is ideal for printing books and manuals as well as
other high-volume print jobs.
The software comes with a full standard set of tools to raster image
process (RIP), manage, merge, retrieve, impose, queue, and store in an
electronic library, and to output files to an LJ 5Si.
Image Manager can accept PostScript Level 2, PCL 5e, TIFF, and
CCITT G3/G4 files from modems, floppy disks, tapes, or other media.
Customers can connect their printer cluster to almost any Ethernet,
Token Ring, LocalTalk, and FDDI networks. It supports TCP/IP, Novell,
DECnet, AppleTalk, LAN Manager, LAN server, SNA, and Banyan
protocols. Any engine sold after September 1, 1997 that does not have
the 9.7 firmware or later will require a formatter replacement.
Clarity of support and firmware compatibility for this
solution is important. If the customer is having problems with the
solution, please instruct them to call the HP reseller that sold them their
solution. If the reseller is distributing the Image Manager software, they
also have the responsibility for first-level support for the software.
Second-level support is provided by the master distributor: Ahearne &
Soper support (800) 879-3224 (extension 120).
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