iCONVERT™ dynamically transforms IPDS data received from any AFP application into a variety of output formats, including PCL, PDF, PostScript and TIFF data streams and print files. The output is ideal for printers and archiving products that do not natively support AFP applications. iCONVERT functions most commonly in routing mainframe and AS/400 print reports directly to hundreds of networked desktop printers, and can also route reports to production PostScript printers.
Many organizations, while establishing an AFP-centric architecture for production printing, have experienced the phenomenon of decentralized decision-making in end user areas. Others have developed an asset consolidation plan that brings the data center print room together with the print shop. Either way, most devices outside of the data center use print data streams that are not AFP.
The system communicates with host systems and appears as IPDS devices or LUs. iCONVERT dynamically transforms AFP reports into a variety of other print languages and routes the resulting data to large fleets of Xerox distributed network and production printers, archiving systems, and viewing stations.