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Infoprint 4000/4100 Productivity Tracking Feature

The Infoprint Productivity Suite is a new software package designed to provide more information about the operation of select IBM continuous-forms printers. This new software can be used to provide more insight into the production environment with the goal of improving efficiency.

This feature provides the necessary microcode to allow selected Infoprint 4000 and Infoprint 4100 Printers to send production data to a Windows Server attached via an Ethernet LAN to the printer Control Unit. The LAN attached server must have the Infoprint Productivity Suite Program Product (5739-AA8) with the Productivity Tracking feature installed.

With the Infoprint 4100 and Infoprint 4000 Productivity Tracking feature, the Infoprint Productivity Suite provides an integrated solution to enhance the information available on events that have occurred during production. This information can be analyzed by printer, by operator, or by job. This program receives operational data from the printer and converts it to a DB2 format so that management can have a broad base of information to assist in improving operating efficiency. The program contains sample templates that display commonly requested production data, such as foot count of pages printed, toner changes, error frequency, and estimated foot count per job.

This feature requires an Ethernet attachment to attach to the Windows Server running the Infoprint Productivity Suite. The Ethernet attachment can be Ethernet SX, Ethernet TX or 10/100 Ethernet. The integrated 10/100 Ethernet attachment on the 64-bit processors can also be used.