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IPDS Mode (Production Print Mode)

IPDS(TM) mode--sometimes referred to as traditional or full IPDS mode--supports duplex printers in both duplex and dual simplex mode. IPDS mode requires one of the host licensed Print Services (PSF) products shown in Table 6.

Each software environment has specific operating system and AFP(TM) program requirements. For a list of the programs that are required for a particular environment, refer to the corresponding Print Services Facility(TM) (PSF) publications listed in Advanced Function Presentation(TM): Printer Information, G544-3290. Also see Advanced Function Presentation Licensed Programs for a listing of AFP software.

If the printer is connected to a print-on-demand (POD) server while in IPDS mode, the printer does not attempt to save pages on the printer. This may cause the printer to run slower when it is printing multiple copies of a document than it would in POD mode or when it is printing a document that would have been previously saved in POD mode.

Table 6. Software support for the respective attachments and functions
AFP Licensed Program S/370(TM) Parallel Channel ESCON(R) Channel FICON(TM) Channel Token Ring or 10/100 Ethernet TCP/IP FDDI TCP/IP (note 1) Gigabit Ethernet TCP/IP Select Medium Modifi- cation (SMM) Basic/ Enhanced N-Up Cut Sheet Emulation Gray- Scale True Type Fonts
PSF for OS/390 and z/OS(R) Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PSF/VM (note 2) Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes Yes No
PSF/VSE (note 2) Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes No
PSF/400 No No No Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes No
Infoprint(R) Manager for AIX(R) No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Infoprint Manager for Windows(R) No No No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
  1. FDDI is supported with AFCCU microcode levels 11.x and earlier only.
  2. PSF/VM and PSF/VSE support Infoprint Manager 4000 Models only.


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