IPS Acquires OnePrint Software from LogNet
January 24, 2012 Alex Woodie
Integrated Print Solutions of Texas has acquired all the rights to OnePrint, a print protocol converter that it’s distributed for the last 14 years, from its former business partner LogNet Systems of Israel.
OnePrint is a Windows-based print protocol converter that enables customers to print documents from IBM i and mainframe servers on standard, inexpensive printers, and eliminates the need for customers to purchase or maintain expensive AFP and IPDS printers from IBM.
The software works by converting the high-end AFP and IPDS output from IBM servers into standard printer data streams–including Printer Control Language (PCL) and PostScript, as well as the data streams used by Epson and Canon printers. The output is then distributed to printers over TCP/IP using standard Windows Server print queues. A nearly unlimited number of Windows-attached printers can be supported on a LAN, the company says. The software sports a Web interface that provides central management controls for set up, routing, and problem resolution.
IPS has been the exclusive distributor of OnePrint G2 for Windows since 2005, during which time the company has attracted customers such as The GAP, RadioShack, Liz Claiborne and Volvo. The deal with LogNet ensures customers access to the OnePrint product line, and will enable IPS to pursue new business models with the software, IPS president Julian Leibowitz says.
“With the purchase of OnePrint platform, IPS has an opportunity to make significant breakthroughs in several critical areas, including the IBM cloud printing and smart devices printing apps,” Leibowitz says in a press release.
Terms of the deal were not announced. For more information, see IPS’ website at www.ipslc.com.
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