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Group Logic Ships ExtremeZ-IP Print Server 4.2Bonjour Printing Support (February 03, 2006)
Group Logic, developer of best-selling network workflow software products, today announced the release of ExtremeZ-IP Print Server version 4.2, an update to its print server software for Mac and Windows. The 4.2 update makes ExtremeZ-IP Print Server the first and only Windows based print server that supports the groundbreaking Bonjour standard for dramatically simplifying the process of finding and setting up printers by end users. Mac users can easily locate and use printers directly from the print dialog of any Mac OS X application, while Bonjour technologies seamlessly handle manual, error-prone tasks like PPD selection and other configuration options. This simplified configuration of printers delivered by Bonjour allows IT Administrators to easily install new printers without having to touch the Mac desktops or spend time supporting end users. These new features are all available on the Mac without requiring the installation of any client software.
Additionally, with the ExtremeZ-IP 4.2, release Windows users can now easily obtain the benefits of ExtremeZ-IP Print Server with enhanced accessibility through queue management, detailed logging and tracking of jobs and centralizing print services across different types of devices. Using a simple Printer Installation Wizard freely available from Apple, Windows users can quickly find and setup connections to ExtremeZ-IP print queues, bypassing the cumbersome and support intensive process built into Windows. A key benefit for end users and IT administrators alike is the automatic selection and use of the proper printer PPD file, which removes the hassles of misprinting due to improper configuration.
"Group Logic has built our reputation on enabling customers to effectively leverage the latest technology advancements for Mac desktops within a Windows environment," says T. Reid Lewis , President of Group Logic. "Our support for Bonjour printing in ExtremeZ-IP Print Server demonstrates the enhancements we have made to the usability of the product so that users can continue to easily integrate their mixed environments."
With better print queue management, simple setup and detailed logging of print jobs, ExtremeZ-IP Print Server replaces Print Services for Macintosh (PSFM) and greatly improves the capabilities and ease of use of the Windows print server. ExtremeZ-IP Print Server provides compatibility and seamless integration with the Mac OS X printing architecture allowing users who operate Mac OS X and Windows print servers to completely remove the legacy AppleTalk protocol from their network.
Group Logic today also launched their new online web store where users can purchase new ExtremeZ-IP File and Print Server licenses, product upgrades or purchase additional clients. This new addition to the website is part of Group Logic's continued support for providing customers with immediate access to purchase product downloads. The new online store is available at www.grouplogic.com/store.
ExtremeZ-IP 4.2 is available immediately from Group Logic's web site and is free to customers who own licenses for version 4.0 or higher and have an active Maintenance and Support Contract. Customers using prior versions of the product must purchase an upgrade to take advantage of the new 4.2 version features. Customers can contact Group Logic at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +1.703.528.1555 or 800.476.8781.
About Group Logic
Group Logic develops network workflow solutions that increase speed and create efficiencies for file transfers as well as file and print sharing services. The company's solutions include internationally renowned products, customization and integration services, and in-depth product training to maximize return on investment.
Group Logic offers two complementary product lines:
MassTransit Product Line: Enterprise software solution proven to transform digital file transfers into strategic business processes . MassTransit increases productivity and empowers users to manage all aspects of the file transfer process by simplifying the exchange of digital files, ensuring accountability and providing visibility into the entire process.
ExtremeZ-IP Product Line: ExtremeZ-IP File Server is the proven standard and most trusted solution for file sharing between Mac desktops and Windows servers, delivering no-compromise access and providing complete platform and application compatibility. ExtremeZ-IP Print Server delivers reliable integration between Mac desktops and Windows Servers, creating a single-point of management for enterprise-wide printing.
Group Logic's products are installed in thousands of organizations worldwide, including leading publishers, creative services and packaging operations of major corporations, printing and prepress service providers, advertising and design agencies, government and educational institutions.
For more information, visit Group Logic on the web at http://www.grouplogic.com/.
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