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Redwood Computer Achieves IPDS Print Management Solution with Major Manufacturer

Redwood Computer Achieves IPDS Print Management Solution with Major Manufacturer

Santa Cruz, CA (Vocus/PRWEB) January 27, 2011

Today Redwood Computer, Inc. announced a print management victory with a national manufacturing firm. This organization, headquartered near Chicago, IL, was using IPDS interface cards installed inside their network-attached printers to manage their IBM System i printing around the country.

The Problem

With over 100 branches, and a diverse array of printers to support, their job was a difficult one: How can we support IPDS Host printing from our IBM system i, while minimizing cost and maximizing printer uptime? At times this was a real challenge. When a printer had to be replaced, often the IPDS card from the old printer would not be supported on the new printer. The card would then have to be replaced; thus incurring the additional cost of another IPDS interface for the new printer.

The Solution

Redwood Computer suggested to the IT Director, Jeff, that they try the adaptio host print software, by I-O Corporation. Adaptio supports up to 128 LAN-attached printers from one location. Since it will work with any PCL5e compatible laser printer, new printers were instantaneously supported by migrating the existing licenses. And since the licenses are all managed from one location, there was no difficult installation to guide the branches through. “Adaptio has provided my client with investment protection and flexibility,” says Daniel Cohn, president and founder of Redwood Computer, Inc. “They can mix and match various laser printers and keep their IPDS solution the same.”

In all, this national organization benefited greatly by replacing their IPDS print management cards with I-O’s adaptio host print software. Their cost savings alone have exceeded $ 100,000, all while streamlining and simplifying their print management.

Loaded onto a Windows-based server or PC, the I-O Adaptio Host Print Software supports high-speed, high performance PCL compatible network attached printers. It also supports up to 128 host printer sessions and up to 250 pages/min per printer. Whether printing from an IBM Power System (System i, iSeries, AS/400) or a zSeries - S/390, fast printing can be obtained with laser printers supporting port 9100.

Adaptio offers the same reliable, full-function IBM host printing and control found with traditional direct twinax/coax attached printers. Adaptio provides bi-directional communication between the printers and the IBM host, thus allowing error reporting & page-range printing.

To learn more about Redwood Computer and the I-O Adaptio Host print solution, please contact Dan Cohn at Redwood Computer, Inc., at 831.464.8595, or dan(at)redwoodcomputer(dot)com.

About Redwood Computer, Inc.

Redwood Computer, Inc. has been meeting the needs of the mid-range computing community for over 10 years. Headquartered in Santa Cruz, California — and founded by Dan Cohn — the company runs on one fundamental, guiding principle: outstanding service and a fair price. Redwood Computer's strength is in the midrange computing environment. Their solutions range from peripherals and features to complete systems, from PCs to mainframes, and the hardware and software that connect them together.

About I-O Corporation

For 34 years, I-O Corporation has provided technical expertise to all sizes of organizations Product designs include thin clients for virtualized environments, host print software, print servers, and Xip Twinax Controllers. With more than 750,000 enterprise solutions installed in more than 30 countries, I-O Corporation's reputation for product reliability and customer support is recognized world-wide. For more information, please visit



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