Bootstrap Project for JEPS


PREJEPS - 5011

Keywords printer servers, printer imagers, colour printers, peripherals


Start Date: 01-JAN-90 / Duration: 15 months

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Objectives and Approach

The Joint European Printer Server (JEPS) project was intended to be the basis for developing the necessary technologies needed to meet the competitive requirements of the medium- to high-speed printer market in the 1990s. It is also intended to promote standards in the area of interfaces and protocols suitable for high-performance multicolour printers, and to accelerate, by up to two years, the release of new products that will constitute the cornerstone of the new generation of mid-range printers.

The PREJEPS project is focused on the specifications and preliminary studies of a printer server, to be inserted in various systems and network environments, capable of driving several different existing or new printers.

This server includes a printer server itself, an adaptable printer imager, and two printer devices based on two different technologies developed in Europe.

These technologies had already proved their feasibility in different speed ranges:

The adaptable imager study covered the requirements of a family of printer engines, starting with the two mentioned above and followed by engines characterised by adaptability in the 20-100 ppm speed range and up to 600 dpi resolution with colour and grey-scale capability.

Progress and Results

PREJEPS established the basis for the JEPS programme, which has not yet started.


CONTACT POINT

Mr Jean Marie Vogel
BULL SA
Avenue des Usines 6
F - 90001 BELFORT
tel: + 33/ 84-544706
fax: + 33/ 84-545218
telex: 360937

Participants

BULL SA - F - C
OCE-NEDERLAND BV - NL - P
SIEMENS-NIXDORF
INFORMATIONSSYSTEME AG (SNI) - D - P


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PREJEPS - 5011, December 1993


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