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AFP Consortium update. May 2009. AFP Consortium Incorporation. Organizational Actions. CORE MEMBERS IBM InfoPrint Solutions Isis MPI Tech Océ Streamserve Kodak Xerox PARTICIPATING MEMBERS Asssentis CDP Cincom Compart Crawford. CRE-DO DocPath Elixir GMC Lexmark Metavante

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afp consortium members february 2009 23 26
CORE MEMBERS

IBM

InfoPrint Solutions

Isis

MPI Tech

Océ

Streamserve

Kodak

Xerox

PARTICIPATING MEMBERS

Asssentis

CDP

Cincom

Compart

Crawford

CRE-DO

DocPath

Elixir

GMC

Lexmark

Metavante

Printsoft

PunchGraphix

Sefas

Solimar

HP

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS

Copi

LRS

AFP Consortium Members February 2009 23 (26)
slide6

Board of Directors

Six Core Members were nominated for 5 open director positions. The following directors were elected to serve a 1 year term through December 2009.

  • Roberto Anzola(ISIS - Board Director and R&D Manager)
  • Paul Gerelle (MPI Tech - Director)
  • Dennis Ladd (StreamServe - President and CEO)
  • Michele Pracchi (Océ - Senior Vice President Corporate Software Development)
  • James Porell(IBM - Distinguished Engineer; System z Business Development)
  • InfoPrint Solutions appointed the Founding Director
  • Jeffrey Paterra(InfoPrint Solutions - Sr. Vice President & General Manager, Technology & Solutions Development)
slide7

Officers

The Board of Directors appointed the following AFPC Officers

  • President - Harry Lewis (InfoPrint Solutions)
  • Secretary - Harry Lewis (InfoPrint Solutions) w/support from
  • José La Rosa Ducato (Océ)
  • Treasurer - Paul Gerelle (MPI Tech)
slide9

Architecture Architects

Main architects from InfoPrint Solutions Company.

  • Reinhard Hohensee: Overall AFP; MO:DCA, PTOCA, GOCA
  • Harry Lewis: phasing into Reinhard's work 
  • Dave Stone: IPDS, BCOCA, FOCA
  • Dennis Carney: phasing into Dave's IPDS work
  • Nenad Rijavec: IOCA
  • Roger Buis: AFP Line Data
  • Tim Towns (replaced Jean Aschenbrenner): CMOCA
afpc interchange set definitions1
AFPC Interchange Set Definitions

Rationale

Why do all this work?

– The most important value proposition of an open AFP standard for customers is interoperability of products

– The last time we tried to bring products up to a well-defined level of AFP compliance was with the MO:DCA IS/1 and IS/2 interchange set definitions in 1991!!

afpc interchange set definitions2
AFPC Interchange Set Definitions

Current architecture activity

• MO:DCA ACR 139 – AFPC Interchange Set: MO:DCA IS/3

• IPDS ACR 439 – IPDS Support for MO:DCA Interchange Set IS/3

• GOCA ACR 018: New Function Set Definition (GRS3)

• PTOCA ACR 018: New Function Set Definition (PT4)

• BCOCA ACR 060: BCD2 Subset

***All ACRs currently at “Active” status***

afpc interchange set definitions3
AFPC Interchange Set Definitions

- Should be IN the interchange set

  • Image Container objects
  • GOCA clockwise arcs
  • CMOCA (!?)

- Should be OUT of the interchange set

  • Functions that have limited scope, e.g. “saved pages”, UP3i
  • Container objects that have limited use, e.g. PCX, PCL
  • Container objects that require expensive RIP, e.g. PS/PDF
  • (see unresolved)

- Unresolved

  • IOCA FS11 (proposal to exclude, concern that the lack of grayscale will leave IS/3 in a poor position relative to PDF)
  • CID-keyed fonts (proposal to remove did not reach consensus, requires revisit)
bcoca architecture status1
BCOCA Architecture - Status
  • Current specification -- BCOCA Reference (S544-3766-06), July 2006
    • All BCOCA ACRs are written against this document
  • BCOCA Frequently Asked Questions document
    • Published on www.afpcolor.org
  • Unpublished Final status architecture
    • Retired items will be identified in next edition
    • Small USPS Four-State bar code (BCOCA ACR 52)
    • Small Fixed-Size Bar Codes (BCOCA ACR 53)
    • Default Parameter-Value Recommendations (BCOCA ACR 54)
    • Desired Symbol Width Parameter (BCOCA ACR 55)
    • Miscellaneous Editorial Changes (BCOCA ACR 56)
  • ACRs at Verified Status – none
  • ACRs at Consensus Status – 3
  • Architecture in process 2
    • BCD2 Subset ACR
    • Royal Mail RED TAG Bar Code ACR
bcoca architecture futures
BCOCA Architecture - Futures

Potential new work

  • USPS Intelligent Mail Container Bar Code

The United States Postal Service has defined a category called “Full Service”

that requires use of three USPS-defined bar code types:

    • Intelligent Mail Barcode – already in BCOCA
    • Container Labels (uses Code 128-subset B and C) – ACR needed?(for use on mailer-generated pallet, container, or rolling-stock labels)
    • Tray Labels (uses Interleaved 2-of-5 and Code 128 subset C) – not needed
  • Potential ACR solution summary:
    • Define a new modifier value for the Code 128 bar code typeX’05’ – Intelligent Mail Container Barcode
    • BCOCA receiver must meet USPS symbology specifications (stay in subset b and c, x dimension between 15.8 and 19.5 mils, width less than 5 inches, etc.)
    • “USPS SCAN REQUIRED” printed above the symbol
    • Identification bars above and below symbol
    • HRI with two blank spaces between each field
  • Example on next slide
slide18

2009 meeting schedule

  • February 25 – 27 Boulder, Colorado hosted by InfoPrint Solutions
  • June 1 – 3 Toronto, Canada hosted by CDP
  • Week of September 28Poing, Germany hosted by Océ
thank you for listening
Thank you for listening
  • Hvad kan vi / AFP Konsortiet gøre for dig?
    • Lytte til dine erfaringer og problemer med AFP/IPDS.
    • Opsamle og viderebringe dine gode idéer til nye tiltagomkring AFP/IPDS.
    • Oplyse dig om nye og kommende funktioner i AFP/IPDS arkitekturen.
  • Spørgsmål – idéer:
    • Sig frem her og nu.
    • Email: KA@MPITech.com
  • Eller klik ind på: www.afpcolor.org