Group Logic, a vendor of network workflow software and services to the print media industry, has released version 2.0 of its ExtremeZ-IP file and print server software. ExtremeZ-IP connects Macs to a Windows Server or workstation/professional using the TCP/IP protocol.
The 2.0 update includes an optional IP Print Support feature. It also purportedly offers faster Sherlock searches, remote administration, complete desktop database support, better support for adjusting permissions, and better integration with other Mac and Windows applications
Reid Lewis, president and co-founder of Group Logic, said that IP Print Support enables ExtremeZ-IP eliminates the need for AppleTalk, “offering unprecedented network performance, time savings, and productivity gains for graphic design, prepress, commercial printing, and other print media organizations.” The product provides an exportable log of all print job results, errors, and other critical data.
Lewis said that the results are a faster transfer of print jobs, improved ease of use in configuring printers from Mac workstations, and a wide choice of output devices, including OPI and RIP servers.
“For the first time, organizations that produce much of their work on the Mac can save money and improve productivity, user satisfaction, and customer service by taking advantage of the superior speed, ease of use, and efficiency of IP printing,” he said in a press announcement.
ExtremeZ-IP with optional IP Print Support is priced based on the number of Mac clients in the user’s network. It is available directly from
Group Logic, which also offers a free trial version.