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NETWORK SERVER SOFTWARE THAT SUPPORTS INDUSTRY-STANDARD PRINT FILES AND MULTIPLE LANS OFFERED BY XEROX ENGINEERING SYSTEMS

 ROCHESTER, March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Network server software that supports all industry-standard files, including PostScript, and Ethernet and non-Ethernet LANs for printing on all Xerox Engineering Systems raster printers and plotters was introduced today.
 ServeWare 2.0 facilitates client/server plotting and software rasterization. It allows architects and engineers to use a Sun Microsystems SPARCstation to process Adobe PostScript, CGM, CCITT Group IV (tiled and untiled), TIFF 5.0, HP-GL, HP-GL/2, CalComp 906/907, ASCII and VDS/VCGL files for printing on all Xerox raster printers and plotters. The PostScript interpreter outperforms systems using clones of PostScript interpreters and provides 51 Type I PostScript fonts compared to the 35 offered by competitors.
 In addition to Ethernet, the software, which is unique to Xerox Engineering Systems, supports Novell, DECnet, NFS, 3270 Coax and Token Ring LANs.
 The software also gives users the ability to rasterize plot files on their Sun SPARCstations. This provides for faster output on the plotter, which is particularly useful for dense files. It also eliminates the need for an RPM or embedded controller on the plotter. This benefit reduces equipment costs and allows users to take advantage of new standards and technologies as they emerge. With ServeWare, a single server can be connected to as many as three plotters and can ru ?them simultaneously.
 "The ongoing movement from mainframes to workstations is increasing the need to share resources," said Barry Lathan, vice president and general manager, plotter products, Xerox Engineering Systems. "ServeWare essentially converts Sun workstations into network plot servers, giving an unlimited number of users access to plotters. This protects customers' hardware investments and provides flexibility for adding printers and plotters to an existing network."
 ServeWare is directory driven so users can customize their network. For example, users might choose to set up one directory for AutoCAD files, another directory for CATIA files and so on. It also has a sophisticated plot queue management system for batch processing to organize plotting by media types or for scheduling large plot jobs during off hours. Operation is unattended.
 Other features of ServeWare 2.0 include:
 -- System accounting for creating cost allocation and usage reports
 -- CALS-compliant support of CGM, a standard government data format
 that is being adopted by many large companies
 -- Options of mouse- or keyboard-based interface
 -- Option of on-line or book documentation
 -- Full support for all Xerox Engineering Systems plotters and
 printers
 -- Ethernet TCP/IP connectivity
 ServeWare requires 16 MB of RAM and 207 MB of available hard-disk space. The base system is priced at $4,150. Software rasterization is $3,000. VDS/VCGL, HP-GL, 907, CGM and CCITT data-file converters are sold in sets for specific plotters and are priced at $1,000 per set. The PostScript converter is $4,000. The Xerox Model 6991 turnkey system bundles ServeWare 2.0 with a RISC-based server and is priced at $12,000.
 ServeWare 2.0 is available now through the Xerox Engineering Systems direct sales force. A 60-day evaluation version also is available.
 Xerox Engineering Systems is the world's largest supplier of engineering copiers, wide-format printers and fax machines, raster plotters and engineering document management systems.
 For more information on ServeWare 2.0, write Xerox Engineering Systems, P.O. Box 92718, Rochester, N.Y. 14692-6989 or call 1-800-XES TALK, ext. 7033.
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 /CONTACT: David Galante, 716-423-1158, or Katie Kilfoyle, 716-654-4666, both of Xerox Engineering Systems/


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