IPP> ADM - Novell Press Release

IPP> ADM - Novell Press Release

IPP> ADM - Novell Press Release

Carl-Uno Manros cmanros at cp10.es.xerox.com
Thu Apr 10 21:57:42 EDT 1997

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Wednesday April  9  5:45 PM EDT
<h2>Novell and Industry Partners Meet to Develop Open Standard for Internet Printing</h2>

<h3>Networking Leader Helps Advance Internet Standards at IETF-Chartered Meetings</h3>

    PROVO, Utah, April 9 /PRNewswire/ --  Novell Inc  continues
to play a major role in advancing open Internet standards by collaborating
with industry leaders to develop the Internet Print Protocol (IPP), a fully
defined industry standard for printing across intranets and the Internet.
Novell helped drive the creation of a formal working group within the Internet
Engineering Task Force (IETF) that is meeting for the first time this week to
discuss the new printing standard. Developed initially by Novell, IBM, Sun
Microsystems, and Xerox, the IPP will make printing in heterogeneous network
environments much easier and standardize remote printing.

    "The IPP is a significant piece of Novell's overall strategy to help
customers make the transition to open Internet standards," said Glenn Ricart,
chief technology officer of Novell. "By working together with industry leaders
including IBM, Sun, and Xerox, we are bringing structure to the Internet to
make it a serious business tool."

    Through this new working group, Novell and leading printer and software
vendors will establish a set of industry-standard protocols for submission and
control of print jobs over the Internet and across enterprise intranets.
Companies participating in these efforts include Adobe, Canon, Dataproducts,
Dazel, Digital, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel, Kyocera, Lexmark, Microsoft,
Netscape, QMS, Ricoh, Sharp, Sun, Tektronix and Xerox. The working group will
submit the IPP to the IETF later this year for acceptance as an approved IETF
standard. Novell will support these protocols in future versions of its
networking products.

    "A universal Internet printing standard would reduce our overall cost for
network printing," said Mike Hicks, network systems engineer for the City of
Tucson, Ariz. "We currently spend a significant amount of time configuring
workstations to allow users to print to remote locations. In addition, our
employees must print, then fax documents to the desired destination. An open
standard would alleviate much of this work and should lower the overall cost
of printers."

    Novell's Leadership

    Novell set the standard for high-quality printing with its market-leading
network operating system. Through Novell Directory Services (NDS), network
administrators realize an unparalleled ability to manage printers and printer
set-up. By assisting in the creation of IPP, Novell demonstrates its
commitment to extending this leadership to the Internet.

    The IPP standard will alleviate a significant amount of time
administrators now spend configuring user workstations to facilitate printing
to remote sites, lowering overall network administration costs. With IPP, end
users will be able to find any printer on the Internet, install it and print
the desired document very easily. Users will receive a status report verifying
successful completion of the job.

    IPP can eliminate the need for faxing documents by providing a
cost-effective and reliable way to print documents such as invoices, schedules
and forms directly to remote printers. Instead of the costly and arduous
process of printing, then faxing documents to branch offices, hotels and other
remote locations, users will be able to print documents directly to printers
anywhere on the Internet reliably and quickly, using common Internet

    The IPP Project

    IPP is the result of several companies' efforts. Last fall, Novell and
Xerox submitted a draft of a jointly developed Internet printing protocol,
Lightweight Directory Printing Application (LDPA), to the IETF for review. In
a parallel effort, IBM started working on a proposal for Internet printing
using Web technology, known as HyperText Printing Protocol (HTPP). During
subsequent meetings among leading printer vendors and manufacturers, it was
decided to merge the Novell, IBM and Xerox efforts into the IPP project. The
first IPP discussion group was held at the December 1996 IETF meeting, with
participation from over 20 printer-related companies. This week's first
meeting of the working group is taking place in Memphis, Tennessee.

    About IETF

    The IETF is a large international community of network designers,
operators, vendors, and researchers concerned with the evolution of the
Internet architecture and the smooth operation of the Internet. IETF is open
to any interested individual. The actual technical work of the IETF is done in
its working groups, which are organized by topic into several areas (e.g.
routing, network management, security, etc.). Further information about the
IETF can be accessed on the World Wide Web at

    About Novell

    Founded in 1983, Novell is the world's leading provider of network
software. The company offers a wide range of network solutions for distributed
network, Internet, intranet and small-business markets. Novell education and
technical support programs are the most comprehensive in the network computing
industry. Information about Novell's complete range of products and services
can be accessed on the World Wide Web at http://www.novell.com.

    NOTE:  Novell is a registered trademark of Novell, Inc. Novell Directory
Services (NDS) is a trademark of Novell, Inc. All other company or product
names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

SOURCE  Novell Inc.

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Carl-Uno Manros
Principal Engineer - Advanced Printing Standards - Xerox Corporation
701 S. Aviation Blvd., El Segundo, CA, M/S: ESAE-231
Phone +1-310-333 8273, Fax +1-310-333 5514
Email: manros at cp10.es.xerox.com

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