Metacode to AFP
Meta to AFP converts print streams and DJDE resources from Xerox LCDS and Metacode to AFP formats by performing an object-to-object transformation that creates an optimized compatible AFP file. Fonts, images, logos and forms appear exactly the same on AFP printers as they do on Xerox printers
Meta to PDF
Meta to PDF interprets and transforms print streams and DJDE resources from Xerox LCDS and Metacode to PDF files for use with desktops and browsers using Adobe’s Acrobat® Reader. The software emulates pre-printed stock, quickly converts all fonts for an accurate and clean look, and allows the full power of PDF to be utilized within legacy applications.
Meta Normalization interprets Xerox LCDS and Metacode print streams and transforms them into standard Normalized Metacode files. This allows printer resources to be managed on a host system or LAN instead of on printers and provides a myriad of possible uses to simplify resource management and disaster recovery planning.
Meta to PS
Meta to PS product converts Xerox LCDS and Metacode to PostScript formats. Output is quickly converted and routed, and optimized for production performance with superior font mapping and fidelity. Original printer capabilities, such as stapling, tray mapping, color mapping, and duplex or simplex printing are all supported.
Meta to Data
Meta to Data lets you convert Xerox Metacode into data files, like XML and CSV, that can be used in common business and database applications. The software allows you to leverage the value and infrastructure associated with legacy Xerox print streams without incurring any IT modification costs.
Meta to HTML
Meta to HTML converts Xerox Metacode, LCDS and Line Data documents into HTML. This allows organizations to use Xerox print files in Web applications and leverage the value of legacy applications. Statements, bills, invoices, etc, can be displayed in standard browsers giving instant online access to agents and customers.
Meta to PCL
Meta to PCL dynamically converts Xerox LCDS and Metacode documents to PCL for printing on PCL-based desktop printers. Xerox fonts appear the same on Desktop and LAN printers as they do on Xerox printers. The software is optimized for superior image fidelity and production-speed with low resource usage and fast execution.
Meta to PDF/A
Meta to PDF/A is a cost-effective, platform-independent product that takes your production Metacode print streams and produces PDF/A-1b output ready to archive. This eliminates the technological, legal and regulatory challenges associated with storing and retrieving Metacode documents long term.
Meta to Image
Meta to Image offers the best performance available for conversions from Xerox LCDS and Metacode to image files like TIFF or PNG by creating images that are perfect representations of the original legacy files. All Xerox fonts, overlays and other resources are reduced exactly as they are on Xerox printers.
A Merger Drives Efficiencies
When these two large insurance companies merged, they needed to standardize and consolidate workflow processes. Each company had implemented completely different print architectures, with one relying on metacode to drive their Xerox devices, and the other using AFP. The decided to leverage print transform software from CrawfordTech to standardize on a single platform and to use AFP. Using the JES PRO Spool Extraction Facility, they were able to automate the entire process on their z/OS based mainframe. Data is converted to AFP, and automatically placed back in the JES2 AFP output queues for printing. The automation and efficiencies gained from the new process allowed them to eliminate duplicate printers, realizing a sizeable savings, and delivering ROI in less than a year.
Canada Post Integrates New Printer Technology
When Canada Post Corporation Volume Electronic Mail Printing Systems needed to replace seven aging printers they recognized the opportunity to expand their business and accommodate the anticipated growth of 30% - from 207 million impressions annually to 245 million impressions. They needed to support multiple input formats, including legacy formats, and standardize on a platform that was fast and reliable. With CrawfordTech’s PRO Transforms, they were able to automatically convert print streams for their new IBM roll-fed printers, outputting an average of 500,000 impressions per day.