A data stream for IBM line printers that typically contains EBCDIC text characters and control characters.
Represents the series of IBM FEPs, such as 3705, 3725, 3745, etc.
Advanced Function Printing (IBM)
Advanced Function Printing Data Stream (IBM)
American National Standards Institute
All Points Addressability
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
Basic Input/Output System
Buffered Parallel Input Adapter
Berkeley Software Distribution
An interface between mainframe computers and peripherals consisting of two physical connections. The BUS connection carries data signals (for example, numbers, characters, and status information). The TAG connection carries control signals to synchronize communication between the host and a peripheral device.
Commands that control carriage return (go to the beginning of the line) and line feed (go to the next line).
Code Conversion RAM
Channel Command Word
A high-volume printer that is generally channel-attached (but sometimes remotely attached) to a host, supporting line mode, DJDE, and Metacode data streams.
A means for exchanging information. In mainframe terms, a communications link to external devices.
A group of printer feed trays, usually containing the same size and type of paper.
Copy Modification Entry (Xerox)
Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Black (color system)
A font library member name associating code points and character names.
To link objects (such as files or characters) together sequentially.
Components that make up a system.
A state that allows transfer of electrical signals from source to destination.
Computer Output Reduction (AS/400)
A breakdown resulting from hardware or software malfunction.
Dynamic Document Interface (Xerox)
Digital Document Markup Language is a schema language for XML documents.
A predetermined option the system uses if the user does not specify an option.
The publication of only the required quantity at a given time; immediate production of a document stored in electronic form.
A memory location used to store frequently accessed data.
A method of conveying graphics to a printer. The image information is included in the data stream for the page on which it will be printed. In this method, the image data is not processed by the input task of the printer. Instead, it goes directly to the output task of the printer. Xerox refers to these as D-mode images. See page-interleaved graphics.
Creates the illusion of varying shades of gray tones (in black and white printing) or color tones by manipulating the pattern of dots that are printed.
Dynamic Job Descriptor Entry (Xerox)
Dynamic Link Library
Direct Memory Access
A text string that helps users to identify computer systems.
Represents a fraction of an inch (as in 300 dots per inch). Also used in place of pel or pixel to represent the smallest printable unit.
The value (in pixels) that represents a position on the laser scan axis of a sheet of paper. See scan.
Dots Per Inch
A command on a Xerox printer that causes the printing of the pages in the printer's memory buffer. It is used to print smaller jobs immediately, instead of waiting for the memory timeout to start printing.
A cabling component, shaped somewhat like a capital letter D, that houses mating contacts for a connector on the PC or another device.
Printing on both sides of paper in one print job.
Extended Binary Coded Decimal Interchange Code
The lateral positioning of characters or font families.
Electronic Subsystem (Xerox system controller)
A problem that causes processing to stop. Usually, an exception causes the computer to use a different routine to address the problem.
Forms Control Buffer (Xerox)
First Character Form Control
File Conversion Utility
Front End Processor
A filename extension denoting a special font information file for Twinax Laser Printer emulation.
Font Information Block
First In First Out
A compiled Xerox font resource file.
A set of printing characters that have common characteristics such as style, width, height, and weight.
An electronically composed arrangement of predefined lines, boxes, text, logos, and embedded text that may be printed as is or merged with data during the printing process.
A compiled Xerox form resource file.
Forms Source Library (Xerox)
File Transfer Protocol
Global Font ID (also FGID)
Graphics Handling Option
A feature of a printer that ignores commands it does not support.
Graphical User Interface
When a computer or printer stops responding.
Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language
Ink Jet Print Description Language is an ink jet print format for Kodak digital printers
A compiled Xerox image resource file.
Intelligent Print Data Stream (IBM)
A Novell NetWare communications protocol.
Industry Standard Architecture
International Organization for Standardization
Job Control Language (IBM)
Job Descriptor Entry (Xerox)
Job Definition Format is a comprehensive XML-based file format/proposed industry standard for end-to-end job ticket specifications combined with a message description standard and message interchange protocol.
Job Descriptor Library (Xerox)
Job Entry Subsystem (mainframe)
A set of instruction for a unit of work; everything that is printed because of one start command.
Job Source Library (Xerox)
A small, removable plastic cap on connector pins that acts as a switch: On is indicated when the jumper covers both pins; Off is indicated when the jumper covers only one of the pins (or is completely removed).
Key Source Library
Local Area Network
Line Conditioned Data Stream
Refers to data or documents in an older format.
Last In First Out
Line Printer Daemon
A service on Unix systems that provides for line printing tasks.
Line Printer Requested
An Internet remote line printer command.
Laser Printing System (Xerox)
Least Significant Byte
Logical Unit (mainframe)
A Xerox-generated data stream that provides all-points-addressability on Xerox centralized printing systems. Metacode contains text, graphics, special commands, and Xerox Dynamic Job Descriptor Entries (DJDEs).
Multi Function Center is the name given to converged devices that can do printing, scanning, faxing and copying. These devices are often dependent on a computer to provide these functions.
Magnetic Ink Character Recognition
A font (like the fonts used on typewriters) in which each character has the same width.
Most Significant Byte
Multiple Virtual Storage (mainframe)
Network Control Program
Network Driver Interface System
NetWare Directory Services (Novell)
Network Interface Card
Network Printer System
Optical Character Recognition
Object Device Interface
An IBM AS/400 software application used mainly for word processing.
Describes devices not under the control of a CPU (e.g. a tape drive or SDI unit).
Describes devices under the control of a CPU (e.g. a printer being run by a mainframe).
A method of conveying graphics to a printer. The image information is included in the data stream for the page on which it will be printed. In this method, the image data is processed by the input task of the printer. See disk-interleaved graphics.
An error detected when the parity (the number of zeros and ones in binary data) of transmitted or stored data is compared with the parity of the source data. This error indicates corrupt data.
A discrete section of memory that works like an independent memory unit.
A small amount of computer code to fix a problem in a version of an operating system or program.
A group of SP/D modules that take data from an input, convert it into an appropriate format, and send it to an output device.
Printer Carriage Control
Peripheral Component Interconnect
Printer Control Language (Hewlett-Packard)
Page Device Dictionary (PostScript)
Print Descriptor Entry (Xerox)
Portable Document Format (Adobe)
Electronic document file format for long term preservation or archiving.
Page Description Language
A command that sends an echo request to a host with the expectation of a reply.
Horizontal character spacing.
The smallest mark that can be printed.
Printer Job Language (Hewlett-Packard)
The cylindrical paper roller on an impact printer.
An Adobe graphic page description language used for desktop publishing applications.
PostScript Printer Description file
Personalized Print Markup Language is an XML-based industry standard printer language for variable data printing. PPML is an open, interoperable, device-independent standard designed to enable the widespread use of personalized print applications.
Print Services Facility (mainframe)
Program Temporary Fix (AS/400)
Physical Unit (mainframe)
An ordered list of jobs or reports waiting to be printed or spooled.
Random Access Memory
An image described on a dot-by-dot basis.
One line of data on a page; a collection of data treated as a unit.
Red, Green, Blue (color system)
A condition where the operating system of the printer has stopped running and the printer needs to be re-booted.
A special record that a Xerox printer uses to identify the end of a report or print job.
The value (in pixels) that represents a position on the paper motion axis of a sheet of paper. See dott.
Start Command Index (Xerox)
SNA Character Stream
Small Computer System Interface
Shared Disk Interface (Xerox)
A background application that supports other programs at a low level.
System Network Architecture
A font embedded in print data.
Solimar® Print Director™ Enterprise
A previous version of the Solimar® Print/Director System.
Set Start Point
A route of one or more SP/D paths to manage print jobs for one output device.
Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol
A cable that allows several devices to connect to the same interface (daisy-chained). The cable commonly has a stub that connects to a PC or other device, and another component that links cable segments between devices.
Tagged Image File Format
A tag logical llement structured field assigns an attribute name and an attribute value to a page or page group.
A method of printing where the duplex-side of a page is printed from bottom to top rather than top to bottom.
A fast, reliable, and inexpensive cabling system.
Two logical pages printed on one side of a single sheet.
An AS/400 proportional font.
Uninterruptible Power Supply
Unformatted Systems Services
A data format. Within each block of data there may be several records. Each record has a four byte header defining its length. Also, the entire block has a header defining the block's length.
A data format similar to Variable Block Record, except that it has no header defining block length. Also called Variable Record.
Variable Block Record
Video Graphics Adapter
Variable Length Record (also called Variable Record)
Virtual Telecommunications Access Method (mainframe)
Wide Area Network
A design impressed on paper to indicate quality or trademark.
Writable Control Storage
Xerox Document Print Executive