XCHANGE Conversion Modules

The XCHANGE printer emulation modules of the Solimar® Print Director™ Enterprise (SPDE) convert mainframe and Xerox LCDS/Metacode applications for distribution to printers that support PostScript, PCL, IPDS, and viewing stations that support PDF. The emulation can be used in conjunction with the PostScript::TIFF module for outputting TIFF files to archiving systems.

XCHANGE emulates Xerox LPS Metacode printers in online and offline modes. Data streams and resources are converted in real-time into the new print language for the output device. The data conversions can reach 20,000+ pages per minute on a Pentium 800.

SPDE XCHANGE::IPDS Conversion Module


Converts mainframe (DJDE, Line Data) and Xerox LCDS/Metacode applications into IPDS.

SPDE XCHANGE::Metacode Conversion Module

XCHANGE to Metacode Module

Converts mainframe and Xerox LCDS/Metacode applications into compressed Metacode.

SPDE XCHANGE::PCL Conversion Module


Converts mainframe and Xerox LCDS/Metacode applications into PCL.

SPDE XCHANGE::PDF Conversion Module


Converts mainframe and Xerox LCDS/Metacode applications to Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) files.

SPDE XCHANGE::PostScript Conversion Module

XCHANGE to PostScript Module

Converts mainframe and Xerox LCDS/Metacode applications into PostScript.

Module Specifications & Components

  • Supports incoming file formats: 3211, 3262, 4245, 4248, 6262
  • Supports all LPS printer apps: DJDE/LCDS, Metacode, ASCII, EBCDIC
  • Emulates Xerox LPS Metacode printers in channel and tape modes
  • Emulates IBM line printers
  • Supports Xerox FNT, FRM, IMG, LGO, PDE, CME, JDL, and JSLs
  • Supports Xerox resources with FILE=() and batch and page or disk-interleaved graphics
  • Converts print data and resources dynamically without coding or reprogramming
  • Outputs IPDS, Metacode, PCL, PDF, and PostScript
  • Automated or operator prompted START Command control
  • Resource management with or without file conversion
  • Supports multiple sets of resource directories
  • Supports prioritizing duplicate resource versions
  • Options to log all resources used during processing
  • Displays ITEXT messages in SPDE’s operator message window
  • Supports HOSTCOPY
  • Supports NTO1 processing
  • Supports selective report processing for offline jobs
  • Supports copy sensitive OTEXT, feed drawer, FORM, and ROUTE pages
  • Integrates LPS features for new target printers:
    • Edge-to-edge printing
    • Color output
    • Copy-sensitive tray selection
    • Six feed drawers and paper jogging
    • Use high resolution resources for destination device
    • Custom fill patterns
    • Subset finishing on printers that don’t support this natively
    • Fine adjust line draw (for 600 dpi printers)
    • Setpagedevice and No Setpagedevice for PostScript printers
    • Downloads fonts and forms to printers in new PDL
    • Displays OTEXT messages on new target printer
    • LPS Printer OS and Patch emulation
    • Custom settings for different destination printer types
    • Enables or removes PJL processing
  • XCHANGE::IPDS Printer Emulation Module
  • XCHANGE::Metacode Printer Emulation Module
  • XCHANGE::PCL Printer Emulation Module
  • XCHANGE::PDF Printer Emulation Module
  • XCHANGE::PostScript Printer Emulation Module
  • Solimar JSL Compiler
  • Solimar FSL Compiler
  • Modules are licensed separately.