- Enables XPS and OpenXPS Document containers to be sent directly to the printer without application interaction
- Native transparent rendering model to support opacity
- Supports for all XPS and OpenXPS image formats including JPEG, PNG, TIFF and JPEG XR/HD Photo (formerly known as WMPhoto)
- Identical interpreter can be used both in host print driver and embedded controller for greatest fidelity across product lines
- Supports multiple TrueType font renderers and UTF-8 encoding
- Extensible Print Ticket and XML namespace support
- Fully tested against Driver Test Manager (DTM) and certified by Microsoft for use with Windows XP, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2
IPS™ XPS is an XPS compatible interpreter for printers and multifunction devices.
The IPS family of interpreters handles all standard page description languages (PDLs) with a universal interpreter architecture. IPS PDL interpreters enable printers and multifunction devices to be compatible with print jobs from a wide variety of sources: Windows, Mac, Linux and mobile operating systems; office, engineering and graphic arts applications; and enterprise content and management systems.
IPS XPS provides compatibility with the XPS Document format as defined by the XML Paper Specification 1.0 developed by Microsoft and the OpenXPS Document format as defined by the Open XML Paper Specification developed by ECMA International as ECMA-388 1-Edition. IPS XPS, part of the IPS universal interpreter architecture, enables OEMs to develop embedded controllers and host print drivers for color and monochrome printers and multifunction devices that directly consume jobs in the XPS and OpenXPS Document formats. A host rendering component provides support for devices which consume raster data or PDL data, such as PCL and PostScript.
The XPS and OpenXPS Document formats are a paginated representation of electronic paper described in an XML-based format. These formats are open, cross-platform document formats that allow customers to effortlessly create, share, print and archive paginated documents. The XPS and OpenXPS Document formats support a powerful imaging model that enables end-users to create graphic-rich documents that can be shared and viewed on many platforms. For broadest compatibility, IPS XPS supports both the XPS and the OpenXPS Document formats.
- Industry’s most widely adopted PDL interpreters
- Greatest compatibility with HP printers
- Industry’s only solution that supports all major PDLs
- Smallest ROM and RAM footprint– OneImage™ common display list shared by all PDL interpreters
- Source code availability – provides design flexibility and facilitates value-added customization
Transparent Imaging Model
The image processing model of IPS XPS is based on CSR’s innovative OneImage common display list technology, extended for the rendering rules of the XPS and Open XPS Document formats. Sharing rendering components across interpreters for all page description languages (PDLs) improves compatibility and reduces the required memory footprint to add support for direct printing of XPS and OpenXPS Documents.
Extensible Print Ticket and Namespace Support
Standard Windows XML Print Ticket fields are supported in the IPS XPS interpreter. OEMs can extend the default set of Print Ticket fields to support enhancements or added-value options in their products. The XPS and OpenXPS specifications provide support for producers and consumers to extend the basic formats by defining custom namespaces. The interfaces and source code access in IPS XPS make it possible for OEMs to add their own operators to improve performance and/or image quality.
Windows Rendering Support
IPS XPS can be delivered as an OEM-configurable Windows Dynamically Linked Library (DLL) or a filter suitable for use in an XPSDrv filter pipeline. Both components are Common Object model (COM) compliant. This predefined configuration can be used by OEMs to implement XPS-to-raster and XPS-to-PDL rendering services. Using the same interpreter implementation in host print drivers and in embedded controllers ensures superior document compatibility across all products in an OEM’s printer and MFP product line.
Microsoft Logo Certified
IPS XPS, within CSR’s sample drivers created using IPS DDK, has been thoroughly tested against Microsoft’s Driver Test Manager (DTM) suite. In fact, sample drivers containing the IPS XPS core rendering technology, created using IPS DDK, have earned several certifications from Microsoft.
Because IPS XPS has already passed all certification testing as part of IPS DDK, OEMs using IPS XPS in their driver technology, or as part of drivers created using CSR’s IPS DDK, can be assured that such drivers will pass Microsoft’s certification requirements for XPS rendering.
- Microsoft XPS (XML Paper Specification 1.0)
- OpenXPS Standard (ECMA-388 Open XML Paper Specification)
- Up to 1800 dpi
Output Color Models
- 1, 2, 4 and 8-bit pixel depths
- Monochrome, RGB and CMYK by plane
- Monochrome, CMY and CMYK by band
- RGB by pixel (8-bit only)
- Bitstream Font Fusion 3.4
- Monotype Imaging UFST 6.3
- FreeType 2
- Minimum: 128 MB (600 dpi, 1-bit color)
- Recommended: 256 MB (600 dpi, 1-bit color, transparency)
- Executive, letter, legal, ledger, A3, A4, B4, B5, envelope, others
Layout Printing Support
- QualityLogic ATS, FTS, CET, XPS FTS and HD Photo FTS