Pitney Bowes has announced an agreement with TagG and HP to develop a new native IPDS (Intelligent Printer Data Stream) Controller for the Pitney Bowes IntelliJet and HP PageWide Web Press printing systems to deliver “higher-value communications.” The new controller will allow Pitney Bowes to serve transactional print and mail clients who value native IPDS printer controllers to leverage AFP (Advanced Function Presentation) workflows. “The IPDS controller will allow Pitney Bowes to offer an additional option for clients who want to create higher value communications, or move to higher quality inkjet printing,” said Jason Dies, President of Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies. “We’re grateful for the collaboration with our long-term partner HP and our new partner TagG, and excited to bring this new capability to market.” The new IPDS controller will be sold and supported by Pitney Bowes and will be available globally beginning in Q3 of 2017.
In 2016, HP and Pitney Bowes launched HDNA technology on PageWide Web Presses and IntelliJet Printers. HDNA doubles print resolution to an industry-leading 2,400 nozzles per inch. It will also allow for faster print speed of up to 1,000 feet per minute (305 metres per minute). “The upgradability of our high-volume printers is one of their key benefits,” Dies added. “It allows us to constantly test new innovations and bring those innovations to our clients faster, without requiring them to absorb the lost time, expensive costs and operational disruptions of a traditional ‘fork-lift’ upgrade.”