AFPC Status presentation AFP Usergroup May 2010

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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
AFP Consortium
Update
May 2010
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
AFP Consortium
Purpose
The purpose of the AFP Consortium is to develop, define and promote the AFP
architecture. It's goals are to:
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Develop AFP as the best-of-breed presentation architecture for monochrome and
color production variable-data printing
Ensure seamless interoperability of AFP products from the various AFPC
members
Provide for compatibility between AFP environments and other presentation
environments such as web/view.
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
Members February 2010
Core (8)
Participating (18)
– IBM
– Assentis
– InfoPrint Solutions
– CDP
– ISIS Papyrus
– Cincom
– Kodak
– Compart
– MPI Tech
– Crawford
– Océ
– CRE-DO
– Streamserve
– DocPath
– Xerox
– Elixir
– Lexmark
– Oracle
– Pitney Bowes
– Printsoft
– PunchGraphix
– Sefas
– Solimar
Associate (3)
– FIS (was Metavante)
– GMC
– COPI
– LRS
– TAGG Informatique
– HP
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
Board of Directors
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Roberto Anzola (ISIS)
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Paul Gerelle (MPI Tech)
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Jeffrey Paterra (Infoprint Solutions)
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Michele Pracchi (Océ)
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Carlo Sans (Xerox)
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
Officers
The Board of Directors appointed the following AFPC Officers.
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President - Harry Lewis (InfoPrint Solutions)
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Secretary - Harry Lewis (InfoPrint Solutions)
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Treasurer - Paul Gerelle (MPI Tech)
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
Architecture Architects
Main architects from InfoPrint Solutions Company.
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Reinhard Hohensee: Overall AFP; MO:DCA, PTOCA, GOCA
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Harry Lewis: phasing into Reinhard's work
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Dave Stone: IPDS, BCOCA, FOCA
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Dennis Carney: phasing into Dave's IPDS work
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Nenad Rijavec: IOCA
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Roger Buis: AFP Line Data
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Tim Towns (replaced Jean Aschenbrenner): CMOCA
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
Focus Areas
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Maintaining the Architecture
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New Conformance Level (IS/3)
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Metadata
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Archiving
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
Additions and Changes
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Multipage containers
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Image Resolution Triplet
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Clarification to specification of TIFF and JPEG supported
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Editorial changes for various bar codes
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New proposals for work
– Specification of ”mixing rules”
– Specification of Printer Setup settings
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New Architecture Manuals to be published on AFPC website
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
New Conformance Level (IS/3)
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Remember the goal of AFPC
– Ensure seamless interoperability of AFP products from the various AFPC
members
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
New Conformance Level (IS/3)
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Subset of the AFP-MO:DCA and IPDS Architecture
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Foreward-looking level, therefore does not include
– Obsolete or Retired functions
– Non-strategic functions
– not widely implemented
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Interoperability is the key issue
Product A
Product B
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
Metadata
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Metadata or Data about Data
– Description of the data to which it refers
– Characterics of the data
– Workflow information
– Data Management information
– Keywords for search
– Date/timestamp of creation
– Copyright information
– Objecttype information (JPEG, Bar Code, etc.)
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
Metadata (Now)
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AFP
– NOOP and TLE
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Non AFP
– RDF
– Dublin Core
– XMP
– IEEE-ISTO
– EXIF
– All sorts of non standard information
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
Metadata in AFP - Future
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Definition of a new Metadata - OCA
– Structured Metadata
– Support for (some) existing metadata formats
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
Archiving
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For an archive strategy to be legally sound, it must ensure that the presentation
of the archived data, when retrieved, is identical to the presentation before
archiving.
Such a strategy mandates that the data is archived in its native format.
If the data is generated in AFP format to be printed/viewed/distributed, it needs
to be archived in the same AFP format.
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
Archiving
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To ensure an AFP Archive file can be presented in the future
– All resources must be inline
– No device depended functions like
• Default font
• Default color
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AFP Archive will be based on the new conformance level with additions
of Metadata
AFP Archive will be an ISO Certified format
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
Future meeting schedule
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October 2010 in Boulder
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February 2011 virtual meeting
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April 2011 to be announced
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October 2011 to be announced
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MPI Tech to host AFPC meeting in Denmark
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
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AFP Consortium
Update, May 2010
What can AFPC do for You?
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Provide information on AFP and IPDS
– Check http://www.afpcinc.org
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Listen to your input on new functionality
– Contact me [email protected] or
the APFC precident [email protected]
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