In production, LibertySoft first outputs the formatted documents in a device neutral data format. Once a device driver is selected, an output device specific data format is created.
The LibertySoft device drivers optimize the output data stream for the specific target device taking into account the size of the data stream and achievable throughput (speed) of that device.
The output drivers support various printers from office printers through to high-performance printing systems
Data streams can be produced in:
plus various other specific printer formats.
Drivers for line printers and label printers complete the spectrum.
Adobe’s PDF-Format is also supported.
The data streams created by LibertySoft can be processed and printed on standard company printing devices and also used where the final printed output is outsourced to third-party service providers, whereby additional information for such outsourcing can be included in the final data stream.
LibertySoft drivers support the output of barcode on all output devices (printers, fax, e-mail, archiving, etc), including multi-dimensional barcodes such as PDF-417
Documents produced by LibertySoft can be forwarded in standard digital formats such as TIFF or Adobe’s PDF to whatever archiving system is installed and available.
At the same time indices for subsequent search and retrieval of individual documents are also transferred to the archiving system.
Archiving at Document Level
Unlike most Output Management System that feed complete reports (or print jobs) or sections thereof to an archiving system, the LibertySoft archive interface works at the document level. After all, the idea of archiving printed output is to be able to retrieve individual documents later and hence LibertySoft feeds the archiving system one document at a time.
Archive to Your Archive System
Unlike other systems that include integrated, proprietary archiving tools, LibertySoft has an open interface designed to work with almost any archiving system. This allows the LibertySoft customer to choose the archiving solution best fitted to their company’s requirements.
A number of archiving systems have already been successfully integrated with LibertySoft. A complete list is given below:
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To create digital archived output, the following LibertySoft components are required:
Emailing Individual Documents
The LibertySoft LS/Mail interface also works at the document level. The decision to e-mail the final output document (a multi-page invoice, for example) can be made dynamically depending on the information in the block of raw input data required to create that document. Blocks of raw data can be output to several output channels and formatted in parallel (for example, archiving and mailing).
Emails produced by LibertySoft and the LS/Mail interface (e.g. Text, RTF, HTML) use a template for the mailed message which includes variables for data extracted from the raw input data and attach the output document to the mail message, for example as a PDF document. The recipient therefore receives a personalized e-mail message plus the output document complete with it’s formatting, images, barcodes, etc.
Support of Additional External Attachments
Alongside the documents that LibertySoft itself produces, the e-mails output from LS/Mail can include additional attachments (from any source and in any valid format). Thus an invoice, for example, in PDF format can be forwarded with an additional flyers (e.g. special product offers in HTML format).
Supported Messaging Systems
LS/Mail is currently in use with MS Exchange and Lotus Notes.
Documents to be transferred via SendMail can also be prepared using LibertySoft.
Faxing Individual Documents
The LibertySoft LS/Fax interface also works at the document level. The decision to fax the final output document (a multi-page invoice, for example) can be made dynamically depending on the information in the block of raw input data required to create that document. Blocks of raw data can be output to several output channels and formatted in parallel (for example, archiving and faxing).
Formatted Document per Fax
Via the LS/Fax interface, LibertySoft transfer the formatted documents to whatever fax system is installed locally. The documents contain the same formatted elements such as text in various fonts, line graphics, images and barcodes, as the printed documents.
LibertySoft Fax Components
To output formatted documents per fax, the following LibertySoft components are required:
Supported Fax Systems
Output Documents as Individual PDF Files
LibertySoft provides various techniques which allow the formatted documents to be output to the file system, for example as PDF files, under pre-determined directories and file names. The optional component LS/BOX can be used to create unique file names based on specific configuration criteria.