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Lexmark announces NDPS gateway for Novell NetWare
-- New gateway gives customers an easy to use management and print solution for Lexmark
LEXINGTON, Ky., March 15, 1999 -- ---Lexmark International, Inc. today announced
a gateway for Novell NetWare 5.0 using Novell Distributed Print Services 2.0. The new
solution makes it easy for customers to get powerful management capabilities for Lexmark
network printers. The NDPS TCP/IP gateway and printer control page for NetWare
Administrator (NWAdmin) provides an intuitive graphical user interface for access to
information about Lexmark printers including:
- event-driven notification providing real-time printer status
- a dynamic picture of the printer's configuration including installed options
- alerts for toner low, paper low and output bin nearly full, helping prevent problems
before they happen
- notification when the last page of a job has completed printing
"This new gateway solution gives our NetWare customers the powerful management
capabilities they expect from Lexmark," said Keith Moody, general manager of
application solutions marketing at Lexmark. "Novell's NDPS architecture made it easy
for Lexmark to quickly deliver this tightly integrated management application."
Setup and configuration of Lexmark printers is easy with automatic detection of new
printers and installation of printer drivers. An administrator can even remotely configure
the printer using a virtual operator panel accessed through NWAdmin. The new NDPS gateway
solution allows administrators and help desk staff to monitor and troubleshoot Lexmark
printers without leaving their workstation, improving productivity.
"We're pleased to be demonstrating Lexmark's new NDPS gateway solution for NetWare
5 at Brainshare," said David Trotter, vice president of worldwide OEM sales at
Novell. "This powerful set of printer management tools coupled with our NetWare
applications will significantly reduce the amount of time our customers spend managing
Novell will demonstrate the new NDPS gateway solution at the NetWare 5 Technology Expo
at Brainshare, March 22-26 in Salt Lake City.
Lexmark's NDPS gateway solution for NetWare 5.0 is available free of charge through
Lexmark's web site at www.lexmark.com, Novell's web site at www.novell.com and will be in
future releases of Novell's NDPS.
Lexmark International, Inc. is a global developer, manufacturer and supplier of
printing solutions and products, including laser, inkjet and dot matrix printers and
associated consumable supplies for the office and home markets. The company is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Lexmark International Group, Inc. (NYSE: LXK). Lexmark is on the
internet at www.lexmark.com.