MPI Tech 2017 IBM System z update


September 2017

Experts in Mainframe output management since 1981

MPI Tech has been an expert in host server output management since 1981 with world class transforms and printing solutions to address any type of IBM mainframe and IBM Power output.

Thanks to our close involvement in the AFP Consortium we are part of an international group bringing together voices from across the print industry to keep the AFP architecture up to date and continually improving the standards.

Our development teams continue to work on improving our AFP output management solutions to ensure that our solutions always meet the standards set by the AFP Consortium.

We are currently working on making sure that our output management solutions running on the z/OS platform are ready for the bi-annual z/OS update from IBM for the IBM System z platforms that will be updated to z/OS 2.3 this fall. We are in the process of making the final preparations and tests prior to the October 2017 release of the new versions of Enterprise Print Manager, AFP Conversion Module and Print SubSystem.

Here are some of the main updates: 

  • Improved support for outline fonts on PCL printers
  • Optimised CMYK to RGB conversion
  • Insert PDF files in object containers in AFP

Make sure you are ready to upgrade

Customers with valid maintenance can update their solution free of charge, however, we recommend that you make sure that your installation is up to date and running on the newest version.

Follow the link below to the release notes for the 2015 mainframe suite release of

More detailed information about the 2017 releases will follow, when they are released.

MPI Tech Mainframe Suite - 2015 release

AFP/A compliance and on-the-fly AFP to PDF conversion were some of the most important features in the 2015 release of the MPI Tech Mainframe suite. Read more about the 2015 release and make sure your version is up to date.

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PDFs to personal electronic vaults

KMD had been using Print SubSystem for distributed host printing for several years. Later they added the PDF module as a simple and efficient way of being able to create PDF output and distribute them to personal e-Boks folders.

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Making AFP files available anytime anywhere

One of the benefits of the AFP format is that it follows the AFP standards and will look the same today and in 10 years. MPI Tech offers various ways to access the data and make sure it is available anytime and anywhere.

With Parser for Web it is possible to search, view, retrieve, convert, save and validate AFP files online through a browser connection.

AFP/A Composer is a new tool that can store AFP files on external drives including all the resources required to display the output in the original layout. AFP/A Composer delivers your AFP output in an AFP/A ready format to any archive folder.

View AFP files on demand through your favourite browser

Parser for Web is a new way to review and work with AFP spool files. The engine builds on the proven AFP Fast Parser technology but the approach is adapting to a mobile world.

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AFP/A Composer - AFP output files with all resources embedded

AFP output in AFP/A format ready for archiving. Output files are delivered according to specified standards. Send the output to other document flow solutions for processing or storage.

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