Informatics A high speed LAN hardware standard for communicating among PCs, which can link up to 1024 nodes in a bus network. See Local area network, Packet swltching. Cf Fiber distributed data interface.
We selected Adobe PostScript because it is an industry standard and enables the print quality and device independence that is critical to our network printer customers," said Bob Kilcullen, general manager, distributed printing, IBM Printing Systems Company.
Compaq president and chief executive officer Eckhard Pfeiffer said, "Today's announcement of COMPAQ PAGEMARQ network printers, which are a true leap forward in printer technology and performance, demonstrates our ability to direct our proven technical leadership and resources to address promising new market opportunities and deliver the best value in our industry.
Compaq's brand-name awareness, together with the ability to leverage our worldwide distribution channels, established service and support programs and expertise in network testing and integration, favorably position us to quickly capture customers who are looking for quality network printers.
According to members of SecuriTeam, a Web-based security research organization, network printers are becoming as sophisticated as desktop computers and have extensive TCP/IP communications capabilities.