QualityLogic Announces Test Suites for OpenXPS

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Zoran Corporation Provides Reference Driver for New Products that Test Conformance, Compatibility and Performance of OpenXPS Implementations.

We developed the OpenXPS test suites to help our customers get high-quality OpenXPS implementations to market quickly.

QualityLogic Inc. (http://www.qualitylogic.com) announced today availability of two new test suites for the ECMA-388 standard, also known as OpenXPS. The OpenXPS Functional Test Suite (FTS) and OpenXPS Comprehensive Evaluation Test (CET) give printer/multifunction peripheral manufacturers and imaging industry technology providers a thorough, efficient way to test the conformance, compatibility and performance of their OpenXPS implementations.

QualityLogic OpenXPS tools ensure the standardization and interoperability of printers and copiers that support OpenXPS. The OpenXPS FTS is a quick, economical integration test tool for OEMs developing their own or licensing third-party XPS implementations. The OpenXPS CET provides complete, in-depth testing to ensure that an implementation can handle the full breadth of diversity allowed by the XPS specification when constructing an XPS Package.

“We developed the OpenXPS test suites to help our customers get high-quality OpenXPS implementations to market quickly,” said Dave Jollota, QualityLogic president and CEO. “These tests help to ensure compliance with the ECMA-388 specification and interoperability between producers and consumers of OpenXPS documents. We selected Zoran's IPS XPS software as an industry-leading XPS interpreter for its ability to accurately render our test cases and provide reference output for our customers."

QualityLogic will use Zoran’s IPS XPS interpreter, configured within a print driver built from Zoran’s IPS DDK driver development kit, to generate reference output for each file in the test suites. The reference output is used by customers to compare and evaluate the output generated by their solutions.

“OpenXPS is gaining importance as printer manufacturers prepare for the next generation of Windows, which will complete the transition to printing based on OpenXPS,” said Simon Dolan, senior vice president and general manager, Zoran’s Imaging Division. “Zoran and QualityLogic have worked together for over 15 years, including applying the XPS 1.0 specification to our interpreter and test suites and again on defining the OpenXPS specification. We’re very pleased that QualityLogic selected us to provide the software for producing their reference OpenXPS output.”

Ecma International developed the ECMA-388 standard based on Microsoft’s XPS 1.0 standard with a number of changes, including support for 3D content and improvements to color profile interoperability. The OpenXPS FTS and CET update QualityLogic’s test suites for Microsoft XPS to address these and other changes made by Ecma.

For more information about the OpenXPS test suites, visit http://www.qualitylogic.com. For more about Zoran’s print software, visit http://www.zoran.com.

About QualityLogic:

QualityLogic is a highly respected provider of testing products and outsourced quality assurance and engineering services. The Company provides a flexible menu of services at customers’ sites, at QualityLogic’s labs, or as managed services that scale to meet customers’ evolving needs. QualityLogic’s customers include technology companies around the world in a wide range of industries:

  •     Printer and MFP OEMs, ODMs and technology providers rely on QualityLogic test solutions to validate their products’ performance, conformance to industry standards, and interoperability with other hardware and software products.
  •     Smart Grid technologies and products must be interoperable to succeed, and QualityLogic is in the forefront of interoperability test solutions.
  •     IT departments in companies of all sizes look to QualityLogic to ensure their web applications or websites meet their quality objectives.
  •     Marketing groups rely on QualityLogic to provide independent validation of their competitive advantages.
  •     Network infrastructure equipment manufacturers, carriers, and telecom service providers use QualityLogic fax test equipment to ensure interoperability with fax traffic from traditional devices and across the Internet.

About Zoran:
Zoran Corporation, based in Sunnyvale, California, is a leading provider of digital solutions for the digital entertainment and digital imaging markets. With over two decades of expertise developing and delivering digital signal processing technologies, Zoran has pioneered high-performance digital audio and video, imaging applications and Connect Share Entertain technologies for the digital home. Zoran's proficiency in integration delivers major benefits for OEM customers, including greater capabilities within each product generation, reduced system costs, and shorter time to market. Zoran-based DTV, set-top box, broadband receiver (silicon tuners), digital camera, and multifunction printer products have received recognition for excellence and are now in hundreds of millions of homes and offices worldwide. With headquarters in the U.S. and additional operations in China, France, Germany, India, Israel, Japan, Korea, Taiwan, and the U.K. Zoran may be contacted on the World Wide Web at http://www.zoran.com or at +1 408-523-6500.

OpenXPS is a registered Trademark of Ecma International. Zoran, the Zoran logo and IPS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Zoran Corporation and/or its subsidiaries in the United States or other countries.

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