Universal Printer Driver (UPD)

Microsoft's new v4 driver technology uses the Microsoft XPS format, replacing the 25-year-old Enhanced Metafile (EMF) format. The XPS format is similar to a self-contained PDF file. Everything about the document such as fonts, images, and layout are all included in this one file. Each XPS document consists of a very organized structure that defines every aspect of the document. This new Microsoft XPS format is a huge improvement over the older EMF formats when it comes to portability and usability.

Starting with Windows 8, printing is processed via this new XPS technology. For backward compatibility with older printer drivers, Microsoft has added built-in converters to the operating system that convert XPS documents to EMF. Unfortunately, this additional step can cause conversion issues and printing delays depending on the layout, size, and color of the document. Drivers that work natively with the XPS format have fewer points of failure and improve future compatibility with printing applications.

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Document CaptureVideo

Capturing Invoices from Quickbooks

This video demonstrates printing from a line of business application and how quickly the information can be repurposed. In this example, the invoice's important information will get extracted and placed in an XML file along with a PDF file. This window print driver is using Microsoft new v4 XPS technology.

General Business Printing

By using the advanced capture features this new driver can extract document information that contains both electronic and images in the same process. The UPD has both engines vector and OCR that will be used to intelligently identify and extract important document information. In this example, a user will fill in an HCFA healthcare form and have it delivered to a folder structure. The extracted information will be placed in an XML file next to the PDF image.

 

Document DeliveryVideo

Faxing using a dedicated virtual printer to etherfax

FabSoft Universal Printer Driver (UPD) allows users to create virtual printers for dedicated deliveries. In this video any application that prints to this specific printer will be delivered to etherfax. The UPD can be configured in many different ways and in this video it will prompt the user for a fax number.

Faxing using intelligent capture zones to automatically send to etherfax 

FabSoft Universal Printer Driver allows the user to select the information on the print job to be used for sending faxes. By using etherfax all information is secure from the workstation to the destination fax machine. All the software is built into the print driver an allowing easy setup and support.

 

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Deploying this UPD Printer Driver to workstations using Microsoft Active Directory.

To deploy to many computers automatically the easiest method to use is Microsoft Active Directory Group Policy. This will allow the installation to automatically push and install to each of the intended workstations. When an update becomes available Microsoft Active Directory will also allow easy automatic updates too.

   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

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File NameDownloadUser Manual
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*Network Deployment Configuration icon-pdf

* Only needed when deploying to many workstations, this file can contain licensing information.

User Manual for the FabSoft UPD  click here

The FabSoft UPD technology is sold per user on a yearly bases.

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UPD $ 68.00 per year Buy Now

Sold per user, if the user has more than one computer only one license is needed assuming the user is on the same network domain.

Microsoft's new v4 driver technology uses the Microsoft XPS format, replacing the 25-year-old Enhanced Metafile (EMF) format. The XPS format is similar to a self-contained PDF file. Everything about the document such as fonts, images, and layout are all included in this one file. Each XPS document consists of a very organized structure that defines every aspect of the document. This new Microsoft XPS format is a huge improvement over the older EMF formats when it comes to portability and usability.

Starting with Windows 8, printing is processed via this new XPS technology. For backward compatibility with older printer drivers, Microsoft has added built-in converters to the operating system that convert XPS documents to EMF. Unfortunately, this additional step can cause conversion issues and printing delays depending on the layout, size, and color of the document. Drivers that work natively with the XPS format have fewer points of failure and improve future compatibility with printing applications.

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