30th Anniversary

“Congratulations Formpipe Lasernet on your 30 years of success. We look forward to working with you for many more to come. Happy 30th Birthday from us all at IvyJack Communications.”

Celebrating 30 years of success

History

Technological Milestones

2019 is the year of technological milestones with not only the World Wide Web celebrating 30 years of innovation but also Formpipe Lasernet. This year sees 30 years of success for the software innovation leader, paralleling the birth of the World Wide Web itself.

1989

Laserbox and Boxdef 0.9 for DOS

  • DOS windows written in Pascal
  • Pilot project for Nyborg Plast (now TrioPlast) and still a Lasernet customer
  • Laserbox as a plastic box with 8086 processor, 3.5" floppy disk, 2 parallel input/output ports, DOS printer drivers

1990

Laserbox 1.0 + Boxdef 1.0 for DOS

  • Laserbox as a final hardware box with support for 8 parallel/serial input/output ports or coax/twinax interface

1992

Lightbox + Boxdef 2.0 for DOS

  • Small box with 3.5" floppy disk and parallel input/output

1993

Faxbox 1.0

  • Additional box with 386 architecture and one serial input and fax modem as output

1995

Lasernet 3.0 + FPM (Forms Print Management) for Windows

  • Server version running Lasernet as an executable from a command line
  • Support for Windows Server 3.51 for Workgroups, Novell 3 and 4 and OS/2

1998

Lasernet Server 4.0-5.0 + Lasernet Form Editor Windows Server support only

  • Written in Borland Delphi
  • New UI in Form Editor with single page support
  • From v5 introducing first, middle, last page layouts

2000

Lasernet Mail 1.0

  • New Lasernet Mail application running as a stand-alone service

2004

Lasernet Developer and Server 6.0

  • C++
  • The start of our current architecture
  • File input/output modules
  • Mail output
  • Printer output with integration to Windows spooler system

2005

Lasernet Developer and Server 6.1

  • XML input/output
  • FTP input/output and mail input

2006

Lasernet Developer and Server 6.2

  • Database module
  • HTTP input/output modules

2009

Lasernet Developer and Server 6.5

  • XML Transformer

2011

Lasernet Developer and Server 6.6

  • Lasernet OCR (Input Management)
  • Lasernet Client
  • Multi service instance support

2013

Lasernet Developer and Server 6.7

  • Failover support
  • Web server module with web service support
  • Exchange input/output module (Exchange 365)

2014

Lasernet Developer and Server 7

  • Microsoft SharePoint
  • Lasernet Meta
  • SQL and XML Transformer Editors

2016

Lasernet Developer and Server 8

  • HTML output
  • Azure integration

2018

Lasernet Developer and Server 9

  • Deployment support
  • Configuration server
  • User authentication with AD integration
  • Word output with phrases
  • Excel output
  • JSON input/output