“We use OM Plus in our print environment to streamline SAP print operations. It has been very stable and been very helpful to us.”
-Dow Corning Corporation
Documents are created by business software applications and handed off to the print spooler at the operating system level. Whether it is UNIX, Linux or Windows it is the print spooler’s job to deliver these documents to the printers.
The problem is that the print spooler in these environments is inherently weak. Jobs are automatically deleted after delivery making reprints and recovery impossible. The print spooler is not able to communicate with the printing device so there is no way to confirm that the printing function actually occurred. There is no print failover, load balancing or audit trail. There is no queue management of devices.
OM Plus print spooler is used to overcome all these issues and more. OM Plus print spooler will accept jobs without changes to the application software. OM Plus will deliver the jobs the printing devices then keep them in the system so that they can be restarted or reprinted as necessary.
Utilizing bi-directional communications with printing device, Plus Technologies OM Plus Print Spooler is able confirm print delivery all the way to the tray to ensure that printing actually occurred In the event of a print failure OM Plus can be set up to automatically failover to an alternate device or to retry the print job. OM Plus will also notify the help desk of printer errors along with the snap diagnostic information from the device itself.
OM Plus Print Spooler has dozens more features that allow organizations to manage their queues including load balancing, color print management, archiving, fleet management, print statistics, print security, print stream transformations and more.
OM Plus Print Spooler has numerous user interfaces to choose from including thick client, browser based interfaces, and even a dashboard for multi server implementations. OM Plus Print Spooler is extremely robust and scalable and can support tens of thousands of devices within a single system.
The end result, is that the effort required to support the print infrastructure is streamlined. The system is reliable, provides many print functions, and is easy to use. Using OM Plus frees up time so that Sys Admin and Help Desk resources can focus on other important priorities.
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