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May 22, 2019

Printer Management Vs. Output Management – What’s the Difference?

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Printer Management Vs. Output Management – What’s the Difference?

A common question that comes up is: “what is the difference between Printer Management and Output Management?”

Printer Management Software is commonly defined as ‘device management.’ Essentially the Printer Management Software ‘talks’ interactively with printers to gather information from the device itself regarding page counts, consumables, and printer health/errors. This information is then accumulated and interpreted by the Printer Management Software system to help organizations maintain device uptime, predictively order consumables, and optimize the fleet.

May 17, 2019

Amtrak Buys and Implements OM Plus Solution

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Amtrak Buys and Implements OM Plus Solution

Plus Technologies has recently received an order from Amtrak for OM Plus. Amtrak, headquartered in Washington D.C., which is a passenger railroad service that provides medium-and long-distance intercity service to more than 500 destinations in the United States and to nine Canadian cities. Operating more than 300 trains daily over 21,400 miles of track makes Train Bulletin Printing very important.

Train Bulletins are mission critical documents printed at crew exchange points on the transportation network. These documents are used directly by the conductor and engineer aboard the locomotive. All trains are required to have their Train Bulletin documents printed before they can proceed to the next location, so it is imperative to the business that these jobs arrive in a reliable and effective manner.

April 25, 2019

Plus Technologies’ Stats Manager (SM) Off the Glass (OTG) Video

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Plus Technologies’ Stats Manager (SM) Off the Glass (OTG) Video

Plus Technologies has posted a video to explain our Stats Manager (SM) Off the Glass printing solution. Specifically, this new video is available on Plus Technologies’ website. https://www.plustechnologies.com/printing-software-videos/ . Additionally, this video and others are available on Plus Technologies’ YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/PlusTechnologies

For more information, please contact Plus Technologies

April 22, 2019

New Version of OM Plus Delivery Manager

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New Version of OM Plus Delivery Manager – Ready for Release

A new version of OM Plus Delivery Manager (DM) print software has completed QA and is now being shipped. The new release version number is 2.9.0.0017 and current customers are able to upgrade to this latest version for free. Version 2.9.0.0017 includes new features and fixes such as:

  • Support for TLS 1.0, 1.1, and 1.2 security protocols
  • Multi-page Rx printing changes
  • i-Sat print job confirmation to the tray
  • UI changes and enhancements
  • Added i-Sat mutual authentication to increase security
  • Updated certified SAP integration
  • Installation changes and improvements

Any user with a valid support contract can request an upgrade by contacting [email protected]
For more information, please contact Plus Technologies

April 19, 2019

Oklahoma City Police Department Orders OM Plus

Oklahoma City Police Department Orders OM Plus

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Plus Technologies has received an order for OM Plus Delivery Manager (DM) (print spooler) from Oklahoma City Police Department. This police department needed a solution for load balancing and OM Plus fit perfectly. This customer has 3 Zebra printers that they need to round robin, and they are having a problem with printers being in an error state. The solution used here is OM Plus installed on the print server and the 3 printers linked to a class. This class has 3 output queues with ZPL confirmation and error notification configured.

For more information, please contact Plus Technologies.

April 1, 2019

Plus Technologies i-Sat – Cloud Based Print Solution Supports Print Confirmation

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The latest version of OM Plus (2.9 v16)  now supports i-Sat printer confirmation. In this environment print jobs intended for remote SaaS users are created on a host based system and held in the OM Plus Delivery Manager (DM) system. An OM Plus system called i-Sat is located at the remote site and requests print jobs from the OM Plus DM server. OM Plus DM at the server end authenticates the remote isat then encrypts and delivers the print job over the internet to the remote isat system – which, in turn delivers to the appropriate printer.

The remote i-Sat system can interrogate the printer to determine if the all the pages from the print job printed successfully and report results back to the OM Plus system. This way users can be sure the job printed successfully or in the case they did not fail the job over to a back up device and notify the necessary parties.

For more information, please contact Plus Technologies.

March 12, 2019

OM Plus Print Release on Konica Minolta Demonstrated

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OM Plus Print Release on Konica Minolta Demonstrated

In order to make a pull-print (print release) solution work an embedded app is required inside the printer or MFP. That app needs to read and accept information from the users badge/card. Then pass that user data to OM Plus for authentication, accept print jobs routed to it from OMP, display the jobs on the panel, accept user input from the panel, print the jobs selected by the user, and return print status information back to OM Plus for monitoring and OM Plus Stats Manager (SM).

March 7, 2019

Plus Technologies’ SAP Print Video

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Plus Technologies’ SAP Print Video

Plus Technologies has posted a video to explain our SAP printing solution. Specifically, this new video is available on Plus Technologies’ website. https://www.plustechnologies.com/print-solutions/sap-print-spooling-software/ . Additionally, this video and others are available on Plus Technologies’ YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/PlusTechnologies

For more information, please contact Plus Technologies

February 22, 2019

City of New York Renews OM Plus

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City of New York Renews OM Plus

For over 10 years (since 2008), Plus Technologies has provided its own customized software, services and 7×24 support to the City of New York Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT). Plus Technologies implemented a pilot before rolling out a new system. This solution improves the timeliness of legal and court processing of cases, especially for legal compliance and to protect the city from litigation.

Working alongside the City of New York, Dimension Data, their subcontractors such as LiquidHub, and their printer vendor of choice (Lexmark), Plus Technologies contributed to the success of Plan IT. Plan IT is better Government through Customer Service. Expertise in centralized data center hosted, server-based printing and its middleware, connecting data, applications, systems, and devices for managed document delivery. Documents needed to be bundled together and delivered to the correct court. Moreover this needed to be done with print server, court, and printer-level automated failover. This allows all parties received the complete, relevant documentation for them in time.

February 13, 2019

Cost of Output Management

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Plus Technologies constantly tracks the output management marketplace trends and what the industry experts are reporting. Here are some facts about the OMS market as reported by Industry Analysts related to the ERP, EMR, back office system infrastructure output space.

  • Up to 3% of an organization’s revenue can be spent on managing and supporting document output.
  • 30% of business process failures are related to print issues – like missed shipments, missed invoices, etc.
  • Up to 60% of help desk calls are print related.
  • Based on feedback from our customers, OM Plus Delivery Manager can save up to 50% of System Admin/Help Desk labor/costs.
  • Typical payback period for an OM Plus solution is often 6 months or less.
  • The 3 year ROI of output management solutions like OM Plus frequently exceeds 300%.
  • In addition, OM Plus output management systems can increase functionality and security with features such as pull-print, tamper resistant print, secure internet based delivery for Cloud Apps, user print and copy statistics.

For more information or to see a copy of one of our brochures, please contact Plus Technologies.

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