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Print Software Company makes case for Print Servers

  • Date: Nov 28, 2016
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Print Software Company makes case for Print Servers

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Print Software Company makes case for Print Servers

Recently, a software company focused in the print management space released a White Paper discussing the merits of utilizing ‘print servers.’ We felt this was a timely and relevant paper as there are some print software companies that promote getting rid of print servers entirely. We understand that there are some cases where eliminating “Windows print servers” may be desirable. However, in most cases we believe a ‘print server’ architecture makes the most sense for print spooling software. Especially for output created by back-end systems such as ERP, EMR, accounting systems, and other corporate back-end systems.

What is a print server’s main function and how can it be improved?

Generally speaking, a print server allows client computers to connect to printers over a network. In addition, the print server accepts print jobs from the client computers and routes the jobs to the appropriate printers. In a Windows environment, it also allows device drivers to be centralized to the print server vs storing them locally on each client’s computer.

OM Plus Delivery Manager from Plus Technologies is an example of a strong server based output management system that replaces the function of the native print spoolers. In addition to the traditional features of a print spooler,  it also includes many advanced features. Furthermore, you get all these benefits with OM Plus Delivery Manager:

  • Delivery Confirmation
  • Printer Load Balancing
  • Print Fail-Over and print failure recovery solutions
  • Page level re-start
  • Queue management including automating definitions
  • Print Job conditioning such as job bundling, tray controlPlus Technologies, Delivery Manager, DM, OM Plus, Print Servers, Print Server
  • Tamper resistant Rx Printing with plain paper
  • Print release solutions (i.e. like follow-me print or print release)
  • Print Queue Administration
  • ERP Printing including Certified SAP Print
  • Device & user based statistics
  • Internet based printing
  • Replace VPN
  • Electronic Report Management, Archiving and Distribution
  • Document viewing
  • Smart Phone Printing Applications

Learn more about OM Plus Delivery Manager, by contacting Plus Technologies.

Some excerpts from this paper:

“Smart businesses choose to keep print servers. Organizations may think that removing print servers will save on hardware costs. However, in IT administration, that it actually creates more work. Not only will removing print servers result in a complete overhaul of infrastructure, but it also does not eliminate any of the management that comes with enterprise printing. When evaluating your infrastructure strategy, remember these key benefits that the print server brings to your environment:”

  • A more centralized network, opposed to direct IP printing to every printer (which presents a higher workload on the admin)
  • Print job auditing
  • Simpler driver installs and updates
  • The ability to view and manage all queued print jobs
  • Control over printer permissions

Print server solutions improve environments by:

  • Handling print traffic through a single point of control
  • Enabling print management from a single administrative console
  • Maintaining access to advanced print features
  • Increasing print speed through advanced compression and streaming
  • Eliminating print spooler crashes
  • Maintaining compatibility with HDX/ICA, PCoIP, and RDS protocols

For more information, please contact Plus Technologies

Automating Document Related Business Processes

Plus Technologies located in Ohio, has been developing enterprise level document and output management software since 1994. Plus Technologies’ focus is on improving business processes affected by documents. We have thousands of customers, tens of thousands of server software installations, and millions of printers under management in 30 countries.

Plus Technologies serves customers of all sizes as our products, licensing, and pricing is scalable upwards and downwards. We have departmental as well as enterprise wide output management software implementations. In addition, we have successfully sold into many Fortune 500 organizations.Plus Technologies, Print Servers, Print Server, Enterprise Software

One reason for our success is our willingness to respond quickly to our customer’s unique requirements. We listen to the customer to understand their environment and their needs. In addition, we work the customer to determine the optimal solution. We are also able to quickly make enhancements to our products to meet specific needs. Furthermore, we offer pricing and licensing flexibility to suit our customer’s budget. Moreover, we are experienced and experts at implementation services. Lastly, we provide world class support. This recipe has served us well over the years and as a result we have an extremely loyal customer base.

Please contact us to learn more about our company and products. You can count on us to do our best to help you solve your document and output management issues.

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