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Printer Load Balancing Video – Plus Technologies

  • Date: Jan 13, 2017
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Printer Load Balancing Video – Plus Technologies

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Plus Technologies’ Printer Load Balancing Video

Recently, Plus Technologies has made a video to explain how our OM Plus software and printer load balancing. This new video is available on Plus Technologies’ website on our printer load balancing page. Moreover, this video and others are available on Plus Technologies’ YouTube channel, www.youtube.com/PlusTechnologies. Furthermore, this video describes load balancing, how our software works, and the benefits of using OM Plus.

Printer load balancing (printing across multiple printers) can significantly improve overall document output. Printer pooling is another name for Printer load balancing. In busy printing environments several jobs are sent to the printer in a short period of time. However, when this happens the documents will become stacked up and have to wait in line before printing. With Printer Load Balancing, documents do not wait for prior jobs to print. Documents are routed to available printers and print right away.

OM Plus Printer Load Balancing

OM Plus printer load balancing allows a user to define a group of printers called a “printer class”. Printer load balancing is accomplished by OM Plus Print Spooler distributing the documents to all the devices within said class. Using bi-directional communications OM Plus can detect the status of printers. If the printer is busy OM Plus will direct waiting jobs to the next available print device.

OM Plus has other features that are complementary to printer load balancing environments that make the system even more efficient. These features include: document bursting, bundling/kitting, insertion of header/footer pages, support for proprietary label printers, tray management, automated fail-over, and page level control. Additionally, OM Plus can count pages and is able to automatically re-route jobs based on page count. In this manner, jobs are automatically re-routed by OM Plus from low speed to higher speed devices in real time. This improves throughput by utilizing a higher volume (and usually lower cost) printer.

These features improve asset utilization and increases document output speeds. Plus Technologies printer load balancing solutions are great for distribution, warehouse, logistics, and other similar environments.

For more information on our load balancing solutions, please contact Plus Technologies

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