Printer Friendly

SOFTWARE CONTROLS PRINT JOBS FROM MAINFRAME HOSTS.

Brooks Internet Software, Inc., Idaho Falls, Idaho, has introduced the newest version of RPM Remote Print Manager (RPM) for Windows 95/98. RPM version 2.3 allows users to customize and control processing of print jobs received on a TCP/IP network from hosts such mainframes, AS/400's, UNIX and Linux systems.

RPM's page processing enhancements give the user more options for document style and formatting. Version 2.3 allows users to fit text output to a page and select the most readable font. Additionally, if a user needs to print a wide format report RPM allows them, with a few keystrokes, to specify landscape and scale for output of the page. The program also handles a greater variety of host data formats enabling end users to print without custom conversions.

RPM's interoperability improvements include the ability to receive data from a greater number of programs that follow the loosely defined LPR standard. New output options include: duplicate filename handling, the ability to assign filenames using job data such as date/time, user and title; and other options identified by key third-party integrators.

These features are added to RPM's already extensive options to compliment other vendor products. A few examples of RPM's custom processing support include using specific filenames for a monitor program and passing job information for a form-generating program.

"Users of legacy systems and heterogeneous networks have enjoyed the benefits of RPM from the beginning, such as queue control, flexible printing options, working with other programs and internationalization," said Dave Brooks, President.

"Our clients are using RPM now to print financial reports, checks, statements, bar codes and labels, and countless other document types. Now with the release of version 2.3 we can better support the network printing needs of our diverse client base."

Other improvements in this version include the following:

- Extensive Y2K stress testing using widely recognized critical dates to support continued performance.

- "Auto Create Queue" for faster network configuration. RPM automatically creates a print queue once a job is received, reducing the time network administrators spend searching for misnamed queues.

- Enhanced log with sort capabilities for a more comprehensive view of job processing. Data conversions have been added, and the log can be sorted on message severity, queue or job, date/time, and text message. This enables technical staff to more effectively troubleshoot, and users to identify minute-by-minute the status of their print jobs.

RPM is the only product in its category that supports both single and double byte characters for international processing. Users can publish documents in any language supported by Windows. RPM helps the user select the correct fonts for the character set used. Among the many languages supported are Chinese, Japanese, and Eastern European.

The program features multiple named queues, with each queue independently configured for printer selection and print processing. It can pass print data to another program or write it to disk for archiving or other purposes. ASCII data can be handled in formats used on business systems from mainframes to Linux. Text handling is unique in that options include lines per inch, characters per inch, choice of any font used on the selected printer, and complete printer setup. RPM translates EBCDIC data and converts SCS to ASCII. In text mode it preserves the SCS formatting instructions, such as font changes and character positioning.

PRICING:

$99.00 Commercial*, $59.00 Government, $49.00 Education, (*Discounts for volume pricing)

Brooks Internet Software, Inc. (Brooks) is a privately held software company headquartered in Idaho Falls, Idaho. Brooks has been developing and publishing TCP/IP network printing products since 1995. Brooks has thousands of satisfied users including government agencies, universities, and companies ranging from Fortune 100 to small business. Brooks supports printing solutions in more than 65 countries around the world through a global reseller program.

For more information, call (800)523-9175 or (208)523-6970.
COPYRIGHT 1999 Worldwide Videotex
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 1999 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Mainframe Computing
Date:Dec 1, 1999
Words:642
Previous Article:HITACHI INTRODUCES POWERFUL MAINFRAME.
Next Article:IBS DEVELOPS SECURE INTERFACE TO CONNECT MAINFRAME TO WEB.
Topics:


Related Articles
Micro-to-Mainframe Links Are Forged by Stream of Products.
WALL OFFERS FREE ENHANCEMENT TO RUMBA 95/NT MAINFRAME SOFTWARE.
Print manager does in minutes what once took hours.
ENHANCED "HOBCOM" PROVIDES ADDED SECURITY/PRINT FLEXIBILITY.
BROOKS LAUNCHES RPM REMOTE PRINT MANAGER 3.0 FOR WINDOWS NT.
EASTMAN, BARR OFFER SOLUTION FOR EASY ROUTING, CONTROL OF PRINT JOBS.
I-DATA PRINTING SYSTEM ENTERS LICENSING AGREEMENT WITH IBM.
XBRIDGE REDUCES PROGRAMMING TO DISPLAY MAINFRAME DATA.
ATPCO EXTENDS COMMITMENT TO "CONTROL-M" FOR BATCH MANAGEMENT.
SSH/SDS DELIVER SECURE FILE TRANSFER/FTP MANAGEMENT.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2021 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters