Printing Software Products

RPM Remote Print Manager(R)

Print server & virtual printer

RPM Remote Print Manager® (RPM) is our print server product. RPM provides:

As a Windows print server, RPM is tuned to work well with your environment ... [read more]

Announcing the RPM version 6.2 release

We are announcing a major product release, RPM version 6.2 available for 64 and 32 bit Windows platforms. We have worked extensively with users and partners literally around the globe to bring a better feature set, plus problem resolution.

  • Availability: the release is available as of July 16, 2018
  • Windows versions: RPM supports Windows versions Vista through Windows 10 and Server 2016. Future versions of Windows will be added as they become available.
  • Windows 10 native: the primary development platform for RPM is now Windows 10 where it seems many of our customers are focusing
  • Windows XP is retired
  • Architecture: RPM is available for x64 and Win32 platforms, native
  • Download: RPM 6.2 is available for download now

Highlights for RPM 6.2

Notable features and improvements:

  1. We completely rewrote the LPD module. Purely on the receiving side, it can accept and create jobs at least twice as fast as the previous. If you are sending jobs at maximum frequency this may help you.
    We have also improved our support for Microsoft idiosyncrasies; for instance, when you set up a printer TCP/IP port to use LPR, you do not need to enable byte counting. RPM now realizes that if the job size is in excess of four billion, it is probably not that big.
  2. We have completely new LPR and IP print modules; not only are they far more reliable for speed and volume, but the LPR module imitates the Microsoft LPR and is now compatible with all the major brand printers in our office.
  3. We added PCLXL (or PCL6) support to the PCL Resources transform, so you can now change bins and trays without complex regular expressions; we have also added "copies" support
  4. We changed the work flow for jobs with transforms and multiple actions, or job copies; the reliability and throughput both are substantially improved
  5. We have dropped support for Windows XP ... shedding a tiny tear along the way, for the good times. We have also positioned the product for all modern Windows platforms now and going forward.

Everything you could ask about RPM 6.2

The Guide to the RPM 6.2 release is available as HTML and as a PDF document.

Top tasks: Triplicate Printing

It seems like at any given time we have at least one customer exploring the question with us, “how do I print my jobs from multiple trays?” We also hear these terms: multiple-tray printing, printing on multiple printers, even printing on different colors of stock.  Read more about triplicate printing.

Top tasks: Creating PDFs

It may be fair to say that much of the document related effort in the world today focuses on creating PDFs, at least includes PDFs as part of the output. Very commonly this is a manual process. But, when you can automate the process of creating PDFs, you are looking at a big savings of time and resources. RPM provides numerous ways to create PDFs. Read more about Creating PDFs.

Top tasks: Watermarks

Watermarking is the process where you add one or more images to a printed page. RPM supports adding watermarks to PDF files and to text print. Watermark support is part of the RPM Elite version of the product. Read more about watermarks.

Featured Customer Stories

RPM Automates Digital Document Delivery for USAIG

USAIG provides aircraft insurance worldwide and maintains a huge network of underwriters and field offices. They rely on RPM to automatically email invoices, reports, and worksheets generated by Redwood Software's Report2Web product. This should be of interest to anyone who prints and mails documents. Read more

RPM Customization Produces PDFs for Cosmo Corporation

Cosmo Corporation contacted Brooks' support team to customize the way the RPM Remote Print Manager software produces PDFs. Now Cosmo gets exactly what they want in both English and Chinese. Read more

Federal Agency Saves on Automated Mainframe Printing Costs with RPM

A US federal agency is using RPM Remote Print Manager as a virtual PDF printer to generate electronic documents from their mainframe print jobs. RPM also routes the documents to the correct user or department based on data in the document. This agency has also found RPM to be simple to work with, even self-explanatory. Read more

INTELLIscribe Critical to Party City Ordering Kiosks Success

A Party City franchise in California developed a kiosk system using our INTELLIscribe software to simultaneously print multiple copies of a custom order, one going to the customer, and one to the warehouse. This eliminated the need for floor staff to manually coordinate custom orders since each department that needed the information, had it immediately. Brooks technical staff was able to work with the franchise holder at all stages to overcome technical challenges. The stores were able to achieve high sales volume on busy days by simply eliminating the communications bottleneck with a simple system that printed in multiple locations. Read more

RPM Integral to BACTES’ Secure Records, Workflow for Patient Medical Records

BACTES uses RPM Remote Print Manager as a virtual printer, converting medical Release of Information records to PDF and TIFF. RPM provides a print workflow for patient records, eliminating the need for staff to print and scan. Brooks staff also work closely with BACTES engineers to find the right answers to new workflow challenges. Read more

ADC Partners with Brooks to Increase Auto Dealership Parts Departmental Efficiency

Many companies market themselves as a "leader" in their respective field, but Applied Data Consultants is truly the one to watch in the dispatch automation world. They provide optimization services to auto dealerships, auto parts distributors and repair shops alike. Many dealership management systems offer some application interface, but for those that don't, ADC uses our RPM product as a virtual printer to integrate software systems which can't or won't talk with each other. Read more