HP3000 - MPE/iX TCP/IP Printing to HP and non-HP Printers
HP3000 Network Printing with RPM Remote Print Manager® (RPM) supports receiving jobs via the Telnet printing protocol, also known as "stream printing" or "reverse telnet." RPM offers HP remote printing features not normally found in mainframe-to-PC printing. The ability to customize and control processing of print jobs over a TCP/IP network is what sets RPM apart from any other print server.
- RPM will remove PCL codes automatically with no need to reconfigure the application.
- RPM will format ANY text file and print to ANY Windows printer, regardless of paper size, tray selection, # of copies, paper orientation, or printer destination.
- RPM eliminates the need to purchase 3rd-party LPR/LPD print spoolers for HP3000. RPM can receive data directly from the HP3000 using the native TCP/IP printing supported by MPE/iX.
- RPM allows easy "Print-to-File" (Write-to-Disk) capabilities.
- Setting Up Remote Printer on HP9000.
Benefits to using RPM with the HP3000 MPE/iX Operating System
The HP3000 supports only printers that understand the PJL and PCL printing languages.
- RPM provides the ability to print jobs from MPE/iX to any printer, regardless of brand name, with no need to purchase HP-specific equipment.
- Manipulate print convert pcl to pdf while lowering printing costs (manipulate and convert PCL to PDF case study)
Network printers are typically required when sharing a single printer between Windows clients and HP3000 servers. RPM eliminates this requirement by printing directly to any printer on your Windows network, whether it is locally connected to a PC, shared from another computer, or connected to the network directly.
RPM Feature-packed Printing Queues
Within RPM print queues a user will set up transforms and actions, each performing a different task with the print file. Each type performs a function and has completely different configuration options than another queue type. Understanding RPM's Printing Queues is the key to getting the most value from using RPM.
- RPM gives users the ability to control fonts with dynamic sizing using lines-per-inch and characters-per-inch, and to set page margins. Any text data stream can be formatted for a Windows printer whether the printer is supported by MPE/iX or not!
- Within RPM's Filter printing, the print job is captured to process with an application or saved to a file (file transfer) for archiving or other purposes. RPM checks for duplicate filenames before saving and has many file naming options. RPM can be configured to open print data in other applications such as word processors, spreadsheets, or other programs.
- RPM will pass raw information from the HP3000 to the PC print queue bypassing the Windows print driver. RPM processes print data without modification as if the printer were connected directly to the host system through a parallel or serial connection. This queue type supports the advanced queue features such as transforming data, adding and appending bytes or a file, etc.