RPM 5.0 released offering native PDF creation from a Host or Mainframe

Press Release
for Immediate Release

RPM Select v 5.0 Supports Customized Print Workflows


IDAHO FALLS, May 27th, 2008 -

Brooks Internet Software, Inc. announces RPM Remote Print Manager® (RPM) 5.0, including new tools for creating print workflows.

Dave Brooks, the company founder and president, says that the new RPM adds actions and transforms to the print processing model. Each queue can have as many actions and transforms as the user desires. RPM's classic features, including text and pass-through printing and filter processing, are now actions. For instance, a user can now accomplish broadcast printing by simply adding text print actions to a queue. Additional actions such as email and copy to queue have been added. With the addition of multi-stage processing, RPM now makes it simple for the user to construct complex print workflows.

A number of transforms have been added as well, including the often requested string translator, and COR (Computer Output Reduction) which automatically scales and rotates a page depending on content. Existing transforms, such as SCS, have also been enhanced.

Email capabilities have been added to the product. A print job can be sent as an attachment. Email status can be sent when processing is complete. Alerts can be sent to an email address, or even as a text message to a cell phone.

The company says that the most requested feature, PDF output, is now incorporated in RPM. PDF output mimics the text print settings for a high fidelity copy of the printed page. PDF supports Asian and European character sets, and right to left printing. PDF files can be archived, emailed or sent to a compatible printer.

Brooks adds that the product now has full Unicode support for reading and writing international character sets, and Unicode data such as UTF-8 and UCS-2.

RPM Remote Print Manager 5.0 Select is available for immediate download as a 21-day trial. The company also offers free pre-sales tech support. The commercial list price is $324 with discounts available for volume, and for government or educational institutions.

Brooks Internet Software

Founded in 1995, Brooks develops TCP/IP network printing solutions that allow Windows-based computers to print to and receive data from non-Windows computers: INTELLIscribe® for sending print requests, RPM Remote Print Manager® for receiving host print requests, and ExcelliPrint® for receiving AFP/IPDS print requests from IBM mainframe and midrange servers.

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