Print host files on Windows, add file archive and email capabilities
RPM Remote Print Manager® (RPM) is print server software for Windows platforms. It makes full use of your Windows system and has many capabilities beyond traditional printing--though we support that as well.
Easy host printing
RPM is ready to go with the LPD print protocol; nothing to turn on. You set up the print client on your mainframe, AS/400 or Unix/Linux system to print to the Windows computer running RPM. RPM will automatically create the queue you specified on your host, and keep it suspended until you can set up the RPM queue with the processing options you want.
If you are using port 9100 and above, it's simple to configure those ports in RPM as well. Simply associate the port with an RPM print queue and you're ready to go.
Fully integrated with Windows printing
We know how to use the Windows print system to send your jobs, formatted and ready to go, to any Windows printer (local or shared). You can choose all the printer settings you want (for instance, duplex or copies), and we'll use those each time we print.
We can also generate PCL print codes from most print jobs, and send them directly to the printer without using the driver.
RPM can translate most print jobs into PDF and other commonly used formats. Archiving to disk is a snap with RPM:
- select the folder to save the print job in
- select file naming options, including job data, date and time
- unique filenames are the default
if you are archiving to a network share, RPM can save the credentials needed for that operation. No need to change the services user account.
RPM can also send a print job as the body of an email, or as an attachment.
Text print works best as the email body. Any print job can be used as an attachment. PDF attachments are commonly used for this purpose.