RPM versus hardware print servers

Tue, 06/26/2012 - 12:34 By Dave Brooks
RPM software print server versus hardware print servers
Capability RPM Hardware
Convert incoming print jobs to PDF Yes, most formats ?
Windows printing -- supports nearly any printer Yes, most formats Probably not
Archive print jobs to a shared folder Yes ?
Email jobs as an attachment Yes ?
Pass raw data to the printer Yes Yes
Convert data to printer format Yes, most formats Probably not
Extensive features to edit and extract data Yes ?
Unlimited print queues, each configurable the way you want Yes Usually pre-defined
Print to multiple printers, different formats, from a single queue Yes Probably not
Complex print control paths, workflows Yes ?
Job retention and reprint Yes Probably not
Run your own software on the print job Yes Probably not

We don't compete with hardware print server products directly; our software print server provides things they can't.