Exciting New Functions to Expect from RPM 6.0

The RPM Remote Print Manager ("RPM") 6.0 release is almost here and we are excited about how this new version will help you print and work more efficiently. These are some of the new functions you should expect from RPM 6.0:

  • User Interface Rewrite – Faster, more responsive, and more stable
    • You can make configuration changes while RPM service is offline
    • You can connect to RPM service on remote machines
    • You can easily duplicate configuration between queues (Drag & Drop Actions, Transforms)
    • Checkboxes to enable / disable configuration (facilitates testing)
    • Support for multiple viewers (Job Preview)
  • RPC Communication Mechanism
    • Third-party applications can receive asynchronous notifications
    • Third-party applications can make configuration changes
    • Third-party applications can customize or preempt RPM’s behavior
  • Database Rewrite – Concurrent Access, UI, Service, Third Party
    • Significantly improved performance
    • Database maintenance managed from user interface 
    • Firebird service for multiple connections
  • Bypass Windows Print Spooler
    • LPR printer action
    • IP printer action, defaults to port 9100
    • Can eliminate the need for Windows drivers
  • Customizable Logging
    • You can filter log entries to individual entities (queues, jobs, devices, etc)
    • Individual log messages can be disabled
  • Customizable Permissions
    • Allows customization of access for different users
    • Separate customization for remote connections
  • PDF Striping – Simulate “Green Bar” reports.
  • Improved printer driver settings support
  • Built in check for updates
  • Error Reporting – RPM sends crash reports back to Brooks Internet Software Inc. for continued improvement.