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All About Print Spoolers

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Why does your company need a print spooler? Learn the basics of print spooling and why it is important for the infrastructure of your business. See examples of common problems that are solved through …

Why does your company need a print spooler? Learn the basics of print spooling and why it is important for the infrastructure of your business. See examples of common problems that are solved through print spooler software.

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  • 1. Why Does your Company Need a Print Spooler?
  • 2.
    • With print spooling, multiple computers and programs can assign jobs to a printer without waiting. This lets them continue with other tasks.
      • Print spooling is important because computers are fast, but printers are slow
      • Without spooling, a program would be unable to continue until printing finished.
      • Print spooling lets your computer system multi-task.
    The Purpose of a Print Spooler
  • 3. The Problem with OS Spoolers
    • UNIX, Linux, and Windows all use print spoolers at the operating system level. However, they have many inherent weaknesses:
      • Jobs are automatically deleted after delivery making reprints and recovery impossible.
      • The print spooler is not able to communicate with the printing device so there is no way to confirm that the printing function actually occurred.
      • There is no print failover , load balancing or audit trail.
      • There is no queue management of devices.
  • 4. The Best Print Spooler Software
    • You need a spooling software that will compliment and enhance your business printing needs. You need OM Plus Output Management .
    • OM Plus is advanced, intelligent print spooling software designed to seamlessly complement application software programs used by corporations and institutions. OM Plus can receive jobs from multiple systems and seamlessly deliver them to printers, multi function devices, fax software, email systems, and more. No change is required to application software programs.
  • 5. How Can OM Plus Help My Business?
    • OM Plus can solve many complex output management and document delivery challenges. Let’s see how OM Plus’ advanced print spooling, print management, and document delivery functionality solve these three common business problems.
  • 6. Problem #1
    • Managing and supporting a large enterprise’s print infrastructure is a complex task. It is a huge challenge to manage printers in different buildings, different plants, even different countries. You don’t know immediately when a printer is offline, jammed, out of toner or just swamped with too many print jobs. This lack of a single view of your enterprise print infrastructure leads to lost productivity at your company.
  • 7. Solution #1
    • OM Plus provides remote status of your entire enterprise printing environment from a single screen. It allows you to easily re-print or re-route print jobs from wherever you happen to be.
  • 8. Problem #2
    • Is your WAN saturated with large print jobs which impact the performance of your WAN? Large print jobs can saturate a lower speed WAN connection on their way to the printer and then sit in the printer’s buffer to be printed at the rated speed of the printer i.e. hurry up across the WAN (use up lots of bandwidth) and then wait at the printer to slowly print. Are you concerned with security of the print data as it is being transmitted over your WAN?
  • 9. Solution #2
    • OM Plus can “throttle” print streams that travel over your WAN to remote locations, resulting in less bandwidth “hogging” yet still maintaining rated printer output speeds. OM Plus can encrypt print streams between sites to protect the data on the WAN and encrypt it all the way to the printer, with some printer types.
  • 10. Problem #3
    • Do you know which printers are over utilized and which are under utilized? How much does it cost your company Help Desk to manage your company’s printers and print problems? Are all the statistics in one place? Managing an enterprise wide print environment is a Help Desk resource drain.
  • 11. Solution #3
    • OM Plus provides remote statistics gathering and printer trouble isolation for companies around the world (Plus Technologies has thousands of installations). OM Plus allows the Help Desk to better manage print in the enterprise with a single view of all the company’s printing. It allows printer grouping (independent of actual print servers) into manageable units and has allowed companies to reduce their print-related trouble calls by as much as 50%. What would a reduction of 50% in print related calls to your Help Desk save your company? 
  • 12. What Your Company Gains with OM Plus
    • OM Plus provides:
      • Increased Help Desk Productivity - through Simplified, Centralized Control with output management software
      • Confirmed Print Job Delivery - due to the advanced output management software we build
      • Intelligent Print Job Routing
      • Printer Load Balancing and Failover - use output management software to route around failed printers
      • A More Robust Solution than operating system Print Spoolers - output management software solves many print spooler related issues in your enterprise 
  • 13. Support and Licensing
    • Multiple Licensing Pricing Models - Examples
      • ILF – one time fee
      • Subscription – 36 months
      • Usage Based – on # of printers
      • Custom Licensing – large opportunities
    • Free Customer Evaluation
      • 30 Day Trials
    • Support
        • Direct access to technician
        • 5 x 12 hrs per day (standard)
        • 7 x 24 available
        • Annual support renewals
  • 14. Plus Tech Contact Information
      • Telephone
        • Toll free in North America 877-899-7587
        • Local 937-847-0614
      • Email
        • [email_address]
      • Web Site
        • www.plustechnologies.com

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