Printer Load Balancing Systems and Benefits


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Printer Load Balancing Systems and Benefits

  1. 1. Plus Technologies Printer Load Balancing 2012
  2. 2. <ul><li>Increase Printer Throughput </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Distribution of print jobs across multiple devices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Print to available device (not queue up on active device) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May require bursting large jobs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>May require define job boundaries </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Spread Workload Across Devices </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Even wear on printer fleet </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>High Velocity or Mission Critical Printing Environments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Retail – Order Fulfillment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logistics – Warehousing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Production Line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Deadline Sensitive Print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>High Volume Print </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Plus Tech - Customer Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lego – Logistics/Warehouse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Kroger – Distribution Center – Label Print </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>City of New York Courts – Arraignment Documents </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Whirlpool – Production Line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Liberty Medical – Warehouse </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York Dep’t of Education – Forms Server </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Based on OM Plus DM (Delivery Manager) </li></ul><ul><li>User Defines Group of Printers ( OM Plus “Class”) </li></ul><ul><li>Flow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>OMP DM accept jobs from Application at O/S level (post driver) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OMP DM performs pre-delivery actions (bursting/bundling/etc) as needed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OM Plus DM prints to the “Class” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Printer availability verified via bi-di communications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OM Plus DM routes jobs to the first available device in “Class” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>May be combined with Auto Printer Failover </li></ul><ul><li>Other OM Plus features also in play as needed </li></ul>
  5. 5. Value Add Confirm Notifications & Alerts Agent App Servers IT/Help Desk Printer Group/Class Failover Burst Bundle OM Plus Spooler App Server App Server User Admin HD
  6. 6. <ul><li>Step 1: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create and name a class in OM Plus “Class Maintenance” Screen </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Step 2: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Add printers to the class </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>Thick Client - shown </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Other Interfaces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Web Client </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Smart Phone/Device </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Dashboard </li></ul></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Delivering Enterprise Print Software since 1994 </li></ul><ul><li>Located in SW Ohio </li></ul><ul><li>Over 25,000+ server implementations – 30 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Multi Industry – Horizontal Solutions </li></ul><ul><li>Solution Sales (not Product) Approach </li></ul><ul><li>Output Management Software is all we sell = Focus </li></ul><ul><li>Differentiation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Responsiveness </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>OM Plus DM = Delivery Manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Advanced Delivery and Confirmation of Print Jobs (Spooler) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management of queues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Value Add delivery functions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Printer FM = Fleet Manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Consumable Management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alerts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>OM Plus RM = Report Manager </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic Report Distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Virtual Bursting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archiving </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. VZW Emmaus
  11. 11. <ul><li>#1…….. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bank in the World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managed Health Care Provider in the USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Car Manufacturer in the World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronics, Electrical Equipment Manufacturer in the World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provider of Residential Mortgages in the USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto Parts company in the USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Entertainment Company in the World </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility company in the USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Glass Fiber Technology company in the USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bank in the UK </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telecommunications company in Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Food and Drug retailer in Germany </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bedding and Mattress company in USA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cosmetics company in the world </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Labels and pressure sensitive materials </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial technology provider in the world </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Multiple Licensing Pricing Models - Examples </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ILF – one time fee </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subscription – 36 months </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usage Based – on # of printers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Custom Licensing – large opportunities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free Customer Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 Day Trials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Support </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Direct access to technician </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>5 x 12 hrs per day (standard) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>7 x 24 available </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Annual support renewals </li></ul></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><ul><li>Differentiators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Company = Focus + Customer Care + Push Solution not Product </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Product = Ease of install/Use + Flexible + Scalability </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Support = Immediate + Direct Contact with Support Engineer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>TCO = Affordable Pricing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Personnel = Experience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Market Leader </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><ul><li>Telephone </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Toll free in North America 877-899-7587 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Local 937-847-0614 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Email </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Web Site </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li> </li></ul></ul></ul>