iSeries Printing Solution
for TCP/IP Printing & Forms Design
Print-2000 - The TN5250e Modular Software Solution
for i5, iSeries and AS/400 Network Printing
PLEASE NOTE: Print2000 is
no longer being offered to new customers.
The replacement product for Print2000 is
Adaptio SCS Print Server
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Adaptio SCS Print Server Software page.
Print-2000 is the ideal solution for network printing in
AS/400, Unix, and Windows environments. Installed as a service on any
Windows PC in the network, Print-2000 accepts print jobs from a
host system, conditionally reformats the output as specified by the Print-2000
Administrator, and directs the data stream to a local parallel printer or
any other network printer.
You can also use Print-2000 in the Base License
configuration as a way of eliminating your AS/400 Remote Out Queue TCP/IP printing
problems. Print 2000 allows the LAN Printers to
be configured as "Devices" on the AS/400, for optimal control of file
spooling printer status (page range, out of paper, offline etc.)
Print 2000 provides all LAN attached Printers with the same reliable, full
function AS/400 printing support as a direct Twinax-attached 5250 printer.
Print-2000 does this by allowing full printing control using enhanced TelNet TN5250E protocol over
TCP/IP. TN5250E enables real-time reporting of Printer errors (such as paper
out) and allows a LAN Printer to be configured as a true AS/400 Device, not a
limited function Remote Out Queue printer.
Print-2000 A New Solution...
Print-2000 is the software only
solution from CompuMaster which solves the problems typically
associated with network printing in AS/400 and Unix systems
environments. This includes printer status reporting, support of
different printer models, configuration issues, legacy printers,
Print-2000 provides a new level of
control over the printed output without having to change the host
application. Print-2000 also offloads the transformations previously
performed on the host system, thus freeing host system resources and
improving overall system performance.
Used in conjunction with FormPlay
from CompuMaster, Print-2000 is also able to print on electronic
forms created with any Microsoft Office application.
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More Information on the Print 2000 Printing Solution
Print2000 consists of
the following modules:
Print-2000 supports the TN5250e
protocol with full IBM 3812 emulation support for AS/400 printing
applications. This allows the printer status to be correctly
reported and monitored, unlike printing to a remote out queue.
Print-2000 offers maximum flexibility
in the support of various printer models using either a standard
Windows GDI printer driver or the CompuMaster RAW printer driver.
Using the Windows GDI printer driver supplied by the printer
manufacturer, the user can select advanced printer functions such as
front/back printing, input bin selection, output bin selection,
print quality, etc.
Some of the AS/400 printer
"DEVICE" functions you will get because of the TN5250e
If your are only looking for this AS/400 printer
control, all you need is the Base License.
The CompuMaster RAW printer driver
allows complete control over the mapping of IBM 3812 print commands
to the actual printer escape sequences. The RAW printer driver
comes pre-configured for a variety of standard printers; the user
may modify one of these configurations or define a new
Print-2000 supports Hex Pass
sequences allowing special printer commands to be sent directly form
the host application to the printer.
Print-2000 supports a special
function called ECBC for Bar-Code and/or Large Font printing.
This functionality is completely compatible with the PRAIM Twinax
interface BCGC feature allowing legacy Twinax printing applications
to be used into a network environment.
Print-2000 Advanced License
The Advanced module offers the
possibility to add a new level of intelligence to printing
applications. Print-2000 Advanced allows the user to define multiple
configurations on the same printer allowing different print jobs to
be handled by the same printer. One configuration may call for two
sided landscape printing with input from printer bin one and output
to printer bin two. Another configuration may call for one-sided
Print-2000 Advanced "knows"
which configuration to associated with a particular print job
through a unique user defined trigger string. A trigger string is a
unique text string within the data to be printed; this string may
occur anywhere on the page, or may be qualified by the row/column
location in the printed output.
Print-2000 also offers the user the
possibility to print multiple copies of the same data in different
formats. Additionally, the intelligent trigger feature of Print-2000
may also be used to trigger the output of other forms, barcodes,
etc. as well as the received document.
Used with the CompuMaster FormPlay
option, Print-2000 can output the data to be printed on electronic
forms designed by any Microsoft Office tool. FormPlay supports the
printing of color forms.
The FormPlay module is a graphical
tool for generating electronics forms packages which can be printed
using the Print-2000 Advanced module. FormPlay is NOT a forms design
package; it is a graphical tool for merging the host data to be
printed with a document template created from any Microsoft Office
tool. In fact the electronic form template can be created from any
document that can be translated to Windows MetaFile format.
Using the FormPlay Wizard, the user
captures a sample of the data to be printed and selects an existing
document (Word, Excel, etc.) as the form. Using the graphical
interface the user can then adjust the position of the host data on
the form as well as change the font and scaling of the host data.
The FormPlay module supports color
printing of electronic forms.
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