distributed printer

distributed printer

An earlier IBM term for a midrange printer that was considered higher grade than a network printer and lower than a production printer. See network printer and production printer.
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By the early '90s most companies had developed printing, fax, and copy (collectively called hardcopy) environments that were highly fragmented with multiple decision makers for different hardcopy devices, a widely distributed printer environment with some purchasing even taking place at the individual or department level, spiraling printing costs with the total cost of hardcopy often exceeding 3% of a company's total revenues, and a lack of software and management tools to bring the fleets and hardcopy costs under control.
Distributed printer visibility - Administrators can simultaneously view
Distributed printer visibility - Administrators can simultaneously view a single printer, selected printers, or every printer across the entire network quickly and easily from the MarkVision console.
Distributed printer visibility -- Administrators can simultaneously view a single printer, selected printers, or every printer across the entire network quickly and easily from the MarkVision console.
Pate says, "Telling your story is a universal thing - everyone has something to say and as more people start to use Lulu to share their creativity, we intend to include distributed printers to advance our mission to better serve our users.
One of the most difficult challenges in linking legacy host applications to distributed printers, is to do it simply and faithfully while accepting all host document types," said Ken Burkhalter, vice president of Interface.
Prism Software will enable them to perform these functions at higher productivity and efficiency levels, whether they want to incorporate easier print and document management, use local forms printing for targeted marketing campaigns or print using distributed printers from legacy mainframe systems," Reilly continued.
Standard Register's LinkUp(R) Enterprise and Patient LinkUp(R) Enterprise are leading document output management programs that convert raw data from business applications into richly formatted documents which are subsequently routed to a variety of output devices, such as distributed printers, e-mail, fax machines and pagers.
Top Four Factors Influencing Print Volume Increases Electronic job Submission 19% More color work 16% New marketing initiatives 14% Increased business activity 12% Top Four Factors Influencing Print Volume Decreases Internet/Intranet documents 39% On-line view of reports 28% Distributed printers 17% Use of e-mail 14%
The IBM technology is the first object-oriented, standards-based print management system that allows network administrators to manage global networks of distributed printers from a single workstation, ensuring that each user's job goes to the correct printer in the chosen location on the appropriate type of paper at the scheduled time.

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