Host To TCP/IP Print Routing

As more and more users reside on distributed systems utilizing client/server applications, the need to route output across platforms and support distributed print devices is growing tremendously. OMC-TCP/IP enables IS departments to bridge the gap between the Host and distributed systems, extending output routing and print management throughout the entire computing environment.
Utilizing standard connectivity schemes and protocols, OMC-TCPIP can be quickly and easily deployed within the data center’s existing network environment to immediately route output between the Host and PCs, LANs, WANs and TCP/IP addressable destinations and print devices anywhere in the enterprise.

Flexible Cross-Platform Output- and Print Management

OMC-TCP/IP provides transparent output routing from the Host through either the IBM or INTERLINK TCP/IP network to any standard LPR/LPD on any platform. Utilizing Domain Name Services to perform dynamic Host name resolution, OMC-TCP/IP eliminates the need for local Host tables or dotted IP addresses when defining and maintaining a growing network of TCP/IP print destinations. In addition, OMC-TCP/IP enables Internet output routing to remote Internet-attached printers to further extend OMC enterprise-wide printing to destinations around the globe.

OMC-TCP/IP provides a comprehensive Host to TCP/IP print routing solution, including:

  • Output transmission directly between the JES spool and TCP/IP networks without staging or respooling to save system resources and enhance print routing performance
  • Online interactive user preview and control of output via the OMC Command Display Facility
  • Printer definition and network configuration using established symbolic printer and computer names – not numeric dotted IP codes
  • Data compression of imbedded blanks to enhance routing performance

This post is also available in German.