Modern printing with IBM mainframes
Do you use an IBM mainframe system? If so, you can reduce your IT costs for printing simply and sustainably with the IGEL Universal Desktop thin clients and the software solution convert4print from CSP.
This software version, especially adapted for IGEL Universal Desktop thin clients, allows documents to be printed on modern laser, matrix and label printers, which are usually not IBM-compatible units. To achieve this, the printer data streams in the conventional IBM format, Intelligent Printer Data Stream (IPDS), are directly converted in the thin client and then sent on to the locally connected printer.
- Direct control of modern laser, label and matrix printing: Connection and control of non-IPDS compatible printers via an IGEL thin client
- No middleware and no print server hardware required
- Less network hardware for fewer IP addresses (local printer connection): Additional network switches, hubs, etc. are no longer required
- Lower volume of data in the corporate network: Efficient IPDS printer data streams up to the thin client where they are converted locally
- Error messages and acknowledgements (e.g. end of paper or paper jam)
- Many types of printers at information and service points, such as in furniture stores and in mail-order businesses
- Proprietary print scenarios in areas such as production, logistics, finance and insurance
Note: convert4print has to be licensed directly from CSP. Installation in the IGEL Universal Desktop firmware is carried out by the customer or an IT service provider using the management software supplied as standard with the thin clients, the IGEL Universal Management Suite (UMS).