RPM能運行於傳統系統，如主機、企業系統如iSeries(System i)、Linux發行版CUPS和標準版WindowsTCP / IP端口設置。RPM還可運行於Solaris、HP3000、HP9000等。
目前RPM有兩種版本：RPM Select，適合用於關於工作站的列印環境，另外一個版本為RPM Elite，在後端伺服器您可能有些功能你是不需要的，而這是用於後端伺服器環境，像PCL轉換為PDF格式，並在轉換階段能夠對您的數據做程序的運行。
- An Intel compatible computer; 800MHz minimum.
- Microsoft Windows Vista or Server 2008 or later
- 512 MB memory minimum. 2 GB or more is recommended.
- 250 MB free disk space for installed binaries and other files.
- Adequate disk space for incoming data - 1 GB minimum recommended.
Note: Additional requirements may be necessary depending on the quantity and size of print jobs received and the complexity of your queue configuration.
- Refactored for improved performance
- Built in maintenance from the GUI--no more scripts
- Job scheduling options built into database
- You can customize where the database is stored, so you are not dependent on our path
- Logging is now selective so you can further reduce the load by eliminating messages you are not interested in
- Database access is managed by a separate server, no longer internal to RPM
- RPM does a much better job of processing multiple jobs simultaneously, up to the limit of the available worker tasks. In the past it tended to run 1-2 at a time.
- RPM can now send jobs directly to networked printers, bypassing the Windows spooler entirely.
- Crash Reporting - RPM Service should not be brought offline by external instabilities (as often) and will provide us debugging information where appropriate. No confidential information is sent during crash reporting, of course.
More user interface improvements:
- The user interface has been completely rewritten and is now very efficient.
- Copy queue configuration from one queue to another using drag and drop
- Reorder transforms via drag & drop or via keyboard shortcuts
- You can open multiple queue configurations side by side for comparison
- You can selectively disable actions and transforms
- Separate windows can display a master list of actions and transforms
- The GUI can display in multiple languages
- An events pane was added to facilitate easier troubleshooting of problems
- You can administer RPM on remote hosts
- You can quickly and easily email problematic print jobs directly to support (note that you can obscure the data, see below under “Transforms”)
- We added a built-in check for updates
- You can customize which application is used to preview a print job
- You can now view the message log filtered by job, device, queue, and more.
- We added a priority job scheduler, where you can weight various items and better control your job order
- You can order by job ID
- You can send jobs directly to an LPR printer, avoid the Windows spooler
- Send jobs via a direct TCP connection on a configurable port, usually 9100, and avoid the Windows spooler
- Break up non-paginated data by lines per page
- FCFC, First Character Form Control, a format used by IBM
- Data sanitize, obscure all customer data in a print job while preserving formatting
- Add a watermark to a PDF file, either an image or another PDF
- Add watermarks to PDFs, including images and existing PDFs as overlays
- Supports multiple overlays for PDF files
- Printer crashes and faulty print drivers no longer crash RPM
- For remote RPM administration, passwords are no longer sent in plain text over the wire
- RPM now tracks print driver versions, provides several ways to deal with configuration issues
- Macros are now supported in the improved PCL to text conversion
- Change PCL input trays and output bins on the fly including mapping any tray to a given tray, and the same with bins
JetPCL support (Elite only):
- We now have integrated support from Tech Know Systems for their JetPCL product. It is a high-end PCL to PDF conversion with a large variety of other translations including images, PostScript, and text extraction
- RPM skips network devices with certain names which don’t preserve the MAC address
- RPM now supports a “live trial” where, for a period of 7 days, you can use the product as if it were activated, suppressing trial watermarks
- We have our own remote procedure call (RPC) mechanism which we use for commands, events and updates.
- “RPC” is our integrated suite of events and commands which allow 3rd party applications to control RPM’s behavior and configuration.
- Some of the ways our customers are already using RPC features:
1. Administering and monitoring multiple RPM Installations from a single workstation.
centrally managed by a client database.
criteria. Track devices, actions, transforms, queues, and more.
busy hours, plan job processing during off-peak times, or customize job retention
settings on a per-job basis.
reschedule separator pages between groups of jobs, and report back to a client
database when processing concludes.
Additional use cases for RPC:
- Process jobs “out of band” – your program tells RPM which jobs, and in what order, to work on.
- Filter jobs – if a job does not meet a criteria you specify, you can remove it instead of processing it.
- Monitoring / reporting – request real-time updates about which users are printing, to which volumes or devices, etc.
- On-the-fly job-level configuration – incoming print data can contain configuration information. Your program can read the job, determine the appropriate settings, update RPM, release the job, then revert to the previous settings when the job is complete.
- Sorting – a separate process can contain rules that move jobs between RPM queues for fully customized workflows.
- Native 64-bit support
- Supports Windows 8 and Server 2012
- Windows 2000 support is unfortunately dropped
RPM Select 版與 RPM Elite 版產品比較表
添加上傳到 FTP、通過 LPR 或端口 9100 打印到其他打印機
|匯入/匯出設定, 版本 4.5 到 5.1
|First in, first out
|Variety of scheduling options, including the ability to prioritize by queue, host, and other factors
Comparing RPM Elite and Select
Following is the summary of the features supported by RPM Remote Print Manager® Elite version 6.2, not included in the Select 6.2 version. For a side by side feature comparison, see RPM 6.2 Differences.
- Our folder watcher product Queue Folders works with RPM Elite but not RPM Select
- HP PCL to PDF conversion: you can convert incoming HP PCL print-ready files to PDF. This process has several options that may be helpful in your print processing, including:
- merge the PDF file to be start or end of an existing file, for instance, to accumulate customer mailings in a given print run, or attach graphics-rich boilerplate to your PDF document
- use an existing PDF file as a template, for instance, an overlay
- supports complex graphics-rich documents
- Please see the RPM Elite HP PCL to PDF page for details.
- PCL Resource Mapping lets you override values in your PCL data stream by name, rather than using byte codes. You can override input tray, output bin, and the number of copies. This works the same whether you use PCL 5 or PCL XL, and we even change the PJL if present. See RPM PCL Resource Mapping Transform for more details.
- PCL to PostScript plus other image formats, such as PNG, TIFF, and JPEG. See the RPM PCL to Image format page for details.
- Data extraction: you can extract fields from your print data (plain text) and use it to override your outputs, such as an archive file name or email destination. We have a step-by-step page and a video that illustrates the process
- Copy to a dynamic queue: the Copy Queue action supports using dynamic data for the destination queue; this is the essence of dynamic job routing
- All the PDF conversions support PDF security, including the PDF password for both user and group, as well as author, keyword, subject, read-only, no print, no copy, etc.
- Text watermark: you can apply an image file to appear in the background of a print job going to the text print action. The text of your print job overlays the image in transparent mode. For more details, go to the RPM Elite text watermark page.
- PDF watermark: you can apply an image file to appear in the background of a PDF document you create via the "text markup to PDF" transform. Like the text watermark, the document text overlays the image in transparent mode.
- Scheduler settings let you change the order in which RPM will process print jobs.
- Filter transform provides the opportunity to make custom changes to your print data as it's being processed, in line with the other transforms. The alternative is to send the print job to a filter action, and then send the result back to a different queue for further processing. RPM Elite uses the filter transform internally for HP PCL to PDF conversion, and for rendering the images used by text and PDF watermarks. For more information, please see the RPM Elite filter transform page.
- Job priority lets you adjust the priority for a device, queue or action so that specific jobs will process ahead of others
- JetPCL: we now offer a demo version of the JetPCL program by Tech Know Systems. We support all the data translations JetPCL supports and the majority of the options. We also give you access to make a complete command line.
The following are changes from RPM Select to RPM Elite:
- Enhanced print speed by increasing the number of print tasks from 2 to 5. Furthermore, you can adjust the number of tasks up to 256, though we don't guarantee that it will make your printing faster on a given platform. Please see the RPM Elite print speed page for details.
- Device limit defaults to 99 instead of 10. We can also license up to 249 devices, or unlimited
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