Overview Assignment Types

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Overview Assignment Types

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Windows

Description: A Windows assignment is a classical network printer assignment based on a provided Windows print server.

Type: Printer connection with native manufacturer printer driver

Use: Central provision of printers

Print server reliability: Yes, by swiveling the printer connection to a backup print server.

 

BranchOffice

Description: A BranchOffice assignment is a local printer based on the printer configuration of a provided Windows print server. steadyPRINT takes the printer properties centrally provided on the print server over to the printer locally installed on the Client.

Type: Local printer with native manufacturer printer driver

Use: Central provision of printers; relief of WAN connections, in order to route print jobs to a local printer instead of the print server.

Print server reliability: not necessary for the actual print process. For providing the configuration via the use of a backup print server.

 

vDirect

Description: A vDirect assignment is a local virtual printer with a steadyPRINT-specific generic printer driver independent of manufacturer.

Type: Local virtual printer with generic printer driver

Use: Central provision of printers with a printer driver. "Driverless" printing without vendor driver installation on terminal servers and clients.

Print server reliability: not necessary for actual print process. On the server side by the use of a backup print server.

 
vPrinter

Description: A vPrinter assignment is a local virtual printer with a steadyPRINT-specific generic printer driver independent of manufacturer. The user always selects the steadyPRINT vPrinter and then decides in a new context, what should happen to the printout (printout with a physical printer, batch print, PDF print, sending by e-mail etc.).

Type: Local virtual printer with generic printer driver and user interface.

Use: Central provision of printers and functions by using a printer and a printer driver. "Driverless" printing without manufacturer driver installation on terminal servers and clients.

Print server reliability: not necessary for actual print process on the client. On the server side by the use of a backup print server.

 

vName

Description: A vName assignment offers advantages particularly for HIS and ERP systems. The administrator assigns any name of his choice (e.g. ERP Printer) and stores this printer in the special systems. The users will now always use the ERP printer. In the background however, different physical printers can be assigned on this printer type for groups or users. This way, each user uses the ERP printer, the printout, however, appears where the user wants it to. In addition, several assignments can be created in the background for one user – e.g. for different IP areas.

Use: Central provision of uniform printers with one printer driver.

Print server reliability: not necessary for actual print process on the client. On the server side by the use of a backup print server.

 
SecurePrint

Description: SecurePrint printing offers a secure and flexible way of printing. When using the SecurePrint printer, the user first prints to a directory where the print job is cached. Then the user selects the printer of his choice. Via the steadyPRINT App he can see his print jobs and send the selected print jobs immediately to the printer via the QR code attached to the printer or, as an alternative, via the printer ID.

Type: Local virtual printer with generic printer driver

Use: Central provision of uniform printers with one printer driver for SecurePrint function

Print server reliability: not necessary for actual print process on the client. On the server side by the use of a backup print server.

 

Workflow vPrinter

Description: A workflow assignment is a local virtual printer with a steadyPRINTown generic printer driver which is independent of the manufacturer. The user always selects the steadyPRINT vPrinter and decides in a new context what is going to happen with the printout (processing the input document with a workflow).

Type: Local virtual printer with generic printer driver and user interface.

Use: Central provision of workflows by using a printer and printer driver. "Driverless" printing without vendor driver installation on terminal servers and Clients.

Print server reliability: not necessary for actual print process on the client. On the server side by the use of a backup print server.

 

Workflow vDirect

Description: A workflow assignment is a local virtual printer with a steadyPRINTown generic printer driver which is independent of the manufacturer. In case of the workflow vDirect, the user selects the workflow in form of a printer bearing the name of the workflow for which the printer was created. The printer finally performs the underlying workflow by processessing the incoming document.

Type: Local virtual printer with generic printer driver and user interface.

Use: Central provision of workflows by using a printer and printer driver. "Driverless" printing without vendor driver installation on terminal servers and Clients.

Print server reliability: not necessary for actual print process on the client. On the server side by the use of a backup print server.