is a second-generation suite of robust, flexible, document
delivery solutions for production for production printing,
viewing and archiving environments that saves time, effort
and money. It offers great freedom in the delivery and formatting
of vital business information.
Data Stream Delivery Options
HostServe™ jobs can be sent to a pool of printers.
Printer pooling within HostServe™ allows the grouping of
up to 10 printers. Load balancing and clustering options
allow flexible control of printer utilization within a printer
pool and are set within the HostServe™ interface. While
a pool can contain only one type of printer – PCL, PostScript
etc.-- each printer within the pool can be assigned different
finishing options and commands.
Load Balancing and Clustering
Load balancing is sending a job to the next available printer.
Clustering is analyzing the print job, parceling parts of
the printing requirement to different printers within the
cluster by sheet count or set count.
HostServe™ offers three options.
- Load Balancing:
Output is sent to the next available printer in the pool.
- Automatic mode: for set or sheet splitting
Output is divided between printers in the pool based on
page or sheet count.
- Manual mode:
Long jobs are evenly split between printers in the pool.
Load Balancing Printer Selection Criteria
- First in Printer List
Always prints the processed job to the first printer in
the pool regardless of its status.
- Next Available Printer
Always prints the processed job to the next available
printer in the list i.e. skip the busy printers in the
pool. But start with the last printer assigned by the
- Lowest Copy Count
Always prints the processed job to the printer that has
the lowest copy count (the printer that has the lowest
no. of copies printed on it in the pool.)
The user can use any combination of the above three Options.
For instance, if the user wants to split the jobs among
the available printers in the list starting
HostServe™ provides the capability to route all your documents.Documents
can be routed to a printer, send via email or send to a
named directory. Through its indexing module, HostServe
can harvest an email address or the destination directory
name from the document itself and send the output via email
to that address or route it to the directory. HostServe
can also do in-direct routing. What this means is that if
the routing information is inside some list or a database,
HostServe can harvest the location of that list or database
and hen interface with them to get the relevant information
which could be an email address or destination directory.
The Routing feature can be applied to complete documents
or to parsed documents from a job having sets of documents
HostServe™ provides the real time capability to modify (Non-Graphic)
documents. The documentation can be in most printing and
document languages. The requirement for documentation modification
comes mostly from document updating for using in mailing
system or to satisfy government regulations. Of course Address
updates and modification of both the document originator
and recipient are one of the big user of this capability.
HostServe™ provides the capability to produce an ASCII output
of most Non-Graphic) documents. This ASCII output is arranged
so that the document is in top to bottom and left to right
order regardless of the how the input document is arranged.
These documents can either contain the original forms text,
or have it suppressed. This feature works well with our
LaserNet™ Product for document re-purposing or most other
line printer re-mapper.