Host VTAM and TCP/IP Network Print Management
Output and Print Management
OMC-PRINT is the nucleus of OMC enterprise-wide output management, providing high performance host output routing from the JES spool directly to local and remote VTAM print devices throughout the VTAM print network. The powerful OMC-PRINT engine also delivers output to distributed destinations and print devices throughout the enterprise when combined with additional OMC components.
OMC-PRINT utilizes a unique routing design which routes output directly from the JES spool to target devices without staging and respooling, eliminating the performance degradation and resource consumption typically encountered when staging or respooling output prior to printing.
As the core of OMC enterprise-wide output management, OMC-PRINT provides the on-line, interactive Command Display Facility to define and control all OMC managed print devices and output processing across all platforms. Through easy to use panels and pop-up menus, the Command Display Facility continuously provides complete status of all print jobs and devices, serving as a consolidated cross-platform print management interface to both IS personnel and authorized end users.
Dynamic Network Configuration and -Management
The Command Display Facility enables IS departments to quickly and easily implement and customize output and print routing criteria for both the Host and distributed environment without affecting Host job processing or JCL parameters. Once defined, IS personnel and authorized users can dynamically change out routing criteria or print destinations at any time, permanently or temporarily, to effectively manage an evolving cross-platform print network.
Extensive Output Routing and Print Flexibility
OMC-PRINT provides maximum flexibility in selecting, processing, and routing output with support for most VTAM, PC, LAN/WAN, or TCP/IP addressable destinations and print devices. With full support for third party graphic print packages, portrait/landscape laser printing, and IPDS data printing, OMC-PRINT delivers the most powerful, flexible Host output management solution available.
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.
OMC – 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