TCP/IP printers accessed from z/VSE
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On April 16 I posted a blog entry, where I asked for your feedback on how you do printing on TCP/IP connected printers - see my blog entry TCP/
There is currently a discussion on VSE-L too.
Therefore I think it's time to inform you on the feedback I got.
The good thing is that there are several solutions available. Your choice depends on your needs and expectations.
Functionality for Printing from VSE/POWER is provided by both TCP/IP products - TCP/IP for VSE/ESA from CSI (CSI International) and IPv6/VSE from BSI (Barnard Software, Inc).
The feedback that I got from most customers was that they do not direct printing to TCP/IP connected printers, instead they transfer data from the VSE/POWER LST queue to a workstation based server, which then prints the data.
May be you do it different. Please let me know, how you print your documents. I would be interested too, which software you use to get output to TCP/IP connected printers.
My impression is that we do not need new software. It's mainly the awareness of available solutions, Would a kind of white paper or article help?