Installing Loftware components
The Loftware Print Server manages bar code label print requests between applications and hundreds of networked printers. As a general guideline, you should configure a maximum of 200 printers for each Loftware Print Server you install. For more information about server requirements and installation instructions, see the Loftware Print Server User's Guide. Contact your Loftware support representative for additional sizing and configuration support.
The Loftware Label Manager, used for designing labels, may be installed on any compatible PC. For more information about server requirements and installation guidelines, see the Loftware Label Manager User's Guide.
Sterling Order Management System Software supports printing in the following modes:
- File Copy Mode
- TCP/IP Sockets Mode
yfs.loftware.tcpip.socketsattribute in the
yfs.properties.infile determines the mode used for printing. By default this boolean property is set to ‘N' for File Copy Mode.
To configure the Loftware printing in the TCP/IP Sockets Mode, use the
<INSTALL_DIR>/properties/customer_overrides.propertiesfile to set the
Sterling Order Management System Software requires the following settings in the Loftware Print Server Configuration Utility:
- In Directory Set up, ensure that the ‘Pass Files' option is selected.
- When using File Copy Mode: In Directory Set up,
ensure that the ‘Enable Polling (Disable Event File Trigger)' option
is selected. It is recommended that the Poll Interval value is set
to 500 Milliseconds. Note: In File Copy Mode, SAMBA should be configured when using a UNIX version of the application server.Note: The Drop Directories of the printers configured in Loftware need to be mounted on to the UNIX server using SAMBA.