Distributed print shop using remote spooling
A data center prints a monthly series of in-house reports. The jobs that generate the output are run during the evening off-shift (so they do not interrupt other work during the day), then held on the system. The shop saves bandwidth costs by sending the print files once, then printing them at rated speed as many times as needed. Although this data center only has a 56 KB link, MVS Download Receiver prevents performance problems caused by inefficient line speed. MVS Download Receiver waits for the entire job to be spooled before starting to print it on a high-speed continuous forms printer. Because this shop wants to integrate all their print servers while retaining the ability to send jobs once and print them many times, the MVS Download Receiver feature of InfoPrint Manager best meets their needs by allowing them to control all jobs locally.