media-supported

Identifies the types of media that the actual destination supports.

GUI label

Media allowed

DSS

AIX, BSD, CUPS, PSF, InfoPrint 2000, IPP, Passthrough

Type

Resettable, multi-valued

Allowed Values

You can enter a text string that contains the names of the media. These can be:

  • The medium identifiers of medium objects created by the pdcrmed utility. For these fixed values, see medium-identifier.
  • The medium identifiers of medium objects you created yourself.
  • For PSF actual destinations, IPP printers, Passthrough printers, and BSD actual destinations, any names that describe the media, even if no medium objects with those names exist.
  • For InfoPrint 2000 actual destinations, IPP printers, and Passthrough printers, medium objects must exist for all the names that you created for the InfoPrint 2000 printers.

Default Value

For AIX, BSD, CUPS, PSF, IPP, and Passthrough actual destinations, if SNMP communication is active, InfoPrint queries the printer device and sets the values according to the response; otherwise:

AIX, CUPS
letter
BSD
No default value
PSF, InfoPrint 2000 (when created with the Standard InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI and command line)
Command-attached actual destinations
letter
other-driver attached actual destinations
letter
InfoPrint2000AFP (when created with the Standard or Basic InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI)
letter, legal, a3, a4, tabloid, ledger, 8x10.5, letter-tab, manual, a4–tab, legal-tab
InfoPrint 70 (when created with the Standard or Basic InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI)
letter, legal, a3, a4, a5, jis-b4-white, jis-b5-white, ledger, 12x18, 8.5x12.4, 9x11, folio, executive, statement
Other PSF models (when created with the Standard or Basic InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI)
letter, legal, a3, a4, jis-b4–white, jis-b5–white, tabloid, ledger
Other actual destinations
No default values
PSF, InfoPrint 2000 ( when created with the Basic InfoPrint Manager Administration GUI)
All allowed fixed values
IPP
With Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) printers, the default comes from IPP.
Passthrough
There is no default.

Usage Guidelines

  • InfoPrint uses this attribute for job validation:
    AIX, CUPS
    InfoPrint compares the document attribute default-medium to this attribute for job validation and scheduling.
    BSD
    This attribute is for information only.
    PSF
    InfoPrint compares the document attribute default-medium or page-media-select to this attribute for job validation and scheduling.
  • For AIX actual destinations, InfoPrint verifies that the values of the medium-identifier component of the input-trays-medium attribute are values of this attribute.
  • For PSF and InfoPrint 2000 actual destinations, InfoPrint verifies that the values of the medium-loaded component of the psf-tray-characteristics attribute are values of this attribute.
  • The actual destination does not automatically update this attribute. When you create a medium object, you must add its medium identifier to each actual destination that supports it.
  • You can use this attribute to restrict use of this actual destination.
  • The InfoPrint Manager server can automatically set the value for media-supported based on the input-trays-medium or psf-tray-characteristics actual destination attribute for an SNMP printer only if you do not explicitly set the attribute when creating or modifying the actual destination or if you reset the attribute to the InfoPrint Manager default.
    Note: For media, the automatic default only detects the size of the medium. If you have different media that are the same size (for example, three different letter-size preprinted forms) and you need to differentiate between them in the attributes, you must explicitly set the attributes instead of using the automatic default.