The CEnetwork printing® solution is another “Industry First” from ExchangeIT and can be implemented with Card Exchange® Premium as well as CEinside® (SDK) for the production of secure credentials. CNP100 Card Exchange Network Printing Kit dispatcher + printer server
The CEnetwork printing® solution is another "Industry First" from ExchangeIT and can be implemented with Card exchange® Premium as well as CEinside® (SDK) for the production of secure credentials.
This product provides for the following possibilities:
Send your print commands from a client work station over the network to one or more remote computers, where the card will be printed.
Share a single printer between two or more clients
Distribute print jobs automatically over the available printers
Network Printing Components
CEnetwork printing® uses three types of components:
Card exchange Client
Card exchange Dispatcher
Card exchange Print Server
Printer Server Console
The Card exchange Print Server is a console-like application that does the actual printing.
Typically, there will be one print server for each printer and the print server will run on the work station where the printer has been installed. The print server can receive print commands from the Card exchange client or from the dispatcher. The Network Print Server can be used without the dispatcher and is able to communicate directly with the Card exchange Client. The Network Print Server can be bought separately.
The Dispatcher is the easiest component to configure.
In the Card exchange installation directory, there is a file called "CardExchangeDispatcher.ini" that only contains a single setting: the port on which it runs. By default, the dispatcher uses port 4748. This port may not be used by any other process on that computer.
[Dispatcher settings] Port=4748
When the dispatcher runs, it can be addressed by a URL that typically looks like this: tcp://machine_name:4748/CardExchangeDispatcher
Here, "machine_name" should match the name or IP address of the computer and "4748" should match the port number set in the initialization file. The dispatcher has the following appearance as shown in the screenshot on the left.
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