LBM software successfully enabled migration from a high-speed mainframe printer to a distributed cluster printing system delivering significant cost savings.
Business critical print output delivered to user location.
Multiple LaserJet printers converted into a single high-speed virtual print system.
Return on Investment Under four months.
The Global Asset Division of a major insurance and real estate corporation currently prints between 7,000 to 12,000 pages of overnight reports each night in a high-speed mainframe print environment. The reports must then be distributed daily by hand to a different location approximately 10 miles away.
LBM successfully implemented a cost effective solution that utilized a cluster of 5 HP8100 printers and LBM software. Both
reside and are managed at the physical location where the reports are
needed. The customer now has up to 160 ppm throughput capabilities
and a system for reprinting on demand by retaining the print jobs on the
ClusterQue- even partial range reprinting is available! In addition, the
cluster printers are available individually or as a cluster off-peak for use
as local departmental or workgroup laser printers.
Daily and monthly reports from a global asset
management finance application. Data is generated from a mainframe,
LBM software is installed on an NT server which manages a cluster of 5
HP8100 printers. Large jobs are automatically run overnight and are split
across the cluster; automatic load balancing is achieved; no operator
intervention is required. In the event of printer failure, subsequent jobs
will route to the next available printer. Off peak, printers can be utilized
throughout the month as department network printers.
Daily report printing volume of 10 jobs totaling 7,000 pages
Last day of month and first week of month report printing spike to 12,000 pages daily
Total monthly volume of approximately 185,000 pages
With the HP/LBM solution, reports are now delivered to the proper
location, eliminating distribution costs. The off-site mainframe printer is
no longer necessary to achieve high-speed throughput. Jobs do not need
to be regenerated by the application in the event of reprinting
requirements; partial ranges can be reprinted by authorized operators.