Tag Archives: printing

Printing

Printing is one of Winet’s strongest points. We supply both robust printing methods and highly configurable options to accommodate the widest variety of needs expressed by our clients. The printing is not a case of “one size fits all”. Therefore it would be very valuable for a system administrator or support person to read through this whole section.

  • No printer installed
  • Stand alone print servers:
    • LPD/LPR – Popular printing method (from the Unix world)
    • Print Server (Socket printing) – a.k.a. IP printing
    • 3287 printer3287printer – for session bound printing from an IBM mainframe
  • Developer’s notes on formatted printing
    • Merge printing for developers of formatted printing
    • RTF notes for developers of formatted printing
    • Inet Format escape sequences for developers of formatted printing

Winet 6.14 Released

Winet and Biometric Authentication

We are now able to supply terminal emulators that are linked to biometric authentication hardware like fingprint scanners. This has been used in a nation wide roll out.

Winet and VPN (Virtual Private Networks)

Winet does work with VPNs. See our FAQ page.

New release of Winet Terminals and Printing

Winet 6.14 was released on 28 March 2006. This version has been stable and was tested for some months before the formal release. It is the formal version of Winet 6.13 that has been installed at selected customers for some months and has been used in a big nation wide rollout for one of our customers.

New features in Winet

  • Custom printer definitions gives much more flexibility in implementing formatted printing on legacy systems.
  • A Screenshot option on the File menu to capture the screen(s) to graphic or text files. It allows you to auto capture screens to unique filenames or to append to a text file.
  • Custom programmable buttons may be added to the toolbar and a new button-bar. This allows a whole new level of customization and is very easy to set up.
  • Hidden/lost windows: If the window was moved out of screen, Winet resizes it to middle of screen.
  • Auto reconnect (when your connection was lost) has more options.
  • All menu commands are now mappable to keyboard shortcuts.
  • Automation (for script development) has been expanded with a few very usful new faetures.
  • Diagnostics to solve configuration problems has been expanded.
  • Winet shall now display the conflicting IP address if “too many copies” are running. This will assist you to find the PC using a wrong licence file or to locate additional Winet installations.
  • A number of bug fixes were also done.

Winet 6.11 Released

Bug-fix Release of Winet Terminals and Printing

Winet 6.11 was quickly released on 4 February 2005 to fix a printing bug in version 6.10.
If you don’t notice funny new line breaks in your printing, you are most probably not affected.

New Features in Winet

Sometimes your operators need to modify a report/letter slightly before printing. Winet offers the option to open your reports in MSWord before printing them. The Help facility and Merge printing examples have been updated since 6.10.
(Stop Press: The Merge printing method will report an error if the vertical bar character (| 0x7C in hex) appears in your print data. A patch is available if you want to test Merge
printing.)

News

IRMA 6.06 beta available for testing since Oct. 2003. IRMA (Inet Remote Manager Application) is a suite of programs to allow system administrator to update and maintain software automatically on many client PCs. It also allows for data distribution and executing of commands remotely. Please contact me if you are interested in testing IRMA.