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CoPrint 400 are a Client / Server solution to print information of the IBM AS/400 in PC Windows Printers, with high quality, flexibility and functionality.
CoPrint 400 allow to the traditional Applications (your programs) of the IBM AS/400 to print Rich Text / Graphic forms of pages in any Windows compatible printer.
CoPrint Enriches any existent Listing, using Forms, changes of Source, Drawings, Funds, Pictures, Logos, Colour, Shades, Bar codes, Zoom, etc. Automatically
CoPrint prints on any connected Printer to the PC or Net, without needing that it is known by the AS/400. This allows a great election freedom without using resources of the 400.
Leaving of a current printed page (with single simple text), and in a completely automatic way, it allows to incorporate any decoration easily, without programming.
It uses any compatible Printer with Windows, any mark and type, Laser, Injection, Colour.
Special necessities can even be covered. Using our APIS can be generated you order concrete of Impression with any programming language.
How it Works
CoPrint works according to the outline Client/server that is based in that the work is carried out in two different but connected computers, where each one of them contributes the best thing of yes to obtain a result.
Of a side, in the IBM AS/400 has an extraordinary capacity of Process and Administration of Databases, besides multiple functionalities of Host computer.
Of another side, Microsoft Windows provides a very wide capacity of support of printers of all marks and types, what can allow us a great election freedom.
A traditional program of AS/400 (RPG or Cobol, p. and.) it can generally print on files of Printer of AS/400, which include many possibilities, but difficultly they allow the wide range of functions that they can be supported in the environment MS Windows.
Now, any program or current Listing of an AS/400 can be changed to use functions of Impression of CoPrint using calls to the functions (API) incorporate, or using the association of "Forms" to Final Listings (Spool).
Also, without necessity of
playing programs, CoPrint converts any Listing - generated by any
Application - to graphic format, simply defining functions of association in
a simple way.
Direct or *Server operation
To allow total integration with the AS/400, CoPrint can be begun from PC or from AS/400, and the process order can contain parameters indicating the tasks to carry out, just as processing a "script" (group of you order of impression) or to act as "remote" Server of impressions.
The Direct operation allows to carry out a concrete impression process, just as printing a Spool or a script whose objective is to print invoices.
The *Server operation establishes a resident process in the PC (each PC is
identified by a code), and as such it allows to pick up varied
impression works that have been dedicated to this PC from any application -
interactive or batch - of the AS/400. For example a work night batch could
be sending impression works to any PC without necessity that that PC is the
one that processes the applications AS/400.
It lists Summarized of Functions of CoPrint:
Use of PC in Direct or *Server mode. In *Server mode it works in an automatic way, converting any listing that intercepts automatically.
It also works as Emulator of Printer. If it intercepts a Listing of AS/400 that is not "adorned" it simply prints it (rotating if it is necessary, etc) as makes it a printer emulator. You can also add fixed Logo, fixed formatted Text, etc to an "script base" used for any simple spool.
Support of any kinds of Printers including economic, Laser, colour...
Allows to use printers without defining them in AS/400.
It generates automatically documents PDF. That is to say: instead of printing physically in a printer creates a document image of the printed pages. This document can be view or printed using the free viewer of Adobe.
another automatic option allows to generate a document PDF and to send it directly for Email, without manual intervention. Impressive!
saving of costs and resources of 400 to the power to use personal, departmental and remote printers.
improves the image of any Spool
integration from programming with own API
electronic forms with visual Windows design
Rectangles, Lines, Frames with shadow, etc
images, Logos, etc of several types and with extensive functionality
Easy electronic forms (invoices, purchase orders, ...). Several functions of simplification of the task, as repetitive lines, etc.
bar codes as much in listings as in labels
text with all kinds of attributes (Font, sizes, colour, location, etc)
use of colours and grades of grey.
Programmable Labels, as Mailings (even associated with their Databases) and you Fix labels (diskettes ...). The labels (as all CoPrint) they can include Images, Bar codes, etc
and a lot more!
Cooperative Print 400 are a product created by CPI Software
the Renovation of Applications with API
and transform Listings and Files into Documents Excel and Word, automatically.
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