Release Station for Novell NetWare, NDPS, Windows Windows XP and Windows 200X networks
Pcounter Station is printer accounting release station software
that runs on a dedicated Windows PC, to be used in controlled or
pay-to-print environments. After users send print jobs from other
workstations, they can approach the station, select the jobs they
wish to send to the printer, and submit some form of payment through
devices such as card readers or cash machines. Pcounter Station
locks down the PC so that users cannot exit, and the Pcounter Station
software is the only application that is shown on the computers
Station works with print queues hosted on Windows XP, Windows 200X,
and NetWare. NetWare support includes NDS queues, Bindery queues,
and NDPS printers. Generally Pcounter for Windows or Pcounter for NetWare
should be running on the print server, in order to automatically
pause/hold jobs, and to calculate the page counts and cost of print
accounting DLLs can be developed which interface to devices such
as card readers or external databases that can be used to accept
payment for printing. If no accounting DLL is configured, then paused/held
jobs are released without question. Only jobs that are paused or
held will be passed to the DLL for accounting. Please contact us
if you would like to discuss this further.
Station - Pcounter Station will be the only application available
and locks down the desktop so that no other applications are accessible.
users / all print jobs
name & network password
page counts and costs
deletion of print jobs by users
DLL link for own-code program to interface with other applications
such as smart-card based accounting systems
LOCKED-DOWN Release Station Option:
can be used as a dedicated release station and set to automatically log on to
either Windows or NetWare.
"exit" password is specified separately - see screen shot
above - to allow unlocking when required.
Pcounter Station is running in locked-down, nothing else on the
desktop is accessible. It enlarges to the full screen size and prevents
the task bar and other programs from being seen. All Windows hot keys
Station - Printer Configuration:
The Pcounter Station configuration screen presents a view of your
network showing all NetWare servers, NDS trees, Windows XP/200X
domains and servers.
your network and point to the printers required to be controlled
by Pcounter Station.
Station - Print job display and User Identification:
Where no User identification is needed, Pcounter Station can display
a list of all users' print jobs showing user, document name, page
count, cost, which printer, the size and when the job was submitted.
Jobs can be set to be deleted if left on the queue for more than
X hours / days. See below for more secure identification options.
Identification - by USER name
Pcounter Station displays a list of all users who have print jobs
pending for the printer(s) for which the Station has been configured.
On selection of a user, a list of their print jobs is displayed.
Identification - by USER name and Network Password
When a user name is selected from the list above, Pcounter Station
prompts for an input of the user's network password which must be
input before the print job will be released.
95, 98, ME, NT 4.0, or 2000
NetWare support requires Novell Client 32.
Pcounter running on the print server in order for cost of print
jobs to be calculated, and/or to automatically pause jobs in print
Note: all references to Windows XP also apply to Windows 200X .
fast enough and sufficient RAM to run the OS efficiently.
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