Unconditional Power for Data Transport and Control
RMS/SPOOL™ gives you absolute control of your spooling and data-transport environment. This multi-access spooling facility delivers true 24x7x365 operation for continuous, reliable management of your spool files and printing activities. The system delivers truly efficient spooling and data transport, with distributed control of PCs, printers and display terminals throughout the enterprise. RMS/Spool puts the power of automation at your total command. A to Z spooling and data transport
- RMS/Spool provides the entire range of spooling capabilities in a powerful, independent environment. Its advanced facilities let you control your spool files and printers with no data center involvement.
- Efficiently exchange data between programs.
- Seamlessly transport data to multiple CPUs for printing and report distribution.
- Group PCs, printers and display terminals into logical network groups for printer backup support and security.
- Download mainframe reports to RMS/DeskTop™.
- Enhance the use of your existing hardware and software. Enjoy fully independent spooling and report delivery capabilities.
RMS/Spool gives you more effective control of your data — for a more effective enterprise.
Limitations, what limitations?
Information is crucial to every part of the enterprise. Success depends on the ability to access, distribute and print information whenever and wherever needed. Many spooling systems that are meant to enhance control end up restricting it. Limited capabilities won’t handle the workload. Incompatible command structures frustrate efficient printer management. Resources are poorly utilized. Users lose control of the printing process. Productivity drops. Efficiency is reduced. And the entire organization suffers.
RMS/Spool shatters these limitations by delivering powerful, completely independent spooling and report delivery capabilities. With RMS/Spool, spool files and printers are controlled without the need or expense of data center involvement.
Files are easily created, retrieved and transferred from numerous applications. Users manage their own print queues, routing spool files to any desired printer or output mechanism.
RMS/Spool gives you full control of your data — Without the limitations.
The T-REX of Distributed Print Management Systems
We don’t believe you can overload it no matter how caustic your production environment happens to be. The system can manage up to 1.2 million active files per subsystem. Individual files can be created at a rate of 50 per second (even in a multiaccess spool environment). RMS/Spool has a unique repository for managing files.
It’s lightening fast, lean and incredibly responsive.
Distributed Control is control where you need it
Some print management systems use a “Print And Drain” approach. Overhead with these systems is horrendous because, among other things, each active print session has to have a separate JES2/JES3 or Power/VS spool access session. It’s a bad idea waiting to happen. Add about 200 printers (or any number for that matter) and you’ll see that JES2 was never designed to handle thousands of printers.
“Print and Drain” systems are even worse when you consider recoverability. What happens if the user spills coffee on that just-printed report 15 seconds after JES2 discards the report? Ouch! It’s not a problem with RMS/Spool. Spool permits reports to be retained for as little as 1 hour or as many as 8000. User’s can override the retention at any time via the menu by changing the retention or permanently holding the report until further disposition is determined. Once the retention time is set by default, node, or the user, deletion is automatic.
Multiple printers and display terminals may be collected into logical access-secured groups representing the existing VTAM and TCP/IP controlled devices. Terminals and printers may be added or deleted while the system is operational. Within the logical device groups, users are independent of the systems operator and in total control of their print files. Device pooling capabilities based on security groups and physical printer proximity mean that no user ever has to be stopped in their tracks again due to a hardware failure.