• Subject: RE: Remote office connection
  • From: Neil Palmer <npalmer@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 7 Jul 1998 15:03:38 -0600

For complete printer control you can get the same level of control for a
TCP/IP attached printer if it supports IPDS.
There was an article a few months ago (News/400 ?) on this.


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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Larry Bolhuis [SMTP:lbolhui@ibm.net]
> Sent: Friday, July 03, 1998 1:01 AM
> To:   MIDRANGE-L@midrange.com
> Subject:      Re: Remote office connection
> 
> I agree with Jerry but would offer the following
> cautions/enhancements.
> 
>  1) For 200 users, 64K will likely be quite insufficient, espescially
> if
> there is any amount of printing.  Depending on the quantity of
> voice/fax/email traffic between the sites a DS1(T1) may be more
> appropriate. Use some chanels for voice between phone switches and the
> rest for the WAN.  This can be a big $$ saver if there is a lot of
> voice
> traffic between sites.
> 
>  2) As Chuck added, certain types of printing will be a problem.  To
> solve that, real twinax printers continue to be the best solution.
> LAN
> based printers work fine for normal report printing, but twinax still
> yeilds the best control for pre-printed forms - Alignment messages
> etc.
> To support these check out the Perle 594e remote controller.  These
> units can be connected to the LAN and with recent enancements will run
> over TCP/IP (using anynet)  To the Perle, connect your twinax printers
> and any real green screens that you may want.
> 
>   Larry Bolhuis
>   Arbor Solutions, Inc
>   lbolhui@ibm.net
> 
> Chuck Lewis wrote:
> > 
> > I agree with Jerry,
> > 
> > Were I worked (until today - last day there; new company Monday...)
> we had a
> > centrally located AS/400 shop with remote sites across the U.S. and
> Canada. Our 2
> > AS/400's are on our LAN and via Frame Relay and our WAN, users
> running Client
> > Access can connect with no control units necessary,
> > 
> > The only real issue has been remote printing...
> > 
> > Chuck
> > 
> > Jerome Draper wrote:
> > 
> > > >Now, suppose you are considering opening a new remote office
> (1000's of
> > > miles away) with another 200 users that must also share the same
> data and
> > > applications. What would be the preferred  method (ie., effective
> and
> > > relatively inexpensive) of getting them online?  A bunch more
> remote
> > > controllers in the new office?  Another AS/400 in the remote
> office using
> > > DDM?  Something entirely different?
> > >
> > > My first choice would be to install a LAN at the remote office for
> the 200
> > > users (ethernet, CAT 5 cable, hubs, switch, etc.).  Then I would
> like the
> > > two offices via routers and a 56KB leased line to create a WAN
> (router,
> > > DSU/CSU on each side).  Then I would install a TCP/IP based
> emulation
> > > product like Synapse WinAPPC which does display, printer, and/or
> file
> > > transfer for the green screens.
> > >
> > > Voila!
> > >
> > > Jerry
> 
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