VTAMPrint is an enterprise-wide output management solution for the z/VSE mainframe environment.
VTAMPrint increases resilience and helps you reduce your printing costs by managing document delivery efficiently across a heterogeneous environment including z/VSE, z/OS, z/Linux, UNIX, IBM i and Windows.
From VTAMPrint’s management console you can monitor all printers and print jobs, quickly identify potential printing problems and take immediate corrective action. You can also add output capabilities – such as automated job recovery or report splitting – to your z/VSE applications without the effort and cost of customizing your core mainframe applications.
Additionally, you can maximize the return on your investment in printing technology by allowing non-mainframe applications to make use of high-speed mainframe-attached printers or, conversely, by directing mainframe output to low-cost networked printers.
Automated print recovery
In the event of a printing failure, print jobs are automatically recovered and restarted, which reduces the impact on business users and minimizes calls to the helpdesk.
Automated splitting and bundling
Output can be merged or split to create new documents without the effort of modifying the original documents or source applications. Paper waste is also reduced by only printing the pages users really need.
Both AFP and non-AFP documents can be printed on IPDS printers, which eliminates the problems usually experienced when printer sharing and allows more effective use of high-speed printers.
AFP documents can be printed on networked printers by converting IBM AFP spool files and resources to PCL data streams, when used in conjunction with Columbus OM, Macro 4’s output management software for open systems.
POWER spool resources can be released by archiving older documents, which are stored online for easy retrieval whenever required.
Users running mixed platforms can benefit from integration with the Columbus suite, which provides strong capabilities for document composition, document workflow and digital delivery, together with mainframe and open systems output management.