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Old 04-08-2007, 10:24 AM   #1
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Terminal Server with Printer on each Thin Client


I was wondering has anyone setup a Terminal Server with a printer on each thin clients just like the banks?

Which means I could have a Terminal Server on the basement of an office wired to Ground & Second Floor. However each of the thin client needs a dot matrix (and barcode printer) for some others.

That shall means I can't connect the printer to the terminal server which is at the basement because it is too far. Any idea?
 
Old 04-08-2007, 10:28 AM   #2
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If you are referring to a serial Terminal Server ...

Depending on how the Terminal Server is setup it can be possible.

If the Terminal Server supports linking the physical serial port to a virtual TTY ... then you can take advantage of transparent printing.
This allows you to direct data to the auxiliary device attached to the dumb terminal/thin client.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 11:27 AM   #3
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If you are referring to a serial Terminal Server ...

Depending on how the Terminal Server is setup it can be possible.

If the Terminal Server supports linking the physical serial port to a virtual TTY ... then you can take advantage of transparent printing.
This allows you to direct data to the auxiliary device attached to the dumb terminal/thin client.
Does that include USB instead of just serial port?

I need more clue about this. thx
 
Old 04-08-2007, 11:31 AM   #4
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A large number of terminals support transparent or passthrough printing.
You will have to verify if your serial terminal supports this.

Transparent printing uses special XPon and XPoff characters in the data to indicate any data that is to be sent to the auxilary port on the terminal. The XP characters are specifically defined based on the terminal emulation.
 
  


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