The CardExchange® Producer Print Dispatcher Edition is created to offer print farm solutions with load balancing printing.
The Dispatcher communicates with the available Print Servers that are connected to the Dispatcher. Connections between the Print Servers(s) and Dispatcher are made based on the port numbers configured for the Dispatcher and the Print Server(s). When the Dispatcher is running, each Print Server started will register itself to the Dispatcher. The Dispatcher receives the print jobs directly from the Print Client(s) and distributes these over the available Print Servers
For example, you are using a Business Print Client to send a print job of 500 ID cards to the Dispatcher and you have configured that four (4) Print Servers are connected to the Dispatcher. The Dispatcher will receive and caches all the 500 print jobs and will start distributing them to the available Print Servers. On the moment a Print Server is done with his job, the Dispatcher will assign a new print job to the Print Server. If one of the ID card printers enters into an error like a card jam, the Dispatcher will take that job away from the ID card printer and assign this job to the next available printer. It will directly inform the Print Client, that has sent the print job, about the error.
Our CardExchange® Producer Print Dispatcher Dispatcher Edition comes as one (1) license but there are basically no limitations with regards to the amount of Dispatchers that can run on a system.
The CardExchange® Producer Print Dispatcher Edition in combination with the Print Server Edition offers a perfect solution for creating card service bureau solutions or large central card production facilities.