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BMLinkS Service and Specification Set

What is BMLinkS Service?

The collectively called “BMLinkS Service”consists of two kinds of services: ”Office Service” that provides functions for building a document distribution infrastructure powered by BMLinkS-compliant office product and BMLinkS common software, and “Device Management Service” that provides functions for managing BMLinkS-compliant office products among multi-vendors.

What is Function Type?

In BMLinkS Service, “Function Types”refers to the functions provided by the BMLinkS-compliant office product and BMLinkS common software.

What are Extended Features?

Within Function Types, there are features corresponding to Function Type which can be arbitrarily provided based on BMLinkS-compliant office product. These are called “Extended Features".
BMLinkS-compliant office product and BMLinkS common software can be interconnected for interoperation with “Extended Features".

 

View of BMLinkS Service and Specification Set Compliance

X Compliant, - Not Compliant

BMLinkS
Service
Function
Type
Function Details BMLinkS Description
2004 2005 2007 2009
Office Service Print Service Print
Server
  X X X X Basic Function for Printing with BMLinkS
Extended Features SSL Capability - X X X Extended Feature to encrypt network transmissions for printing with BMLinkS
Paused Print - X X X Extended Feature that allows suspension of printing until user information is entered on the printer panel when printing

Useful to prevent users from leaving printouts behind or picking up the wrong printouts
Discovery Service
Server Capability
- - - X Extended Feature that enables the Print Service to automatically register itself with the Discovery Service Server
PDF Capability - - - X Extended Feature that enables printing of PDF format data
Print from Storage   - - X X Feature that retrieves and prints documents stored on the Storage Server
Extended Features SSL Capability - - X X Extended Feature that encrypts network transmissions of Print from Storage
Discovery Service Server Capability - - - X Extended Feature that enables the Print Service with Print from Storage to use the Discovery Service Server to search the Storage Service
PDF Capability - - - X Extended Feature that enables printing of documents stored in PDF format from storage
Scan Service Scan to
Print
  - - X X Feature that enables printing of scanned data with the Print Server on network
Extended Features SSL Capability - - X X Extended Feature that encrypts network transmissions during Scan to Print
Discovery Service Server Capability - - - X Extended Feature that enables the Scan Service to use the Discovery Service Server to search the Print Service
PDF Capability - - - X Extended Feature to send the print data in PDF format to the Print Server
Scan to Storage   - - X X Feature that stores scanned data to the Storage Service on network
Extended Features SSL Capability - - X X Extended Feature that encrypts network transmissions during Scan to Storage
Discovery Service Server Capability - - - X Extended Feature that enables the Scan Service to use Discovery Service Server to search the Storage Service
PDF Capability - - - X Extended Feature that enables conversion of scanned data into PDF format for sending the Storage Server
Storage
Service
Storage Server   - - X X Feature to store document data
Extended Features SSL Capability - - X X Extended Feature that encrypts network transmissions of the Storage Server
Discovery Service Server Capability - - - X Extended Feature that enables the Storage Service to automatically register itself with the Discovery Service Server
Device Management Service Log Service   - - - X Features that provides statistical information on office device operation
Extended Features SSL Capability - - - X Extended Feature that encrypts network transmissions of statistical data
Monitoring Service   - - - X Feature that provides information for office device status change
Extended Features SSL Capability - - - X Extended Feature that encrypts network transmissions of status information
Management Service   - - - X Feature that provides management and configuration information of office device

Capable to change office device configurations
Extended Features SSL Capability - - - X Extended Feature that encrypts network transmissions of configuration information

For the Function Types and/or Extended Features available to each BMLinkS-compliant office product, please consult the relevant manuals.

For the certified products list, please refer to the page below.
http://bmlinks.jbmia.or.jp/ATList/cgi-bin/index_e2.cgi


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