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Features of BMLinkS Printer Driver

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Displaying the Print Setup Popup window from the "Print" dialog box  
Automatic search function most suitable for mobile use  
Security (Print Secret printing/SSL)*Option  
Use of balloon to check job transmission status  
Possible to obtain detailed job information  
Setup window changing according to each vendor's printer capability  
New functions of V2.1.0 driver  

Displaying the Print Setup Popup window from the "Print" dialog box

 
 

BMLinkS Printer Driver provides the Discovery function for searching for a print service and then outputting documents created by end users to the print service.

A popup window is provided for users to easily select a print service and set up output conditions for outputting to the print service.
If the same printer is always used for outputting documents, users can select the "Do not display this window the next time" check box so that the popup window does not appear and printing can be done more quickly.

The driver supports layout window and guides users to understand output image easily.

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Automatic search function most suitable for mobile use


Because BMLinkS certified devices can be searched, there is no need to install a driver for each device in advance, making this driver most suitable driver for mobile use.

Automatic search can also be performed before the "Print Setup Popup" window appears.

For ease of operation, frequently used printers according to the usage history appear on the top.


Security (Print Secret printing/SSL)*Option

Security (confidential printing/SSL) *Option


Reliably obtaining prints that users want, with support for Print Secret printing
When a user specifies "User ID" and "Password Start Key" from BMLinkS Printer Driver, a BMLinkS certified device does not print the print data but save it. Once the user opens the BMLinkS certified device's operation window to select a document and enter the password, printing starts.

Use of SSL to enhance security
When print data is sent from a PC to a BMLinkS certified device, the communication path is encrypted. This prevents information from leaking to any parties with illegal access on the network

*Print Secret printing/SSL support is an option. For information on certified devices with this support, check with vendors of the respective devices.


Use of balloon to check job transmission status

BMLinkS共通プリンタドライバ  

Transmission status of print data sent from a PC can be monitored.

Because data is not printed instantly with confidential printing, this is good when waiting for "Transmission Complete" and then moving to the device. Also, as it also displays aborted transmission and cancelled printing, this makes it possible to manage jobs easily.


Possible to obtain detailed job information using utility

ステータス  

The user can display a list of jobs, and then use the "Show detail", "Cancel Printing", or "Delete" button.

The user can perform more detailed job management than using the balloon display.
To start this utility, select "BMLinkS Utility" from the Start menu or double-click the Task Tray icon.

"Display Job Sent Status" and "Display Event Notification" can be enabled or disabled.


Setup window changing according to each vendor's printer capability

During device search, depending on the printer capability information obtained, some items cannot be set and are dimmed.
Use of vendor common interface improves the ease of operation.


New functions of V2.1.0 driver

  1. If file is selected in output method, it is now possible to specify a file name to store the data.
  2. If data is to be output to a file, the file extension. BMD is used for the BMLinkS document file.
  3. Icon is changed.
  4. Other changes to improve ease of use.

For details, refer to the README.TXT file that comes with the driver.

 


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