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4th March 2014, 10:33 AM #1
iPads, bonjour and papercut?
How do you support you iPads printing have you installed bonjour printing for Windows and has any one done this with papercut as part of the mix as well?
4th March 2014, 10:36 AM #2
Pretty much we do what is on here: PaperCut KB | FingerPrint iOS Printing
Seems to work ok. Just adds an extra step to the printing process.
4th March 2014, 11:06 AM #3
Do you use the finger software or bonjour print service?
4th March 2014, 11:29 AM #4
Fingerprint installed on the printer server, not tried the new version but assume it works pretty much the same.
4th March 2014, 12:40 PM #5
4th March 2014, 02:49 PM #6
- Rep Power
Fingerprint has been replaced - website here:
Collobos - Presto
11th March 2014, 09:47 AM #7
Is there a free version of Presto? Or do you need to run the enterprise version it would be cheaper getting a mac?
Last edited by nicholab; 11th March 2014 at 09:53 AM.
11th March 2014, 09:57 AM #8
It would be cheaper than a Mac. $340 a year is about £200. The cheapest Mac Mini Server is about £700 exc VAT. So at that pricing, you've got 3 1/2 years software for the same price as a server (which, lets face it, isn't a server - its a mac mini with OS X Server installed and consumer grade hard disks in it). You also save not having to have another device to manage.
11th March 2014, 11:28 AM #9
You don't have to buy the "server" model of the Mac Mini. In fact, you don't even need a new one. I use a 2009 model Mini that I installed a 64GB SSD into, runs Mavericks fine, and serves 300+ iPads for AirPrint. Cost - less than $300 (market value). With time machine backups it's also a cinch to replace if it ever fails, which it probably won't for another 3 years or so. So, average that out to $100 a year or $200 a year if you want to buy a new base model mini and cost it out over 4 years. Either way, money saved using a Mini.
Originally Posted by localzuk
11th March 2014, 11:31 AM #10
How odd. That flies in the face of nearly everything you say about reliability and stability...
Originally Posted by seawolf
Yes, you can use an old model, but if you have a policy of not putting old gear into server roles it won't fit.
Not to mention, if you have a virtualised setup already, the Presto route would be more resilient.
11th March 2014, 11:34 AM #11
Our iPad print solution is setup this way:
Originally Posted by nicholab
1. Papercut installed on 2008R2 server
2. 2009 Mac Mini running Papercut Pro with Papercut printers shared (so all printing must go through Papercut), and VLANs configured for all 5 WiFi VLANs.
3. Wide area Bonjour configured to provide print services across VLANs.
Works a charm.
11th March 2014, 11:40 AM #12
No, it's not odd or contradictory, it's a purely rational decision. It all depends on how critical the service is to the organisation and the impact of a failure and how long it would take to recover from it.
Originally Posted by localzuk
Importance of iPads to be able to print - Low/Medium
ETA to restore service - 1 hour maximum.
Overall impact on school - Very Low
On the other hand, if the core storage (SAN,NAS, or DAS) goes down - enormous impact. If the core switch goes down - enormous impact, etc.
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