Innovative architecture

Standard configuration

In standard, a Gespage configuration managing several print servers will be spread over all the equipment as follows:

  • Gespage [Gespage Application server]: manages the print logic, user accounts, the Web interface, the communication with Cartadis terminals, communication with the Windows or Linux agent. Installed on the main server.
  • Gespage Agent [Gespage Print Service]: manages Windows or Linux print queues. Installed on the secondary servers.

Gespage Agents Gespage will be managed by Gespage server (present on only one equipment).

If you wish to make your configuration reliable to prevent the network from being out of service and having no print nor copy possibilities. Here is your solution:

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Reliable configuration

In case of network break, Gespage can no longer communicate with these agents, no printings or copies can be performed.

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Gespage features two additional services to solve this inconvenience:

  • Gespage Agent Traqueur [Gespage Tracker Service]: manages Windows or Linux print queues. It may run autonomously if the connection to Gespage is off.
  • Gespage Remote[Gespage Remote server]: manages the print logic on the secondary servers, performs communications with Gespage. It may run autonomously if the connection to Gespage is off.

Setting Tracker agent (supplied with Gespage pack) on your secondary servers allows you to print in degraded mode (no Print2me possibilty, no applicable rule and copying possibility).

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In case of network break with Gespage, setting Gespage Remote (optional) allows you to continue to make prints and copies and to manage the user quotas and credits. In case of network failure, Gespage Remote takes over without any external intervention.

Technological advantages

 Gespage AgentGespage Agent TrackerGespage REMOTE
Manages copiestick_16 delete_32tick_16
Manages printstick_16tick_16tick_16
Manages user quotastick_16tick_16tick_16
Installable on Windowstick_16tick_16tick_16
Installable on Linuxtick_16tick_16tick_16
Compatible with physical terminalstick_16 delete_32tick_16
Compatible with eTerminalstick_16 delete_32tick_16
Compatible Print2metick_16 delete_32tick_16
Compatible with networked printers and USBtick_16tick_16tick_16
Documents locked pending for releasetick_16 delete_32tick_16
Runs autonomously if the network connection to the server is offIf the network to with the server is off, Gespage Agent is out of servicetick_16tick_16
Option at extra costdelete_32 delete_32tick_16
Number installed by siteUnlimitedUnlimitedUnlimited
Manages the rules applicable to the documentstick_16 delete_32tick_16
Compatible Gespage Mobiletick_16 delete_32tick_16
Compatible WebPaymenttick_16tick_16tick_16
Compatible with the Pop-uptick_16 delete_32tick_16
Free and full 60 day-trialtick_16tick_16delete_32
Maintenance included with the Gespage license Gespagetick_16tick_16 delete_32

Deploying a main server over a « central » site and Gespage agents, Gespage agent Tracker or Gespage Remote either on remote sites or on other print servers on the same site, provides an undeniable technological advantage.       . Print jobs sent to Gespage agents are processed and are therefore spooled locally. Jobs are not sent to the main server which reduces network traffic and ensures safety. This process also handles local printers. Local printer means an equipment not connected to the Ethernet network and connected to the USB workstation.

The pricing method has therefore no negative point because it is based neither on the quantity of print servers nor the number of users.

Economic advantages

The idea of a main server and secondary agents leads to only have one element to pay: the Gespage main server. Gespage agents can be deployed without cost as much quantity as required on the other print servers.

The license mode is defined by point of print not by print server, the number of users is not taken into account. It is therefore possible to control a large amount of equipment spread over a large amount of servers by paying only one license. A competitive advantage compared with the solutions available on the market.

Whether it is a large structure with a hundred points of print, or a small structure such as a library or college, with two or three machines, the flexibility is ensured by an appropriate pricing based on the number of points of print.