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Recommended Printers and NICs?

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The Question is:

You may advise me if appropriate (I hope), or point me to a saleman if
 necessary, but they'd need to understand the VMS requirement.  We are running
 a private, internal, isolated OpenVMS V7.2 system in order to support a
 private, 10+ year old application
which requires and uses Motif.  We wish to now utilize the print capability
 from that application.  It requires Postscript support.  Knowing you are not a
 printer wizard, but because of my VMS requirement, I am looking for your quick
 advice and/or a list
of which of your currently offered printers will best deliver a robust,
 commercial quality result, quickly and with minimum failures.  The kicker is
 I'd like it available with 3 NIC cards or an equivalent solution so we can
 also print from two other priva
te, isolated, internal Intel/Microsoft networks.  Those would be prints through
 standard Microsoft protocols.  Thank you for your time and attention.

The Answer is :

  The OpenVMS Wizard would encourage direct contact with your
  HP reseller or HP representative.  The OpenVMS Wizard is not
  a printer wizard.
  Without knowing specific printing requirements and specific
  network partitioning requirements, no recommendation is possible.
  (That OpenVMS is printing to a printer is not nearly as relevent
  as is the printer speed, costs and related matters, as well as
  the network requirements)
  Some HP printers do allow three network interface cards (NICs),
  including the LaserJet 9000.   Many printers allow one or
  possibly two network cards.  Multiple printers and firewalls are
  other configuration options, of course.
  Again, that OpenVMS might need to print to the printer appears
  entirely secondary to the printing and network requirements.

answer written or last revised on ( 15-JUL-2004 )

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