The Loftware Print Server (LPS) is an enterprise level solution for corporations that have significant product marking requirements for both bar code and RFID ‘smart’ labels. It utilizes advanced technology that is designed to act as a middleware component that sits between medium to large-scale business systems and marking devices such as barcode and RFID label printers.
The LPS forms the basis of Loftware’s ‘Server-Centric’ approach to marking systems. Server-Centric means that all product marking in an area, building, or enterprise is controlled from a centralized server on the network. The highly scalable and fault tolerant system architecture is designed to handle thousands of requests targeted to hundreds of printers simultaneously with all of the appropriate queuing, status, and recovery features.
The LPS is an extremely useful tool for printing labels and RFID tags from your ERP/MRP and/or WMS systems, regardless of the platform on which they reside. Host applications running on operating systems, such as UNIX, AS/400, HPUX, Linux, etc., can request labels through the various LPS interfaces. Your application offloads all barcode label and RFID tagging to the LPS, which translates your request into device specific code before sending it to the printers. Application programmers no longer have to write and maintain device specific code every time a labeling requirement changes.