WBMM> Re: printermib question

WBMM> Re: printermib question

WBMM> Re: printermib question

Harry Lewis harryl at us.ibm.com
Tue Jan 20 14:20:11 EST 2004

I agree, using input/output level sensors will be inaccurate for sheet fed 
devices (somewhat better for roll-fed with linear units of measure) . It 
sounds like you need to set your prtMarkerCounterUnit to (8-sheets). If 
the devices you are monitoring do not enable this choice, the fall-back 
depends on whether the device is configured for simplex or duplex. If your 
printer is configured for simplex, then the number of impressions = number 
of sheets. If two-sided printing occurs, the number of impressions roughly 
= 2x the number of sheets fed but this approximation can have a wide 
variability depending on the types of jobs. We are working on extending 
the semantics that will apply to situations you are interested in. See 
ftp://ftp.pwg.org/pub/pwg/wbmm/white/PWG-Usage-Counters-Table-0.03.pdf and 
feel free to share any comments you may have by sending e-mail to 
wbmm at pwg.org. 
Harry Lewis 
Chairman - IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group
IBM Printing Systems 

"Lars H. Fiedler" <LFiedler at cc.gatech.edu> 
01/20/2004 10:29 AM

Harry Lewis/Boulder/IBM at IBMUS

printermib question

    I'm working on the net printer mgmt tool, and I was hoping to get the
total number of pages printed.  I see the markerlifecount, but this is in
impressions on the printers I'm managing.  I would like to know the number
of sheets (the number of pieces of paper that have gone through the
printer). In some printers, I guess I could get it by looking at the level
in the input and output trays, but this could get complicated w/ user
interaction, and also, my printers can only detect the presence of paper 
not the actual number in the input and output bins.
Ideas on how to get this value?

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