PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Printer MIB - FINISHER ISSUE

PMP Mail Archive: PMP> Printer MIB - FINISHER ISSUE

PMP> Printer MIB - FINISHER ISSUE

Jeff Rackowitz (JRackowitz@engpo.msmailgw.intermec.com)
Tue, 01 Jul 97 16:44:00 PDT

FINISHER ISSUE - Finishers are not addressed in the Printer MIB

Our printers use a cutter as a media finisher. Since the finishers sub-unit
of the printer model is not defined in the new Printer MIB standard, there
is no way to status finishers in this MIB. I spoke with Harry Lewis about
this issue in Nashua. Harry suggested I put something on the list server for
the PMP to review. Since "finisher" is one of the main elements in the
printer model block diagram and finisher is one of the basic 13 sub-units. I
believe that the "Finisher" should be a type 1 enumeration. Because there
are PrtAlertCodeTC enumerationIs that apply to sub-units in general, the
standard should allow for at least the basic 13 sub-units. I believe that
this standard should provide a means for finishers to be addressed.

>>> PROPOSED SOLUTION

>>>>>>> I propose adding "Finisher" as a type 1 enumeration for object
PrtAlertGroupTC.

>>>>>>> Here is the suggested language for adding finishers to the Textual
conventions section:

--
-- Textual conventions for this MIB module
--
--
-- Generic unspecific textual conventions
--

PrtFinisherTypeTC ::= TEXTUAL-CONVENTION
-- This is a type 2 enumeration
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"The Type of finisher described by this sub-unit"
SYNTAX INTEGER {
other(1),
unknown(2),
cutter(3),
stapler(4),
puncher(5),
}

>>>>>>> Here is the suggested language for adding a NEW Finisher Group
(primarily cut and pasted from the Output Group). IIm sure that this doesnIt
address all of the issues but it should allow some BASIC finisher status to
be conveyed:

-- The Finisher Group
--
-- Finisher sub-units are managed as a tabular, indexed collection
-- of possible devices capable of performing finishing on media
received from
-- the printing process.
--
-- Implementation of every object in this group is optional.

prtFinisher OBJECT IDENTIFIER ::= { printmib 19 }

prtFinisherTable OBJECT-TYPE
SYNTAX SEQUENCE OF PrtOutputEntry
MAX-ACCESS not-accessible
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"A table of the devices capable of finishing media
delivered from the printing process."
::= { prtFinisher 2 }

prtFinisherEntry OBJECT-TYPE
SYNTAX PrtOutputEntry
MAX-ACCESS not-accessible
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"Attributes of a device capable of receiving media
delivered from the printing process. Entries may exist
in the table for each device index with a device type of
'printer'."
INDEX { hrDeviceIndex, prtFinisherIndex }
::= { prtFinisherTable 1 }

PrtFinisherEntry ::= SEQUENCE {
prtFinisherIndex Integer32,
prtFinisherType PrtFinisherTypeTC,
prtFinisherStatus PrtSubUnitStatusTC,
prtFinisherName
PrtStaticLocaleDisplayStringTC,
prtFinisherVendorName
PrtStaticLocaleDisplayStringTC,
prtFinisherModel
PrtStaticLocaleDisplayStringTC,
prtFinisherVersion
PrtStaticLocaleDisplayStringTC,
prtFinisherSerialNumber
PrtStaticLocaleDisplayStringTC,
prtFinisherDescription
PrtCurrentLocaleDisplayStringTC,
}

prtFinisherIndex OBJECT-TYPE
SYNTAX Integer32
MAX-ACCESS not-accessible
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"A unique value used by this printer to identify this
output sub-unit. Although these values may change due
to a major reconfiguration of the sub-unit (e.g. the
addition of new output devices to the printer), values
are expected to remain stable across successive printer
power cycles."
::= { prtFinisherEntry 1 }

prtFinisherType OBJECT-TYPE
-- This value is a type 2 enumeration
SYNTAX PrtFinisherTypeTC
MAX-ACCESS read-only
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"The Type of finisher described by this sub-unit"
::= { prtFinisherEntry 2 }

prtFinisherStatus OBJECT-TYPE
SYNTAX PrtSubUnitStatusTC
MAX-ACCESS read-only
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"The current status of this finisher sub-unit."
::= { prtFinisherEntry 3 }

-- The Extended Finisher Group
--
-- This group is optional. However, to claim conformance to this
-- group, it is necessary to implement every object in the group.

prtFinisherName OBJECT-TYPE
SYNTAX PrtStaticLocaleDisplayStringTC (SIZE (0..63))
MAX-ACCESS read-write
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"The name assigned to this finisher sub-unit."
::= { prtFinisherEntry 4 }

prtFinisherVendorName OBJECT-TYPE
SYNTAX PrtStaticLocaleDisplayStringTC (SIZE (0..63))
MAX-ACCESS read-only
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"The vendor name of this finisher sub-unit."
::= { prtFinisherEntry 5 }

prtFinisherModel OBJECT-TYPE
SYNTAX PrtStaticLocaleDisplayStringTC (SIZE (0..63))
MAX-ACCESS read-only
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"The model assigned to this finisher sub-unit."
::= { prtFinisherEntry 6 }

prtFinisherVersion OBJECT-TYPE
SYNTAX PrtStaticLocaleDisplayStringTC (SIZE (0..63))
MAX-ACCESS read-only
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"The version of this output sub-unit."
::= { prtFinisherEntry 7 }

prtFinisherSerialNumber OBJECT-TYPE
SYNTAX PrtStaticLocaleDisplayStringTC (SIZE (0..32))
MAX-ACCESS read-only
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"The serial number assigned to this output sub-unit."
::= { prtFinisherEntry 8 }

prtFinisherDescription OBJECT-TYPE
SYNTAX PrtCurrentLocaleDisplayStringTC (SIZE (0..255))
MAX-ACCESS read-only
STATUS current
DESCRIPTION
"A free-form text description of this output sub-unit in
the localization specified by
prtGeneralCurrentLocalization."
::= { prtFinisherEntry 9 }

I welcome your comments.

Jeff Rackowitz
Intermec Corp
jeffr@intermec.com