PMP Mail Archive: PMP> RE: [color counts already in] Printer MIB

PMP> RE: [color counts already in] Printer MIB

From: McDonald, Ira (
Date: Wed Dec 07 2005 - 21:02:48 EST

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    Hi Kevin,

    Simple color page counts have been in Printer MIB since v1 (RFC 1759).

    The defacto standard method (implemented in quite a few network
    printers) is to model the marker as _two_ rows in 'prtMarkerTable':

    - set 'prtMarkerCounterUnit' to 'impressions(7)' (single page sides) or
      'sheets(8)' (single- or two-sided pages);

    - set color process elements:
      'prtMarkerProcessColorants' to '1' and 'prtMarkerSpotColorants' to '0'
      (monochrome, but not necessarily black ink) or
      'prtMarkerProcessColorants' to '1' and 'prtMarkerSpotColorants' to '1'
      (highlight color) or
      'prtMarkerProcessColorants' to '>=3' and 'prtMarkerSpotColorants to '0'
      (full color)

    - use 'prtMarkerLifeCount' (non-volatile) and 'prtMarkerPowerOnCount'
      (resets on system reboot) to count mono, highlight, or full color.

    This works fine for simple color counts.

    - Ira (co-editor of Printer MIB v2)

    Ira McDonald (Musician / Software Architect)
    Blue Roof Music / High North Inc
    PO Box 221 Grand Marais, MI 49839
    phone: +1-906-494-2434

    -----Original Message-----

    From: []On
    Behalf Of Kevin Mesiab
    Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 11:17 AM
    Subject: PWG-ANNOUNCE> Printer MIB

    I hope this is the correct place to ask this question.
    Are there any plans to include a Color Page Count in the Printer MIB?
    -Kevin Mesiab
     Wilder Technologies

    From: [] On
    Behalf Of Harry Lewis
    Sent: Wednesday, December 07, 2005 7:56 AM
    Subject: PWG-ANNOUNCE> 2006 Meeting Schedule

    The 2006 f2f meeting schedule for PWG has been posted.
    We will be getting details for the January (Vegas) meeting very shortly.
    Harry Lewis
    Chairman - IEEE-ISTO Printer Working Group
    IBM Printing Systems

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