BARR Host Communications Suite®

BARR Host Communications Suite (BHCS) controls printing workflow, routes jobs, and manages print destinations simultaneously across an entire enterprise with a comprehensive view of all jobs. It is ideal for enterprise environments requiring host connectivity, print queue management, resource management, and job reprints in transactional environments.
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Key Features

  • Automates queue management and job routing to local or remote printers
  • Produces jobs automatically, or release batches by destination or other requirements
  • Receives files from a variety of sources, including Windows™ programs, TCP/IP hosts, mainframe, Unix™ machines, and network directories
  • Manages and stores host resources and form overlays
  • Compresses data prior to encryption, eliminating redundant data and improving the robustness of encryption
  • Reprints jobs without reprocessing at the source
  • Processes jobs independently of one another, with no arbitrary limits on the number of concurrent tasks
  • Supports Windows 7, Windows 8 Pro, Windows Server 2008, and Windows 2012 (32/64 bit) as well as virtual environments
Due to expense and security risk, many IT departments are wary of manipulating print jobs at the application level.

Key Challenges

  • Labor-intensive workflows
  • Time and money spent to reprint jobs
  • Facilitation of legacy and new connectivity methodologies
  • Difficulties transitioning from channel connectivity to TCP/IP
  • Data steam manipulation to facilitate printing
BHCS provides robust, stable connectivity and spooling of applications, resulting in productivity gains. It facilitates the migration of print to newer technologies.

Why Choose Xerox?

With BHCS, you can:
  • Assess your environment to support multiple connectivity options
  • Leverage your investment in existing applications
  • Centralize your resource management to improve oversight of job loads, print quality, equipment performance and productivity
  • Retain jobs and reprint of page ranges for cost savings
Hardware Requirements
  • 3.0 GHz single core processor or a multi-core processor
  • 2 GB of RAM
  • 100 GB hard drive
Software Requirements
  • Operating System: Windows 7, Windows 8 pro, Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2012 (32-bit or 64-bit)
Connectivity Software
  • MS/LUA connections: Microsoft Host Integration Server
  • HPR/IP connections: Enterprise Extender