DocBridge® Queue Processor

Control Center for Controlling and Optimizing Print Production

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Use

  • Resource utilization
    Speed up production thanks to optimal print preparation and queuing.
  • Reduction of manual activities
    Automate print jobs queuing and free up your human resources for more productive tasks.
  • Sustainability
    Reduce waste.
  • Flexibility
    Reduce set up time by combining similar print jobs. Combine small jobs into big jobs worth the set up time and printing.
  • Efficiency
    Optimize your resources with IT-based control and management.
  • Performance
    Prioritize jobs based on your specific criteria: available capacity, efficiency, profitability, time sensitivity, etc.

Advantages

  • Integration
    Seamless connection between legacy and new-fangled systems and assets.
  • Compart = Comfort
    Intuitive user guidance facilitates the use of our software.
  • Compatibility and investment protection
    The DocBridge® Queue Processor leverages the entire proven, robust features of the DocBridge® family, from bar code generation to a wide variety of output formats, including print and omnichannel (AFP, PDF, PDF / A, PDF / UA, PCL, HTML5).
  • Clean APIs
    DocBridge® Queue Processor cleanly interfaces with other systems.
  • Color management
    PDF is sent to IPDS printers via Object Container to guarantee color quality (ICC color profile support).
  • Internationality
    Conversion of different data streams according to international standards.

At a Glance

DocBridge® Pilot - for a central Omnichannel Output Management System (OMS) with postage optimization, IT franking, insert management, mail tracking, mail bundling, reprint and more.

Why DocBridge?

DocBridge® Suite provides high-performance, platform-independent and scalable software solutions for omni-channel document management.

  • Experts for Omni-Channel Document and Output Management
  • Bridge between the analog and digital document world
  • Digital first: state of the art document generation focused on electronic communication
  • Proven expertise in quality assurance, document conversion and mail bundling/postage optimization
  • Wealth of technology and consulting know-how for batch and individual processing

Headquartered in Germany, the company has been a market presence for 25 years, with subsidiaries and a network of partners in Europe, Africa, and North and Latin America.

Compart helps businesses create, produce and distribute documents using applications for compliant and efficient processing of large volumes of data in batch as well as transaction processes.

The DocBridge® product family that Compart develops, sells and supports covers the document and output management process from start to finish: creation, preparation, and output of information on every physical and electronic channel.

The company enjoys a reputation as a trendsetter worldwide. More than 1,400 customers from a wide range of industries in over 45 countries (including banks, insurance companies, energy suppliers, telecommunications companies, print service providers, public administrations, logistics, and healthcare) use Compart applications.

Central Control of Print Production with the Best Possible Resource Utilization

DocBridge® Queue Processor is software for controlling, coordinating and optimizing print jobs of varying volume, format and content.

The system is particularly suitable for printing centers with heterogeneous machine equipment and is especially designed for high-volume, central mass production (batch), but not for the printing of decentralized documents (eg Office).

The software makes it possible to process all pending print jobs, taking into account the best possible resource utilization - regardless of which applications they come from.

High-performance and Resource-saving Control of Print Production

Achieve optimal system utilization through IT-supported control and management of the entire production printing of documents. Maintain an overview and control of your print jobs at all times.

Print management software for controlling print jobs and the entire print production process

The Software: Main Functions and Concept

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Architecture and Components

DocBridge® Queue Processor

In DocBridge® Queue Processor, the receipt of jobs from different sources (applications) is decoupled to different output channels. On the basis of predefined configurations, the incoming jobs are automatically and clearly assigned to the corresponding processing queues. Before printing, the jobs are optimized to get the highest possible speed.

The "Print Operators" receive all information necessary for production via a web-based graphical user interface. After the printers have been prepared (paper, forms, simplex / duplex), the job is automatically or manually transferred to the printing line.

To understand:

If, for example, several PDF and PCL files from different applications are to be printed at the same time, DocBridge® Queue Processor forwards them to the corresponding "queue", which in turn passes them to available printers.

If no machine is immediately available, the jobs remain in the "queue" until a printer is available again.

Also possible:
  • Monitoring and controlling all running jobs directly in the user interface
  • Further processing of every completed job (including archiving)
  • Document preview in real time
  • Conversion of data streams to international standards

Functions in Detail

What can DocBridge® Queue Processor do?

  • Acceptance and preparation of print jobs
    from various applications (input channels)
  • Optimization of the jobs
    for a high processing speed
  • Assignment of jobs and bundling
    for different output channels with the best possible use of existing resources
  • Document preview
    in real time
  • Conversion of data streams
    to international standards
  • Monitoring of all current jobs
    in a Dashboard (Monitoring)

Stakeholder

Print-Operator

In the print center, all printers and print jobs can be controlled from one workstation. They are started and the operator can centrally track the status (work progress) in real time.

Errors and aborts are immediately visible.

The automatic assignment via queues on the one hand relieves the operator, on the other hand optimizes the utilization of the presses (no more standstill in production).

Innovation

Current Releases

The DocBridge® family of products evolves on a regular basis to meet the latest standards, meet customer needs, and deliver future-proof innovation.

All current and past releases can be found in the customer area.

  • Current Release:
    DocBridge® Queue Processor 2.7

Supported Formats

Supported Formats

  • AFP
  • HTML
  • PostScript
  • SVG
  • Grid formats
  • PDF
  • PCL 6
  • IPDS
  • PCL 5
  • (s. Compart Matrix)
Compart Matrix

A complete overview of supported input and output formats is provided in the Compart Matrix.

Compart Matrix

Application Scenarios

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Resource Utilization

Aim

A print service provider must process different data streams from a wide variety of channels (for example, AFP and PDF) and process the data streams accordingly. It is important to guarantee optimal utilization of the equipment and to keep set-up times as low as possible.

Solution
  • DocBridge® Queue Processor accepts orders and optimizes the data streams
  • The jobs are optimized for performance and sent to the printer(s)
  • The PDF file is sent via Object Container to an IPDS printer to maintain the color quality
  • Print jobs with the same attributes are stacked seamlessly to save paper, reduce makeready times, and get the most out of IPDS printing systems
  • The operator controls and monitors the jobs using a web-based graphical interface
Use
  • Greater efficiency thanks to optimized data stream preparation to utilize the full print speed and smart job control
  • Optimal system utilization with a solution to control and manage the entire output process of documents
  • Full flexibility by supporting all popular input formats
  • Environmental protection and cost savings as waste of substrates or paper is minimized

Handling Different Data Streams

Aim

A printing center must process data streams of different formats from the different channels (AFP, PDF, PCL, IPDS, etc.) and process and, if necessary, modify them for optimum printing.

Solution
  • DocBridge® Queue Processor accepts orders and optimizes the data streams
  • The jobs are optimized for performance and sent to the printer(s)
  • The PDF file is sent via Object Container to an IPDS printer to maintain the color quality
  • Print jobs with the same attributes are stacked seamlessly to save paper, reduce makeready times, and get the most out of IPDS printing systems
  • The operator controls and monitors the jobs using a web-based graphical interface
Use
  • Greater efficiency thanks to optimized data stream preparation to utilize the full print speed and smart job control
  • Optimal system utilization with a solution to control and manage the entire output process of documents
  • Full flexibility by supporting all popular input formats
  • Environmental protection and cost savings as waste of substrates or paper is minimized

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