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OpenVMS Hobbyist Program | Hobbyists and OpenVMS | Introduction Forum
Author Hey there!

Posts: 1
Joined: 26.09.20
Posted on September 26 2020 02:29
Greetings all,

I am a 28 year old technician, who has been working with an OpenVMS based SCADA system for the past 10 years. I am by no means an expert, as it is but one of 18 different systems that I take care of. But I am hoping to learn more and share what knowledge I do have.

I am happy to have found a forum for discussion on this topic. I am currently trying to research how to replace a failed DEClaser 3500 printer, with a newer printer, and figured I could just figure out the DEC printer's IP and set the new printer to that IP, but that is seeming to be harder than I thought.
Author RE: Hey there!

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Joined: 15.04.08
Posted on September 27 2020 03:14
It depends on how you are queuing to the DEClaser 3500.

I am going from my faulty memory here, but as I remember the DEClaser printer supported both LAT and TCP/IP, and possibly a local connection.

It also depends on if you used CPS (Former DCPS) to communicate with it.

In either case, you are likely to need to setup a telnetsym connection to the printer instead of a latsym connection.

latsym did not use an IP address.

For CPS, you will probably need to set it up as a generic PostScript printer, if it is not one of the types known to it.

I have not touched any of this printing on VMS stuff for other than about 20 years, other than to plug a USB printer into a VMS system and do a test print it.
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