I require a module for VB6 that will scan a network on a request for all printers on the network. Not just ones installed on the local pc. It must be able to return all printer names, SN's, locations, details, hardware page counts, status(Status is the on line availability including all error status's like Toner low, out of toner, Paper low, paper jam, and all other available error messages), etc. Must be able to scan all network printers found for status on a schedule conducive to meaningful data acquisition, but without degrading network response or creating noticeable network-related lag to server of client.
The module must also be able to manipulate printer settings as if controlling from printer buttons. This must include the ability to power cycle the printer.
It also must be able to monitor the print queue and return print job info like username, print job name, size in bytes, color or B&W, copies, pages, printer, location, server.
It must be compatible with all printer types and work on all servers or windows XP/2000. Use IP, port, SNMP broadcast, etc, as well as the interrogation type WMI, port interface, SNMP. must also be designed to be easily extensible for new feature and device support as new printers come out.
Printer command languages that must be supported:
PCL® (version 3, 4, 5, 5E, 5C, 6)
POSTSCRIPT® (level 2 and 3)
ESC/P®, ESC/P2®, 9-Pin ESC/P®, FX®
BJL with Raster Mode Canon®
ESC/PAGE, ESC/COLOR Epson®
The module must be easy to intergrate with my existing VB application so I can add the received info to access database.
It must be compatible with all main printer types and work on all servers or windows XP/2000 without the need for admin login.
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1) Complete and fully-functional working program(s) in executable form as well as complete source code of all work done.
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