Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Does LaserVault run on an AS/400?
A. No, but LaserVault is tightly integrated with the iSeries or AS/400. Functionality includes:
- CL procedures for downloading, indexing and archiving from the iSeries
- workstation access to the archive
Q. What are the advantages to having a PC-based archiving system rather than an AS/400 based archiving system?
A. There are several advantages to a PC-based archiving system:
- host independence
- lower cost and higher capacity storage
- the ability to store reports from multiple platforms in a single archive
- flexibility to put your report archive on any sort of media, including CD, DVD, etc
Q. Can I look up reports from my green screen?
A. Yes! LaserVault has a green screen interface.This means that you can search the LaserVault archive from a dumb terminal even though the archive itself is stored on a PC.
Q. How is LaserVault priced?
A. There is a single investment for a server license and then a cost per concurrent user.
Q. How do you get reports from your host system to LaserVault?
A. You can get reports from your host system to LaserVault using LPR or FTP. If you are using an iSeries system, you can control the entire download, archiving and updating process through CL programs.
Q. Does LaserVault support PDFs?
A. Yes, of course. With LaserVault, you have instant key lookup, batch printing and page-on-demand viewing of PDFs.
Q. Is LaserVault secure?
A. You can control access to your online archive at the group, individual or IP address level. You can control:
- which archives are available
- which reports within an archive are viewable
- whether or not a user or group of users can print or email a report
LaserVault supports Active Directory authentication.
Q. Is there any software that we need to load on the AS/400?
A. There is a five megabyte library of commands that can be used to send reports to LaserVault and to automate the LaserVault indexing process. You can expand this library with custom developed commands.
Using FTP, you can automate functions even from a mainframe since there is an FTP server built into the LaserVault Reports system itself.
Q. What ports do we need to open or allow on our AS/400?
A. We use only outgoing ports, so there is no need to open up the server on the 400. Using the FTP client rather than the FTP server helps keep your AS/400 secure.
Q. Can LaserVault work the forms and faxing that we already have in place?
A. You bet! LaserVault has a neat capability to print back to the 400 so you can continue to use any 400-based fax-out software or forms software. Just print back to the AS/400 and use the device software of your choice
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