Using the Image Print Server Software
Suspending and Resuming
When the IPS application begins execution, it searches the current directory for its
preferences file, KIPSpref.dat. If this file is not found, the application begins
execution in the “suspended” state as if the Suspend button was pressed. While
suspended, the application does not communicate with the printer for any reason.
As a result, the status bars on the application will not reflect the accurate state of
If the application is suspended, pressing the Resume button will activate the
application. If the preferences have not been initialized (for example: first time
execution), you are prompted to initialize the IPS preferences. The application will
remain suspended until the preferences have been properly initialized.
If the preferences file is found when the application is launched, the application
will begin execution in the “running” state as if the Resume button was pressed.
When an image fails to download for any reason, an appropriate error message is
appended to the log. The log file is specified in the Source Directory Preferences
Images in the Source Directory are moved to the FailedJobs Directory. The
FailedJobs Directory is created as a subdirectory within the Source Directory
when the first failure occurs.
Images that fail and were not inserted through the Source Directory are not
moved to the FailedJobs Directory.
The IPS application allows you to operate in the Attended or Unattended mode.
The Server-> Attended menu item is used to enable and disable Attended mode
In Attended mode, all errors are displayed in dialog boxes. The IPS application is
halted until you respond to the message.
In Unattended mode, only errors that require user intervention are displayed in
dialog boxes. Errors that do not require user intervention, such as an invalid file
format, are logged in the log file.
In both Attended and Unattended modes, all errors are written to the log file.
NOTE: If a communication error occurs while the file is being downloaded to the
printer, the image may not be printed. In addition, jobs that fail to print from
the source directory are copied to the failed jobs directory.