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    HP Network Printer Signal Alert?

    Hello,

    We have a HP 5000 series LAN printer.

    Is it possible for when the paper runs out, for it to somehow alert a staff member of this?

    Email would be an excellent way

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    Re: HP Network Printer Signal Alert?

    Try searching the HP website for information about WebJetAdmin. I don't think that this can email you - although I've never really used it myself - but it can certainly be used to remotely manage printer status.

    StuartR

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    Re: HP Network Printer Signal Alert?

    Thanks very much, yes it does have an email facility.

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    Re: HP Network Printer Signal Alert?

    The less resource-intensive method is for someone to look at the printer and say
    "Oooh! It's not printing! I wonder whether this is because:
    a) there has been a power cut, and I can't actually see the printer
    [img]/forums/images/smilies/cool.gif[/img] someone has sneakily powered it off
    c) someone printed a test page and forgot to put it back online
    d) there isn't anything actually waiting to print
    e) it has run out of toner (see the little console window)
    f) it has run out of paper (see the little console window)

    In the instance you quote, my bet is on (f)!

    (If the printer were to send you an email, what would happen to your "Out-of-Office" message when you were on holiday??)
    <font face="Script MT Bold"><font color=blue><big><big>John</big></big></font color=blue></font face=script>

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    Re: HP Network Printer Signal Alert?

    > what would happen to your "Out-of-Office" message

    I guess we need to write an agent for the printer to receive the incoming mail and use a lookup table to find your manager and send him/her the mail instead <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

    StuartR

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    Re: HP Network Printer Signal Alert?

    Stuart

    I think you have probably detected my view that the best "agent" for this purpose would be the user!

    Otherwise, excessive mollycoddling...!
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    Re: HP Network Printer Signal Alert?

    Amen to that!!
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    Re: HP Network Printer Signal Alert?

    > the best "agent" for this purpose would be the user!

    To quote a television series that I really liked, "You may well think that, I couldn't possibly comment"

    StuartR

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    Re: HP Network Printer Signal Alert?

    Anyway, if you're going to spend that amount of <img src=/S/money.gif border=0 alt=money width=17 height=15> on a printer, if you don't check on it in person - someone else will have taken that cup of coffee that's it made for you! <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
    Gre

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