The BiLPDManager is a LPD/LPR Print Server which receives print files from UNIX, Linux, MAC, AS400 and Solaris host systems via TCP/IP LPR/LPD port and print them to networked, local, or shared printers.
BiLPDManager works as service and listens for requests on default TCP port 515 named LPR/LPD (Line Printer Remote/Line Printer Daemon) which is a TCP/IP printing protocol and network print server.
Originally developed for Berkeley Unix (BSD Unix), LPR/LPD was the de facto standard for Unix printing prior to LPRng, IPP and CUPS. Used in conjunction with a printer driver, the LPR/LPD server queues the files and prints them when the printer becomes available. BiLPDManager can support multiple printers, in which case, the client identifies the intended printer by its queue name. In order to provide a complete printing system, LPR/LPD is used with a printer driver that converts the data into the command format required by the printer.
Many different queue names may exist in BiLPDManager, with each queue having unique settings. BiLPDManager have the option to automatically create a new queue when a print job with an unknown queue name is received.
How does it work?
The BiLPDManager receives print files from UNIX, Linux, MAC and Windows host systems via TCPIP and print them to your networked, local or virtual Windows printer.
BiLPDManager is supported on the following platforms:
For Windows Servers please see BiLPDManager Server.
BiLPDManager is licensed per PC. One license is good for a single PC. For multiple installations on different PCs, you will need enough licenses to cover the total number of Users accessing BiLPDManager on all machines.**
Black Ice Software offer different licensing models for corporate users and End Users. For more information, please visit the What license do I need? page.
BiLPDManager Version Upgrade Pricing
Using an outdated version of BiLPDManager? Upgrade today and receive the pricing below! Upgrade discounts are based on your original purchase date.
*Yearly Maintenance Subscription
The Subscription / Maintenance price is a mandatory subscription for the 1st year. The Subscription / Maintenance is a renewable(annual) subscription which entitles you to all upgrades FREE throughout the year, transferable licenses, as well as priority email technical support. At the end of the year you only need to pay the maintenance price again to continue the subscription, and you will never need to pay for an upgrade!
***Please see End User License Agreement for legal definition of the licensing terms
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The BiLPDManager is licensed per PC. One license is good for a single PC with unlimited users. Currently the BiLPDManager offers two types of licenses:
- Static license
What is the difference between the transferable license, and regular (static) licenses?
The regular (static) BiLPDManager license is tied to a computer, therefore even if one bought a new computer, the BiLPDManager cannot be reinstalled and registered on this new computer, since the license is already in use.
The second license option; the transferable license, validates the license periodically, and it is not tied to a computer. If you would like to move your already registered BiLPDManager to a new computer, you can do it very easily by following the steps described in the Moving transferable license to another computer section. For more information about the transferable licenses, please refer to the Registering the BiLPDManager with transferable license section.
Please note, that BiLPDManager tries to validate the transferable license periodically over the internet, therefore you must have an active internet connection at least once in a month!
Registering BiLPDManager with transferable license
Please note that manual (offline) registration is not supported with transferable licenses!
To register the BiLPDManager during the demo period, open the BiLPDManager > About and click Register (administrator privileges required).
The following dialog appears:
Enter the serial number in the text field and press OK. The serial number is in the body of the email containing download instructions for BiLPDManager.
NOTE: An active internet connection is required in order to license the software. Manual (offline) registration is not supported with transferable licenses! The serial number contains dashes that are part of the number.
The software will register over the Internet connection via Port 443 (HTTPS) to query the Black Ice license server and verify that a valid serial number was entered.
More information about transferable licensing:
Upgrading transferable license to regular (static) license
If you would like to replace your transferable license number to static license number, please perform the steps below:
1., Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your current BiLPDManager serial number, and they will make the necessary changes to convert your serial to static serial.
2., Once our sales department has confirmed and provided your transferable serial, go to Black Ice LPD Print Manager> About > Change serial number button, and register the product again with the static serial number.
NOTE: If the computer is not connected to the internet, one can perform manual registration to register the product. When performing manual (offline) registration with transferable license, the license will be automatically converted to static license.
3., When the registration is finished, check if your license is not transferable based on the description of How do I know if I have transferable license?
If everything is worked properly, BiLPDManager now registered with a static license.
If one would like to convert a regular (static) license number to transferable, please contact email@example.com.
Upgrading regular (static) license to transferable license
If you would like to replace your static license number to take advantage of the transferable licenses, please perform the steps below:
1., Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your current BiLPDManager license number, and they will make the necessary changes to convert your license to a transferable license.
2., Once our sales department has confirmed and provided your transferable license, go to Black Ice LPD Print Manager> About > Change serial number button and enter the new transferable serial number.
NOTE: For registration, the computer must have active internet connection. Manual (offline) registration is not supported with transferable licenses!
3., When the installation and registration is finished, check if your license is properly transferable based on the description of How do I know if I have transferable license?
If everything is worked properly, BiLPDManager now registered with a transferable license. For more information about the benefits of a transferable license, please see the Registering the BiLPDManager with transferable license.
Moving transferable license to another computer
In order to move your already registered BiLPDManager to another computer, please make sure that you have transferable license based on the description of How do I know if I have transferable license?
1., To move the already registered BiLPDManager to another computer, uninstall the product from Control Panel on the computer to unregister the license.
2., When the uninstallation is complete, install the BiLPDManager on the new computer, and register with your serial number.
How do I know if BiLPDManager is registered with transferable license?
In order to check if the BiLPDManager is registered with a transferable license, open Black Ice LPD Print Manager> About:
If the BiLPDManager is not registered with the transferable license, then you can contact email@example.com to obtain a transferable license.
Online License Validation
Transferable license requires online validation once in every month. If BiLPDManager is registered with a transferable license, then the BiLPDManager attempts to connect to the Black Ice License server via the internet, and validate the license. For the validation, the BiLPDManager requires active internet connection on the computer, for at least once in every month.
In order to make sure that your license is validated, please enable the internet connection on the computer, and restart the BiLPDManager to initiate the license validation at least once in every month. The validation is an automated process; BiLPDManager will only notify the user about occurring errors.
In order if your computer is not connected to the internet for more than a week, BiLPDManager will notify you from the days left to validate the license.
Click on the OK button to continue using the BiLPDManager. BiLPDManager remains fully functional and can be used until 30 days without online validation.
If the time period for the online validation is expired, and BiLPDManager was unable to validate the license due to the lack of active internet connection, BiLPDManager offers the following options: