6.0 Print and Transaction Router (PTR)

InfoConnect Enterprise Print and Transaction Router (PTR) is an optional print delivery software designed for airlines multi-device networks. PTR provides a communication path between the host and a supported device connected to your Windows system, and is independent of a terminal emulator. Print jobs can come from one or more mainframes or from an application that uses the PTR API. Scanned input from readers is always handled by a local application.

NOTE:Print and Transaction Router by default runs as a Windows service, and can also be run as a normal Windows application.

PTR can configure up to 128 printers for each Windows system. The status of four printers can be viewed at one time. Using PTR's interface functions, a host computer can send automated data through your Windows system to an attached printer. PTR doesn't initiate or even control print jobs; it provides communication paths between the host and the Windows printer.

Before you can send print jobs through PTR, you must create a route. Each route consists of three main parts:

  • The host path. This path configures the communication link between PTR and the host.

  • The host filter. This is a DLL that initializes the host connection, manipulates the printer data for the selected output device, and sends the data to the output device.

  • The printer queue path. This path configures the communication link between PTR and the output device, such as a printer or file.

Route configuration information is saved to PTR32.INI, which is created in the InfoConnect Enterprise data folder. Path configuration is saved to the InfoConnect database.