iSchool and priPrinter Server
I run a small private school help facility in a poor rural area in South Africa.
The aim of the facility is to provide free PC and internet use for school projects seeing as, apart from a small book library run from an old container, we have nothing else in the in the area, yet many of the school projects insist on internet research and printouts for work done.
However, even though the PC and internet use is FREE, the printing is only slightly subsidised, and that by myself and a few friends so we had to find a viable solution to help us provide a level of service such that the students could print as easily as if the printer was attached to their own system, yet allow us to do preliminary checks on the content to prevent duplicate prints, prints with glaring errors as well as accommodate various special printout requests like duplex, N up etc. and more than that, where possible, allow us to fix small errors in the previewer rather than have to get them fixed by the student. After all, most of the subjects have nothing to do with the use of the PC or ensuing software, and being a poor area, most have never worked on a PC before.
We tested a few systems and eventually settled on priPrinter Server due to the following: