MyQ Desktop Client (MDC) is capable of monitoring all the print jobs printed over the host computer, and even receiving the print jobs and forwarding them directly to the desired printer.
It uses the same embedded job parser as the MyQ server, so it is able to provide the same level of accounting for locally printed jobs. It can also apply all the rules related to the print job policies, project accounting, and payment accounts.
The job parser supports the majority of available printer drivers in PCL5, PCL6 and PostScript. For further information, check Job Parser.
Print Job Security - The print job security feature allows you to set up a time (in seconds) to log the user out as soon as the client gets to the idle state. If the option to delete all the pending jobs once the client is idle is enabled, that’s another step to protect your users and their print jobs.
Client Spooling - With the Client Spooling feature enabled, users' print jobs are not sent to the MyQ server but stay stored at the users' computer. or further information, check Client Spooling.
Local Print Monitoring - MyQ Desktop Client is able to monitor the number of printed pages on devices connected locally via a parallel port or a USB port. For further information, check Local Print Monitoring.
Secure Printing (LPR over TLS) - With secure printing enabled, print jobs are sent from MyQ Desktop Client to the MyQ server over the TLS security protocol. This allows printing over MyQ to be end-to-end encrypted. A must in environments where confidential data are often printed.
Offline Operation (LPM and Fallback Printing) - The administrator can set up how the MyQ Desktop Client should behave if the connection to the MyQ server is interrupted: automatically printing all the local jobs despite restrictions, rejecting the jobs if the user had any restrictions before the server was disconnected, or strictly rejecting all the jobs.
When using Local print monitoring or Offline accounting in MDC, local printers are automatically created with @ at the beginning of their name.
In case of Local Print Monitoring, it is the name of the port being monitored by MDC.
In case of offline accounting, it is the name of the PC.
The purpose of creating these local printers is that the print job can be accounted but since they were not printed on a printer that is monitored by MyQ, a local printer is created.