Here the central administration can be enabled and disabled via the NoTouch Center.
Caution! If central management is enabled, all settings previously made on the Hub are reset.
Alternative administration URL
This menu item allows you to enter an alternative address at which the ThinPrint Hub should contact you in the future. For example, the Hub is used in a location without a VPN connection and should report to the public IP of the NoTouch Center after its initial setup.
Interval of the settings query
The time interval at which the ThinPrint Hub should ask for new settings can be specified under Management Anncounce Interval (Minutes).
Type of IP address
Here you can determine which IP address is linked to the ThinPrint Hub when you click the globe icon in the NoTouch Center.
The possible options are:
- Internal IP → IPv4 address of the ThinPrint Hubs
- External/Visible IP → address recognized by the NoTouch Center (can also be an IPv6 address depending on the network)
- No Setting → default setting corresponds to External/Visible IP
ThinPrint Hub Firmware
- The firmware version to be used can be selected here. How to upload the corresponding files is described in Distributing firmware updates.
Only updates are possible. Downgrades are not supported.
See the section Distributing the certificates to the Hubs.
The ThinPrint configuration is divided in two in the NoTouch Center. The Connection Service can be found under its own menu item Connection Service of the group settings or the settings of a single Hub.
|Connection Service (Slider)||enables the ThinPrint Client’s Connection Service thread|
Note: With disabling the Connection Service option and then enabling it directly you can trigger a connection from the Hub to the Connection Service. On this, see also the PowerShell cmdlet Set-TPHubThinPrintConSvcConfig.
|Address||the address of the server on which the Connection Service runs|
|TCP Port||TCP port, over which the ThinPrint Client connects with the Connection Service; default: 4001|
|Client ID||the device’s identification number, for logging on to the Connection Service|
|Authentication Key||authentication key for logging on to the Connection Service|
In the NoTouch Center, select the Hub on which you want to create a printer. Click on Add Printer to initially assign a printer name.
The following properties can be configured below:
|ID||identification number of the printer (in the ThinPrint Client), see ThinPrint Engine on print servers|
|Host Name||network printer address (IP address, hostname or FQDN)|
communikation via TCP/IP
communikation via LPR
communikation via USB
|Printer TCP Port||port via which the printer is addressed. Only used if "TCP/IP" is selected in the Printer Port property.|
|Custom Printer LP Options||queue name (of the LPD)|
|Windows Printer Driver Name|
printer driver name
(information field for Management Services)
Renaming or deleting Printers
Select the printer to be renamed. You can then rename the printer by clicking Rename.
In the same mask, you can also delete the printer by clicking Delete.
Global SNMP settings
In NoTouch Center, select the ThinPrint Hub you want to configure and select the Global SNMP Settings submenu item. Here you can configure the following items.
|Printer Monitoring||enabling or disabling the printer monitoring via SNMP|
SNMP 1 and 2c
Simplest but least reliable way to send status queries to printers. Only a common community name is required for the setup (default is Public), which is transmitted in plain text.
|Community Name||default: Public|
Specification of a network/community under which printers respond to requests. This community name has to be stored for all printers you want to monitor.
Only relevant for SNMP 1 and 2c.
|User Name||user name which is to be used for authentication|
|Authentication Type||Choice between 2 authentication types|
• MD5 (only recommended for test purposes only)
|Authentication Passphrase||password which is to be used for authentication at the printer via SNMP|
|Privacy Type||Choice between 2 encryption types|
• AES (optional)
|Privacy Passphrase||password which is to be used for encrytion of the SNMP queries (optional)|
|Enable SNMP Proxy||By enabling the SNMP proxy, you can send SNMP queries to the Hubs and obtain status information on the connected printers.|
Only a description field is available here, e. g. for the branch office in which the Hub is located.
See the Hub Monitoring section of the corresponding documentation for the web console of the Hub.
See the section Network settings of the corresponding documentation for the web console of the Hub.
See the Personal Printing Release Station section of the Personal Printing documentation.
See the section System settings of the corresponding documentation for the web console of the Hub.
The ThinPrint configuration is divided in two in the NoTouch Center. ThinPrint Port and Bandwidth Control can be found under the menu item ThinPrint Port of the group settings or the settings of a single Hub.
|TCP Port||TCP port, on which the ThinPrint Client listens. If nothing is entered the default value will be used. The default value is 4000.|
|Bandwith Control (in kbit/s)|
|Bandwith Control (Slider)||enables client side bandwidth control|
|Printer Timeout||timeout if printing failed (1–360 s)|
- The Hub menu opens when you select the name of a Hub, e. g. ReleaseStation-03.
Here you will find the following buttons in the upper right corner:
|change the Hub's display name|
|add a printer|
|remove the Hub from its group and move it to Unassigned|
|replace the Hub with another device and move the settings there|
|remove the Hub from the Stratodesk database|
|restart the Hub|
|open the Hub's web console (using its IP address)|
Tip: In case the button does not work – e. g. when using Firefox – then use either another browser or drag&drop or Unassign in the context menu.
In this register you will find all important information about the Hub, e. g:
- list of recent events
- IP adress
- system time
- firmware version
- On the Actions tab, you can reboot the Hubs, announce them to the NoTouch Center, reset the authentication key (Mkey Auth Token), perform the automatic assignment to a group again (Re-run Autoassign) or wipe a Hub (Factory Reset/Remote Wipe).
- Confirm with Execute.
The Stratodesk license shown here is not relevant for ThinPrint Hubs.
See the Licensing section instead.
Machine Certificates tab
Here you can upload Hub-specific certificates.
- Drag the web server certificate of the Hub into the Drop Files Here field.
- Click the Upload All button to upload the certificate to the NoTouch Center.
For managing certificates see also Distributing certificates.
- On the Acl tab you can see the permissions of the NoTouch Center users in relation to the respective hub: Read or Write. These permissions are set in the Group menu. They are inherited both to the subgroups and to the hubs. Therefore, they cannot be changed here.
Acl stands for Access Control List.