MPS card authentication with printers (using TCPConv)
The Elatec TCPConv enables card based features (such as authentication and pull printing) on devices which do not have support for the direct connection of an USB proximity card reader (i.e. single function printers).
The card reader connects directly to the TCPConv, which is then connected to the printer. When a card is swiped, the TCPConv sends the card data directly to the authentication server. In this way, the card data completely bypasses the single function printer. As a result, the TCPConv can work with network printers from any printer manufacturer.
The TCPConv will require two IP addresses (one for itself and the other one for the printer to which it is connected).