uniFLOW requirements

Web Client

  • Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista, Macintosh, Linux or UNIX

Software / Operating System uniFLOW Server

  • Windows 2000 Server or Windows 2003 Server
  • Internet Information Server 5.0 (2000) or 6.0 (2003)
  • Internet Explorer 5.5 (Internet Explorer 7.0 recommended)


  • Windows Server 2008

  • Internet Information Server 7.0 (prepared for a uniFLOW OM installation)
  • Internet Explorer 7.0 recommended


  • Included in delivery is the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express (capacity is limited to 4 GB)
  • If the capacity of the Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Express is not sufficient, a separate MS SQL Server License is required. The following versions are recommended:
  • SQL Server 2000 (32-bit or 64-bit) + latest service pack
  • SQL Server 2005 (32-bit or 64-bit) + latest service pack
  • SQL Server 2008 (32-bit or 64-bit) + latest service pack

Minimum Hardware Requirements uniFLOW Server

  • 2 GHz Pentium IV Processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 2-8 GB of free hard disk space
  • 1024 x 768 screen resolution

System Requirements Internet Gateway

  • Internet connection is needed, preferably broadband, e.g. DSL or cable
  • Dedicated Web server in the Internet configured according to the following specifications:
  • Web server (requires PHP version 4.3 onwards)
  • MySQL 4.x
  • Empty MySQL database


You can use a WAMP-package instead of installing all components separately. This package contains an Apache Web server, MySQL, and PHP for Windows. It is available free and should be downloaded prior to installation of the Internet Gateway.

Supported Printer Languages

PDL (Page Description Language):

  • PostScript Level 2/3 print jobs
  • PJL
  • PCL 5, 5e, 5c
  • PCL 6/PCL XL
  • ESC/P2
  • GARO
  • PDF
  • KPDL

Meta Languages

  • Canon CPCA
  • Canon UFR I + II (Ultra Fast Rendering)
  • PJL

Printers based on these languages are normally compatible and accounted correctly. Driver compatibility and driver support, however, is a very important issue, both for the correct accounting in uniFLOW OM and for features like Job Routing, Rule-Based Routing, or Load Balancing.


Although uniFLOW supports many printer drivers for Canon devices, a separately published, regularly updated "Compatibility List" contains the latest information concerning this topic. All printer drivers tested by NT-ware are listed here. Please refer to this Compatibility List for the latest driver support information.

Printer Connection

An unlimited number of printers can be connected via the following ports:

  • LPR
  • IPP
  • Parallel
  • JetDirect
  • NetPort
  • All Windows-compliant printer connections


  • Data transfer via TCP/IP
  • Transfer of printing data via TCP/IP, SMB, NetBIOS, AppleTalk, IPX/SPX

Status Monitoring of Printers

  • Canon CPCA Status Monitor
  • SNMP Status Monitor
  • uniFLOW OM Port

External Connected Terminals

  • MIND/miniMIND device
  • PC100 Device

Counter Reading of Printers

  • SNMP Counter Reader
  • Canon RUI Counter Reader
  • HP LaserJet Counter Reader
  • Kyocera-Mita Counter Reader