Screens for Fiery or just Remote Desktop?

bcr

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Hi folks,

Have a bit of a dilemma as to whether to bother connecting new fiery controllers up to monitors and keyboard/mouse vs. just using remote desktop to access them from a computer on the other side of the room?

Are there are any technical/practical restrictions if I set them up without screens?

I must admit I do like the idea of having a large monitor behind each machine if only to display the time remaining for large printing tasks.

Getting two Ricoh C5310's in an in-house repro room, with external E-47b controllers. There'll be a high power PC in the far corner. Machines will be mostly for legal printing, copying type jobs - lots of tabs and punching. One operator there part time and the rest self service.
 

SoggyWinter

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I haven't had issues with RDP into an EFI machine. Some machine bios/firmware looks for a keyboard at boot and will error without one, but booting without a monitor attached shouldn't be a problem. You can usually turn off those hardware checks anyway.
 
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bcr

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Ah good to know it's not strictly necessary, thanks!

Might still try and get some screens on wall if only because the speedometer and time remaining view looks cool lol!
 

msaeger

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It's nice to have a monitor on them just so you can see what is going on with windows more easily. Like windows is trying to update and causing it to take a long time to start up. You can do everything from command workstation on another pc so you don't need one but if there is space to put a monitor I would.
 
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Shawnd

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I have two and keep a monitor/kb/mouse on one of the fierys, it sits unused most of the time as I do everything from CWS. I will RD into the fiery if I need to reboot it or use taskmgr to see what is going on.

The monitor/kb/mouse on the fiery is mostly for the techs to use in my setup.
 
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donnied

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As a tech, I prefer to have each Fiery have a Keyboard, Monitor and Mouse setup, if just to monitor the Windows side of the Fiery, updates, startup status and such, which are a generally the vast majority of problems that occur with Fiery's.
 
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deckm00@yahoo.com

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I usually recommend to my new customers that they 1) place the Fiery controller on the floor behind the printer (on a stand to keep it away from dust or any possible water leaks) and then connect the keyboard/monitor/mouse placed on the paper deck (LCIT), and 2) connect a keyboard/mouse to the printer's touchscreen. Yes, you can use the "Fiery Console" as we call it on the touchscreen but that's a remote connection to the Fiery so it's not as responsive as being directly connected.
 
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