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PaperCut MF provides integration with Ricoh MFDs, enabling the tracking, charging or billing of "off the glass" copying. The goal of PaperCut Software's embedded MFD solution is to leverage the capabilities of Ricoh devices to provide walk-up copier users with the same set of rich application features provided for print control. These include:

  • End user authentication including integration with single sign-on environments such as Active Directory, Open Directory, eDirectory, LDAP and others
  • Optional proximity and swipe card authentication (via standard USB based readers)
  • Group-based access control to the device and color copying (for SDK 4+ devices)
  • Monitoring and control of photocopying (quotas, charging, allocation and logging)
  • Allocation of copying to accounts/departments/cost-centers/projects
  • Releasing print jobs from a hold/release queue (secure printing)

Consistency

The PaperCut Ricoh embedded solution is developed in-house by PaperCut's development team. This ensures that the copier interface is consistent with the workstation print interface, meaning users only have to learn one system and one set of terminology.

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Integration

PaperCut is a single integrated solution where print and copier control are all managed in the one system. Users have a single account and administrators have the same level of reporting and administration for all services. The embedded solution interacts with the PaperCut server using a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and web services based protocols.

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Rate of Development

PaperCut is developed under a release-often policy where new features are made available to users as soon as they are complete. Unlike hardware based solutions, new versions can be delivered to users regularly as software updates.

Vendor Nuetrality

PaperCut remains true to its vendor neutral stance. All embedded solutions are equal and support all server OS's including Windows, Linux and Mac.

Security

A large percentage of PaperCut's user base is in education environments where security is important. All embedded solutions are developed with security in mind. Where security objectives can't be satisfied, any deficiencies are fully disclosed.

Integrated Authentication

  • Leverage your existing single sign-on infrastructure by allowing users to log in with the same username and password used elsewhere on the network. No need to remember and maintain multiple logins!
  • Integrate with existing single sign-on environments such as:
    • Microsoft Active Directory
    • Apple Open Directory
    • Novell eDirectory
    • Other LDAP, NIS or POSIX environments
  • Optionally authenticate using convenient ID numbers and optional PINs for extra security
  • Use your organization's logo and colors scheme.

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Find-Me Printing Integration

Also known as "Follow Me" or "Pull Printing", Find Me printing provides users in environments with several identical multi-function devices to print to a single virtual global queue. They can then walk up and log on to a device nearby available device and have their print job pulled from the global queue and printed on the spot.

Real-Time Tracking

  • Users are provided with realtime feedback of account balance and cost as the job proceeds
  • Charge different types of copying at different rates
  • Restrict access to color copying (SDK 4+)
  • All usage reported centrally in the PaperCut logs
  • Optionally apply quotas to limit what users can copy

Seamless User Experience

  • Provide users with the same account selection options they use for printing via the popup
  • If shared account access is granted, users have the option to select accounts from a list or using a PIN
  • Control access to accounts using Active Directory groups

SA Office

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4th Floor, Tygervalley Chambers 4
27 Willie van Schoor Drive, Bellville
Cape Town, 7530

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Tel: +44 333 1500 138
Unit 21 & 22, Allshots Industrial Estate
Woodhouse Lane
Kelvedon, CO5 9DF
Essex, United Kingdom

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