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PaperCut MF 16.2 General Release

Managing printing, copying, scanning and faxing is even easier with the latest PaperCut MF. Now out of Early Access, update your version to 16.2 for:

Increase throughput with Web Print scaling

Deploy multiple PaperCut Web Print servers, allowing many jobs to be processed simultaneously which speeds up output. Scaling up with multiple servers also builds redundancy into PaperCut Web Print, so there is no longer a single point of failure.

PaperCut MF for the new Ricoh Smart Operation Panel (SOP)

Streamlined workflows are delivered via an all new responsive interface with PaperCut’s first Android development on the latest Ricoh Smart Operation Panel devices.

PaperCut MF for Lexmark

The refreshed PaperCut MF for Lexmark eSF interface offers an intuitive user experience for the next generation e-Task devices with tablet-like capabilities. Using the latest Lexmark Embedded Solutions Framework (eSF), users can easily select print jobs and use device functions.

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Integrated Scanning enhancements

Users can send emails from a pre-configured selection. Ideal where groups of users share an email account, such as, accounts@ or sales@ and need to Scan to Email.

Available for Kyocera and Sharp customers using PaperCut MF. For more on secure document scanning, visit the Integrated Scanning Tour.

Payment Gateway module

For customers using Online Payment Gateways, if you upgrade to PaperCut NG or PaperCut MF 16.2, you must also upgrade the Payment Gateway module. For more information see Upgrading PaperCut (upgrade procedure).

Want to know more?

To help you digest all the updates, we’ve detailed all features, enhancements and fixes, in the 16.2 Release Notes for PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF.

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New and Noteworthy in PaperCut v16.2

PaperCut MF & NG 16.2 – released August 2016

A quick overview guide to 16.2. For more detail see Release Notes

16.1


Increase throughput with Web Print scaling

Looking for a quick and easy print solution for mobile and BYOD without the overhead of installing print drivers and user authentication? Web Print a popular feature in PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF gets users printing from their devices using a standard web browser.

Tommy Carron, Technology Management at The University of Melbourne describes how more than 47,000 students access printing across their 7 campuses. “In the past, students would need to use a University lab computer to print. With the rise of BYOD and mobile devices, PaperCut’s Web Print allows driverless printing for students who simply upload their documents.”

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Pictured, (left) Peter Fitzgerald, PaperCut Support Melbourne showing Tommy Caron (right), Tech Team Lead Melbourne University a preview of Web Print scaling.

Large education institutions like The University of Melbourne can print hundreds of thousands of pages daily during peak periods. PaperCut 16.2 now includes scaling to minimize bottlenecks and user wait times.

To assist throughput, you can now deploy multiple PaperCut Web Print servers, allowing many jobs to be processed simultaneously, speeding up output. Scaling up with multiple servers also builds redundancy into PaperCut Web Print, so there is no longer a single point of failure.

“Anything that improves the end user experience and makes things quicker, is a huge benefit, “ said Tommy. “Introducing speed and redundancy is always welcomed in IT.”

SysAdmins can now assign roles to print servers. For example, if you have three print servers, one can process Office docs and the other two can process PDFs and images; you can configure the servers to load balance on the most printed file types. If images and PDFs are more regularly printed, you may save on the number of Office licenses needed.

For more on Web Print scaling, visit the Web Print Tour.

 

PaperCut MF for the new Ricoh Smart Operation Panel (SOP)

Streamlined workflows are delivered via an all new responsive interface with PaperCut’s first Android development on the latest Ricoh Smart Operation Panel devices.

With an intuitive experience, users save time at the MFP.

  • Easier data entry for login or PIN with a multi-touch screen
  • Quick scroll functionality for selection of more than one print job
  • Print, delete, and view the cost of multiple print jobs together

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Watch how easy it is to release printing and access device functions from the new PaperCut MF interface.

For more on Ricoh Smart Operation Panel (SOP) or Ricoh Java-based platform and supported models, see the Ricoh Tour.

 

Integrated Scanning enhancements
Make it easy for users to send emails from a pre-configured selection, either their own email or choose from a list. Ideal where groups of users share an email account such as accounts@ or sales@ and need to Scan to Email.

Available for Kyocera and Sharp customers using PaperCut MF. For more on secure document scanning, visit the Integrated Scanning Tour.

 

Early Access for PaperCut MF 16.2

PaperCut has established an Early Access scheme. PaperCut MF 16.2 is now in Early Access.

PaperCut MF is a more advanced product due to the addition of embedded hardware functionality.

The Early Access build is market ready, it is not a BETA or pilot phase. It is an opportunity for you to get your hands on the latest release and provide feedback.

It’s your choice, if you don’t have an immediate need for the latest features, enhancements or fixes, remain with the current build.

If you choose to download the Early Access build, during Early Access you receive:

  • Premium support
  • Proactive messaging about any issues
  • Feedback to PaperCut on your installation, keeping you on the front foot

All through a dedicated email address available after registration.

Read more and sign up for Early Access here.

 

Want to know more?

To help you digest all the updates, we’ve detailed all features, enhancements and fixes, in the 16.2 Release Notes for PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF.

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Driverless printing, BYOD made easy

Is BYOD a disruptive phenomenon or a business and work enabler?

With smartphones, tablets, and laptops making their way into your organization or campus, allowing users to connect to your network, find their files, and print can cause operational challenges.

According to Gartner, BYOD forces IT to wrestle with governance and compliance, mobile device management, and security of your network.

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Keep your documents secure

Your users expect to be connected wherever they are; working from home, delivering an assignment, or just in between buildings. What’s the easiest way to manage their printing and still track and control what is being printed and where?

Jon Witts, Director of Digital Strategy, Queen Margaret’s School UK. “Normally this would be a no-go area – ensuring the compatibility of devices with your printers and installing drivers, or asking users to install drivers to access the printers would be an administrative nightmare.”

We know all devices have a web browser, so PaperCut’s Web Print could just be the answer you’re looking for. “We rolled out Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) for staff and students, using PaperCut as a secure method of printing along with Web Print for easy accessibility and convenience. There was no need to do a hard sell for students to adopt the new Web Print workflows. The service improvement with more access to printers and less down time from printer errors, far outweighed the changes in workflow that came with a ‘new system’.” said Jon.

 

An easy way to allow BYOD printing

PaperCut’s Web Print enables printing from user-owned devices without the overhead of installing client software, printer drivers, and managing server authentication. Users print by simply uploading documents with a standard web browser. Deployed across thousands of organizations, it is an ideal solution for print services via BYOD.

With Web Print, users are authenticated when they log in to the PaperCut NG or PaperCut MF User web interface. Any documents they upload can then be tracked against their user name. Users have access to features set up by IT, including access to shared accounts.

“Web printing makes it super easy for students to print from anywhere on campus and from their own mobile devices, along with the ability to easily charge students for printing costs outside of the classroom and recoup some of the money spent on printing supplies. Not only has PaperCut allowed us to save money, it has genuinely made an aspect of the IT department’s job exceedingly easy and less troublesome on a daily basis!” said Matt, IT Manager at Steele Canyon High School USA.

 

Print anywhere, anytime

Many SysAdmins have come to us with interesting stories of how Web Print has been working hard overnight processing 100’s of jobs from students printing in their dorms, all while the SysAdmins are fast asleep (but actually wide awake playing Pokemon Go). With that in mind, we’re continuously improving the robustness of Web Print.

Version 15 of PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF saw enhancements to include common picture formats such as jpg, tif, gif, and png, in addition to Microsoft Office files and PDFs. PaperCut’s Web Print feature just works, straight out of the box with minimal setup for IT. Users can upload multiple files simultaneously with ‘drag and drop’ to get their files to print with ease. Version 16.2 is around the corner, and will include Web Print Scaling to remove bottlenecks and improve reliability particularly in larger organizations such as universities where students use Web Printing.

Find out more on PaperCut Web Print, or deep dive into configuration.

Got a Web Print idea to share? Comment below or if want to share how you use it, tell us your story.

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