Pictured above: Jamie Bsales, Buyers Lab’s Senior Editor Solutions presents our Summer Pick Award to CTO and Co-Founder Matt Doran, with Senior Developer, Amir Khassaia.
Understanding print output—and its associated costs—is critical for schools and businesses today. PaperCut facilitates usage tracking and charging for output when appropriate, and includes convenient, money-saving features such as secure print release, rerouting of files to lower-cost devices, and the ability to enforce duplex printing or restrict output by application type.
Twice a year BLI (a leading independent test lab in the world of digital imaging equipment) gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in their unique evaluations. Software solutions undergo an in-depth hands-on review that focuses on key attributes and how well the products stacks up against leading competitors. Pick winners rise above the competition in key areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support. Software solutions earn an overall rating based on a five-star scale, and Pick contenders are culled from those that earn the highest ratings.
“One of PaperCut’s greatest advantages is how easy it is for IT staff to administer,” said Jamie Bsales, BLI’s senior editor for solutions. “The logically arranged menu items and handy Dashboard make administering a PaperCut system much easier than working with other print management offerings BLI has tested, even for those who have never used a print management system. And compared with the competition, PaperCut is very attractively priced. These attributes make it especially well- suited for small and medium-sized businesses where IT resources and budgets are already stretched thin.”
Consequently, a BLI Pick is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions. PaperCut MF 15 and PaperCut NG 15 won BLI’s Pick award for “Outstanding SMB Print Management Solution” for the Summer 2015 test season for their…
- Unrivaled ease of installation, configuration and use for IT personnel tasked with deployment and ongoing administration of the platform
- Complete print management feature set including usage tracking, cost accounting, quotas and available billing/ cost recovery
- Easy-to-implement print policies that help cut down on wasteful printing, reduce costs and bolster “green” initiatives in an organization
- Unmatched affordability for a full-featured print management solution
“At PaperCut, we work hard to bring easy-to-use print management solutions to businesses of all sizes. Small and medium business owners can quickly get the cost savings and the security benefits of PaperCut, without the large enterprise installation“, said Chris Dance, CEO of PaperCut Software.
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“PaperCut software works on any platform (Windows, Mac, Linux and Novell) and integrates with the majority of printing and copying devices – giving the end customer the ultimate control and security in their print environment. Receiving the Outstanding SMB Print Management Solution award demonstrates our commitment to customers worldwide, delivering quality and rapid innovation, no matter how big or small.”
BLI (Buyers Laboratory), a leading independent test lab in the world of digital imaging equipment with product evaluations conducted by highly experienced employees in its on-site testing facilities in the United Kingdom and United States where hundreds of new copiers, printers, wide- format devices, scanners, faxes and multi-function (MFP) products are evaluated and reported on each year.
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PaperCut 15.2 – released September 2015
Upgrading your Windows, Mac or Linux OS?
When you’re ready to upgrade operating systems to Windows 10, OS X El Capitan or Linux (using systemd), PaperCut 15.2 has you covered with a complete set of supported operating systems for 2015 and beyond.
Microsoft Windows 10 and Edge Browser - Take advantage of the new features Microsoft have rolled out in Windows 10. Your apps like PaperCut return to the lower left-hand corner of the desktop and will run as expected on your desktop clients or for SMBs running Windows 10 as a server. Use the brand-new Edge browser to navigate web printing or your admin dashboard.
Mac OS X El Capitan - Getting ready for the Northern Autumn or Southern Spring 2015 release, our team have tested and adapted 15.2 to run as a client or server on this latest OS X.
Linux - PaperCut 15.2 supports modern GNU/Linux distributions including those using systemd.
When up time of your print service is important, this additional on-site server delivers continuity during unexpected loss of network communications.
Released in v15.0 under the Early Access Program, Site Server is now included with 15.2 as one free license.
Read more in the Site Server Tour
Printer Group Management
Drop down filters and tags for printer groups in the admin interface make managing which groups a printer belongs to, and using groups in reports and filters more user friendly.
Want to know more?
To help you digest all the updates, we’ve detailed all features, enhancements and fixes, see the Release Notes for PaperCut NG and PaperCut MF.
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Writing great software is one of our many passions at PaperCut. We also manage to have a little bit of fun, that seems to center around beer and coffee (and not necessarily in that order)!
Tying in with International Beer Day, our cross continent team reflects on our brews of both kinds. Firstly, Vanessa White our support guru of all things Mac gives us the low down on why the city that’s home to our US office is so endeared to this aeromatic amber liquid.
Here in Portland, Oregon we’ve got a bit of a reputation for being Beervana. To be perfectly honest, it’s a well earned reputation thanks to the craft and homebrew community that’s sprung up since the 1980s. For a great overview of the history of brewing in Oregon I’d highly recommend checking out this Beervana documentary OPB put out in 2007.
While we love our local beers we also appreciate the labor of other regions and countries, so with International Beer Day coinciding with our weekly Beer Thirty here in the Portland office we figured we should take this opportunity to appreciate beers from around the world.
So, behold our glorious spread and some of the Portland beer lovers from our team:
During Beer Thirty we’ll do a beer tasting of some of the pictured beers and take notes on what folks like and dislike. We did a brief pilot test last week with some Japanese craft beers from Nest with interesting results. My prediction: Stiegl Radler will be a team favorite.
Whether it’s seasonally appropriate to be drinking lagers or stouts have a safe and responsible international beer day!
A brew of another kind…
During regular hours, our Melbourne team are fuelled by a darker brew. A humble liquid, brewed from beans rather than grains and hops. You’re always certain to find one of the team huddled around the shrine of all things caffeine, creating the java we like to drink rather than create in our aptly named /dev/coffee cafe.
Just this week, our newest team members (including me, Jacqui from Marketing making coffee above right) headed to Melbourne’s north, taking a break from coding to learn about refractometers, grinders and coffee varietals.
Rolling up their sleeves for hands on training, Grinders Coffee hosted two groups of newbies who learnt about finding balance in a cup of coffee, along with how to make the perfect cup. Whether you’re an espresso or cappuccino aficionado, it’s complex to get all of the elements right. Firstly, you need good beans (warning, keeping them exposed to air or in bean hopper of your grinder longer than 24 hours makes stale coffee). Then it’s down to the right grind, again, making sure you don’t exceed a 15 minute window of freshness between grind and brew.
Next, get the right dose into the group handle, before tamping, pour time and turning milk to silk. Getting 26-30 seconds through the group handle, “pour time” is key as is timing of your milk in the steam nozzle and stretching and rolling in the jug. Phew, now, practice, practice, practice until you’re comfortable making the CEO a cup! (who proudly makes one for anyone in the team).
All in all, we now have another dozen certified, accomplished baristas, who can make you a good cup of joe if you ever drop by.
Oh, and not to be trumped by Portland’s beer fest, the folks in our Melbourne office will also be raising their bottles at our regular Friday beer o’clock today.
Stay coffee-fuelled and print wise!
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