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Xerox PaperCut Hive App

Xerox embedded App for PaperCut Hive

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Have you got Xerox multifunctional printers/MFPs floating around? Want to keep up to date with progress on the Xerox PaperCut Hive embedded app? Even interested in helping us build it? Read on to find out about this brew, the brewers, and where you fit in.

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Xerox and PaperCut Hive embedded app

About this brew

Xerox embedded app for PaperCut Hive App

As you’re reading this, we're well underway with developing the PaperCut Hive embedded app for Xerox MFPs. The app is going to bring most of PaperCut Hive's cloud print management features right onto the Xerox MFP's touch panel, including:

This percolator project is not just about "porting the functionality from PaperCut MF". It’s about making sure the app works best in a cloud world (that is, security first, performs well over high-latency connections, etc.).

Oh, and while we're at it, we're rethinking UX/UI to make it even better.

Photo of the PaperCut Hive Xerox team members

About the brewers (aka the Product Engineering Team)

The Xerox app is developed by one of the best teams in PaperCut (we're writing this of course!) because it's right at the intersection of IoT, Cloud, Microservices, and Single-Page HTML apps. Cool huh?

The brilliant minds behind the app, Atiq (the beard), Anh, Bharat, Andrew (with hoodie). We all like coffee.

What we`ve been up to so far?

See the timeline below. We'll update this from time to time so you can follow our progress.


You've probably got a couple of questions on your mind right about now. We've done our best to answer the most common ones right here.

I currently use PaperCut MF. Can I run PaperCut Hive at the same time?

Yes. But you need to ensure at least one of your Xerox devices can be switched over to PaperCut Hive to help with testing. An MFD can't run PaperCut MF and PaperCut Hive at the same time. Maybe use the IT department's device?

What card readers do you support?

The PaperCut Hive embedded app for Xerox is fully compatible with all major card technologies, such as contactless proximity cards (HID, MIFARE, AU-201, IC Card Reader, USB, etc.). It's the same as PaperCut MF in this regard.

Do I need a dedicated print server for this?

PaperCut Hive is a cloud-native product, and a dedicated Windows print server is not required (you can run this as a true serverless printing environment, and your documents remain local for maximum privacy and security). For set-up and security-related operations such as unlocking an MFP, local access is required. This local access is facilitated using PaperCut Hive’s Edge Mesh technology.

Can I set up the Xerox App myself?

Who is best to set it up is ideally discussed between you and your Xerox printer provider. The process is relatively straightforward as long as the right options are enabled on the multifunctional printer.

I’ve only just seen this page. Are there any spots left?

We're limited in how many customers/resellers we can take on at the start and high-demand projects mean spots fill quickly. If you apply and our coffee cups are already full, you might miss out. All is not lost though! We'll definitely note your interest and when we're ready to release wider, we'll let you know. There’s also a chance that "we might need more droids along the way".

Is there anything else I can get involved with?

We’re always building new features and embedded apps for PaperCut Hive, so if you can’t join us on this particular journey, don’t worry – there are more to come. Keep an eye on the Percolator projects and if you can help us with any, please get in touch.

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