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Brother MFC Embedded

PaperCut MF provides integration with Brother BSI MFCs, enabling the tracking, charging or billing of "off the glass" copying, printing and scanning.

MFC Brother device.


Integrating your Copier Multifunction Device using PaperCut Embedded Applications provides many features and benefits for Walk-up Copies, faxes and scans, such as:

  • Card ID Readers Integration via USB standard MFC Port.
  • Group-based access control to the device and color copying
  • Releasing Print Jobs securely (Hold and Release queue set up)
  • Follow Me Functionality for users to release at any device.
  • Activity reporting against departments accounts/client/cost-centers/projects

PaperCut MF embedded application tour for Brother MFD

PaperCut is a single integrated solution where copier usage is managed together with network printing all in one system. Users have a single account and administrators have the same level of administration for all services.

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:
    • Microsoft Active Directory
    • Apple Open Directory
    • Novell eDirectory
    • Other LDAP, NIS or POSIX environments
  • Optionally authenticate using swipe cards, proximity cards or ID numbers and optional PINs for extra security.


Authenticating with a username and password at a Brother MFC

Protect your valuable Brother MFCs from usage by unauthorized staff or visitors or limit expensive color copying to selected members of your organization.

  • User allocated quotas or budgets
  • shared account budgets
  • or a user-pays upfront model

Group memberships in your user directory can serve as a basis for fine-grained access control.

The Brother embedded solution offers the same level of tracking copying as PaperCut does for printing. Each job may be allocated to a shared account that may represent a department, project or client.

  • Shared accounts are optional - some users can have a simplified interface while others get access to search and select accounts.
  • Shared account access is easily controlled using Active Directory/LDAP groups
  • Real-time account and user level reporting.

If enabled, shared accounts can be accessed using a number of on-screen convenient methods:

  • Selection from list
  • Quick entry via code/PIN
  • Search by keyword

Users are configured once and are provided with a consistent experience for both network printing and off-the-glass MFC use.


Charging to a share account while printing from a workstation

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. Users have a single account and administrators have the same level of reporting and administration for all services More on Find Me on our tour page.

Release methods include:

  • Automatic release on log in
  • Release from list
  • Secure release


Releasing a print job from a Brother MFC

Copying

  • Charge different types of copying at different rates
  • All usage reported in the PaperCut logs
  • Optionally limit amount of copying users can perform

Scanning and Faxing

  • Track scanning to e-mail or to a file
  • Track sending faxes
  • Simple per-page cost model or 2-tiered cost model for volume discounts
  • All usage reported in the PaperCut logs
  • Optionally limit amount of scanning/faxing users can perform

PaperCut offers more than 50 standard reports. Reports detail copying, printing or consolidated view. Highlights include:

  • By user
  • By shared account (client, department, faculty)
  • By location
  • By date and time / period
  • By environmental impact


PaperCut supports all compatible Brother BSI devices on this list:

Printers

  • HL-S7000DN
  • HL-L9200CDWT

All-in-One / Multi-Function

  • DCP-8110DN, DCP-8112DN, DCP-8150DN
  • DCP-8152DN, DCP-8155DN, DCP-8157DN
  • DCP-8250DN
  • MFC-8510DN, MFC-8512DN, MFC-8520DN
  • MFC-8710DW, MFC-8712DW, MFC-8810DW
  • MFC-8910DW, MFC-8912DW, MFC-8950DW
  • MFC-8952DW, DCP-9020CDW, MFC-9140CDN
  • DCP-9270CDN, MFC-9330CDW, MFC-9970CDW
  • HL-S7000DN (printer with Wide 5 Line LCD)

Functionality Brother
Follow Me (Auto Release at Login)
Follow Me (Release from List)
Card Reader Integration (i.e. HID)
ID # Only display authentication
Card Only authentication
Card + PIN authentication
Self-association of Card w/user
Track Faxing
Track USB Printing
Track Scanning (i.e. to email, to USB)
Auto Populate email when scanning (FROM address)
Auto Populate email when scanning (TO address)
Customizable Display Logos / Colors
Restrict Color Copying
Zero Stop
Share Acct selection from List
Share Acct keyword search
Share Acct selection by code/PIN
Security Rating
(Based on Best Practice 1-5)
4

Requirements

  • The copier has to be a compatible Brother BSI (Brother Solution Interface) device

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