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Konica Minolta Embedded

Konica Minolta Embedded enables tracking, monitoring and charging of copying, faxing and scanning additionally to providing secure print release when users authenticate at the device.

MFD Konica Minolta Display Interface.


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

  • Single sign-on Authentication
  • Card ID Readers Integration via USB standard MFD 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 Konica Minolta 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 Konica Minolta MFD

Protect your valuable Konica Minolta MFPs 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 Konica Minolta embedded solution offers the same level of tracking for copying as PaperCut does for printing. Jobs may be allocated to shared accounts that represent departments, projects or clients.

  • 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 MFP use.

Charging to a shared account while printing from a workstation






Charging to a shared account while copying

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 Konica Minolta MFD

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
  • Filter job logs to display just copy, scan/fax jobs

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.

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


Integration is supported for many Konica Minolta MFD models, including:

  • Bizhub C35, 36, 42 C203, C220, 223, C224, 224e, C224e, C253, C280, 283, C284, 284e, C284e, C353, C364, C3350, C360, 361, 363, 364e, C364e, C380, C3850, 4050, 421, 423, 4750, C451, C452, C454, 454e, C500, 501, C550, C552, C552DS, 552, C554, 554e, C554e, 601, C650, C652, C652DS, 652, C654, 654e, 751, C754, C754e and Pro 951, however some older devices may need a ROM upgrade
  • Bizhub PRO series devices: In some regions, the Bizhub PRO 951 is supported. Please contact your local Konica Minolta office for information and capability to support within your region.
  • The Bizhub Pro 951 is compatible with PaperCut if it is Open API 3.7 compatible. Devices with firmware level 25 (or higher) are Open API 3.7 compatible.
  • Other models supporting OpenAPI 2.3.1 or later (OpenAPI 3.1 recommended)
  • Note: devices must have a hard disk installed

Functionality
Standard UI
Open API 3.1+
i-Option

Open API 3.1+
i-Option

Open API 4
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
Share Acct invoicing/comments options
Security Rating
(Based on Best Practice 1-5)
4 4 4
Device Extra License needed None None None

Requirements

  • Models supporting OpenAPI 2.3.1 or later (OpenAPI 3.1 recommended)
  • Devices must have a hard disk installed

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