Sharp Embedded enables tracking, monitoring and charging of copying, faxing and scanning additionally to providing secure print release when users authenticate at the device.
MFP Sharp 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 Sharp 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!
Microsoft Active Directory
Apple Open Directory
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 Sharp MFD
Protect your valuable Sharp MFDs 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 Sharp 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
Releasing a print job from a Sharp MFD
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 live in the PaperCut logs
Optionally limit amount of scanning/faxing users can perform
Filter job logs to display just copy, fax or scan 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.
Users with insufficient balance to perform copying are denied access to the MFD
PaperCut offers more than 50 standard reports. Reports detail copying, printing or consolidated view. Highlights include:
By shared account (client, department, faculty)
By date and time / period
By environmental impact
PaperCut's embedded solution is designed to support any Sharp device supporting Sharp OSA 1.1 or newer that have a touch-screen LCD interface. PaperCut has been extensively tested and certified by Sharp USA on the following current model range: