Sharp Embedded enables tracking, monitoring and charging of copying, faxing and scanning additionally to providing secure print release when users authenticate at the device.
Integrating your Copier Multifunction Device using PaperCut Embedded Applications provides many features and benefits for Walk-up Copies, faxes and scans, such as:
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!
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.
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.
If enabled, shared accounts can be accessed using a number of on-screen convenient methods:
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:
Releasing a print job from a Sharp MFD
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'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.
Integration is supported for many Sharp models, including:
|Funtionality||OSA 2||OSA 3+|
|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 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|
|Share Acct selection from List|
|Share Acct keyword search|
|Share Acct selection by code/PIN|
(Based on Best Practice 1-5)
|Device Extra License needed||OSA License||OSA License|