Pcounter’s Secure Pull Printing frees users to output documents at the printer of their choice, and ensures confidentiality by only sending jobs to print when the right user is physically at the printer. This reduces the waste and expense of abandoned print jobs, while adding great flexibility and security.
Pcounter provides Secure Print functionality using a number of technologies, including embedded software terminals, print terminals, networked based card-readers, print release stations or simply releasing the print jobs from a smartphone or tablet.
In a standard printing environment, a user's print jobs are sent directly to the printer for immediate printing. This results in wasted paper and toner when printing is forgotten or no longer needed and not collected. It also presents a security risk, since printed documents often contain sensitive or confidential information.
The Pcounter Secure Print solutions provide a simple solution, by having users print to a central or dedicated print queue, where the print jobs will be held until release by the user, at the printer of their choice.
The Secure Print technology offers:
Pcounter’s embedded software provides print release directly on the panel display of Multi-function printers (MFP). This provides a seamless user experience as users login to the MFP using the LCD touchscreen or security card readers.
Quick release using swipe card reader
Using just a swipe card-reader is a cost-effective print release option, which can be used on printers as well as Multi-function Printers. Users print to pull print queue, walks to printer of their choice, and swipes their access card. Pcounter immediately authenticates and releases all print jobs to the chosen printer.
Print terminals have the same basic functionality as embedded terminals, and are typically used when devices do not support embedded terminals, when complete vendor independence is wanted, or the required functionality is more than just simple print release, to include for example billing code or copy control and accounting.
The Pcounter solution is reliable, simple and easy to maintain- Aad van der Drift, ICT manager of Zernike College
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