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PaperCut MF 14.3


What’s new in PaperCut MF 14.3

 

PaperCut has released PaperCut MF 14.3 to the public loaded with new features and tweaks to the current feature set. So, what’s new in 14.3?

 

Simplified Guest Printing

Enable guests or visitors to print from their mobile device without setting up an account or accessing your organisation’s wi-fi network. Guest Printing utilises PaperCut’s Email to Print feature to provide a simple and convenient printing experience from any BYOD. Systems Administrators can configure guests or visitors to print with minimal or no assistance.

 

 

Global print driver


Implementing global and Find-Me print queues can cause challenges when deploying into a mixed fleet of brands. Finding a suitable driver is often a difficult trial-and-error exercise. PaperCut has helped to solve cross-vendor printing with the PostScript Global Print Driver. Install this driver just like any standard Windows printer driver on a single global virtual queue to enable printing across multiple models and brands.

PaperCut also provides adaptive PDL transforms to enable compatibility on other brands. Read More

Accessibility


Sysadmins can set up a user/group to automatically release print jobs on devices by swiping a card. Ideal for people with limited vision or mobility who have difficulty navigating the print release screen. Read More

 

Syncing Username aliases from AD/LDAP


In many organizations, users have more than one username. Alternate name/alias support has now been extended to sync automatically from an external user directory, such as Active Directory or LDAP with no manual overhead. Read More

 

Dell Embedded (AIP)


Support for Dell Color Multifunction Printer – C7765dn. This integration offers the full suite of PaperCut functionality including Find-me printing, account selection and zero stop controls. This feature is currently offered under the Early Access Program.

 

HP OSA – S900 series


PaperCut is now integrated with the new HP OSA S900 series of devices. This integration offers the full suite of PaperCut functionality including Find-me printing, account selection and zero stop control.

 

Toshiba eraser RD30


To support Toshiba’s Paper Reusing System, with the goal of reducing the impact on the environment, PaperCut is now integrated with the new e-STUDIO RD30 eraser unit. It tracks pages erased across the organization and displays statistics on the Environmental and Admin dashboards.

 

For more information contact your Channel Manager


As always full release notes below.

21 October 2014 – PaperCut MF 14.3 (Build 29819)


New Features:

  • Simplified Guest Printing: Enable guests or visitors to print from their mobile device without setting up an account or accessing your organization’s wi-fi network. Guest Printing utilizes PaperCut’s Email to Print feature to provide a simple and convenient printing experience from any BYOD. Systems Administrators can configure guests or visitors to print with minimal or no assistance. More…
  • Global Print Driver: Implementing global and Find-Me print queues can cause challenges when deploying into a mixed fleet of brands. Finding a suitable driver is often a difficult trial-and-error exercise. PaperCut has helped to solve cross-vendor printing with the PostScript Global Print Driver. Install this driver just like any standard Windows printer driver on a single global virtual queue to enable printing across multiple models and brands. More… PaperCut also provides adaptive PDL transforms to enable compatibility on other brands.
  • Accessibility: Sysadmins can set up a user/group to automatically release print jobs on devices by swiping a card. Ideal for people with limited vision or mobility who have difficulty navigating the print release screen. More…
  • Syncing Username aliases from AD/LDAP: In many organizations, users have more than one username. Alternate name/alias support has now been extended to automatically sync from an external user directory, such as Active Directory or LDAP with no manual overhead. More…
  • Fuji Xerox Embedded: PaperCut now has an embedded solution for many Fuji Xerox devices. This integration offers the full suite of PaperCut functionality including Find-me printing, account selection and zero stop control. This feature is currently offered under the Early Access Program.
  • Dell Embedded (AIP): Support for Dell Color Multifunction Printer – C7765dn. This integration offers the full suite of PaperCut functionality including Find-me printing, account selection and zero stop control. This feature is currently offered under the Early Access Program.
  • HP OSA – S900 series: PaperCut is now integrated with the new HP OSA S900 series of devices. This integration offers the full suite of PaperCut functionality including Find-me printing, account selection and zero stop control.
  • Toshiba eraser RD30: To support Toshiba’s Paper Reusing System, with the goal of reducing the impact on the environment, PaperCut is now integrated with the new e-STUDIO RD30 eraser unit. It tracks pages erased across the organization and displays statistics on the Environmental and Admin dashboards.

Enhancements:

    • Installer:
      • The Windows installer and all Windows executables are now digitally signed by PaperCut.
    • Configuration Options:
      • Allow the admin and user web pages to be embedded in an external web page (i.e. in an iframe). For more information see here.
      • Hide the ‘Release All’/’Cancel All’ buttons from the web-based Release Station.
      • Auto-approve refunds requests from a group of users e.g. trusted users.
    • Device Licensing: Add or change devices in your print network at short notice, whether to increase print capacity or trial a new MFD brand.PaperCut MF now provides 7 day grace period, if you exceed your available device licenses. During this time, we recommend working with your reseller to determine the optimal number of licenses needed. More…
    • Find-Me printing:
      • Improved the speed of releasing Find-me print jobs when the application server or database is heavily loaded. This also ensures Find-me jobs are printed in the correct order.
    • Improved management of quotas to avoid balance overruns for the case where a user logs into two devices at the same time.

Admin interface:

    • Shared Account Security page in the admin interface now displays the user’s full name making it easier to identify users.
  • Reporting enhancements:
    • Added scan/fax/copy/print job overview to the executive summary report.
    • Added ability to filter print/scan/fax/copy breakdown reports by multiple job types.
    • User’s secondary email addresses are now displayed in the User List report (CSV only).
    • Added printer group filter to the printer list and executive summary reports.
    • The shared account name is now displayed in the “Printer Configuration” report when allocating charges to a shared account.
  • SQL Server Database:
    • SQL Server database in Microsoft Azure is now supported.
  • Printer Scripting:
    • Extended the “inputs.user.balance” API to get the balance of multiple personal accounts.
    • Scripts can now change their behaviour based on printer language. For example, scripts could deny jobs in a particular language (e.g. PostScript).
  • User Client:
    • Quickly log in to the user web interface via a new right-click task tray menu item.
    • It’s now possible to customize even more messages in the client interface window, e.g. changing ‘username’ to ’employee ID’ in the login window.
    • New option to specify the default advanced account selection tab (All Accounts, Preferred List, Recent Selections).
  • Apple: Knowledge Base article for Apple Mac 10.10 (Yosemite), further enhancements coming soon.
  • Receipt Printer: New option to display tax on the acknowledgement receipt.
  • Copicode: Updated Copicode terminal firmware to version 1.3.8.

Fixes:

  • Email to Print:
    • Attachment file names containing non-ASCII characters can now be printed.
    • Jobs sent via email to a disabled printer are now rejected and the user is notified.
    • Email to Print jobs will continue to print if an SSL connection fails to the mail server due to a certification path error.
  • Google Cloud Print:
    • Improved Google Cloud Print support when running PaperCut in Microsoft Azure cloud.
  • SQL Server Database:
    • Fixed encryption/SSL connections with Microsoft SQL Server database.
  • Mac & Linux:
    • Mac/Linux installations now include an example user client template config file.
    • Print jobs redirected from a Linux print server to an LPR queue on a Windows print server can now be tracked.
    • Improved reliability of the detection of the system IP address on Mac.
  • Standard Release Station:
    • Fixed credit limit enforcement when charging to a selected shared account in “Release Any” mode.
  • Find-Me Printing:
    • When jobs are redirected to a grayscale printer, the job cost is recalculated correctly.
  • Admin Interface
    • Prevent Chrome browsers from auto-populating unwanted data in the User Details and Create Device pages.
  • User Tools
    • User Web Release: Only display accessible printers when releasing jobs from a virtual queue.
    • Fixed an interoperability issue with some Mac clients on IPv6 networks.
    • User Client: Popup menu is now displayed when right-clicked on the balance window.
    • When a group is removed from PaperCut, its Admin rights are also removed.
    • Web Print: MS PowerPoint presentations with the ‘Mark as Final’ flag can now be printed.
  • Notifications:
    • Fixed an issue that prevented notification emails being sent when a new user ID is generated. This problem would occur when using the email suffix option as opposed to explicit email addresses.
  • Card Number Converter:
    • Fixed an issue that prevented card self-association working when card number converters were enabled.
    • Card validation regular expressions now work in conjunction with card converters.
  • Print Archiving: Fixed a problem that could cause print archive image generation to consume 100% CPU.
  • Reports:
    • Fixed wrapping of larger numbers in the “Shared Account Printing – User Logs” PDF report.
    • Standard print charging model information is now displayed in the ‘Printer Configuration’ Report.
    • Standard charging default page cost is now displayed in the ‘Printer List’ Report.
  • Payment Gateways:
    • CyberSource SA: Addressed an issue that occurred with long usernames.
    • PayPal Payflow: If an order is cancelled, the user is returned back to the PaperCut end user screen.

Printer Compatibility Improvements:

  • Ricoh:
    • Further hardware page count support for Ricoh printers including IPSiO 6330 and C420.
    • Improved page count detection for Ricoh Universal PCL6 printer driver.
  • HP:
    • Improved page count detection on HP LaserJet P1606dn duplex jobs.
    • General improvements on new HP printers.
  • Konica Minolta:
    • Added better support for Hardware page count.
  • Xerox:
    • Improved page size detection for Xerox printers on Linux.
  • Epson:
    • Improved page size detection for the Epson Stylus Pro family when using the ‘Finest Detail’ setting.
  • Canon:
    • Added hardware page count validation support for Canon LBP9660C.
    • Improved copy count detection for some Canon Printers.
    • Improved colour detection for Canon LBP7680C.
  • General:
    • Improved hardware page count validation messages in the print logs when printing colour pages.

Copier / Device Integration:

    • Fuji Xerox Embedded: New embedded software to supportApeosPort andDocuCentre devices. Feature highlights:
      • Tracking of copy, scan and fax jobs.
      • A native, full-screen user interface.
      • Ability to select and release individual jobs directly from the panel (Find Me Printing).
      • Account selection workflow with an account keyword search.
      • Quota enforcement (jobs are stopped when users run out of credit – “zero-stop”).
      • Client billing options such as job comments and invoicing.
    • HP (OSA): New embedded software to support HP’sS900 series. Feature highlights:
      • Tracking of copy, scan and fax jobs.
      • A native, full-screen user interface.
      • Ability to select and release individual jobs directly from the panel (Find Me Printing).
      • Account selection workflow with an account keyword search.
      • Quota enforcement (jobs are stopped when users run out of credit – “zero-stop”).
      • Client billing options such as job comments and invoicing.
    • Ricoh Onboard/Embedded (ESA) v28858*: New features:
      • Offline Mode:
        • An optional mode that allows the device to be used for copying and scanning during periods of network or system downtime.
        • Offline mode can be automatic (suitable for business environments) or semi-automatic via an unlock code (suitable for education).
      • For professional organizations using advanced client billing, invoicing and comments can now be set for copy, fax and scan jobs at the device panel.
      • Configuration options to:
        • Disable the swipe to log out feature.
        • Improve workflow by choosing which device function displays after logging in.
        • Hide the “Use Device Functions” button in print release.
        • Hide the “Print All” button in print release.
        • Hide printer error messages in print release.
      • Improved usability when tracking zero-cost copy/fax/scan jobs.
      • Added support for HID Omnikey 5427 and CIS MinyScan card readers.
      • Added detection of Architecture D and RA4 paper sizes.

      Fixes:

      • Improved detection of inactivity before automatic logout.
      • Reduced screen flicker when logging out via card swipe.
      • Fixed an intermittent issue where the device displays “Set Key Card” after a successful login.
      • An error is now displayed if unable to set the scan-to-me email address.
      • Improved copy jobs accounting for selected duplex jobs.
      • Improved timeout and logout behaviour when using GlobalScan NX SSO.
      • Easier to set up scan-to-me, manual configuration is no longer required.
      • Correctly display printer error messages in print release.
  • Canon (MEAP) v29009*:
    • PaperCut’s Canon MEAP solution supports more models. Refer to the full list of devices supported here.
  • HP (FutureSmart) v27089*:
    • Added an option to allow zero cost jobs to proceed for a restricted user with zero credit.
    • Improved the error message when a card number is rejected by the server because it doesn’t meet card validation rules.
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • Users can now log in to ‘PageScope Web Connection’.
    • Prevent simultaneous web login to the copier when the device is in use.
    • Improved OpenAPI 4 compatibility on ‘Standard UI’ devices.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) v29160*: New features:
    • Offline mode now supports an unlock code (suitable for education).
    • A configurable timeout option to log users out of the print release screen.

    Fixes:

    • Default language values are restored if a user changes the setting during a login session.
    • The Copy icon no longer disappears in some cases on a number of late-model Kyocera devices.
    • In the event of server connection loss, user comments and invoicing selections are now saved.
  • Lexmark (LeSF)v29004*:
    • For professional organizations using advanced client billing, invoicing and comments can now be set for copy, fax and scan jobs at the device panel.
    • Added support for the HID OmniKey 5427 card reader.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Improved usability: error messages (such as Invalid Login) is now displayed on the screen for a longer period of time
    • The Administrator ‘Copy Device Settings’ option will now copy across Sharp-specific device settings.
    • The intermittent “Exceeded Limit” error message on Sharp MX-3640N devices no longer occurs.
  • Samsung (XOA):Fixes:
    • When no override locale is specified, the device default is used.
    • Samsung’s latest devices will now boot when the PaperCut Embedded application is disabled.
  • Toshiba/OKI Onboard (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    • Force a credit check of a user at login, to better manage fax usage.
    • Improved tracking of USB print jobs that were only partially completed due to insufficient funds.
    • The previously logged-in user’s account selection list is no longer displayed in search results.
  • Xerox EIP2: This platform is no longer under Early Access Program and is generally available.
    • Added a configuration option to allow the Print Release app label text to be customized.
    • Improved handling of unexpected SNMP errors.
    • More settings specific to Xerox EIP2 are now copied when copying device settings between Xerox EIP2 devices.

Other Notes:

  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • This release contains a database upgrade.
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