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PaperCut MF 14.0


PaperCut wow’s us with its PaperCut 14.0 update!

 

PaperCut 14.0 is here! Well, it’s the start of a brand new year and as always the PaperCut development team have greeted the new year with a fantastic update of their software. We have been given the superb update of email to print alongside a fresh new Windows 8.1 compatible live tile.

These features improve and increase the BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) feature set offering and alongside the stylish new redesign of the program interface, it makes for one impressive update. So, download the latest version and check out the new “BYOD & Mobile Print” tab on the new & improved, fresh looking PaperCut system.

As always full release notes can be found at the bottom of this post including details of a bug fix released on the 2nd of February. 

Please do get in touch with your account manager at selectec now for any further information on these brilliant new features.

 

The full release notes are below. If you would like to discuss any of the new features with our team, get in touch!

PaperCut 14.0

2 February 2014 - PaperCut MF 14.0 (Build 26241)


This is a bugfix release for PaperCut 14.0 and contains the following changes:

Fixes:

  • Fixed issues limiting admin access to a subset of printers or user groups (since 14.0).
  • Google Cloud Print:
    • Fixed issues causing GCP jobs to remained in the “Queued” state and not be processed by PaperCut.
    • Fixed issue using Copy Printer Settings to publish multiple printers to GCP at once, if the list of target printers included the template printer.
  • Email to Print:
    • Fixed the default port when configuring email server connection details for the first time.
    • Fixed some options displaying incorrectly in some languages.
  • Fixed issues delegating access to add and remove secondary email addresses (when using admin groups and/or when allowing read-only access to users).
  • Mobile Client:
    • Fixed a caching issue that was causing an “Error Loading Page” message for some users.
    • Fixed a problem that allowed pending jobs from a mobile device to be visible to other users of the same device.
    • Allow scrolling the content of print script dialogues on touch-screen devices.
  • Print Archiving on Linux can now more reliably generate job images when the archive directory is an NFS share.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Fixed a possible error in the Print Provider that may occur in rare cases when watermarking Canon PostScript or XPIF spool files.
  • Fixed some cases of Web Print not successfully printing PDF to PostScript printers when using Xpdf.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP FutureSmart Onboard/Embedded (no embedded app update required): Fixed an issue tracking scans and faxes in some cases (since 13.3).
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI):
    • Fixed a problem with USB printing not being tracked (since 14.0).
    • Fixed a problem causing the “Show account confirmation” setting to be reset (since 14.0).
    • Fixed an issue causing the embedded application to fail to start when installed on some locales (since 14.0).
    • Fixed startup issues on devices with insufficient memory to run the iOption browser.
    • Fixed a problem with print release registration failing when another print release app of the same type is already present on the device.
    • Provide a configuration option to override the default card decoding on AU201 readers. Also provide a configuration option to bypass decoding altogether and return the card number as a hexadecimal encoded string.
  • Toshiba/OKI Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) – SDK2 devices:
    • Ensure disabled accounts are not selectable in the account selection page.
    • Reinstate the release Print All button (since 14.0).
    • Tune the number of accounts displayed so that the version number does not obscure an account name.
    • Prevent copy-proof jobs from being tracked twice.
  • Xerox Onboard/Embedded (Xerox Secure Access EIP 1.0+ and EIP 2.0+)
    • Fixed a problem preventing some Xerox models from connecting to the Application Server (since 14.0).
    • Added support for user-names containing an apostrophe character.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.

23 January 2014 - PaperCut MF 14.0 (Build 25901)


New Features:

  • Mobile & BYOD. PaperCut’s mobile and BYOD functionality has been enhanced and unified to simplify the planning and implementation of a mobile printing strategy. Google Cloud Print, iOS Printing and Web Print have been moved with the new Email to Print feature into a central management area and are now documented in the context of the broader mobile topic. More …
  • Email to Print is new in 14.0 and rounds out the mobile story. It provides a simple, straightforward printing option for any mobile device with email. Email to Print allows users to print PDF documents by attaching them to emails. Each printer/queue has its own email address.
  • The Mobile Client app provides the functionality of the desktop client software to mobile devices. The new app includes user authentication, selecting shared accounts and interacting with print script pop-ups. Elements of the Mobile Client were previously available for use with iOS Printing. These have been extended to other mobile platforms and are now available on any device with a modern web browser.
  • Environmental Impact Dashboard & Windows Live Tile. PaperCut started as a way to encourage users to save paper and reduce waste. It’s not just about print control, it’s also bringing visibility to the impact that everyone has each time they print. The new Environmental Impact Dashboard brings helps explain your impact and compare usage with the company average. If the dashboard is accessed through Windows 8.1 you can create (pin) a Windows Live Tile on your Start Screen. The Live Tile updates with awards, ratings, tips and fun facts, all based on your personal printing behaviour.
  • New Look and Feel. We’ve given PaperCut 14.0 a new look. Download it and check out the new style.
  • Konica Minolta Embedded. The embedded software for Konica Minolta has been rewritten from the ground up to leverage the latest platform and device features. The new interface uses the iOption environment to provide a rich user experience for user authentication, account selection, account search and secure print release. This feature is currently managed under the Early Access Program.

Enhancements:

  • Added a new one-click report option to run any report for “Yesterday”.
  • Improved support for custom currency formats. It may now include trailing spaces.
  • New print scripting API to allow scripts to adapt their behaviour depending on whether the job is sent from Google Cloud Print, Web Print or Email to Print. See scripting reference for “inputs.job.jobSourceName”.
  • The Mobile Client (e.g. iOS Printing), and Mobile Print Release apps now support single sign-on logins.
  • Added two new reports – Office print/copy/scan/fax – breakdown and Department print/copy/scan/fax – breakdown.
  • Improved behaviour when deleting a device’s Find Me Printing queue. The system will now report a configuration error on the device’s configuration page if the release queue does not exist.
  • Added an option to provide end-users with the option to edit their card/ID number (self-manage) (disabled by default).
  • New advanced configuration option to deny login if the PIN field is blank, rather than prompt the user to define a PIN on first use. This is useful in environments using ID login (card-less authentication) where data is populated from an external system.
  • Multiple personal accounts: Administrators can now set the account that will be used for end-user transfers.
  • The “Web Cashier Products” and “Web Cashier Purchases” CSV reports now display shared account codes where applicable.
  • The Advanced Client is now more responsive when searching through many thousands of accounts.
  • New ad hoc report filters:
    • Executive Summary report: filter to one or more shared accounts
    • User List report: filter to “Users not in any groups”.
    • Shared Account List report: filter by shared account name, parent account name or parent account code.
  • New install defaults:
    • The setup wizard now asks for a default printer colour cost as well as grayscale costs. This simplifies future configuration.
    • During initial install, disabled users in Windows Active Directory are not imported by default.
    • The default cost model on new printers is now the Standard model rather than the Simple model.
    • The default colour detection mode on new printers is now page-level colour detection rather than document-level detection.

Fixes:

  • When Single sign-on (SSO) login is enabled, it’s now possible to switch between admin areas without the need to re-authenticate (e.g. Admin area to Web Cashier area).
  • Fixed problem changing login types (e.g. logging out of the admin interface and into the user interface in the same browser session)
  • Fixed an issue which may have allowed duplicate email address to be entered without any warning.
  • Optimized API performance when linking or unlinking accounts to users and groups.
  • Fixed an issue which may have prevented previewing of XPS archived jobs when the application server is running on Linux or Mac.
  • Fixed a rare problem that may have prevented version upgrades when a system is running on an external database containing duplicate email addresses.
  • Fixed a rare problem that could cause the duplicate document filter to trigger incorrectly.
  • The “Release All” button in the Release Station will now release all jobs in a virtual queue with multiple destination printers. Previously only the first job would be released.
  • When using the Catalan language, fix problem loading the printer settings screen for virtual queues.
  • Fixed a regression that caused the Release Station to not show which printer a job is being released on.
  • Improvements to the User Client strict SSL checking when using “remember indefinitely” option. The client will now raise a warning rather than silently exit if the SSL connection is not valid.
  • Google Cloud Print: various reliability and performance improvements (more on the way!).
  • Fixed an issue that may have prevented logging into the Mobile Client / iOS Printing app if the password contained a pound sign.
  • Fixed an issue where the internal user registration page displays an error during registration if they add an email address.
  • Fixed an issue where the Web Release function may not correctly remember filter options between logins.
  • Administrators releasing jobs from the admin interface can now override account section settings for jobs held in virtual queues.
  • Fixed an issue where username filter did not work on Transaction History page on a hardware pay station device.
  • PayPal PayFlow Link Payment Gateway:
    • Improved handling of approved transactions where the “Card Security Code” was not valid but was allowed due to the configuration.
    • Fixed problems with seen access the “return URL” after payment. This problem may occur when sites upgraded to PayPal’s new version 2 interface.
  • Fixed problem changing login types (e.g. logging out of the admin interface and into the user interface in the same browser session).
  • The client balance window no longer shows blank on first use when starting minimized on OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) systems.
  • Fixed currency symbols displaying incorrectly in the pay station and some MFP interfaces.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Added support for Dell-C1765nfw.
  • Added watermarking support on the Kyocera TASKalfa KX (PCL6) printer drivers.
  • Add toner level detection support on the Toshiba eB3.
  • Improved page-level colour detection on some Ricoh and HP PostScript printers.
  • Fixed a watermarking problem seen on selected Sharp PostScript drivers where a driver watermark is also enabled.
  • Fixed an issue with the HP Universal PS 5.6.5 where if a job is forced to grayscale, it may only apply to the first copy of a multiple copy job.
  • Improved support to force documents to grayscale on various HP LaserJet devices such as LJ300-400 and CM6030.
  • Improved support for document-level colour detection on the Canon LBP 7780c.
  • Improved page-level colour detection on printers using various PCL6 drivers.
  • Fixed grayscale filter for HP Color LaserJet CM6030 MFP PCL 6 printer driver.
  • Improved paper size detection on FX DocuPrint 360 printers and FX DocuCenter-II C3000.
  • Fixed an issue with the counting of collated copies on devices using the FujiXerox:ART-EX driver.
  • Fixed document-level colour detection on various Windows Kyocera print drivers when Advanced Printing Features is enabled.
  • Improvements to Hardware Page Count Validation on various HP printers.
  • Fixed a page count issue that may occur when using the “Center Fold” option with Konica Minolta Bizhub PCL6 drivers.
  • Improved page0level colour detection on Konica Minolta BizHub printers using the PCL6 driver.
  • Fixed paper size detection issue seen on the Epson LP-340S.
  • Fixed page-level colour detection issue seen on the EPSON SC-T5050.
  • Improved page size detection on OKI B410 PCL5 driver.
  • Improved page size detection on devices using the RICOH IPSiO SP C320 RPCS driver.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • HP FutureSmart v25013*: Improved card reader support to prevent some double-read issues seen with Elatec TWN3 card readers.
  • Konica Minolta Onboard/Embedded (OpenAPI):
    • New user interface and experience for devices with the Konica Minolta iOptions. See the major features section above.
    • Improve handling of network-based card logons on Konica-Minolta when the device is in sleep or low-power mode.
    • Fixed a problem configuring some models (eg C751) by leaving adaptive keyboard off by default. If needed, the adaptive keyboard can be enabled through device configuration.
  • Kyocera Onboard/Embedded (HyPAS) v25008*:
    • Added a new configuration option to hide “Release All” button on the print release screen.
    • Long client machine names are now truncated to fit in the limited space.
    • Changes to improve reliability around a rare issue where a device may appear hung after waking up from sleep mode.
  • Toshiba Onboard/Embedded (e-BRIDGE Open Platform) – SDK2 devices:
    • The interface will now auto-detect the device’s selected default language/locale. It will use this unless explicitly overridden via configuration.
    • To help with integration with 3rd party document management and scanning applications, it’s now possible to define customizable launch buttons on the Welcome screen.
    • Added a new configuration option to go straight to print release screen.
    • Added a new configuration option to hide the “Cancel Job” button on the print release screen.
    • Added a new configuration option to hide the “Print All” button on the print release screen.
    • Improved the account selection user experience when the list of accounts is very long.
    • Information security: Selected Web Services calls between the server and the device may now be secured with SSL encryption.
  • Xerox EIP2: Added support to run on devices where the “JobLimits” feature is turned off.

 

Other Notes:

  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for 32-bit Novell OES platforms. Organizations running on 32-bit architecture will need to upgrade to 64-bit Novell OES Linux to run this release.
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for new installs or upgrade of the PaperCut MF server software on Mac OS 10.6 (Snow Leopard).
  • As per the End of Life announcement, this release discontinues support for new installs of the PaperCut MF embedded software on older Ricoh SDK 2.x devices.
  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
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