PaperCut MF 15.0
PaperCut MF 15.0
Tuesday saw the release of the long-awaited PaperCut MF 15.0 and the introduction of the resiliency feature “Site Servers”. You can explain this feature a lot of different ways, but the best we have heard is to imagine two sets of Christmas lights an old set and a new set.
Without the resilient site server feature, the “old” set of lights would all go out when a when a bulb is removed. However, with the fantastic new site server feature, the “new” set of lights keep working when a bulb is removed. This means the “new” lights are resilient to a bulb failing, and the rest of the lights will continue to work.
This is a huge developmental step of this fantastic product, stated as being the single biggest development project ever at PaperCut. We have included the main links below for you to fill your boots with information on V15 and the new resilient site server feature.
A new look!
Notice the brilliant new branding as well, PaperCut has excelled once again with a new and fresh look of its logo and marketing resources.
Easy Transition from NG to MF
With PaperCut 15.0 it’s easier than ever for customers to upgrade from NG to MF, simply run the MF installer over the top of the current NG install.
Links for further info:
Check out the blog for the “Making of the site server” story and the full details on v15.
24 February 2015 - PaperCut MF 15.0 (Build 31930)
- New Optional Component – Site Server: Customers with multi-site deployments often consider printing redundancy and resilience as a high priority. In the event of network outages, print queues andMFDs can now utilize a Site Server to deliver business continuity including support for Print Release and Find-Me Printing. All this can be achieved without losing the benefits of central administration. The Site Server is the first major server component added to PaperCut since secondary print server support in 2006. It is the culmination of 6 months development and system re-architecture. Not just intended for multi-site organisations, the Site Server also can be used to add redundancy in private cloud setups or isolate areas of a local network to improve resilience.
- A New Look: Not technically new functionality, but customers will notice something a little different! Changes to the logo and PaperCut ‘green’ touch every part of the product.
- PaperCut’s Global Print Driver now supports deployment to 32-bit workstations from 64-bit servers.
- Simplified the conversion to PaperCut MF from PaperCut NG. The installer now automatically upgrades and imports all your data and settings.
- Scalability improvements:
- Performance improvements for sites running a very large number of secondary print servers.
- Reduced the load the desktop clients have on the server when the PaperCut Server is re-started.
- When performing a delegated print release, the original owner’s username is now visible.
- User PINs are stored in the database in encrypted form.
- Changes to the network API used by the user client to minimize information leaks.
- Added the ability to restrict an admin’s access to assigned printer groups (including printers and print logs). This enhances support for multi-tenancy.
- Novell iPrint: If the PaperCut Print Provider is installed on a workstation, it is now able to determine which queues on the workstation are direct queues (and track them), and which queues are iPrint server-hosted queues (and ignore them).
- RBS WorldPay Payment Gateway: It is now possible to specify a merchant code to uniquely identify PaperCut transactions.
- Advanced PDL transform: Added an “inline copies” command to PDL transform language to create a multiple-copies effect.
- Added support to disable SSO for mobile users without affecting desktop users.
- When using the SSO confirmation page, users now have an option to change the detected language.
- Quick find has been enhanced to search for printers by Alternate ID.
Printer Compatibility Improvements:
- In print jobs with multiple page sizes, PaperCut will now report the largest page size. Earlier versions of PaperCut reported the last page size set.
- Improved Riso page analysis.
- No longer charge for “print later” jobs.
- Improve paper size detection.
- Now handle a wider range of printer models.
- HP: Improved grayscale detection for HP PostScript printer driver.
- Made duplex settings for Google Cloud Print jobs more reliable when printing to Kyocera printers on Windows print servers.
- Improved page-level colour detection for Kyocera PostScript printers.
- Fuji Xerox:
- Improved grayscale conversion filter for FX ApeosPort PCL6 printer drivers.
- Improved page size detection on FX PostScript printers.
- Improved page counting for 2-up printing on Japanese DocuColor and DocuPrint PostScript printers.
- Improvements to grayscale and duplex conversion filters for Canon PCL6 print drivers.
- Improved page counting for Canon LBP 9520.
- Improved grayscale conversion filter for Canon PCL6 printer drivers.
- Epson: Improved page size detection for Epson LP range of printers.
- OKI: Fixed grayscale conversion filter issue on OKI PCL5 that resulted in garbled characters to appear.
- Toshiba: Improved Hardware Page Count validation for Toshiba devices where jobs are suspended (not failed).
- Novell iPrint: Ignore the temporary “iPrintUpload” printers created by the iPrint Windows client.
Copier / Device Integration:
- Canon (MEAP): Canon Embedded – PaperCut for Canon application is now available in the Americas.
- Fuji Xerox (AIP) / Dell (AIP):
- Added support for the RFIDeas pcProxy Playback card reader (RDR-7585AKU).
- Fixed an issue with MagTek readers reading multiple tracks resulting in login errors.
- Scalability improvements to the performance of the Application Server when hosting Fuji Xerox devices.
- HP (FutureSmart) Onboard/Embedded: HP Common card reader (CZ208A) is now supported.
- Ricoh Onboard/Embedded (ESA) v28858: RFIDeas pcProxy Playback card reader (RDR-7585AKU) is now supported.
- Samsung Extensible Open Architecture (XOA) v30873*:
- Fixed a display issue with the “Held Jobs” icon on later model devices.
- PaperCut will now use the device’s default locale where an override has not been provided.
- Fixed an issue where “Automatically release user’s jobs upon login” caused a device lock up.
- Sharp (OSA):
- Fixed a problem that prevented the “special characters” keyboard being available when entering passwords.
- Improved display of non-ASCII characters on the device display.
- A security improvement to prevent users from bypassing charging.
- Toshiba (e-BRIDGE Open Platform): Document name in print release page can now be truncated to a customizable length.
- Xerox (EIP 1.0+ and EIP 2.0+): User balance no longer includes overdraft when displayed at login.
- Linux distributions (e.g. RHEL 5, Debian 5, Ubuntu 9, SLES 10) as Application Servers are now in the end-of-life phase. Please see the End-of-Life policy.
- Mac OS X 10.7 servers are now in the end-of-life phase. Please see the End-of-Life policy.
- This release is not compatible with earlier versions of the Payment Gateway module. Customers using a Payment Gateway must upgrade to the latest version.
- This release does contain a database upgrade.
- Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.