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PaperCut MF Version 18.0


What a way to start the year, v18 of PaperCut rolled out the doors to thunderous applause.

V18 has plenty to get excited about, and we look forward to talking to our partners about what is under the hood. The big-ticket item with this release (ba dum tss) is Job Ticketing! You also have access to an all new embedded application built for HP OXP devices and latest security updates to help with GDPR compliance (not long now folks). All of this, plus the normal plethora of fixes, enhancements and tiny changes under the hood, designed to make life better. The talented team from @PaperCutDev have knocked it out the park again.

Let’s get started.

Production Printing, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting – track them all

Production Printing, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting – track them all

Job ticketing is a game changer for PaperCut MF. Job ticketing connects in-house print rooms and 3D fabrication labs (FabLabs) to users of PaperCut MF. For the first time, organisations can track and control printing from production printers, 3D printers and even CNC laser cutting machines via the PaperCut UI.

Users in PaperCut MF can submit a job through the End-User Web Interface. Print room and FabLab operators can track a job from submission, through to it being delivered back to the customer. The workflow process can be customised to suit their individual organisation needs. As these rooms and labs are connected to PaperCut MF, charging for jobs is easy. Operators can choose to charge a user at any point along the workflow, straight back to their personal account or to a designated shared account.

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Support For HP OXP Devices

Support For HP OXP Devices

Building on top of the new HP OXP application for printers released in 17.4, the new HP OXP application is the latest multifunction device application to be supported. This full web-service based application can be deployed remotely. It enables secure Find-Me printing, as well as full tracking and control of all user device activity: printing, copying, scanning (with Integrated Scanning for OXP in development) and faxing, plus print from and scan to USB drives.

Now OXP is available the HP Device types have been renamed for installing and ordering

  • HP (FutureSmart) is now HP FutureSmart (Legacy)
  • HP (FutureSmart 4+) is now HP OXP
  • HP (FutureSmart 4+) Print Only is now HP OXP (Printer Only)

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The Latest GDPR And Security Updates

The Latest GDPR And Security Updates

In the 18.0 release, PaperCut MF continues to make real changes to assist with GDPR compliance. There’s now an option to automatically remove document names and archives from job logs after any amount of time. This allows an organisation to keep traceability and accountability of printed documents through features like Print Archiving and Digital Signatures, and still easily comply with “Right to be Forgotten” privacy regulations.

 

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Toshiba V3 Update

Toshiba V3 Update

You wanted it, you got it. Toshiba v3 devices now support custom messages on the login screen, enjoy!

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Find Out More

If you would like training or simply have some questions about PaperCut MF then get in touch with your Account Manager.

Get in touch today | sales@selectec.com

As always, full release notes are below. Download, install, enjoy.

13 February 2018 – PaperCut MF 18.0.2

New Features:

  • Job Ticketing is a new web-based order submission and workflow tool connecting PaperCut MF to in-house print rooms and 3D fabrication labs. Completely integrated into PaperCut MF, this tool not only tracks but also allows full workflow control of services, including:
    • Production printing
    • 3D printing
    • Laser cutting
    • CNC machining

    Using this tool, products and options are pre-configured, allowing users to easily submit an order online. These orders are then not only tracked and managed, but the progress and status of the job is also communicated to the user.

  • HP OXP: PaperCut MF now supports HP FutureSmart 4+ Multifunction Devices (MFDs), offering a simplified setup. This new “HP OXP” solution offers job tracking and secure print release and is now the primary HP embedded solution. For more information, see the Copier / Device Integration section for HP OXP.

Enhancements:

  • GDPR print management, data privacy and security compliance: To comply with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation “Right to be Forgotten”:
    • a new Privacy Option has been added to configure the time period after which potentially sensitive data elements of print jobs are permanently redacted from the Job Logs page. This includes Document Names of print jobs and thumbnail previews and spool files of archived print jobs.
    • the server command permanently-redact-user-data has been enhanced to redact the Document Names of cancelled or expired print jobs on the Job Logs page.
  • Security: When a print server is detected as being offline, all its held print jobs (pending release) can now be hidden, to prevent them from being released during the outage. For more information about this feature and how to enable it, contact PaperCut Support.
  • Linux and macOS (CUPS): Added more options to the configure-cups script when run from the terminal (list all available printers, add or remove individual printers).**

Fixes:

  • Google Cloud Print: Fixed an issue on the Application Log page that displayed an incorrect line of text (!GoogleCloudPrintManager.printer-unpublished!), instead of the relevant message.
  • HP drivers: Fixed an issue with some drivers that caused duplex print jobs to be detected as simplex (since 17.4.3).**
  • Fuji Xerox PostScript drivers: Fixed an issue with some drivers that caused an incorrect page count when multiple pages were printed on a single sheet of paper (n-up printing).**
  • PostScript drivers: Fixed an issue in the print-provider.log file that sometimes incorrectly logged an “Unsupported image compression” error.**
  • Fixed an issue that caused some discrepancies in the Environmental Dashboard’s “Usage This Month” graph when including December 2017 Job Logs that were edited in January 2018.
  • Site Servers: Fixed an issue that caused Site Servers with low system resources or running many embedded devices to frequently switch to offline mode even when the connection to the Application Server was available.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Canon (MEAP) version 1.4.0*:
    • Added an “Admin Login” button on the PaperCut MF Login screen to enable SysAdmins to log in to the device even when the device is disconnected from the PaperCut MF Application Server.
    • Added a config key to suppress the display of the PaperCut MF Print Release screen when there are no held print jobs (ext-device.canon.skip-release-screen-when-no-jobs).
    • Fixed an issue where Zero Stop failed to stop a restricted user with a zero or a negative balance from starting a new copy job.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented PaperCut MF from being able to detect some USB card readers and keyboards.
    • Added support for Canon MEAP v5.2 firmware.
    • Added support for Tiffany Blue devices (C356 and C256).
    • Improved Russian translation coverage.
  • HP OXP:
    • PaperCut MF now supports HP FutureSmart 4+ Multifunction Devices (MFDs), offering a simplified setup that doesn’t require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new “HP OXP” solution offers job tracking and secure print release and is now the primary HP embedded solution. Integrated Scanning support will be added to this solution in a future release.
  • HP (FutureSmart 4+) Print Only:
    • The device type “HP (FutureSmart 4+) Print Only” has been renamed “HP OXP (Printer Only)” on the Devices > Create Device page. The order system has been updated to reflect this.
    • Added support for Elatec TWN3 HID Prox, Elatec TWN3 iCLASS, Elatec TWN3 Mifare, and Elatec TWN4 Mifare, CZ208A, CE931A, and CE983A HP proximity card readers.
    • Added a config key to enable granular control of device functions that users are permitted to access (ext-device.hp-oxpd.permission.whitelist).
  • HP (FutureSmart) version 1.2.1*:
    • The device type “HP (FutureSmart)” has been renamed “HP FutureSmart (Legacy)” on the Devices > Create Device page. The order system has been updated to reflect this.
    • Fixed an issue on devices running some versions of the HP FutureSmart 4 firmware that caused the device to become unstable when swiping to log in while simultaneously clicking on screen icons.
  • HP (OSA):
    • Added a “Refresh” button on the Print Release screen when there are no held print jobs awaiting print release.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) version 2.1.1*:
    • When “Track & control scanning” is not enabled for the device, the Integrated Scanning workflow is now shortened and bypasses the account selection screens.
    • Fixed an issue when using Integrated Scanning that prematurely displayed the screen with the “Scan more” and “Send” options, before all the pages in the document feeder had been scanned.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Added a “Refresh” button on the Print Release screen when there are no held print jobs awaiting print release.
  • Toshiba eConnect:
    • Added a “Refresh” button on the Print Release screen when there are no held print jobs awaiting print release.
  • Toshiba (MDS):
    • Added a config key to customize the login message on the PaperCut MF Login screen (ext-device.toshiba.login-instruction).
    • Shortened the French translations of button labels on the PaperCut MF Home screen to enable them to be positioned correctly.
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • Fixed an issue when attempting to log out that sometimes displayed an error message.
    • EIP 1.5+ devices with First Generation Browsers (For example, WorkCenter 5325):
      • Fixed an issue that displayed an error message “No Shared Account Selected” even after a shared account was selected.
      • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Print Release screen that either did not display the user’s held print jobs or when displayed, did not allow the user to select any held print jobs.
      • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Select Account screen that either did not display any shared accounts that the user had access to or when displayed, did not allow the user to select any shared account.

Other Notes:

  • If you are running v17.2.1 or later, there is NO database upgrade.
  • Fixes and enhancements marked with ** require a Print Provider upgrade.
  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.
  • The PaperCut MF End User License Agreement (EULA) indemnification clause 11.1 has been updated.
PaperCut MF Version 18.0
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