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PaperCut MF Version 18.1


Sometimes (just sometimes, we do not want to get spoilt) the development God’s smile down on us mortals and deliver (normally via Amazon’s CDN) a software update that changes the game. 18.1 is a release anyone, and everyone should be proud of, and we hope the talented @PaperCutDev team is pleased, any other software house would have slapped a major version number on it, but for PaperCut this is a minor point release. So, what is all the fuss about?

Scan to the Cloud

Scan to the Cloud

You asked for it, and you got it. Integrated Scanning now scans to cloud storage locations such as Google Drive, Dropbox and OneDrive personal (with more coming soon, including OneDrive Business via future updates). Cloud scanning is ideal for customers who want a total print management & image capture solution.

Any device that your customers have that supports Integrated Scanning, will scan to the cloud. To get up and running you will need 18.1 (get updating) and active Premium Upgrade Assurance (PUA).

 

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Azure AD user sync

Azure AD user sync

Our talented PS team have been installing PaperCut and syncing with Azure AD for a long time now. To encourage more people to use this option (and who does not have something in the “cloud”?) PaperCut have moved the option to sync with Azure AD into the Admin UI.

This is just the start of PaperCut’s cloud identity program, bringing vendor neutrality and customer choice to how organisations want to manage their users.


Supporting end-to-end encryption on the network

Supporting end-to-end encryption on the network

Good news everyone, winning those tenders just became a little easier. Every week a horde of print tenders cross our talented Pre-Sales team’s desks, and it is great to see organisations thinking about security from the onset in their requirements. 

PaperCut has always been transparent and security focused and is constantly testing and re-evaluating their platform. PaperCut MF provides a great number of security enhancements in 18.1 but the cream of the crop is end-to-end encryption over the network. 

What next?

  1. Set up a secure print queue using IPPS. Learn How
  2. Configure encryption of the print jobs. Learn How
  3. Confirm encryption is working with Wireshark (other tools are available). Learn How

 

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Support For HP Pro Devices

Support For HP Pro Devices

Yep, you read that correctly! PaperCut has worked closely with the team from HP to develop a Fast Release option for HP Pro devices. The solution offers print release via a card. There’s no user interface, just tap the card to the USB reader and it will release any jobs waiting.

The HP Pro Fast Release device license is low cost and can be easily implemented into a print tracking environment running PaperCut MF.

Remember, an easy way to remember HP compatibility is to look for the letter in front of the numbers. The “E” stands for Enterprise and PaperCut supports all Enterprise devices. The “P” is Professional and as of 18.1 PaperCut supports all LaserJet Pro, PageWide Pro and PageWide Managed Pro devices.

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GDPR is an opportunity, not a threat

GDPR is an opportunity, not a threat

Time is counting down until GDPR regulations take effect. In previous releases, PaperCut has made improvements to PaperCut MF to help organisations with GDPR compliance. In 18.1, they are further redacting job log details (if needed)

Don’t forget, 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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Production Printing, 3D Printing, Laser Cutting – track them all

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

And let’s not forget about Job Ticketing, Job Ticketing is a fantastic new feature released in 18.0. Job Ticketing allows you to track and control production printing, 3D printing, laser cutting, or any other service offered through these facilities. It doesn’t matter what type of device it is, they can all be managed.

18.1 brings further enhancements and tweaks to the UI and to the feature set. Want to learn more? Ask for a demo from our PS Team, they can get you set up in no time. PaperCut also created this handy video to step through how Job Ticketing connects to PaperCut MF.

PS. Be sure to check out Job Ticketing release notes on the reseller portal.

 

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Find Out More

Find Out More

If you would like training or simply have some questions about PaperCut MF 18.1, then get in touch with your Account Manager.

As always, the full release notes are below.

Get in touch today | sales@selectec.com

18.1.0 April 3rd, 2018

New Features:

  • Scan to Cloud Storage: PaperCut MF’s Integrated Scanning solution now provides a secure and effortless way to get documents to the cloud. A growing number of cloud storage providers, including Google Drive, DropBox (personal), OneDrive (Personal), OneDrive (Business – coming soon), are available in PaperCut MF. It’s secure and easy to set up, and seamlessly integrates with the overall PaperCut MF experience.
    Note: Scan to Cloud Storage is available on all Integrated Scanning-enabled devices. However, an active Premium Upgrade Assurance (PUA) subscription is required to use this feature.
  • End-to-end encryption of print jobs: PaperCut MF now supports end-to-end encryption of print jobs from the user’s computer to the printer. The link between the print server and printer can now be encrypted using IPPS, and an IPPS printer can be configured as a Find Me destination queue.
  • Azure AD user and group sync: Added support for Azure AD Secure LDAP as a new Sync Source option in the Options > User/Group Sync page, when Azure AD Domain Services is enabled.
  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+: PaperCut MF now supports Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+ Multifunction Devices (MFDs), offering a simplified setup that doesn’t require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new solution offers job tracking, secure print release, and Integrated Scanning, and is now the primary FX embedded solution for all Fuji Xerox ApeosPort-VI (or higher) devices.
  • HP Pro: PaperCut MF now supports HP Pro (Fast Release) devices, offering a simple setup that doesn’t require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new solution offers print tracking (except USB printing) and secure print release.

Enhancements:

  • GDPR print management, data privacy, and security compliance: To assist with Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation “Right to be Forgotten”:
    • The Privacy Option (“Remove document information from the Job Log after”) to redact potentially sensitive data elements from the Job Logs page, has been enhanced to redact additional attributes of the print jobs (file size, user client details, comments, watermarks, and digital signature). Additionally, the timestamp can also be redacted.
    • The server command “permanently-redact-user-data” has been enhanced to redact the file size, user client details, comments, watermarks, and digital signature of print jobs from the Job Logs page.
  • Job Ticketing:
    • The following enhancements have been made to the Application Server:
      • Added a new config key to customize the name of the Print Rooms / FabLabs tab in the User web interface (user.job-ticketing.override-button-display-name).
      • The System Health interface now includes endpoints to monitor the status of Job Ticketing.
    • For more information about changes to Job Ticketing, see the Job Ticketing release notes.
    • Note: If you want to know more, check out Job Ticketing.
  • Global Print Driver (version 100.1.0): The driver’s page output order is now “front to back”. **
  • PaperCut MF User web interface: The temporary option to revert to the pre-17.2 User web interface branding is no longer available.
  • PaperCut Views: PaperCut Views and PaperCut MF can now be installed on the same server.
  • Security:
    • When a print server is detected as being offline, the following now occurs:
      • held print jobs (pending release) are now hidden by default until the print server is back online, to prevent them from being automatically released after the outage.
      • print jobs queued for printing (released) are placed back on hold by default, to prevent them from being automatically printed when the print server comes back online.
    • The command line option “CreateSSLKeystore” now has the option to generate and import self-signed certificates that have custom keystore and keystore key passwords.
    • Continuing enhancements to security improvements on the PaperCut MF Admin and User web interfaces, including cookie security and library dependencies, to reduce vulnerability to emerging scripting attacks.

Fixes:

  • User web interface: Internet Explorer 11 in compatibility mode is now forced into a higher document standard to ensure pages are rendered correctly.
  • Fixed an issue to ensure that Low Balance email notifications are triggered for copy and scan jobs.
  • Web Print: Fixed an issue that displayed a JavaScript error in the browser’s console when clicking the file “drop zone” in the User web interface.
  • Reports: Fixed an issue to ensure that access to the “User printing – summary” report (Users), the “Group print summary” report (Groups), and the “Account print summary” report (Accounts), is restricted to PaperCut MF Administrators with “Access reports section” enabled (Options > Admin Rights).
  • Site Servers: Fixed an issue that incorrectly caused Site Servers to intermittently switch between online and offline modes.
  • macOS and Linux: Fixed an issue that caused the Print Provider to log to old rotated log files.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+:
    • PaperCut MF now supports Fuji Xerox ApeosPort VI+ Multifunction Devices (MFDs), offering a simplified setup that doesn’t require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new solution offers job tracking, secure print release, and Integrated Scanning, and is now the primary FX embedded solution for all Fuji Xerox ApeosPort-VI (or higher) devices.
  • HP Pro:
    • PaperCut MF now supports HP Pro (Fast Release) devices, offering a simple setup that doesn’t require manual deployment of the embedded solution on the device. This new solution offers print tracking (except USB printing) and secure print release.
  • HP (OXP Printer Only):
    • Added support for tracking and controlling USB print jobs.
    • Added support for Shared Account selection, including the ability to add comments to invoices of Shared Accounts.
    • Added a config key to customize the maximum number of Shared Accounts displayed (ext-device.hp-oxpd.account-list.limit).
    • Added support for the Securakey ET4-AUS-D card reader.
    • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Account Confirmation screen that incorrectly cut off character descenders.
  • HP (OXP):
    • Simplified the layout of the PaperCut MF Account Selection screens on the device.
    • Added a config key to customize the maximum number of Shared Accounts displayed (ext-device.hp-oxpd.account-list.limit).
    • Added support for the Securakey ET4-AUS-D card reader.
    • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Account Confirmation screen that incorrectly cut off character descenders.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • V3.x and below: Fixed an issue introduced in 17.3 that could cause the PaperCut MF Home icon and the PaperCut MF Print Release icon to become unavailable when SSL was enabled.
  • Ricoh (SDK/J) version 6.0.4*:
    • Added support for the Bio-Buddy biometric reader.
  • Toshiba (e-Bridge Open Platform V3+):
    • Simplified the layout of the PaperCut MF Account Selection screens on the device.
    • Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Account Confirmation screen that incorrectly cut off character descenders.
    • Added a config key to allow or prevent searchable PDFs from being created when using PaperCut MF’s Integrated Scanning, based on the device’s OCR capabilities (ext-device.toshiba.disable-ocr).
    • Fixed an issue that incorrectly displayed an error when a user with relevant permissions attempted to release a print job of another user (since 17.4.4).
  • Xerox (EIP):
    • 1.5+: Simplified the layout of the PaperCut MF Account Selection screens on the device.
    • 3.0: Fixed an issue on the PaperCut MF Account Confirmation screen that incorrectly cut off character descenders.
    • 3.0+: VersaLink and AltaLink devices: Fixed an issue that caused some high resolution Integrated Scanning jobs to fail.
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