Pharos Systems International, the leading provider of print management and optimization software and services, has announced the launch of the Pharos iMFP solution for Xerox Corporation’s Extensible Interface Platform (EIP), an open development platform for Xerox multifunction printers (MFPs), such as the ColorQube™ 9200 Series. The solution provides authentication, print/copy accounting, print release, and printing security and is available integrated with Pharos Blueprint® Enterprise or Pharos Uniprint® software.
With the Pharos iMFP solution, users can swipe their ID card at the MFP to provide authentication and choose the function they would like to use. The MFP’s customized user interface displays all jobs submitted over a period of time, and users can select the ones they need to print. Printing and copying costs can be deducted from the user’s personal account or charged to a budget center.
The iMFP solution enables organizations to secure their devices from unauthorized use, track print and copy activity, recover output costs, and support sustainability initiatives by reducing unnecessary printing. End users benefit from the convenience of being able to walk up to any iMFP-enabled device in the organization and release their print jobs. Confidential documents are protected because no job is printed until its owner is physically present at the device and provides authentication to print.
The Pharos iMFP solution has passed the compatibility testing offered by the Xerox Business Innovation Partner Program. Visit Pharos Web site to see a list of the currently supported Xerox MFP models.
This article was originally posted on Buyer’s Laboratory.