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PaperCut MF 14.2 (Build 27858)
Posted by Apposite Solution Limited on 19 June 2014 05:54 PM

New features:

  • Central Reports: Many customers deploy PaperCut in a distributed scenarios across geographically dispersed sites. The PaperCut Central Reports feature can be configured to generate aggregated data from multiple, distributed application Servers/Sites. Now formally out of the Early Access Program, Central Reports has been enhanced to allow reports to be created even if a remote site is not accessible. More...
  • Email to Print:
    • Added support for Microsoft Office Documents.
    • Added support for IMAP mail server connections (in addition to POP3).
  • Automatic User ID Number Generation: Some sites require users to have ID numbers to login to copiers or release stations. PaperCut can now automatically generate user ID numbers for new users -- or users with blank ID number records -- and email the user their login details immediately. This feature eliminates the user ID management overhead for system administrators.
  • Admin Rights Across Multiple Groups: Admin rights can now be assigned to administrators -- either individually or in groups -- across multiple user groups at one time. For example, the Admin team can be granted access to both "Students" and "Teachers". This simplifies administration and improves security.
  • Canon Embedded Integration (Currently available in the UK): PaperCut is now integrated with Canon MFP devices. This integration offers the full suite of PaperCut functionality including Find-me printing, account selection and zero stop control. This feature is currently offered in the UK and is managed under the Early Access Program
  • RISO Embedded Integration: RISO devices can now integrate with PaperCut to track copy and scan from high volume ComColor devices. This feature is currently managed under the Early Access Program.

Enhancements:

  • The Application Server is now more resilient to restart events such as accidental outages or planned server upgrades. In the event that the Application Server is re-started, or failed over to a new VM instance, all user entered information (e.g. using account selection popups) is retained. For example, jobs that were previously authenticated will not need to be re-authenticated.
  • The Admin interface now offers enhanced search capability - particularly useful for installations with thousands of printers or user groups.
  • User Client Enhancements:
    • The Mac User Client now resides in the menu bar as a "menulet" and no longer lives in the Dock, conforming more closely to OS X user interface guidelines.
    • Added support for non Latin characters in the User Client configuration property file.
    • Added the option to customize the text displayed in the account selection popup.
  • This release improves the printer load balancing behavior when using hold release queues. Now a batch of jobs released by one user will be sent to a single device, rather than distributed across multiple printers.
  • Added the ability for users belonging to the group "guest" to use SSO with Windows Integrated Authentication.
  • Reports enhancements:
    • Log reports now have a new filter option to allow filtering by print method: Google Cloud Print, Web Print and Email to Print.
    • The "Printer usage - summary" CSV report has two new fields: Printer Adhoc fields and Serial Number.
  • A new payment gateway, CyberSource Secure Acceptance (SA), has been added.
    Note: The existing CyberSource Hosted Order Page (HOP) gateway has been obsoleted by Cybersource. To upgrade to CyberSource SA contact PaperCut Support.
  • A user's secondary email address(es) can now be set and retrieved via either the API or the server-command tool.
  • Added a global (organization-wide) page for the environmental dashboard to complement the per-user page. In addition, organizations not wishing to publish per-user environmental stats can disable the per-user page and live tiles and have the global page and tiles shown instead.

Fixes:

  • Fixed a slow memory leak in the Print Provider (since 13.5), that may be observed on print servers with long uptimes.
  • Improved account selection performance when using a large number of Shared Accounts with SQL Server.
  • The mobile client and mobile release apps will now work through proxy servers. (See the KB article for more information.)
  • Oracle fixes:
    • Fixed an issue where user information could not be updated by bulk user operations when applied to a list of users.
    • Fixed an issue where shared account quota allocation could not be applied to parent accounts
  • Fixed some rare cases where Google Cloud Print would stop processing jobs.
  • Improved speed of client popup if a workstation's IP address changes.
  • If SSO is configured to have a logout URL, the user will now be returned to that URL when the user session times out.
  • Improved the performance of loading the admin dashboard printer status when there are many thousands of printers.
  • Fixed an issue in specific scenarios where user cards were not self associating at Release Stations.
  • The silent install option of the Windows server installer will no longer display a warning if the version is not recent.
  • Fixed an issue with the Web Cashier Orders report where the cashier name was displayed in the wrong column when making a deposit.
  • Fixed the Moneris payment gateway to introduce a new configurable URL for verifying a transaction.
  • Addressed occasional HTTPS connection issues seen on some systems (since 14.0).
  • Fixed an error when accessing the printer cost pages with Windows Locale set to "English (Caribbean)".
  • Improved Payment Gateway in "On demand transfer mode" to check for sufficient/available credit when jobs are released when using the "Print All" button.

Printer compatibility improvements:

  • Speed up Hardware Page Count Validation for Toshiba 2550C.
  • Improved page level color detection heuristic on Riso GDI printer.
  • Improved page size detection for KONICA MINOLTA PCL6 printers.
  • Simplify forced grayscale and duplex on Novell by modifying original spool file.
  • Fixed color image drop-outs seen when applying grayscale filter to Ricoh PCL printer drivers. As of this release, PaperCut will not attempt to apply grayscale filtering to Ricoh PCL.
  • Improved page counting for booklets printed on Xerox PostScript printers.
  • Improved page level color detection for Canon PostScript printer drivers.
  • Fixed duplex detection for EPSON PM 3700C.
  • Improved Hardware Page Count Validation on color Toshiba devices.
  • Improved page sized detection for HP Designjet T120.
  • Fixed a copy count detection for OCE 9300.
  • Added more toner support for Ricoh and Brother.
  • Fixed page counting for printing with Center Fold option on Konica Minolta Bizhub PostScript printer drivers.
  • Improved page counting for duplex prints on Canon PCL6.
  • Improved number of copies detection for HPLaserJet Pro CP1025 NW.
  • Improved page counting for multi-copy jobs on Canon PCL6 printer drivers.

Copier / Device Integration:

  • Canon Embedded (MEAP) v26781:
    A new Canon embedded solution for Generation 2 MEAP devices. 
    This new solution includes:
    • Tracking of copy, scan and fax jobs.
    • A native, fullscreen user interface.
    • Ability to select and release individual jobs directly from the panel (Find Me Printing).
    • Account selection workflow with account keyword search.
    • Client billing options such as job comments and invoicing.
    • Quota enforcement (jobs are stopped when users run out of credit - "zero-stop").
  • Konica Minolta Onboard (OpenAPI):
    • Automatic set up SSL certificates on a wider range of devices (Europe/Australia).
    • Added configuration options to set the hide back/logout buttons.
    • Fixed an intermittent login issue that may occur when user login and logout in quick succession.
    • Fixed a freeze issue that may occur on new Konica Minolta models C3350/C3850/C4750 when exiting the print release screen.
    • Fixed an issue that may have prevented printing from Fiery RIPs.
  • Kyocera Embedded (HyPAS) v27670*:
    • An optional offline mode allows the device to be used for copying and scanning even when the Application Server is down or unavailable.
    • Shared account billing options such as job comments and invoicing are now available at the panel.
    • Fixed an intermittent "404" error displayed after device wakes from sleep.
    • Fixed small screen layout problems.
    • Fixed non-english translation issues on account selection screen.
    • Fixed incorrect print times displayed on Print Release screen seen when the device time zone did not match the server.
  • Brother (BSI): Added an option to display account confirmation before the job is sent.
  • Samsung Extensible Open Architecture (XOA) v27377*:
    • User interface performance enhancements.
    • Shared account billing options such as job comments and invoicing are now available at the panel.
    • Fixed an issue that was preventing users with low but nonzero balance from copying.
    • Fixed loading of custom footers under some circumstances.
    • The user may now swipe to logout from the 'Held Jobs' application.
  • Toshiba/OKI Onboard(e-BRIDGE Open Platform) - SDK2 devices:
    • Fixed an issue where copy jobs were not being tracked after the hard drive was formatted (or firmware upgraded).
    • Fixed an issue that sometimes prevented a specific shared account from being selected.
    • Fixed a color detection issue when the device is in "AutoColor" mode.
  • HP FutureSmart Onboard/Embedded: Resolved print release time outs occurring on the device when managing 120+ held jobs.
  • Xerox EIP2:
    • When refreshing the print release screen, the previously selected job is now cleared.
    • Added a config option to remove the account selection icon.
    • Ensure the device configuration is updated when the server IP address is changed.
    • Added a config option to disable "Swipe to logout".
    • Fixed an intermittent issue where username/password login may have been incorrectly rejected.
  • Sharp Onboard (OSA):
    • Improved reliability of logging USB print jobs.
    • Ensure that the correct username is logged against print jobs held by Sharp's print store feature.
  • Ricoh: Added support for card based authentication using the Inepro Omni card reader.

Other Notes:

  • This release does not contain a database upgrade.