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PaperCut MF 14.3 (Build 29819)
Posted by Apposite Solution Limited on 21 October 2014 05:57 PM

New Features:

  • Simplified Guest Printing: Enable guests or visitors to print from their mobile device without setting up an account or accessing your organization's wi-fi network. Guest Printing utilizes PaperCut's Email to Print feature to provide a simple and convenient printing experience from any BYOD. Systems Administrators can configure guests or visitors to print with minimal or no assistance. More...
  • Global Print Driver: Implementing global and Find-Me print queues can cause challenges when deploying into a mixed fleet of brands. Finding a suitable driver is often a difficult trial-and-error exercise. PaperCut has helped to solve cross vendor printing with the PostScript Global Print Driver. Install this driver just like any standard Windows printer driver on a single global virtual queue to enable printing across multiple models and brands. More...

    PaperCut also provides adaptive PDL transforms to enable compatibility on other brands.

  • Accessibility: Sysadmins can set up a user/group to automatically release print jobs on devices by swiping a card. Ideal for people with limited vision or mobility who have difficulty navigating the print release screen. More...
  • Syncing Username aliases from AD/LDAP: In many organizations, users have more than one username. Alternate name/alias support has now been extended to automatically sync from an external user directory, such as Active Directory or LDAP with no manual overhead. More...
  • Fuji Xerox Embedded: PaperCut now has an embedded solution for many Fuji Xerox 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 under the Early Access Program.
  • Dell Embedded (AIP): Support for Dell C7756dn. This integration offers the full suite of PaperCut functionality including Find-me printing, account selection and zero stop control. This feature is currently offered under the Early Access Program.
  • HP OSA - S900 series: PaperCut is now integrated with the new HP OSA S900 series of devices. This integration offers the full suite of PaperCut functionality including Find-me printing, account selection and zero stop control.
  • Toshiba eraser RD30: To support Toshiba's Paper Reusing System, with the goal of reducing impact on the environment, PaperCut is now integrated with the new e-STUDIO RD30 eraser unit. It tracks pages erased across the organization and displays statistics on the Environmental and Admin dashboards.

Enhancements:

  • Installer:
    • The Windows installer and all Windows executables are now digitally signed by PaperCut.
  • Configuration Options:
    • Allow the admin and user web pages to be embedded in an external web page (i.e. in an iframe). For more information see here.
    • Hide the 'Release All'/'Cancel All' buttons from the web-based Release Station.
    • Auto-approve refunds requests from a group of users e.g. trusted users.
  • Device Licensing: Add or change devices in your print network at short notice, whether to increase print capacity or trial a new MFD brand.

    PaperCut MF now provides 7 day grace period, if you exceed your available device licenses. During this time, we recommend working with your reseller to determine the optimal number of licenses needed.

  • Find-Me printing:
    • Improved the speed of releasing Find-me print jobs when the application server or database is heavily loaded. This also ensures Find-me jobs are printed in the correct order.
  • Admin interface:
    • Shared Account Security page in the admin interface now displays the user's full name making it easier to identify users.
  • Reporting enhancements:
    • Added scan/fax/copy/print job overview to the executive summary report.
    • Added ability to filter print/scan/fax/copy breakdown reports by multiple job types.
    • User's secondary email addresses are now displayed in the User List report (CSV only).
    • Added printer group filter to the printer list and executive summary reports.
    • The shared account name is now displayed in the "Printer Configuration" report when allocating charges to a shared account.
  • SQL Server Database:
    • SQL Server database in Microsoft Azure is now supported.
  • Printer Scripting:
    • Extended the "inputs.user.balance" API to get the balance of a multiple personal account.
    • Scripts can now change their behavior based on printer language. For example, scripts could deny jobs in a particular language (e.g. PostScript).
  • User Client:
    • Quickly log in to the user web interface via a new right-click task tray menu item.
    • It's now possible to customize even more messages in the client interface window, e.g. changing 'username' to 'employee ID' in the login window.
    • New option to specify the default advanced account selection tab (All Accounts, Preferred List, Recent Selections).
  • Apple: Knowledge Base article for Apple Mac 10.10 (Yosemite), further enhancements coming soon.
  • Receipt Printer: New option to display tax on the acknowledgement receipt.
  • Copicode: Updated Copicode terminal firmware to version 1.3.8.

Fixes:

  • Email to Print:
    • Attachment file names containing non-ASCII characters can now be printed.
    • Jobs sent via email to a disabled printer are now rejected and the user is notified.
    • Email to Print jobs will continue to print if an SSL connection fails to the mail server due to a certification path error.
  • Google Cloud Print:
    • Improved Google Cloud Print support when running PaperCut in Microsoft Azure cloud.
  • SQL Server Database:
    • Fixed encryption/SSL connections with Microsoft SQL Server database.
  • Mac & Linux:
    • Mac/Linux installations now include an example user client template config file.
    • Print jobs redirected from a Linux print server to an LPR queue on a Windows print server can now be tracked.
    • Improved reliability of the detection of the system IP address on Mac.
  • Standard Release Station:
    • Fixed credit limit enforcement when charging to a selected shared account in "Release Any" mode.
  • Find-Me Printing:
    • When jobs are redirected to a grayscale printer, the job cost is recalculated correctly.
  • Admin Interface
    • Prevent Chrome browsers from auto-populating unwanted data in the User Details and Create Device pages.
  • User Tools
    • User Web Release: Only display accessible printers when releasing jobs from a virtual queue.
    • Fixed an interoperability issue with some Mac clients on IPv6 networks.
    • User Client: Popup menu is now displayed when right-clicked on the balance window.
    • When a group is removed from PaperCut, its Admin rights are also removed.
    • Web Print: MS PowerPoint presentations with the 'Mark as Final' flag can now be printed.
  • Notifications:
    • Fixed an issue that prevented notification emails being sent when a new user ID is generated. This problem would occur when using the email suffix option as opposed to explicit email addresses.
  • Card Number Converter:
    • Fixed an issue that prevented card self-association working when card number converters were enabled.
    • Card validation regular expressions now work in conjunction with card converters.
  • Print Archiving: Fixed a problem that could cause print archive image generation to consume 100% CPU.
  • Reports:
    • Fixed wrapping of larger numbers in the "Shared Account Printing - User Logs" PDF report.
    • Standard print charging model information is now displayed in the 'Printer Configuration' Report.
    • Standard charging default page cost is now displayed in the 'Printer List' Report.
  • Payment Gateways:
    • CyberSource SA: Addressed an issue that occurred with long usernames.
    • PayPal Payflow: If an order is cancelled, the user is returned back to the PaperCut end user screen.

Printer Compatibility Improvements:

  • Ricoh:
    • Further hardware page count support for Ricoh printers including IPSiO 6330 and C420.
    • Improved page count detection for Ricoh Universal PCL6 printer driver.
  • HP:
    • Improved page count detection on HP LaserJet P1606dn duplex jobs.
    • General improvements on new HP printers.
  • Konica Minolta:
    • On some new Konica Minolta models, addressed an issue that may have lead to inaccurate hardware page count validation.
    • Added better support for Hardware page count.
  • Xerox:
    • Improved page size detection for Xerox printers on Linux.
  • Epson:
    • Improved page size detection for the Epson Stylus Pro family when using the 'Finest Detail' setting.
  • Canon:
    • Added hardware page count validation support for Canon LBP9660C.
    • Improved copy count detection for some Canon Printers.
    • Improved color detection for Canon LBP7680C.
  • General:
    • Improved hardware page count validation messages in the print logs when printing color pages.

Copier / Device Integration:

    • Fuji Xerox Embedded: New embedded software to support ApeosPort and DocuCentre devices. Feature highlights:
      • Tracking of copy, scan and fax jobs.
      • A native, full screen user interface.
      • Ability to select and release individual jobs directly from the panel (Find Me Printing).
      • Account selection workflow with account keyword search.
      • Quota enforcement (jobs are stopped when users run out of credit - "zero-stop").
      • Client billing options such as job comments and invoicing.
    • HP (OSA): New embedded software to support HP's S900 series. Feature highlights:
      • Tracking of copy, scan and fax jobs.
      • A native, full screen user interface.
      • Ability to select and release individual jobs directly from the panel (Find Me Printing).
      • Account selection workflow with account keyword search.
      • Quota enforcement (jobs are stopped when users run out of credit - "zero-stop").
      • Client billing options such as job comments and invoicing.
    • Ricoh Onboard/Embedded (ESA) v28858*:New features:
      • Offline Mode:
        • An optional mode that allows the device to be used for copying and scanning during periods of network or system downtime.
        • Offline mode can be automatic (suitable for business environments) or semi-automatic via an unlock code (suitable for education).
      • For professional organizations using advanced client billing, invoicing and comments can now be set for copy, fax and scan jobs at the device panel.
      • Configuration options to:
        • Disable the swipe to log out feature.
        • Improve workflow by choosing which device function displays after logging in.
        • Hide the "Use Device Functions" button in print release.
        • Hide the "Print All" button in print release.
        • Hide printer error messages in print release.
      • Improved usability when tracking zero-cost copy/fax/scan jobs.
      • Added support for HID Omnikey 5427 and CIS MinyScan card readers.
      • Added detection of Architecture D and RA4 paper sizes.
      Fixes:
      • Improved detection of inactivity before automatic logout.
      • Reduced screen flicker when logging out via card swipe.
      • Fixed an intermittent issue where the device displays "Set Key Card" after a successful login.
      • An error is now displayed if unable to set the scan-to-me email address.
      • Improved copy jobs accounting for selected duplex jobs.
      • Improved timeout and logout behavior when using GlobalScan NX SSO.
      • Easier to set up scan-to-me, manual configuration is no longer required.
      • Correctly display printer error messages in print release.
  • Canon (MEAP) v29009*:
    • PaperCut's Canon MEAP solution supports more models. Refer to the full list of devices supported here.
  • HP (FutureSmart) v27089*:
    • Added an option to allow zero cost jobs to proceed for a restricted user with zero credit.
    • Improved the error message when a card number is rejected by the server because it doesn't meet card validation rules.
  • Konica Minolta (OpenAPI):
    • Users can now log in to 'PageScope Web Connection'.
    • Prevent simultaneous web login to the copier when the device is in use.
    • Improved OpenAPI 4 compatibility on 'Standard UI' devices.
  • Kyocera (HyPAS) v29160*: New features:
    • Offline mode now supports an unlock code (suitable for education).
    • A configurable timeout option to log users out of the print release screen.
    Fixes:
    • Default language values are restored if a user changes the setting during a login session.
    • The Copy icon no longer disappears in some cases on a number of late-model Kyocera devices.
    • In the event of server connection loss, user comments and invoicing selections are now saved.
  • Lexmark (LeSF)v29004*:
    • For professional organizations using advanced client billing, invoicing and comments can now be set for copy, fax and scan jobs at the device panel.
    • Added support for the HID OmniKey 5427 card reader.
  • Sharp (OSA):
    • Improved usability: error messages (such as Invalid Login) are now displayed on screen for a longer period of time
    • The Administrator 'Copy Device Settings' option will now copy across Sharp-specific device settings.
    • The intermittent "Exceeded Limit" error message on Sharp MX-3640N devices no longer occurs.
  • Samsung (XOA):Fixes:
    • When no override locale is specified, the device default is used.
    • Samsung's latest devices will now boot when the PaperCut Embedded application is disabled.
  • Toshiba/OKI Onboard (e-BRIDGE Open Platform):
    • Force a credit check of a user at login, to better manage fax usage.
    • Improved tracking of USB print jobs that were only partially completed due to insufficient funds.
    • The previously logged-in user's account selection list is no longer displayed in search results.
  • Xerox EIP2: This platform is no longer under Early Access Program and is generally available.
    • Added a configuration option to allow the Print Release app label text to be customized.
    • Improved handling of unexpected SNMP errors.
    • More settings specific to Xerox EIP2 are now copied when copying device settings between Xerox EIP2 devices.

Other Notes:

  • Devices marked with * require installing an updated version of the embedded software to access new features and fixes.