New Control Panel Application brings Secure Release Printing to Sharp MFPs
ST. GEORGE, UT, October 25, 2019 – PrinterLogic, the global leader in Serverless Printing Infrastructure (SPI), today announced it’s Control Panel Application (CPA) for Sharp OSA® multifunction printers (MFPs). The new CPA, developed by PrinterLogic with technical guidance from Sharp, delivers several convenient options for seeing and releasing secure print jobs on Sharp MFPs. Once installed, the CPA provides an intuitive touchscreen interface on the printer for users who need to prove their identity in order to securely retrieve their print jobs.
“This is the first time we’ve offered CPA support for Sharp on any platform and it’s a game changer because it opens doors for a stronger partnership and marketing synergy between PrinterLogic and Sharp as well as its partners,” said Noel O’Dwyer, Vice President of Strategic Alliances at PrinterLogic. “Our research indicates one-fifth of our customers use Sharp printers, and most employ several different brands. This CPA provides a greater degree of security and savings on print costs while also providing a number of environmental benefits.”
This is PrinterLogic’s second in a series of next-generation CPAs. The first was introduced in July 2019. The Gen 2 architecture provides a faster, more responsive console, improved printing speed, better CPA management tools for administrators and a uniform user interface across a mixed fleet of printers.
The new Sharp CPA together with PrinterLogic’s secure release printing now includes the following capabilities:
- Variety of authentication options. Users can swipe their ID badge, enter their employee login credentials, or enter a UserID/PIN. They can even use a smartphone app to release print jobs when PrinterLogic’s SaaS solution.
- Dual-factor authentication. Provides an extra measure of security for organizations such as government, financial, medical, or legal, or any industry and where the risks of confidential disclosure are especially high. Users swipe their badge and enter a PIN to authenticate.
- Single sign-on support. The new CPA can function as an SSO “provider” and SSO “listener.” It can serve as the initial sign-on interface for the printer so that subsequent applications on the printer are auto-authenticated. Or, if the user signs in using another app first, the CPA will skip authentication, and users go directly to a presentation of available print jobs.
- Copy and scan tracking and reporting. This is a new feature offered alongside the CPA. Printers can be configured to keep track of copies and scans made by a user or workgroup. Reports can be automatically routed to an email address or pulled on-demand.
Sharp CPA support is available with PrinterLogic’s SaaS or Web Stack solutions. For more information visit, www.printerlogic.com.
PrinterLogic helps IT professionals eliminate all print servers and deliver a highly available serverless printing infrastructure. With PrinterLogic’s centrally managed direct IP printing platform, customers empower their end users with mobile printing, secure release printing, and many advanced features that legacy print management applications can’t provide. The company has been included multiple times on the Inc. 500 and Deloitte Fast 500 lists of fastest growing companies in North America.
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