Equitrac releases updated version of print management solution

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Equitrac, a global provider of intelligent print management and cost recovery software, has announced the availability of Equitrac Express and Equitrac Office version 4.2. With this update, Equitrac strengthens its solution for education providers and commercial enterprises, such as financial services and healthcare organisations, who are looking to reduce document costs, increase document security, and eliminate waste through print management.

"The new version expands the tracking, security and management functionality of Equitrac Office," said Gaetan Spake, vice president of product management, Equitrac Corporation. "The new features also provide more precise tracking and reporting of print activity so that customers can get the most out of Equitrac's print management solutions."

New features enhance both the end-user's and the IT administrator's experiences with Equitrac products:

Printing and Print Tracking
Print Job re-queuing protects privacy, reduces waste and saves money by ensuring that jobs will only print while a user is signed into Equitrac. Thus, if a user releases multiple print jobs but they do not print due to a printer problem, the unprinted jobs are sent back to the secure queue when the user logs out. This avoids jobs being printed once the error clears but the user is no longer at the MFP.

 Batch print tracking streamlines workflows by enabling users to batch print a series of jobs and only be prompted for a billing code once.

 Equitrac's Follow-You Printing(r) now displays and releases print jobs held by an LRS (Levi, Ray and Shoup) VPSX PersonalQ print queue. Integration with LRS VPSX provides enterprise-wide, non-Windows print tracking, expanding the reach of Equitrac print management solutions in markets such as healthcare and financial services that print from UNIX-based and mainframe applications.

User and Device Reporting
 Equitrac has extended its reporting capabilities with reports based on user location, device location and custom device group. Users can now run both detailed and summary reports that can be organized by user, user location, account type, device type, device location, and/or custom group. Administrators can group their devices by any criteria they choose and report activity accordingly.

Integration and Management
New features simplify and enhance account synchronization with Active Directory and LDAP, including filtering, connection testing and flexible account type support.

 New server components and updates can be deployed across the enterprise without administrator intervention.

 Flexible configurations, improved tracking and costing, more efficient workflows, and increased billing capabilities are now available for additional embedded devices, including:

o Ricoh PCC4 Single Sign-On for EFI SendMe and IKON DocSend

o Kyocera Mita "release all" button

o Billing code fields and copy page size features for Konica Minolta and Oc devices

o Access to color copying can now be controlled by Windows group membership for Konica Minolta, Xerox, Kyocera Mita, Oce and Sharp devices

Specific to Equitrac Express, new features for education organizations include:

Offline campus card authentication keeps campuses working even when their campus card server is offline for scheduled or unscheduled maintenance. Equitrac's campus card caching permits users to continue to charge printing and copying to their campus card accounts up to a pre-set offline limit. Those offline charges are updated once the campus card server is back on line.

Administrators can now assign user balances and color quotas by Windows group, such as grade level or school

 Integration with ParentPay allows Equitrac to accept student campus card balances managed by ParentPay.

 Sagio value card users can now login to devices secured by an Equitrac end point and pay for the transaction either from the value card or an Equitrac account.

Equitrac Office or Equitrac Express users currently under a maintenance contract are eligible to upgrade at no cost.

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