Today’s multi-function devices (MFPs) and copiers are smarter. They have touch screens and the ability to run embedded software directly on the device itself. This new technology has allowed us to bring our popular print management software into the MFP space to track off-the-glass usage – copy, fax and scan.
For printing PaperCut authenticates and tracks print jobs at the server layer before they pass to the MFP. To track off-the-glass device usage such as copying usage the authentication and tracking step needs to be done on the device itself. Where possible this is accomplished using embedded software. The embedded software runs on the MFP and works with the PaperCut Server to bring the same experience offered with printing to direct device usage. Embedded solutions also offer other service such as the ability for users to self-associate a new swipe card with their account and check their account balance.