Device security is preserved as a user has to be physically at a machine to authenticate before accessing the machine functions, or their personal secure print queue. To release print jobs, users simply swipe their company proximity card or enter a PIN code on the screen of the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE.
With uniFLOW Online, users are able to print confidential documents securely. All print jobs stay in a user’s personal secure print queue until the user authenticates at an imageRUNNER ADVANCE system, and releases them. Print jobs follow users from device to device allowing the release of print jobs at an imageRUNNER ADVANCE of their choice. Users can also alter finishing options directly at the imageRUNNER ADVANCE before printing.
Regardless of location, users can use their smartphones or tablets to print documents securely. All submitted jobs appear in a user’s secure print queue, and are accounted for, charged, and managed correctly.
uniFLOW Online allows administrators to track their organization’s print, copy, fax, and scan costs enabling the allocation of costs to a user or department. The uniFLOW Online dashboard displays information regarding the organization’s environmental impact, e.g. pages printed, number of trees used, greenhouse gases emitted, water wastage, and solid impact. In addition, different reports can be created to give detailed user, device, and sampling summaries.
Using uniFLOW Online’s innovative technology, there is no requirement for a local server. Secure jobs, and related information, are stored locally on the client’s Windows® PC, or a supporting Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE. Print jobs can also be released even when there is no connection available to uniFLOW Online.
Cloud services can transform how today’s businesses work, optimizing processes while reducing capital spending. And, cloud computing allows businesses to reassess how their products are designed and manufactured, and review how their customers purchase products, and how processes and markets work. uniFLOW Online can provide the answer to today’s challenges for organizations to reduce IT overheads, improve productivity, and enhance security by offering a cloud-based secure print solution.
uniFLOW Online has been developed from the ground-up to leverage the benefits of the Microsoft® Azure™ cloud platform, providing superior enterprise platform security, scalability, and resilience for small- to medium-size businesses.
- One single print queue. The uniFLOW Universal Driver provides a single print queue that users can print their jobs to, regardless of the printer model being used. Print jobs are encrypted and compressed as they are sent directly from the client PC to the printer.
- Local processing of print jobs. It’s an innovation in enterprise printing. Installed directly on the PC, the uniFLOW SmartClient processes the user’s print jobs, and keeps them safe until they are released.
- Control device authentication. Universal Login Manager is installed directly on the Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE, and communicates directly with uniFLOW Online and the uniFLOW SmartClient. It controls the device authentication process, and shows the list of print jobs available to the user.
- Innovative cloud platform. Using uniFLOW Online’s innovative technology, there is no requirement for a local server. All configuration and management of the system takes place in the cloud, providing administrators with online reporting tools and dashboards.