Samsung Launches ‘Business Core Printing Solutions’ for A3 and A4 MFPs, Includes Cloud Connectivity, Security, Management, and Tracking Solutions
Samsung Electronics of South Korea today launched its Business Core Printing Solutions for its A3 and A4 MFPs for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs). Business Core Printing Solutions include consist of solutions for print from/scan to cloud-based document-storage sites, document-capture and routing, user authentication, management, and user tracking, and overall easy server-less printing.
According to Joosang Eun, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Samsung Electronics, “Our Business Core Printing Solutions were developed in collaboration with Samsung Global Software Centers in the U.S., India, Korea, and Russia, specifically to support SMBs. The solutions are perfectly suited for the finance, communications, public sector, and manufacturing industries where there is high demand for productivity and security. We first launched our A3 multifunction printers for the SMB market in 2012 and our latest solutions will further enhance the ability of SMBs to streamline operations, drive greater efficiencies, and lower total cost of ownership.”
Samsung notes that SMBs currently account for the highest share of the printing market at 48 percent, and in business environments where there is no IT manager or separate IT budget, easy installation and operation without a server is critical.
Business Core Printing Solutions consist of document-management and output-management solutions compatible with Samsung’s A3 and A4 MFPs that feature Samsung’s XOA Embedded open platform, and are available in two solution packages – the Business Core Document Management Pack, and the Business Core Output Management Pack.
Business Core Document Management Pack
The Business Core Document Management Pack consists of these three solutions integrated together: SmarThru Workflow Lite, Cloud Connector, and Secure Login Manager
SmarThru Workflow Lite is an automated document-capture, scanning, and routing solution that enables users to process and distribute documents to multiple destinations. It also supports Zone Optical Character Recognition (OCR) that allows documents with special text and barcodes in specific sections to be automatically classified once scanned.
Cloud Connector enables documents to be securely scanned to and printed from cloud-based document storage sites. Samsung says there’s no need for a separate server, as Cloud Connector supports various cloud services including Microsoft SharePoint Online, and Google Drive. For Google Drive, security is ensured through the Auth 2.0 protocol and all Google Drive Apps Contents can also be printed.
Cloud Connector supports PDF, TIFF, and JPG file formats. Future updates to the Cloud Connector will feature connections to more cloud services, such as Evernote, SkyDrive, Dropbox, and Box.
Secure Login Manager is a security solution that provides authenticated access to the MFP. Companies can choose from various user authentication methods, including MFP internal authentication, network authentication, user ID and password input, employee ID cards, and manual PIN input.
Business Core Output Management Pack
The Business Core Output Management Pack consists of two solutions: SecuThru Lite 2 and Usage Tracker.
SecuThru Lite 2 provides user authentication. When a document is sent to the printer, it will not print until the user authenticates their credentials at the control panel. Documents are encrypted for added security and are virtually queued before being printed, which can cut down on unnecessary print jobs that have been accidentally sent to print. SecuThru Lite 2 enables server-less pull printing among up to 10 devices, and allows registration of up to 500 users.
Usage Tracker monitors an individual’s usage across all networked MFPs, including printing, copying, scanning and faxing. Usage reports can also be generated and delivered via email messages.