PCOUNTER IS A COMPLETE PRINT AND COPY SOLUTION FOR EDUCATION.
IN EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS, print and copy costs quickly get out of control. Let Pcounter help you save up to 80% of your costs. Pcounter’s low cost and easy installation makes cost savings happen immediately. With over 15 years of experience in the educational sector, Pcounter can fit any print and copy need.
All printing is monitored and accounted for, with each printer having its own pricing model. Both color and black and white prints and copies are tracked. An optional popup is configurable for authentication, if needed. Rules and enforcement of charge-back or quota limits can also be applied.
ACCOUNTING & REPORTING
All print/copy/scan/fax activity is tracked — reporting options provide analysis by user, device, color/black, groups, and billing codes. Directory integration
with Active Directory, Novell eDirectory and LDAP is automatic without the need to import users.
MULTIFUNCTION DEVICE INTEGRATION
Pcounter XAudit embedded software tracks all walkup activity (copy/fax/scan), provides secure pull/follow print release via EIP, and supports card-based authentication for all card types. IP-based card readers available for all MFD models. USB proximity card readers available for EIP 2.0 machines.
Users with their own laptops, iPhones, BlackBerrys, or any other web enabled device can now print without having to authenticate to the network and without installing print drivers or client software.
COST CONTROL & QUOTAS
Printing can be stopped, delayed or re-directed based on the size, type, characteristics or cost of the print job. Quota limits can be set to ensure users have a maximum print allowance within any specified time period.
PAY FOR PRINT/COPY SYSTEMS
Payment for print and copy can be enforced using network and “guest” accounts — with deposit methods via cash/coin kiosks or e-payment web portals using credit card or PayPal accounts.
PUBLIC LIBRARY PRINT/COPY ACCESS
Pcounter WebPay makes dealing with public library users easy. A Pcounter user can be created via the WebPay site and money deposited into the system with a credit card. Late fees for books can also be charged to the system via the web by library staff.
Easily track all faculty, staff and students print and copy jobs back to their individual departments. An optional popup can be produced to specify the specific GL Code if required.
CAMPUS CARD INTEGRATION
Print and Copy transactions can be charged directly to Blackboard, CardSmith CBORD Odyssey/CS Gold, or Heartland Systems accounts. Pcounter can also post departmental and user data to the Banner system for monthly reporting, and has itegration with Skytech Omnivox.
LOCAL PRINTER ACCOUNTING
Locally attached parallel or USB printers can be accounted for with configurable page count limits, popups and warning messages, with all print activity logged and reported on centrally.
Print jobs can be held on the network, enabling users to release and “pull” jobs to any chosen device. Print jobs can be viewed via a web interface, a PC application, at the panel of the device and/or via the swipe of an ID card.