SDE is a Sentinel dynamic forms component that is simple and easy to use to convert an XML input into a well-organized and designed output.
With SDE Sentinel users can enhance their printing output and bring it to a different level. Sentinel Design Engine is typically used by for enterprises, banks, insurance agencies, and government agencies for printing of licenses, insurance policies and anything else that requires a template and produces large dynamic print output.
Sentinel Design Engine creates and deploys XML-based form templates, uses data from any data source, the output can be printed, e-mailed, sent to destination folder etc. Security features of Sentinel Design Engine include password protection of output files and digital signatures support.
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One of the unique features of Sentinel print server software is that the system may be installed on several print servers, in a Fail Over or Load Balancing methodology, which, of course, from the user’s perspective functions a single server.
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Collect printers counters automatically & schedule printer counters reports
BInfo Sentinel Module automatically collects printer counters information from all printers in the organization – both network and local printers (with Sentinel APClient or BInfo client used). Any make, a model of printer and any type of connection are supported. New network and connected locally printers are discovered automatically.
Network printers monitoring, automatic collection of printer counters
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Content-Aware Data Leak Prevention (DLP), network and Local Printers are Points of Vulnerability
In securing the network against data leaks, data loss, potential data breach, printers must be considered a point of risk and vulnerability. Printed confidential and sensitive information, if not managed properly, can be transferred to unauthorized personnel within the organization, or even leaked out of the organization.
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Distribute and print across the WAN or VPN connection with Sentinel APClient.
Sentinel AP Client can be used as an additional extension of Sentinel Print Management Software or as standalone printing solution in certain situations.
SSL encryption of printing data can be added to the additional layer of security.
With APClient distributed printing to local or network printers in remote branches and offices, connected by WAN or VPN is possible from any Data Source (UNIX, Mainframe, IBM AS/400, iSeries, VAX, AIX, etc.). The print data is transferred via TCP/IP or VPN connection to the branches at any location.
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Protect sensitive material from lying unsupervised at a printer.
Keep your information secure with Sentinel printing software and hardware solutions.
Sentinel provides you with secure access to your corporation's printers and ensures that your organization's sensitive documents are not picked up by unauthorized people.
Whether copying, printing, or scanning, users must first identify themselves using their single sign-on corporate tag, staff/employee card, or a PIN code. In this way, restricted documents cannot be viewed by anyone other than the person who sent them to print.
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Centralised print management for local printers and network printers.
APClient (Advanced Printing Client)
Sentinel print management software controls and monitors, not only network printers but also any printers, copiers (printing function) and multifunction printers (MFPs) connected locally, displaying printers’ counters and printed jobs.
Any type, make, or model of printer is supported, with any connection: USB printers, parallel, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, etc.
Sentinel client-server based solution with load balancing support works flawlessly in the environments related to massive printing activity at large organizations. Sentinel is already installed and working at large organizations of thousands of users each. The solution is very stable and can manage large quantities of printing.
Read more: Control, management, monitoring and data leak prevention for network and local printers
Use Sentinel to manage your printing resources. Stop wasting money!
Start saving on paper, toner, printers, electricity, and air conditioning costs immediately. Consider these cost-saving measures provided by Sentinel:
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SaveToner is a proprietary toner optimization feature which comes as standard with Sentinel print management software or SaveToner can be purchased as a separate software product.
It allows toner usage to be reduced on a sliding scale, with little impact on the quality of printouts up to a certain level.
Read more: Reduce toner consumption with SaveToner
Print Green, Reduce Environmental Footprint. Make your office more eco-friendly.
Why use so much paper and toner? Why purchase more printers than your company actually needs? Why generate unnecessary heat in your office? Why not use less energy?
Sources estimate that printer waste may be costing companies as much as 4.5% of their turnover.
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What is pull printing?
Pull printing is a system where users select and release (pull) their print jobs when they arrive at the printer of their choice, rather than sending a print job from their PC (push) to a pre-specified printer or MFP (multifunction printer) for immediate printing.
Read more: Pull printing, private cloud printing with Sentinel
Simple, Cross-Platform Implementation of Printing Software and Easy integration into any printing environment
With existing SQL server, LDAP, and/or mail server and straightforward compatibility with any brand copier and printer. Achieve company-wide print management within minutes!
Due to the unique design of the Sentinel system, wherein virtual print drivers are established for each type of specialty print (color vs B&W, for example), implementation and system maintenance time are kept to an absolute minimum.
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Sentinel managed print services provide your organization with 24/7 print server high availability with built-in Load Balance and Failover.
Managed print services are mission-critical systems in any organization. Therefore print server robust and stable functioning is one of the highest priorities of organizations IT department.
Read more: Sentinel Built-in Load Balance and Failover for Print Server
Streamline and Low Profile Print Release Controllers (Printing Terminals):
Sentinel won't clutter up your office with bulky additional equipment.
Print release controllers are small and can be placed on a table or shelf, or mounted on a wall to save space. There are several models of Sentinel print release controllers produced by ePaper Ltd, compatible with any printer, MFP, MFD, copier or scanner.
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Customize just about anything in your print management using scripts to implement complex workflows, rule-based actions, email alerts, customised data handling and much more.
Sentinel's open scripting platform allows highly specialised features or customisations to be rapidly developed, without the need to wait for the next release cycle for your custom feature to be included. Scripts may even be created in-house by customers wishing to keep their secure workflows or policies under wraps.
Read more: Scripts for print server software customization
Print — from anywhere to anywhere.
Users send print jobs. They are held in the organization's private cloud until the users pull them for printing, wherever required, via the company intranet. This method is also known as "Pull Printing". Print anywhere.
Retrieve a print job at your current location, even when you are not in your own office.
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Pull print jobs wirelessly from a network printer using a mobile device (BYOD).
Usually, printing documents within the organization using a mobile device requires a special connection, and in many cases, the result is not rendered correctly, particularly when printing Microsoft Office documents.
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What are Managed Print Services (MPS)?
Managed Print Services (MPS) allow an organization to gain visibility and control of all its printing and optimize it, which helps save money, enables the organization to print more efficiently. Managed printing also helps the organization to improve environmental sustainability and document security.
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Improve Resource Utilization with Sentinel's Built-in Print Reporting Tools
True printing control starts with the ability to analyze print usage. Sentinel has a set of built-in reports which include information about printing activity according to users, printing devices, date ranges, etc.
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Set print quotas and billing quotas to limit and control the number of pages printed and copied.
Use quotas to restrict unsupervised printing. Quota Policy saves the organization money and gives management better control of the printing budget.
This is especially relevant for organizations that bill their users and customers, such as universities, libraries, law firms, insurance companies, and any other entity that want to manage budgets separately for each department. ow can an organization limit and control printing? How to set printing quotas?
Read more: Print and billing quotas
Print management solution for organizations with multiple sites or branch offices.
For organizations and businesses with multiple branches and/or international locations that wish to manage and control all printing in one system, Sentinel is the best print management solution. While employees in various locations can initiate and collect print jobs, Sentinel secure printing ensures that no one outside the organization has access to them.
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Ensure your scans are secured using Secure Scanning and Data Leak Prevention (DLP) technology.
By default, Sentinel only sends scans to the authenticated users' email address, shared folder, or Sharepoint location; this ensures that sensitive data will never be sent to the wrong person or group, or saved to the incorrect group folder by mistake.
Read more: Secure Scanning of your documents for increased Data Leak Prevention
Print your emails and attachments — directly.
Whether you are a recognized user or a guest on the network, you can forward an email message to the Sentinel system or to a printer, without connecting to the organization's LAN. Sentinel's unique solution lets you print emailed documents from your mobile device, without distorting the document format. The original look of the document is maintained.
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Fast, Easy, Secure and Managed
Fast and Easy: Scan a document at a printer/scanner and send the generated document as a file automatically to your e-Mail, personal folder, or SharePoint.
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Sentinel allows you to use a centralized print center without sacrificing print job security.
Recent trends in printer fleet management show that there is a definite move towards central print management.
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Use a mobile phone as a print release controller for pull printing.
Use QR codes or NFC tags with your mobile phone or any other mobile device (tablet or even a laptop) as a secure pull printing release controller.
The device configuration web page in Sentinel allocates all physical printers with a QR code to match their IP address during device setup by default.
Read more: Pull printing using QR codes or NFC tags and a mobile phone
Reduce your support overheads and consolidate your printer strategy with Sentinel!
With Sentinels' end-user print management portal, in conjunction with pull printing technology, users are empowered to take control of their own print management. This approach frees up IT support staff to focus on critical non-printer related IT issues instead.
Read more: Reduce the amount of print-related IT and Technical Support Calls
Sentinel provides a wireless, secure, seamless, printer access control solution.
The following built-in features will benefit your organization by improving print security, efficiency and convenience.
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The latest version of Sentinel supports a new unique feature called “Islands”.
Islands are separate organisational Managed Print Service units running off the same Sentinel server system, in effect allowing a Sentinel server system to support multiple separate Managed Print Service groups, units, branches, locations, or multiple tenants over a VPN connection.
Read more: Multi-Tenant MPS - Islands
Server-less printing is a feature which allows the use of secure pull printing, but without any print server being required.
The solution requires that the Sentinel AP client application is installed on all PC's on the LAN. The printers will be paired with Sentinel controllers (either external touch-LCD controllers, or Sentinel embedded controllers), and pull printing is then facilitated through the use of packet broadcasts across the LAN.
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