Use Sentinel Traffic-less printing for branch offices to take advantage of Sentinel without a local server.
For organisations with branch offices, Sentinel may be centralised and used in a traffic-less configuration. This method conserves Wide Area Network (WAN) bandwidth, which would otherwise be untenably high due to large-size print job traffic clogging it up.
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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
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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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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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?
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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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SaveToner is a proprietary toner optimization feature which comes as standard with Sentinel managed printing software. It allows toner usage to be reduced on a sliding scale, with little impact on the quality of printouts up to a certain level.
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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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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 webpage 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
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
Streamlined 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 porduced by ePaper Ltd, compatible with any printer, MFP, MFD, copier or scanner.
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Pull print jobs wirelessly from a network printer using a mobile device.
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.
Read more: Mobile Print
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
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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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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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 for immediate printing.
Read more: Pull printing, private cloud printing with Sentinel
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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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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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
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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Extend the Life of Your Toner cartridges and drum units with Save Toner™ algorithms used in Sentinel
Save Toner™ is a software product that significantly reduces laser printing costs by using algorithms to optimize toner usage.
Read more: Toner Optimization