Students, faculty and administrators will appreciate the ability to print from anywhere.
You want your students and staff to have easy access to printing facilities. On the other hand, you need to monitor their printing use to reduce waste and improper use. Enter Sentinel, the printing management solution which solves both problems. Ideal for K-12, higher education, universities and libraries alike, Sentinel allows you to allocate costs to users and also charge them to generate revenue.
It supports mobile printing (BYOD) - from anywhere to any printer. A single installation provides multi-campus support. Also, while teachers and students share printers to reduce inventory and maintenance costs, print security is ensured with pull printing techniques that allow only authorized users to retrieve print jobs, from any queue. Sentinel also contributes to a "greener" environment by reducing paper waste, electricity, and toner (green printing).
Sentinel provides secure pull printing and quota management for colleges, universities and academic institutions.
Sentinel makes it easy to implement a sound, cost effective print strategy for educational campuses. Secure pull printing with mobile device support empowers students, lecturers and administration staff alike to print documents from any device on campus, whilst ensuring that cost controls are in place and budgets don’t spiral out of control.
Students can be set a complimentary quota for black and white and colour printouts, or they can purchase credit to be added to their student accounts and linked to Sentinel for ease of administration. This implementation ensures that administrators can effectively control costs up front, whilst maintaining an easy-to-use, self-managed pull-printing interface for students.
Groups may be created with separate policies to enable certain faculties broader discretion in terms of colour printouts than others. "Island" organisational units may also be implemented to enable larger faculties, departments or disparate geographic campuses to conduct their own internal administration without being flooded with print and user data from other organisational units.
Self-payment devices can also be linked up to printers so that students can complete print jobs on a pay-as-you-go basis, such as credit card terminals, cash collection interfaces, or even PayPal integration. This ensures that printing services are always available to students regardless of the status of their account balance or quota.
Mobile device support through technologies such as NFC and QR codes ensures that everyone can print their assignments or reports on the go, whilst Sentinels waste reduction method and policies will reduce overall costs whilst contributing to the environment.
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