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Most organizations don’t know the true cost of their printing, or how they can optimize their print environment to save money and improve convenience. Don't let this be you.


Attendees at last year’s User Conference saw the early stages of Pharos Beacon™, and now it’s officially here and making waves!


Companies and universities are quickly learning how to significantly reduce their operating costs by managing print with Beacon. With the Beacon Fleet Manager™ component—available to you at no cost through June 2015—you will quickly have a comprehensive, multi-vendor view of print from all your network devices. Fleet Manager reveals the volume, service, and operating cost information you need to maintain a more efficient fleet.


It's finally easy to collect information related to your print volume, meters, toner, and device states, all on demand with minimal effort. You'll also enjoy all the benefits of a secure cloud solution, including:

  • Hands-free software management.  Get instant and frequent software updates with no effort on your part.

  • Fast learning curve. With Beacon's modern, intuitive interface, you will quickly become a master of your print environment. Plus, you'll always have fast access to the answers you need, right here in the Pharos Community.

  • Zero barriers. Our subscription model eliminates risk, and there's no need to purchase or maintain servers. You can achieve total device awareness in about one hour!


Get started today!

Beacon Fleet Manager is available at no cost through June 2015, and it’s easy to get started.  Contact for more information. Want to discuss it with your colleagues? Our Beacon Fleet Manager Brochure  can shine even more light on how you can quickly save your organization time and money.


Beacon will also be a topical focus at our User Conference in February, with subject matter experts there to answer additional questions and talk to its future; so we encourage you to register for our User Conference to learn even more about this new offering and what's coming.

We have slowly been posting session descriptions for the topics that will be presented at our User Conference, and we have had several customers sign up for presentation slots as well!


A TON of great content is planned over the 2.5 days, so check out the list below and register today if you haven't already! (Topics may be moved to different days, but this is the plan at the moment! Click on the links to view session descriptions)


Ticket costs also include breakfast every day, lunch during the full days of the conference, snacks, an evening reception on Day 1, happy hours, and the sponsor exhibition.



All tickets for our User Conference are $399* through Wednesday, December 10th

*2014 User Conference Alumni will receive an additional $20 OFF, making your ticket price $379!

Use promo code ‘CYBERWEEK’ to get your $50-$70 savings!



Please also remember to use our room block rate.  If you book your room outside of our room block, prices are significantly higher (by almost $100)!



8:00-9:00am  Attendee breakfast
9:00-9:30am  Keynote
9:30-9:45am  Opening Remarks with Kevin Pickhardt, Pharos CEO
9:45-10:30am  Pharos and the Cloud
10:30-10:45am  BREAK and AM Snack
10:45-11:30am  Product Forecast
11:30-12:30pm  Think like a Hacker
12:30-2:00pm  LUNCH and Sponsor Exhibition
2:00-3:00pm  Identifying and Solving Common Printing Problems with Beacon
3:00-3:45pm  Fleet Swap, Upgrades, and Beta Testing Oh My! -- Southern Illinois University Carbondale
3:45-4:00pm  BREAK and PM Snack
4:00-4:45pm  Implementing a Test Environment
4:45-5:15pm  SaaS Discussion and Feedback
5:15-6:00pm  FireSky Happy Hour
6:00-10:00pm  Evening reception at the Roaring Fork




7:30-8:30am  Attendee breakfast
8:30-8:45am  Day 2 Remarks with Kevin Pickhardt, Pharos CEO
8:45-9:30am  Art of the RFP
9:30-10:15am  Fleet Management
10:15-10:30am  BREAK and AM Snack
10:30-11:15am  Accounting for Every Print and Copy -- University of California, Santa Cruz
11:15-12:00pm  Sustainability
12:00-1:30pm  LUNCH and Sponsor Exhibition
1:30-2:00pm  Disaster Recovery and High Availability
2:00-2:45pm  Clustered Printing -- University of Illinois at Chicago
2:45-3:30pm  Customer Speaker to be confirmed
3:30-3:45pm  BREAK and PM Snack
3:45-4:15pm  Finding Your Voice in SCRUM
4:15-4:45pm  Principles of Change Management
4:45-5:00pm  Day 2 Wrap Up
5:00-6:00pm  FireSky Happy Hour
6:00-10:00pm  Open




7:30-8:30am  Attendee breakfast
8:30-9:15am  Topic to be Confirmed
9:15-9:45am  Universal Printing
9:45-10:15am  Simplify User Account Creation/Card Registration
10:15-10:45am  Pharos Q&A with Pharos Senior Leadership and Subject Matter Experts
10:45-11:15am  Closing Remarks
11:15-11:30am  AM Snack to Go and Departure



Our Pharos User Conference will be here before we know it, so make sure to reserve your seat today before our cyber week special runs out and spots fill up!


And if you are wondering who went last year, we have the previous attendee list posted.


Have questions? Let us know!

Send a private message on the Pharos Community; or e-mail me (, your Pharos Sales Representative, or Account Manager.

Black Friday.  Cyber Monday.  The deals keep going, and we wanted to create our own special offer!


If you missed the early bird special, this is your moment to get preferred pricing for the Pharos Discover Conference.


All tickets for our User Conference are $399* through Wednesday, December 10th

*2014 User Conference Alumni will receive an additional $20 OFF, making your ticket price $379!


Use promo code ‘CYBERWEEK’ to get your $50-$70 savings!


Come and Join Us.


(or click to learn more.  We’ve been posting agenda topics, hotel information, and other details.)