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We're happy to announce that Blueprint Enterprise 5.2 R2 is now available for any customers who need support for Microsoft Server 2016. This is a roll-up of all 5.2 service packs, up to and including SP3, so any customers who are on 5.0 or 5.1 can now get up to date with a single upgrade. For more information on this release, please refer to the supporting documentation here: https://community.pharos.com/docs/DOC-2961

We are pleased to announce the release of our new iMFP software for Xerox, which includes support for VersaLink devices. Like most Pharos iMFPs, this software is backward-compatible with older models and automatically deploys the appropriate configuration settings for the device you’re securing. This simplifies the installation experience. In addition to VersaLink, this release supports AltaLink and ConnectKey devices.

 

 

Thank you! If you have any questions, please reach out to sales@pharos.com.

We are pleased to announce the latest update for Blueprint Enterprise 5.2!  Service Pack 3 adds important security improvements and features. Here’s a summary of the major changes in this update:

 

Security Improvements

To help maintain the highest security standards for your organization's print environment, Blueprint Enterprise now supports SNMP v3 and TLS 1.2 in all components.

 

Delegate Printing in Print Center

Employees can now assign delegates using their web browser, even after a print job has been submitted. Now that delegate printing is no longer managed at the client, employees with multiple workstations can manage their delegates from a single location. This also enables delegate printing in all VDI environments.

 

Support for Active Directory Groups

You can now manage user access centrally in Active Directory and Blueprint Enterprise will inherit the changes. Customers who use Windows Authentication for SQL Server access can now manage Blueprint and SQL Server access from the same AD group.

 

Improved Reports and Report Scheduling

The new Meter Comparison Report shows the difference between print volume tracked by Site Monitor and the Print Scout for each device. This makes it easier to identify and reconcile discrepancies between meters due to common occurrences such as printing configuration sheets and occasional direct printing. Also, you can now schedule reports for delivery daily, weekly, or monthly.

 

Integration with MobilePrint 2.2.1

MobilePrint now supports FIPS-compliant servers, the RAW protocol in addition to LPR, Microsoft Office 2016 documents, and page-range printing (in Print Center).

 

 

+ For more details on these changes and new features, please refer to the Blueprint 5.2 Service Pack 3: New Features Guide.

 

+ The Service Pack 3 release package is available here: Blueprint Service Packs and Hot Fixes

 

+ Supporting documentation: Blueprint Enterprise 5.2 Documentation (Updated for Service Pack 3)

Pharos was recently presented with its fourth straight Quality Excellence Award at the 2016 HP Partner Conference. We are pleased and thankful to be recognized in this way by HP, and we will continue to work hard to exceed the expectations of our partners.

 

In the words of Ed Wingate, VP & GM of JetAdvantage Document Solutions at Hewlett-Packard:

 

“At HP, quality means products developed with the customer’s needs above all else. The Quality Excellence Award recognizes a partner who demonstrates this exacting standard of quality in its print solutions. In their collaboration with HP on HP JetAdvantage Insights, Pharos Systems International has been quick to meet new feature requests and changing requirements driven by customer feedback. Response from customers has been uniformly full of praise. For their outstanding work on Insights and other Pharos solutions, HP proudly presents Pharos with the 2016 HP JetAdvantage Solutions Quality Excellence Award.”

iOS app icon.pngThe Pharos Print app is now available for Android and iOS devices! You can download the Android app free on the Google Play store. The app integrates with Pharos Print Center in both Uniprint and Blueprint environments.

 

 

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With the Pharos Print app, you can:

  • Easily submit documents from your Android device to any Pharos-secured printer.
  • View all documents in your queue.
  • Preview your documents and edit finishing options before you print.
  • Review your available funds and job cost (when applicable).

 

 

What you'll need to support the Pharos Print app on Android devices

  • Users will need a mobile device running Android 4.03 or later.

 

  • For Pharos Uniprint environments:
    • Uniprint 9.0 R2 Update 1 or later
    • Pharos MobilePrint 2.1 or later
    • Pharos Print Center Services 2.4 or later must be applied to all machines running the Print Center Web and/or Pharos API Print Center Services, and optionally the Pharos Database.
    • The server running Print Center Web and/or Pharos API Print Center Services requires a security certificate signed by a certificate authority.

 

  • For Pharos Blueprint Enterprise environments:
    • Blueprint 5.2 Service Pack 1 or later
    • MobilePrint 2.1 or later

 

>> More information: Pharos Print App Help

>> The Pharos Print app for iOS devices is available in the Apple iTunes store here.

Pharos is pleased to announce that the latest versions of Blueprint and Uniprint will be available this summer!

 

Coming Soon: Pharos Blueprint Enterprise 5.2

 

Coming Soon: Pharos Uniprint 9.0 R2