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The release of the Pharos iMFP for Xerox version 2.5.1 is now available.  This is a major update to our iMFP for Xerox solution which is now software only!  No more need for the PS/X hardware box in the mix.  The software and documentation are available in the iMFP's & Omegas place in the Pharos community.



In This Release


Software Only Solution


Starting with version 2.5 the Pharos iMFP for Xerox is a software only solution. The previously required PS/X hardware is no longer needed. A server based Management Console now manages and serves all of the Xerox devices in an environment.


Integrated Device Configuration


The Management Console now takes over the job of device configuration. This means that, on many devices, no user interaction to configure the device is required. On some of the older device models there are some settings which cannot be made automatically by the application. These are flagged during install and the user is informed of what need to be manually configured (or checked). This results in a significantly simpler installation process.


Improved User Authentication Time


The time for user authentication is significantly improved over the previous PS/X hardware based solution.


Copy Job Limits


Xerox devices that support EIP 2.0 or higher are able to take advantage of the Xerox Job Limits function for copy. When this is enabled a user’s copy job is pre-scanned before processing begins. Before starting the print process a balance check is made against the server to ensure that the user has sufficient funds. If they do then the job is started. If they do not then the job is denied and they are informed of the insufficient balance. See the Pharos web site for a list of Xerox models which support Job Limits:




Non-standard Device Configuration Support


Devices that are configured for non-standard network environments (HTTP not on port 80, HTTPS not on port 443, custom SNMP passwords) can now be accommodated.


The release of the Pharos iMFP for Ricoh version 1.5.1 is now available and adds support for the latest models from Ricoh: the Ricoh Aficio MP Cxx03 devices (Java 11.x)


In this release:


Additional MFP support

The following Aficio devices are newly supported in this release.

  • MP C3003
  • MP C3503
  • MP C4503
  • MP C5503
  • MP C6003

Bug fixes

  • Resolution of device hangs coming out of sleep mode
  • Integration with Ricoh Global Scan GSNX has been restored (see Readme for details)


The release package along with all of the documentation is available in the iMFPs & Omegas Group on the Pharos Community.

In order to access this information, you must login to the community and become a member of this group.  The community moderator will approve your request to join if you have not already done so.


Starting today iMFP for Xerox version 1.1.5 is available for general release.  The primary focus of this release is to add support for the new Xerox ConnectKey family of devices. These devices use the new Xerox Common Controller which means that the configuration experience for all of these is identical.  The configuration process for all of these is covered in the single document Pharos iMFP for Xerox Printer Supplement Connect Key.


The firmware can be downloaded here: PSX-1.1.5-revision-10765.


The following items are addressed in this release:


  • Added support for the WC58xx, WC72xx and WC78xx ConnectKey devices
  • Updated support for the ColorQube 8700 – 8900 – 9301 – 9302 – 9303 to use the ConnectKey versions of these
  • Modified DNS hostname registration to operate correctly with the Common Controller
  • Ignore card swipe events if the system is in the process of logging a user on
  • Modified the scraping of JBA logs to prevent double charging for the copies with the Common Controller