Beacon Update: October 2017 Release Notes

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We are pleased to announce the latest update of Pharos Beacon!


New features in this update:


Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.2

The Print Scout and Device Scout now fully support TLS v1.2 for all communications.


CSV Export from Print Analytics Dashboard (Time Bound Data)

CSV Export from the Print Analytics dashboard allows customers to download and save print information for up to the last six months. This data can be used off-system for further analysis and supplements the existing Print Analytics Explorer CSV Export capability. This feature allows data access in monthly increments in addition to the last 30-day timeframe. The following image shows the location of the CSV Export menu.




Automatic Scout Registration

Scout registration (both Device Scout and Print Scout) has been automated so that customers no longer need to enter a unique registration code for their account at the time of installation. Each account now has a unique Device Scout and Print Scout that contains registration information deployed at the time of installation. This change improves both user experience and security.


Fleet Manager Report API Service (Beta)

An application programming interface (API) is now available for customers to automate the extraction of their fleet meter data to use off-system. New meter data is available on a nightly basis and can be exported to common analytics tools like MS Power BI, curl, and PowerShell. If you would like to participate in the Fleet Manager API Beta, please contact


New Fleet Manager Setup Guide

Previous versions of Fleet Manager required manual configuration and registration of the Device Scout that is deployed and used to discover and monitor network printers. A new Fleet Manager Setup Guide has been added to help you deploy the solution. Using the new Setup Guide, all major steps in the deployment process can be completed in advance. The following image shows the new Fleet Manager Setup Guide and the steps included. (Click to expand)




New Print Analytics Setup Guide

The Print Analytics Setup Guide also provides a simple step-by-step approach to product deployment. The following image shows the new Print Analytics Setup Guide and the steps included. (Click to expand)




Component Release Versions


Software Component

Release Version

Build Date

Web Client Software


Device Scout


Print Scout (Windows)


Print Scout (Mac - available 10/30)