6 Replies Latest reply on May 30, 2014 10:12 AM by r.rogers@emos.com

    MobilePrint with email submission only?

    r.rogers@emos.com Adventurer

      We are configuring MobilePrint 1.3.2 for a customer who doesn't wan't to use WebRelease (they want users to be authenticated at iMFP/Omega devices to release jobs)

       

      Is there a way to configure MobilePrint to allow email submission but not WebRelease? The idea is that a user with an unknown email address would get a simplified registration page to add their email address rather than the full WebRelease page which allows them to do too much.

       

      If that's not possible then as an alternative could WebRelease send jobs to a Secure Release queue to allow the jobs to be released by Omega/iMFP?

        • Re: MobilePrint with email submission only?
          Nic Meadows Ranger

          Richard, you can't separate out the email registration from the WebRelease application. However you can get the jobs submitted by email/mobile print to be released on the iMFP/Omega and release stations by adding the "Mobile Print Group" to the queues/release stations. Only tested this with Pharos v8.4

          Nic

            • Re: MobilePrint with email submission only?
              r.rogers@emos.com Adventurer

              Hi Nic,

               

              I’ve set MobilePrint up to release using iMFP and Omega but the issue is that I can’t prevent release from the WebRelease screen which the customer doesn’t want. It’s a public library environment and they want email submission and Omega/iMFP release only, if the user needs to register their email address there’s no mechanism to prevent them accessing the WebRelease options at that point.

               

              I tried routing jobs released through WebRelease back to a Secure Release queue but the jobs appear in Pharos Internal format with changed owner and document names so that won’t work either.

               

              It seems a shame that MobilePrint can’t be configured to disable the WebRelease option.

               

              Regards

               

              Richard Rogers

              General Manager

              EMOS Information Systems Ltd

              Tel: 01256 328883

              Mobile: 07980 716373

              www.emos.com

            • Re: MobilePrint with email submission only?
              Nic Meadows Ranger

              Ok, Understood. Absolutely correct if you want the email registration functionality on the web release site, its all or nothing.

              Have you had a look at the new v9.0 and MobilePrint 2.0 with the Web based Print Centre? You may be able to do something with that?

              • Re: MobilePrint with email submission only?
                Michael Ward Wayfarer

                Hi Nic - we've setup our environment pretty much exactly as you've described. While out of the box in MobilePrint 1.3.2 doesn't allow you to disable web release, it's pretty straightforward to disable with some simple editing of the website source files.

                 

                For the main page, edit the file:

                C:\Program Files (x86)\PharosSystems\MobilePrint\WebResources\WebRelease\desktop.htm

                 

                And comment out:

                 

                <!--

                    <div id="buttons_container2">

                        <span id="printer_selection"></span>

                        <span id="printer_selection_left">

                            <div class="footer_logo"> </div>

                            <div id="release_info_container">_</div>

                        </span>

                    </div>

                -->

                 

                Editing the mobile site was a little trickier, as there were a few more bits to comment out. May be simpler to disable mobile access completely, however I quite liked the functionality so did this instead.

                 

                For the mobile site, edit the file:
                C:\Program Files (x86)\PharosSystems\MobilePrint\WebResources\WebRelease\mobile.htm

                And comment out the following bits:

                 

                <!--

                    <div class="containertitle2"><span>Printer</span></div>

                    <ul id="printerSingle" class="rounded">

                        <li id="jobCount">

                            <a href="#" class="device_selection" style="white-space:normal;">

                                  <img src="../webrelease/mobile/images/print_30_3.png" align="left" width="30" style="margin: 10px 0 0 0;" alt="selected printer"/>

                                  <p class="defaultDeviceDisplayname" style="margin-top:10px;margin-left:55px;margin-right:25px;"></p>

                            </a>

                        </li>

                    </ul>

                    <ul class="individual">

                        <li id="print_all_container"><a id="print_all" href="#">Print all</a></li>

                    </ul>

                -->

                 

                <!--

                    <ul id="custommessage_containerc" class="rounded">

                        <li>Please select a printer.</li>

                    </ul>

                -->

                 

                <!--

                    <ul class="rounded" style="margin: 6px 10px 0px 10px;">

                        <li class="arrow">

                            <a href="#" class="device_selection" style="white-space:normal;">

                                <img src="../webrelease/mobile/images/print_30_3.png" align="left" width="30" style="margin: 10px 0 0 0;" alt="selected printer"/>

                                <p class="defaultDeviceDisplayname" style="margin-top:10px;margin-left:55px;margin-right:25px;"></p>

                            </a>

                        </li>

                    </ul>

                -->

                 

                <!--

                    <li style="width: 33%"><a id="print_one" href="#">Print</a></li>

                -->

                 

                Sorry that this looks a bit messy, couldn't find a 'code' block in the forum editor!

                 

                Obviously with this method, you'd need to be careful upgrades don't revert your changes. Hopefully some more flexibility around this is introduced in MobilePrint 2.0...

                 

                Michael