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Technology Upgrades and Service Updates - March 2014

The Printing Services team in ITS are busy working to improve the service that we deliver.

Areas of development at present are focused around the following:

Testing of NSI Autostore Express - Document Workflow and scan to folder solution

This is now live within our test environment and is being placed under load within ITS. Servers have been ordered for the production solution and all required licenses are in place. We expect to provide this facility to 40 Student MFDs during the summer vacation. USB keyboards are currently being installed to support meta data entry as a key component of this service.

We anticipate "Scan to H: drive" capability to be the first element of this new service to be rolled out.

For further details of the capabilities of this product.

Testing of the Collobos Presto "Airprint" technology printing solution for Apple iOS devices

This is also now live within our test environment and has been placed under load. Servers have been ordered and all required licenses are in place. We expect to deliver this solution to our student workarea customers at the beginning of the 3rd term.

We anticipate this facility will be focused around our Kyocera and HP based MFDs initially and will provide native printing support for Airprint compatible Apple iOS devices such as iPhones and iPads.

Student Printing - Charging model refresh

The current charging scheme is under review and will be refreshed at the start of the 3rd term to better reflect the true cost of operation now that we are providing our Student Print Service through the Managed Print Service.

Further details of the revised pricing will be widely published in due course.

Installation of upgraded colour Multifunction Devices (MFDs) within Student Workareas

Two HP 4730 MFDs are scheduled to be installed in the H447 and SS2.74 workareas within the Humanities and and Social Studies buildings respectively by close of business: 07/03/2014.

These devices will provide duplex-capable colour copying, print and scanning functionality. Both devices also offer stapling as a finishing option.