SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- Oct 12, 2011 -- Sepialine, a leading provider of document accounting and control software, today announced the immediate availability of Argos 7.2.1, which extends the software's secure release capabilities to Xerox multi-function peripherals (MFPs). Secure release alters traditional printing workflow by storing print jobs until users request them at the printer. Companies use secure release to protect sensitive information, and to reduce unclaimed print waste.
Argos Secure Release runs as embedded software on the front panel of compatible MFPs, where users are required to log in via a numeric "PIN" identification code, or via a proximity "swipe" card. Argos can automatically synchronize users and PIN codes from back-end sources, automating maintenance and keeping I.T. costs low.
Once authenticated, users are presented with a list of print jobs awaiting release. Once a user chooses one or more print jobs for printing, Argos sends the selected jobs to the printer for completion. Users can also delete unwanted print jobs from the MFP front panel. Unreleased print jobs are automatically removed after 24 hours; administrators can change the cleanup interval for longer duration.
Secure release is popular among providers of managed print services (MPS). MPS is a growing movement to outsource and streamline document services. MPS providers often propose solutions like secure release as a cost-reduction measure, alongside other reporting and analysis services found in the Argos document accounting system.
By holding print jobs rather than immediately printing them, Argos lets companies use printers in public areas to print confidential documents. Traditionally, those documents would sit in a paper tray for all to see. With Argos Secure Release, those documents are only printed in the presence of the original user. By requiring users to release jobs at the device, Argos Secure Release also eliminates frivolous and unnecessary printing, and lowers costs.
Argos Secure Release builds on the software's established document accounting capabilities, which allow companies to track print and copy usage by user, department, client, location, and more. With Argos, companies can monitor document costs, charge clients for reimbursable expenses, and lower costs. Argos Secure Release is also available for Canon MEAP devices.
To learn more about Argos 7.2.1, please visit www.sepialine.com, call Sepialine at (800) 404-9558, or contact an authorized Sepialine partner.
We're Sepialine, and we make Argos. Since 1998, we've focused exclusively on perfecting the art and science of tracking expenses -- print, copy, phones, and more -- with accuracy, efficiency, and a touch of humanity. Companies around the world, big and small, use our software every day to lower costs, reduce waste, increase user awareness, meet sustainability and green goals, and boost profits.