CPad terminals are touchscreen modules with an integrated PaperCut interface that plug into the desired MFD via an access port. Cartardis CPad terminals are a hardware neutral solution and can turn almost any copier into a PaperCut tracked and controlled machine.
CPad is a new hardware terminal that is been developed in partnership with PaperCut. It aims to bring the touchscreen functionality seen on embedded solution to a vendor independent hardware offering, i.e Legacy Copiers (not supporting third party Application Platforms) and cpad Devices as currently there is not an embedded solution for this brand.
CPad support multiple authentication methods. A large percentage of PaperCut's user base operate in education environments where security is important. The supported authentication methods include:
CPad is manufacturer independent and is easily transferred between devices. It works by locking the copier until a user has authenticated, and then their copier usage is tracked in real-time.
PaperCut offers hold/release queue as a core feature supporting all device types. CPad provides print release directly from a single touch. This feature ensures the user is there to collect their job and other users can't "accidentally" collect the document. Release methods include:
Find Me printing solves the problem of finding the closest printer from a long list of available printers. It is a roaming print service that allows print jobs to find users based on their physical location. More on Find Me printing and secure print release.
Job Log in PaperCut Admin Interface & CPad real-time copy session display
CPad works by locking the copier until the user has authenticated by one of the various configurable authentication methods.
Users interact with the CPad via a rich touch screen offering an intuitive interface. Copying is tracked and reported to the PaperCut central server in real time.
User interface can be familiar with your organization colors.
Consolidated management and reporting in either summary or detailed formats are readily available at the click of a button for all copies and prints across your entire fleet. You can report by:
The typical power consumption of a cPad is 10W, it is a really good advantage when the we compare to a PC, a PC consumes around 200W to 300W. When a PC is switched on for a year it had consumed (0.2 X 24 X 365) = 1752 kWh vs CPAD (0.01 X 24 X 365) = 88 kWh.