With uniFLOW Online users are able to print confidential documents securely. Print jobs submitted using the uniFLOW SmartClient or Direct Secure Print stay within the local company network. All print jobs stay in a user’s personal secure print queue until the user authenticates at a device and releases them. With My Print Anywhere, print jobs follow users from device to device, allowing the release of print jobs on any printer within their location. Users can also alter finishing options directly at the device before printing.
The uniFLOW SmartClient is a small client application installed on a user’s local PC which operates the print job management and processing. It takes over tasks such as the storage of the print job information, provision of print job lists and, depending on configuration, storage of the print jobs until a user authenticates at a device before releasing print jobs. When moving to different sites, and even across national borders, the uniFLOW SmartClient will automatically download the printing configuration for each user’s current location. This means users only have to 'file, print' to one print queue regardless of where they are and what network printing resources are available. Moreover, users can still print securely, even when the connection to uniFLOW Online is interrupted. The setup can be adapted to fit specific customer requirements. The uniFLOW SmartClient also includes the uniFLOW Universal Driver.
The unique technology of the uniFLOW Universal Driver provides a simple interface with advanced printing features to send print jobs regardless of the printer model or manufacturer being used. The uniFLOW Universal Driver also encrypts and compresses print jobs as they are sent directly from the client PC to the printer, reducing network traffic and enhancing security. The print job stays within the local business network i.e. it is not transmitted via the cloud service.
Direct Secure Print provides secure My Print Anywhere functionality without using any client software. The print job is sent directly and held at a Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE device; it will only be released after authentication and print job selection.
With Direct Secure Print, print jobs are sent directly, using the normal device driver, to a central holding device. While the print job itself stays in that holding device, the job information is sent to uniFLOW Online. A user can release his print job at any supported device within the location; the print job information is sent from uniFLOW Online which then requests release of the print job from the central holding device. This means users can view all their print jobs, including mobile print jobs, in a single queue from which each job can be released. In case of network disruption the job information will stay with the holder device and users can still print.
It is an innovation in enterprise printing. Print jobs are processed on users’ PCs by the uniFLOW SmartClient or on a supporting Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE device. They are retained securely until they are required. When print jobs are sent to the printing device they remain compressed and protected.