HP Access Control Job Accounting Solution

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HP Access Control Job Accounting Solution. You can monitor, allocate and control your printing resources by tracking detailed printer usage information by printer, user, project, department or cost center. HP will work with your organization to help identify savings opportunities, reduce operating costs and help gain a higher degree of control of your overall print environment.



Dynamic Tracking

In-depth cost information and customized data queries help you allocate printing costs to the appropriate parties, target waste and forecast future printing needs. The InPrinter Agent monitors multifunction printer activity inside the device for enhanced accuracy and greater accountability.

In Printer Agent

Add the In Printer Agent (IPA) to monitor HP LaserJet Printer and MFP activity directly at the device. By collecting data directly inside the printer or MFP, IPA gives you a precise accounting of device usage. Because this “in printer” solution is not reliant on SNMP traps or MIB polling, IPA offers improved accuracy and reliability over other tracking and data collection systems. Each time the printer or MFP finishes a job, IPA collects important data about the job and sends it to a HPAC server. The data can then be accessed by the HPAC JA Reporting Tool, providing meaningful analysis of printer and MFP activity.

Report Options

Administrators can create up to 310 individual queries/summary reports.
Automatic Reporting Organizations can schedule reports to be sent automatically via email to personnel who require real time information.

Report Access

Automated reports delivered via e-mail. Access reports and custom queries via any Web browser.

Customized Reports

There are hundreds of customizable reports available to address specific questions and concerns about printer usage.

Quota

The HPAC Job Accounting quota module helps control costs by allowing administrators to set print page limits per user.

Data Collected

User I.D., user machine, pages processed, paper size, media type, number of copies, duplexing information, color/monochrome pages and more.

OS Support

Works with any operating system that uses TCP/IP to print via an NT print-server, such as Windows, UNIX, AS/400, or OS/2.

System Requirements

An HP LaserJet Printer or MFP with HP Jetdirect installed and functioning correctly on the system using a local (LPT1, USB) or TCP/IP port. Internet Information Services (IIS) is installed, or you have a Windows Setup CD. The latest version of the .NET Framework 2.0 is installed with the most current service pack. Installation files and updates are downloaded for .NET from www.microsoft.com, or from Microsoft Windows Update. You are logged onto the system as Administrator prior to installing the software.

To track fax, copy, and scan usage by user on MFP devices, one of the following user authentications methods must be used: HP Access Control Secure Print Authentication;
HP DSS Authentication; HP Embedded Kerberos, LDAP, or User PIN Authentication; HP ACJA IPA-MFP Authentication

Print-Server Minimum Requirements

Pentium II 400 MHz 128MB RAM, 512 MB free hard disk space; Operating System – Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008

Database-Server Requirements

Pentium 500MHz, 128MB RAM, 2GB free hard disk space; Operating System – Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008; Database - MSDE, MS SQL Express, MS SQL 2005, MS SQL 2008

Web Server Minimum Requirements

Pentium 500MHz, 128MB RAM, 2GB free hard disk space; Operating System – Windows Server 2000, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008; IIS 5.0 or greater