Whether you are a teacher, a student or an educational administrator, you almost certainly want to be able to use a whole range of electronic devices on your school’s network without worrying about technical issues, connectivity or security. And for academics and students alike, a safe and convenient printing network is an absolute must.
With diverse users all needing to print their files and route their documents, schools need to be sure they have printer fleets that can handle a range of demands. Fortunately, Samsung Printing Solutions offers a range of answers for the education market. And they are all designed to help schools cope with exactly such needs.
Taking to the Clouds
For simple networks – such as smaller departments – Samsung Cloud Print can provide an effective mobile printing experience for both students and administrators. This solution is easy to configure and to use, allowing students to print from PCs, phones or other devices no matter where they are.
Once students have finished typing papers or reports and are ready to hand in a copy, they do not want to waste time navigating an overly complicated printer network. Spending precious time trying to get connected or finding the right printer can be extremely frustrating. But Samsung Cloud Print instead makes it easy for users to find and use printers – and also for school administrators to track and control who gets to use their printers.
Samsung’s range of multifunction printers (MFPs) and other models offer convenient ways for people to connect, no matter whether they need to use Wi-Fi, NFC or cloud-based solutions. At the same time, network administrators can control who has access to various printers and each printer’s different capabilities.
In addition, pull printing means that only authorized people can receive printouts or files. Students can use the print network and not worry about other students picking up their printouts by mistake. And teachers can print exam papers or reports without running the risk of accidentally allowing students to see these documents early.
For larger networks, Samsung affiliate PrinterOn offers more robust (and a greater range of) cloud printing services ideal for educational institutions. PrinterOn helps schools save money, simplify their administration and lessen their carbon footprint, while at the same time improving students’ print experiences.
Reducing Waste and Better Management
With students, teachers and administrative staff from different departments passing through universities every day, making use of different libraries and study rooms, it is important that departments can track and manage who uses their printers.
Network administrators can also institute rule-based usage for their printers. For instance, they might want to only allow history majors to use a printer in the history study lounge, while granting open access to all students in common areas.
Administrators can also put limits how much paper a single student is allowed to use at once, to ensure paper is not wasted or used to excess.
Schools can also request that students confirm their print jobs before printing, in order to save on paper and prevent people from forgetting their print jobs. This means that printers will only print after users personally confirm the task – and that means that only files that really need to get printed will become hard copies.
Leading Security Solutions to Keep You on Course
When printing remotely, security is an issue. Academic users often ask themselves questions like: “Is the network safe?” and “How can I protect my work?”
Samsung’s mobile print services are secure, offering encryption and multiple layers of authentication so students and administrators alike can rest assured in the knowledge that their work is safe. The Smart UX Center, Samsung’s unique 10.1-inch Android interface, protects users’ files, encrypting all information and keeping the user interface separate from the main platform.
Easy-to-use administration systems make it simple for IT departments to monitor and control their printer fleets. Securely managing your print network ensures that students, teachers and administrators can focus on their work, without worrying about file safety.
Mobile Solutions that Put You at the Head of the Class
Mobile printing solutions provide more convenience than ever for both schools and their students, allowing all parties to print from anywhere and at any time. But this freedom also requires proper management, to ensure resources are not wasted and make certain that everyone’s documents remain secure.
Samsung Printing Solutions offers an array of apps and features for schools, maximizing usability and optimizing controls. In the world of education, where the printed word is vital for all aspects of what a school does, effective printing solutions are not optional – they are essential. And as educators are charged with the key role of developing the minds of the youth, matters such as printing should never be left to chance.