As schools embrace technology on a wider scale, the task of managing access to printers has become more difficult. Across every part of an institution – from the classroom to the library – a school IT administrator should ensure easy and secure access for both staff and students alike.
Let’s take a look at some printers and solutions that will help IT admins keep on top of school printer usage.
Compact Printers for the Classroom
To help students’ learning, individual classrooms may be equipped with a desktop computer and a printer. Educators might need to print out documents, teaching materials, notes and lesson plans. Meanwhile, students might use the printer to obtain hard copies of their projects and coursework.
A compact printer, such as the Samsung Xpress SL-C430W, will save space and still provide the functions needed during a lesson. With a generous toner yields and impressive prints speeds, the printer even supports mobile printing with the Mobile Print app.
Multifunction Printers in Multifunctional Libraries
School libraries and computer labs are used for a wide range of purposes, so it is likely that more students visit these spaces. This means that library printers are also likely to be used more frequently. A greater range of functions, such as scanning and copying, may be required.
To meet the needs of students, it may be necessary to install a large multifunction printer. The Samsung ProXpress SL-M4560FX is equipped with a powerful processor for fast print and scan speeds. The printer can also help IT administrators save money, thanks to high toner and drum yields, which help lower overheads and the total cost of ownership of the device.
Smart Solutions for Schools
Business Core’s modular suite of solutions has tools that can assist school IT administrators in the management and upkeep of a printer fleet.
A forgetful student can quickly add to a pile of wasteful or mistaken prints, without realizing the impact they are having on the printer and the environment. By keeping track of individual usage and history with Usage Tracker Core, IT administrators can quickly identify anyone who is doing a lot of printing. Usage Track Core has the ability to track an individual user or a group of users across a fleet of printers, so administrators can understand the scale of their school’s printing. The solution offers proactive monitoring with daily usage reports delivered via email.
Larger institutions might have thousands of students. This creates a significant workload for IT admins who need to register every student to the printing network. Secure Login Core allows admins to register a user across a network with a single registration process. This means that once a user is registered to one printer, they can use any other printer connected to the same net-work, without the need to register again.
Students can be made responsible for printing their own documents and forms, such as parental permission slips. This frees up administrator and educator time for other tasks. A cloud-based printing solution, such as Cloud Connector Core, can make this even easier for students. Cloud Connector Core can allow students to download and print these forms directly from the printer, without the need for a computer at all.
An effective school print system combines compact printers for the classroom, multifunction printers in larger shared spaces, and a comprehensive set of smart solutions. In this way, IT administrators can keep school printing organized and efficient.
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