Uniflow Online is a cloud based secure print and scanning solution from NT-Ware. It provides secure printing and scanning of documents, accounting of device usage and access control to devices and functions. As a subscription based service Uniflow Online is scalable and affordable with no up-front capital costs or over-provisioning.
Each PC or Mac connected to Uniflow Online has a Smartclient installed, this provides the user with a printer that is controlled by Uniflow. When a job is printed it is either stored within the Smartclient on that PC/Mac and is held until the user requests it at a Uniflow Online enabled MFD or printer.
Update (10/08/2020) - Microsoft Universal Print will be supported as an input method for print jobs upon it's general release in early 2021, allowing even more seamless integration with users In the Microsoft 365 ecosystem.
Uniflow Online supports scanning to various locations and these can be enabled or restricted to users and groups. The list of available destinations is growing all the time, currently the following destinations and file formats are supported:
Users are created and authenticated with Uniflow Online either using built-in Uniflow Online accounts or via existing Microsoft Azure AD/Office 365 accounts. Authentication can be simplified for users by linking existing social media logins (e.g. Facebook, Google, Yahoo) to their account so that these can be used instead of the Uniflow generated credentials.
Users are authenticated at printers via either a generated PIN number or by associating a proximity ID card, such as an existing building entry card.
As a subsidiary of Canon, NT-Ware have unique access to the Canon hardware and are able to provide the tightest integration possible with Canon MFDs. This enables embedded functionality on even the smaller office devices such as the Canon i-Sensys range, enabling secure print and cloud scanning even in a home office or personal desktop environment.
As with the on-premise Uniflow product, support for non-Canon MFD devices is being introduced via a release station which emulate the embedded behaviour of Uniflow on the Canon devices.
Uniflow Online is now pre-installed on all current Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFDs and is the preferred secure print and cloud scanning solution by Canon.
Security and privacy are increasing concerns for companies and individuals. All connections between Uniflow Online, devices and workstations are secured with SSL. The system was built from the ground up on Microsoft Azure and regional datacentres are used to maintain appropriate regional compliance. The system itself is GDPR compliant for retrieval and deletion of user's personal data to ensure peace of mind.
As fully authorised and trained Canon and Uniflow partners Air Copier Systems are able to provide end-to-end support ourselves from installation to first-line support, with the additional reassurance of the full support of Canon and NT-Ware for back-end issues. This support is included within the subscription price, so there are no hefty support charges on top.
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