Smart printers are programmable and able to execute print jobs independently, without being controlled by a PC or other device. Programmability is the main feature that sets smart printers apart from other models. Check the latest range of Printers in Botswana.
A smart printer integrates with your network. The interface enables more controls, energy efficiency, troubleshooting cues, double-sided printing, and security features to prevent unauthorized use. It’s not just for the convenience of wireless printing.
IMPORTANCE OF SMART PRINTERS
Reduce your printing costs. In spite of all the admonishments to reduce the paper trail, workers still print more pages than they need. You might be unpleasantly surprised to see how many sheets of paper end up in the recycling bin but with a smart printer, such instances are eliminated.
Increase document security. Workers who can print secure documents may be using a dedicated printer, but what if they’re not? How often does that person go the printer, only to find that someone has “accidentally” walked off with pages that they shouldn’t have? Maybe the file was directed to the wrong printer, but human error can be costly. A smart printer can require that a document is not printed until the user is physically at the printer, and can enter a code to approve the output. This option not only protects your document security but eliminates the extra cost of purchasing and maintaining the dedicated security printer.
Prevent printer hacking. A printer is part of your network, so it can be hacked just like a computer or mobile device. In fact, some cyber-criminals target printers because they’re overlooked in the security chain. By covertly accessing your printer, a hacker can launch a denial-of-service attack (DOS) or flood your office with printouts. A smart printer requires user authentication. This added layer is particularly critical when workers are using their personal devices in the workplace—devices that are highly susceptible to hacking.
Conserve energy. Your printer is probably running all day, and perhaps into the night, depending on your office schedule. The electric cost of running a printer when it’s not actually printing can drive up your energy bill. A smart printer automatically shifts into standby mode to conserve electricity when not in use.