Pharos Cloud Education Edition

 

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Pharos Cloud Education Edition

Eliminate Print Infrastructure to Drive Efficiency

Pharos Cloud Education Edition is a cloud-native solution that drives IT efficiency by removing the need for on-site print servers.

  • Enable IT staff to manage campus-wide printing from a single web console.
  • Automatically detect new print devices on the network and auto-populate them into the Administrator Portal.
  • Reduce the number of print drivers that need to be managed with Pharos’ IPP Everywhere™ print driver providing a consistent experience to the multi-vendor fleet.
  • Take advantage of a regular cadence of Pharos Cloud releases that introduce new innovations and features that streamline printing operations and adapt to changing printing requirements.
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Reduce & Recover Printing Costs

Reduce and recover costs by holding users financially accountable for their printing and preventing abuse.

  • Set quotas for individual students, groups, or departments, and determine what actions to take when limits are exceeded.
  • Set rates based on job attributes (black & white vs. color, simplex vs. duplex) and accurately charge back expenses to students and internal departments to encourage responsible use of expensive resources.
  • Enable users to bill their print jobs to specific departments, grants, or their own account.
  • Change wasteful printing habits by enforcing print policies and educating users on mindful print habits ​at the point of print submission.
  • Gain critical insight into the printing patterns of your campus to make data-driven decisions that optimize resources and reduce operational costs.
Pharos Cloud Education Edition

Enhance Print Security

Pharos Cloud is built from the ground up with a relentless focus on security.

  • ISO 27001 certification demonstrates Pharos’ ongoing commitment to information security.
  • Supports zero trust security principles.
  • Safeguards print data with end-to-end encryption.
  • Enhances document security with Secure Release workflows ensuring sensitive documents aren’t left unattended.
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Improve Student & Faculty Experience

Pharos Cloud enhances the printing experience for users by making it easy for students and faculty to print from wherever they are.

  • Reduce training requirements with a consistent print experience across workstations and mobile devices to print devices—regardless of manufacturer.
  • Enables users to submit print jobs from any network to a single print queue, and release at any secured device that’s convenient.
  • Users can easily manage print jobs and track activity history through the End User Portal.


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Interested in migrating your campus-wide printing to the cloud? Trust Pharos, who helped establish the student and faculty printing category with Uniprint and Secure Release, to modernize your print infrastructure.

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With Traditional Print Infrastructure

  • Wasteful printing: Unmanaged printing leads not only to high printing costs, but increased waste and energy consumption.

  • Vulnerable to threats: On-premise print infrastructure is vulnerable and needs to be patched and updated regularly. Data leakage through print can also be an issue when sensitive documents are left unattended at the printer.

  • Burdensome for IT: Managing printers, print servers, drivers, queues, and day-to-day print operations is time-consuming and disruptive for IT staff. Not only that, up to 50% of Help Desk calls are print related.

  • Frustrated users: Printing to the multivendor fleet can be difficult and frustrating—whether it’s issues mapping to a nearby printer or the inconsistent printing and finishing experience to the mult-vendor fleet, print is often a leading cause of Help Desk calls.

  • Sub-optimized printing: Decentralized budgets and purchasing across different departments often means that IT doesn’t have a centralized view of what print devices are out there, how they’re being utilized, who is printing what, or what the true cost of printing is.

With Pharos Cloud Education Edition

  • Improved Sustainability: Eliminating print servers helps reduce energy consumption. In addition, well-designed cloud platforms can help change wasteful printing habits by enforcing policies and track the environmental impact of print.

  • Enhanced Security: The ISO 27001 certified platform supports zero trust principles, end-to-end data encryption, and helps enhance document security through secure release workflows.

  • Reduces Costs and Drives IT efficiency: Eliminate costly print servers to drive IT staff productivity and centralize and simplify driver management from a single application.

  • Simple and Intuitive User Experience: Reduce Help Desk calls with a simple and consistent print experience from Windows, Macs, Chromebooks, and mobile devices to the multivendor fleet.

  • Optimize printing on an ongoing basis: Instantly visualize key print metrics through intuitive dashboards and drill down into job-level details to gain the clarity needed to optimize your print fleet, identify outliers, and reduce costs.

Pharos Is Trusted By Universities Around The World

“After installing Pharos, student questions and complaints about printing fell dramatically. This was a huge relief for us.”

Pharos Is Trusted By Universities Around The World

“With Pharos, NIU has achieved an annual cost savings of 40-45% when compared to our baseline. This translates into annual savings of $1.05M per year. This has been a huge win for NIU.”

Pharos Is Trusted By Universities Around The World

“Our students enjoy the ability to send a print job from their dorm room and then go to our library later to print when it’s convenient for them.”

Pharos Is Trusted By Universities Around The World

“With such a positive ROI on top of an operationally stable printing platform that saves us over a million dollars every year, the program has been a great success story for NIU.”

Pharos Is Trusted By Universities Around The World

“I am proud to advance our social mission by strengthening our partnership with Pharos, a certified B Corp vendor…Pharos is above and beyond a print management solution.”

Pharos Is Trusted By Universities Around The World

“We committed to our CIO to save $5 million dollars per year on printing and this was a slam dunk after working with Pharos. Our team’s goal is now closer to $10 million per year.”

Revolutionize Your Print Management: Embrace Cloud Solutions

Key Benefits of Migrating Your Print Infrastructure to the Cloud

Explore the multifaceted benefits of switching to cloud print solutions.

  • Security: Advanced encryption and data protection measures. 
  • Reduced IT Burden: Simplified management and maintenance 
  • Cost Savings: Substantial reduction in operational expenses. 
  • Environmental Impact: Commit to sustainability with reduced paper waste and energy consumption. 
What Our Customers Say

“Pharos provides experts and industry-leading ideas and processes to organizations like Banner Health who do not have the time or expertise in the [print management] space.”

What Our Customers Say

“It’s interesting to see our printing trends evolve with this capability. More and more employees are printing from their phones and we expect this trend to increase.”

What Our Customers Say

“I learned more in 45 minutes with Pharos Insights than I did in six months of working with a print management consultant.”  

What Our Customers Say

“Protecting confidential information is key but the real eye opener was how much we immediately saved on print just by getting rid of our print servers and all the time we used to spend maintaining them.”

What Our Customers Say

“It’s interesting to see our printing trends evolve with this capability. More and more employees are printing from their phones and we expect this trend to increase.”

What Our Customers Say

“It’s surprisingly easy to identify savings opportunities. We are now driving volume to the most cost-effective devices and saving a ton of money.”  

What Our Customers Say

“It was hard to believe how easy it was to secure our copiers and printers. I was able to lock down all of our devices in two separate buildings in about an hour.”

What Our Customers Say

“Not a day went by that we didn’t hear about another cyber-attack in the news. Pharos has been the answer to the security of our printing infrastructure. Our IT team gets an alert every time a printer with a subpar security profile is added to the network; they can investigate, or just shut down and bypass the printer with the touch of a button. On top of that, data analytics and secure release helps us operate efficiently and delivers a strong ROI.”

What Our Customers Say

“5 years ago, a big change occurred. Pharos focused on the product and their vision in the market. Since then, they have generated multi-million dollar ROIs for us and others and made the digital to physical output ubiquitous and secure. My recommendation? Whatever Pharos says, do it.”

What Our Customers Say

“I unequivocally recommend the Pharos product. Since getting Pharos, we’re no longer locked into long-term printer contracts and print infrastructure is completely virtualized, enabling me to adjust my global fleet nearly on the fly. It dramatically improved our security posture, closing vulnerabilities automatically before they became issues, and the Pharos Productivity Suite enabled us to dramatically simplify some of our former paper-based workflows, leveraging their AI technology. Deployment was a breeze; and Pharos customer success has been great.”

What Our Customers Say

“Pharos is the company that enables, guides and protects users, whether working from home, manufacturing plant, campus, or office, at a point when a decision being made about what to do with electronic information. That could be printing, sharing, saving to a cloud folder, or getting a signature. Pharos helps with that decision by making it and the resulting action, the easiest, the most efficient, and the most secure.”

What Our Customers Say

“Empowering users to register themselves was key. The setup wizard made it a breeze for us to get started.”

What Our Customers Say

“Empowering users to register themselves was key. The setup wizard made it a breeze for us to get started.”

What Our Customers Say

“I can’t believe how much fun printing is now! In the Atlanta office, I sent my expense report to the same print queue I use in Massachusetts. I badge in here at printer, and voila, out it comes! Like magic!”

What Our Customers Say

“I can’t believe how much fun printing is now! From the Atlanta office, I sent my expense report to the same print queue I use in Massachusetts. I badge in here at the home office and out it comes. Magic!”

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Sustainability

Sustainability in PrintOps

Pharos: Redefining Success as a Certified B Corp

Pharos, a trailblazing Certified B Corp, stands at the forefront of a global movement. We’re not just about profits; we’re about purpose. Benefit corporations like us voluntarily raise the bar, embracing higher standards of transparency, accountability, and ecological performance. Our mission? To inspire and challenge businesses worldwide—not only to be the best in the world but to be the best for the world. 🌎🌿

At Pharos, we value stewardship—an ethic that guides responsible resource management. Our commitment extends beyond efficiency and security enhancements. We empower informed employees, fostering mindful and sustainable printing behaviors. As our impact grows, we exemplify what it means to be a benefit corporation. 🌿🖨️

Old Way

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    Traditional print operations rely heavily on paper, leading to deforestation and resource depletion. The production, transportation, and disposal of paper contribute to greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption.

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    Print servers, copiers, and printers consume significant energy. These devices often remain powered on even during idle periods, wasting electricity. Additionally, outdated hardware generates electronic waste (e-waste) when discarded.

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    Traditional print workflows can be inefficient, resulting in unnecessary printing. Employees often print more pages than needed, leading to paper waste.

With Pharos Cloud

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    By transitioning to cloud-based printing, organizations reduce paper usage, conserve forests, and minimize their carbon footprint.

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    Cloud-based solutions reduce the need for traditional print servers, curbing energy consumption and e-waste production.

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    When transitioning print operations to the cloud, organizations gain insights and access controls, reducing unnecessary printing and promoting sustainability.

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Unlocking Sustainability: Key Insights from Quocirca’s Study

In Quocirca’s Sustainability Market Trends Study 2023, the urgency to implement sustainability strategies is growing, significantly influencing print infrastructure decisions. As stakeholders across senior and mid-management exert greater influence over sustainability initiatives, buyers now have high expectations of supplier and device performance.

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Key Findings from Sustainability Study:

Environmental Impact Matters:

  • Importance of Supplier Impact: Seven in ten decision-makers emphasize that suppliers must demonstrate reduced environmental impact.
  • Tracking Supplier Performance: Notably, 69% of businesses formally track their print supplier’s environmental performance.
  • Data Gap: Despite the focus on sustainability, decision-makers struggle to access relevant data from vendors about printer and MFP environmental impact.

Business and Sustainability Alignment:

  • Business Sense: 62% believe sustainability is important for business performance now, and 85% expect it to be crucial by 2025.
  • Regulation and Ethical Imperative: The climate emergency and regulations (such as the EU’s corporate sustainability reporting directive) drive sustainability initiatives.
  • Supplier Influence: 95% say their company’s sustainability goals impact supplier choice.

Challenges and Expectations:

  • Data Clarity Needed: Only 31% are extremely satisfied with sustainability information provided by suppliers.
  • Cost Challenges: While 80% are willing to pay a premium for environmentally friendly products, cost remains a challenge for organizations aiming to reduce environmental impact.

Accelerated Strategies:

  • Global Momentum: 77% of organizations are accelerating sustainability strategies (81% in Germany, 84% in the US).
  • Product Selection Criteria: Sustainable consumables, device energy efficiency, and product longevity top the list.
  • Vendor Clarity: Vendors must offer clearer sustainability data to maintain competitiveness.

In summary, sustainability is no longer an option—it’s a strategic imperative. Organizations seek transparency, actionable data, and eco-friendly solutions to align with their environmental goals.

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Sustainable Printing Strategies with Pharos:

Efficient Print Management:

  • Optimize printing practices to reduce waste.
  • Up to 45% of printed office documents are discarded, costing companies significantly.
  • Pharos ensures documents print only when authenticated, minimizing abandoned printouts.

Policy Print for Smarter Habits:

  • Pharos allows administrators to create policies.
  • Encourage double-sided or black-and-white printing, and deny large print jobs.
  • Informed decisions contribute to cost savings and sustainability.

Beyond Paper: Toner and Energy Impact:

  • Each print job leaves an environmental footprint.
  • Pharos Insights tracks water, CO2, energy, and tree consumption.
  • Set targets and monitor key metrics.
  • Identify digitization opportunities.

See How Pharos Cloud Improves Sustainability Initiatives.
What Our Customers Say

“Pharos provides experts and industry-leading ideas and processes to organizations like Banner Health who do not have the time or expertise in the [print management] space.”

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Sweepstakes Rules

Sweepstakes Rules

Sweepstakes Rules

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. ALL FEDERAL, STATE, LOCAL, AND MUNICIPAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS APPLY. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. 

Eligibility 

Pharos 2023 Drone Giveaway (the “Sweepstakes”) is open to legal residents of the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia who are at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of entry. Employees of Pharos Systems International and other companies associated with the promotion of the Sweepstakes, and their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates and advertising and promotion agencies as well as the immediate family (spouse, parents, siblings, and children) and household members of each such employee are not eligible. The Sweepstakes is subject to federal, state, and local laws and regulations.

Sponsor

The Sweepstakes is sponsored by Pharos Systems International (“Pharos”), located at 4545 East River Road, Suite 210, West Henrietta, New York 14586.

Agreement to Official Rules 

Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant’s full and unconditional agreement to and acceptance of these Official Rules and the decisions of the Sponsor, which are final and binding. Winning a prize is contingent upon being compliant with these Official Rules and fulfilling all other requirements set forth herein.

Sweepstakes Period 

The Sweepstakes begins on June 9, 2023 at 6:00 pm PST and ends on June 13, 2023 at 11:59 pm PST (the “Sweepstakes Period”). Entries that are submitted before or after the Sweepstakes Period will be disqualified.

How to Enter 

There are multiple ways to enter:

LinkedIn Entry:

  • FOLLOW our corporate page, LIKE the giveaway post and SHARE it on your feed. All steps must be completed to enter.

Onsite Entry:

  • Visit our booth (#420) at the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit and get your badge scanned.

BONUS ENTRIES: Schedule a meeting to receive an onsite 15-minute demo of our industry-leading Pharos Cloud software for two additional entries. You can sign up in person at the booth or by filling out the form at this link: https://www.pharos.com/dws/. You must attend the demo to be entered.

Limit four (4) entries per person for the duration of the Sweepstakes Period, regardless of method of entry. Entries received from any person, e-mail address, or household in excess of the stated limitation will be void.

Prize Drawing 

On or about June 20,2023, Pharos will select a potential winner in a random drawing from among all eligible entries received. The odds of being selected depend on the number of entries received.

Winner Notification 

The potential winner will be notified by email, LinkedIn message, or telephone. Each potential winner (parent/legal guardian if a minor in his/her state of residence) will be required to complete, electronically sign, and submit a Declaration of Compliance within five (5) days of the date notice or attempted notice is sent, in order to claim his/her prize. The potential winner will receive a Form 1099-MISC on any winnings totaling $600 or more in a calendar year. The recipient must complete and submit an IRS Form W-9, which includes their social security number, before receiving the prize if Pharos determines the prize value to require a 1099.

If a potential winner cannot be contacted, or fails to submit the Declaration of Compliance or IRS Form W-9 within the required time period (if applicable), or prize is returned as undeliverable, potential winner forfeits prize. If the potential winner is at least 18 but still considered a minor in his/her jurisdiction of residence, Sponsor reserves the right to award the prize in the name of his/her parent or legal guardian, who will be required to sign the Declaration of Compliance on the potential winners behalf and fulfill any other requirements imposed on winner set forth herein. Potential winners must continue to comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules, and winning is contingent upon fulfilling all requirements. In the event that a potential winner is disqualified for any reason, Sponsor may award the applicable prize to an alternate winner by random drawing from among all remaining eligible entries. Only three (3) alternate drawings will be held, after which the prize will remain un-awarded. Prizes will be fulfilled approximately 8-10 weeks after the conclusion of the Sweepstakes.

Prizes 

Quantity 1: DJI Mini 2 SE Fly More Combo, Lightweight Drone with QHD Video, 10km Video Transmission. Valued at $489.

General Conditions

In the event that the operation, security, or administration of the Sweepstakes is impaired in any way for any reason, including, but not limited to fraud, virus, bug, worm, unauthorized human intervention or other technical problem, or in the event the Sweepstakes is unable to run as planned for any other reason, as determined by Sponsor in its sole discretion, the Sponsor may, in its sole discretion, either (a) suspend the Sweepstakes to address the impairment and then resume the Sweepstakes in a manner that best conforms to the spirit of these Official Rules or (b) terminate the Sweepstakes and, in the event of termination, award the prize at random from among the eligible, non-suspect entries received up to the time of the impairment. The Sponsor reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual it finds to be tampering with the entry process or the operation of the Sweepstakes or to be acting in violation of these Official Rules or in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Any attempt by any person to damage the website or undermine the legitimate operation of the Sweepstakes may be a violation of criminal and civil law, and, should such an attempt be made, the Sponsor reserves the right to seek damages (including attorney’s fees) and any other remedies from any such person to the fullest extent permitted by law. Failure by the Sponsor to enforce any provision of these Official Rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.

Release and Limitations of Liability 

By participating in the Sweepstakes, entrants agree to release and hold harmless the Sponsor, and each of their respective parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, advertising and promotion agencies, other companies associated with the Sweepstakes, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees, shareholders, representatives, and agents (the “Released Parties)” from and against any claim or cause of action arising out of participation in the Sweepstakes or receipt or use of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto), including, but not limited to: (a) any technical errors associated with the Sweepstakes, including lost, interrupted or unavailable Internet Service Provider (ISP), network, server, wireless service provider, or other connections, availability or accessibility or miscommunications or failed computer, satellite, telephone, cellular tower or cable transmissions, lines, or technical failure or jumbled, scrambled, delayed, or misdirected transmissions or computer hardware or software malfunctions, failures or difficulties; (b) unauthorized human intervention in the Sweepstakes; (c) mechanical, network, electronic, computer, human, printing or typographical errors; (d)application downloads, (e) any other errors or problems in connection with the Sweepstakes, including, without limitation, errors that may occur in the administration of the Sweepstakes, the announcement of the winner, the cancellation or postponement of the event and/or the flyover, if applicable, the incorrect downloading of the application, the processing of entries application downloads or in any Sweepstakes-related materials; or (f) injury, death, losses or damages of any kind, to persons or property which may be caused, directly or indirectly, in whole or in part, from entrants participation in the Sweepstakes or acceptance, receipt or misuse of the prize (including any travel or activity related thereto). Entrant further agrees that in any cause of action, the Released Parties liability will be limited to the cost of entering and participating in the Sweepstakes, and in no event shall the entrant be entitled to receive attorney’s fees. Released Parties are also not responsible for any incorrect or inaccurate information, whether caused by site users, tampering, hacking, or by any equipment or programming associated with or utilized in the Sweepstakes. Entrant waives the right to claim any damages whatsoever, including, but not limited to, punitive, consequential, direct, or indirect damages.

Disputes 

Except where prohibited, each entrant agrees that any and all disputes, claims and causes of action arising out of, or connected with, the Sweepstakes or any prize awarded shall be resolved individually, without resort to any form of class action, and exclusively by the appropriate court located in New York. All issues and questions concerning the construction, validity, interpretation and enforceability of these Official Rules, entrants rights and obligations, or the rights and obligations of the Sponsor in connection with the Sweepstakes, shall be governed by, and construed in accordance with, the laws of New York, without giving effect to any choice of law or conflict of law rules, which would cause the application of the laws of any jurisdiction other than New York.

Privacy 

Information collected from entrants is subject to Sponsor’s privacy policy (https://www.pharos.com/privacy/).

Winner List 

To request the name of the winner, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to 4545 East River Road, Suite 210, West Henrietta, NY 14586 USA. Winner List requests will only be accepted after the promotion end date (listed above).

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Supported Konica Minolta Printers

Supported Konica Minolta Printers

Konica Minolta maintains a list of all devices that we support. This list is updated frequently. Our secure printing software supports all of the Konica Minolta printers and multi-function devices in the lists linked below.

Printers for On-site and Cloud Solutions

Supported printers and multifunction devices for:

NOTE: To integrate certain bizhub models with Uniprint and Blueprint, your server will need Pharos iMFP for Konica Minolta v2.2.2 or later, which you can download here.

Devices not appearing in these lists can still be secured using Pharos hardware.

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Support

Pharos Support

Pharos understands the critical role of your print management platform in maintaining smooth business operations, especially during moments of disruption where time is of the essence. With our selection of Support packages, we’re dedicated to being the dependable ally you can rely on. Our global Support team is available 24/7 and is committed to quickly resolving any challenges you face. Your peace of mind is our top priority.

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  • Manage complex print environments
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  • Improve network security
  • Support your hybrid workforce


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