What is Touchless Printing?As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact on businesses, a huge aspect of conforming to the current government advice is ensuring that we limit physical contact as much as possible on shared surfaces and devices In both the workplace and at home. Apogee have developed the concept of touchless printing to eliminate contact on shared devices.
Organisations looking to adopt a 'clean after you use' policy need to consider the impact this has on their printing device. Control panels can be easily scratched or cracked by excessive rubbing, with high levels of alcohol found in cleaning solutions this may result in colour unevenness, discolouration, and blurs. With this in mind, adopting a completely touchless solution prevents potential damage to your device and allows you to release print jobs at any printer, without physical contact.
Simple touchless solutions
Depending on your existing environment, this can be implemented via a ‘fast release’ solution which involves the authentication on a device from an ID card, key fob or RFID sticker. Once authenticated at a device, all print jobs would be automatically released.
RFID Tags (Radio Frequency Identification) are a type of tracking system that uses smart barcodes in order to identify items. Tags typically come in the form of small stickers that can be stuck to a phone or smart device which will automatically release your print jobs when you authenticate yourself at the device.
Scanning of an ID card / Key Fob
Using a personal identification card or fob to release your print jobs that are waiting in the queue will allow a fast release as soon as you scan the detection point.
Scanning of QR Code
Each MFD will be fitted with a QR code (Quick Response Code) which can then be scanned using your mobile phone or device. Using Apogee Cloud Print technology users will select the print jobs they wish to release via a secure app.