BioStore Identity Management with Papercut MF Print and Copy Release


Feb 23, 2014 (4 years and 1 month ago)



Identity Management

Papercut MF Pri
nt and Copy Release

What is it?

BioStore is a biometric system used to identify a person’s identity via (in our case) fingerprint.


uses this information to create a unique id number associated with an individual and this
number can be used to authenticate with a device. The advantage being that there is no media
needed (id card).


solution for print and copy release is f
ully compatible with Papercut MF which allow
users to submit print jobs to a virtual queue and then release from their desired MFP.

A Biostore ID Point terminal, with embedded card and biometric reader, is connected via USB to a
MFP running the Papercut e
mbedded application and is also connected to the network via a LAN

How it works

Biometric printing technology offers a unique, simple and secure method of identification. Using a
complex algorithmic system, the fingerprint image is converted to

a complex number string,
removing the need to store any images so providing security and peace of mind for users. The held
data cannot be used to recreate a fingerprint or be used in any forensic way.


uses this information to create a unique id number associated with an individual and this
number can be used to authenticate with a device. The

method for each user is set in
Biostore ID Manager console. The user can then simply confirm the
identity at

their chosen MFP by
placing their finger on the biometric scanner of the ID Point terminal or alternatively, by entering a
PIN or swiping a card. The user’s

identification template is then compared and

and Biostores



o the print server. The print server then logs
the user into the chosen MFP where they can print, copy or scan based upon the rules set in
Papercut MF.

How Biometric’s and Papercut work?

Users scan their fingerprint on

the biometric scanner on the IDPoint terminal which is connected to
the MFP.


fingerprint information is then sent via the

to the biometric software running
on a server which is then looked up in the biometric database and verified as a user on

the network.

Each verified user has a unique ID number

with their account which is sent through the

back to the IDPoint terminal which
in turn

sends it via a USB connection to the MFP. If the
ID number matches stored in Papercut the u
ser is then logged into the embedded software.

Key features

Add on to new or existing Papercut installations

Integration with Papercut embedded software

Single data store

users enrol only once

No fingerprint images stored



& Confidentiality

documents are not produced until the document
owner collects them. Use of biometrics adds a further level of security ensuring that users
are positively identified and are not using someone else’s card or PIN

ity & Efficiency

the solution makes it easy to log on and use MFPs


the organisation can dictate what is allowed/disallowed, for example enforcing
mono and duplex printing for groups of users, allocating printer ‘credits’ or balances and
per copy’, re
routing large jobs to Reprographics and deleting uncollected jobs after
24 hours

Cost Saving & Environmental Benefit

employing various levels of control can reduce total
document production by a significant percentage, making the service bo
th cheaper and
more environmentally friendly.

Increased Productivity

Compliance with regulations

no fingerprint images stored

Target markets

Scalable, network
based print management software for: Education, Public Sector, Corporate


BioStore and Papercut are strong within the education sector as schools have
started to adopt this biometric technology.

Reduces bullying

users do not carry cards

Utilising the biometric authentication technology helps education establishments

a user in the safest way through the use of fingerprint technology.

Secondly, by incorporating biometric technology with MFP’s, educational
establishments create a more secure environment where they are able to oversee their document
workflows more stri
ctly, manage print costs and ensure that only vital documents are printed.

Biostore System Architecture

The basic Biostore infrastructure consists of a Primary server connecting to a biometric
Biostore’s management console (ID Manager) is t
hen used to enrol a user’s
biometric’s, card details or PIN credentials into the system.

ID Point

CPU: 400MHz processor

70 x 40mm LCD Screen

LED indicators

Dimensions: 185 x 135 x 40mm (L x W x D)

Weight: 460g

Operating temperature: 0


Operating humidity: 20%


Power: 5V DC 2A

Ports: Ethernet, USB

Integrated proximity or smart card reader

Identification time: <= 2 seconds

ID Point can be wall mounted.