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Pay for print
Posted by Jason Gerfen on 05 May 2010 06:47 AM

University Of Utah Pay For Print

Some much needed documentation regarding the campus / uCard pay for print system.

Pharos Uniprint Software

The Pharos pay for print software assists in managing a method of re-routing print queues to printers, thereby providing a temporary queue in which to hold a print job until payment has been received by the server process.

More information regarding the Pharos Uniprint Software can be found on their home page @ http://www.pharos.com.

How it works

  1. Print Queues mapped to Physical Devices via IP

    • This is a print queue created on the server which points directly to a printer and handles print jobs coming from the Pharos Uniprint system.
  2. Print Queues used as Forwarding Queues to Uniprint server

    • Works as a pass through print queue. Print jobs sent to this queue immediately get forwarded to the Uniprint server where it then awaits to be paid for using the student ID card.
  3. Pharos Administration

    • The pharos administration utility named Pharos Uniprint Remote is an authenticated method for managing print jobs & provides limited network printer status information. The utility can be located at the following URL: https://unisqldata.ucard.utah.edu/Pharos/Logon.aspx

Current Configuration(s) Per Area

  1. Knowledge Commons (Marriott Library)

    • Short Name Long Name Printer IP Printer Type Description
      MMCPC MMC-1 155.97.17.195 HP LaserJet 9000 PS Default Knowledge Commons Printer
      MMCMAC MMC-2 155.97.17.194 HP LaserJet 9000 PS Failover Knowledge Commons Printer

    Student Classrooms (Marriott Library)

    • Short Name Long Name Printer IP Printer Type Description
      ST-1 Studio-1 155.97.17.206 HP LaserJet 9000 PS Default Printer for 17xx Classrooms

    Public Areas (Marriott Library)

    • Short Name Long Name Printer IP Printer Type Description
      SR-1 SciRef-1 155.97.17.201 HP LaserJet 9000 PS Default Science Reference Printer

    Union Building

    • Short Name Long Name Printer IP Printer Type Description
      UN-1 Union-1 155.97.17.210 HP LaserJet 9000 PS Default Union Lab Printer

    Benchmark Lab (Residence Halls)

    • Short Name Long Name Printer IP Printer Type Description
      Ben-1 Bench-1 155.97.17.218 HP LaserJet 9000 PS Default Benchmark Printer
  2. Sage Point (Residence Halls)

    • Short Name Long Name Printer IP Printer Type Description
      Sage-1 SageP-1 155.97.17.220 HP LaserJet 9000 PS Default Sage Point Printer

How to enable free printing

  • Occasionally you must enable free printing if the uniprint1.ucard.utah.edu & uniprint2.ucard.utah.edu printers go down. To do this you must establish a remote connection to DC1-MMC. Select each of the printers listed above and change the Print Queue to print directly to the printer corresponding to the print queue.
    For example, to enable free printing for the print queue mmcpc follow the steps outlined below:
    1. Establish a remote desktop connection to DC1-MMC
    2. Open Pcontrol
    3. Right click mmcpc from the list of configured printers and left click properties
    4. Click the ports tab across the top of the property window
    5. The checkbox should be selected on the uniprint queue name (155.101.65.42:mmcq-1)
    6. De-select this option and locate the configured port to print directly to the printers IP address (IP_155.97.17.195)
    7. Click the apply button and then do the same for each printer listed

Administrative Contact & Procedure

  • First you will need to contact Ron Wells [ron.wells@ucard.utah.edu / 801-831-2149] who is the administrative contact at UCard. Next an email should be sent indicating that the Pay for Print (Pharos) system is down and free printing is enabled temporarily until the Pharos services is restarted on uniprint01 and/or uniprint01
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