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    Nationwide SmartID

    Does anyone use the SmartID product (that comes with Nationwide's cashless system) for integrating with other technologies, in particular MFD copiers?

    If so, who do you use and for what, please?

    We're currently discussing replacing or upgrading our Cunninghams system, but need to ensure that when our copier lease is up next year we can use the same cashless fingerprints on the new copiers. (Current copiers don't have fingerprint as kids are all push-print, but we will be pull-print for kids next year)

    Cunninghams is currently on Biostore v1, so there's discussion to be had about upgrading to v2/v3 or switching to new supplier. NRS is top of my leaderboard at the moment, and [can't find Peter Willsher's username!] has demoed to us.

    Peter
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    We've got it here and hate to say it but I'm not convinced; when working it works great however all too often we have the Biometric release thingys 'drop off the network' which in turn causes the application to throw up unhandled exceptions.

    Had NRS look at it once a few weeks back and will be doing so again in the half term.

    Either way its a pretty buggy bit of kit.

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    @john - any feedback on NRS?

    I know you always used to like it?

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by howartp View Post
    Does anyone use the SmartID product (that comes with Nationwide's cashless system) for integrating with other technologies, in particular MFD copiers?

    If so, who do you use and for what, please?

    We're currently discussing replacing or upgrading our Cunninghams system, but need to ensure that when our copier lease is up next year we can use the same cashless fingerprints on the new copiers. (Current copiers don't have fingerprint as kids are all push-print, but we will be pull-print for kids next year)

    Cunninghams is currently on Biostore v1, so there's discussion to be had about upgrading to v2/v3 or switching to new supplier. NRS is top of my leaderboard at the moment, and [can't find Peter Willsher's username!] has demoed to us.

    Peter
    At Xmas we moved over to NRS from Cunninghams. We use MFP's with biometric readers for follow me printing. The printers are provided by these guys - Office Equipment Specialists supplying printers, copiers, scanners, multi-functional machines, document management, service, support and saving your business money - Sharples Group - The system works pretty well. NRS wanted to charge £95 a time for installation of there software (not for the license just install) on client machines. After a few emails I do it myself.

    Thanks

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    We have NRS and have been looking at moving over to MFPs with fingerprint access etc, and most the people we've been talking to in regards to pcounter/papercut/suppliers etc, all say it needs Biostore purchasing to link in the middle, as the end software/devices mainly use biostore. (Depending on brands etc).

    Not sure if you're planning to use one of the higher known softwares to manage the printing etc, but it might be different if you only want printing direct to SmartID etc.

    Not saying all of them need it, but the ones we've been talking to always seem to base it around BioStore etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    At Xmas we moved over to NRS from Cunninghams. We use MFP's with biometric readers for follow me printing. The printers are provided by these guys - Sharples Group - The system works pretty well. NRS wanted to charge £95 a time for installation of their software (not for the license just install) on client machines. After a few emails I do it myself.
    Thanks - do you use the Smart iD printing, or something like PCounter as Steve discusses below?
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve21 View Post
    We have NRS and have been looking at moving over to MFPs with fingerprint access etc, and most the people we've been talking to in regards to pcounter/papercut/suppliers etc, all say it needs Biostore purchasing to link in the middle, as the end software/devices mainly use biostore. (Depending on brands etc).

    Not sure if you're planning to use one of the higher known softwares to manage the printing etc, but it might be different if you only want printing direct to SmartID etc.

    Not saying all of them need it, but the ones we've been talking to always seem to base it around BioStore etc.

    Steve
    Thanks Steve - we're currently with PCounter who I know use BioStore, so you've actually hit the nail on the head here. Do PCounter etc require BioStore, or do they work with other providers such as Smart iD?

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by howartp View Post
    Thanks - do you use the Smart iD printing, or something like PCounter as Steve discusses below?

    Thanks Steve - we're currently with PCounter who I know use BioStore, so you've actually hit the nail on the head here. Do PCounter etc require BioStore, or do they work with other providers such as Smart iD?

    Peter
    Yep, using PaperCut MF.

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    I've just found a bigger SmartID brochure on the net than the paper copy I have - PCounter does indeed work with Smart ID and our mifare staff badges so that's ok.

    Peter

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    Quote Originally Posted by howartp View Post
    @john - any feedback on NRS?

    I know you always used to like it?

    Peter
    Didn't use it with the copiers but did with MLS in the Library, it worked but tbh unless your on self-issue or always have loads of people to sort out it wasn't worth the money. I saw them using it with Toshiba kit at BETT the other year and it looked nice and simple and always been pleased with them myself when I had to deal with the system and people so I hope it has carried on like that since I left.

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