The next stage in the roll out of UNE’s new fleet of MFD’s (Multi-function Devices) is the introduction of the Equitrack authentication system.
Last year UNE began a project to replace its ageing fleet of photocopiers, faxes and scanners with the latest generation Multi-function Devices or MFD’s.
The roll out of the MFD’s began late last year and was completed early in 2008. UNE now has around 100 MFD’s available to staff and students.
The next step in the upgrade will involve the introduction of the Equitrack authentication service. This will allow users to use features such as ‘secure’ print and for users to be appropriately charged for photocopying and printing (scanning is free)
You can use your UNE staff or student card as authentication for printing and photocopying. This will allow you to simply swipe your ID card to release jobs from the print queue or photocopy.
In preparation for MFD Equitrack printing and copying we ask that over the next couple of weeks you take the time to link your staff or student ID card to your MFD Equitrack account. Linking your ID card to your Equitrack account is a simple one-off process and will not need to be repeated unless you change your card or password.
Instructions for linking your ID card to your Equitrack account for staff can be found at: http://www.une.edu.au/it-services/staff/pdfs/MFDCardAssociation.pdfÂ Instructions for students areÂ coming soon.
In testing the new systems we have discovered that a number of staff do not have an ID card and that some ID cards will not work with Equitrack. If you do not have a UNE staff ID card or if your card does not work with Equitrack you will need to fill out an application form for a new ID card at http://www.une.edu.au/fms/links/campus-services/staff-card-application-11-04-08.doc
There will be no charge for new or replacement cards as part of this process.
The next step in the process is to provide training for staff and students in using the MFD’s and how charging works. This training will be provided by Ricoh trainers on site. Training will be run over several days to allow everyone to attend. Details will be provided over the coming weeks. Charging will not be introduced until after the training sessions.
Please contact the IT Service Desk on x5000 if you have any questions regarding the MFD’s or the features above.