Pharos Chrome Print Now Available!

Team Pharos
October 2020

We are happy to announce the latest update to the Pharos Beacon cloud platform! This update includes several important new features, including Pharos Chrome Print, a lightweight extension that makes Chromebook printing simple in any Pharos environment! This update to Beacon also includes several improvements to Sentry Print: Mobile Device Management (MDM) support for the… [ Read more ]

Uniprint and the Cloud: Print Solutions for the Modern Campus

Rich Post
September 2020

We’ve recently experienced a significant increase in the number of Uniprint customers who are ready to explore how Pharos Beacon cloud services can augment their Uniprint systems. Whether it’s student printing or back-office printing or both, many IT professionals are looking for new ways to simplify the management of campus-wide printing and its related costs…. [ Read more ]

Cloud Printing for the New Office

Cal Curtice
September, 2020

Even before the global coronavirus pandemic began in early 2020, many organizations were already looking to externalize their print infrastructure to align with their overall IT strategy. Cloud-based printing dramatically simplifies the print process and makes it easier and more secure for employees to print. In today’s climate of remote workers and skeleton crews in… [ Read more ]

Managing Print for a Remote Workforce

Ben Bowen
National Sales Manager

The new reality of a distributed workforce, with most employees working from home, has forced us to think differently about how we manage IT to serve our people. Some employees will return to the office, but many people might not want to return for some time. Others might not ever want to resume office life… [ Read more ]

What “Cloud Print Management” Means

Summary: The concept of “cloud print management” is still fairly new to many people, and there are various assumptions about what it entails. True cloud print management means your organization is leveraging specialized cloud services to take on the security, infrastructure, maintenance, and upgrade burdens that your internal staff would otherwise need to manage. The… [ Read more ]

Pharos and Microsoft: Simplifying Print Management Together

Brandon Heffernan
July 2020

Last week, Microsoft announced the public preview of Universal Print, their cloud-based printing service within Microsoft 365. Universal Print is scheduled for official launch in January 2021. Since the private preview of Universal Print announced in March, Microsoft has included in their development process several technology and solutions partners, including Pharos. Our development team has… [ Read more ]

Why Zero Trust Networks Are a Growing Trend

Summary: The security strategy of zero trust has been growing rapidly in recent years, as more corporate enterprises abandon traditional network configurations that rely on perimeter security. In today’s world of lockdowns, health anxiety, remote workers, increasing cybercrime, and too many unknowns to count, zero trust will likely emerge as the new standard for corporate… [ Read more ]

Sentry Print: Secure Cloud Printing for All Environments

Team Pharos

Pharos is proud to announce the latest update to Sentry Print! Sentry Print is an important part of Beacon, our line of cloud print management services. It provides true cloud secure printing for any corporate network—even zero trust networks, which are rapidly growing in adoption. IT managers can reduce or even fully eliminate their print… [ Read more ]

Touchless Printing: Limit Contact with Shared Surfaces

Christina Laniak
April 2020

You know those multi-function devices in your office that enable you to print, copy, scan and email your documents? They all have buttons or touch panels that get a lot of use. In some businesses, employees use a printer 3-5 times per day. That adds up to a lot of contact with “high-touch” surfaces, which… [ Read more ]

Pharos is Proud to Support Microsoft Universal Print

Brandon Heffernan
March 2020

Microsoft recently introduced Universal Print, an Azure-based system meant to simplify office printing for IT managers. Universal Print leverages the Internet Printing Protocol (IPP) and Azure Active Directory to make it easy for administrators to manage employee access to printers and enable direct printing workflows without requiring any print servers. Universal Print is an offering… [ Read more ]