YSoft SAFEQ Universal Print Connector now generally available

The YSoft SAFEQ Universal Print Connector ensures customers can benefit from new Universal Print features in Microsoft 365 

Y Soft, the leading enterprise workflow solutions provider, has announced the general availability of the YSoft SAFEQ Universal Print connector, an integration with the latest Microsoft 365 cloud printing feature. SAFEQ customers can now connect their printers to Universal Print within their SAFEQ print management environment.  

The YSoft SAFEQ integration with Universal Print is offered as a connector enabling organisations to move print servers to the cloud and to manage print queues through their Microsoft 365 subscription.  

Matthew Wrighton, product marketing director, Y Soft, said, “When we started working with Microsoft on this connector, we immediately recognised the benefits that Universal Print integrated with YSoft SAFEQ would bring in managing a single cloud-based, secure print queue. It enhances our existing solution while keeping all the benefits our customers already expect from SAFEQ.” 

YSoft SAFEQ with the Universal Print connector is ideal for multi-vendor environments, as many offices are today. Whether the office runs Windows (with or without Universal Print), Linux, macOS, or Chrome OS, YSoft SAFEQ supports these platforms.  

Rani Abdellatif, senior program manager in charge of Universal Print connector technology, Microsoft, said, “YSoft SAFEQ is well known globally as a secure print management solution. Microsoft is excited to see that SAFEQ is supporting Universal Print with an elegant integration.”  

The YSoft SAFEQ Universal Print connector is available as a free option to all existing YSoft SAFEQ 6 customers. Customers can contact a Y Soft regional sales manager, their certified  
Y Soft partner or visit our website at www.ysoft.com/safequp

About Y Soft 

Y Soft develops intelligent digital transformation office solutions for enterprise, SMB, and education that empower employees to be more productive and creative. Our YSoft SAFEQ® workflow solutions platform in the CLOUD (native) and on-premises enable businesses to manage, optimise, and secure their print and digital workflows. Our YSoft OMNI Series™, consisting of YSoft OMNI Bridge™ and YSoft OMNI Apps™, instantly and cost-effectively connects in-market printers to the Cloud and Universal Print. Our YSoft BE3D™ 3D print solution is focused on the education sector, where they provide exceptional ease of use and safety benefits while utilising YSoft SAFEQ software for seamless 3D print management.    

 Y Soft was founded in Brno, Czech Republic, and is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. With offices in Europe, North and Latin America, the Middle East/Africa, and the Asia Pacific region, we presently support 42 per cent of the Global Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please www.ysoft.com. 

Y Soft, YSoft SAFEQ, YSoft OMNI Series, YSoft OMNI Bridge, YSoft OMNI Apps and YSoft OMNI UP365 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Y Soft Corporation a.s. in the European Union and other countries.  

Y Soft announces COVID-safe and secure MFX Mobile Reader for user authentication

— Office staff can now use their mobile devices for contactless printing, improving their physical safety — 

Y Soft Corporation, the leading enterprise workflow solutions provider, has announced a new mobile-based authentication solution for secure identity verification for networked printers. The new YSoft MFX Mobile Reader is part of Y Soft’s family of USB readers that provide secure, accurate, and convenient identity verification.  

Wouter Koelewijn, chief of products, Y Soft, said, “COIVD-19 has made businesses aware of how they need to keep their employees safe at the office. The MFX Mobile Reader addresses the need for better physical safety by letting their employees use their mobile devices to identify themselves instead of physically touching the networked printer.” 

The new solution has three components: a reader, a mobile app, and digital credentials, which together expand on the security and accurate access that Y Soft card readers are renowned for. The new MFX Mobile Reader also provides YSoft SAFEQ partners with a cost-effective, touchless mobile alternative that customers are asking for in today’s hygienic office environment.  

YSoft MFX Mobile Reader accurately reads the user’s credentials from the user’s mobile phone. Employees only need to touch their own mobile phones to print all the jobs in their print queue, eliminating the need to touch the networked printer and reducing the number of times the multifunction device (MFD) must be wiped down per day. MFX Mobile Reader also supports the use of identity cards supporting over 100 access card technologies. 

With the YSoft Mobile Connect™ mobile app (Android or iOS), users can securely and conveniently authenticate access to print management services by simply holding their phone close to the MFX Mobile Reader.  

YSoft Connect ID™ provides a simple enrolment process, and the credentials can be sent electronically to each user. The YSoft Mobile Connect app stores the digital credentials and uses those credentials to securely authenticate the user on any printer equipped with the MFX Mobile Reader. This provides secure two-factor authentication, and the user’s private data is stored only on their personal device. 

Unlike an identity card, a misplaced or stolen smartphone can’t be used to access users’ print jobs since the phone’s native security features (PIN, fingerprint, facial recognition) act as the second-factor authentication. MFX Mobile Reader is a more affordable solution than a traditional biometric system. The business doesn’t have to worry about General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance for example, since they aren’t storing employees’ biometric data – they are only stored on the smartphone.    

The YSoft Mobile Connect application is available in Google Play and the App Store for iPhone as a free download. The app is based on the Legic Connect SDK and can use BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) or NFC authentication.  

Y Soft has a 20-year history of designing and manufacturing companion hardware devices for printers. This experience and logistical know-how are key differentiators and go beyond hardware solutions developed for YSoft SAFEQ and improving its processes and delivering hardware that organisations can depend on. 

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About Y Soft 

 Y Soft develops intelligent digital transformation office solutions for enterprise, SMB, and education that empower employees to be more productive and creative. Our YSoft SAFEQ® workflow solutions platform in the CLOUD (native) and on-premises enable businesses to manage, optimise, and secure their print and digital workflows. Our YSoft OMNI Series™, consisting of YSoft OMNI Bridge™ and YSoft OMNI Apps™, instantly and cost-effectively connects in-market printers to the Cloud and Universal Print. Our YSoft BE3D™ 3D print solution is focused on the education sector, where they provide exceptional ease of use and safety benefits while utilising YSoft SAFEQ software for seamless 3D print management.    

 Y Soft was founded in Brno, Czech Republic, and is currently celebrating its 20th anniversary. With offices in Europe, North and Latin America, the Middle East/Africa, and the Asia Pacific region, we presently support 42 per cent of the Global Fortune 500 companies. For more information, please http://www.ysoft.com

Y Soft, YSoft SAFEQ, YSoft BE3D, OMNI Series, OMNI Bridge, OMNI AppsYSoft MFX Mobile, YSoft Mobile Connect, and YSoft Connect ID are trademarks or registered trademarks of Y Soft Corporation a.s. in the European Union and other countries. 

Y Soft and Paytec establish new partnership to foster commercial growth in Australia and New Zealand

Y Soft Corporation, the leading enterprise workflow solutions provider, has announced a new partnership with software solutions provider, Paytec. Through this partnership, Paytec will sell direct to end customers and offer Y Soft’s solutions through its extensive network of resellers. 

Adam O’Neill, managing director – Australia and New Zealand, Y Soft, said, “Y Soft chose Paytec because of the depth of its expertise in providing print, document and workflow management solutions in Australia and New Zealand across a range of industries. This will open up new market opportunities for  

Y Soft. In addition, Paytec has a strong reputation in Y Soft’s key verticals such as education and legal, which will provide additional growth for Y Soft.” 

Matt Ryan, national channel director, Paytec, said, “Paytec is looking to extend its reach in Australia and New Zealand, particularly into larger commercial deals. Y Soft is strong in this area, with cloud-based solutions that help organisations reduce on-premise infrastructure. This was a key part of what made this partnership so attractive to Paytec. 

“In addition, Y Soft’s strength in education aligns perfectly with Paytec’s customer base in education. Paytec can already see a huge opportunity when it comes to Y Soft’s 3D printing solution, YSoft BE3D eDee and its YSoft BE3D Academy, an online collection of 3D lesson plans designed for educators, which will help Paytec dominate the 3D space in schools and education facilities.” 

Paytec also has its own purpose-built solutions, such as its transaction management solution for cash-free environments, which complement Y Soft’s offerings. This is particularly attractive in vocational institutions and universities that are increasingly demanding cashless printing options, which has only increased since COVID-19. 

Adam O’Neill said, “Overall, this partnership will be a collaboration in which both companies will work closely together and share intellectual property and resources to extend the reach of Y Soft solutions in the region, helping both businesses grow.” 

“Y Soft sees huge potential in partnering with mid-tier organisations that can be flexible and agile in their approach to delivering solutions that work for end customers. Y Soft, in turn, looks to provide ways for partners to maximise their return on the partnership through training, support and specialist expertise.”  

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About Paytec 

Paytec provides tailored office technology and workflow solutions that drive operational efficiencies and enable its customers to focus on their primary business. With a relentless commitment to customer satisfaction, Paytec is regarded as an unrivalled provider of best in class software solutions. It leverages industry-leading technology and people to identify and implement innovative solutions that enhance productivity while managing costs. 

About Y Soft 

Y Soft develops intelligent Digital Transformation office solutions for enterprise, SMB, and Education that empower employees to be more productive and creative. Our YSoft SAFEQ® workflow solutions platform in the cloud and on-premise enables businesses to manage, optimise and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our YSoft BE3D™ 3D print solutions are focused in the Education sector where they provide unique ease of use and safety benefits, while utilising YSoft SAFEQ software for seamless 3D print management.  

Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in North and Latin America, Europe, and Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific region (APAC). For more information, please visit www.ysoft.com. 

Y Soft and Brother NZ partner to bring print management innovations to New Zealand businesses

Y Soft Corporation, the leading enterprise workflow solutions provider, and Brother International (NZ) Limited (Brother), announced today that they have formalised a partnership to offer YSoft SAFEQâ to businesses in New Zealand. 

 Through the partnership, Brother will offer YSoft SAFEQ as an embedded solution on Brother multifunction devices, providing organisations with centralised management of their print and document capture services. Customers using Brother multifunction devices will be able to choose YSoft SAFEQ print management features, automated scan workflow features or a combination of the two. 

 Adam O’Neill, managing director – Australia and New Zealand, Y Soft, said, “Partnering with Brother will offer businesses of all sizes, including large enterprises, additional value by being able to leverage the technology and expertise of both organisations in one place. Y Soft is continually innovating to address customer’s demands in a tough operating environment and to add additional value to the customer’s business. We look forward to extending these to the New Zealand market through the Brother partnership. 

 Brother was recently appointed a Konica Minolta distributor, and is in a unique position to offer YSoftSAFEQ on Konica Minolta Acolour laser, multifunction devices alongside Brother’s existing line-up of A3 and A4 devices as part of its managed print services solution.  

 Jared Quartermancorporate sales managerBrother, said, “The partnership with Y Soft enhances our market offering and broadens our Managed Print Services capabilities. With YSoft SAFEQ, customers can look forward to increased productivity, reduced costs and improved document security, which is always a key consideration for businesses implementing new technology. With digital transformation initiatives rapidly accelerated by the implications of COVID-19printing transformation is a critical part of this journey.” 

 The partnership is backed by Brother’s dedicated Technical Services teams, who are trained to deploy and support the solution. 

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  About Y Soft 

Y Soft develops intelligent Digital Transformation office solutions for enterprise, SMB, and Education that empower employees to be more productive and creative. Our YSoft SAFEQ® workflow solutions platform in the cloud and on-premise enables businesses to manage, optimise and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our YSoft BE3D™ 3D print solutions are focused in the Education sector where they provide unique ease of use and safety benefits, while utilising YSoft SAFEQ software for seamless 3D print management.   

Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in North and Latin America, Europe, and Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific region (APAC). For more information, please visit www.ysoft.com. 

Y Soft celebrates 20 years of smart business

–Company’s 20th anniversary and continuous innovation positions it well to lead the industry to the cloud and beyond —

Y Soft Corporation, the leading enterprise workflow solutions provider, has kicked off its 20th anniversary by launching a new web page commemorating the special occasion. Founded in 2000 by two college students, Václav Muchna, CEO and co-founder and Martin de Martini, CIO and co-founder, the company is now one of the world’s leading managed print services companies.

Václav Muchna, co-founder and chief executive officer, Y Soft, said, “This is a commemorative year for me as it’s our 20th anniversary, and I also recently turned 40, spending half of my life building Y Soft to what it is today. I am proud of what we have built and grateful to the people that worked alongside us on this journey. Our employees, partners, and customers are why we are still here after 20 years.”

Martin de Martini, co-founder and chief information officer, Y Soft, said, “Starting a business while still in college was challenging, but looking back on what we have accomplished in the last 20 years has confirmed that we made the right decision and I would do it all again in a heartbeat. Our Y Soft team has never been stronger, and I know that our next 20 years, with our cloud and Universal Print solutions, are going to be even better.”

Václav and Martin originally planned to sell 70 licences and retire; today, the company sells more than 100,000 per year. Of course, having increased from just the two of them to almost 400 global employees helps. What else has Y Soft accomplished in 20 years?

20 Years of smart business

  • Y Soft’s customer base has grown from a handful of local companies in the Czech Republic to over 20,000 businesses, including 43 per cent of the global Fortune 500.
  • Instituting the Global Operational Excellence™ (GOE) Framework, the industry’s first formal methodology that ensures customers receive the real value of print management and document workflow with ongoing, state-of-the-art, proactive care.

20 years of innovation

  • YSoft SAFEQ, the company’s original print management and document capture solution, now powers a family of products for businesses of any size and is the basis of the YSoft SAFEQ Workflow Solutions Platform.
  • YSoft SAFEQ Cloud, a new family of cloud print management and hosted infrastructure services.
  • YSoft BE3D eDee, a 3D printing solution for education that includes a safe and secure 3D printer, 3D/2D YSoft SAFEQ print management software, DeeControl layering software, 3D filaments, and access to the teacher-tested YSoft be3D Academy, an online library of 3D lesson plans, models and learning tools and exclusive access to premium lessons.
  • YSoft OMNI Series, consists of OMNI Bridge™ and OMNI UP365™, enabling cost-effective and instant connectivity to the cloud and Universal Print compatibility for in-market networked printers that are not needing a robust print management system.

20 years of giving back

  • Y Soft has a strong history of social responsibility, and the company formalised its CSR program in these four areas:
    • Legislation – transparent lobbying (Czech Republic focused).
    • Watch Dogs – supporting fact-based journalism (Czech Republic focused).
    • Civic Society – employee chosen local charitable organisations (globally-focused).
    • Digital transformation and eGovernment – assisting in the digitalisation of the Czech government.
  • Early in the COVID crisis, Y Soft employees rallied to address the lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) in hospitals by leveraging eDee 3D printers to create face shields for medical first responders. To date, Y Soft has donated over 42,000 face shields.

20 years of friendship

  • Even as the company approaches 400 employees, Y Soft’s core values hold true. The six characteristics guide our thinking and decision making, which enables us to provide the best customer experience. That passion also leads to lasting friendships with each other and our partners.
  • YSofters past and present, as well as partners and customers, have shared personal memories about working with Y Soft on http://www.ysoft.com/20. And, we invite everyone who has worked with Y Soft in the past is to share their memories there too.

Robert Palmer, research VP with IDC’s Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions group, said, “Y Soft has grown to become a leading provider in the market for print and device management solutions. The company has accomplished much in 20 years and continues to separate itself from competitors through innovation in technology, platforms, and services.”

About Y Soft

Y Soft develops intelligent digital transformation office solutions for enterprise, SMB, and education that empower employees to be more productive and creative. Our YSoft SAFEQ® workflow solutions platform in the cloud and on-premises enables businesses to manage, optimise, and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our 3D print solutions are focused in the education sector, where they provide unique ease of use and safety benefits while utilising YSoft SAFEQ software for seamless 3D print management.

Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in North and Latin America, Europe, and Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific region (APAC). For more information, please visit www.ysoft.com.

Y Soft, YSoft OMNI Series, YSoft OMNI Bridge, YSoft OMNI Apps, YSoft UP365, YSoft SAFEQ, YSoft SAFEQ Cloud, YSoft SAFEQ Breeze, and YSoft SAFEQ CloudPro are trademarks or registered trademarks of Y Soft Corporation a.s. in the European Union and other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

YSoft SAFEQ now supports Universal Print from Microsoft

— YSoft SAFEQ Cloud and on-prem family of solutions provides seamless and feature-rich print management with advanced Universal Print integration technology — 

Y Soft, the leading enterprise workflow solutions provider has announced that the YSoft SAFEQ Cloud™ family (YSoft SAFEQ CloudPro™ and YSoft SAFEQ Breeze™) of print management services are fully integrated with Universal Print. YSoft SAFEQ, which provides on-premise print management services, is also fully integrated.

Universal Print, developed by Microsoft, moves key Windows Server print functionality to the Microsoft 365 cloud. Before Universal Print, customers had to deploy complicated and unreliable print driver management tools. Instead of working with a “one print queue” approach, users had to be mindful of which specific print queue to use, depending on locality, application, or document type.

“Integration with Universal Print will continue to ensure print services run smoothly and reliably across all your printers,” said Wouter Koelewijn, Chief Product Officer, Y Soft. “Our Universal Print integration technology supports cloud management, easy and secure device enrolment, and is designed for a zero-trust security environment.”

Organisations no longer need on-premise print servers to manage print queues and print drivers, a long-standing burden on IT resources. And customers who want to deploy new cloud-native print management and enterprise workflows or migrate their existing print management solution to the cloud now have a way how to do it — seamlessly, step by step, to ensure the uninterrupted operation of business-critical applications.

Through its technology partnership with Microsoft, Y Soft has developed a unique offer, which fully supports and integrates all Universal Print features and abilities and builds on standards, such as IPP Everywhere and Microsoft Graph API. Having integrated robustness and availability features, such as failover and active-active load balancing, it provides additional value add for customers and enables business-critical deployments of Universal Print.

Universal Print integrated with YSoft SAFEQ enhances the existing solution, while keeping all the benefits customers already expect from SAFEQ such as:

  • multi-vendor and multi-platform capability
  • support for cloud, on-premise, edge, or hybrid deployments
  • multi-platform cloud printing support for Windows (with or without Universal Print), Linux, Unix, MacOS, and Chrome OS

For customers, who don’t want to increase their IT overhead and budget, YSoft SAFEQ with Universal Print delivers a client-less operation on all of these platforms. No client software package, big or small, needs to be deployed and managed, resulting in substantial IT operations cost savings and eliminating negative impact on IT compliance and security.

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Availability for YSoft SAFEQ Universal Print Connector

The YSoft SAFEQ Universal Print Connector is available as a free option to all existing YSoft SAFEQ 6 on-prem and YSoft SAFEQ Cloud customers. Contact a Y Soft Regional Sales Manager (RSM) if you are interested in integrating with Universal Print by visiting our website at http://www.ysoft.com/safequp.

About Y Soft

Y Soft develops intelligent digital transformation office solutions for enterprise, SMB, and Education that empower employees to be more productive and creative. Our YSoft SAFEQ® workflow solutions platform in the cloud and on-premise enables businesses to manage, optimise and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our YSoft BE3D™ 3D print solutions are focused in the education sector where they provide unique ease of use and safety benefits, while utilising YSoft SAFEQ software for seamless 3D print management.

Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in North and Latin America, Europe, and Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific region (APAC). For more information, please visit www.ysoft.com.

Y Soft, YSoft SAFEQ, YSoft SAFEQ Cloud, YSoft SAFEQ Breeze, YSoft SAFEQ CloudPro, YSoft OMNI Series, YSoft OMNI Bridge, YSoft OMNI Apps and YSoft OMNI UP365 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Y Soft Corporation a.s. in the European Union and other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

YSoft OMNI Series instantly and securely connects printers to Universal Print from Microsoft

New cloud/edge solution cost-effectively enhances Universal Print from Microsoft –

Y Soft, the leading enterprise workflow solutions provider, has announced a new cloud/edge computing product family, YSoft OMNI Series™, which consists of YSoft OMNI Bridge™, and YSoft OMNI Apps™, of which YSoft OMNI UP365™ is the first app to be introduced. With OMNI Bridge and OMNI UP365, any in-market network printer or multifunction device (MFD) is instantly and cost-effectively Universal Print compatible without needing a full print management system.

Universal Print, developed by Microsoft, moves key Windows Server print functionality to the Microsoft 365 cloud. Organisations no longer need on-premise print servers or need to manage printer drivers, a long-standing burden on IT resources.

Due to a lack of Universal Print-enabled printers on the market, Microsoft provides connector software. However, the connector software requires a Windows 10 or Windows Server machine (physical or virtual). This Windows machine needs to be maintained, which increases IT burden. Additionally, it also presents a single point of failure, a concern when printing is part of business-critical processes.

With YSoft OMNI Bridge and YSoft OMNI UP365, any in-market MFD or network printer is instantly Universal Print compatible without requiring a local or remote Windows 10 or Windows Server machine. OMNI Series eliminates the need to manage printer drivers and install printers and print queues on Windows servers or workstations. It also allows for zero infrastructure, zero-trust network security, and zero IT know-how; printing is simply available to users in seconds.

Today, the YSoft OMNI Series offers these enhanced features for instant Microsoft 365 cloud connectivity and Universal Print compatibility:

  • YSoft OMNI Bridge, a serverless edge device, connects networked printers to the cloud. Combining two or more YSoft OMNI Bridge devices into a group enhances the business value by providing failover and load balancing when high availability for print services is required.
  • YSoft OMNI UP365 instantly connects current in-market printers to Microsoft 365 via Universal Print. An OMNI UP365 subscription can be purchased for one, five, or 25 printers. OMNI UP365 is built on Y Soft’s advanced Universal Print integration, which provides unique benefits such as failover and load balancing for increased resiliency.

YSoft OMNI Bridge is extensible with future YSoft OMNI Apps for incremental connectivity and additional printing and print fleet functionality for businesses of any size.

“Many customers told us they want to move print functionality to the cloud as they are migrating to Microsoft 365. They can now do that with Universal Print, but don’t want to replace all their printers and MFDs with devices that support Universal Print natively. YSoft OMNI Series provides these organisations with an elegant solution to take advantage of cloud-based print infrastructure today,” said Rani Abdellatif, Sr. Program Manager in charge of Universal Print connector technology at Microsoft.

“As a YSoft SAFEQ print management customer, Microsoft is uniquely aware of our technology capabilities. When they challenged us to create a solution that enabled in-market devices to be instantly Universal Print compatible, we saw a unique opportunity,” said Václav Muchna, CEO and co-founder, Y Soft. “The result is YSoft OMNI Series, which will help businesses of all sizes reduce the print services burden on IT staff,” he added.

“Y Soft continues to advance its portfolio and now has a range of offerings to provide customers with multiple entry points into cloud-based print and print management,” says Robert Palmer, Research VP with IDC’s Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions Group. “YSoft OMNI Series offers a unique value proposition by providing a solution for those customers anxious to deploy Microsoft Universal Print for use with legacy printing devices.”

Y Soft has a history of designing and manufacturing companion hardware devices for printers, and this experience – along with being a Microsoft Gold-certified ISV partner —  makes the company uniquely qualified to offer YSoft OMNI Series as the perfect solution for Universal Print capabilities today and the future services that YSoft OMNI Apps will provide.

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Availability for YSoft OMNI Series
If you are interested in YSoft OMNI Series, sign up for availability in your country here www.ysoft.com/omniorders.

Y Soft also recently announced that the YSoft SAFEQ Cloud™ family (YSoft SAFEQ CloudPro™ and YSoft SAFEQ Breeze™) of cloud-based print management services are fully integrated with Universal Print. YSoft SAFEQ, which provides on-premise print management services, is also fully integrated. If you are interested in YSoft SAFEQ and YSoft SAFEQ Cloud family integrated with Universal Print, please use www.ysoft.com/safequp to register your interest and your local Regional Sales Manager (RSM) will be sure to contact you.

About Y Soft

Y Soft develops intelligent digital transformation office solutions for enterprise, SMB, and education that empower employees to be more productive and creative. Our YSoft SAFEQ® workflow solutions platform in the cloud and on-premise enables businesses to manage, optimise and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our YSoft BE3D™  3D print solutions are focused in the dducation sector where they provide unique ease of use and safety benefits, while utilising YSoft SAFEQ software for seamless 3D print management.

Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in North and Latin America, Europe, and Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific region (APAC). For more information, please visit www.ysoft.com.

Y Soft, YSoft OMNI Series, YSoft OMNI Bridge, YSoft OMNI Apps, YSoft OMNI UP365, YSoft SAFEQ, YSoft SAFEQ Cloud, YSoft SAFEQ Breeze, and YSoft SAFEQ CloudPro are trademarks or registered trademarks of Y Soft Corporation a.s. in the European Union and other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

Y Soft announces YSoft SAFEQ Cloud, a new family of cloud-based print services

–Cloud-based services offer IT hassle-free hosted infrastructure and a choice of print management features–

Y Soft, the leading enterprise workflow solutions provider, has announced YSoft SAFEQ CloudTM, a new family of cloud print management and hosted infrastructure services. YSoft SAFEQ Cloud is comprised of YSoft SAFEQ CloudProTM and YSoft SAFEQ BreezeTM. The new services remove the need for locally managed print infrastructure, like servers, and dramatically reduces the cost of providing and running robust print services—all delivered by the world’s preferred print management provider.

SAFEQ CloudPro offers robust print management features with a reserved infrastructure ideal for the enterprise. Additionally, SAFEQ CloudPro is offered with a choice of resiliency levels, Core, Ultra, and Elite, each providing increasingly higher resiliency and performance. A Custom level further enables Y Soft to meet the special infrastructure requirements on an individual customer basis, including hosting using a customer’s/partner’s own cloud provider. SAFEQ CloudPro can be used with or without a Y Soft Edge device.

SAFEQ Breeze is designed for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that do not have or do not want to hire IT staff to manage their print services. With core print management features and a shared hosted infrastructure, SAFEQ Breeze can also be used with or without a Y Soft Edge device.

Both SAFEQ CloudPro and SAFEQ Breeze securely and effortlessly manage an organisation’s print infrastructure. The Y Soft Edge device offers businesses additional document security as job processing is done within the business’ own private and secure network, and only metadata travels securely to the cloud. It is also well suited for remote locations with low bandwidth or latency issues.

Robert Palmer, research vice president, IDC Imaging, Printing, and Document Solutions, said, “Companies of every size are leveraging the cloud to help lower IT costs, reduce IT burden, and speed up their digital transformation initiatives. However, each company has different requirements, and the YSoft SAFEQ Cloud family offers businesses the versatility and flexibility needed to assist organisations no matter where they are on their cloud journey.”

Václav Muchna, CEO and co-founder, Y Soft, said, “With YSoft SAFEQ CloudPro and YSoft SAFEQ Breeze, we are delivering on our mission to help businesses run smarter.  We significantly invested in our product development to introduce a native cloud solution that efficiently scales in the cloud as businesses’ needs grow. We will continue to add to our cloud family of services and functionalities to meet the needs of our partners and customers.

“Y Soft’s future is firmly rooted in the cloud.”

YSoft SAFEQ Cloud family availability
Both new cloud-based services are typically less expensive than on-premise solutions and come with a budget-friendly monthly or annual subscription. The YSoft SAFEQ Cloud family of services are hosted on Microsoftâ Azure and is managed by Y Soft. Updates, maintenance, and a premium service level are included.

SAFEQ Breeze with the Y Soft Edge Device is now available as a customer beta program.

Customers can learn more at (http://www.ysoft.com/cloudfamily).

About Y Soft

Y Soft develops intelligent digital transformation office solutions for enterprise, SMB, and education that empower employees to be more productive and creative. Our YSoft SAFEQ® workflow solutions platform in the cloud or on-premise enables businesses to manage, optimise and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our 3D print solutions are focused in the education sector where they provide unique ease of use and safety benefits, while utilising YSoft SAFEQ software for seamless 3D print management.

Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in North and Latin America, Europe and Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific region (APAC). For more information, please visit www.ysoft.com.

Y Soft, YSoft SAFEQ, YSoft SAFEQ Cloud, YSoft SAFEQ Breeze and YSoft SAFEQ CloudPro are trademarks or registered trademarks of Y Soft Corporation a.s. in the European Union and other countries. All other names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective companies.

YSoft SafeQ Epic Connector secures and simplifies healthcare providers print environments

— Improves regulatory compliance and reduces IT complexity and cost —

Y Soft, a leading enterprise office solution provider, has announced YSoft SafeQ Connector integration with Epic® enabling healthcare organisations to safely and securely print documents from within the Epic application.

Printing patient medical records and other documents can require using certified print devices to meet HIPAA and other regulatory and compliance requirements. Now, with the YSoft SafeQ Connector integration with Epic, healthcare providers can achieve patient data security and privacy on any print device with a full audit trail using Y Soft’s flagship product, YSoft SafeQ. YSoft SafeQ is an enterprise workflow solution that offers print management, document capture, and 3D print management.

Printing with YSoft SafeQ through the integration with Epic ensures document security by authenticating users before printing, copying, scanning, or faxing documents. It provides administrators with full audit capabilities through comprehensive reports on all print service activity by user, the documents printed, and the printer used.

The integration with Epic offers:

  • managed, secure user access to print and scan devices
  • ability to aid in meeting HIPAA and other regulatory requirements for end-to-end security of all patient-related and other documents
  • comprehensive reports for document security/privacy compliance audits
  • pull printing to enable staff to print at any networked printer. Staff can also scan, copy or fax at any networked multifunction printer (MFP)
  • ability to hold print jobs at the printer to satisfy retention policies
  • ability to auto-delete print jobs after a designated interval
  • print job status visibility to the user within Epic.

Jim Wieser, Business Development Director, Y Soft, said, “Connecting YSoft SafeQ with Epic gives our partners a stronger print solution and allows them to better compete in healthcare deals by improving an organisation’s regulatory compliance and reduce their IT complexity and costs.”

Partners and customers interested in learning more can visit ysoft.com/epic for the latest information.

The YSoft SafeQ Connector integration with Epic is another example of how flexible and customisable the YSoft SafeQ platform is. This connector, and all the available extensions and integrations that add print management and document capture value to a business, can be viewed on the YSoft SafeQ Extensions and Integrations webpage. YSoft SafeQ extensions and integrations allow Y Soft and the Y Soft partner reseller community to design a solution for a customers’ specific needs.

About Y Soft

Y Soft develops intelligent digital transformation office solutions for enterprise, SMB, and education that empower employees to be more productive and creative. Our YSoft SafeQ® workflow solutions platform enables businesses to manage, optimise and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our 3D print solutions are focused in the education sector where they provide unique ease of use and safety benefits, while utilising YSoft SafeQ software for seamless 3D print management.

Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in North and Latin America, Europe and Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific region (APAC). For more information, please visit www.ysoft.com.

YSoft SafeQ, SafeQ, and Y Soft are property of Y Soft Corporation and registered in many countries in the world. Other applications for registration are pending. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Y Soft unveils premium 3D lesson plans and special EDU bundle to help educators use 3D printing in STEAM curriculum

New exclusive be3D Academy lesson plans available only to YSoft be3D eDee customers  

Y Soft Corporation, the leading enterprise workflow solutions provider, has announced premium 3D lessons in YSoft be3D Academy and a new 3D/2D EDU bundle designed to save schools money by combining their regular 2D print management needs with Y Soft 3D printers.

3D printing in education is a growing market with more and more educational institutions adopting fleets of 3D printers to help STEAM classes illustrate difficult concepts, enhance hands-on interactive learning, and drive class engagement. To help support those efforts, 
Y Soft worked with educators to develop YSoft be3D Academy. The online library of 3D curriculum features comprehensive lesson plans, guides, videos, models, and presentations. It provides everything needed to conduct a STEAM subject lesson using 3D printing. A model database provides additional models that teachers can use to build their own lessons. 

While standard be3D Academy 3D lessons are available for anyone to use for free, Y Soft now provides premium 3D lesson plans exclusively for all eDee customers, including those that purchase the new EDU bundle. Premium lessons have the same rich resources as standard content, but only eDee customers can access them. Premium lessons are available today, and more will be added quarterly. 

Elke Heisschief marketing officer, Y Soft, said, “These premium lessons, and the ones that follow, demonstrate our resolve to provide educators with easy to use and easy to follow lesson plans that help keep students engaged whether in a classroom or even at homeWe’ve learned from schools that these lessons have helped teachers quickly ramp up their home learning classes during the current work/study at home situation caused by COVID-19.”  

Adam O’Neill, managing director, Australia and New Zealand, Y Soft, said, Feedback from customers in Australia has been positive as they have moved to a learning at home situation. With be3D Academy teachers have been able to access practical content quickly and easily. This includes being able to bring teachers up to speed, even those with little to no experience in 3D printing, because of the comprehensiveness and easy-to-follow curriculum provided. 

The files can either be printed by staff still onsite who can then share photos of the finished product with the students or the design files can be saved for when the students go back to school. According to one school be3D Academy was a lifesaver by providing lessons and activities that could engage the students in a practical way, even though they were at home.  

EDU bundle 

Y Soft also announced new affordable educationfocused EDU bundle that includes everything a school needs to start leveraging 3D printing in their classrooms. With scarce resources, educators need to be efficient in their print services offerings while finding new ways to engage students in learning.The EDU bundle combines print management for a school’s 2D printers and 3D printers, accomplished through YSoft SafeQ, the company’s print management and document capture software. Combining their print management options and leveraging available grant monies allows schools to justify the investment into 3D printing. 

The EDU bundle includes: 

  • YSoft be3D eDee printer, a desktop 3D printer with an enclosed chassis for safety 
  • three years of free access to premium 3D lessons in YSoft be3D Academy 
  • DeeControl layering software, easy-to-use PC/Mac application for 3D print preparation 
  • Intelligent software including: 
    • YSoft SafeQ for secure access, the ability to print at any 2D or eDee printer and usage reports 
    • notifications and pictures during print progress, job completion alerts. 
  • beginner’s Accessory Kit 
  • student/faculty ID Card Reader
  • filaments: 3,000 grams each of black, white and orange. 

Elke Heiss said, “This bundle helps schools create an opportunity for students to excel in STEAM subjects and ready them for their future careers at an affordable cost. When a school choosethe be3D eDee solution, they get YSoft SafeQ to manage their 2D and 3D print needs, a unique value only Y Soft can offer.” 

The education bundle also includes 3D print training, multi-year support, and installation. Full details can be found at https://be3dacademy.ysoft.com/en/3d-print-solution. 

 

About Y Soft 

Y Soft develops intelligent Digital Transformation office solutions for enterprise, SMB, and Education that empower employees to be more productive and creative. Our YSoft SafeQ® workflow solutions platform enables businesses to manage, optimise and secure their print and digital processes and workflows. Our 3D print solutions are focused in the Education sector where they provide unique ease of use and safety benefits, while utilising YSoft SafeQ software for seamless 3D print management.  

Founded in 2000, the company is headquartered in Brno, Czech Republic, with offices in North and Latin America, Europe and Middle East/Africa (EMEA) and the Asia Pacific region (APAC). For more information, please visit www.ysoft.com.