UNF Auxiliary Services has brought a new technology to the campus that may make printing a little bit easier.
Wireless printing is now available in several areas across the university for both students and faculty use.
Wireless printing was first made available in the Thomas Carpenter Library and is now available on the second floor of the Student Union, the first floor of the College of Engineering and the Resource Center of Osprey Fountains, auxiliary services said. While the Student Wellness Complex was being constructed, a wireless feature was added to UNF’s growing campus.
Tully Burnett, the associate director of auxiliary services, said the department included the Library locations because of the high volume those areas receive and because they process the majority of print jobs. The other locations listed were added to the system because they are not attached to general purpose labs with multiple computers available for use.
In order to use the service, students identify themselves, choose a printer station, set the printing options and pick the document they want to print. The pay-for-print stations accept the Osprey 1Card using OzzieBucks or the prepaid copy/print card to activate the printers.
Students who have used the wireless printing do so mostly in the Library and find the system quick and easy.
“It’s easy to go and just print anything out without worrying about ink, paper or my printer failing,” said Bridger Neimeyer, a UNF history sophomore.
After the printer walks students through the printing process, a status window comes up so that they can follow the progress of their documents as they makes their way through the printer. It also alerts students to any complications.
Once the job is submitted, it appears in the printer queue at the released stations, said Andre House, the business operations specialist of auxiliary services. Faculty and students can then swipe, pay and release the print job that they sent there wirelessly.
Regardless of the user-friendly system and cheap cost, some students still haven’t heard of or used the wireless system.
“I have my own printer, but honestly I didn’t even hear of the wireless printing until I found the Resource Center in the Fountains this semester,” said Stephen Beck, a UNF philosophy junior.
Auxiliary services said the biggest benefit of the wireless printing service is that no printer devices or drivers need to be installed to gain access to them, and it is compatible with all wireless networks. The job can be printed immediately, or the print management stations can hold it until users come to identify and release the document.
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