Press Release

Security in Printing with Cost Control and Ease of Use Solved in Print Manager Plus® RELEASE STATION 2008, with PayPal and Credit Card Integration - Newest Release by Software Shelf. Windows Integrated Software for Active Directory or Work Group Configurations for Companies, Libraries and Schools Announced by Software Shelf.
San Francisco, California - London, England
03 December 2007
Software Shelf today announced availability of Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008 for businesses, schools and libraries who need to control user printing and printing security whether printing through a print server or in a work group.

This new version of the most simple and powerful software only (requires no hardware) Release Station on the market comes with Credit Card and PayPal integration. Users can pay for each individual job as they print or add credit to their own account balances using Credit Card or PayPal.

Software Shelf Product Manager, Mr. Danny Byrnes states, “The Release Station has proved to be a very popular add on for Print Manager Plus and we have been implementing this in many Schools and Libraries around the globe over the past 6 months. There are many ways this can be used, here are a few of the more popular implementations:

Secure Printing
“Using the Release Station, Print Manager Plus holds jobs the users send until they go to a Workstation or thin client panel at the printer/printers location and type in their User Account and password to see their job or jobs to release to the printer. Jobs not released after a specified amount of time are deleted. This handles printing sensitive material to a printer that is not located near the user. This also handles the stack of paper sitting at the printer at the end of the day that no one ever came to collect.

Approved/Managed Printing
“Users send a job and receive a pop up message asking them to see the teacher to release their job or the front desk (as in a library) to pay for their job. The person administering uses the console to see all the details of the job, including total cost of the job if collecting funds for it, and releases the jobs as needed.

Account Balance Management
“With the new Credit Card and PayPal integration, the software is set up to put the account balance management back on the users. They can pay for individual jobs themselves or add credit to their account balance if they run out using the Release Station Option.”

For new customers, install Print Manager Plus first, then install the new Print Manager Plus Release Station 2008 to gain all the powerful features of security and ease of use of the Release Station.

The Release Station avoids the problem of users printing documents then never going to the actual printer to pick them up. Also, security comes in as the tool allows for confidential material in an organization to not actually be printed at the printer for everyone to see, until the user is actually right there to release it and pick it up.

It supports all printers on the market and is a native extension of the Windows operating system with seamless Active Directory integration. It supports all printer brands on the market and printing for every operating system printing through a Windows Print Server.

Print Manager Plus is verified and logo certified by Microsoft and has been featured by Microsoft as the Public Sector “Solution of the Month” for 18 months in a row.

Software Shelf was this year awarded the Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Partner of the Year Award.

About Software Shelf
Software Shelf was established in 1994 in Silicon Valley by William Feeley. Its flagship product, the print monitoring tool Print Manager Plus, is used by thousands of companies, schools, libraries and government offices worldwide, including: Yale University, Harvard University, Oxford University, Morgan Stanley, British Library and Microsoft. The company has offices in the US and UK as well as 150 partners with resellers in over 60 countries. Software Shelf was awarded the Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Partner of the Year Award in 2007. Software Shelf and Print Manager Plus are trademarks owned by Software Shelf worldwide.

For further information contact:
Bill Feeley
Print Manager
Phone: 650-521-5271