Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. announced that it will begin releasing new MFPs and printers that natively support Universal Print, a multi-tenant, cloud-based modern print service from Microsoft which allows organizations to manage their print infrastructure through Microsoft 365 cloud services. The company first launched devices with native support for Universal Print in Japan during the summer, and recently launched devices in the United States, including the new Evolutions Series of products with native support for Universal Print.
Offered by Microsoft, Universal Print moves printing to the cloud by removing the need for the on-premises print servers that have been traditionally necessary for printing. Instead, Universal Print uses Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) and enables IT administrators to share printers across their organization, regardless of where the end users are located.
By integrating Kyocera MFPs and printers with Universal Print, organizations can address the printing needs of the hybrid workplace, providing workers with a secure way to submit print jobs regardless of their location. It is also a good answer for organizations that are limiting their dependency on on-premises servers (including print servers) and want a more centralized approach to print management. IT administrators can manage Kyocera devices directly through a centralized portal, which enables them to share the devices across their organization regardless of where the end users are located. It also provides a comprehensive administrator experience such as security groups for printer access, location-based device discovery
“We believe that Universal Print will play an integral role in transitioning to cloud-based printing and look forward to working together with Microsoft to unleash a new era of print,” stated Keisuke Koyama, senior genermanager of the Corporate Marketing Division at Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.