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" With Pcounter we have total control over the printing and copying costs"

Pcounter for Sharp

The integration of Pcounter into the device panel is an important step forward for advanced usability and fast, streamlined user workflows.  Pcounter user authentication beomes part of the native familiar user interface.

Pcounter embedded for Sharp allows centralized control of Sharp MFPs for authentication and job accounting.  It embeds secure print release, pull printing and accounting features into the touch screen display of Sharp devices, serving as a direct link between the printers and the Pcounter server software.

Using Sharp embedded technology, authentication data is directly verified with the Pcounter central database, client billing codes are validated, and print jobs can be securely released from central hold queues on any supported device.


Supported devices:

Pcounter for Sharp supports any Sharp device supporting Sharp OSA 1.1 or newer and have a touch-screen LCD interface.



  • Central control and registration of all embedded Pcounter devices via the Pcounter interface


  • Quick billing code selection


  • Customizable workflow labeling


  • Up-to-date cost control of all copy and print activities


  • Secure printing for confidential output of private documents


  • No additional hardware required

  • Automatic server authentication via the touch screen


  • USB card reader support


  • Accounting (including quotas) for copy, print, scan and fax jobs


  • Configurable on-screen authentication modes (username, username + password, ID number, ID number + PIN)


  • Verified individual output limits, user access feature permissions and client billing code selection for each print and copy session, pull printing


  • Smart client billing code selection by index or favorites


  • Convenient management of all Pcounter embedded devices from one central point

Enhancing Security, Reducing Waste, Providing Mobility


Pcounter's secure pull printing allows users to output documents at the MFP of their choice and ensures confidentiality by assuring jobs are printed only by the job owner when the user is physically present.

This reduces the waste and expense of abandoned print jobs by up to 20%, while supporting flexibility and security.

Integrated Authentication


Leverage your existing infrastructure, by allowing users to login with the same username and password used elsewhere on the network.

Use integrated card readers to make authentication as easy as a swipe.  Card numbers can be imported and/or populated in advance, or Pcounter can automatically register cards into the system if they are unrecognized.

Pcounter runs on any Windows print server, and fully integrates with:

  • Active Directory

  • eDirectory

  • LDAP

  • Optionally login with card swipe

  • Optionally authenticate using convenient ID numbers (Short ID) & optional PIN's for extra security.

Scan server


Pcounter embedded software includes the Pcounter Scan Server, which can route scanned documents to users' email addresses and home directories (using AD or LDAP directory lookups) without the need for internal address books.


Pcounter for Sharp is excellent for the legal market, with an easy to use interface that allows quick selection of client/matter numbers.  Law firms can bill back for print, copy, scan and fax with ease.  Pcounter even integrates this billing data with customer’s billing software such as ESI Law, Omega, PC Law, TABS, Pro Law, Perfect Practice, QuickBooks and many more.  Reports are easy to run at any time or even automate. Whether your law firm is large or small, Pcounter embedded for Sharp will save you time and money in billing and get you back to doing what matters.


Pcounter has long been a leading supplier of print accounting software for the academic market.

Pcounter for Sharp supports academics with pay for print and copy solutions, as well as the ability to bill to departments for faculty and staff.  Even USB printing and mobile print jobs using our EveryonePrint solution are charged in real time to users.

Pcounter embedded also supports integration to campus card solutions such as Blackboard, CBORD, CardSmith and Heartland Systems.


Pcounter for Sharp can help the most tightly staffed government agencies save time and money on every print, scan, copy and fax.  Pcounter’s real time unlimited user link to Active Directory makes implementation easy; even in large government agencies.  Easily run reports by user or department.  Create rules and print polices that affect specific groups of users.  Pull/follow print can save you 20% or more, while ensuring print jobs are only seen by the owner of the job.  Add EveryonePrint and pull printing is extended to include tablets, personal laptops and smart phones.  Easy to install, with a quick return on investment, makes Pcounter for Sharp an easy choice for any government department.

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