The Kofax Unified Client for HP provides a unified client for capture and print management functionality on specific HP Multi-Function Printers (MFPs), Single-Function Printers (SFPs), and Digital Sender devices. The capture (with process and route) functionality within the client is provided by Kofax ControlSuite Capture (AutoStore component), while the print management capability is provided by Kofax ControlSuite Print Management (Equitrac component).

The unified client uses the Device Registration Service (DRS) to configure and deploy the embedded client to single or multiple HP devices, using one of the following server configurations:
  1. Server using both Equitrac and AutoStore components.
  2. Server using the AutoStore component only.
  3. Server using the Equitrac component only.

The following figure illustrates a typical architecture for a system that includes the Unified Client for HP for ControlSuite:

System architecture diagram for the HP Unified Client and Kofax ControlSuite.

When deployed to the HP device with AutoStore only, the client does not control access to the device and provides capture workflows from a Launcher. When deployed to the HP device with Equitrac only or Equitrac and AutoStore, the Unified Client for HP controls access to the device and acts as the gateway for Kofax functionality. Users must authenticate to gain access to Kofax-controlled device functions. In this case, the client allows users to select functions, such as Follow-You Printing and scanning, from a common Launcher, provides card reader support, searchable billing codes at device login, and job accounting. It supports Equitrac authentication through user name, password, and card swipe with an optional PIN.

The Unified Client for HP provides device authentication and optional authorization to securely access the device. It provides a single application for Equitrac Follow-You Printing and AutoStore workflows.

The Unified Client for HP supports DWS and DCE failover. You can specify up to three additional DWS servers and DCE servers to ensure that the HP device continues to function for users if your primary DWS or DCE is offline. For more information on DWS failover, see Unified Client failover.

Note: On HP devices, users might need to press the Reset button if they are in front of the device during a DWS or DCE transition to ensure that the device is displaying the correct Unified Client user interface.

This help will show you how to install, configure, and use the Unified Client for HP in a ControlSuite environment. You will also learn how to set up your first AutoStore capture workflow (Send to Folder) and Equitrac print workflow (Follow-You Printing) on your HP device.