How Accounting Works
The system maintains a paid printing account for each user
internally, referenced by the user's existing borrower card
number. No additional cards or hardware are required.
You may configure the system to operate in debit mode or
credit mode. In debit mode, users must make a deposit to their
paid printing account before they are allowed to print. In
credit mode, users are allowed to print up to a configurable
credit limit, at which time they must make a payment to their
paid printing account before they can continue to print.
Staff can make
deposits to, or refunds from, users' paid printing accounts with the user-friendly staff interface.
Coin, bill, or card machines are not required, and your
users won't have to bring a pocketful of dimes with them to pay
for printing each
time they visit.
If you prefer a more automated solution, CASSIE supports
various automated payment systems to allow users to
make deposits to their paid printing account or pay for printing without staff
You may optionally configure one or more print release
stations. Users pay for printing at a print release station
using any combination of free printing allotment, paid printing
account, or payment systems hardware that you have provided.
Using payment systems hardware, you can implement a
pay-as-you-go solution where users pay only for the print jobs
they print without maintaining a paid printing account. The
print release station also ensures privacy: users print and
collect their print jobs at a printer that is co-located with
the print release station.
The User Experience
Users are provided with a personal print job interface during their
session, which allows them to maintain their print jobs for later forwarding to the printer when
If using a print release station, print jobs are sent to the
print release station as they are generated at the users'
workstations. Jobs are then held at the print release station
for a configurable period of time, providing schedule
flexibility to your users. At the print release station, patrons
must enter their login credentials to view, delete, and print
their print jobs.
Statistics are Collected
The page counts of free, paid, and cancelled print jobs are
all maintained on a daily, printer-by-printer basis. Staff may
use the Statistics Reports
function to access the page count data collected.