With the Quota feature activated, users cannot print, copy or scan after they reach or exceed their quota limit. They can view their current quotas on their session on the embedded terminal.

Quota information on the terminal on OSA 4.0 and 3.5

The embedded terminal's behavior depends on the quota settings in MyQ. When setting up Quota in the MyQ Web administrator interface, you can disable one or more operations after the quota is reached or exceeded:

Quota reached settings on the MyQ web UI
  • the user is allowed to finish their current session (all pending tasks are processed)

  • the user is automatically logged out after the current job is finished

  • the user is immediately logged out and the current job is stopped.

For further information about setting quotas, see Quota in the MyQ Basic Installation Guide.

Action taken when a user reaches a quota with immediate application

The copy action stops, although few more pages can be printed or copied, depending on the speed of the printing device. The user can stay on the panel, but cannot use the panel copy action anymore.

The first scan job is always finished. The user can stay on the panel, but cannot use the scan panel action anymore.

Print jobs with additional information from the job parser

Print jobs received with the job parser activated include additional information, such as number of pages, color, and price.

Jobs exceeding the quota cannot be printed. Users cannot use the Print all action as long as the overall size of all of the print jobs is larger than what is allowed by the quota.