Scan on the Run (A Story)

Featured guest article by Lyle Frink, PR consultant who’s skilled at simplifying the complex, engaging the mundane, and whose puns are always intended.

“I only have to scan one document,” said Bob as he ran towards the multifunctional printer. “Wait just one moment, I’ll be there.”

But it was more than a moment. Scanning was a test of Bob’s memory together with an exercise in hand-eye coordination. There were about five steps between him and a successful scan — if he remembered everything.

Stress under pressure

These steps included logging into the device with his PIN, clicking scan on the menu, going through the list of authorized users, clicking on his name, then entering in the correct address for the scan to be sent to.

Done correctly, he could have a peaceful, well-deserved lunch with his colleagues. Incorrectly, he would have to repeat the process with anxious colleagues waiting on him and everyone hitting the lunch line at rush hour. Guess just what happened?

Try scanning with just one click

This stressful situation did not have to be. Same machine, with MyQ Solution, provides a much simpler experience for Bob — and the rest of his colleagues:

He only has to wave an ID card at the machine for easy authentication into his individual MyQ account, then click on scan. That’s it, one click. The scanned document is automatically sent to his file on the company server where he can then resend it to the final destination.

Even better, if this is a repeated task like scanning his expense reports, he can have his MyQ account automatically send this scan to the final destination with one more click.

The personalized, easy-to-use MyQ embedded terminal

Make it easy on you

Everyone experiences rush jobs in their lives. Not everyone has to feel the pressure. Make scanning documents easier on yourself with MyQ.

About MyQ

MyQ makes the award-winning, universal MyQ Solution for secure print management and workflow optimization via printers and other multi-functional devices. Headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic, with additional branches in Austria, France, Germany, Russia, UAE, the UK, and the USA, MyQ works with the most-recognized global vendors in the printing industry. CIO Business World rates MyQ a “Top 100” Czech technology company. For more info, visit:

About the author

Lyle Frink is a freelance PR and communications consultant based in Prague, Czech Republic. As both a punster and a wordsmith, he likes to simplify the message — and make it interesting — for a range of industries stretching from IT security to beer and automotive. His family includes a wife, three kids, and some chickens.

Award-winning print management software featuring personalization, air-tight security and outstanding document workflows.

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