System architecture

Component

Number & location of occurrences

Notes

Database

One installation, typically in main office

Includes Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Express at no charge. Customer can supply Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Std or higher.

Argos Communication Service

At least one per location. Additional services can be installed on additional servers. No limit to number of installations.

Providers desktop-to-database communication, offline capability, remote office aggregation.

Argos Agent Service

One per desktop where interactive "popup" billing is desired, or where local Windows print tracking is required. One per print server where Windows print tracking is desired.

Uses Communication Service for database connectivity. Responsible for print tracking on servers and desktops, and also responsible for displaying "popup" Argos Desktop Client .

Argos Integration Service

At least one, typically on database server. Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations.

Responsible for hosting most integration capabilities. Installed as part of the Application Server package.

Argos Secure Release for Mobile Devices service

At least one, typically on database server. Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations.

Provides an interface between iOS and Android mobile devices and Argos Global Secure Print features. Installed as part of the Application Server package. Can be disabled or removed for installations not using Mobile Secure Release.

Argos Maintenance Service

One installation, typically alongside database.

Automatically downloads and installs license keys from Argos license server. Performs automated database backups.

Argos Manager

At least one installation; no limit. Typically given to finance and I.T. staff.

Software used to configure Argos, and to retrieve and report data.

Argos OnBoard for Konica Minolta service

At least one installation (installs by default). Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations.

Used for Konica Minolta OnBoard integration. Can be disabled or removed for installations not using Konica Minolta MFP devices.

Argos Keypad Gateway Service

At least one installation (installs by default). Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations.

Used for Argos Keypad communication. Can be disabled or removed for installations not using Argos Keypad hardware.

Argos Express Keypads Service

At least one installation (installs by default). Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations.

Used for Argos Keypad communication. Can be disabled or removed for installations not using Argos Keypad hardware.

Argos OnBoard for Canon Service At least one installation (installs by default). Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations. Used for Argos OnBoard for Canon communication. Can be disabled or removed for installations not using Canon MFP devices.
Argos OnBoard for HP Service At least one installation (installs by default). Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations. Used for Argos OnBoard for HP  communication. Can be disabled or removed for installations not using HP MFP devices.
Argos OnBoard for Sharp Service At least one installation (installs by default). Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations. Used for Argos OnBoard for Sharp communication. Can be disabled or removed for installations not using Sharp MFP devices.
Argos OnBoard for Ricoh Service At least one installation (installs by default). Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations. Used for Argos OnBoard for Ricoh  communication. Can be disabled or removed for installations not using Ricoh MFP devices.
Argos OnBoard for Xerox Service At least one installation (installs by default). Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations. Used for Argos OnBoard for Xerox   communication. Can be disabled or removed for installations not using Xerox MFP devices.
Argos Release Broker At least one installation (installs by default). Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations. Used with Argos Secure Release/Global Print. Can be disabled or removed for installations not using Secure Release.
Argos Authentication for EFI PrintMeMobile At least one installation (installs by default). Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations. Used for tracking EFI PrintMe Mobile software activity. Can be disabled or removed for installations not using Secure Release.
Argos OnBoard for HP Large Format At least one installation (installs by default). Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations. Used with Argos OnBoard for HP LargeFormat for PIN authentication. Can be disabled or removed for installations not using Secure Release.
Argos OnBoard for Toshiba At least one installation (installs by default). Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations. Used for Argos OnBoard for Toshiba communication. Can be disabled or removed for installations not using Secure Release.
Argos Secure Release for Mobile Devices At least one installation (installs by default). Additional installations in branch offices if integration is required in those locations. Used to allow iOS and Android devices to manage Argos Secure Release/Global Print activity. Can be disabled or removed for installations not using Secure Release.
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