DELL & QUALITYLOGIC TONER/INK TEST DEAL
DELL & QUALITYLOGIC TONER/INK TEST DEAL
2005-12-02 at 11:07:00 am #13201
QualityLogic Offers First Certified Page-Yield Test Service for Color and Photo Ink Cartridge Printers
Dell Is First Printer Supplier to Use New Service
MOORPARK, CA – -2005 — QualityLogic (www.qualitylogic.com) is the first independent testing lab to offer a certified, standard, comprehensive page-yield test service for printers that use color or photo ink cartridges. The company began offering a similar service for color and mono toner printers earlier this year. Dell will be the first printer supplier to make extensive use of the complete service.
Until now, printer manufacturers have tested the page yield of ink-cartridge printers using different criteria and methodologies. So, when prospective buyers try to compare the yield of one printer with that of another, they are comparing apples and oranges. This is a real problem because, over several years, the cost of cartridges is usually far more than the cost of the printer.
QualityLogic’s page-yield test service is targeted at printer and cartridge manufacturers — and at large government agencies and corporate customers who need standard, independent verification of page yields to make multi-million-dollar buying decisions. The company is also providing a special “Certified Page Yield” logo that manufacturers can use in advertising and on packaging for their certified printers.
“Every printer company in the world and their technology providers are long-time customers of ours. Our testing products and services have become the defacto standards for everything from printer performance to PDL conformance to fax interoperability,” said Dave Jollota, QualityLogic COO. “This gives us tremendous credibility as a third-party lab. If printers carry our ‘Certified Page Yield’ logo, the customer will know the yield information is accurate and comparable.”
QualityLogic uses ISO yield test standards that have been adopted or are in development. Currently, an ISO mono-toner methodology has been adopted, and color-toner and color-inkjet methodologies are in balloting. ISO is also considering the development of a standard for photo ink printers. Where there are no ISO yield test methodologies, QualityLogic has developed methodologies, and will offer to share them with ISO. As new ISO methodologies are adopted, QualityLogic will modify their methodologies to match them, where necessary.
QualityLogic has proprietary technology and processes that ensure efficient testing and superior quality in its page-yield test services. Its PageServe software, in conjunction with other tools and practices, tracks pages printed from every cartridge and every printer. Other proprietary processes, methods, tools and test documentation manage the test process to make sure it is fast and efficient, and at the same time, to ensure quality control.
“Printer customers require standards or independent testing methods to compare specifications between manufacturers and make informed purchase decisions,” said Tony Mara, Dell’s senior manager of imaging and printing product marketing. “We chose QualityLogic because of their objective, data-driven approach, 20 years of focus on the printing industry, and their experience in developing other performance standards and PDL testing.”
QualityLogic Inc. provides leading-edge QA and QC test tools and services for the imaging and telecommunications industries. Its tools and services are used for conformance, performance, and interoperability testing — from low-level firmware testing to high-level multi-tier application testing. QualityLogic’s target markets are companies that develop and market printers, multifunction peripherals, Telephony/IP products/services, and client-based/mobility software.
QualityLogic partners with leading technology firms to develop new and enhanced test solutions for emerging technologies. It executes certification programs for several Microsoft products including Pocket PC, Smartphone and others. In addition, QualityLogic performs competitive assessment work for HP, Dell, Lexmark and others. Its PageSense product is the de facto performance measurement standard for printer throughput testing and analysis.
QualityLogic’s fax testing tools are used by companies that develop fax machines and build the network infrastructure equipment to handle fax traffic, and the carriers that run these networks. QualityLogic’s fax tools customers include AT&T, Alcatel, British Telecom, Cisco, Ericsson, Microsoft, Motorola, Nortel and others.