Static Control Announces Chip Technology Partnership with ECi
Static Control Announces Patented Extended Yield Chip Technology Partnership with ECi
First-ever extended-yield tracking in non-OEM cartridges changes how MPS dealers profit in supplies management
Sanford, N.C. – (November 11, 2015) – Static Control, along with ECi Software Solutions, have announced jointly the worldwide availability of their technology for tracking the true value of aftermarket extended yield toner cartridges. ECi’s market-leading FMAudit® managed print services solution and Static Control have embarked in an exclusive partnership to provide the offering to customers using Static Control’s patented extended yield chip technology and FMAudit’s Central v4.0, featuring patent-pending tracking technology.
”As the imaging industry’s leader in chip technology, it was great to partner with another industry leader to bring this solution to market,” said Josh Braendle, MPS Business Manager at Static Control. “Developing this solution like an OEM provides dealers greater results to the bottom line, while increasing data analytics.”
Without this unique solution, a printer cannot distinguish between OEM or aftermarket extended yield toner cartridges. As such, end users are notified prematurely to replace the cartridge, often discarding upwards of 50% of the remaining toner. In their attempt to save money on supply costs, dealers end up paying more and often don’t have the data to know why.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to work with Static Control to deliver on the promise of remanufactured extended yield cartridges lowering supply costs.” said Kevin Tetu, President of FMAudit. “Finding a solution to this fundamental problem was very important to us.”
The technology was designed to mitigate false alerting for non-OEM extended-yield toner cartridges and allow dealers the opportunity to realize the full return on investment of these cartridges. Static Control has developed proprietary chips specific to this objective that are exclusively compatible with FMAudit software. In turn, FMAudit has developed an algorithm to identify the true toner depletion of the extended-yield toner and usage in these cartridges, resulting in accurate supply notifications and a lower-than-OEM per-page supply cost.
The ECi Software Solutions family of companies provides business and e-commerce solutions, offering on-premise and cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECi’s companies have served small to medium sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction, and services organizations. Privately held, ECi is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices and companies throughout the U.S., Australia, New Zealand, England and the Netherlands. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, visit http://www.ECiSolutions.com, or call (800) 959-3367.
About Static Control
Static Control is the largest manufacturer of aftermarket imaging systems and components supporting genuine cartridge remanufacturers within the global laser and ink jet industry. Sales and distribution facilities are located worldwide. Research, development, engineering and manufacturing as well as global distribution are located at Static Control’s world headquarters in Sanford, North Carolina, USA. Static Control manufactures in-house more than 10,000 imaging products and offers a product catalog of more than 14,000 imaging products to the aftermarket industry.