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Equitrac Express Enhances Print Management Solution to Reduce Print Waste on Campus

Enhances Accountability for Printed Pages, Campus Card Balance Management (September 23, 2009)

PLANTATION, FL -- (Marketwire) -- 09/23/09 -- As students and staff head back to schools and campuses across the country, CIOs and IT managers are increasingly aware of the need to drive down both overhead costs and waste on campus. Equitrac Corporation, an award-winning print and cost management solutions provider, has announced the availability of the latest version of Equitrac Express®, designed for colleges, universities and K-12 schools. Equitrac Express drives down document printing costs and print and toner waste, while enforcing student print quotas, eliminating unclaimed print jobs and providing convenient student payment integration options.

By combining the power of Equitrac with a current or planned campus card system, schools can easily enforce student print quotas, promote user convenience and mobility and enhance document security, while at the same time simplifying print cost accounting for both users and system administrators alike. Equitrac Express integrates with solutions from Blackboard® and CBORD® to let a campus card accounting system act as the single source for centralized accounting data. This means students and administrators need to maintain only one account and use only one card to pay for all of their print and copy activity.

"Creating accountability for printed pages on campus enables tighter controls on wasteful print spending," said Gaetan Spake, vice president of product management. "Equitrac Express offers schools print and campus card payment flexibility, while delivering a print management solution that supports the environmental conscience that has become part of leading academic institutions."

New in the latest version of Equitrac Express

Equitrac Express provides the scalability to manage from one to thousands of multi-function devices (MFDs), copiers and scanners on campuses and across school districts. With enhanced card balance management and user features that increase conveniences, Equitrac Express improves the student experience while reducing print operating costs and supporting environmental sustainability initiatives.

-- Advanced reporting capabilities - This version of Equitrac Office 4 offers enhanced reporting including more granular media usage, enabling IT administrators to make more informed decisions about paper usage in the printer network, driving down costs and reducing wasted paper supplies. -- Convenient pop-up notification - End-user pop-up notification now supports features such as hypertext links. Users can be directed to content- rich information such as intranet pages describing print policies, or a job ticket, while lowering a school's print costs by using the most cost effective resources. -- Student Campus Card Balance and Account Management - The cost preview pop-up for Equitrac Express has been configured to display a campus card balance (or balances for the case of multiple tender keys). Students now have control over which of their accounts should be charged for a print job at either a Release Station or PageCounter. This enhances the student experience by enabling improved card balance management. -- Web-based Release Station - The Release Station is now a web-based add- on to Equitrac Express 4, allowing end users to log on and release print jobs from common browsers. In addition to improving usability for the end user, the Release Station minimizes the installation and maintenance burden on the IT department since the need for a thick client is no longer required. -- Enhanced print control with Follow-You Printing® - Schools and academic institutes with Xerox EIP and Sharp OSA3 devices can now offer users the ability to override the print workflow default at the printer and opt to print a color document in black and white. This new feature helps minimize unnecessary color printing, which drives down costs. -- Extended partner integration - Equitrac Express now supports Apple Remote Desktop, direct IP printing to Macintosh workstations and both PowerPC and Intel platforms. Additionally, the software supports iPrint on Novell SUSE 10 OES2 SP1, Canon's GARO print driver, and greater security features at the print spooler. Schools can save on licensing costs when integrating Equitrac Express with Equitrac Embedded for Xerox EIP, or eCopy ShareScan. -- Greater licensing flexibility - Equitrac Express allows for a base Enterprise license, providing customers a more affordable option to roll out the features and functionality best suited to the school's needs.

For more information on Equitrac Express, please call 1-800-327-0183, or email [email protected].

About Equitrac Corporation

Making documents count for over 30 years, Equitrac is the leading provider of solutions to authenticate, authorize and account for use of today's multifunction printers, copiers, faxes and scanners. We're home to the best-funded R&D program, global alliances with leading manufacturers and the largest team of print management experts in the world. Equitrac device-embedded and terminal-based software works with all leading equipment manufacturers, and supports systems already in use, including college and university campus card systems, providing measurable results for any organization that needs to make networked printing more manageable, economical, convenient and secure.

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