Cambridge, UK 07/31/2012
Harlequin RIP used in ground-breaking cloud solution to measure ink intensity
The Harlequin RIP has been chosen by Technesis,
the developers of PrintControlOnline, a cloud based print management application,
to provide a ground-breaking product for printer and copier manufacturers
to assist in managing print contracts more effectively. The new online
product will enable manufacturers to accurately manage ink and toner usage
remotely from their SmartPhone, tablet or lap top, facilitating better
cost per page service on their managed devices.
An embedded version of the Harlequin
“digital” RIP combined with Technesis’ Color Intensity Engine technology
tracks the intensity of ink and toner used in any print stream across any
print device. It is expected to be available from Q4 2012.
Commenting on the agreement, Jon Baker,
vice president of Technesis said, “leveraging the Harlequin RIP from Global
Graphics enables us to take the MPS proposition to the next level. Tracking
ink and toner coverage intensity is as critical as tracking the actual
click. That coverage variable determines the cost of the print. If it can’t
be measured accurately it can’t be managed effectively.”
Ron Iversen, vice president of field
operations for Global Graphics said, “we are very excited about the use
of our Harlequin RIP technology as an engine for calculating accurate ink
usage which will allow enterprises and print providers to better manage
print resources with a very accurate print pricing/costing model”.
About Global Graphics
Global Graphics Software (http://www.globalgraphics.com/
is a leading developer of OEM printing and electronic document software
including high-performance RIPs, PDF document, workflow and color solutions.
Customers include the world's leading vendors of digital pre-press
systems, large-format color printers, color proofing systems and software
applications such as HP, Quark, Kodak , Miyakoshi, SIS and Agfa.
For more than 10 years, Technesis(
been providing award-winning solutions for tracking and managing print
devices to small businesses, facility management firms and office hardware
resellers. Technesis solutions help businesses control and recoup the costs
of document hardware by providing software tools that report, integrate
and categorize each page printed, copied, faxed or scanned. With accolades
for usability and support from industry leaders, Photizo Group and Buyers
Laboratory, Technesis lives up to its reputation as a technology innovator.
Jill Taylor/Global Graphics
+44 1223 926489