Xerox Corp. recently introduced a new software tool called Xerox Print Advisor that helps Xerox ColorQube 9200 Series users print smarter.
The web-based software uses on-screen prompts to alert users to simple actions that result in increased efficiencies and cost savings. For example, if a user chooses to print a multiple page document on one side only, an on-screen message appears recommending two-sided printing.
“Print Advisor is the first coverage-based tool that helps educate end users on the impact their print habits have on costs and the environment and shows them how they can make positive changes”, said David Bates, vice president, office marketing programs, Xerox Corporation. “The new software allows ColorQube 9200 Series customers to benefit from the use of color, save money and print greener.”
The software is free and new to ColorQube 9200 Series customers and addresses a growing demand for print strategies that are environmentally responsible and reduce costs.
Print Advisor also collects data on all print jobs, such as how many pages each user prints daily, providing valuable information to the IT department. A variety of detailed reports help office workers and IT administrators make more informed and responsible print decisions.
The ColorQube 9200 Series MFPs were introduced in May 2009. These MFPs use Xerox’s solid ink technology to cut the cost of color prints by up to 62 percent and reduce waste by 90 percent.
Xerox will also offer Print Advisor Premium, an enterprise-level application of the Print Advisor software. Like the free version, Print Advisor Premium collects user-level data from all users but additionally allows for customized notifications, detailed enterprise-wide reports and usage data for users of all networked and locally-attached devices.
The Premium version will be priced based on a per seat/user model, yet to be determined. It will be introduced later this year.
Print Advisor is available immediately as a free tool for all ColorQube 9200 Series customers and can be downloaded through the Xerox website.