SOURCE: Equitrac

December 18, 2008 09:22 ET

Equitrac Announces Latest Version of Equitrac Professional Print Management and Cost Recovery Solution

Enterprise Solution for Professional Services Market Improves Productivity, Document Scan Management and Expands Partner Support

PLANTATION, FL--(Marketwire - December 18, 2008) - Equitrac Corporation announced today the latest version of its Equitrac Professional print management and cost recovery solution for professional services organizations. The new release includes enhancements to increase productivity, speed scanning processes and expands support for major vendor partners. Equitrac Professional expands revenue, lowers network print operation costs and reduces print supply waste at professional services organizations by automatically capturing, easily importing and accurately billing for every client-related printing expense, matching equipment to specific business requirements and simplifying IT support of print operations.

Equitrac Professional 5.2.3 is the next version of Equitrac's market-leading enterprise print management and cost recovery solution for law firms, architecture and engineering companies, consultants and other professional services providers. In addition to expediting and increasing recovery of client billable expenses, the highly scalable software allows businesses to capture, allocate and accurately bill for any client expense generated anywhere in a professional service firm. Accessible through Equitrac's TouchPoint Console® or Equitrac Embedded™ software for leading multifunction devices, Equitrac Professional supports the networked printers and copiers from every major equipment manufacturer -- as well as leading document management systems and professional time and billing software.

Equitrac Professional 5.2.3

Equitrac Professional 5.2.3 builds upon the success of Equitrac Professional 5 by adding several key features to enhance print management, scan and document capture, workflow and integration with partners. Updates include:

Increased productivity

--  WAN Optimization - For multi-office, distributed deployments of
    Equitrac Professional, this feature improves print workflows by allowing IT
    to configure caching options and the use of locally configured servers.
--  Pop-up tracking of print processes - A new status tool will help
    administrators evaluate the status of print requests direct from the
    desktop. The pop-up gives a complete view of all steps and decision points
    in the print job progression.
--  Microsoft Active Directory Synchronization - New attributes are
    available for synchronization with MS Active Directory, such as phone
    extensions, locations and user class association.
    

Enterprise-class document scanning and output

--  A default network addressable "Home" folder has been added to this
    latest version of Equitrac Professional to support efficient and quick
    scanning. Home folder association can be controlled via the System
    Management console, file import and Microsoft Active Directory
    synchronization.
--  Scanned document output type conversion - Equitrac Document Capture
    can now be configured to offer document output type conversion to end
    users. Whether an MFP scans as PDF or TIFF files, this latest version of
    Equitrac Professional can convert the final output to PDF, Multi-Page TIFF,
    Single-Page TIFFs, JPEG, or PNG file formats.
--  Improved scan workflows - Site administrators can now predefine scan
    workflows as scan aliases for efficient selection at TouchPoint Consoles.
    These aliases can be customized to specific business requirements and are
    also customizable to individual user classes.
    

Expanded Partner Support

--  Canon - Equitrac Professional 5.2.3 adds extended copy attribute
    support for older version Canon printers.  This support will allow
    customers to implement print and cost recovery management solutions across
    a printer network that includes both older Canon MFPs that don't currently
    support extended copy attributes through the copy cable, and newer model
    Canon MFPs. This new feature enhances productivity and more effective cost
    management by enabling tracking that discerns black/white vs. color print
    jobs and includes device log readings and synchronization of the data with
    TouchPoint sessions.
    
--  Equitrac Embedded for eCopy - eCopy Scan Station client support has
    been enhanced to include full authentication and roaming user profiles,
    favorites and history.  In addition, Equitrac Professional version 5.2.3
    adds support for the recently released eCopy Cost Recovery Protocol version
    3 that features Single Sign On (SSO).  This feature is available for
    Equitrac Embedded for eCopy and TouchPoint Consoles.
    
--  EFI SendMe and IKON DocSend - This embedded option allows for EFI
    SendMe and IKON DocSend users to log-in, allocate billing information and
    conduct a scan right at the EFI or IKON device.
    

"Today's Equitrac solutions are secure enterprise level management tools that are increasing productivity and reducing print waste in support of dual initiatives to maintain the bottom-line and be environmentally friendly," said Michael Rich, CEO of Equitrac Corporation. "In a challenging economy, these initiatives rise in importance. Equitrac remains committed to working with its partners and customers to leverage our experience and technology innovation to deliver solutions that streamline and centralize print and cost management throughout the networked print environment."

About Equitrac

Making documents count for over 30 years, Equitrac is the world's 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 industry's 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 manufacturers' equipment, 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. Visit Equitrac at www.equitrac.com.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Keith Fraser
    Equitrac Corporation
    Tel: (800) 472-9532 ext. 2320
    E-mail: Email Contact

    Jacqueline D. Sagl
    Murray Sagl PR
    Tel: (978) 265-3663
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