SOURCE: QualityLogic

May 14, 2007 10:00 ET

QualityLogic Completes Certified Page-Yield Testing for Kodak

Tests Incorporate New ISO Ink Cartridge-Yield Standards and QualityLogic's Photo Ink Methodology

MOORPARK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 14, 2007 -- QualityLogic (www.qualitylogic.com) announced today that it has completed a major, certified page-yield test program for Kodak, comparing yields for Kodak's EasyShare 5300 cartridges to those of 12 competing printer models. As an independent testing company, QualityLogic provides leading printer manufacturers and industry publications with standardized test results that allow accurate comparisons of one printer's cartridge yields against another.

This testing of color ink cartridge/printer combinations meets the new International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards for measuring ink cartridge yields released earlier this year. In the absence of an ISO standard for color-photo ink/printer combinations, QualityLogic used its own proprietary methodology, which closely follows existing standards, for tests of color-photo ink. ISO is in the process of developing standards for color-photo ink-yield measurement. QualityLogic is following these efforts closely and plans to implement the ISO standard as soon as it is released.

The EasyShare 5300 Ink Yield Test, sponsored by Kodak, determined page yields for cartridge/printer combinations using the ISO/IEC 24711 standard to measure both color ink yield by printing the ISO/IEC 24712 color test suite and monochrome ink yield by printing the ISO/IEC 19752 test suite. QualityLogic test pages were used to determine color-photo ink page yields. Twelve printer models from five manufacturers were compared to the EasyShare 5300. In accordance with the ISO standard, a minimum of three of each printer model and a minimum of nine of each color cartridge were tested.

"As a member of INCITS W1, we have closely followed the development of the ISO worldwide standards that ensure yield claims are meaningful and accurate," said Dave Jollota, QualityLogic COO. "Our Certified Page Yield Testing Service has consistently complied with the draft ISO standards as they were developed, so we were ready to undertake this major study when the standards were published."

INCITS (InterNational Committee for Information Technology Standards) is the U.S. Technical Advisory Group for the ISO/IEC Joint Technical Committee 1, which is responsible for international standardization in the field of information technology. W1 is a committee within INCITS responsible for office equipment standards in many industry areas.

The Kodak EasyShare 5300 Test Report can be downloaded from QualityLogic's web site at www.qualitylogic.com. Information about QualityLogic and its Certified Page Yield Testing Service can also be found at the company's web site, or call 800-436-6292, ext. 35 or 805-531-9030, ext. 35.

ABOUT QUALITYLOGIC

QualityLogic provides leading-edge QA and QC test tools and services for the imaging and telecommunications industries. Its tools and services are used for conformance, performance, and interoperability testing -- from low-level firmware testing to high-level multi-tier application testing. Its target markets are companies that develop and market printers, multifunction peripherals, Telephony/IP products/services and client-based/mobility software.

TOOLS

QualityLogic's test tools and utilities include the following:

--  A comprehensive set of Microsoft XPS (XML Paper Specification) test
    suites, tools and utilities.
--  PageSense, the de facto performance-measurement standard for printer
    throughput testing and analysis.
--  Fax testing tools for companies that develop fax machines and build
    the network infrastructure equipment to handle fax traffic, and the
    carriers that run these networks.  QualityLogic's fax-tools customers
    include AT&T, Alcatel, British Telecom, Cisco, Ericsson, Microsoft,
    Motorola, Nortel and others.
    
SERVICES

QualityLogic has four primary service offerings. These include:

--  Contract test services for major technology companies at
    QualityLogic's Boise, ID and Moorpark, CA labs.
--  Onsite managed services for QA.
--  Certification test services for companies such as Microsoft.
--  Competitive testing projects for imaging industry OEMs for both
    internal and public purposes.
    
QualityLogic partners with leading technology firms to develop new and enhanced test solutions for emerging technologies. It offers pre-submission testing of printer and imaging device drivers for the new Windows Vista Logo Program 3.0, and is the first company to provide independent Microsoft XPS technology training for engineers and designers.

QualityLogic offers a certified page-yield testing service for printer ink and toner cartridges, as well as testing for consumables reliability, print quality and cost of ownership. In addition, it performs competitive assessment work for HP, Dell and other printer companies.

Contact Information

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    Darryl Lloyd
    Darryl Lloyd Inc.
    Email Contact
    818-335-7921

    Laura Posson
    QualityLogic, Inc.
    Email Contact
    805-531-9030, ext 35

    Address: QualityLogic, 5401 Tech Circle, Moorpark, CA 93021
    Phone: 805-531-9030 or 800-436-6292
    Web site: www.qualitylogic.com
    Fax: 805-531-9045