SOURCE: QualityLogic

May 15, 2006 10:00 ET

QualityLogic Releases PageSense 5.3 Printer and Multi-Function Peripheral Performance Test Tool

Provides Testing of Printing, Copying, Faxing, Scanning Functions

PHILADELPHIA, PA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 15, 2006 -- QualityLogic (www.qualitylogic.com) announced the availability of PageSense 5.3, the latest version of its printer-performance test tool, today at the AIIM/OnDemand Expo. Leading printer manufacturers and industry publications use PageSense to obtain standardized test results that can be used to accurately compare the throughput-performance of one printer against another. PageSense 5.3 adds this same capability for the copy, scan and fax features of multi-function peripherals (MFPs). PageSense 5.0 customers will be offered upgrade pricing for PageSense 5.3, and special discounts will apply if the upgrade is purchased before June 30, 2006.

"Prior to PageSense, test engineers had to actually set up documents in various applications, and then time them with a stopwatch as they printed," said Dave Jollota, QualityLogic COO. "Not only were these tests subject to human error, the test pages and methodologies were not standardized. So it was virtually impossible to accurately compare the performance of one printer to another. PageSense literally revolutionized printer-performance testing and measurement. Now it's doing the same thing for multi-function peripherals."

PageSense 5.3 uses application test files from companies such as Adobe, Corel, Microsoft and others to perform automated throughout performance testing, and offers six performance test modes:

"Print from PageSense" provides defined application test files and an automated process to print and record time measurements using a sensor unit. It accurately measures how fast an application returns and how long it takes to print a page to the printer. It measures the interval from the time the "OK" button is clicked in the print dialog to the moment the last page is released to the printer's output bin.

"Print From Anywhere" remotely monitors print performance from platforms not currently supported by PageSense, such as standalone photo printers, Mac OS or Linux. A remote triggering device is used to start the PageSense timer simultaneously with the remote start of print. PageSense captures and calculates the timing measurement the moment the last page is released to the output bin of the printer.

"Copy" monitors copy performance from an MFP or any traditional copier. Copy performance uses the remote trigger device to automatically start the PageSense timer when the user manually pushes the "Copy" button on the MFP. Output is detected via the sensor, and per-page performance is captured and reported.

"Fax" measures the time it takes to print a fax at the MFP. The fax is sent to the MFP, and the output is detected via the sensor provided with PageSense. Fax performance uses the remote trigger device to automatically start the PageSense timer.

"Scan" measures the time required to scan a document and send it to a folder on the PageSense test PC. Both time to completion and size of the file are captured. Scan performance uses the remote trigger device to automatically start the PageSense timer when the user manually starts the scan on the scanner sending the file to the MFP. The sensor is not utilized.

"Binary Print Utility" (BPU) is an independent application that prints captured files, eliminating the need to launch and run the supported applications. PageSense can create and send captured files directly to the printer, monitoring the amount of data sent in relation to elapsed time, and measuring the elapsed time to print the output.

For more information about PageSense 5.3, visit http://www.qualitylogic.com/genoa_test_tools/performance/pagesense.html or call 800-436-6292, ext. 35 or 805-531-9030, ext. 35.

EDITORS' NOTE: QualityLogic is exhibiting at AIIM/OnDemand, in Booth # 1001, Microsoft Partner Pavilion, May 15 -18, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. Press releases can be downloaded at www.qualitylogic.com. Click on "Newsroom," and then "News Releases."

ABOUT QUALITYLOGIC

QualityLogic Inc. 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.

QualityLogic partners with leading technology firms to develop new and enhanced test solutions for emerging technologies. It is the first company to provide independent Microsoft XPS technology training for engineers and designers, and it also developed a comprehensive set of XPS test suites, tools and utilities. QualityLogic also 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.

QualityLogic executes certification programs for several Microsoft products including Pocket PC, Smartphone and others. In addition, it performs competitive assessment work for HP, Dell and other printer companies. QualityLogic's PageSense product is the de facto performance-measurement standard for printer throughput testing and analysis.

QualityLogic's fax testing tools are used by 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.

Address is:  QualityLogic, 5401 Tech Circle, Moorpark, CA 93021
Phone is:    805-531-9030 or 800-436-6292.
Web site is: www.qualitylogic.com
Fax is:      805-531-9045
Note to Editors: PageSense is a registered trademark of QualityLogic.

Contact Information

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

    Darryl Lloyd
    Darryl Lloyd Inc.
    Email Contact
    805-499-0562

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