SOURCE: QualityLogic

April 19, 2007 10:00 ET

QualityLogic's PageSense 6 Adds Microsoft Windows Vista Support

Printer and Multi-Function Peripheral Performance Tool Tests Printing, Copying, Faxing, Scanning Functions

MOORPARK, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 19, 2007 -- QualityLogic (www.qualitylogic.com) announced today that PageSense 6, with support for applications designed to run on Microsoft Windows Vista and Windows XP operating systems, is available now. Leading printer and multi-function peripheral manufacturers, and industry publications use PageSense to obtain standardized test results and accurately compare the throughput-performance of one device against another. Upgrade pricing is available for all customers who currently own PageSense 4 or 5.

PageSense 6 uses test files for 23 applications from Adobe, Corel, Microsoft and others to perform automated throughout performance testing. This includes support for 10 new Windows Vista applications including Microsoft Office 2007 applications and Adobe Acrobat 8. Support for five additional Windows Vista applications will be incorporated this year and provided to PageSense 6 customers at no additional charge.

PageSense 6 offers multiple performance test modes to help printer and MFP manufacturers and their customers measure the throughput performance of their printing products:

"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.

"Print from PageSense (SPOOLMON)" provides ability to isolate driver performance from controller performance by effectively measuring file size, data transfer rate, pages transferred per second and overall elapsed spool time.

"Print From Anywhere" remotely monitors print performance from platforms not currently supported by PageSense, such as standalone photo printers, Mac OS or Linux.

"Copy" monitors copy performance from an MFP or any traditional copier.

"Fax" measures the time it takes to print a fax at the MFP.

"Scan" measures the time required to scan a document and send it to a folder on the PageSense test PC.

"Binary Print Utility" (BPU) is an independent application that prints captured files, eliminating the need to launch and run the supported applications.

"We are thrilled to release this new version of PageSense in time for our customers to test their Windows Vista print solutions," said Dave Jollota, QualityLogic's COO. "PageSense 6 is a result of several months of development effort based on input from our printer OEM customers. We have already accepted several orders for PageSense 6 and expect it to be even more successful than previous versions."

For more information about PageSense 6, visit http://www.qualitylogic.com/genoa_test_tools/performance/pagesense.html or call 800-436-6292, ext. 35 or 805-531-9030, ext. 35.

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.

TOOLS

QualityLogic's test tools and utilities include the following:

--  A comprehensive set of Microsoft XPS (XML Paper Specification) test
    suites, tools and utilities; and a Windows Media Photo functional test
    suite.
--  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 like 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 and 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.

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

Contact Information

  • FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

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

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