Fort Worth, TX

ECi Software Solutions (www.ECiSolutions.com), a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, today announced the worldwide availability of its patent-pending technology for tracking the true value of aftermarket extended yield toner cartridges. ECi, developer of market-leading FMAudit® managed print services solutions, and Static Control, the world’s leading manufacturer of chip technology for the aftermarket industry, have embarked on an exclusive technology alliance to provide this offering to customers using Static Control’s patented extended yield chip technology and FMAudit’s Central v4.0, featuring patent-pending tracking technology.

Without this unique solution, a printer cannot distinguish between OEM or aftermarket extended yield toner cartridges. As such, end users are notified prematurely to replace the cartridge, often discarding upwards of 50% of the remaining toner. In their attempt to save money on supply costs, dealers end up paying more and often don’t have the data to know why.

“Finding a solution to this fundamental problem was very important to us,” said Kevin Tetu, President of FMAudit. “The opportunity to work with Static Control to deliver on the promise of remanufactured extended yield cartridges lowering supply costs is very exciting for us.”

The technology is designed to mitigate false alerting for non-OEM extended-yield toner cartridges and allow dealers the opportunity to realize a greater return on investment of these cartridges. Static Control has developed proprietary chips specific to this objective that are exclusively compatible with FMAudit software. In turn, FMAudit has developed an algorithm to identify the true toner depletion of the extended-yield toner and usage in these cartridges, resulting in more accurate supply notifications and a lower-than-OEM per-page supply cost.

”As the imaging industry’s leader in chip technology, it’s great to work with another industry leader like FMAudit to bring this solution to market,” said Josh Braendle, MPS Business Manager at Static Control. “Developing this solution like an OEM provides dealers greater results to the bottom line, while increasing data analytics.”