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Multi-Laser Announces PrintFleet Optimizer Product Roadmap

3 May, 2005

Multi-Laser Announces PrintFleet Optimizer Product Roadmap

Multi-Laser Inc., a compatible imaging supplies and print management solutions provider, recently published a product roadmap for their print management software, PrintFleet Optimizer.

PrintFleet Optimizer is a software solution, developed to remotely monitor, report and manage output device fleets consisting of network connected printers, copiers, fax machines and multi-function peripherals.

“With over 50 dealers purchasing PrintFleet™ software in the past four months, we are ecstatic with the success of the product in the marketplace” stated Norm McConkey, General Manager of Multi-Laser Solutions. “Enterprise customers have requested a roadmap to layout where product development is heading.”

The PrintFleet software has two key products: PrintFleet Suite and Printfleet Optimizer. PrintFleet Suite is a versatile set of tools, contained on a USB Key which provides sales reps, service technicians and IT professionals the ability to instantly discover print devices on a corporate network, while checking toner levels, page counts and other valuable diagnostics.

“In late May, Multi-Laser will add a scan compare and report functionality which will help dealers perform audits in minutes that in the past took hundreds of hours” said McConkey.

Multi-Laser has also responded to customer feedback on the PrintFleet Optimizer product line and will make available an Enterprise version of the software. “Instead of having Multi-Laser host the data on printfleet.com, larger resellers with technical expertise can now offer the solution directly to their customers” McConkey stated.

PrintFleet Enterprise is the ideal solution for dealers and distributors that envision managing twenty or more customers and 5,000 or more printing devices. PrintFleet Optimizer will continue to be offered as a managed service and hosted from printfleet.com.

On the data collection side, Multi-Laser has broadened its offering to dealers. In addition to the Linux based data collection appliance currently available, in July 2005 Multi-Laser will also offer a Windows based version. “The benefit of the Windows version is it now offers customers a choice of having the software installed on a standalone appliance on their network, or they can utilize existing hardware and install the software on a preexisting server.”

To help manage the PrintFleet business more effectively, Multi-laser has also recently incorporated PrintFleet Inc. as a wholly owned subsidiary.

“Overall, the marketplace is embracing a vendor neutral solution that offers customers solutions to the complex problem of controlling the costs of office printing” said McConkey. “We are excited about what the next few years have in store.”

To learn more about the PrintFleet product line visit www.printfleet.com or call 1-800-338-2274.

Partnership with Print Audit

The company has also announced its partnership with Print Audit, an industry leading print auditing and tracking software provider. This strategic partnership allows both companies to offer their products into each of their respective customer channels.

“Our partnership with Print Audit is a tremendous addition to the PrintFleet product line” said McConkey. “It is important for us to compliment our current product offering with other leading printing solutions such as Print Audit’s latest release,

Print Audit 5. To have a software development company with world wide recognition such as Print Audit embrace the value of our solution, is an honor and a testament to how far we have come in our product development strategy.”

PrintFleet resellers will now have the opportunity to utilize the detailed user print analysis, reduction and recovery functionalities offered within Print Audit 5, when they sign on with PrintFleet Optimizer. This will allow them to implement a user monitoring solution into the machines monitoring functionality that PrintFleet™ Optimizer offers. This new capability will be beneficial to PrintFleet Optimizer resellers who are monitoring large client organizations seeking to analyze paper use and reduce costs, or professional services firms looking to capture and bill back printing costs to clients.

"Print Audit is very excited to be able to offer our customers an excellent compliment to our current solutions” stated John McInnes, President of Print Audit. “Our staff researched the imaging fleet management market extensively and found that Multi-Laser’s PrintFleet products are by far the best in the industry. This partnership will not only provide our customers with a premier fleet management tool, but they will also have access to one of the highest rated consumable manufacturers in the world.”

For more information about Print Audit product and services visit www.printaudit.com or call 1-877-41-AUDIT (28348).

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