Nuance Equitrac Office 5 Named Outstanding Output Management Solution In BLI’s Summer Pick Awards
LONDON, UK, August 14, 2013 – Nuance Communications, Inc., a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, has announced that Equitrac Office 5, the latest release of its intelligent print management software, has been honored with an Outstanding Output Management Solution award by Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software. Developed to help companies with increasingly complex IT systems and workplaces gain better control and more flexible management of their print environments, Equitrac was selected as a standout solution in its respective category from amongst the dozens of eligible products.
Outlining what it believes makes Equitrac Office 5 stand out, BLI stated, “Nuance Communications’ Equitrac Office was already the most feature-rich print management platform available, and version 5 marks a major upgrade that delivers a range of new and improved functionality that puts it even further ahead in its field. Most notable among the myriad enhancements is ‘serverless’ printing—which Nuance brands as Nuance I-Queue—that eliminates the print server from the typical print stream to cut down on network traffic and improve the solution’s Follow-You secure pull print features. Also of note is Equitrac Office 5’s Capture & Send functionality, which adds document capture and distribution features to the embedded MFP applet.”
Commenting on the award program and Nuance’s win in its category, Jamie Bsales, senior product editor for solutions at BLI, said “Selecting winners from among the scores of products we evaluate is never an easy task, but these top-notch entries made the decisions a little easier this time around.” He added, “Equitrac Office 5 is helping to redefine what a print management solution can be by offering scan capture, processing and routing abilities in the MFP client applet, along with Nuance I-Queue printing to reduce WAN traffic and IT overhead. These enhancements push the boundaries for this class of product and deliver an unrivaled integrated print management and document capture platform for customers.”
“Equitrac 5 is the premier print management solution, offering significant benefits across an organisation,” said Simon Hill, sales director UK and Ireland, Nuance Document Imaging Solutions. “In the UK, Equitrac is already driving efficiency gains, improving document security and reducing costs to public and private sector organisations, giving them more visibility and control over their print output.”
The new versions of Equitrac directly address print challenges created by the influx of mobile devices, mixed printer fleets and workers on the move inside the enterprise. Versions 5 allow users to print how they want and where they want, while removing IT dependencies on print servers and management of print drivers.
Most significantly, the new versions include the new I-Queue feature which enables enterprise-wide printing without the need to process print jobs through print servers. I-Queue printing moves the processing of print jobs from the print server to individual user desktops, eliminating server costs and cutting network print traffic by 50 percent. In addition, a repository called the driver store, where all print drivers for every output device on the network are stored, automatically manages print drivers for IT. Rather than manage individual print drivers for each desktop client, IT departments only need to ensure drivers within the driver store are up to date. The driver store automatically selects the right print driver for a user as needed, based on the client location and device, enabling users to print documents without concern for which printers may be available or whether print drivers have been loaded to their computer.
Equitrac is highly configurable and scalable, meaning it can be adjusted as printing needs evolve in the enterprise. It offers industry-leading support of print management objectives such as cost savings, security, and reduction in waste, while providing enterprises the ability to control, track, and account for print activity. The software features Follow-You Printing technology, in which print jobs are held until users authenticate themselves at the networked printer of their choice, enhancing security by releasing documents only when a person is physically at the printer and reducing costs of unnecessary printing. In addition, PrinterOn Enterprise® platform, the world’s leading mobile printing platform for enterprise, education, public and home, is integrated with Equitrac to allow mobile users to easily print from their devices. Equitrac is available in two versions.
Equitrac Office® print management software helps companies gain control and management of their printing to reduce costs, increase document security and enable sustainability programs. Equitrac Office delivers these benefits by automatically enforcing printing rules, authenticating users, and accurately identifying and allocating document costs.
Equitrac Express® print management software brings accountability and control of printed output to any university, school or college, making printing convenient and secure while reducing costs and waste. Compatible with leading campus card systems and any printer/MFP, Equitrac Express provide tools to enforce student print quotas, charge for printed output and promote sustainability.
Legal, financial, public sector and healthcare organisations in the UK already using Equitrac, include Eversheds LLP, Brookson Ltd, Halton Borough Council and NHS Lanarkshire.
A demonstration of Equitrac Office 5 can be seen here
Pricing and Availability
Equitrac is available through Nuance’s global channel of MFP vendors, partners and dealers. For additional information on features, pricing and volume licensing programs, please go to: http://www.nuance.co.uk/for-business/by-product/equitrac/index.htm.
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