Measures Yields for Toshiba and Katun Cartridges

MOORPARK, CA- (Marketwire – November 15, 2007) – QualityLogic (www.qualitylogic.com) announced that it has completed a certified page-yield test program for Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (TABS). An independent testing company, QualityLogic provides leading printer manufacturers with standardized test results that allow accurate comparisons of the yields of one printer cartridge against another.

Toshiba took this important step to ensure that claims of its yield for its genuine manufactured toner cartridge receive testing from a leading independent source utilizing world recognized testing standards that can be published and compared by its customer’s and partners.

Using the internationally recognized ISO/IEC19752 yield tests, QualityLogic tested yields for both genuine Toshiba monochrome toner and Katun monochrome toner cartridges when used in conjunction with Toshiba e-STUDIO202L and e-STUDIO520 multifunction products (MFP). (Katun is an after-market cartridge brand.) The MFPs used in the tests were supplied by TABS, and the consumables were acquired independently by QualityLogic.

The results showed that, on average, Toshiba toner for e-STUDIO202L had a yield of up to 27,601 pages while Katun cartridges had a yield of up to 19,294 pages. By calculation, Toshiba toner printed 43% more pages than the Katun brand.

For the e-STUDIO520 the results showed that, on average, Toshiba toner had a yield of up to 76,178 pages while Katun cartridges had a yield of up to 59,355 pages. By calculation, Toshiba toner printed 28% more pages than the Katun brand.

“The ISO standards ensure that yield tests are objective, meaningful and accurate,” said Dave Jollota, QualityLogic COO. “QualityLogic’s proprietary Certified Page Yield Testing Service strictly complies with applicable ISO standards.”

Information about QualityLogic and its Certified Page Yield Testing Service can also be found at the company’s website, or call 800-436-6292, ext. 35 or 805-531-9030.

ABOUT QUALITYLOGIC

QualityLogic 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.
  • 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 such as 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 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.