QualityLogic (www.qualitylogic.com) has released PageSense 6.2, the newest version of its printer and multifunction peripheral performance test tool. PageSense 6.2 now supports new ISO standards for measuring printer and digital copier productivity – ISO 24734 and ISO 24735. New versions of Adobe Creative Suite applications, including Photoshop CS4, Illustrator CS4, InDesign CS4 and Acrobat 9, and QuarkXPress 8 are also supported by PageSense 6.2.
PageSense 6.2 supports all ISO 24734 and 24735 test files, summary/full reports and automation framework. ISO has defined three different test suites/categories for printers – Office, Advertising and Graphics, and Feature Performance – using Adobe Acrobat Reader, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe InDesign, and Microsoft PowerPoint based test pages. The digital copier test consists of one four-page Acrobat file from the Office category. Test scripts have been provided for all of these test files in PageSense 6.2.
PageSense generates ISO-style test reports via an ISO Report option. When the ISO Report option is selected, PageSense generates ISO 24734/24735-style reports only if the test data meet the ISO criteria. If the criteria are not met, the test must be repeated as outlined in the ISO standards before an ISO Report can be generated.
“We are pleased to provide our customers an efficient and cost-effective way to measure and report throughput performance following ISO 24734 and 24735,” said Steve Kang, General Manager of QualityLogic Products Group. “Canon, Epson, HP, and others have already begun providing performance data based on these standards, and we feel these will be adopted across the industry just as the ISO standards for ink and toner yield have. PageSense 6.2 makes it easy for companies to automate this testing.”
Manufacturers and industry publications use PageSense to obtain standardized test results and accurately compare the throughput-performance of printers and multifunction peripherals. PageSense 6.2 uses test files for 35 applications from Adobe, Corel, Microsoft and others to perform throughout performance testing of printing, copying, faxing and scanning functions.
QualityLogic is a highly respected provider of testing products and outsourced quality assurance and engineering services to technology companies around the world. Printer and MFP OEMs, ODMs and technology providers rely on QualityLogic test solutions to validate their products’ performance, conformance to industry standards, and interoperability with other hardware and software products. Network infrastructure equipment manufacturers, carriers, and telecom service providers use QualityLogic fax test equipment to ensure interoperability with fax traffic from traditional devices and across the Internet. IT departments in companies of all sizes look to QualityLogic to ensure their web applications or websites meet their quality objectives. Marketing groups in companies like HP and Kodak rely on QualityLogic to provide independent validation of their competitive advantages.