Performance Test Modes for MFP Functions
Print from PageSense
PageSense provides application test files and an automated process for printing and recording time measurements using a sensor unit. Accurate performance data is automatically logged into a database and can be displayed graphically for comparison. Print from PageSense measures the interval from the time the OK button is clicked in the print dialog to the moment the last page enters the printer’s output bin.
Print from Anywhere
This semi-automated test monitors performance from platforms not currently supported by PageSense, such as standalone photo printers, Mac OS® or Linux®. A remote triggering device starts the PageSense timer simultaneously with the remote start of print.
This semi-automated test remotely monitors copy performance. The remote trigger automatically starts the timer when you push the Copy button. The sensor detects output, and PageSense captures and reports performance.
The Fax mode measures the time it takes to print a fax at the MFP. You send the fax to the MFP, and the output is detected via the PageSense sensor. Fax mode uses the remote trigger to start the PageSense timer.
This mode measures the time required to scan a document and send it to the PageSense test PC. PageSense captures time to completion and size of the file. The remote trigger automatically starts the PageSense timer when you manually start the scan to send a file to the MFP. The sensor is not used.
Binary Print Utility (BPU)
BPU prints captured files without the supported applications. PageSense creates and sends captured files directly to the printer, monitoring the amount of data sent and measuring the elapsed time to print the output.
SmartBear TestComplete v11 or v12 runs test scripts that manage print, copy, fax and scan tests. PageSense completely automates printer performance testing from application launch to data logging. PageSense includes test scripts for all test files specified by ISO 24734 and 24735. You can customize TestComplete scripts to perform additional automated tests, such as including your own test files, selecting different printer driver features, and automating driver regression testing.
Performance Test Files
We designed PageSense test files specifically for printer/MFP performance measurement and categorized them as simple, moderate and complex, with extensive use of text formatting, graphics, images, color and multi-page design elements.
PageSense’s ISO 24734/24735 support is based on the 2014 updates of these standards and includes ISO image files. Eight images in three color spaces can be printed using Photoshop, and additional test pages provide you with a complete photo suite.