Preton, a provider of printing cost reduction software, was awarded a patent for its Pixel Optimizer technology, which can intelligently identify and eliminate overlapping and wasteful pixels during the printing process.
“Pixel Optimizer is a truly unique and innovative technology,” said Ori Eizenberg, CEO of Preton. “This patent award for our Pixel Optimizer technology will certainly contribute to maintaining our key position as the world leader in toner optimization technology.”
The Pixel Optimizer technology reduces toner consumption and printing costs besides delivering optimum quality in all its prints.
The new technology was developed by the research and development team in Preton, which was studying the mechanics of the printing process. Researchers detected that a major discrepancy occurred between viewing of a pixel on a computer screen and the actual printing process undertaken by a printer.
A significant over usage of toner owing to the unnecessary printing of overlapping pixels occurred. This will be effectively eliminated by the new technology, explained officials.
Preton’s PretonSaver software is based on the Pixel Optimizer core technology. PretonSaver software and Pixel Optimizer technology offer an average savings of 25 percent to 35 percent in printing costs for enterprise customers. Besides no compromise in quality the PretonSaver and Pixel Optimizer will deliver savings to the tune of $150,000 to $200,000 per month for large enterprises.
Small enterprises also benefit from savings on toner, ink and paper consumption and printing costs. Preton serves customers in the financial, health care, manufacturing, government, education and technology sectors besides also individual users.
According to officials the PretonSaver will be incorporated into the service offerings of Managed Print Service (MPS) providers. It will enable and control cost savings by bringing down fixed toner costs.
As the MPS market matures, both suppliers and their customers will be looking for greater efficiencies and cost savings. In such a scenario, the industry is expected to embrace technologies such as Pixel Optimizer to drive up margins, said Holly Muscolino, research director at IDC (News - Alert).
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