Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, today announced new versions of its Equitrac intelligent print management software that helps companies with increasingly complex IT systems and workplaces gain better control and more flexible management of their print environments. Equitrac Office® and Equitrac Express® print management software versions 5 enable organizations to further reduce costs associated with unnecessary printing and print infrastructures, and increase document security, while providing new solutions for IT departments deploying serverless and mixed-fleet print environments.
“Organizations can no longer take a ‘one size fits all’ approach to deploying print,” said Holly Muscolino, Research Director, Document Solutions, IDC. “User mobility, BYOD initiatives, complex and non-standard hardware fleets, and growing demands on IT infrastructure require organizations to adapt their print infrastructure to support this changing environment. The new versions of Equitrac were specifically designed to help organizations not only meet these challenges, but leverage many of those same technologies and trends to drive greater print control and efficiency.”
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.