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Blackboard reaches settlement with hacker duo

Wednesday, July 16, 2003

Washington, DC - July 16, 2003 - Blackboard has announced a settlement with Billy Hoffman and Virgil Griffith relating to the lawsuit filed previously by Blackboard.  The full settlement statement appears below but includes the following highlights: 

Pharos delivers new pay-for-print solutions featuring Lexmark technology

Friday, July 11, 2003

–Students, teachers and administrators at higher education institutions gain access to cost-effective, turnkey printing solutions–

EAST ROCHESTER, N.Y., July 10, 2003–Pharos Systems International today announced it is teaming up with Lexmark International, Inc., to bring new pay-for-print solutions to the higher education and public library markets. The solutions will help these institutions reduce waste and cost effectively improve printing capabilities in libraries, classrooms and laboratories. 

When worlds collide: Copiers and printers are merging but the campus oversight remains split

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

As in the rest of the world, the trend in the photocopy market is from analog to digital. The days of the traditional copier are certainly numbered. New digital devices are faster, more efficient, have fewer parts, require only one pass regardless of the number of prints, and have far fewer paper jams and maintenance issues.

But perhaps even more importantly, they are networkable. These devices can reside on the same campus network as your printers–in fact, many combine the functionality of photocopier and printer. Called Multi-Function Devices (MFDs) these digital output powerhouses are the wave of the future on campus and in the office. 

Print Cost Recovery: Recouping costs in an age of high demand public access printing

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

Laser print cost recovery (LPCR), pay-for-print services, networked print control … By any name, the ability to manage, track, allocate, and charge for printing from public access and faculty/staff printers is a major focus on college campuses today. By now, nearly every college administrator is at least aware of the concept. Using special software systems, a print job is held at a print server until the job’s initiator pays for it and releases it from the queue to the selected printer. 

Key options in print cost recovery

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

When evaluating LPCR solutions, there are many factors and options to consider. Packages range from basic to incredibly robust–and costs tend to reflect the level of sophistication and configuration offered. Below is a selection of some of the key areas to be considered. 

3M Library Systems adds compelling user benefits to the PC lab management and pay-for-print market

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

3M has taken a different route to get to its laser print cost recovery solution. The 3M™ Public Access Management System first personalizes and secures the user experience at public access PCs, then optionally enables pay for print services. How does this separate 3M from the other providers of the technology? It brings a significant user benefit to the solution in addition to the organizational benefits. 

Uniprint from Pharos helps more than 500 campuses recoup printing costs and cut waste

Tuesday, July 1, 2003

On college campuses across the U.S. and around the world, the name Uniprint is almost synonymous with print cost recovery. According to Chuck Sheppard, Director of Marketing, Pharos Systems, the developer of Uniprint “we created the print cost recovery market 10 years ago.” Since then, the product has been installed at nearly 800 locations in 16 countries, and in 49 of the 50 U.S. states. It is, by far, the leading cost recovery solution for the higher education market and with 60-70% of the product’s installations on college campuses, higher education is the preeminent market for Pharos.