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ECi Announces Toner Depletion Technology for Static Control’s Extended Yield Cartridge Chips

First-ever extended-yield tracking in non-OEM cartridges will change how MPS dealers profit in supplies management

Fort Worth, TX—Tuesday, November 10, 2015  ECi Software Solutions (, a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, today announced the worldwide availability of its patent-pending technology for tracking the true value of aftermarket extended yield toner cartridges. ECi, developer of market-leading FMAudit® managed print services solutions, and Static Control, the world’s leading manufacturer of chip technology for the aftermarket industry, have embarked on an exclusive technology alliance to provide this offering to customers using Static Control’s patented extended yield chip technology and FMAudit’s Central v4.0, featuring patent-pending tracking technology.

Without this unique solution, a printer cannot distinguish between OEM or aftermarket extended yield toner cartridges. As such, end users are notified prematurely to replace the cartridge, often discarding upwards of 50% of the remaining toner. In their attempt to save money on supply costs, dealers end up paying more and often don’t have the data to know why.

“Finding a solution to this fundamental problem was very important to us,” said Kevin Tetu, President of FMAudit. “The opportunity to work with Static Control to deliver on the promise of remanufactured extended yield cartridges lowering supply costs is very exciting for us.”

The technology is designed to mitigate false alerting for non-OEM extended-yield toner cartridges and allow dealers the opportunity to realize a greater return on investment of these cartridges. Static Control has developed proprietary chips specific to this objective that are exclusively compatible with FMAudit software. In turn, FMAudit has developed an algorithm to identify the true toner depletion of the extended-yield toner and usage in these cartridges, resulting in more accurate supply notifications and a lower-than-OEM per-page supply cost.

”As the imaging industry’s leader in chip technology, it’s great to work with another industry leader like FMAudit to bring this solution to market,” said Josh Braendle, MPS Business Manager at Static Control. “Developing this solution like an OEM provides dealers greater results to the bottom line, while increasing data analytics.”            

About Static Control

Static Control is the largest manufacturer of aftermarket imaging systems and components supporting genuine cartridge remanufacturers within the global laser and ink jet industry. Sales and distribution facilities are located worldwide. Research, development, engineering and manufacturing as well as global distribution are located at Static Control’s world headquarters in Sanford, North Carolina, USA. Static Control manufactures in-house more than 10,000 imaging products and offers a product catalog of more than 14,000 imaging products to the aftermarket industry.

About ECI

ECI Software Solutions provides industry-specific business software solutions and services, focusing on cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECI has served small to medium-sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction, and field service organizations. Privately held, ECI is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, the Netherlands, and Australia. For information, email, visit or call (800) 959-3367. 

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