Global tech giant Toshiba will supply and service print devices in Liverpool schools after securing a place on a framework agreement. Tony McDonough reports
Global electronics giant Toshiba has secured a deal with Liverpool City Council to supply and service printers in schools.
Its Toshiba Tec division has won a place on a local framework agreement and will deliver multi-function and desktop print devices along with maintenance and support contracts to schools across the city.
Despite having to balance high printing outputs with tight budgets, schools have to maintain quality levels throughout. Reducing paper and toner waste is therefore essential for containing costs.
Toshiba Tec already has a framework agreement with Birmingham schools and local authorities. It says its new agreement in Liverpool will complement existing projects. The company’s national framework account manager, Liz Kingsland, said: “Our aim is to create a better student and teacher experience.”
It has proposed a range of A4 and A3 printers and multifunction devices that would meet all print, copy, scan and document management needs. These new systems streamline print activities and aim to reduce the burdens on the IT and administrative teams.
Through its print management software, PaperCut, it allows users to easily manage their print assets and encourages responsible behaviour whilst being accountable for their print usage.
The company says it is ideal for secondary schools with five or more devices and intensive usage requirements. The software collects usage data by location and device, and acts as a tool for identifying inefficiencies and implementing cost recovery strategies.
They can be linked with iCloud and Google Apps for increased flexibility. They also offer secure mobile printing functionality which enables users to send documents to print from any computer or mobile phone and release the print outs from their nearest device.