SEH Unveils New Print Appliance ISD400 for Enterprise Environments (US release)
Intelligent Spooling Device for up to 150 Printers and 450 Users Also Available as RAID Version ISD410 Phoenixville, PA (May 19th, 2009) Network specialist SEH today announced it is expanding its print appliance portfolio to include the enterprise solution ISD400 for up to 150 printers and 450 users. The 19-inch device is designed for operation in server racks, providing for the high availability of all printing services by taking over the complete print spooling function in a network printing environment. Many functions simplify the management of print jobs and queues, provide for secure network printing, and relieve existing server resources and network traffic load. The RAID (Redundant Array of Independent Disks) version ISD410 with two hard disks offers extra high reliability and system stability. Optional service packages allow users to benefit from updates and upgrades for software and tools throughout the whole product lifecycle.
Print jobs with intensive use of graphic elements and color quickly grow into large volume files which require a lot of bandwidth. Strategically operated, dedicated print appliances such as ISD400 are able to significantly reduce network traffic and the load of general purpose servers, take over all print job spooling, and provide for the availability of network printing services in a network printing environment.
Scalable Spooling Solution
While the tried-and-proven ISD300 product line was designed as a compact appliance for workgroups, small branch offices, etc. and for operation outside of the server rack, ISD400 is a full-blown enterprise spooling solution. With a 19 inch casing and the same set of value-added features as the smaller ISD300, ISD400 is based on a much more powerful hardware platform, ready to easily sustain about three times as many connections. Depending on the existing infrastructure, the ISD400 can manage up to 450 users and 150 printers. In addition, the ISD400 still has enough capacity to store voluminous print jobs (e.g. large format print jobs generated with RIP software), regularly used forms and documents, etc. By expanding its ISD product series, SEH is now able to offer a seamlessly scalable print spooling solution from small networks to the requirements of large organizations.
Extra Reliability with RAID Version ISD410
ISD410 Intelligent Spooling Device is the solution for users who need to secure high availability of all printing services when operating print spool appliances. This model is equipped with two hard disks, which operate jointly as a RAID system, ensuring extra high reliability and system stability because data is stored redundantly on a second disk. In case one of the hard disks fails, the other one will automatically take over all functions at once.
Service for the Complete Product Lifecycle
SEH also offers an optional service package for ISD400. With the Softwareplus package users benefit from all updates and upgrades for software and tools beyond the standard SEH warranty. This also includes professional support for software and hardware. The duration of the package is three years and can be extended after that.
The new models are available now for US MSRP $2899.99 for ISD400 and US MSRP $3333.99 for ISD410.
SEH Technology, Inc., is a leading supplier of professional network printing solutions. The company, based in Phoenixville, PA, was founded in 2002 as the U.S. sales office of SEH Computertechnik, GmbH, one of Europe's leading manufacturers of network printing solutions since the early nineties, and became a full subsidiary in 2005. Since then, the company's revenue growth has been in excess of 20 per cent year over year. SEH Technology's product portfolio includes internal and external print servers for all common network and cabling types: Ethernet/Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, fiber optics, and Wireless LAN. Moreover, it comprises enhanced network printing solutions for efficient spooling management and bandwidth-optimized solutions for ThinPrint® environments (e.g. server-based computing, virtual desktop infrastructures). In 2008 SEH introduced the USB device server product line myUTN, broadening the company's solution portfolio to include intelligent solutions for network access of USB devices. SEH Technology also has a strong focus on security for network printing. Target groups are public, government, and military institutions with highest security demands. Among its customers are the US Departments of State, Defense, Army, Navy, and Air Force.
All products are developed and produced at the company's headquarters in Bielefeld, Germany. Worldwide distribution is via SEH's US and UK subsidiaries and an extensive network of partners, distributors, and resellers. The installed base of SEH products exceeds 700,000 units worldwide. In development and sales, SEH closely co-operates with many leading printer manufacturers, including CITIZEN, ENCAD, EPSON, HP, KONICA MINOLTA, KYOCERA, MUTOH, OCÉ, OKI, PSi, ROLAND, SAMSUNG, TOSHIBA TEC, and UTAX.
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