Consistent to their integration philosophy, Veicon can
now offer print cost recovery solutions with the flexibility of
"pay for print" hardware and software options to integrate with
the multi-patented V-Link solution. This announcement confirms Veicon's
goal of providing a turnkey integrated public access solution for
Veicon introduced V-Print in response to customers
looking for ways to recover expenses and reduce the staff involvement
associated with high volumes of printing in public libraries. The
cost of printer maintenance along with the time involved in managing
collections and printing disputes can become staggering and as more
libraries are faced with budget constraints, creative solutions
such as V-Print are becoming a necessity. By combining Veicon's
proven and affordable thin-client solution with a self service print
cost recovery system, costs and staff time is saved. For a typical
library, V-Print PCR pays for itself within the first year of purchase.
"Paper and toner waste from patrons printing
unintended long documents disappears. Just as significant, library
staff intervention is lessoned when using V-Print. Veicon's focus
for the library has been to bring more effective and efficient
technology for the public access setting and that's what V-Print
accomplishes" states Stewart Bartlett, VP Sales & Marketing.
Veicon was recently awarded a contract by the City
of Hillsboro, Oregon, to set up coin and bill-based PCR systems
at both the Shute Park Public Library and Tanasbourne Public Library.
Not only does this system recover costs of printing and reduce staff
intervention, it also encourages patrons to be wary of what and
how much they are printing. Many Veicon customers including Mike
Smith, Assistant Library Director at Hillsboro Public Library comments:
"Patrons print out web pages not realizing they are linked to a
hundred other pages. This not only binds up the print queue but
the patron is then faced with a hefty bill for pages they didn't
want to begin with.
Veicon's PCR solution offers four payment exchange
options: Stored value card systems, online account management system,
coin / bill based units while some Veicon customers find it sufficient
to have a software-only system and take payments manually while
retaining the benefits of lessened waste paper and setting patron
expectations. Customized software packages are selected based on
customer requirements. Veicon will gladly integrate V-Link with
PCR solutions a library may already have in place.
Veicon Technology, Inc., was founded in 1998. Its
flagship V-Link Internet access technology has been issued a U.S.
patent (US Patent No. 5,958,007 and other patents pending) Veicon
Technology, Inc. Phone: (888) 645-2288 or (503) 645-1551, Fax: (503)
645-2072. More information is available at www.veicon.com.
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