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IBM Infoprint 1532 Express

35 ppm Monochrome Network Printer

Key Buyer Benefits

Versatile workflow capabilities, powerful 35 ppm printing, and document management, all in a compact footprint.

Walk-up PDF printing capability directly from device front console interface using USB flash pocket drives.

Quick and easy installation of both hardware and software components.

Simple right-click direct PDF utility, saving users from having to open separate utilities or browsers.

Automated URL/file printing schedule utility allows commonly accessed web pages to be printed without user intervention.

Common interface design between PCL and PostScript drivers makes navigating between the two PDLs seamless.

User-friendly icon-driven walk through when user intervention/maintenance is required.

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What’s Inside?

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Product Dynamics ...............................................................................................

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Overview...................................................................................................

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Target Market ...........................................................................................

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Hardware Installation................................................................................

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Device Driver Installation..........................................................................

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Device Management ............................................................................................

 

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MarkVision Professional ...........................................................................

 

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MarkVision Messenger .............................................................................

 

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Paper Handling ....................................................................................................

 

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Input..........................................................................................................

 

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Output .......................................................................................................

 

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Finisher .....................................................................................................

 

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Duplexer ...................................................................................................

 

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Maintenance .........................................................................................................

 

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Security...............................................................................................................

 

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IPsec.......................................................................................................

 

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PIN Codes ..............................................................................................

 

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Document Lockout..................................................................................

 

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Encrypted Data.......................................................................................

 

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Direct Print .........................................................................................................

 

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ImageQuick Drag’N’Print ........................................................................

 

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Automatic Print Scheduled Events .........................................................

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USB Flash Drive Support .......................................................................

 

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Print on Demand................................................................................................

 

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Verify Print ..............................................................................................

 

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Reserve Print..........................................................................................

 

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Repeat Print............................................................................................

 

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Confidential Print ....................................................................................

 

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Print.....................................................................................................................

 

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Printer Driver Functionality .....................................................................

 

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Image Quality..........................................................................................

 

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Summing Up.......................................................................................................

 

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Productivity is not just Click to Clunk......................................................

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What We'd Like To See ..........................................................................

 

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Product Dynamics

Overview:

The user was clearly placed in the bull’s eye when IBM sat down to redesign its popular Infoprint-series monochrome printer family.

A host of new innovative features have been added, and features already present have been modified to make them easier to use. The result is a device that delivers a very user-friendly walk-up experience, a selection of productivity enhancing tools, and greater automated capabilities for routine office tasks, further enhancing productivity and reducing opportunities for human error. For these reasons the IBM Infoprint 1532 Express has been elevated to the prestigious level of 5-star status by BERTL, an award only given to devices that set the bar higher than the competition, creating a new benchmark that others will aspire to match.

At 35 ppm, the IBM Infoprint 1532 Express is the entry-level product in the recently reworked Infoprint-series which goes up to 50ppm. The Infoprint-series are workgroup level printers that are an important part of IBM “print-less strategy.”

Highpoints of the feature set are:

400 MHz processor,64 MB RAM (expandable to 576 MB), and an optional hard drive.

Graphic LCD provides walkthrough of user maintenance tasks.

10-digit number pad makes secure printing easier than ever before

Direct USB port interface at device for walk-up PDF (and other supported file format) printing from flash USB drives.

ImageQuick comes as standard, providing pull printing from file and web/URL destinations.

3,850-sheet maximum input capacity

Extensive networking, wireless, and fiber-optic security options.

An optional 25-sheet stapler unit that can hold up to 40 stapled sets (500 sheets maximum).

Target Market:

The IBM Infoprint 1532 Express is a powerful workgroup printer specifically targeted to financial services, retail, healthcare, and government verticals, and will also be a good fit in most general office environments.

The simple GUI interface, along with its graphic help screens, gives this printer a low-learning curve — increasing worker productivity. Features like ImageQuick for direct printing of files from desktops and the slick USB interface for direct printing of PDF files at the console turns this printer into a high-throughput appliance.

The Infoprint 1532 comes in a base model and the “n” model which supports Ethernet networking.

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Product Dynamics

Hardware Installation:

We found this departmental device easy to install and set-up. The entire hardware installation was completed in less than one hour. No special tools were required

— allowing the procedure to be performed by non-technical support personnel.

Device Driver Installation:

The installation of the device driver onto a PC was equally simple and quick. The IBM installation CD wizard asks users or the administrator to follow simple instructions which guide them through the process.

Administrators will like the ability to install the driver onto one or multiple remote PC desktop locations within a single installation process. To achieve this the administrator chooses remote installation and then either enters the specific network location, browses across the network to a location, or specifies a pre-defined list of PCs. For example, an

administrator could set up a list of all the PCs in the second floor sales department. He/she could give that group access to the IBM Infoprint 1532 Express

— a process that, with IBM’s installation wizard, can be achieved in a matter of seconds.

The installation of the driver software added only a few minutes to our total set-up time.

The driver installation software for the IBM Infoprint series

The IBM Infoprint series allows driver installation on multiple workstations.

 

 

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Device Management

Remote management of the IBM Infoprint 1532 Express can be accomplished through the device’s embedded Web Server. From their browsers, administrators can monitor resource levels (toner, paper, fuser), configure network and security settings, check print statistics, and establish email alert conditions.

Two features that we would have like to have seen in its Web implementation are direct printing of files — the same formats available through the DragNPrint — and access to stored jobs on the hard drive. However, these minor deficiencies are more than made up by IBM’s free comprehensive remote management software, called MarkVision Professional.

MarkVision Professional:

The home page for the IBM InfoPrint series displays the device’s current status along with paper levels and toner status.

The IBM Infoprint 1532 Express comes with a powerful Windows-based management utility called MarkVision Professional. BERTL has always been impressed with the level of functionality, integration and desk-based management capabilities available to the end user (and the IT Manager) through MarkVision Professional.

Acting like a sophisticated NMS — e.g., Tivoli and HP OpenVue — MarkVision Professional lets administrators organize printers and MFP devices into logical categories based on MarkVision’s internal SNMP-based fields. Using a folder metaphor, administrators can then quickly navigate to areas of interest. For each folder, they can choose filter criteria from a set of static fields (location, paper size, etc.) or dynamic ones tied to status or resource levels. Since sub-folders inherit the parent folder’s filter settings, administrators can create a hierarchy of device groupings — e.g., printers, mono

Job length statistics can be viewed from the IBM

printers, mono printers within the sales department, etc.

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Email messages can contain device specific information.

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Device Management

Overall, the software’s features, settings, and action menus provide administrators with many ways to arrange and display device data. They can also create custom “views” to display built-in graphics and tables. And they can create new tables by selecting from MarkVision’s list of device fields.

MarkVision Messenger:

MarkVision is designed as serverbased software and supports a Web interface in addition to the Windows one. Roving administrators can therefore manage printers remotely.

The Web interface includes MarkVision Messenger. This application allows administrators to build email alerts based on a large set of conditions — e.g., finisher, low supplies, and life waning. Messages can include macro fields allowing device specific information to be

inserted into the message text.

For convenience, MarkVision Professional lets administrators tie alerts to individual folders containing a filtered set of devices. With a single click, alert conditions can be targeted to group devices, rather than forcing manual entry of IP address or host names.

With MarkVision, users can access preset views of the device’s SNMP database.

 

 

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