query page counters and average toner usage on differant branded networked printers
Posted on 2010-11-09
We are considering the purchase of one or more centralised, heavy duty network laser printers instead off our current situation.
Now, we have several network printers and inkjet models scattered all over the office, printers from different brands as well (HP, Brother, Ricoh, Canon).
I'm asked to gather as much information about these printers as possible.
Is there a tool that i can install that gathers information about these printers ?
Most of them are network machines, some are inkjet on the usb port.
I'm looking for a software tool that can do the following :
find the printers installed (networked and usb-shared, usb only);
retrieve page counters;
Determine Average color usage on this printer (like x% Cyaan, x%Magenta, x%Yellow,....);
Able to print/export all this info for analysis;
Are these tools available and more, is it easy to use ?