Our executives are developing the open standards that will transform the MPS industry.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 31, 2013
PrinTree MPS executives, Mary-Rose Nguyen and Jonathan Pierce, have served on international technology industry standards organizations and boards for a combined 35 years. Their leadership and subject matter expertise contribution continues with two new roles.
Mary-Rose Nguyen, PrinTree COO, has been appointed Vice Chair of the U.S. Technical Advisory Group (US TAG) that represents the U.S. on International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Technical Committees for energy management (TC 242 and TC 257). Ms. Nguyen has been active in various U.S. and international standards boards since 1996.
ISO is the world’s largest and well-known developer of voluntary international standards for products, services and processes covering nearly all aspects of business and technology. ISO is a network of national standard bodies and forms Technical Committees (TC) to develop standards for individual topics such as energy management.
Energy Management is one of the top fields for ISO action. Over 50 member countries participate in developing the standards and a framework for energy management and consumption. ISO estimates the standards may influence up to 60% of global energy use and energy-related commerce.
Jonathan Pierce, PrinTree CTO, has been active in both software and hardware standards organizations since 1995. Mr. Pierce was invited to join the Washington D.C. chapter of The Internet Society (ISOC). ISOC is a global organization that provides leadership in Internet related standards, education and policy. ISOC forms an Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) to develop standards for individual topics. Mr. Pierce joined the energy management IETF that is writing open standards for software and hardware companies to enable energy consumption capture and reporting at the hardware device level. This standard will be submitted for ratification in June 2013.
Once adopted, imaging equipment manufacturers will have a common standard to use in its manufacturing processes. This will allow Managed Print Services (MPS) providers to measure and report actual energy consumption for clients’ printer and copier-based imaging devices. Currently, MPS providers rely on manufacturer guidelines and independent lab tests for energy consumption data.
PrinTree incorporates energy management and consumption into its MPS product lines. Additionally, the company has multiple agreements with major imaging device manufacturers to provide its clients the most efficient equipment to lower energy consumption. Accordingly, in May 2013, PrinTree was named the first EPEAT imaging channel partner. EPEAT approved equipment meets over 26 environmental and energy consumption criteria and is used in nearly all U.S. Federal Government technology purchase contracts. Combining its Eco MPS, EPEAT affiliation, ISO and ISOC representation PrinTree is uniquely positioned to help its clients achieve their environmental sustainability goals.
“Since day one we’ve been pursuing technology breakthroughs in imaging device energy consumption reporting for our clients,” said Aaron Collins, PrinTree CEO. “Our executives are developing the open standards that will transform the MPS industry.”
PrinTree is an emerging leader in providing managed print services (MPS) to commercial and public sector clients. Its independent and agnostic solution integrates MPS strategies and hardware asset decisions. Advisory Services, Eco Services, and Performance Monitoring Services compliment the company’s Core MPS solution. Together, this synergistic suite is designed to help clients maximize their print fleet investment and manage their vendor supply chain. PrinTree is a privately held business located in Los Angeles, California. Visit printreemps.com for more information.