Tuesday 26 September 2017
DataMaster Labs : The Test Lab
DataMaster is the only objective and independent test lab in the world for :
There have NEVER been more differences between machines than there is at present!
Compound this with the plethora of software compatibility requirements, and you will start to understand why the entire world of office and production sales and marketing needs DataMaster! We test machines in their software context.
All our test work is designed to help you select the right machine for the job!
Machine Productivity Testing
DataMaster Labs' Test Team carries out a standard set of tests in Copy, Print and Scan modes on every machine we test. Further specific tests are designed for Production machines.
These tests are designed to reflect the real world in which business hard-copy output machines are to be found. The DataMaster Labs' Test Suite goes much further than simply testing the speed of a machine against the spec for A4!
Our productivity tests adhere to ISO/IEC 24734:2014 (print mode) and 24735:2009 (copy mode), and deliver the same results - FSOT, EFTP/ESAT - plus a lot more besides. The ISO Productivity test standards are rudimentary, and do not cover feature tests. The impact on productivity of different options and features makes all the difference to sales people and buyers - and this is why we do them!
The results are very revealing
Buyers usually select apps on the basis of colorful websites and lists of functions.
The DataMaster Lab has applications and content servers, and a complex set of virtual machines designed to test real-world scenarios for the breadth of software Solutions we test. We analyze usability (ease of use and ease of installation), detailed machine compatibility, process quality and many other aspects. Only DataMaster can properly certify your Solutions because we are experts in:
This helps with product selection for buyers (by putting DMO Solutions in the hands of resellers) and we also contribute to software development with our test clients by providing them with expert feedback both technical and marketing.
Identical documents printed on identical highest-quality stock are the basis of the DataMaster print quality benchmarking.
We look at gradients, solids, small characters, graphics and photographs, color registration and for resolution and contrast issues. For Production machines we go further.
Quality benchmarks are set in the market context. It is our job to highlight those low-end machines with surprisingly high quality output – and the expensive machines you should not try to sell to a marketing department.
As with our measurements of Productivity, our evaluations of print Quality adhere to the ISO approach as defined in ISO/IEC TS 24790 and 29186, but are focused on providing the means to differentiate between competing machines.
DataMaster Labs has all the information.
We test, analyze and certify on Productivity, Quality, Usability, Flexibility, Functions and Environmental aspects.
Furthermore, we know how to present our results so you can easily digest them - and use them to make more sales, faster.
Days and weeks of analysis can be summarized in the simplest graphical format – and this is why DataMaster’s Certificates, Rosettes and 6-point “Radar” presentations are fast becoming the basis for Machine and Solutions selection around the world.
We test so that you can tell the difference!
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