The chip crisis prevents MPS service providers from automatically managing printer cartridge replenishment.
The chip crisis is causing an adverse effect on the office printing industry. The manufacturer Canon announced that it has started to market some print cartridges without the functionalities enabled by the chips because the appropriate electronics are not available. One of these features is the ability to know the level of consumable remaining in the cartridge at any given moment. In cost-per-copy contracts and in consumables replacement subscription services, information on the remaining toner level is crucial. When this information is not available, the supplier (service provider) does not know whether or not to send a cartridge, preventing it from fulfilling the services contracted with its customers.
To solve this problem, Nubeprint has implemented Virtual Level Sensor (VLS) technology. Thanks to this unique Nubeprint technology, the supplier knows in real time the level of the cartridge. VLS supports computerized cartridge replenishment management: The supplier sets alert thresholds; alerts are automatically notified in order to initiate the consumables shipment process.
Any Nubeprint customer of Enterprise and Zero 2020 and later versions can have VLS technology or request activation by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org
Source: Tonernews.com, Xataka.com, Nubeprint