New Virebo Printing Software Used At MIT

2010-05-07 16:16:09

Published on 2010-05-07 16:16:09

Global printer manufacturers such as Xerox and Hewlett Packard offer comprehensive managed print services to their customers along with hardware, its function to reduce printing expenditure. These services range from initial consultancy to office network restructuring to improve printing efficiency.

Yet the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has declined these services in favour of a solution designed by one of its students. Created by medical engineering doctoral candidate Joseph Barillari, the Virebo software has been
integrated across the campus to regulate its printing output

Barillari devised the print management software and founded a startup company during a gap year in his studies. He created Virebo to monitor the output of a printer network, and work out solutions to improve efficiency.

Once completed Barillari intends that Virebo become available to paying customers to download, with a simplified version of the printing software available for free. He explained: “We are focusing on markets where people print a lot and can't avoid printing,” listing such sectors as print media where paper and ink are rapidly consumed.

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