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Adobe Releases LeanPrint to Help Save Printing Cost

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

Printing cost is something that we want to monitor whether we are using a printer for home or office use. It is important that we track how much we are spending on our overall printing process like how often we refill our paper tray, the number of printer ink replacements in a period of time, and other costs. Tracking printing cost will help us become efficient and save on expenses while still getting high quality print outs.

It is not easy to track printing costs and sometimes, the easiest way to track your overall usage is by using a software. Adobe together with Toshiba, launched LeanPrint, a software technology that will help you optimize printer use so you save on cost at the same time track your overall printer use.

Adobe LeanPrint

Adobe LeanPrint helps overall printer use by automatically optimizing printer ink and toner management, and document layout to decrease your consumption of paper and ink. This technology is also Adobe’s way of helping conserve the environment by efficiently using resources. The software will give you up to 40 percent savings on your usual office document.

Adobe LeanPrint uses its own technologies to automatically enhance document color and layout. It uses plug-ins for Adobe Acrobat and Reader, Microsoft Excel and Word, and other common programs that are normally used by businesses and consumers. You can also view your final output on the software before printing it. This way you are sure that your document will come out like how you want it to look.

LeanPrint is compatible with any type of printer and printer brand, whether personal or shared. Adobe understands that we need to help conserve the environment at the same time find ways to decrease printing cost. LeanPrint provides a different approach to saving and maximizing resources, not by limiting the number of pages per person in your office, but by making sure that all documents use only what it needs while maintaining quality output. Adobe is offering a 90-day trial for organizations and 30-day trial for individuals if you want to try the product. Contact for more information.


All You Need to Know About Optical Toslink Cables

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

If you’ve ever surfed the Internet or shopped around for audio equipment, you may have come across an unfamiliar term like Toslink. Some of you may know that Toslink is an audio cable—but there’s plenty more to learn about this particular cable:

1. Toslink stands for Toshiba-Link.

The optical Toslink cable is a brainchild and registered trademark of the established electronics company, Toshiba. Toslink stands for Toshiba-Link, although it’s generic name is EIAJ optical.

The Toslink cable was originally created to connect a CD player to a receiver for PCM audio streams. Shortly afterwards, CD player manufacturers adopted this innovation.

2. The Toslink cable is used for audio equipment.

Most likely to use an optical Toslink cable are pieces of equipment that carry a digital audio stream between components. This audio cable supports many different physical standards and media formats. Examples of such equipment are CD players and DAT recorders.

Computers generate a lot of electrical noise, and the Toslink cable was designed to eliminate ground loops, as well as isolate the sender and the receiver. The digital transmission of sound or data is not affected by electromagnetic noise.

3. The Toslink cable is a fiber connection system.

This audio cable may either be made of inexpensive or higher quality fibers. The basic Toslink may use 1mm of inexpensive plastic optical fiber. On the other hand, the Toslink cable can also use multiple strands of plastic optical fibers of higher quality. Quartz glass optical fibers may also be used. Ultimately, it depends on the desired application and bandwidth.

The Toslink is usually limited to a length of 5 meters. Without a signal booster, it has reliable transmission at a technical maximum of 10 meters in length.

4. The optical Toslink cable is made up of four components.

The Toslink cable is composed of the transmission module, the receiving module, the optical fiber cable and the optical connectors. The transmission module turns electrical signals into optical signals. The receiving module, on the other hand, converts the optical signals back into electrical signals. The optical fiber cable serves as the physical transmission line. The optical connectors, as the name denotes, connects the transmission module and the receiving module to the optical fiber cable.

5. You can connect a Toslink cable to a Mini-Toslink jack.

A mini-Toslink jack looks very much like a 3.5 mm stereo minijack except that they are 0.5mm longer, and the tip has a finger connection. The mini-Toslink jack is common among portable minidisc players and Apple computers. You can purchase an adapter to connect your optical Toslink cable to the mini-Toslink jack.

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