Pharos at the SpiceWorld 2023 IT Conference

Discover the Future of Print at the SpiceWorld 2023 IT Conference

September 5-7 in Austin, Texas

Meet our expert team, experience our game-changing Pharos Cloud demo in action, and receive a complimentary coffee gift card.

We are thrilled to connect with you and demonstrate how our Pharos Cloud solution simplifies print management, enabling your team to work more efficiently, reduce costs, and enhance security. Don’t miss the opportunity to see our cutting-edge solutions in action and get all your questions answered by our team of sales executives, solutions engineers, and CMO.

 

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Print Optimization Resources – LP

Print Optimization
Resources

Print management is one of the most overlooked aspects of infrastructure modernization.

We have compiled useful resources to help you understand the benefits of implementing our secure cloud print management software to drive simplicity, optimize spend, and support data-driven decision making.

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pharos print security

The Print Security Landscape, 2023

Quocirca’s Global Print Security Landscape 2023 report reveals that organisations face ongoing challenges in securing print infrastructure. Home printing continues to cause security concerns, with employee shadow purchasing making it harder to control document security. Print-related data breaches remain prevalent, with 61% of respondents reporting at least one data loss in the last 12 months, rising to 67% amongst midmarket organisations. This is leading to lower confidence, particularly among SMBs, in the security of print infrastructure.

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IPP Everywhere Print Driver – Demo LP

A New Approach to
Print Driver Management

Say goodbye to the old way of managing diverse, multivendor printer fleets. Pharos Direct Print simplifies driver management, reduces security risks, and frees up time for your IT team.

Discover the benefits of printing with Pharos Cloud:

  • IPP Everywhere print driver supports thousands of models
  • Eliminates complicated queue systems & print servers
  • Enhance security with cloud printing
  • Free up IT resources for business-critical projects

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Pharos Professional Services Catalog

Services Catalog

Pharos Professional Services Catalog

Pharos’ Professional Services offerings free your bandwidth-constrained IT staff for more strategic initiatives by relying on the experts at Pharos to design, implement, upgrade, and train on your Pharos solutions—getting your system up and running quickly and maximizing your technology investment. For custom services to meet your specific requirements, please reach out to your Pharos representative.​

Pharos Cloud Services

Feature EnablementDescriptionUnits
Secure ReleasePharos guides your Pharos Cloud Administrator through set up of Secure Release on up to three printers, including the employee or end user experience; device readiness evaluation; and the process of securing and unsecuring printers for mobile, device, and card reader release.2
Direct PrintPharos guides your designated representative through set up of Direct Print on up to three printers, including how to 1) import printers, 2) create locations, 3) assign printers to locations, 4) configure print queues, 5) manage print drivers, and 6) set up user and group synchronization with SCIM. After set up, Pharos provides a walkthrough of the employee experience to add a printer and print a document in Windows, macOS, and Chrome.2
Fleet AnalyticsPharos guides your designated representative through set up and use of Pharos Insights’ Fleet Analytics, including the setup guide, device inventory, cost profiles and device costs, fleet dashboard and screens, personalized views, and device reports.2
Print AnalyticsPharos guides your designated representative through set up and use of Pharos Insights’ Print Analytics, including the setup guide, print dashboard and dashboard explorer, print targets, and print scout data collection.2
Single Sign-onPharos guides your designated representative through configuration and set up of Single-Sign On (SSO), enabling your Pharos Cloud administrators to sign into the web console with your company credentials. Pharos leads you through 1) configuring an OpenID Connect or SAML identity provider, 2) inviting an employee via email, and 3) the employee experience signing in using SSO credentials.1
Policy PrintPharos guides your designated representative through set up of Policy Print, enabling you to define and enforce print policies. After enabling policy print, Pharos provides best practices on what print policies to create and reviews the employee experience when a print policy is triggered.1
User RegistrationsPharos leads you through the process of 1) importing users and card info, 2) removing user registrations, and 3) enabling and changing the API authorization key.1
Print User InfoPharos provides guidance on 1) print scout collected print job information 2) directory service user field mapping, and 3) manual, scheduled, and automatic import options.1
Analytics Data APIPharos helps you connect to the API endpoints that enable extraction of Pharos Insights data for reporting purposes and provides guidance on enabling and changing the authorization key and exporting data using PowerShell, curl, and Power BI Desktop.1
Data PrivacyPharos provides you with information on 1) where data is stored, 2) what data is collected and how it is protected, 3) how to configure print scout data collection options to support your data privacy requirements, and 4) how to configure data anonymization settings.1


Secure Release Add-OnsDescriptionUnits
Mobile PrintingPharos guides your Pharos Cloud Administrator through set up of mobile printing so users can submit print jobs to Pharos-secured printers from a mobile device. After enabling mobile submission, Pharos takes you through the employee experience, including installing a configuration profile on an iOS device and printing a document from Android and iOS.1
Job RetentionPharos guides your Pharos Cloud Administrator through set up of job retention to ensure print jobs are not released until the user is at the device to collect the job. Pharos guides you through 1) setting up and configuring job retention periods and 2) the employee experience of releasing jobs at the printer using a card reader.1
Guest PrintingPharos guides your Pharos Cloud Administrator through set up of guest printing so non-employees can print documents at your organization. Pharos takes you through 1) the process of adding guest users, 2) enabling guest submission, and 3) the guest experience of submitting print jobs from the web.1


Software DeploymentDescriptionUnits
Windows Print ScoutPharos leads your Pharos Cloud Administrator or designated representative through deployment of Windows Print Scout to users’ computers. Pharos provides a guide on 1) planning your deployment, 2) setting up Print Scout in Pharos Cloud, 3) deploying Print Scout using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM), 4) confirming Print Scout is functioning correctly, and 5) deploying Print Scout updates.1
macOS Print ScoutPharos leads your Pharos Cloud Administrator or designated representative through deployment of macOS Print Scout to users’ computers. Pharos provides a guide on 1) planning your deployment, 2) setting up Print Scout in Pharos Cloud, 3) deploying Print Scout using Jamf, 4) confirming Print Scout is functioning correctly, and 5) deploying Print Scout updates.1
Chrome Print ScoutPharos leads your Pharos Cloud Administrator or designated representative through deployment of Chrome Print Scout to users’ computers. Pharos provides a guide on 1) planning your deployment, 2) setting up Print Scout in Pharos Cloud, 3) deploying Print Scout using Google Admin console, 4) confirming Print Scout is functioning correctly, and 5) deploying Print Scout updates.1
Uniprint SuitePharos provides guidance on the set up and use of Uniprint Suite, a comprehensive print management solution for higher education institutions.1

Blueprint Services

Feature EnablementDescriptionUnits
Secure ReleasePharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through set up of Blueprint Secure Release on up to three printers, including 1) setting up and testing an authentication method, 2) creating terminals, 3) configuring device details, 4) setting up print groups, 5) adding managed devices, 6) setting up secure queues assigned to print groups, and 7) setting default settings and default terminal type configurations. Once installed, Pharos will review the employee experience.3
Print CenterPharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through administration of Print Center, the web portal your employees will use, including how to 1) manage quotas for a group, 2) view Secure Release events, 3) view overall system health, 4) customize the look and feel, 5) secure printers using Sentry Print, 6) generate QR codes, and 7) configure MobilePrint and Sentry Print settings.1
Employee HR ImportPharos shows your Pharos Blueprint Administrator how to create or update employee records using a comma-separated values (CSV) import file and the HR LDAP importer tool using the standard Human Resource Data import file type.2
Employee Identifier ImportPharos leads your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through an employee identifier import, including creating an import file using the standard Identifier Translation Data import file type, and mapping your actual identifiers (employee, network, card) to each other using a comma-separated values (CSV) import file.1
ReportingA Pharos Specialist reviews the list of reports in Blueprint, their purpose, target audience, and filtering parameters with your Pharos Blueprint Administrator and demonstrates how to access, generate, export, and schedule a report of their choosing and publish it to the data warehouse.1
Policy PrintPharos helps your Pharos Blueprint Administrator configure Policy Print and provides a walkthrough of its features and functionality and best practices for designing effective print policies so you can change employee behavior and educate employees of mindful printing habits at the point of job submission.2
SNMP ConfigurationsPharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through how to 1) set up SNMP v1/v2 and SNMP v3 configurations, 2) set the precedence of configurations, 3) replicate SNMP configurations to Collectors, and 4) manage and test the SNMP configuration per device so you can perform a device status check or meter read collection.1
Costing ModelsPharos shows your Pharos Blueprint Administrator how to 1) create and duplicate a costing model, 2) configure cost lines, 3) associate a costing model to a device or model, and 4) change or remove the associated costing model from a device or model. Pharos will help configure rules that determine the cost of print or copy jobs based on a combination of paper size, device and job properties.1

 

Secure Release Add-OnsDescriptionUnits
Sentry Print for Blueprint DeploymentPharos leads you through the process to secure up to three supported printers with Sentry Print for Blueprint. Pharos provides guidance on how to 1) prepare the devices, 2) secure the printers using Sentry Print, and 3) test workflows after deployment.1
iMFP to Sentry Print for Blueprint MigrationPharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through migration of up to three supported printers from iMFP to Sentry Print, including 1) preparing the devices for Sentry Print, 2) unsecuring printers using iMFP, 3) removing the associated terminal records, 4) securing the printers using Sentry Print, and 5) testing workflows after migrating.2
iMFP DeploymentPharos leads your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through the process to secure up to three supported printers with iMFP, including how to 1) prepare the devices, 2) create the associated terminal records, 3) secure the printers using iMFP, and 4) test workflows after deployment.1
Delegate Printing ConfigurationPharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator though set up and walkthrough of Delegate Printing so employees can designate others to release documents on their behalf.1
Guest Printing ConfigurationPharos guides set up and walkthrough of Guest Printing so non-employees (visitors, contractors, etc.) can print documents without requiring user accounts in your directory system.1
Email and PIN ConfigurationPharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through set up of the email and PIN authentication. Pharos also walks through the employee experience to 1) create a PIN, 2) logon to Print Center, 3) register a new card, and 4) authenticate with keyboard credentials at a secure printer.1
QR Code ReleasePharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through configuration of QR code release and how to customize, generate, and download QR code labels to attach to printers. This includes how to change the printer information displayed on the labels and how the elements in the labels are laid out.1
Sentry Print ThemePharos provides guidance and walkthrough on customizing the look and feel of Sentry Print to match your company’s branding requirements.1
Pharos IPP ServicePharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through configuration of your IPP service, enabling employees to submit print jobs to Secure Release using the IPP protocol over an encrypted connection, including how to 1) configure the Pharos IPP Service, 2) assign a compatible authentication method, 3) change the supported finishing options, and 4) deploy the Pharos IPP print queue to clients.3
Secure Release Print QueuePharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through set up and walkthrough of two secure release printer queues, including how to 1) install a print driver, and 2) create, configure, and enable a print queue for Secure Release.1

 

Print Center Add-OnsDescriptionUnits
Print Center ThemePharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through customization of Print Center to match the look and feel of your organization by changing the login page, logos, colors, text, and adding links to other sites or documents.1
Quota ManagementPharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through set up of Quota management, enabling you to impose limits on the number of pages that employees or groups can print and copy monthly. Pharos shows how to configure and manage quotas, email server settings, and email notifications in Print Center.1

 

Software DeploymentDescriptionUnits
Blueprint InstallationPharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through installation of Blueprint on your servers in a single environment (e.g., Test, UAT, Production). The installation includes the Analyst server and up to two Collector servers. Please contact Pharos for pricing on additional Collector servers.3
Blueprint UpgradePharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through an upgrade of Blueprint and additional licensed software on your servers in a single environment (e.g., Test, UAT, Production), including the Analyst server and up to two Collector servers. An in-place Windows server OS upgrade may accompany the Pharos upgrade. Please contact Pharos for pricing on additional Collector servers.3
Blueprint Server MigrationPharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through a migration of Pharos software, configurations, and processes from current servers to new servers. The migration will upgrade Blueprint and additional licensed software in a single environment (e.g., Test, UAT, Production). Pharos provides guidance on how to migrate clients and printers to the new servers. The migration includes the Analyst server and up to two Collector servers. Please contact Pharos for pricing on additional Collector servers.6
Additional Servers Add-onUpgrade or Migrate three (3) additional Collector Servers or an additional Analyst Server. Requires one of the following: Blueprint Installation, Blueprint Server Migration, Blueprint upgrade1
Print ScoutPharos guides creation and testing of a Print Scout deployment package for Windows and macOS with optional components such as Secure Release mode and IPP queue, including how to install, upgrade, and uninstall the Print Scout using your software deployment tool.3
MobilePrintPharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through deployment of MobilePrint, including how to install and configure MobilePrint on your servers in a single environment (e.g., Test, UAT, Production). The installation includes the Workflow/Worker server and up to two Worker servers. Please contact Pharos for pricing on additional Worker servers.3
Toner SavingsPharos guides your Pharos Blueprint Administrator through an installation and configuration of Toner Savings on your servers in a single environment (e.g., Test, UAT, Production). The install includes both the Coordinator server and client component on a workstation running Print Scout.3

 

ScriptingDescriptionUnits
Authentication Method ScriptingPlease contact Pharos for pricing on a custom authentication method script.Contact Pharos

Uniprint Services

Software DeploymentDescriptionUnits
Single Server Uniprint MigrationPharos guides your Pharos Uniprint Administrator through a migration of Pharos Uniprint software, configurations, and processes from a single server running all Pharos Uniprint services to another server. The migration will upgrade Uniprint and MobilePrint in a single environment (e.g., Test, UAT, Production). Pharos also provides guidance on how to migrate clients and printers to the new server.2
Multiple Server Uniprint MigrationPharos guides your Pharos Uniprint Administrator through migration of Pharos Uniprint software, configurations, and processes from your current servers to new servers. The migration will upgrade Uniprint and MobilePrint in a single environment (e.g., Test, UAT, Production). Pharos provides guidance on how to migrate clients and printers to the new servers. The migration includes the Principal Server and up to three Print Servers. Please contact Pharos for pricing on additional Print Servers.4
Single Server Uniprint UpgradePharos guides your Pharos Uniprint Administrator through an upgrade of Uniprint and MobilePrint on a single server running the Pharos services in a single environment (e.g., Test, UAT, Production). An in-place Windows server OS may accompany the Pharos upgrade.1
Multiple Server Uniprint UpgradePharos guides your Pharos Uniprint Administrator through an upgrade of Uniprint and MobilePrint on your servers in a single environment (e.g., Test, UAT, Production). An in-place Windows server OS may accompany the Pharos upgrade. The upgrade includes the Principal Server and up to three Print Servers. Please contact Pharos for pricing on additional Print Servers.3
Additional Servers Add-onUpgrade or migrate three (3) additional Print Servers or an additional Principle Server. Requires one of the following: Single Server Uniprint Migration, Multiple Server Uniprint Migration, Single Server Uniprint Upgrade, Multiple Server Uniprint Upgrade1

 

ScriptingDescriptionUnits
Custom Billing ScriptPlease contact Pharos for pricing on a custom billing script.1
Custom Login ScriptPlease contact Pharos for pricing on a custom login script.1
Custom Plug-in ScriptPlease contact Pharos for pricing on a custom plug-in script.1

Any Platform

General ServicesDescriptionUnits
Pharos Training SessionPharos provides two 90-minute remote training sessions and two 30-minute post training follow-up on your selected training topics. The training slides, relevant documentation, and recorded sessions are shared with you.1
Documentation creationPlease contact Pharos for pricing on formation of documentation.Contact Pharos
Procedure formationPlease contact Pharos for pricing on formation of a procedure.Contact Pharos
Custom reportPlease contact Pharos for pricing on formation of a custom report.Contact Pharos
Special Situations resolutionPlease contact Pharos for pricing on resolving special situations.Contact Pharos

 

DescriptionUnits
Color Printing AnalysisA Pharos Specialist will analyze your print data to identify opportunities for optimization, share best practices, and provide recommendations on how to reduce color print volumes and an analysis of projected cost savings.3
Duplex Printing AnalysisPharos will analyze your print data, share best practices, and provide recommendations on driving duplex printing to reduce costs.3
Page Count Utilization AnalysisPharos will analyze your print volume data to identify potential “hotspots” to investigate, share best practices, and provide recommendations on how to reduce print volumes.3
Printer Utilization AnalysisPharos will analyze your fleet, print volumes, physical locations and user behaviors to identify the savings that can be realized by improving printer distribution and right-sizing and right-featuring your fleet.3
Normalization RulesWith a mobile/hybrid workforce many virtual printers can be created in your environment, which can make reporting and analysis more time consuming. Pharos will analyze your “disconnected virtual” devices, share best practices, provide recommendations, and provide training on the methods to remediate them.5

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Pharos Services

Reduce IT Burden by Relying on Pharos

Free up your IT staff and maximize your Pharos investment with Pharos Services by relying on the print management experts who designed your Pharos system. Pharos offers three types of services:

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Optimization Services

Pharos optimizes the print environment to achieve significant cost savings

Professional Services

Pharos provides deployment, implementation, and training to help realize the value of Pharos solutions quickly

Operational Services

Pharos manages the day-to-day print operations and keeps it running efficiently

man at printer with laptop on phone multitasking

Get your Pharos solutions up and running quickly

Pharos’ Professional Services help realize the value of your Pharos solutions sooner by leveraging Pharos to deploy, implement, and train.

  • Solution Delivery: Pharos prepares your organization for Pharos Systems and deploys, upgrades, or migrates your Pharos system
  • Training: Pharos provides comprehensive training to empower your team to be fully sufficient
  • Ongoing Services: Pharos improves your system by enabling and implementing new features and workflows as needs change
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Rely on Pharos for day-to-day system administration

Managing day-to-day print operations takes up critical in-house resources. Pharos’ Operational Services free up your IT staff for more strategic initiatives by relying on Pharos to provide System Administration services. Pharos will:

  • Run through checklist of activities on regular basis
  • Conduct preventative maintenance and patch Pharos software
  • Coordinate server and print infrastructure updates
  • Liaison with Pharos support to resolve issues
  • Provide regular reporting to enable informed decisions driving efficiency and reduced costs
  • Ensure the system is secure, up to date, backed-up and fault-tolerant, and prepared to meet your needs of tomorrow to minimize costly system disruptions

Download the Blueprint Operational Services Brochure (PDF)
two workers standing in front of a printer

Streamline to unlock efficiency and reduce costs

Pharos’ Optimization Services leverage our expertise and real-world experience to optimize your print environment.

  • Fleet Optimization: Unlock cost savings by right-sizing and right-featuring your print fleet and deploying to optimal locations based on your desired state
  • Print Reduction: Reduce overall print volumes by uncovering and eliminating outdated paper-intensive processes and changing wasteful printing habits
  • Secure Print Adoption: Maximize your investment to enhance security and reduce waste with a Change Management program driving acceptance and adoption of Secure Print
  • Print Data Integrity: Enable intelligent and informed decisions about your print ecosystem by cleansing print data

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The Print Security Landscape, 2023 by Quocirca

Secure Printing – LP

Addressing
Printer Security

Print is one of the most overlooked security risks for most organizations.

Use these resources to understand and address latent vulnerabilities in your print environment.




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pharos print security

The Print Security Landscape, 2023

Quocirca’s Global Print Security Landscape 2023 report reveals that organisations face ongoing challenges in securing print infrastructure. Home printing continues to cause security concerns, with employee shadow purchasing making it harder to control document security. Print-related data breaches remain prevalent, with 61% of respondents reporting at least one data loss in the last 12 months, rising to 67% amongst midmarket organisations. This is leading to lower confidence, particularly among SMBs, in the security of print infrastructure.

Continue Reading →

What is Secure Cloud Printing and How Does It Work?

Secure cloud printing (also referred to as secure print release, Follow Me printing, or pull printing) is a feature that allows users to send a document to a printer, but hold the document in a queue until the user is physically present at the printer to release it.

This can help to prevent sensitive or confidential documents from being left unclaimed and potentially seen by unauthorized individuals.

To release a document that has been sent to a secure printer, the user typically needs to enter a PIN or use a card reader at the printer to authenticate themselves. Some secure release print systems also allow users to release documents from a computer or mobile device using a web interface.

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copy and print machine

Secure print workflows

  • Pharos Secure Release enables users to submit print jobs from any network and retrieve them at any secured printer that’s convenient without mapping printers
  • Prevent sensitive documents from being left unattended at the printer by requiring authentication to release print jobs
  • Quickly digitize and disseminate documents with integrated scanning capabilities with a consistent scan experience across a multi-vendor MFP fleet
  • Provide guests and contractors with the ability to print with no added administrative burden for IT

Pharos Secure Release

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Pharos at the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit

Discover the Future of Print at the Gartner Digital Workplace Summit

Meet our expert team, experience our game-changing Pharos Cloud demo in action, and receive a complimentary coffee gift card.

We are thrilled to connect with you and demonstrate how our Pharos Cloud solution simplifies print management, enabling your team to work more efficiently, reduce costs, and enhance security.Don’t miss the opportunity to see our cutting-edge solutions in action and get all your questions answered by our team of sales executives, solutions engineers, and CMO.

 

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2012 Windows Servers

Windows Server 2012 and 2012 R2 are reaching end of support

What if you could streamline print without having to migrate your environment to new servers?

Pharos Cloud reduces on-premises print infrastructure and allows your team to manage print from a web-based application.

Instead of planning to purchase and set up new Windows servers, consider migrating your on-premises print infrastructure to a cloud-hosted solution.

Talk with our team to gain a better understanding this process.

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What Our Customers Say

“I learned more in 45 minutes with Pharos Insights than I did in six months of working with a print management consultant.”  

What Our Customers Say

“It’s surprisingly easy to identify savings opportunities. We are now driving volume to the most cost-effective devices and saving a ton of money.”  

What Our Customers Say

“It’s interesting to see our printing trends evolve with this capability. More and more employees are printing from their phones and we expect this trend to increase.”

What Our Customers Say

“When I’m asked why Pharos is our vendor of choice for secure print… it’s more than software, it’s the company and people behind the software that’s important. Keep it up!”

Cloud Print Management – LP

Pharos Cloud
Print Management Software

The cloud-native print management and optimization platform is proven to meet the security, scalability, high-uptime, and complex print requirements of large enterprises.

  • Cloud native platform drives IT efficiency by eliminating print servers and simplifying driver management
  • Enhance your security posture with an ISO 27001 certified platform supporting zero trust security principles
  • Reduces print-related Help Desk calls and enables intuitive printing–wherever your employees work
  • Continually optimize your print environment by gaining clarity through analytics and changing wasteful printing habits


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What Our Customers Say

“Empowering users to register themselves was key. The setup wizard made it a breeze for us to get started.”

What Our Customers Say

“I learned more in 45 minutes with Pharos Insights than I did in six months of working with a print management consultant.”  

What Our Customers Say

“It’s surprisingly easy to identify savings opportunities. We are now driving volume to the most cost-effective devices and saving a ton of money.”