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ECi Awarded Patent for Cutting-Edge FMAudit® Managed Print Services Technology

Invention covers full suite of FMAudit products and capabilities

Fort Worth, TX—20 November 2014  ECi Software Solutions (, a leader in industry-specific information technology solutions, today announced that it has been issued a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its industry-leading FMAudit Managed Print Services (MPS) technology.  ECi’s United States Patent No. 8,825,835 B2 covers FMAudit’s “Status Monitoring System and Method” Invention.

The “Status Monitoring System and Method” invention is in the field of data collection and digital repositories for printing and imaging devices.  The method provides end users with the ability to click a link or download the application from a portable external storage device (USB key) and aggregate data such as meters, toner and ink levels that is collected from both network and local copiers and printers.  The patent covers much of the technology found throughout today’s FMAudit suite of products, including Central, Onsite, WebAudit, and Agent.  This achievement comes just a few months after FMAudit eclipsed 5 million monitored devices, making it the worldwide leader in device management based on number of devices monitored.

“Obtaining a patent on the FMAudit technology is an important step in protecting our valuable intellectual property,” said Kevin Tetu, President of FMAudit and the inventor under the patent.  “Over the last decade, FMAudit has provided significant technological innovation in the field of device monitoring and management.  FMAudit’s hard work and subsequent patents awarded demonstrate the unique value our software and services deliver to the imaging channel.”

“The FMAudit patent is another important milestone for ECi and perfectly frames one of our key initiatives: to foster innovation and honor the great intellect possessed by our diverse and passionate employees,” said Ron Books, President and CEO of ECi Software Solutions.  “We know there are many great things yet to come from FMAudit and our other business units as we continue to support our customers in evolving, competing, and prospering by delivering innovative technology solutions.”

FMAudit has always been on the cutting edge of technology and innovation in the managed print services industry. The FMAudit business unit of ECi focuses on helping customers achieve their business goals by providing them with the right technology for their needs. FMAudit works to deliver solutions that integrate with a customer’s existing ERP solution to help them improve on the business they have built and the services they provide.

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ECI Software Solutions provides industry-specific business software solutions and services, focusing on cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECI has served small to medium-sized manufacturing, wholesale/retail distribution, building and construction, and field service organizations. Privately held, ECI is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, the Netherlands, and Australia. For information, email [email protected], visit or call (800) 959-3367. 

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