Central Business Equipment uses an industry leading software package called FMAudit Onsite. The package enables us to receive the total usage of your device for accurate billing purposes. We are also able to monitor your Toner usage and often will have a toner delivered to you before you realise you need one. We do however request that you still monitor your own toner levels.
WHAT IS FMAUDIT
FMAudit is real time monitoring software package that reports your Multi Function Devices and Printers information to Central Business Equipment. This information is used to provide accurate billing and consumable usage. If you are using FMAudit, Central Business Equipment will know when you are running low on toner and ship some to your location, so your device will always have toner.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF USING FMAUDIT
If your organisation is being provided with toner as part of your contract, using FMAudit will alert Central Business Equipment when your device is running low on toner or other consumables. When an alert is received, more toner is shipped to the devices’ location.
The billing process is based around the counter which indicates the total usage of the device. To be billed correctly, Central Business Equipment needs to know what the current meter readings are. If your device is monitored by FMAudit, the meters for your devices can be collected.
IS IT HARD TO INSTALL FMAUDIT ONSITE
No. Most installations take less than 10 minutes. It requires downloading a customised installer for your organisation and then running through the install process. In most instances we will install this for you otherwise assistance is available if its required.
WHAT INFORMATION IS BEING SENT TO CENTRAL BUSINESS EQUIPMENT
Information is gathered from the device using SNMP. This data is sent back to a server managed by Central Business Equipment. Information such as current meters, toner levels, serial number and the date and time are sent back to Central Business Equipment’s FMAudit central server.
WHAT PORTS DOES IT USE
From the device to the local FMAudit installation,
SNMP (Port 161)
HTTP (Port 80)
HTTPS (Port 443)
From the FMAudit Installation to the Central Business Equipment Server
HTTP (Port 80) or HTTPS (443)
You can download a more detailed Technical Whitepaper from the following link ECiFMAuditWhitePaper
Here is a direct link to the developer of FMAudit: FMAudit Webiste