STANDARDS BIT has established standard practices for development, processing and services
  • Rules and regulations are essential to any well managed organization. Standards are valuable to our clients because of the cost savings, faster support and reliable technology infrastructure. They serve to establish uniform practices and common techniques used as guidelines to measure performance.

    For example, with one standard email system, a small number of administrators can maintain a system supporting all of state government. If the state had two email systems, the number of administrators and support staff would double with no corresponding benefit in functionality. The same principle applies to system designs, writing programs and setting up operations in a data processing center. All of which require certain individual skills, standard policies, procedures and equipment.

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Standards List: User Hardware

Large Workgroup Laserjet

Minimum Specifications:
  • Printer is compatible with all additional hardware and software standards referenced here
  • Printer has a minimum of 512MB of RAM memory installed upgradeable to at least 1.5GB of RAM
  • Printer must have a minimum manufacturer-rated print speed of no less than fifty-five (55) PPM
  • Printer has an average monthly duty cycle of 20,000 pages per month
  • Unit has automatic cut sheet feed capabilities, including one (1) unit feed tray capable of accommodating a minimum of 500 sheets of 8.5" x 11" or 8.5" x 14" 16 to 53 lb bond paper
  • Printer is able to produce graphics in resolutions of 1200 dots per inch and capable of producing true letter quality print
  • Printer comes with standard high speed USB 2.0 interface
  • Printer comes with standard 10/100/1000 Ethernet network interface
  • Printer must use HP PCL 6 and PCL 5e print language
  • Printer has duplex printing standard
  • Printer has an optional automatic envelope feeder
  • Printer must come with a one-year warranty
  • Printer must be Energy Star 4.0 or better certified
Desirable Specifications:
  • Manufacturer has toll free Tech Support, Internet access, and E-mail support.
  • Printer has an optional hard drive

Last Updated: 07/11/2017
Last Reviewed: 04/17/2020