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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    Analysis, design, programming, implementation and maintenance of the state’s information systems.
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    Provides enterprise computer processing services for state government agencies, higher education, constitutional offices and the Unified Judicial System (UJS)..
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    Provides all support for hardware/software, Active Directory accounts required for access to network, telephone access, videoconferencing, and more.


Standards List: User Hardware

Small Workgroup Laserjet

Minimum Specifications:
  • Printer is compatible with all additional hardware and software standards
  • Printer is capable of 33ppm black
  • Printer has a recommended montly duty cycle of 4,000 pages
  • Printer has a 250 sheet capacity input tray
  • Printer has an output capacity of 150 sheets standard paper
  • Printer must accept envelopes through the bypass tray
  • Replacement cartridge can print 3,000 pages standard cartridge, 10,000 pages extra capacity cartridges
  • Printer is capable of resolutions of 1200 dpi
  • Printer has a minimum of 256MB of RAM memory installed
  • Printer must use HP PCL 6 and PCL 5e print language
  • Printer comes with standard high speed USB 2.0 interface
  • Printer comes with standard 10/100/1000 Ethernet network interface
  • Printer has duplex capabilities
  • Printer is Energy Star 4.0 or better certified
  • Printer must come with a one-year warranty
Desirable Specifications:
  • Manufacturer has toll free Tech Support, Internet access, E-mail support
  • Printer has an optional 550 sheet input tray
  • Printer supports Apple AirPrint™

Last Updated: 06/07/2019
Last Reviewed: 07/22/2019