As of May 2005, As part a sustained effort to improve existing services and address customer requests for faster printing, IET upgraded the printers in 117 MU (The Station), 1101 Hart, and 1102 Hart. These high-speed printers can print 55 pages per minute, with the first sheet being printed under 8 seconds. This upgrade has already help alleviate long print queues by reducing bottlenecks during peak printing hours, thus reducing the time clients spend waiting for print jobs to complete. Additionally, these new printers have duplexers that reduce paper usage.
Given this successful pilot, this printer model is expected to be used across all labs by the start of the 2005-2006 academic year.