Nuremberg, 29 April 2021 TA Triumph-Adler GmbH has comprehensively relaunched its asset and system management solution TA Cockpit®. The focus of the new version is clearly on accessibility and user-friendliness. To achieve this, the TA Cockpit® user interface has been completely redeveloped and now meets the requirements of BITV 2.0 (Barrier-free Information Technology Ordinance). This sets standards for how digital solutions are to be designed barrier-free. In future, these requirements must be complied with in public tenders. In addition, the development team has further expanded and optimised the operation of the tool and the stored workflows.
Against this background, the developers at TA Triumph-Adler have completely redeveloped the user interface of TA Cockpit® in Responsive Web Design and aligned it with current requirements. The result is a lean, fast, intuitive and therefore very user-friendly interface. It fulfils the principles of perceptibility, usability, comprehensibility and robustness, which are anchored in the BITV 2.0.
The new edition of the Barrier-Free Information Technology Ordinance (BITV) 2.0 implements the requirements of the EU Directive 2016/2102 of the European Parliament and Council. The BITV 2.0 supplements the Disability Equality Act and sets standards on how websites, apps and digital content are to be designed barrier-free. The requirements apply to all federal public bodies and must therefore also be complied with in future in the context of public tenders and for electronic administrative processes. These must be designed barrier-free by 23 June 2021. "As we have implemented the new interface completely in Responsive Web Design, TA Cockpit® can be used in full on all end devices such as mobile devices, tablets, desktops or notebooks," explains Pablo Major, Team Leader TA Cockpit at TA Triumph-Adler GmbH. "This means that TA Cockpit® can now also be used barrier-free for people with disabilities in accordance with BITV 2.0."
Numerous optimisations for a unique monitoring tool
In addition to accessibility, the developers have changed many details in the user guidance and even further expanded and optimised operation and stored workflows. The new, barrier-free interface naturally includes all the functions of TA Cockpit® that were previously available.
Managing Director Christpoher Rheidt points to the functions for improving the energy consumption of the printer fleet, for example: "Sustainability is an important topic on the corporate agenda. We expect its importance to increase even further and with it the demand for intelligent systems that help to reduce energy consumption." TA Cockpit® analyses the usage behaviour of the systems and calculates the most efficient energy saving and switch-off times for the output systems fully automatically. In this way, the environmental balance and possible uses of the systems can be optimised simply and efficiently.
In addition, the relaunch also incorporated the experience of numerous customers who use TA Cockpit® on a daily basis. The wealth of knowledge that the experts at TA Triumph-Adler can draw on is considerable: they now manage more than 10,000 active installations and use the tool to process more than 40,000 fully automated consumable deliveries per month for more than 90 per cent of all printing systems in the field under TA contract.
Pablo Major, who has been responsible for and leading the continuous development of TA Cockpit® for over ten years now, sums up: "The feedback from our users has made a decisive contribution to making TA Cockpit® what it is today: a modern, efficient and completely barrier-free control centre for MFP and printer landscapes and definitely one of the best-designed tools on the market."
Free roll-out to existing customers after pilot phase
From May 1, 2021, the new version of TA Cockpit will be rolled out as part of a pilot phase. The general roll-out will then start from the 1st of July this year. The new version will then be made available free of charge as an update to all existing customers with a current revision of the hardware.
About TA Triumph-Adler GmbH:
TA Triumph-Adler GmbH is a German company specialising in multifunction printers and digital office solutions. With a history spanning more than 120 years, the company is now one of the longest-established brands in the information technology and telecommunications (ICT) sector. TA Triumph-Adler develops and supplies holistic solutions that cover the entire document handling process. The services it offers include individual analysis and advice for business customers, implementing an IT-based document workflow and continuous process optimisation using its own asset and system management solution, TA Cockpit.
In Germany, the TA Triumph-Adler Group is represented by a professional direct sales organisation with 31 branches. In Europe, TA Triumph-Adler has sales subsidiaries in Austria, Switzerland, the Czech Republic and the UK. The TA Triumph-Adler Group also supplies other distributors in more than 25 countries in EMEA with TA Triumph-Adler and UTAX brand products. Since October 2010, TA Triumph-Adler GmbH and its registered brand UTAX have been wholly owned by Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. based in Osaka, Japan. The company’s registered office is Nuremberg and its operational headquarters are in Hamburg.