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Printer specialist demonstrates its total cost of ownership proposition at Healthcare Computing Exhibition 2002

Following on from the Prime Minister Tony Blair’s recent assertion that ‘massive savings’ could be made with better systems and technology in the Health Industry, computer printer specialist Tally, today stressed that significant savings can be made by adopting the right procurement strategy for applications such as computer printing. Tally will be taking this stand at the Healthcare Computing exhibition, where it will be demonstrating its range of printers that meet this challenge: from high-workload dot matrix and line, to production inkjet and colour laser printers.

Tally will be represented at the show by Strategic Business Partner, Bannerbridge, a dedicated reseller to the healthcare market for over 15 years. Bannerbridge will be showing Tally printers focused on a range of healthcare applications, for use in A&E, pathology, pharmacy, X-ray, and with finance and medical records. With its expert knowledge of the needs of the Healthcare IT user, Bannerbridge will be advising customers on printing technology’s that meet individual specification and will provide case studies of similar environment installations.

Tally’s MD, Robin Edwardes, says, “Gartner recently reported that printing can cost a business up to 3% of its total revenue. We argue that astute health purchasers at this show will need to look for printing technology that is robust and durable for mission-critical environments, and they need application-specific printing in order to drive down costs, and reap huge savings.”

He continues, “All too often, buyers are susceptible to the latest technologies and are often burnt by the hidden costs of support, consumables, and performance unreliability. Total cost considerations should include warranty and maintenance, technical support and product availability, which all help minimise downtime and help maximise the investment made. Above all, it’s important to choose the right technology for business critical applications – impact printing, colour or mono laser, fast inkjet etc.”

Edwardes stresses that Tally’s recently-announced 5 year warranty for colour lasers is designed to eliminate hidden costs and give customers the peace of mind through free onsite maintenance by one of its own engineers. As such, Tally is in a uniquely strong position to offer a true total cost of ownership printing solution.

Director at Bannerbridge, Phil Wheeler, says, “Our discussions with buyers have highlighted the need for reliable printing technology that can perform to maximum effectiveness. This will be demonstrable through Tally’s versatile range of printers that come with the added guarantee that support is always on hand.”

Robin Edwardes concludes, “This trade show is the showcase of how technology can help to improve healthcare delivery , with a multitude of different technologies on display which are a justified and proven by way of demonstration and case study implementation. Tally hopes to add to the mix by demonstrating how savings can be made through wise investment.”

Tally and Bannerbridge at Stand A21, Conference Centre, Harrogate, 18-20 March

About Bannerbridge

Bannerbridge is a computer reseller and systems integrator, with a comprehensive understanding of the needs of the IT user. A dedicated reseller to the healthcare market for over 15 years, the company specialises in supplying equipment and the delivery of solutions incorporating products from leading manufacturers, with full service and support. Since its inception in 1981, Bannerbridge has maintained a controlled and steady growth. A sound commercial strategy has enabled the company to expand in a focused manner, whilst remaining entirely financially independent.

More information can be found at and stand A11 at the exhibition.

About Tally

Re-formed in 1996 following the buy-out of Mannesmann Tally from the German conglomerate Mannesmann AG, Tally has been dedicated to the manufacture and support of computer printers for more than 30 years. The company offers business users a wide range of mission critical, colour and desktop printers. These include mono/colour lasers, volume inkjet printers, high-performance matrix printers and line printers where the company is recognised as the market leader.

Tally is based in Basingstoke in the UK from where it sells into more than 60 international markets through local distributors. This new facility includes a state-of-the-art training, repair and commissioning centre and is the hub of its UK-wide service team of 18 engineers, which boasts a first-time-fix rate of 97%. Tally Ltd has enjoyed ISO9001 accreditation since 1991, and achieved Investor in People status in 1999.

A global player in the computer printer market, the company employs more than 1100 staff operating out of subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Russia, Singapore and North America, and manufactures in Germany and the USA.

In the UK, the company sells through distribution partners and VARs, and corporate customers include Tesco, B&Q, Ministry of Defence, Unichem, Kwik-Fit and HSBC Bank.

For further information on Tally Ltd, please visit

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MCC International Ltd
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