Multifunction Unit (MFU) Initiative
The “Strategic Sourcing” initiative was implemented by SUNY in an effort to increase efficiencies at each campus. SUNY Canton has the ability to generate cost savings by better utilizing NYS Contract pricing, participating in aggregate purchasing efforts, and streamlining technical support and maintenance procedures.
This effort applies to all purchases made by all SUNY Canton academic and support areas, Grant requests that include electronics and classroom updates. Any non-standard equipment you currently possess can be used until end-of-life. At that time, a standard option will be available as a replacement.
Implementation of this initiative will take effect immediately and all electronic equipment purchased for SUNY Canton will adhere to a standardized model. This standardization will include:
- Copiers and MFUs
- Department and personal printers
- Desktop and Laptop computers
- Classroom instruction technology
Per SUNY Canton’s Purchasing Policies and Procedures, all software, hardware and computer purchases need to be coordinated through Information Services.
SUNY Canton has partnered with Usherwood Office Technologies and placed Multi-Function Units in common areas on campus. These machines have the capability to print, scan, copy and fax. Your department will be “Recharged” monthly on a per click basis for use of these machines. This will cover paper and maintenance fees that include parts, labor and toner.
To place an Usherwood Service Call.
Paper for these machine needs to be ordered from SUNY Potsdam’s Central Printing Services. Orders can be placed online here.
Please note there is a specific line for “Copier Program Paper.” Paper for any desktop printer(s) you have in your area needs to be ordered under “Department Paper Orders.” Paper for these two types of printing devices should not be interchanged.
There are a number of TASKALFA Multi-Function Units and Kyocera-Mita Printers on campus. These machine are under maintenance with Advanced Business Systems.
Paper for these machines needs to be ordered under “Department Paper Orders.”
To place an Advanced Business System Service Call: (315) 788-8098
Desktop printers have no maintenance coverage on them. Consider the age and the initial cost of the machine before placing a service call. Machines can be serviced by one of the following certified technicians:
The Store Computer Center – (315) 788-8830
Advanced Business Systems – (315) 788-7989