DKWU Requests Chips for Cartridges Included in the VA
The Network of the German Remanufactures (DKWU) requested that the OEM circuitry/chips for cartridges and containers be included as standard spare parts in the Voluntary Agreement for all printers regardless of their nominal price point.
“The OEMs could easily make available fully functional refurbished or new chips in exchange for used OEM chips. Using chip technology in the office imaging equipment industry to fence off third party supplies must be a thing of the past,” said Volker O. Kappius, the spokesman of DKWU.
Kappius pointed out that chips/sensors are readily available as spare parts that communicate with the Cars Software and firmware and work without any problems in the automotive sector. “A prominent example is tires and rims in combination with the tire pressure monitoring systems (TPMS) that have been made mandatory in the EU since 01.11.2014 (see EC / 661/2009). OEM and approved third-party replacement sensors are available for all vehicles with a direct measuring TPMS sensor. Similar to how chips on the cartridges communicate with the printer’s firmware, these TPMS sensors communicate with the vehicle’s telematics, for which they are approved,” said Kappius.
Click here to check the Standard spare part lists (in paragraühs 7.4.2 and 7.4.7 in VA Draft v. 5).
DKWU is the network of German printer cartridge remanufacturers. This network of companies is now promoting the reman industry to a broader public and the EU authorities as well as to people within the industry. Delacamp started the DKWU network in 2019.
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