Western Australia's Department of the Attorney-General has bought almost three quarters of a million dollars worth of Lexmark's newest printers.
The department is broadly involved in the state's justice system, providing a range of services to courts, victims of crime, the government itself and more. As at 30 June this year, the department employed more than 1,769 people.
The AU$720,000 deal with Lexmark, recently disclosed through the state government's contracts reporting system, is for a period of one year from November 2006, with a potential one-year extension.
Lexmark's local managing director Gary Cox told ZDNet Australia the Department of the Attorney General was an existing customer of the vendor.
The department had bought Lexmark's latest-generation E450 printers, Cox said. "Of paramount importance to the department's decision for Lexmark, was the minimal noise emission of our new E450 printer, which will substantially reduce noise pollution during proceedings in the court rooms," he said.
The devices were only recently introduced to Australia and in a November statement by Lexmark were touted as having the fastest time to first page in their class. The E450 is available at a RRP of AU$1089 including GST.