Mar 10, 2016 — Multifunction, Software, Solutions
Xerox today announced it’s expanding what multifunction printers (MFPs) can do in the workplace through advancements to its ConnectKey® Technology. The 14 Xerox ConnectKey-enabled i-Series MFPs are equipped with ready-to-use apps to speed up paper-dependent business processes and make it easier for users to collaborate and work more effectively.
“Imagine an MFP that can translate a document into more than 35 languages, or be customized and built to meet customers’ particular business needs,” said Jim Rise, senior vice president, Office and Solutions Business Group, Xerox. “The ConnectKey-enabled i-Series MFPs provide those services and more. It allows businesses to go beyond printing, scanning, faxing and copying, and gives channel partners the tools they need to capture new recurring revenue streams.”
MFPs built on the ConnectKey platform – a combination of technology and software – provide a critical advantage to small and medium-sized businesses and enterprises. Xerox was recently recognized by research firm IDC for its ConnectKey-enabled MFP solutions.1
Expanded MFP Capabilities
ConnectKey-enabled i-Series MFPs adapt to the way businesses work – on-the-go, virtually and through the cloud – allowing companies to meet today’s business trends, challenges and opportunities:
Making Mobile Workers More Productive
According to IDC, 40 percent of smartphone users and 35 percent of tablet users do not know how to print from their devices. However, mobile printing will grow dramatically over the next two years due to the increase in access to digital content for personal and business use.3 To give employees the tools they need to print from mobile devices, the ConnectKey-enabled i-Series MFPs are designed with ready-to-use MFP apps right on the user interface.
Easier Access to Cloud Services through Apps
The Xerox App Gallery is pre-loaded directly on the user interface to give users easy access to a variety of apps from Xerox and partners.
Now available on iOS and Android, the Mobile Link App lets users create one-touch, automated workflows on their mobile devices to remotely control a Xerox MFP and transmit documents to fax, email and cloud hosted services like Box, Dropbox and Google Drive. A new camera capture feature squares and straightens photos of documents taken with a mobile device, and workers can route them directly to relevant departments.
“To succeed in today’s business environment, partners must be able to provide their customers with services beyond hardware,” said Stefan Nilsson, CEO, Foxway International, a Xerox application development partner. “By integrating ConnectKey Technology and Foxway app cloud, built with the PAB program, our end-customers are benefiting from these extended capabilities and new functionalities.”
Xerox ConnectKey Technology continues to offer real-time protection from internal and external threats. Now with secure print and scan encryption, and print job deletion at power up, companies can ensure documents remain confidential, protecting themselves from data breaches.
New ConnectKey-enabled i-Series MFPs are now available to order worldwide.