When you talk office and production scale printers, Fuji Xerox is one of those names that comes up first in your mind. With their superior laser printing technology that is ever evolving and legendary reliability one does not need to crack their heads to know why they have become one of the top brands when it comes to industrial and commercial printers. They have also become one of the most progressive manufacturer in the realm of laser printers by implementing several initiatives to reduce its costs for consumers and helping its consumers achieve certain efficiency target through technological advancements integrated into their latest printers.
All these have been contributing factors in securing and ensuring that they keep their edge in the market. To extend that edge further, they have introduced their new ApeosPort – VI and DocuCentre – VI commercial printers into the Malaysian market. With these printers too Fuji Xerox launches their Smart Work Gateway solution.
Let us look at the product first, after all they are the meat of the event. The ApeosPort – VI and DocuCentre – VI are a combination of all-in-one printer module alongside the paper trays to create a total complete commercial printer. That is why it sounds like Fuji Xerox is launching two product series when in fact they are only launching one product system series. This new printer can print faster than before at up to 160 pages per minute (ppm) which puts it in a totally different class.
Its new Super EA Eco Toner also sets a new standard when it comes to making printer more eco-friendly. The particles from this toner is developed to be smaller than before to ensure that less energy is used during printing processes, saving electricity and total power. The smaller particle also allows for a more even distribution in colour making images look better and more evenly toned.
The main focus of the event though centers around efficiency and connectivity in work spaces. For this new product ApeosPort – VI/ DocuCentre – VI series, Fuji Xerox has focused on cloud computing and Internet of Things (IoT) above all things. That is where their Smart Work Gateway concept comes in.
The main purposed of their Smart Work Gateway is to make workplaces smarter, more effective, and more efficient. How they do that is by tapping into cloud computing technology. Without going to a desktop to start a print job on these printers, one can print any documents right off their cloud storage like Dropbox, OneDrive, Google Drive, Evernote, and such. All they need to do is to access a printer and select the cloud platform they are on and simply select documents they would like to print. All these without looking at a computer screen.
With the new printers also you can print directly from your phone or any other mobile devices equipped with NFC. All you need to do is download their app, select the document or photo to be printed, touch the device to the NFC sensor on the printer, and voila! Even without NFC you can print through the WiFi network that the printer is connected too. Implementation is smart too, if an identification is required to access the printer you can sign in through your mobile device so you can print away at the convenience of your table.
If you have a network of these Fuji Xerox printers set up in your office you can even scan your documents on one printer and print the copy on the other if you choose to. If printing is not necessary, you can even scan it and keep it in the cloud platform the printer is on for future reference to any other colleagues that have access to that folder. That saves you time, energy, and paper! To further save on electricity, the printer turns itself off after a certain inactivity period. With a smart sensor, the printer will turn on when detecting a human presence.
These new ApeosPort – VI/DocuCentre – VI can support paper from 52 gsm all the way to 300 gsm so it is not like you have to skim down on your paper choices. In fact you can print on almost any surface and still get high-quality image reproduction on every print. With a bunch of combinations on the new Fuji Xerox commercial printers, you can be sure that you can find one that is perfect for your purposes.
If you are in the market for a new commercial printer for the office space, do give Fuji Xerox a call. You might just find what you need. Photos and press release after the break.
Fuji Xerox Introduces New Smart Work Gateway Concept to Support Workstyle Transformations and 14 Multifunction Devices at Fuji Xerox New Innovation Showcase
ApeosPort-VI C / DocuCentre-VI C Series Drive Productivity by Linking With Various Cloud Services
Kuala Lumpur, January 10, 2017 – Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific (Malaysia Operations) has today launched its new line of innovative document manage solutions that is powered by the new Smart Work Gateway Concept at this year’s Fuji Xerox Innovation Showcase. The Smart Work Gateway Concept supports diverse workstyles to enable business persons to perform their utmost capability by collaborating with cloud service partners and offering various communication tools tailored to suit individual needs and preferences.
With the Smart Work Gateway concept, Fuji Xerox aims to create an ecosystem where its multifunction devices are organically linked with its own, as well as its partners’ cloud services. This new ecosystem will provide a secure yet open communications environment tailored to individual customers to support their workstyle transformation, by enhancing business users’ productivity and work process efficiency.
As important components that constitute the Smart Work Gateway concept, Fuji Xerox is also introducing 14 models of cloud-friendly, digital color multifunction devices under its ApeosPort-VI C / DocuCentre-VI C series.
Amidst significant advancement in ICT innovation, including cloud services and mobile technologies, Fuji Xerox believes that the key to balancing work and life is to boost the productivity of work processes by enabling an easy access to ever-increasing data, as well as the efficient use of relevant information anytime, anywhere, and in the required format. Based on the Smart Work Gateway concept, Fuji Xerox is pushing innovations that help businesses transform work processes and workstyles.
“The Smart Work Gateway was developed in response to the rapidly growing demands of our customers – demands that conventional multifunction devices alone are unable to meet,” said Masashi Honda, President and Chief Executive Officer, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific. “Based on this concept, Fuji Xerox underscores its role in accelerating business efficiencies. We will continue to expand the ecosystem through collaborations with more partners, enhancing the role of a multifunction device into a communications portal.
New Cloud-friendly, Digital Color Multifunction Devices
Cloud Service Hub: a new platform to connect with various cloud services
The new ApeosPort-VI C / DocuCentre-VI C series create a communication environment that improves productivity in the workplace by integrating the Cloud Service Hub – a new platform that links the multifunction devices with multiple de facto standard cloud services*1. Users can log into the cloud services with a single sign-on and can scan or save the documents to the cloud as well as to make prints of documents from the cloud. Documents can also be cross-searched across the cloud services linked to the Cloud Service Hub, thus contributing to business process improvement.
Industry’s first: consolidated installation of apps to multiple multifunction devices and easy device management – Fuji Xerox Direct Management Console
Fuji Xerox Direct Management Console is a free software that displays the contents of the Fuji Xerox Direct – a portal site that provides Fuji Xerox’s various Internet services – on client PCs. This software enables users to purchase, download and install apps for multifunction devices from the Internet in a centralized manner. Apps that expand the functions of multifunction devices or connect the devices to cloud services can be easily installed just by dragging and dropping, while also displaying the status of the apps’ license use at a glance. As the Fuji Xerox Direct Management Console is used from a PC, multiple multifunction devices can be simultaneously managed and configured, providing rapid adaption in the event of sudden changes in working processes; enabling a working environment to be flexibly created and offering a new user experience.
Evolved multifunction device: new toner, industry’s fastest high-speed scanning in its class, and easy-to-access help
The new Super EA Eco toner, which boasts the smallest particles in its class*2, enables smoother creation of half tones, while fusing at a temperature approximately 10 degrees Celsius lower than conventional toners, thus saving energy.
The high-end models*3 have improved scanning productivity, achieving 270 pages of duplex scanning per minute, the industry’s fastest in its class*2. Bulk scanning of large volume documents can be efficiently done as the new multifunction devices scan the front and back of double sided documents in a single scan.
Moreover, help information has been prepared in the cloud server, so the very latest information is always displayable on the control panel of the multifunction devices or on mobile terminals.
Note 1: Box®, Dropbox®, Evernote®, Google DriveTM, OneDrive®, SharePoint® Online, Fuji Xerox Working Folder
Note 2: Multifunction devices as of November 2016
Note 3: On the ApeosPort-VI C7771/C6671, DocuCentre-VI C7771/C6671 using Fuji Xerox standard paper (A4) 200 dpi to mailboxes.
Please refer to the official Fuji Xerox Malaysia website for more precise information on the ApeosPort-VI C / DocuCentre-VI C series of products.