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Xerox announces “largest product launch”

March 30, 2017

The OEM has released 29 new ConnectKey-enabled printers and MFPs to “transform the workplace”.

Xerox reported that the “largest product launch” in its “history delivers new technology to transform the workplace”, and turns “peripherals into connected workplace assistants” with the ConnectKey technology. The 29 machines, including printers and MFPs, feature “simple and secure on-the-go capabilities, cloud connectivity, and access to productivity boosting features and apps”, and are said to make “traditional printing devices […] reflect the evolving needs of today’s businesses”.

The devices feature a “variety of sizes, speeds and capabilities” for SMBs and larger enterprises, with “a consistent user experience across the portfolio” alongside “personalised workflows, one-touch access to the cloud and multi-layered security features”. The 29 machines meanwhile will be launched under the VersaLink and AltaLink ranges, with the former “designed for small workgroups and distributed teams” and consisting of 19 printers and MFPs”.

The latter meanwhile includes 10 MFPs “designed for larger workgroups or print volume needs”, with all 29 machines featuring similar “key attributes”. These includes “built-in apps” for “streamlined business processes”; an “industry-leading intuitive user experience” consisting of a “customisable user interface” with a “tablet-like touchscreen”; and being “mobile and cloud ready” with links to Dropbox, Office 265 and Google Drive alongside wireless mobile printing.

Finally, the ConnectKey technology is said to offer “total security for both the device and your information”, as it “ensures comprehensive safety for system components and points of vulnerability”, and also “offers protection from unauthorised access to devices; keeps confidential communications and information safe with encryption and image overwrite; audits device access attempts and protects both data and device from malicious intent”.

The AltaLink MFPs meanwhile “feature an added layer of security” through the OEM’s partnership with computer security company McAfee, and all of the ConnectKey machines “offer added security – ensuring they are monitored and trusted in even the most security-conscious environments”. The devices will be launched and be available globally in the second quarter of the financial year.

Jeff Jacobson, CEO of Xerox, commented: “We understand the changes that are occurring in the workplace. The process of getting work done has moved from the desktop to your pocket. It’s very personal, and we’ve built a portfolio of true workplace assistants tightly connected to the mobile and cloud technology environment that accommodates this evolution.”

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