"At the end of last year, we committed to bring more products to market in 2007 than we did in 2006. With today's roll-out, we've already delivered on that promise - within the first four months of the year," said Ursula Burns, president, Xerox Corporation. "Our unrelenting push in digital printing and consulting keeps us at the forefront of the digital document revolution, and there's more to come."
To help print providers capture growth opportunities, Xerox launched a range of offerings for the production printing market - from high volume to light production. The Xerox Nuvera EA Digital Production System and Xerox Nuvera 288 Digital Perfecting System further strengthen the company's high-volume black-and-white printing portfolio; new digital copier/printers target the growing light production space; and additions to Xerox's industry-leading colour family deliver high image quality at an economical price. New workflow software is available to streamline the printing process from start to finish.
In addition, Xerox continues to power the adoption of colour in the office with several new DocuColor and WorkCentre colour multifunction systems. These systems are built on an open software platform to increase efficiency and security.
"Xerox's announcements are more than just point products like a printer or piece of software. The company continues to position itself as a strategic business partner, helping its customers solve business problems. This is positively impacting both customers' and Xerox's bottom lines," said Angele Boyd, group vice president, Imaging/Output and Document Solutions, IDC, a global market intelligence firm. She added, "Recent moves including acquisitions and increased focus on channel partnerships put Xerox in front of more customers with more offerings, providing additional opportunity for growth."
Xerox also announced three consulting services and software relationships, with Universal Pictures, Owens Corning, and Convergys Corporation.
From mass to light production
Xerox revamped its entire black-and-white production printing line to help print providers tackle complex print jobs and grow revenue. New offerings include the Xerox Nuvera EA Digital Production System, which uses Xerox's energy-efficient Emulsion Aggregation Toner, enables buyers to design a model to fit their needs, and surpasses the reliability standard set by Xerox's DocuTech systems. The Xerox Nuvera 288 Digital Perfecting System, based on patented tandem-engine architecture, has also officially launched. Among the additions to Xerox's portfolio are:
- The Xerox 4595 Digital Copier/Printer, a 95 page-per-minute model that gives customers a new entry point in the light production space.
- The Xerox 4110 Digital Copier/Printer with a FreeFlow DocuSP controller, which prints customized output at 110 ppm.
- New finishing options for the Xerox DocuTech 128 and 155 Highlight Colour Systems and availability of the first custom-blended colours for use in critical applications such as corporate logos.
Two new workflow tools, the FreeFlow Print Server 6.0 and FreeFlow Process Manager MAX (Manifest Automation from Xerox), further automate printing processes.
Xerox also spotlighted page volumes on its digital production colour presses. The Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press and DocuColor digital presses printed more than 13 billion 8.5?x 11? (A4) equivalent impressions in 2006 - about 50 percent of the total worldwide volume printed by all high-speed production colour printers.
Office colour, productivity and security
To accelerate colour printing in the office, Xerox launched a series of new colour multifunction products (MFPs) - along with the DocuColor 260, 242 and 252 - that offer new options for producing high-end, laser-quality colour prints and everyday business documents. Aimed at businesses small to large, the WorkCentre 7328, 7335 and 7345 systems print and copy at 26 to 35 ppm in colour and 28 to 45 ppm in black-and-white. These models join the full Xerox office portfolio, which includes MFPs that run up to 95 ppm. They produce permanent images that will not smudge or smear. The systems can handle a wide variety of papers, and maintain their rated speed no matter how much colour is used on the page. They also scan and include advanced security features to protect confidential information.
;Xerox, together with five business partners, also rolled out nine software applications aimed at healthcare, education, finance and other industries. The solutions are the first that work with Xerox's Extensible Interface Platform (EIP), which allows users to access and print common business forms by touching a screen. One application gives users access to MapQuest at the MFP so they can browse and print directions without a PC - useful for guests in a hotel or travelers at the airport.
Xerox is demonstrating its full array of offerings this week at AIIM/On Demand, a major exhibition for the printing and imaging industry.
For more information about Xerox products and consulting services, visit www.xerox.com or call 800-ASK-XEROX.
Laura Mergelas, Xerox Canada, 416-733-6216, firstname.lastname@example.org
Deborah Rowe, Environics Communications for Xerox, 416-969-2712, email@example.com
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