The new offerings range from the $299 Xerox Phaser 3100MFP multifunction device, that prints, copies, scans and faxes, to the $2,499 Xerox Phaser 5550 laser printer that speeds printing at a rate of up to 50 pages per minute (ppm). For more features, the new Xerox Phaser 3635MFP multifunction printer, starting at $2,199, is a 35 ppm networked system that includes advanced security options like image overwriting, encryption and authentication tools.
"Small businesses strive to be as cost-competitive as large enterprises - a challenge considering most of them need to continually invest in more expensive technologies in order to grow," said Al Varney, vice president, Marketing, Xerox Canada. "Xerox's latest offering of monochrome products allows SMBs to work effectively and economically."
The new Phaser black-and-white printers and MFPs join the company's growing stable of products designed with the small and mid-sized business in mind and play critical roles in Xerox's overall SMB strategy. In addition to a broader product portfolio, Xerox is expanding its distribution network, making it easier for the SMB market to benefit from the cost and quality advantages of doing business with Xerox.
The company's most notable channel expansion initiatives include last year's acquisition of Global Imaging Systems Inc., and the planned acquisition of Veenman B.V., the largest office technology distributor in the Netherlands. In addition to these distributors, more than 7,000 sales agents and 40,000 technology resellers sell the Xerox brand around the world.
Built on the award-winning Phaser 5500 platform, the Phaser 5550 laser printer features automated tools for easy installation and service. The printer comes with PhaserSMART, an online troubleshooting tool that helps diagnose and solve potential printing issues, preventing maintenance calls and improving reliability. Starting at $2,499, the Phaser 5550 produces tabloid-sized prints at up to 50 ppm for both single and double-sided pages.
Xerox combined ease of use, reliability and low-cost to build the Phaser 3100MFP, which starts at $299. The system is Xerox's lowest-priced MFP, with print speeds of up to 21 ppm and features like scan to e-mail, a full keyboard fax directory, and Optical Character Recognition software that converts scanned documents into text-searchable files.
For the individual user or small workgroup, the Xerox Phaser 3250 laser printer, starting at $299, is small in size yet rich with features including automatic two-sided printing and the ability to print up to 30 pages per minute.
Rounding out the product launch, the company also announced the Xerox Phaser 3600 laser printer. Starting at $599, the Phaser 3600 prints up to 40 ppm and includes a standard one-year warranty with the option to extend up to three years - an offering not typically found on this class of product. Meeting the needs of workgroups, the Phaser 3600 includes advanced security features and Xerox's CentreWare Internet Service technology, making the printer easy to use and maintain.
The Phaser 3635MFP, Phaser 3100MFP, Phaser 5550, Phaser 3250 and Phaser 3600 are part of Xerox's Green World Alliance. The Xerox Green World Alliance is a worldwide initiative to encourage customers large and small to recycle or dispose of supplies in a manner that minimizes negative environmental impact. This partnership has resulted in more than 2.7 million returned cartridges and toner containers in 2006. Xerox processed 1.3 million pounds of post-consumer waste toner for reuse, and of the plastic bottles customers used to return waste toner to Xerox - nearly 100,000 - have been recycled.
The Phaser 3635MFP, Phaser 5550 and Phaser 3600 are available immediately worldwide through Xerox direct sales, agents, resellers, dealers, concessionaires, calling 1-866-480-3119, or going online at www.xerox.com/direct. The Phaser 3250 and the Phaser 3100MFP are available through Xerox resellers only.
For more information on Xerox office products, visit http://www.xerox.com/office or call 800-ASK-XEROX.
Laura Mergelas, Xerox Canada, 416-733-6216, firstname.lastname@example.org
Patrick McCaully, Calador Communications, 416-782-9427, email@example.com
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