TORONTO, ON., Sep. 9, 2014 –  With mobility, security, cloud access and productivity on the minds of today’s workforce, Xerox has introduced new functionalities, apps and products for its ConnectKey® 1.5 software and technology.

ConnectKey simplifies how work gets done in a secure, ‘always on’ world. The latest enhancements include four new multifunction printers (MFPs) – including two A4 devices – and software apps that push the boundaries of traditional device functionality.

Full suite of cloud-ready MFPs
The cloud-ready ConnectKey-enabled MFPs give users more choices in speed and capabilities across the portfolio:

  • WorkCentre 6655 Color A4 MFP: 60-sheet duplex automatic document feeder; maximum capacity of 1,250 total sheets; prints up to 36 pages per minute (ppm) in color and black-and-white.
  • WorkCentre 3655 Monochrome A4 MFP: Up to 47 ppm with a maximum capacity of 2,350 total sheets; large touch screen simplifies use.
  • WorkCentre 7970 Color A3 MFP: C-folding and Z-folding at up to 70 ppm in color and black-and-white; enhanced productivity and flexibility in app creation.
  • WorkCentre 5945/5955 Monochrome A3 MFP: New clean-sheet design offering sharp image quality made possible with LED technology and Emulsion Aggregation Toner; the device prints 45 up to 55 ppm.

Expanded software solutions
Presented the Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) “2014 Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year” award for its exceptional portfolio of document imaging software and solutions, these new ConnectKey-enabled MFPs support Xerox’s Extensible Interface Platform 3.0. This includes a range of new capabilities, such as WebKit browser support – making it easier for Xerox partners to develop the control panel user interface for their apps on their customers’ MFPs.

Additionally, with the launch of the Xerox App Studio 2.0, new ConnectKey apps give users direct access to emerging hosted cloud solutions such as Microsoft Office 365, Dropbox and DocuShare by scanning to, or printing from these repositories. Customers can also use an app to print from their own URL – whether contained in a firewall or the cloud – creating a convenient, easy-to-use ‘print-on-demand’ environment.

Xerox Secure Access Version 5.0, a print management solution, is now a modular, software-only solution allowing customers to use authentication features at a lower cost, with the ability to blend with industry standard card readers. New features to Xerox Mobile Print Solution 3.0 offer more convenience, increased security and greater flexibility in job submission. These include the ability to choose media sizes and select page ranges for printing. The solution is easy to sell, deliver, manage and support.

Managed print services benefits gained with ConnectKey
Organizations using Xerox’s managed print services to reduce costs and operate more efficiently find ConnectKey’s capabilities an added bonus as they strive to harness their information. For example, the new A4 MFPs respond to customer needs for smaller, lower cost devices that maintain network access and solution compatibility.

The new ConnectKey-enabled MFPs and Xerox Mobile Print Solution 3.0 are available for ordering immediately in Canada. Xerox Secure Access Version 5.0, Xerox App Studio 2.0 and ConnectKey apps are targeted for release in Q4 2014.