More new products introduced year to date than in all of 2006;
Services business grows at Universal, Owens Corning, Convergys
TORONTO, April 17 /CNW/ - From the office to the print shop, Xerox Canada
today bolstered every part of its business with 15 new and enhanced products,
all designed to spur growth, productivity and efficiency in the on-demand
printing and document management market.
"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(R) 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(R) and WorkCentre(R) 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
Xerox also announced three consulting services and software
relationships, with Universal Pictures, Owens Corning, and Convergys
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(R) 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(R) DocuSP(R)
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.
Xerox further strengthened its colour line with the DocuColor 260 Digital
Colour Printer/Copier, operating at 75 ppm in black and white and 60 ppm in
colour. The system makes professional-grade image quality available at an
affordable price. The company also introduced its new DocuColor 242 and 252
Digital Colour Printer/Copiers. Built on the proven DocuColor 240/250
platform, they can be configured for use in offices as well as commercial and
in-plant print operations.
Two new workflow tools, the FreeFlow Print Server 6.0 and FreeFlow
Process Manager MAX (Manifest Automation from Xerox), further automate
Xerox also spotlighted page volumes on its digital production colour
presses. The Xerox iGen3(R) Digital Production Press and DocuColor digital
presses printed more than 13 billion 8.5 inches x 11 inches (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.
NOTE TO EDITORS: Visit Xerox's booths No. 2645 at AIIM 2007 and No. 914
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