Wednesday, December 23, 2009
eCopy does a great job of providing a simple, easy to use solution for extending your use of such devices while at the same time leveraging your investment in the infrastructure and applications of your corporate network. The ScanStation itself is comprised of an integrated, free standing touch panel, keyboard and PC which is easily connected to any digital copier or document scanner. The device also supports both black and white and color scanning.
The destination of your scan is easy to figure out thanks to easy to read icons that are displayed for each destination on the touchscreen. Such destinations may include things like Scan and Fax, Scan to Printer, Scan to Mail, Scan to Desktop or Scan to Document Management System.
The eCopy ScanStation OP is powered by the eCopy ShareScan OP software. ShareScan OP is able to seamlessly integrate with Microsoft Windows and even Novell Netware networks. The ShareScan OP is comprised of three separate components: the eCopy ShareScan OP Client, the eCopy ShareScan OP Admin Console and the eCopy ShareScan OP Services Manager. Administrators are able to manage connector profiles for many different eCopy ScanStations via an administrative workstation anywhere on the network.
On top of that, eCopy ShareScan OP also enables connections into email, fax and even document management applications (add-on connectors only) from the device. Users also have the ability to create custom "Scan To" buttons with the eCopy quick connect feature. Color documents are scanned eCopy Xpert Compression Technology which reduces file size by more than 99% of the original size and files can be easily transmitted across a network, digitally stored and printed with excellent image quality.
If your company is in the market for a device that can easily manage all of your scanned documents then definitely check out the ScanStation OP from eCopy. This device is more than capable of handling any and all of your scanning needs.
Source: Office Product News
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Sunday, November 29, 2009
“The CLX-8540ND is our flagship hybrid printer designed as a printer-copier solution for workgroups in large corporate environments and for copy-intensive small-to-mid sized businesses. Along with being one of the fastest digital color printers on the market, the CLX-8540ND also bridges the gap between Letter/Legal verses Ledger printers by including advanced printer and copier features usually only found on larger machines. What we’ve done is simplify the selection process for IT managers who are looking for a truly multifunctional printer.” - Doug Albregts, Vice President of Information Technology, Samsung Electronics America Inc.
Fastest in Its Class
The CLX-8540ND is one of the fastest color multifunction printers on the market and is capable of replacing current bulky multifunction printers. The CLX-8540ND has an extremely quick startup time and can print up to 40 pages per minute (PPM). This printer even sports an 800 MHz CPU, 1 GB of RAM, and a 160 GB hard drive making it suitable for the most demanding of office environments. Difficult printing and scanning jobs become a thing of the past as the CLX-8540ND easily processes, stores, and protects these aspects of your business. The optional paper tray is expandable to 2,720 sheets allowing this printer to manage large print jobs without interruption.
Samsungs Crisp Color and Easy Management
Whats truly unique about the CLX-8540ND is its Easy Color Manager and Real-Time Calibration Technology. The Easy Color Manager allows users to adjust color balance, brightness, contrast, and saturation of any image that you want to print. This is especially useful for businesses that have specific color preferences or rigid color requirements for their prints. The Real-Time Calibration Technology ensures that all documents are printed consistent with a high color quality. However, when dealing with important documents that may require special attention, users can choose to manually define what level of color quality will be specifically used on their documents. There is even an "Auto" option that will automatically detect whether print jobs are "mono" or "color" allowing your business to save time without having to separate these different print jobs. Whats truly impressive about the MultiXpress C8540ND is that it can handle a 9,600 dpi resolution with ease and will always print clear and precise.
Easy to Manage and Personalized UI
The combination of Samsung’s exclusive 7”color LCD touchscreen and 3-dimensional User Interface creates a smooth and easy interaction between users and the machine. The touchscreen also provides trouble-shooting capabilities that effectively reduce downtime. In addition you can add valuable information to the UI such as your corporate logo, IT support phone numbers, and any other service/support details. Rest assured that this printer will conform with all of your businesses existing IT infrastructure policies and regulations through the use SyncThru™ Admin 5, an online administration application that lets you manage and control who has access to the C8540ND.
“Next to its performance, the CLX-8540ND’s advanced features, such as modular add-ons and productivity software, make this multifunction printer easy to manage for IT managers and end users. We’ve also added cost saving features like TonerSave, AnyWeb Print, and Auto Color Detection to help our customers trim expenses. Our standard accounting solution gives managers complete visibility into their printer fleets by providing them with real-time tracking of their printing costs by individual users, printer type and location.” - Ken Colby, Director of Printer Product Marketing, Samsung Electronics America, Inc.
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Here are a few quick tips about toner that can help you save money and maximize the use of your laser printers, fax machines, and copiers
- Above all, it is important to realize the difference between ink and toner. Toner is used in all laser printer and copiers and most fax machines and is actually a carbon-based powder. If you're spending too much money on ink, buying equipment that uses toner is a great way to go. Toner machines are slightly more expensive, but in the long-run, you'll save on the cost of printing and that can save you hundreds of dollars and even thousands if you are running a small or medium business.
- When your machine tells you your toner is empty, here's a hint: it's not. Because your toner is a powder, you can take the cartridge and give it a gentle shake from side to side, causing the toner to redistribute evenly. (Sometimes it gets stuck on the sides.) Get anywhere from 10 to 15% more usage from each cartridge by remembering this tip!
- Shop around for toner! Less expensive, generic brands are everywhere. Don't pay extra money for a fancy box or brand name. Do your research, shop around online and compare prices.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
The Xerox 914 copier was introduced at a trade show in New York City, over 50 years ago, on September 16, 1959. The name 914 came from the fact that the machine photocopied images as large as nine by fourteen inches and the first copy took fifteen seconds, with each copy after that taking about seven seconds to complete. The old machine is currently housed on the second floor of the 30-story corporate tower called Xerox Square.
The 914 made photocopying cheap, easy and ubiquitous and its success made Xerox Corp what it is today. The Connecticut-based company is a Fortune 500 firm that employees over 54,000 employees worldwide. Last week, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns hosted a group of retired employees who were initially involved with the 914. "It's foundational to the company. It's what really transitioned Haloid from a company that made photographic paper to a company that was in the business of documents. And it really changed the face of the office," said Steve Hoover, Vice President of Xerox's Global Software and Solutions group.
The original copier was produced at a factory in Rochester, New York; each one weighed 600 pounds a piece. It was even the subject of a 2004 book, Copies in Seconds: How a Lone Inventor and an Unknown Company Created the Biggest Communication Breakthrough Since Gutenberg. And it was definitely a breakthrough in technology. When the copier came about, copying a piece of paper was mostly done with carbon paper, a lithograph machine, and chemically based processes such as 3M Co.'s Thermo-Fax and Eastman Kodak Co.'s Verifax. The 914 and many of today's photocopiers use xerography or electro photography.
Even though the Xerox's digital iGen4 presses is pretty much the same today as it was 50 years ago, today's technology uses a laser instead of a flash of light to expose the image. Xerox also has a number of inkjet products but executives say they don't think xerography is going anywhere anytime soon.
Joe Wilson, the founder of Xerox, originally shopped the idea for the new technology to investors such as IBM but no one was interested. So, he decided to take matters into his own hands, raising money and depending on friends to put the machine together. The original machine was leased to customers due to the fact that it came from a small, unknown company, and had yet to be tested. According to Horace Becker, the now 86-year-old chief engineer of the 914, "The rest is history."
"The orders started to roll in. We started with the idea we'd build five a day at the Orchard Street plant. Then we moved to 25 a day. When we finally moved out of Orchard Street to Webster, we were building over 100 a day," Becker told the Democrat and Chronicle.
Between 1960 and the early 1970's, over 200,000 o the 914s were produced. Becker says the demand was so high, hardly any money was made and almost before the company even turned a profit, they began planning the 813.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Konica Minolta's UPD has a single user interface which offers multiple benefits for IT Administrators as well as users that work in anything from small to large workgroups. With this UPD there is no need for the installation of separate drivers for each networked device. The UPD simplifies all the complex capabilities by considering each and every integrated task into one single driver core. This device also allows operators to add new devices to current configurations easily so they can be up and running quickly with no loss of productivity. In addition to all of that, the user interface also offers complete functionality which includes finishing, layout and quality for every pre-installed devices.
According to Vice President of Marketing for Konica Minolta Kevin Kern, "By implementing our Universal Print Driver, IT professionals can significantly reduce administration time and costs while concurrently streamlining their printing operations." Kern goes on to say, "As businesses continue to look for ways to remain competitive, the ability to manage growing workloads in less time, while not compromising quality or efficiency, is a key concern and one that this solution directly aims to address. Konica Minolta's new UPD further evidences efforts to ensure that users can always count on Konica Minolta to deliver the cutting edge innovation they need.
Konica Minolta's UPD combines multiple print drivers to meet the needs of networks comprised of new and legacy devices from numerous manufacturers. Individual Child Drivers will connect to model-specific MPFs from Konica Minolta and Common Child Drivers will connect to other models from Konica Minolta as well as 3rd party devices. More recent MPFs and desktop printers from Konica Minolta will enjoy full print functionality while older ones will also have a basic range of functionality. Every device also has automatic detection and identification.
What s special about this UPD is that it is the only printer driver to feature a specific search filter which enables the user to search by feature set. Printing attributes like color, letter sized or 11" x 17" paper and duplex printing can be typed into the search field at which point the filter will display all devices that match. If you are looking for a quality UPD, then you should check this one out from Konica Minolta. No release date or price has been set.
Source: Office Product News
Thursday, October 29, 2009
There has always been a problem with trying to incorporate this technology. Silicon chips have always been too heavy and expensive to be able to be used in lightweight devices. However, Xerox has solved this problem by using lighter materials. Xerox also plans to sell these materials to other businesses that have a vested interest in making wearable electronics.
With a plastic, you can unroll it into a sheet and deposit electronic circuitry onto it. This allows you to build it up layer by layer. In order for it to o work you need a conductive link, something that contains metal and is also able to be sprayed or printed on. This is where Xerox steps in. They created a silver ink that melts at 140 degrees Celsius. Typically metal melts at 1,000 degrees Celsius. Plastic melts at 150 degrees so an ink that is laid on top of plastic can not melt at a higher temperature or the plastic will melt.
According to Angele Boyd, an analyst with IDC, "This opens a whole new world for electronics. With printable electronics, the future of electronics will include plastics and fabrics. The Xerox technology opens up opportunities for lower cost applications in traditional electronics and for new applications around plastics and fabric."
This silver ink and electronics on plastics could be used to build things like plastic electronic book readers like one that is being built by Plastic Logic. Flexible eReaders would be more flexible than traditional ones and thus would be less susceptible to damage. The would also be extremely lightweight. The possibilities with this technology is endless. You could potentially weave a computer into your clothing or make smart boxes for pills to tell if they are safe or tampered with in any way.
This technology has been a long time coming. Scientists have been dreaming about it for ages and Xerox has been working on it for the past 8 years. but Xerox isn't alone in their quest for technology like this. Hewlett-Packard has also been researching this for the past 10 years. According to Xerox, it has been able to create lightweight and cheap components necessary to print circuits on plastics. Xerox has already created a cheap and lightweight conductor, semiconductor and a dielectric element.
The circuits for these plastic chips will be able to be printed by printers just like a document without the necessary use of a clean room like you have to use now. Xerox has already made research samples of the product and is in talks with different manufacturers who could potentially use plastic electronics. Aside from what has already been mentioned, the plastic circuits could be used to make things like light and flexible signs, solar cells, low-cost radio frequency identification tags (RFID), sensors or novelty fashions. Whatever they get used for, this is definitely going to be a big step forward in the world of technology and another step closer to that futuristic world we only dream about in movies and books.
Source: Office Product News
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The new copier has output speeds of 10 D-size prints-per-minute and features an easy-access clamshell design, a front copy exit tray which holds 99 D-size drawings, and a color LCD touch-panel interface. Changing toner and paper is easy to do with front-loading drawers that hold four rolls of 500-foot-long media. It also gives users the ability to preview thumbnails before printing, allowing for better conservation of materials.
The GEI 5636 also features an embedded color scanner, which makes sure that changes and additions are capture and circulated effortlessly. In addition, the external printer controller will interface with inkjet printers for complete colorcopy systems.
"We are very pleased to provide our customers with such an exciting new product. The GEI 5636 has innovative features, such as color scanning, paired with ultra-fast output speeds," the President of GEI WideFormat, Roger Ilgen, said of the copier in a press release.
Friday, October 16, 2009
The ZPrinter prints in STL, VRML, PLY, 3DS and ZPR and is compatible with Windows XP Professional as well as Windows Vista Business/Ultimate. The ZPrinter constructs completely 3D models in white. The models are made out of high performance composite and show an impressive amount of detail once finished. According to John Kawola, CEO of Z Corporation, "The ZPrinter 350 gives a lot more engineering departments access to advanced 3D printing technology at a value price. ZPrinting is going to improve the quality of their products, speed their developmental processes and ultimately help the bottom line."
In addition to all the great features that come with he ZPrinter 350, you also get all the advantages of the entire ZPrinter line. The 350 comes with things like the
industry's lowest operating cost (about one-fifth the cost of other technologies), breakthrough ease of use by performing most tasks automatically, high resolution which allows the printing of complicated geometries with precise detail, fast print speed running five to ten times faster than all other systems, high throughput to easily print multiple models at the same time, and safety and office compatibility by not having any large supports which may need to be cut or dissolved by hazardous chemicals.
The ZPrinter 350 definitely seems like a top notch machine and looks to greatly improve your 3D model making needs. If you want to put this thing in your office, be prepared to drop about $26,000. A small price to pay incredible 3D models made right next to your cubicle. The ZPrinter 350 is available now through Z Corporation's reseller network or website.
Source: Office Product News
Monday, July 27, 2009
The three different Kyocera printers each feature a 250 sheet paper drawer and a 50 sheet multi-purpose tray. The FS-1028MFP/DP and FS-1028MFP have all standard network printing, copying, and color scanning abilities. The FS-1128MFP includes faxing capabilities that allow businesses to meet all the business workflow needs of their company in one device.
The FS-1128MFP, FS-1028MFP/DP and FS-1028MFP are capable of supporting an assortment of network and device management programs that include KMnet ADMIN and KMnet Viewer. All of the multifunctional printers support PDF Direct Print capabilities that allows users to send a PDF file directly to the device. They also all feature a USB host interface which provides users with Print-from and Scan-to capabilities in PDF, TIF, and XPS file formats.
All of the printers come standard with a PowerPC440/667 Mhz processor and with 1200 dpi print resolution. Users are given the option to print in color or black & white. Other useful features found in these printers would include the ability to choose between several scanning destinations: Scan-to-E-mail, Scan-to-PC, Scan-to-FTP, Scab-to-USB, and TWAIN scanning.
To add to the list of great things about these printers is the fact that they all meet Energy Star guidelines for power efficiency. The printers were also designed using Kyocera’s ECOSYS technology that utilizes long-life consumables and components to allow for the 100,000 page preventative maintenance schedule. This amazing preventative maintenance schedule means that there will be longer time periods between required service visits. This will save the company money by minimizing maintenance costs.
The FS-1128MFP, FS-1028MFP/DP and FS-1028MFP printers are available through any authorized Kyocera dealer. The manufacturer’s suggested retail prices for the printers are $1,371, $1,181, and $1,020 respectively.
These printers are jam packed with awesome, useful features that I think could help out many businesses. Though they may seem a little on the pricey side, when you really consider what you’re getting, these printers will seem like a great deal.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
To run an efficient business in today's market, you need a few things. You need image capture devices that help streamline and automate your work flow. Canon will be displaying numerous devices at the GFOA Conference that correlate directly to the people in need of electronic capture devices. Some of the devices that Canon will be displaying are as follows:
The imageFORMULA ScanFront 220P Network Scanner: This device has easy to use, stand alone and secure solution for moving capture of hard copy documents closer to the origin point in the business process. It is good for distributed scanning or decentralized scanning applications. It also shares documents via a network easily. The 220P has an 8.4 inch color touch panel that allows for easy navigation and a preview of scanned items. It scans up to 25 ppm, captures color, grayscale, and black and whit images in multiple formats which includes searchable TIFF, PDF, and JPEG as well as a high compression.
The imageFORMULA DR-9050C Production Scanner: This device is a high image-quality and high-volume document management solution which scans at speeds of up to 112 pages per minute or 225 images per minuteIII on color, black and whit or grayscale. The device also captures images and text clearly using three-line Contact Image Sensors at up to 600 dots per inch optical resolution. It also incorporates a dust-free shading mechanism for good image quality. It has Canon's unique feeding mechanism which utilizes Double Feed Detection, Rapid Recovery, and Staple Detection to ensure reliable document scanning.
The imageFORMULA CR-180 II Check Transport: The CR-180 offers fast, reliable solutions for a batch conversation of paper checks into electronic images. It is good for branch or high-volume distributed capture and remittance/lockbox processing applications. The device can scan up to 180 double-sided checks per minuteII while at the same time reading Magnetic Ink Character Recognition (MICR) data. It offers high-quality images that are compliant with Check 21 and features two output pockets for easy post-scan sorting. It also has a built-in endorser. The CR-180 comes in a bundle that includes Silver Bullet Ranger Transport API software which allows the user to mix and match different types of item processing hardware and software they select.
The imageFORMULA CR-55 Check Transport: This device is a convenient and compact solution to the decentralization of payment processing from the first point of presentment to settlement. The CR-55 is good for branch, teller and remote deposit/merchant capture applications. The device offers high-quality scanning at speeds of up to 55 checks per minuteIV and is also compliant with Check 21. The CR-55 also simultaneously reads MICR data and has a built-in endorser. The CR-55 comes bundled with the Silver Ranger Driver as well as Infrared Double Feed Detection and Paper Thickness Adjustment capabilities for reliable paper feeding and image capture.
If you are in the need of a copier rental anywhere in the country, then check out Rentacomputer.com's Copier Rental Page.
Source: Office Product News
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
The imageCLASS D480 has a copy and print speed of up to 23 pages per minuet. Combine this with the D480's letter sized output makes the D480 unique with the first print or copy being produced in roughly 9 seconds. This copier has a front loading paper cassette which can hold up to 250 sheets of paper which are fed through an automatic document feeder. Size configuration for the imageCLASS allows for document sizes of 8.5 x 14 inches. The D480 also comes with a USB 2.0 Hi-Speed Interface. This gives the D480 a better technical efficiency and better usage.
The imageCLASS D480 is a multi-function copier, this means that multiple functions can be performed at once. There is an output mode that takes care of the copying process, printing, fax receiving, and printing and an input mode which also handles copying as well as faxing and scanning. Wastefulness is something that most people try to avoid, especially now since the "green" way of living is taking us by storm and the D480 is bent on making your printing and copying jobs less wasteful. It does this by printing and copying documents on both sides of a piece of paper. But the imageCLASS takes it one step further by printing faxes on both sides of the paper as well.
The D480 has a scanning resolution of 9600 dpi with a 24 bit color resolution. It uses a single cartridge system which holds all three important components, the toner, the drum and the development unit. This multifunction copier is great because it has some of the capabilities of a big office copier but is also perfect for small businesses and home offices. You can buy the imageCLASS D480 Canon Copier for $350.
Source: Office Product News
Friday, June 19, 2009
Chester Floyd Carlson (February 8, 1906 – September 19, 1968) was an American physicist, inventor, and patent attorney born in Seattle, Washington.
Carlson invented Xerography
Carlson was originally a patent attorney, a part-time researcher and an inventor. He is best known for having invented the process of electrophotography, which produced a dry copy rather than a wet copy, as was produced by the mimeograph process. Carlson's process was subsequently renamed to xerography, a term that literally means "dry copy."
Necessity is the Mother of Invention
His job at the patent office in New York required him to make a large number of copies of important papers. Carlson, was arthritic and found using mimeograph machines, Verifax, and carbon paper copying a painful and tedious process. Being an inventor, he worked to invent a solution to his physically difficult job.
His Kitchen was his Lab
It took 15 years of experiments with photoconductivity to come up with a . He used his kitchen for his "electrophotography" experiments, and, in 1938, he applied for a patent for the process.
First Photocopier Ingredients: Zinc and Sulfur
He made the first photocopy using a zinc plate covered with sulfur. The words "10-22-38 Astoria" were written on a microscope slide, which was placed on top of more sulfur and under a bright light. After the slide was removed, a mirror image of the words remained.
No market for Copiers before the 1960s
Carlson tried to sell his invention to some companies, but failed because the process was still underdeveloped. At the time, multiple copies were most commonly made at the point of document origination, using carbon paper or manual duplicating machines, and people did not see the need for an electronic machine. Between 1939 and 1944, Carlson was turned down by over 20 companies, including IBM and General Electric—neither of which believed there was a significant market for copiers.
Xerox finally finds Copier Market
Xerox was founded in 1906 in Rochester, New York as "The Haloid Company", and originally manufactured photographic paper and equipment. The company subsequently changed its name to "Haloid Xerox" in 1958 and then simply "Xerox" in 1961. Xerox came to prominence in 1959 with the introduction of the Xerox 914, the first plain paper photocopier using the process of xerography developed by Chester Carlson.
National Inventors Hall of Fame
Chester Carlson's invention was the first truly simple, push-button, plain-paper copier, and was so successful that it sold in only six months what the company had projected it would sell in the product's entire lifetime. In 1981 Carlson was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
The SD4430 is wide-format office copier which comes with an adjustable height stand which is designed to fit onto a majority of major printer brands like Cannon or even HP. If you do a lot of work with things like technical documents and are needing a copying or a printing solution that is fast and easy to use then the SD4430 is your best fit. It has a single footprint which saves you a lot of space and even allows this copier to fit into small offices. The SD4430 is able to scan documents as large as 44 inches, and it does this at a resolution of 120 dpi. This copier also allows you to share mark-ups and revised drawings immediately via a scan-to-net or scan-to-email option.
The HD3650 is a color reprographics system which is perfect for use in an office with a high-productivity. The Hd3650 has the ability to support multiple network printers through a front-end should work with your existing equipment. This scanner is designed to pump out monochrome and color printing jobs and copy jobs while also keeping printers running at full speed. If you need advanced copying needs or scanning needs or you have multiple document types, then you want to look into the HD3650. It supports documents as large as 36 inches and documents 0.6 inches wide with exact color matching and advanced reprographic features which includes paneling, nesting, and tiling. Add added feature is also 17 inch touch screen.
These two pieces of equipment are great for your office, no matter the size. They offer good features and are affordable to most consumers. For more information on the SD4430 MFP and the HD3650 MFP go to the Contex Website.
Source: Office Product News