OKI expands smart printer portfolio

OKI has expanded its smartprinterrange, by bringing smart functionality to the desktop. OKI’s open platform sXP (smart Extendable Platform) integrateswiththird-party software enabling new print/copy/scan workflows to increase efficiency andproductivityby reducing time-consuming and costly paperprocesses.

The new C542dn and the multifunction printer (MFP) MC573dn are the latest additions toOKI’ssmart printer range which includes the MB492, MB562, MC800 Series, MC700/MB700 SeriesandES9000 series. The C542dn is a small workgroupcolourprinter offering solutions capability and connectivity for example into an existing pull printingfleetor enabling on-demand printing  via its touch panel linking to cloud and mobilesolutions.

The C542dn and MC573dn offer a customisable user interface with a 7” colour LCDtouch-screenfor easy integration into document workflows and connecting to third-party softwaresolutions.Access to documents is protected by new features such as Private Print and optional CardRelease.

“The new portfolio is designed to change perceptions of what a printer can do for businesses and organizations. We are encouraging customers to take a fresh look at the potential of these affordable devices to help them build their brand, save time and money and enhance productivity. They can also help develop a streamlined and secure document workflow and management, enabling them to enjoy the benefits of a digital organisation,” said Mathias Militzer, vice president (META), OKI Europe.

OKI’s open platform, sXP, allows for connectivity to other devices, for example to an existingpullprinting fleet or to third-party software applications for example PaperCut, Drivve Image,RingdaleFollowMe or YSOFT SafeQ. A software development kit is also available for softwaredevelopersallowing a rapid development of tailor-madesolutions.

OKI also provides document management software Sendys Explorer LITE, whichenables businesses and organisations to capture, convert to searchable formats, distribute,uploadto cloud solutions and print documents across a whole range of departments and industriesforexample in healthcare, retail and in office printing. Sendys Explorer allows for quick andeasyscanning and indexing of different types of documents, at the point of creation, for example inaclinical setting or distributing promotional collateral to retail branches helping companiesworkmore efficiently and to cut costs. In addition, its optional Output Manager connectorallowsadministrators to manage all users’ print, copy and scan jobs, as well as protectingdocumentconfidentiality.

“These innovative and affordable printers have been especially designed to help retailers meet all the fast-evolving challenges they face. A retailer can for example design promotional materials at the headquarters and share materials with local branches through Sendys Explorer. The store manager only has to walk up to the MFP in store, authenticate and print promotional materials on demand,” said Militzer.

TheC542dn and MC573dn provide 1200 x 1200 dpiprintquality and highly flexible media handling to enable all forms of business printing to be carriedouton-demand and in-house. Wireless Direct offers concurrent connection of wired andwirelessnetworking, Gigabit Ethernet ensures easy transfer of large files. Additionally both devicesarecompatible with Airprint by Apple inc and Google Cloud Print 2.0 ready enabling mobileprintingfrom remotelocations.

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