Cloud computing. Mobile computing. Green IT. These are some of the latest technology trends that document company Fuji Xerox considered when it designed its latest multifunction devices.
Fuji Xerox recently introduced to the market the eco-friendly ApeosPort-IV and DocuCentre-IV series of multifunction devices that are aimed at customers using cloud and mobile computing. All 15 new products in the series are being rolled out at a time, starting from December last year.
The new products include 11 models of full-color digital multifunction devices for office use - the ApeosPort-IV C and DocuCentre-IV C series -- and four models of monochrome digital multifunction devices - the ApeosPort-IV and DocuCentre-IV series.
Fuji Xerox said the devices use the company's proprietary Smart Energy Management Technology which saves on energy consumption by distributing power to areas of the device that are actually used.
The devices also come with the improved log management utility, ApeosWare Log Management 1.2, which allows users to track their eco level which is displayed on the control panel. The utility, which is also available for existing multifunction devices and printers, can also automatically set the optimum transition time to the power saving mode.
On efficiency and ease of use, Fuji Xerox said some full-colour models are also the first to use the company's proprietary motion sensor technology -- Smart WelcomEyes - which automatically wakes up the machine from sleep mode as the user approaches the machine. With the IH fusing technology, Fuji Xerox said the devices have a shorter startup time of only three seconds.
Using the Google Cloud Print function, the multifunction devices can also function as a network centre for users with mobile devices that run on Android and iOS. Without having to install any printer driver, mobile users can use the Print Utility for iOS and Android devices to print Web pages, PDFs and DocuWorks format documents, and photos.
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