Xerox Launches 15 Offerings for Offices and Print Shops; Strengthens Digital Leadership
Press release from the issuing company
BOSTON - April 17, 2007 -- From the office to the print shop, Xerox Corporation 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. The company also demonstrated how its growing services business is delivering results for major companies like Universal, Owens Corning and Convergys Corporation.
"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 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 color 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 color in the office with several new DocuColor and WorkCentre color 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 growth."
Xerox also announced consulting services and software work with:
* Universal - Working with Universal Pictures in Hollywood, Xerox deployed its DocuShare enterprise content management software to help improve the way movie scripts and screenplays are submitted, routed, reviewed, and stored. Thousands of scripts have been managed using the secure DocuShare repository, making it easier for reviewers to collaborate and post comments online.
* Owens Corning - Xerox Global Services deployed a marketing portal that helped the company improve customer response rates from 2 percent to 19 percent, maintain global brand consistency, and increase dealer loyalty.
* Convergys Corporation, a provider of outsourced customer care, human resource, and billing services - Xerox is using its document management expertise to help improve service levels and productivity, while its office and production technology are being leveraged throughout the company.
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 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 DocuSP controller, which prints customized output at 110 ppm.
* New finishing options for the Xerox DocuTech 128 and 155 Highlight Color Systems and availability of the first custom-blended colors for use in critical applications such as corporate logos.
Xerox further strengthened its color line with the DocuColor 260 Digital Color Printer/Copier, operating at 75 ppm in black and white and 60 ppm in color. The system makes professional-grade image quality available at an affordable price. The company also introduced its new DocuColor 242 and 252 Digital Color 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 printing processes.
Xerox also spotlighted page volumes on its digital production color presses. The Xerox iGen3 Digital Production Press and DocuColor digital presses printed more than 13 billion 8.5"x 11" (A4) equivalent impressions in 2006 - about 50 percent of the total worldwide volume printed by all high-speed production color printers.
Office color, productivity and security
To accelerate color printing in the office, Xerox launched a series of new color multifunction products (MFPs) - along with the DocuColor 260, 242 and 252 - that offer new options for producing high-end, laser-quality color 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 color 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 color 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.
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