|SINGAPORE – November 17, 2016 – Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific yesterday announced its Smart Work Gateway concept — which supports diverse workstyles to enable business persons to perform their utmost capability — by collaborating with cloud service partners and offering various communication tools tailored to suit individual needs and preferences.With the Smart Work Gateway concept, Fuji Xerox aims to create an ecosystem where its multifunction devices are organically linked with its own, as well as its partners’ cloud services. This new ecosystem will provide a secure yet open communications environment tailored to individual customers to support their workstyle transformation, by enhancing business users’ productivity and work process efficiency.
As important components that constitute the Smart Work Gateway concept, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific also introduces 14 models of cloud-friendly, digital color multifunction devices under its ApeosPort-VI C / DocuCentre-VI C series.
Amidst significant advancement in ICT innovation, including cloud services and mobile technologies, Fuji Xerox believes that the key to balancing work and life is to boost the productivity of work processes by enabling an easy access to ever-increasing data, as well as the efficient use of relevant information anytime, anywhere, and in the required format. Based on the Smart Work Gateway concept, Fuji Xerox is pushing innovations that help businesses transform work processes and workstyles.
“The Smart Work Gateway was developed in response to the rapidly growing demands of our customers — demands that conventional multifunction devices alone are unable to meet,” said Masashi Honda, president and chief executive officer, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific. “Based on this concept, Fuji Xerox underscores its role in accelerating business efficiencies. We will continue to expand the ecosystem through collaborations with more partners, enhancing the role of a multifunction device into a communications portal.”
New Cloud-friendly, Digital Color Multifunction Devices
Cloud Service Hub: a new platform to connect with various cloud services
The new ApeosPort-VI C / DocuCentre-VI C series create a communication environment that improves productivity in the workplace by integrating the Cloud Service Hub — a new platform that links the multifunction devices with multiple de facto standard cloud services*1. Users can log into the cloud services with a single sign-on and can scan or save the documents to the cloud as well as to make prints of documents from the cloud. Documents can also be cross-searched across the cloud services linked to the Cloud Service Hub, thus contributing to business process improvement.
Industry’s first: consolidated installation of apps to multiple multifunction devices and easy device management – Fuji Xerox Direct Management Console
Fuji Xerox Direct Management Console is a free software that displays the contents of the Fuji Xerox Direct — a portal site that provides Fuji Xerox’s various Internet services — on client PCs. This software enables users to purchase, download and install apps for multifunction devices from the Internet in a centralized manner. Apps that expand the functions of multifunction devices or connect the devices to cloud services can be easily installed just by dragging and dropping, while also displaying the status of the apps’ license use at a glance. As the Fuji Xerox Direct Management Console is used from a PC, multiple multifunction devices can be simultaneously managed and configured, providing rapid adaption in the event of sudden changes in working processes; enabling a working environment to be flexibly created and offering a new user experience.
Evolved multifunction device: new toner, industry’s fastest high-speed scanning in its class, and easy-to-access help
The new Super EA Eco toner, which boasts the smallest particles in its class*2, enables smoother creation of half tones, while fusing at a temperature approximately 10 degrees Celsius lower than conventional toners, thus saving energy.
The high-end models*3 have improved scanning productivity, achieving 270 pages of duplex scanning per minute, the industry’s fastest in its class*2. Bulk scanning of large volume documents can be efficiently done as the new multifunction devices scan the front and back of double sided documents in a single scan.
Moreover, help information has been prepared in the cloud server, so the very latest information is always displayable on the control panel of the multifunction devices or on mobile terminals.