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EveryonePrint launches cloud-based print platform

EveryonePrint has launched Hybrid Cloud Platform (HCP), its new innovative cloud-based print platform to channel partners.

This scalable Hybrid Cloud Platform enables end-users to seamlessly migrate an existing on-premise print environment to a cloud-based service, enabling the entire printing infrastructure to be deployed and controlled from a single web-based interface. The platform can be delivered as a hosted Software as a Service offering or installed as an on-premise private cloud. Full data encryption and built-in auditing functionality helps customers proactively protect information, track documents, manage risk and achieve compliance. Role-based permissions can be achieved through integration with cloud-based authentication providers.

HCP is a fully scalable subscription based solution meaning customers from SMEs to global enterprises simply pay for the licenses they need. By utilising cloud technology, organisations can reduce the cost and complexity associated with a traditional print environment. By eliminating print servers, windows server licenses and the requirement to run clients on workstations, customers will benefit from significantly lower printing costs.

Ease of use is in-built. The platform offers users a true single print driver making it possible for everyone to print to any device, including complex print job attributes across a multi-vendor fleet. For added convenience, embedded clients are available for all major manufacturers enabling the secure release of print jobs from any MFP panel. This enables a seamless interface between customers’ printing devices and their cloud-based print platform.

Personalising ID Cards

iHID Global has announced a new ID card re-transfer printer with breakthrough speed. The HID FARGO HDP6600 High Defnition Printer/Encoder halves the time it takes to print the frst ID card, while doubling overall throughput compared to many alternatives. This new printer is designed to save customers time, money and energy.

The HID FARGO HDP6600 printer is the company’s sixth-generation re-transfer printer. HID Global has completely re-engineered the re-transfer printing concept and redesigned the printer from the ground up to accelerate high volume, high quality printing, lower the printing cost per card and deliver best-in-class energy efficiency. As a result, the new printer is easier to service, less expensive to operate and more flexible across a wider range of applications.

OKI introduces media profiles platform

OKI Europe (UK & Ireland) has launched a dedicated database for ColorPainter users with over 14,000 media profiles, giving registered users fast, free access to accurate media and colour management settings and unlocking new revenue opportunities for graphic arts businesses and creative organisations.

Toshiba TEC unveils eight new high-end A3 models

Toshiba TEC has further boosted its offer with the launch of a new high-end mono and colour A3 system range. The e-STUDIO8518A series comprises four mono models and the e-STUDIO7516AC series features four colour models.

The new devices feature a 10.1” (26 cm) responsive touchscreen with anti-glare allowing ease of use in a wide range of environments, feature a self-encrypting Toshiba Secure HDD and can fully integrate with a wide range of cloud applications including Dropbox, Microsoft OneDrive and Google Drive.

The latest Toshiba e-BRIDGE Next controller combined with the print engine offers a print resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 dpi. The Dual Scan Document Feeder (DSDF) comes as standard with this high-end range. Documents can be directly printed from the front panel via the embedded apps for documents that are stored in cloud locations, such as OneDrive for business or SharePoint. Combined with the optional embedded Optical Character Recognition, searchable documents can be scanned to these popular office cloud locations too.

PC-free cloud printing

Star Micronics’ mC-Print series now offers Star CloudPRNT technology for remote PC-free printing of receipts and tickets directly from a web server to Star mC-Print2 or mC-Print3 printers located anywhere in the world.

Ideal for applications across retail and hospitality including Click & Collect in-store orders, event ticketing and online food ordering, etc. mC-Print offers a low cost, compact and versatile cloud printing solution.

The entire mC-Print series is cloudready including the entry-level mCPrint20 with LAN and USB interfaces. Star’s mC-Print21 LB (LAN and Bluetooth) and mC-Print3 L and LB models feature 2 USB host ports for local or cloud-based peripheral control of Star’s SCD222 customer display and/or Star’s 1D scanner or the Symbol/Zebra DS9208 2D scanner.

Durable and cost-effective

New from BIXOLON Europe GmbH is the SRP-E300 durable, cost-efficient 3-inch (80mm) Direct Thermal POS printer. Sporting a compact, ergonomic design, the SRP-E300 can be used as a standalone printer or wall-mounted for extra space saving opportunities. It can print at speeds up to 220mm/sec and offers a print resolution of 180dpi (SRP-E300) or 203dpi (SRP-E302) to produce high quality graphics, text and barcodes.

The SRP-E300 boasts a range of cost effective features including an economical USB only version or BIXOLON’s All in one Plus Interface including USB V2.0 FS + Ethernet + Serial. Alongside a paper saving mode which can reduce the length of a receipt up to 25% while operating with energy star certification. The printer also comes with a two-year warranty as standard.

HP accelerates 3D printing

HP has announced new and expanded installations of its HP Jet Fusion 3D printing solutions to meet the growing worldwide demand for production-grade 3D manufactured parts. The company HP also unveiled a design-to-print workflow with Autodesk to enable generative design capabilities across the entire HP Multi Jet Fusion portfolio, as well as new online resources to accelerate the journey to mass production for customers and resellers.

“HP is accelerating the shift to 3D mass production, enabling an exciting array of applications helping customers improve their businesses as we enter the 4th Industrial Revolution. Many industries such as automotive, which is going through its biggest transformation in more than 100 years, are looking to new technologies and strategic partners like HP to help them better compete in this time of change,” said Christoph Schell, President of 3D Printing and Digital Manufacturing, HP Inc. “We are working with innovators across the globe to change the way they design and manufacture with HP Multi Jet Fusion and our new Metal Jet platform, unlocking new applications, more manufacturing flexibility, and greater
innovation, efficiency and sustainability across their product development lifecycle.”

Smallest and lightest mobile scanner range

Epson’s latest mobile A4 scanners, the DS-70 and DS-80W have been designed for businesses looking for a mobile solution for staff to take on the road or use around the offce.

The flagship DS-80W has built-in Wi-Fi and battery with an LCD Panel, providing true mobility to scan anywhere at speeds of just four seconds per page. When fully charged, scan up to 300 pages without the need for a power source.

These business models are suitable for mobile staff, such as field sales, so they can record documents such as expenses and contracts, and route documents efficiently into business applications or scanning software. Software provided with the DS models includes Document Capture Pro 2 and Epson Scan 2.0, and TWAIN driver support, making it easier to scan, save and share information around the business. Advanced features for naming, separating and routing documents makes scanning easy and logical. Users can save and send files in common formats like PDF, jpeg, tiff and many more.

Product Manager Kevin Dobson, said: “With the choice of both wired and wireless scanning solutions – these new scanners are ideal for those who need a fast scanning solution on the go. We’ve designed the new range to be lightweight without compromising on the versatility a business needs. Customers often need to be able to scan documents of varying thickness so these additions to our range have the ability to scan paper as thin as 35gsm or as thick as 270gsm – media that might normally need a traditional glass flatbed solution.”

Xerox ConnectKey Apps speed digital transformation

Organisations can now better connect staff to popular business platforms such as Salesforce, QuickBooks Online and Concur, supporting customer relationship management, accounting and invoicing, plus streamline additional processes with new apps for Xerox ConnectKey devices.

Plus an enhanced Xerox App Gallery makes browsing, installing and purchasing easier. Alongside an improved design for a better user experience, the e-commerce-enabled Xerox App Gallery provides a global marketplace for channel partners to promote and sell apps. Also, channel partners can share in the revenue when their customers purchase an app.

“The future of work is now with our workplace assistant serving as the orchestrator of digital transformation,” said Tracey Koziol, Senior Vice President, Global Offerings, Xerox. “The evolution of the ConnectKey platform delivers on our promise to advance digitisation, boost productivity for our customers and open up revenue sources for channel partners.”

Building connections

Zoom Video Communications, Inc. has announced its integration with LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator Application Platform (SNAP), which allows Zoom meeting participants to instantly see each other’s LinkedIn Sales Navigator profiles within the Zoom user interface without data transfer.

This integration makes it easy to establish and grow prospect and customer relationships with essential information available at one’s fingertips without having to leave the Zoom meeting.

The Zoom integration with LinkedIn Sales Navigator is now available on the Zoom App Marketplace. Use of the integration requires both a Zoom account and a LinkedIn Sales Navigator Team or Enterprise license.

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