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New scanner series

New Panasonic KV-N1058X series
New Panasonic KV-N1058X series

Panasonic’s new KV-N1058X series of document scanners scans at 65 ppm/130 ipm – the highest scanning speed of all Panasonic models in its class. The KV-N1058X can scan passports, embossed cards and long paper formats, providing greater flexibility for businesses with multi-document scanning capability.

The series also includes network capabilities, it can connect to any network via web browser and scan to email, FTP, SMB server, SharePoint or cloud, with the ability to directly transfer up to 5MB of scanned data to an email server at any one time by default.

Additionally, the KV-N1058X works with the Panasonic Image Capture Mobile App that enables the sending of documents from the scanner straight to mobile devices.

Canon launch supports growth plans

Oce LabelStream 4000 series
Oce LabelStream 4000 series

The launch of the Océ LabelStream 4000 series, an industrial-scale UV inkjet press with optional flexo printing, embellishment and finishing units, underlines Canon’s ambitions in the label and packaging segment.

The latest addition to the production printing portfolio underlines the Canon and Océ strategy to invest in growing industrial printing segments. Combining the virtues of UV inkjet printing with conventional technologies, this new label press delivers value-add in terms of time, cost and value, enabling converters to select the best combination for any production requirement.

The Océ LabelStream offers maximum flexibility and gives users the freedom to complete orders at short lead times: easy set-up and make-ready accelerate system availability. Production costs stay low, delivering a speedy return on investment.

Smart solutions

xMake, for bringing instructions into the permanent line-of-sight
xMake, for bringing instructions into the permanent line-of-sight

Through its strategic partnership with Ubimax, a market leader for enterprise wearable computing solutions, Toshiba is bringing out the first workflow solutions developed for its AR100 Viewer smart glasses and dynaEdge DE-100 PC.

Reflecting one of the device’s main USPs, the three solutions are the first Ubimax has created for the Windows platform. They are: xMake, for bringing instructions into the permanent line-of-sight of workers on manufacturing or assembly lines; xInspect, for giving service and maintenance engineers hands-free access to vital information such as checklists, visualisations and circuit diagrams; and xAssist, for offering live access to a ‘remote expert’ as a standalone function or in conjunction with xMake and xInspect.

Lower running costs

Kyocera Document Solutions has added three new economical devices to its TASKalfa collection, in order to help organisations save money while lessening their effects on the environment.

The range includes one A4 colour TASKalfa 351ci multifunction printer and two A3 mono TASKalfa MFPs: the 3212i and 4012i. All three models have an increased speed and come with 1200 dpi colour quality as standard.

An optional data security kit encrypts data as it is written to the hard disk and permanently deletes all data after a job is completed. The devices’ card authentication kit also enables secure serverless printing so that users have to login in order to print documents, helping organisations to meet current regulation.

The new models offer mobile printing support including AirPrint, Google Cloud Print, Kyocera Mobile Print and Mopria and are certified for use with iOS and Android devices, meaning users can print and scan straight from mobile. All three machines can be easily integrated into existing workflows and tailored to meet the specific needs of an organisation by using the company’s open software platform HyPAS.

Label printers help resellers tap into e-retail growth

Quick print speeds of 110mm per second
Quick print speeds of 110mm per second

Brother UK has launched two new label printers – featuring quick print speeds at 110mm per second – to help resellers support retail businesses in improving efficiency and productivity, as e-commerce demand grows.

The series, consisting of the QL-1100 and the QL-1110NWB models is designed to help busy workers to cut time and improve organisation when producing shipping labels. The four-inch print size, achieved with the new DK11247 and DK22246 rolls, means shipping labels comply with the size requirements for Royal Mail, FedEx and various online retailers, so users don’t need to spend time correcting incompliant labels.

And a unique cropprint function that is compatible with Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA), helps sellers sending products to Amazon warehouses be more streamlined.

They can also help users be more productive by keeping labels in the correct order of print. The QL-1110NWB model also supports flexible workforces with additional connectivity options including Wi-Fi, Wired Network and Bluetooth functionalities, including MiFi so labels can be created using smartphones, tablets, PC or Mac. Both models feature USB and USB host connectivity.