Raise the productivity bar with the multi-tasking WorkCentre 3550

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Raise the productivity bar with the multi-tasking WorkCentre 3550

Fuji Xerox Printers has announced the launch of the WorkCentre 3550, a high resolution A4 monochrome multifunction printer designed to enhance productivity in large enterprises and busy small to medium sized businesses.

The affordable WorkCentre 3550 combines print, copy, colour scan and fax capabilities into one compact device that is packed with efficiency-driving features. Engineered for continually reliable performance and high quality results, the device can handle a steady stream of jobs with ease.

“Monochrome represents more than 75 percent of the multifunction printer market, with demand for these devices increasing. Businesses are not only looking for fast speeds, but require a printing solution that saves time, money and provides certainty around costs,” said David Borg, General Manager, Fuji Xerox Printers Australia and New Zealand.

“With this launch Fuji Xerox has taken office productivity to the next level, streamlining workflow and enabling multi-tasking for hassle-free operation, while not asking businesses to compromise on print quality.”

Leading the way in productivity
Fully-featured multifunction printers are becoming an increasingly popular choice for businesses looking to consolidate single-function devices and seeking solutions that improve office productivity. Delivering on this promise, the WorkCentre 3550 offers multi-tasking capabilities allowing users to concurrently print, copy, colour scan and fax.

With a hard-working monthly duty cycle of 75,000 pages, the WorkCentre 3550 keeps pace with even the busiest workgroups. It can deliver up to 33 pages per minute, with a first page print time of just 8.5 seconds. To minimise downtime caused by paper refills, the printer offers advanced paper handling with a continuous paper feed of up to 1,050 sheets (with an additional paper tray).

To increase document management efficiency, the WorkCentre 3550 is able to convert hard copy documents into PDF files that can be routed to the office server, email contacts or a USB memory device. It is also offers a ‘fax forward to email or server’ capability to further enhance workflow.

Balancing quality and cost efficiencies
Managing running costs while producing a high standard of business documents can be a challenge for smaller businesses. These organisations have the same document quality requirements as their larger counterparts, but are typically restricted by tighter budgets. Representing value for money, the WorkCentre 3550 offers a print and copy resolution of up to 1200 x 1200 for sharp and accurate results, and offers many of the same features as more expensive devices.

Organisations can lower their energy consumption and reduce their carbon footprint thanks to the printer’s advanced power saving modes. The WorkCentre 3550 uses just 60W of power in standby mode and 20W in sleep mode and is Energy Star® compliant, meeting global standards for reduced energy consumption.

As paper is an ongoing business expense, the WorkCentre 3550 also includes a number of innovative features that reduce paper use by incorporating hard copy documents into digital workflows. The device also comes standard with automatic duplexing and N-up technology which enables users to place multiple documents on a single printed page. Toner is also conserved with an innovative toner-saving mode, maximising the life of consumables and reducing running costs.

Ease of use
The WorkCentre 3550’s user-friendly control panel features a simple menu layout and four-line display, so that users can quickly identify the status of the device and manage their documents efficiently.

Consumables can be easily changed by users themselves, avoiding downtime caused by waiting for IT support. Plus, an email notification service alerts users about toner and paper shortages so that these can be tackled before they also cause delays.

Robust security technology to protect sensitive data
The WorkCentre 3550 is engineered with several security features to protect sensitive data, such as confidential human resources files or financial information.

For example, the WorkCentre 3550 features IP address restriction technology to ensure that only documents printed from specific IP addresses can be produced, using pre-registered email addresses that have been saved into the WorkCentre 3550’s memory. The Secure Print option also protects confidential documents by holding private jobs in a queue until the appropriate job owner enters a pin code at the control panel of the printer itself.

Pricing and availability
The Fuji Xerox WorkCentre 3550 is available from March through authorised channel partners and resellers at the recommended retail price of AU$1099 + GST.

Contact Fuji Xerox Printers Australia on 1800 793 769 or visit www.fujixeroxprinters.com.au