Xerox ConnectKey: how to turn the printer into the smartphone
It is no secret that an office MFP greatly evolved over the past few years and are no longer "just a print, scan and copy," and turned into a full-fledged assistant for working with documents. Connecting the smartphone to the MFP has no surprise, as the presence of the touch screen in this device, however, many highly specialized professional problems (e.g., load a document from a cloud storage) office MFP until recently, it was not available. The problem was solved by Xerox - technology leader in the market of home, office and industrial equipment, which released 29 new printers and MFPs to innovative Xerox ConnectKey software platform.
Interesting fact: The term "otkserit" we owe to the company Xerox. Later "Copier" began to refer to any device to copy, and then the MFP, which, by the way, is fundamentally wrong.
ConnectKey - not just a new interface for office equipment, is a real ecosystem of the Xerox, which was the same for almost all of the company's product line.
What is Xerox ConnectKey
The idea of a new platform - instant secure access to data based on cloud technology and a convenient single control system with a number of new features. Therefore, one of the components ConnectKey became very familiar smartphone interface that interacts with each morning to evening. Through this approach could make it possible to install a variety of different services and applications for file management, business process and beyond. Before that such devices were no custom software interface for advanced work with files and documents despite the touch screen display. Xerox ConnectKey integrates all devices and lines VersaLink AtaLink and offers a user interface with which to solve the usual office tasks can be displayed directly on the MFP, without a computer. Its software interface can be customized for each individual office, depending on the required task: such customization is possible, for example, display only the keys, as well as to install additional applications. One, for example, need to scan documents to their subsequent loading into the information the customer / EDS systems, and others - extracting data from the authentication documents.
Installing applications is carried out from the gallery Xerox App Gallery - is a kind of App Store (or Google Play, as you like) by Xerox. It can host applications as the company's partners and third-party developers and the applications themselves there and paid and free. For example, Xerox Easy Translator Service application allows you to get instant machine translation, and the service itself - even turn to the professional assistance of an interpreter for a particular document. Can translate and send the results of the work on e-mail and / or printing on the MFP with the formatting of the original document.
Let us examine three popular programs among businesses.
InfoKiosk. Application for exhibitions, seminars and other events, as well as to various news reports in the office. With it you can view the program of the event directly on the MFP screen or printer, and print documents (eg, program activities and other information materials) without using a computer.
ID OCR. This application after scanning allows you to extract data from the 19 types of identification documents (Russia and CIS), including passports, driving licenses and birth certificates. After data retrieval can be recognized can be carried out verification of the data and to correct incorrectly recognized characters, without departing from the MFP. Possible load the extracted data into the information system of the customer or send an e-mail.
Scan & Split. The application for the automation of the translation of documents into electronic form in batch mode with the division of the scanned package into separate sets belonging to different counterparties or sample documents. It can be used in the processing of these types of documents, such as receipts, accounting documents, contracts, shipping documents, and more. Program recognizes barcodes and text field, and creates a text file with a list of the extracted data.
In addition to these applications, to install features and other programs, including to work with cloud services: OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox and others.
What other advantages does Xerox ConnectKey
- Easy management. Through the use of management principles, such as smartphones, to work with this platform convenient. Touch interface allows you to add, move, and delete one-touch icons as on mobile devices.
- Security. Xerox is working with leaders in the field of data protection (McAfee and Cisco), so ConnectKey prevents unauthorized access attempts. It is also used to protect the encryption and automatic disk overwrite.
What are the printers and MFPs working at Xerox ConnectKey
Now it is 10 AltaLink MFP series are designed for large offices and printing a large volume of documents, as well as 19 other printers and MFPs VersaLink series, which are ideal for small to medium workgroups.
Opportunities Xerox ConnectKey really unique - the platform has made a real revolution among printers and MFPs. Already with the current functions can be called exclusive, but most importantly - it has a huge potential to facilitate the usual business processes in the future.