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Xerox® ConnectKey™ Remote Control Panel White Paper

Section 1 – General Overview

Xerox® ConnectKey™ technology provides an environment for operating and managing Xerox® multifunction printers (MFPs). A Web-enabled Remote Control Panel feature is available on all Xerox® ConnectKey Controller-based products and may be accessed as a client from any IP connected workstation.

Xerox to Invest $35 Million to Expand Western N.Y. Toner Plant

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Following the approval of New York State and Monroe County incentives, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has chosen Webster for its planned expansion of global toner production capacity. The project means an additional $35 million investment in the emulsion aggregation (EA) toner plant in Webster, N.Y.

“As a global manufacturer of toner, we considered options around the world, but tax abatement incentives from the County of Monroe Industrial Development Agency and a grant from Empire State Development contributed to making Webster the most cost effective location to build additional manufacturing capacity,” said Richard Schmachtenberg, senior vice president, Consumables Development and Manufacturing for Xerox.

Tips to Help Save Paper in your Office

Since paper can actually be a pretty large chunk of what shows up on your expense report at the end of every month, it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the amount that is printed in your office in a given time frame. Although often overlooked, saving paper can have a huge positive effect on how much you save in your office. Enjoying the natural byproduct of creating a greener environment is also a plus.

Employees will often set their priorities for saving paper on the back burner. Since they don’t see the monthly expense reports, they don’t realize how much they are affecting the company. That’s why it’s up to you as either the owner or the manager to promote tips that will help employees become more conscious about the amount of paper they’re using in a given month.

Freedman & Co. CPA, P.C. Achieves Completely Paperless Service to Financial Clientele with DocuShare


Freedman & Co. CPA, P.C., a boutique certified public accountant firm in New York City, serves an impressive roster of customers who are part of the financial world themselves. "Our clients are regularly mentioned in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times and Financial Times,” says Paul Freedman, owner of Freedman & Co., CPA, P.C.

These high net-worth, high profile individuals typically have very complex financial lives and extremely high expectations. Thanks in large part to Xerox® DocuShare®, Freedman & Co. is able not only to exceed those expectations but also to provide a wealth of information, instantly and securely, that keeps clients and peers happy and satisfied.

The Challenge

Freedman & Co. is a regional firm, with several regular DocuShare users, but its workflow is colossal. 

Imagine a huge volume of original, highly-sensitive document flowing into the company’s files every month. The problem was not storage; thankfully the company’s office building provided ample space. Rather, the challenge was organizing and retrieving paper documents in a timely manner without a small army of file clerks. The company’s files were becoming unmanageable; the risk of lost documents unavoidable.

From Printers to Preemies, the Science of Imaging Touches Our Lives

by Suzette Norris

Three years ago, Xerox Research Fellow Lalit K. (“LK”) Mestha was working on a piece of technology called a spectral sensor. It used reflected light to measure color precisely on a moving sheet of paper. Instead of touching the paper, the sensor collected information by shining light as the sheet moved, and sophisticated algorithms allowed the digital press to correct the images so it could produce consistent and accurate color quality.

As he worked, LK wondered if this approach to measurement might have other uses. Could it detect things like a person’s heart rhythm, heart rate or respiration for example? Could it one day be used to detect cancer?

IDC MarketScape Names Xerox a Leader in Managed Print Services

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has been named a leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Managed Print and Document Services (MPDS) 2013 Hardcopy Vendor Analysis1 for the fourth consecutive year.

According to the report, which analyzes MPDS vendors and delivers an overview of competitive fitness, Xerox’s offering was among the most comprehensive of all nine vendors evaluated. The company was noted not only for its breadth of services, but also for its ability to engineer innovative solutions and to drive savings across large enterprises and small- and medium-sized businesses.

Real Talk With An International Hotel Chain

The Challenge

Lindner Hotels AG owns 34 city and resort hotels throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Like many established hotel chains, they are aware that travelers have a wide range of choices. To set themselves apart, Lindner Hotels was looking to add new, innovative communications solutions—specifically for business travelers.

One area that they knew could be improved was making it more convenient for guests to print documents. As things stood, printing documents could only be done by connecting a USB memory device directly to a printer or a networked laptop/desktop. Without one, guests weren’t able to easily print, which led to problems and customer dissatisfaction.

The Solution

While replacing their old multifunction printers with Xerox® MFPs, Lindner Hotels decided to implement the Xerox® Mobile Print Solution. This innovative technology made it easy for guests to print documents from mobile devices, without having to physically connect to a printer.

This solution works on any of the hotels’ Xerox® WorkCentre® 7775,  Xerox® WorkCentre 7545 or Xerox® ColorQube® Multifunction Printers. What’s more, since many Lindner Hotels employees work in different locations, this made printing more flexible for their workforce. To date, the Xerox® Mobile Print Solution is available at the Lindner Hotels headquarters in Düsseldorf and in their Nuremberg hotel. The other 27 hotels are scheduled to receive the installation over the next few months.

Enabling Apple® AirPrint™ with Your Xerox® ConnectKey™ Device


Apple AirPrint™ is a printing technology introduced with iOS® version 4.2 in November of 2010. It enables Apple iOS devices including the iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® Touch, and even Mac® OS X® to print without installing additional drivers or software. AirPrint uses well-established, familiar technologies already in use today including Bonjour, IPP, PDF and JPEG. 

Xerox is now certified and implementing AirPrint in the latest Xerox® ConnectKey™ WorkCentre® and ColorQube® devices. However, when these devices first launched, they were not AirPrint enabled. This document will instruct you on the basics of how AirPrint works and how to enable it onyour ConnectKey device. 

AirPrint is a relatively new technology designed to offer users the speed and convenience of direct print capability from their iOS-based wireless devices without cloud services or proxy devices in the print path. AirPrint will likely continue to evolve over the next few years as new features and functionality are added. Still, the basic operation of AirPrint will remain constant and will require knowing a few steps to ensure that it works easily across a variety of wireless devices as it was designed to do. AirPrint works best in flat Wi-Fi  networks, which are typically found in home and small offices. 

To ensure that your infrastructure is ready for AirPrint, let’s first take a look at the basic operation of the system.

4 Benefits of New Office Equipment

If you are currently working in an office environment with outdated equipment, then you know exactly how hard it is to stay productive and get simple tasks completed. The purchase of new equipment for the office makes a vast difference in the amount of work an employee is able to complete in a given day. It really makes good business sense to purchase new equipment when other printers and devices become too old and become more of a burden than help.

Some business owners will be hesitant to make a new investment when it comes to office equipment. What some of these business owners don’t realize, however, is that although the initial purchase may be high, the long-term benefits of new equipment often outweigh the initial price.

Full-Service Print Company First in Canada to Acquire Innovative Waterless Inkjet Technology: the Xerox CiPress 500

TORONTO — R.E. Gilmore Corporation – a full service, digital print company – was interested in the Xerox CiPress® 500 Production Inkjet System before it even came to market. The company figured the world’s only high-speed waterless inkjet, with its powerful twin engine configuration, could take the company’s transpromo business, which already produces millions of promotion pieces annually, to an even greater scale of production and quality.

Gilmore, the first customer in Canada to purchase the CiPress 500, recognized that the press’ fast production time, outstanding color quality and built-in automated closed-loop self-correcting controls would improve uptime, productivity and consistency. The device will be installed at Gilmore Doculink in Ottawa, Canada, one of the company’s five operating divisions, and will be used among its sister companies.


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