Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific introduces Smart Work Gateway Concept
Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific announces its Smart Work Gateway concept, which aims to support diverse workstyles by collaborating with cloud service partners and offering various communication tools tailored to suit individual needs and preferences.
With the Smart Work Gateway concept, Fuji Xerox hopes to create an ecosystem where its multifunction devices are organically linked with its own, as well as its partners' cloud services. This new ecosystem is said to be able to provide a secure yet open communications environment tailored to individual customers to support their workstyle transformation. The concept enables work process efficiency and enhances productivity.
“The Smart Work Gateway was developed in response to the rapidly growing demands of our customers – demands that conventional multifunction devices alone are unable to meet,” said Masashi Honda, president and chief executive officer, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific. “Based on this concept, Fuji Xerox underscores its role in accelerating business efficiencies. We will continue to expand the ecosystem through collaborations with more partners, enhancing the role of a multifunction device into a communications portal.”
Along with the launch, Fuji Xerox introduces 14 digital colour multifunction devices under its ApeosPort-VI C / DocuCentre-VI C series. The devices are cloud-friendly and will incorporate the Smart Work Gateway concept, namely the Cloud Service Hub platform.
The Cloud Service Hub links multifunction devices with cloud services. Users can log into the cloud services with a single sign-on and can scan or save the documents to the cloud as well as to make prints of documents from the cloud. Documents can be cross-searched across the cloud services linked to the Cloud Service Hub, thus contributing to business process improvement. Cloud service partners supported by the concept currently includes Dropbox, Google Drive and Evernote.
The series will now use the new Super EA Eco toner, which boast the smallest particles in its class. The toner is supposedly able to create smoother half toners, while fusing at a temperature approximately 10 degrees Celsius lower than conventional toners, thus saving energy.
The service will be available on a subscription basis.
Although the service currently targets office space, Fuji Xerox said that the concept will extend to the production printing space: “The service will eventually find itself in the professional production printing space as well. The roadmap is unifying some of the applications into the light production, the high-end and mass print production types of environments,” said Leon O’Reilly, general manager, regional solution centre, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific.
Smart Work Gateway launch event, from left: Bert Wong, Masashi Honda, Leon O'Reilly.