Economies of scale When workspace is at a premium and budgets are tight, small and midsized businesses can turn to Xerox Corporation’s new ultra compact printers and multifunction device for high quality, affordable, documents. Standing at just over 208 mm tall, nearly the size of a standard sheet of
paper, the Xerox Phaser 3010/3040 offers print speeds of 20 to 24 pages per minute (ppm). The WorkCentre 3045 multifunction printer (MFP) copies, scans, faxes, e-mails, and prints documents all in one and produces output at 24 ppm. The products are among the smallest devices in the market and are powered by Hi-Q LED print engines. The Hi-Q LED print engine makes the products quieter and more energy efficient than comparable products using laser technology. Adding extra productivity to the office, the WorkCentre 6015 color MFP is Xerox’s first Wi-Fi enabled device. The desktop MFP combines print, copy, scan, fax and digital workflow capabilities. With its compact size and wireless feature, it can be placed anywhere in the office, maximising space and convenience.
Getting smart The BlackBerry 7.1 OS incorporates a new feature called BlackBerry Tag that can change the way BlackBerry users share information and content. By simply tapping their NFC-enabled BlackBerry SmartPhone against another NFC-enabled BlackBerry SmartPhone, users can make sharing easier than ever. With BlackBerry 7.1, users can be productive from virtually anywhere. They can now turn their BlackBerry SmartPhone into a mobile hotspot that can be shared by up to 5 Wi-Fi-enabled devices, including laptops and tablets. The 7.1 update also supports carrier implemented Wi-Fi calling services (UMA/GAN where available), allowing users to make Wi-Fi calls from their BlackBerry SmartPhone that don’t eat into their airtime minutes.
On the go! Cisco announced the launch of Cisco Connect Express, a mobile app that brings Cisco Connect software features to mobile devices. Cisco Connect Express is compatible with Linksys E-Series routers and X-Series modem routers and helps consumers control the basic functionalities of their wireless network. With the app, consumers can use their phone or tablet now to add devices to the wireless network, manage guest access, and change their Wi-Fi settings. The Cisco Connect
Express mobile app has been designed for iOS or Android devices and can be downloaded at no cost from the iTunes App Store and Android Market. Cisco will continue to include the Cisco Connect desktop software for Windows and Mac computers with Linksys products. The desktop version of Cisco Connect helps consumers set up their home wireless network in a few easy steps and can also be
used to customise wireless settings to match their preferences. Additionally, consumers can now use Cisco Connect Express for quick access to these settings and controlling their wireless settings anywhere in the home from mobile devices.