Oki expands A3 printer range with new smart MFPs

Company expands its portfolio of Smart MFPs with new MC800 Series of versatile printers for businesses of all sizes

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Oki expands A3 printer range with new smart MFPs The MC853 and MC873 smart MFPs are well-suited for SMBs as well as departments within larger organisations.
By  David Ndichu Published  May 6, 2015

OKI Europe has launched a new range of A3 smart multifunction printers (MFPs) with user-friendly features and enhanced functionality. These MFPs provide additional levels of business productivity through sXP1 (smart Extendable Platform), OKI's embedded open platform offering enhanced workflow integration and document management across the business.

Backed by OKI Europe's 3 year extended warranty, the MC853 and MC873 smart MFPs offer the reliability of OKI's pioneering digital LED print technology with the added functionality and performance of more costly and complex copier-based devices, making them a cost-effective alternative. The devices are well-suited to small-to-medium-sized businesses, as well as departments within larger organisations.

"Easy-to-use with fast print speeds, the new MC800 Series is an all-in-one solution to a wide variety of business needs," says Tetsuya Kuri, vice president product marketing, EMEA, OKI Europe Ltd. "A sleek new design, user-friendly features and embedded sXP make these new devices ideal for taking control of document intensive processes within small to medium workgroups. In addition, they are perfect for supporting day-to-day colour and mono A3 and A4 print requirements for a broad range of businesses and industry sectors."

The new ergonomic design includes a customisable touch screen panel with a lift-up mechanism which moves with the device, making it easy for users to follow the menu screen. Businesses can programme their own popular print and copy jobs as individual function commands. The user-friendly smart MFPs also feature a comprehensive guided help function, two output bins and convenience stapling as standard. With print speeds of up to 35 pages per minute (ppm) and scan speeds of 50 impressions per minute (ipm), together with OKI's A3 LED scanner, the smart MFP delivers fast, efficient performance. All models are Google Cloud Print ready and AirPrint2 ready. Additionally document intensive office tasks are made more agile with ABBYY FineReader Sprint OCR (Optical Character Recognition) software, a downloadable PC/Mac desktop application that is available free of charge to OKI smart MFP customers. This powerful software enables users to quickly and easily convert paper documents, as well as PDF files and images, into editable and searchable text in 190 different languages.

A recent IDC white paper, sponsored by OKI Europe, highlights that 66% of European SMBs value the ability to automate business processes and access documents from a single location. The MC853 and MC873 address this specific requirement. These smart MFPs have sXP, OKI's open API, enabling them to connect with powerful software for seamless document workflow integration ensuring these MFPs are well-suited to a range of industries, including schools and financial institutes.

The MC853 and MC873 can be used to manage documents with SENDYS Explorer LITE, a server based software available to OKI smart MFP customers at no additional cost and offers users the ability to capture documents from various sources and convert, distribute or upload them to a chosen location, providing greater flexibility to edit, access, print, retrieve and share files.

The new MC800 Series is integrated circuit (IC) smart card reader ready for flexible user management, secure printing and managing print jobs. Fax is included as standard and OKI's three-year warranty is offered at no extra cost when the product is registered within 30 days of purchase.

"Today's organisations need intelligent, reliable devices that offer the flexibility to manage a range of different tasks" adds Kuri. "The new MC800 Series of smart MFPs enable SMBs to really take control of their document workflow and support a broad spectrum of business requirements."

1 sXP compatible with MC800 Series will be available later this year. MC853 and MC873 MFPs purchased prior to the availability of sXP can still take advantage of all the benefits sXP can offer through a very simple end user firmware upgrade.

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