NORWALK, Conn. — Business apps are gaining traction in the workplace and are just behind games in terms of number of downloads. Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is charging forward and reinforcing its leadership in mobile printing with five new business apps helping employees create, share and process information without servers, middle-ware or IT support.
“Smartphones and tablets open up tremendous opportunities to leverage our office technology, enabling people to be productive whether they are on-site or working remotely,” said Jim Rise, senior vice president, Office and Solutions Business Group, Xerox. “We are already recognized as a leader in office software and solutions, and with these business apps we are delivering new ways to drive productivity and agility.”
Mobile print simplicity for Android users
Android users can download the Xerox Print Service Plug-in for a range of print options including paper and color selection, finishing features such as stapling and collating, and a PIN code for a secure release. Free on Google Play, the app identifies and configures the device to Xerox multifunction printers (MFPs), ConnectKey®-enabled MFPs and office printers.
For Android users in a mixed vendor print environment, the Mopria Alliance offers a universal plug-in that facilitates two-sided printing, paper size and page range. As a founding member of the Alliance, Xerox actively supports developing standards for simple wireless printing.
New apps = productivity boost
Adding to ConnectKey-enabled MFPs’ output efficiencies are new apps that enhance remote, secure printing and faster fax transmissions:
With the Xerox Mobile Link App, users can create personalized, one-touch workflows on their mobile device to remotely control a Xerox MFP and transmit documents to the cloud, fax, email or other destinations. Once created the workflows are saved as icons in the app allowing for easy, repeatable use.
Closing the accessibility gap
Of the 15 million visually impaired residents of the United States, nearly 38 percent1 are employed. Xerox’s Adaptable Accessibility Solution, with audible and talk-back features, helps the blind and visually impaired print, scan, email and fax on its MFPs. The touch screen tablet also features oversized, easy-to-see application icons and an adjustable mounting bracket for viewing at various heights accommodating those that use wheelchairs.
A complementary offering, the Xerox Mobile Access App, allows tablet users to view, manage and operate the Xerox MFP remotely with functions for copy, email, scan or secure print release. The app also includes talk-back capability and is planned to be available on Google Play and the Apple App Store.
The Xerox Print Service Plug-in for Android and the Xerox Mobile Link App are available worldwide; the Xerox Adaptable Accessibility Solution will be available late May in the U.S.
The Sagemcom XMediusCLOUD Fax App is available worldwide via Xerox channel partners.
The Xerox Mobile Access App will be available in the U.S. in late June; the Xerox Mobile Print Cloud 3.0 will be available worldwide in late May.