From the Wires
Creating a Simpler, Secure Workflow: Xerox Technology Supports Cloud Services, Custom Apps, BYOD and More
Feb. 13, 2013 08:06 AM
TORONTO, Feb. 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Xerox (NYSE: XRX) today introduced ConnectKey™, a software system embedded in Xerox multifunction printers (MFPs) and a set of solutions that respond to an increasingly mobile
workforce and the need for more advanced IT security across connected
Sixteen ConnectKey MFPs - including the new WorkCentre® 5800 and 7800 Series - will use the industry's first embedded security
protection from McAfee, giving IT managers more control and peace of mind in "bring your own
device" (BYOD) workplaces. ConnectKey MFPs also have an extra layer of
security with Cisco's TrustSec, which protects data paths to and from the devices.
With ConnectKey's open Application Programming Interface (API), sales
channel partners, systems integrators and resellers can develop and
embed apps on the MFP with no additional software requirements.
"ConnectKey was designed for one purpose: to simplify how work gets done
in a secure, 'always on' world," said Douraid Zaghouani, president, Channel Partner Operations, Xerox. "Through the MFP as a
secure hub, ConnectKey's features include the ability to scan and
upload documents to cloud repositories, send business-critical
documents directly into workflow processes and print securely and
easily from any mobile device. It's Xerox innovation that takes hassles out of workdays and adds more productivity into
Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, a hotel management and development company based in Raleigh, N.C.,
recognizes the benefits of ConnectKey - such as scanning to SharePoint
and mobile printing - in its headquarters and plans to expand these
services to its 90 hotels in North America.
"From an innovation standpoint, ConnectKey is great. My only regret is
that we didn't have it sooner," said Brian Cornell, chief information
officer, Information Technology, Concord Hospitality.
Work simplified with MFP apps, cloud access, mobile printing
ConnectKey's solutions give IT professionals, channel partners and
large, medium and small workplaces fast and easy ways to get work done,
Standard apps or build-your-own: Xerox's App Studio will let users and channel partners customize apps
that make daily work processes faster. For example, a custom app for a
health insurance company could scan reimbursement claims directly into
the payment system from the MFP screen.
Cloud access: With a single touch - and no middleware - ConnectKey Share to Cloud
moves documents to repositories, such as SharePoint Online, Google Drive, DropBox, Evernote, PaperPort Anywhere and Salesforce.com. It also allows automatic conversion to searchable PDF, Word or Excel,
making documents easier to manage for the future.
Connect to SharePoint: Office workers can browse, convert and store documents in SharePoint and
network folders, or store directly to their SharePoint My Site or home
folder. With a focus on ease of installation and maintenance, it's
designed for small and midsized businesses.
Easy IT integration: ConnectKey MFPs can be managed as a central part of the network, much
like servers, for straightforward set-up and service. Troubleshooting
and training can be addressed remotely by IT administrators, or
self-help can be initiated with online support and videos on the front
Print from anywhere: Workers can print from any email-enabled mobile device without special
software with Xerox Mobile Print, or use apps with additional convenience features developed for iOS,
Android, Windows and Blackberry. Users have the added flexibility of
choosing to implement mobile print as either a cloud-based or on-site
The Xerox WorkCentre 5800 Series and the WorkCentre 7800 Series are
available immediately; the WorkCentre 7220/7225, the Xerox ColorQube® 9300 Series and the Xerox ColorQube 8700/8900 Series with the ConnectKey Controllers will be available starting April 1st.
The ConnectKey for SharePoint is available immediately. Xerox Apps Studio will be available early in the third quarter. For
more information on availability call 1-800-ASK-Xerox or visit www.xerox.com/connectkey.
With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is the world's leading enterprise for business process and document management. Its technology, expertise and services enable workplaces - from small businesses to large global enterprises -
to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more effectively and
focus more on what matters most: their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox offers business process outsourcing and IT outsourcing services, including data processing, healthcare solutions, HR benefits management, finance support, transportation solutions, and customer relationship management services for commercial and government organizations worldwide. The company also
provides extensive leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size. The 140,000 people of Xerox serve clients in more than 160
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About Xerox Canada Ltd.
Headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, with regional offices nationwide, Xerox Canada provides extensive, leading-edge document technology, services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and office printing environments of any size, in industries such as financial services, retail,
telecommunications, healthcare, education and transportation. Xerox
Canada offers and delivers an exclusive portfolio of leading managed
print services (MPS), communication and marketing services (CMS) and
specialized business process outsourcing (BPO) - such as managing paper-based work processes - and
information technology services. LaserNetworks, a leading managed print services provider, is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of Xerox Canada Ltd. For more information visit www.xerox.ca.
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