Products: the latest for the week commencing 26 March, 2008

Products: the latest for the week commencing 26 March, 2008

Oki C9650

The C9650 is part of Oki's C9000 Series aimed at businesses wanting to produce professional A3 colour and black and white documents in-house and reduce their dependence on outsourcing. The C9650 has media support up to 300gsm, can produce 1.2m long banner prints and has a flexible finishing option providing businesses with the opportunity to carry out large volume print run, Oki said. The printer offers print speeds of up to 4ppm, integrated A3 and A4 duplex printing and Graphic Pro colour management, allowing users to download colour profiles to the printer's hard disk for specific colour matching. To protect confidential data and prevent unauthorized access, the C9650 offers a range of built-in security utilities such as secure erase, data encryption and password protection. The C9650 also includes print control functionality for easy administration and monitoring user access to colour printing over the network.< br/> DISTRIBUTED BY Ingram Micro, Alloys International and XiT. < br/> RRP: from $6598< br/>

Ricoh Aficio MP 5000

Designed for workgroups of all sizes, Ricoh claims its Aficio MP 5000 allows users to maximise production with output speeds of up to 50 pages per minute, conserve IT resources with advanced monitoring capabilities, and save time and money with optional Super G3 and IP faxing. Other key features include a Web SmartDevice Monitor that allows centralised configuration, monitoring and management of multiple connected Ricoh devices, auto email notification when the machine is not operating at optimum performance levels, and Embedded Software Architecture (Java J2ME-compatible software) for developing applications to enhance workflow. The MP 5000 has a colour 8.5-inch video graphics array (VGA) control panel that offers animated guidance and makes it easier to use. Documents are printed at 600dpi resolution, with 256 grey-scale levels and three different finishing options: booklets, stapling and hole punching. < br/> DISTRIBUTED BY Ricoh. < br/> RRP: $10,638< br/>

Epson Stylus CX9300F

This high-end, all-in-one printer, scanner, copier and fax is aimed at businesses that need reliable performance and high quality results. It has print speeds of up to 32 pages per minute (ppm) and copies at up to 30ppm, and is based around Epson's Intellidge four individual ink cartridge system, meaning users only replace the ink cartridge used. The CX9300F uses Epson's DuraBrite Ultra resin coated pigment ink which delivers sharp black text, glossy photos, water and smudge resistance and up to 120 years light fastness, the vendor claims. The machine's built-in colour fax and automatic document feeder, with 33.6Kbps modem, makes the unit friendly for office environments. The CX9300F comes with a USB cable, multiformat memory card reader and PictBridge that allows users to transfer and print high quality photos. < br/> DISTRIBUTED BY Ingram Micro, Synnex, Alloys International, BMS Technology, CompuWholesale, Johnson Technology Corporation, XiT and Leader Computers. < br/> RRP: $249< br/>

Lexmark X782e

This multifunction colour laser printer is designed to cope with busy work groups. Built with convenience in mind, it offers a range of multifunction and security features, and an easy-to-use e-Task touch screen. The X782e provides users with a platform to utilize Lexmark's enterprise workflow solutions. They include distributed capture, electronic document distribution, and on-demand forms. Whether embedded or server-based, these solutions help users print less, lower costs, reduce waste and streamline business processes, according to the vendor. The X782e printer comes with a number of security features that ensure the integrity of a user's data. Alongside advanced user access restriction tools, users benefit from disk wiping, encryption and secure data transmission (Secure Socket Layer) as well as confidential printing. The machine prints at 40 pages per minute in mono and 38ppm in colour. DISTRIBUTED BY Cellnet and Ingram Micro. RRP: $8049

HP CM4730 series

HP's CM4730 printer series consists of fast and compact colour MFPs with print management features such as Web Jetadmin and Universal Print Driver. Each unit in the CM4730 series features a localised control panel which means the hardware can be used anywhere. Contrast adjustment for optimal viewing is by touchscreen graphical display. There are three job-control buttons, a 13-key numeric keypad, three LED status indicator lights and a sleep mode button. The familiar Windows emulation icons and automatic navigation visually walk the user through troubleshooting, help screens, and installation wizards. The printer has a 100-sheet multipurpose tray; trays two, three and four are 500-sheet input trays. Automatic two-sided printing is standard. The CM4730 series has an average monthly page volume of 5000-9000 and monthly duty cycle of up to 175,000. < br/> DISTRIBUTED BY Ingram Micro. < br/> RRP: CM4730 - $8999; CM4730f - $9299< br/>

Fuji Xerox Phaser 8560

This multifunction colour machine offers full support for PC, Mac and Unix workstations. The Phaser 8560 uses solid ink technology and has a print speed of up to 30ppm in colour and mono. It has a duty cycle of 85,000 pages per month, and uses True Adobe PostScript 3 and automatic colour enhancement tools. The printer has 1GB memory as standard, Ethernet 10/100 Base-TX and USB 2.0 connectivity options, and a number of other features including custom-size pages, booklet printing, smart trays, remote printing capabilities and job accounting capabilities. Fuji Xerox's CentreWare IS embedded Web server allows administrators to manage and monitor print jobs directly from their computers. Standard built-in security tools include Secure Print, which holds hard copy output until a PIN is entered, and hard drive overwrite that "shreds" data after every job or on request. < br/> DISTRIBUTED BY Ingram Micro, Synnex, Alloys International, J Mills and BMS Technology. < br/> RRP: $5799

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