EcoTank for business
Epson is bringing its EcoTank brand to business customers, with the launch of 10 professional devices. Like the 30 million EcoTank consumer models Epson has sold globally, these new devices have extra-large, refillable ink tanks that generate less waste than conventional printers and cut ink costs by an average of 90%. Each refill bottle has a yield of 6,000 pages, the equivalent of 94 cartridges. So far, Epson has launched three out of 10 new models.
The benefits of MPS
Small businesses across the UK are at risk of data breaches, high maintenance costs and lost productivity resulting from poorly managed print provision, warns Office Depot in a new whitepaper. Navigating your way through the office print maze highlights the benefits of replacing ad hoc consumables purchases with a managed print service (MPS) that also provides access control and secure print release to protect sensitive information.
HP firmware update
HP has announced new printer firmware for its enterprise-class printers/MFPs. HP FutureSmart 4 Firmware features a more intuitive user interface and a number of new capabilities, including Serverless Job Accounting, which enables printers to record analytics without the need for a central server, and the ability to mirror select print settings to new printers via USB for quicker setup. HP has also strengthened its printer security offering through integration with both McAfee Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) and Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) – an industry first for print devices.
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