Bodet has launched a paper-free time and attendance system for organisations with up to 100 employees. Workers can clock in and out at the Timebox using a proximity badge, keyfob or fingerprint. Timings are stored on a database, from where they can be downloaded to a portable USB drive or sent across the network to the central server. Attendance reports generated by Bodet’s software can be exported as Excel files.
Easy expenses management
Fujitsu and Expensify are working together to streamline expenses management for small office/home office users. The combination of Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners and Expensify receipts and expenses management software makes it easy to send receipts from a ScanSnap directly to Expensify via the ScanSnap Cloud service. The free ScanSnap Cloud enables users of ScanSnap iX100 and iX500 wireless scanners to send scanned data directly to their favourite cloud service independently of a computer or mobile device.
In the pink
International Paper is launching an HP Office ‘Pink Ream’ in association with the Komen European Network, partner of the world’s largest breast cancer organisation Susan G Komen. Throughout 2017, it will give the charity £0.10 for every ‘Pink Ream’ sold in Europe, with a guaranteed minimum contribution of €100,000. The HP Office ‘Pink Ream’ is available exclusively through Office Depot until mid-September when it will also be available from Office Outlet, Spicers, Staples and Rymans retail outlets. October is international breast cancer awareness month.
Point and capture
ABBYY has introduced Real-Time Recognition technology that enables ‘instant’ text extraction from documents and objects included in live video streams from smartphones and mobile devices. Applications based on the ABBYY Real-Time Recognition software development kit can pull text from on-screen objects and automatically convert it into data. The conversion takes place directly on the mobile device and within the mobile application.
Epson describes the WorkForce DS-780N as its most intelligent business scanner yet. With an interactive touchscreen and built-in networking, it features a 100-sheet automatic document feeder; USB 3.0 compatibility; fast colour scan speeds of 45ppm/90ipm at 300dpi; a ‘slow mode’ for delicate documents; and enhanced security features. These include PIN code, IC card and user directory (LDAP) access; centralised control; and a control panel lock to prevent tampering.
Smartphone photo printers
Free your memories with the KODAK Photo Printer Dock, which produces water- and fingerprint-proof prints from a docked phone or camera, or the KODAK Photo Printer Mini, which prints directly from a mobile phone or tablet via Wifi. The KODAK Printer Dock includes a paper tray for 4 x 6in, postcard-sized media, while the pocket-sized KODAK Printer Mini produces 2.1 x 2.4in credit card-sized photos and stickers.
Big screen productivity
Launched at the same time as Samsung’s 5.8in Galaxy S8 and 6.2in S8+ smartphones with bezel-less Infinity Display, the Samsung DeX Station docking unit enables a Galaxy S8 to be used with a larger HDMI-compatible monitor and full-size keyboard and mouse. Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC) technology charges the S8 while it is connected.
High quality colour
Develop has launched a compact, entry-level colour production system for in-plant print departments, busy offices and specialist users requiring high quality (1200 x 1200dpi) colour output. The ineo+ 2060L has a colour print speed of up to 61 A4 pages per minute, a high speed colour dual scan ADF (240ipm at 300 dpi), a large colour operator panel and the ability to scan to and print from USB flash drives. It supports a range of substrates up to 300gsm including SRA3+ and banners measuring 1200 x 330mm, and has a maximum paper capacity of 4,250 sheets. There is a choice of print controllers from Develop and EFI.
On demand colour badges
Organisations that have a need to create large, legible plastic badges on demand will welcome the launch of Zebra’s first large-format, direct-to-card printer capable of creating photo quality, edge-to-edge colour cards in a single pass. Suitable for on-the-spot printing and/or customisation of over-sized badges, tickets and passes for conferences, festivals, sporting events and concerts, the ZC10L prints onto durable PVC badges that use substantially less PVC than traditional badge designs.
Flexible document scanner
Fujitsu subsidiary PFU (EMEA) Limited has unveiled two new A3 document scanners, the fi-7700 and fi-7600. The fi-7700 offers both ADF (Automatic Document Feeder) and flatbed functionality, ideal for fragile or oversize documents. The fi-7600 comes with dual fold-out operating panels to support left-to-right and right-to-left scanning. With scan speeds of 100 ppm/200 ipm, both models are suitable for centralised scanning of up to 30,000 documents per day.
The black and the red
Brother’s new QL-800 series of desktop label printers can print in black and red. A first for labellers in this class, the ability to print two-colour labels is useful for colour-coding or highlighting important information. The three-strong range, which includes wireless and networked models, can also print signage up to one metre in length.
Brother has launched a customisable scanner user interface to meet the complex document management needs of customers in the healthcare, education and legal sectors. Available on versions of Brother ADS-2800W and ADS-3600W scanners, Custom UI enables the control panel to be modified to suit a customer’s specific workflows. The ability to add graphics and photos, for example, can make it easier to find specific folders or shared drives at the device itself.
Canon’s new imageFORMULA Flatbed Scanner Unit 102 enables users of Canon imageFORMULA scanners to capture images from the flatbed unit and scanner ADF in one operation. Use of the same driver enables them to combine several documents from both sources in a single file, including images from bound documents, books and fragile media (up to A4).
DCI Ltd, Europe’s leading remanufacturer of ink and toner cartridges, is producing a range of Kodak-branded ink and toner cartridges for use in HP, Epson, Canon, Samsung and Brother printers. The cartridges will be made at the company’s 32,000m² UK production facility and will cost 20-40% less than equivalent branded products.
Panasonic has launched a new range of hybrid A4 scanners designed to improve efficiency and lower cost of ownership for hotels, healthcare providers, travel companies and other organisations with multi-format scanning requirements. The KV-SL3066 and KV-SL3056 can scan via the flatbed or integrated automatic document feeder, enabling users to scan damaged documents, booklets, passports, ID cards, long documents (i.e. ECG documents) and envelopes, as well as mixed sizes of cut sheets. Users can scan documents on the ADF and flatbed and save images from both as a single file.