The Magnificent Seven

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The Magnificent Seven was a 1960 American western film directed by John Sturges. The film stared Yul Brynner, Steve McQueen, Charles Bronson, James Coburn, Robert Vaughn, Brad Dexter, and Horst Buchholz who play a group of seven American gunmen hired to protect a small agricultural village in Mexico from a group of marauding native bandits led by Calvera, portrayed by Eli Wallach.

The ITQ Magnificent Seven are a much more up to date and useful lineup of multifunctional print systems ready to take on and protect your business systems. The seven are a stunning line up of new colour and black-and-white systems. The new devices deliver maximum document workflow by employing proven technology, advanced design, user-friendly features, and seamless compatibility with Kyocera business applications.

Four of the seven new devices are high quality colour MFPs: the IT555c2 (50 pages per minute [ppm] colour/55 ppm black); IT455c2 (45 ppm colour/ 45 ppm black); IT355c2 (35 ppm colour/ 35 ppm black); and IT305c2 (30 ppm colour/ 30 ppm black). In addition, ITQ have introduced three black-and-white MFPs, each of which features high output speeds and the latest technology: the IT551 (55 ppm black); IT451 (45 ppm black); and IT351 (35 ppm black). Both the colour and black & white MFP series incorporates an updated, highly intuitive colour touch screen interface with a tablet-like design, including a ‘pinch and grab’ function.

“These new IT devices employ a common design and common technology” said Graham Varndell, MD “So they’re user-friendly, share common accessories, and deliver a cost-effective solution for customers to protect their bottom line. They give our customers everything they expect from ITQ: value, reliability, and, of course, superior print quality.”

The new range of  MFPs are engineered to optimize performance and maximize uptime. They boast vibrant colour and crisp black-and-white printing, colour scanning and copying, and optional Super G3 fax/network fax and dual fax for high-speed document delivery.

Other features include:

•Common technology, design, and accessories across the series of products;
•Up to 7,650 sheet paper capacity with optional paper-feed units on specific models;
•AirPrint enabled for simplified mobile printing;
•Optional OCR capability allowing users to turn scanned documents into searchable pdfs;
•Standard colour scanning to multiple destinations, including Scan-to-Email, Scan-to-FTP, WSD scanning, and LDAP support;
•12” x 48” banner printing on colour MFPs;
•A wide range of advanced finishing options, including hole punch, off-line staple, booklet, and trifold finishing;
•Standard USB host interface for convenient print-from and scan-to any USB drive in PDF, JPG, TIFF and XPS formats – all via the touch screen control panel;
•Standard Freescale QoriQ P1022 dual core controller (1,067MHz on colour MFPs; 800MHz on black-and-white MFPs);
•Optional embedded EFI Fiery® Controller for the IT 5551ci series of colour

Powerful Business Applications available include:

• Cloud Connect, which allows users to print from and scan to the cloud directly from the MFP’s control panel;
• Mobile Print, a convenient app that frees users to print files, web pages, and images from a smartphone or tablet;
•DMS Link, a customizable interface that simplifies document workflow through digital imaging, distribution, retrieval, and longtime archival;
•Pin Point Scan, a powerful app that enables users to scan from the MFP to their desktop with added speed, functions, and versatility;
•SharePoint Connector, which enhances collaboration between the MFPs and the user’s existing Microsoft SharePoint server.

The Magnificent Seven are available now, for more information telephone 01635 874848 or check out the web site.

BIG PAPER to BIG DATA

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Paper-based information is not often thought about in today’s BIG DATA picture, which tends to focus on the proliferation of unstructured data from sources such as blogs, social media and video that is growing at exponential rates compared to traditional enterprise data. Yet paper documents are an important part of corporate business operations, often containing valuable information that must be captured, stored, organised and analysed.

Digitising paper documents through document capture is an important first step in business process automation. Document capture solutions are designed to remove the bottleneck paper creates at the onset of many business processes today.

When captured at the point of origination, paper documents can be directly integrated into business-critical processes. The full capture process includes scanning, data extraction from scanned images, document classification and sharing of content across electronic content management (ECM) systems. Documents become more accessible and easier to find, distribute and track. This increases productivity and streamlines processes, while supporting record retention, document security, and privacy requirements. Consequently, paper documents become part of the wider BIG DATA picture, enabling organisations to extract value from information to support faster decision making, for instance through business intelligence or big data analytics.

However, the challenge of document capture and processing can be daunting for many businesses, requiring specialist skills and resources. Despite the clear benefits of integrating all types of information into business processes and eliminating paper from these processes, employee attitudes and existing departmental systems can make it difficult to know where to start. Working with your provider can assist with the introduction of systems and solutions to integrate BIG PAPER into your business process.

Deploying tools and technologies to minimise wasteful printing is a proven approach to reducing printing costs by optimisation of complex printer fleets. As businesses move to next generation systems they are working with their provider to digitise paper workflows. Many organisations having already invested in Multifunction Printers (MFPs) are working to enable them to leverage these devices as sophisticated document capture and processing hubs.

By accelerating the transition to digital workflows, paper based information becomes better integrated with enterprise data enabling organisations to extract business value from all data – both paper and digital.

ITQ is holding a seminar looking at the issues of BIG PAPER to BIG DATA, please register here