Well yes, but not for the old fashion sort of photocopier. The latest ITQ Multi-functional Printers can be utilised for various business applications beyond their basic scope by the addition of HyPAS ‘Apps’.
Empower your MFP with applications from KYOCERA’s HyPAS Solutions
KYOCERA’s HyPAS (Hybrid Platform for Advanced Solutions), a powerful and scalable solution platform, optimises the performance of ITQ’s MFPs through custom, integrated software applications that are designed to meet and exceed your individual document imaging needs.
HyPAS will transform your MFP into a resource designed to evolve as your business evolves – resulting in enhanced information sharing, resource optimisation and improved document workflows.
The HyPAS platform provides a wealth of benefits.
End users benefit from simplified and faster operations, resulting in improved productivity and efficiency.
Business Managers and CFOs profit from lower operating costs and maximum ROI, thanks to more fully optimised document imaging devices and improved MFP workflows.
The IT Department takes advantage of the seamless integration of KYOCERA MFPs with existing solutions, maintaining the integrity and security of the user’s documents and the document imaging device itself.
The HyPAS solutions include:
Teaching Assistant This streamlines the task of printing, marking and analysing multiple-choice tests and surveys using popular bubble-sheet forms. All you have to enter into the device is the amount of questions, possible answers and sheets you need. To mark the test, simply fill out the key sheet marked with the bar code label and scan it in along with the answer sheets. Great for education and marketing.
SmartScan How do you currently scan a document to your personal network folder or e-mail address? With SmartScan you just login at the device, insert the document and press the scan button – it is as simple as that.
QuickPrint It is a challenge for many organisations to provide frequently needed documents and forms in an efficient manner: they have to be consistently up-to-date, and quickly accessible by all relevant staff. Many organisations pre-print their forms and documents; however, the costs and environmental impact of throwing away unused or out-dated copies can be immense. QuickPrint provides a solution by offering immediate access to documents from the MFP panel for direct printing.
The Hybrid Approach: JAVA and Web Services
The Apps available are only the start, KYOCERA’s HyPAS is unique in that it offers both Java-based and Web Services-based Software Development Kits (SDKs), providing an open and flexible platform. It enables advanced integration of the MFP with solutions that are already implemented in the enterprise.
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After a visit to BETT 2013 ITQ and Kyocera (UK) have worked together to provide a new enhanced printing system for Ashgrove School.
The School aims to provide a caring atmosphere in which children with special needs are encouraged to develop effective communication, social and independence skills and achieve his or her potential.
Mr Davies, IT Manager explains: “We look after all the equipment for 250 pupils and 220 staff. We look after children of all ages – from one up to 18 year olds and they all need support. Each class has a class RFID card to release print and we know the IT has to work properly as some of the children can get upset if they can’t collect their printing when they expect to.”
“We went to BETT Show in January 2013 and spoke to people about print solutions because we knew that even if we upgraded our existing HP printers they wouldn’t be robust enough. We knew KYOCERA printers were solid and robust and it was easy for the teachers to replace the toner so we were interested in learning more.”
Mr Davies said: “We visited ITQ at BETT and the rest is history. We spoke to James Wilding, ITQ Sales Manager, a lovely guy who still deals with us. He spends time with us and takes the time to train our staff.
The school purchased the award-winning KYOCERA TASKalfa4550ci, TASKalfa3050ci, TASKalfa 2550ci and SC2626MFPs
Installed with SafeCom Go print management embedded on the printers ensures confidential, secure printing and adds secure pull print functionality to the MFPs. User authentication is simple users just swipe their RFID card to retrieve their printing. Using SafeCom Go with the KYOCERA devices also cut paper and supply costs by up to 20%.”
A paper free office is a desirable, yet elusive aspiration for many businesses. With a third of firms actually using more paper than ever before, could a paper light environment be a more viable alternative for your business.
The concept of the ‘paperless office’ emerged back in the mid-70s, but today – some four decades later – paper-intensive working practices and behaviours are still commonplace and office printing has been rising over the past 40 years.
Worldwide, people are printing a staggering 3 trillion pages every year.
And what of the printed output? The amount of data stored on paper is vast in most offices but is often unobtainable, filing staff leave, documents are misfiled or used and not replaced. This ‘big data’ contained in those documents has now to all intents and purposes disappeared.
But digitising everything is probably not the answer either. Download our white paper ‘Creating the Paper Light Office’ here to help plan your route to paper light