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Issue Date: July 2008

New mono MFP range

1 July 2008

Nashua has launched the Ricoh Aficio MP 2550/3350 and MP 4000/5000 business multifunctional product ranges. The new products cover the spectrum of document output and management activities, including printing, colour scanning, document storage, faxing, copying and device administration.
The products are designed with ease of use and the end-user's document workflow in mind and offer 25 and 33 prints per minute in black and white for the MP 2550 and MP 3350 respectively, and 40 and 50 prints per minutes in black and white for the MP 4000 and MP 5000 respectively. Furthermore, they offer ERP document workflow integration, cost-saving and workflow simplifying faxing solutions, numerous security and authentication features, web-based monitoring applications and plug-and-play network integration.
According to David Hallas, marketing manager at Nashua, the new range of business multifunctional products, "not only complements our current printer and work group output device range, but also give our clients the latest in customised workflow integration and network security".
The 3100-sheet paper supply on the MP 2550/3350 product range allows users to produce documents with multiple media types, weights and orientations. A variety of professional finishing options, such as automatic stackless duplexing and an optional 1000-sheet Booklet Finisher give users the ability to customise the final output to meet specific publishing needs. The colour operation panel gives the end-user an animated step-by-step guide to the device functionality and assists with troubleshooting problems such as the removal of paper jams.
Document sharing is simplified with the new ranges through the flexible distribution system. With standard colour scanning and scan previewing from the colour operation panel, the scan-to-e-mail or folder technology makes it simple to send all types of documents, instantly and securely, to any location. Users can create new documents from existing work by combining electronic and hard-copy files from files created in different applications on different computer platforms. E-mails sent to the device with attachments such as Microsoft Word or PDF documents can be printed without having to view and initiate the print from a computer. The built-in Document Server acts as an electronic repository for information, which is easily accessible for re-printing, re-faxing or editing.
There are several authentication methods, including Windows Active Directory, LDAP and Novell Netware support, to control access to system functions or restrict device usage. Data and password encryption limit access to sensitive information, and the optional Data Overwrite Security System protects information by automatically overwriting data on the hard drive after each copy, scan, fax or print job.
Full device functionality is also available on the most popular systems such as SAP, Sun, Oracle, JD Edwards, People Soft, Linux and other UNIX-based systems. Host printing systems such as IBM AS400 are also supported. Furthermore, the devices print in excess of 50 barcode symbologies, which generically include standard barcode, OCR barcode and intelligent barcode with check digit printing.
Most major document management systems are supported including, Lazerfiche, Alchemy, Documentum, Humming Bird, ScannerVision, DigiDocFlow and more. Document accounting and print tracking applications are also supported. The MP 2550/3350 and MP 4000/5000 support Equitrac, Pharos, Ring Dale, Print Audit, Pcounter and Nashua's own in-house developed NTrack.
Paperless faxing is possible with the use of the LAN fax driver, allowing the end user to send faxes from aworkstation. Communication costs can be managed far more efficiently through the use of fax-to-e-mail or faxing to an IP address of another fax device. Fax forwarding to a shared folder on the network or to an e-mail address cuts down on paper use and improves personnel productivity in the office environment.
The devices meet the ENERGY STAR guidelines by providing energy and supply-saving features including quick start up technology, power-saving sleep modes, duplex and combine copy modes, an internal toner recycling mechanism, low noise levels and minimal ozone emissions. They also comply with the 2006 European directive for the restriction of hazardous substances (RoHS).
For more information contact Andreas J. van der Horst, group product manager, Nashua, +27 (0)11 232 8000,

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