Creating a Simpler, Secure Workflow: Xerox Technology Supports Cloud Services, Custom Apps, BYOD and More

Wed Feb 13, 2013 8:05am EST

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NORWALK, Conn.--(Business Wire)--
Xerox (NYSE: XRX) today introduced ConnectKey, a software system embedded in
Xerox multifunction printers (MFPs) and a set of solutions that respond to an
increasingly mobile workforce and the need for more advanced IT security across
connected devices. 

Sixteen ConnectKey MFPs - including the new WorkCentre® 5800 and 7800 Series -
will use the industry`s first embedded security protection from McAfee, giving
IT managers more control and peace of mind in "bring your own device" (BYOD)
workplaces. ConnectKey MFPs also have an extra layer of security with Cisco`s
TrustSec, which protects data paths to and from the devices. 

With ConnectKey`s open Application Programming Interface (API), sales channel
partners, systems integrators and resellers can develop and embed apps on the
MFP with no additional software requirements. 

"ConnectKey was designed for one purpose: to simplify how work gets done in a
secure, `always on` world," said Douraid Zaghouani, president, Channel Partner
Operations, Xerox. "Through the MFP as a secure hub, ConnectKey`s features
include the ability to scan and upload documents to cloud repositories, send
business-critical documents directly into workflow processes and print securely
and easily from any mobile device. It`s Xerox innovation that takes hassles out
of workdays and adds more productivity into workplaces." 

Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, a hotel management and development
company based in Raleigh, N.C., recognizes the benefits of ConnectKey - such as
scanning to SharePoint and mobile printing - in its headquarters and plans to
expand these services to its 90 hotels in North America. 

"From an innovation standpoint, ConnectKey is great. My only regret is that we
didn't have it sooner," said Brian Cornell, chief information officer,
Information Technology, Concord Hospitality. 

Work simplified with MFP apps, cloud access, mobile printing

ConnectKey`s solutions give IT professionals, channel partners and large, medium
and small workplaces fast and easy ways to get work done, including:

* Standard apps or build-your-own: Xerox`s App Studio will let users and channel
partners customize apps that make daily work processes faster. For example, a
custom app for a health insurance company could scan reimbursement claims
directly into the payment system from the MFP screen. 
* Cloud access: With a single touch - and no middleware - ConnectKey Share to
Cloud moves documents to repositories, such as SharePoint Online, Google Drive,
DropBox, Evernote, PaperPort Anywhere and It also allows
automatic conversion to searchable PDF, Word or Excel, making documents easier
to manage for the future. 
* Connect to SharePoint: Office workers can browse, convert and store documents
in SharePoint and network folders, or store directly to their SharePoint My Site
or home folder. With a focus on ease of installation and maintenance, it`s
designed for small and midsized businesses. 
* Easy IT integration: ConnectKey MFPs can be managed as a central part of the
network, much like servers, for straightforward set-up and service.
Troubleshooting and training can be addressed remotely by IT administrators, or
self-help can be initiated with online support and videos on the front panel. 
* Print from anywhere: Workers can print from any email-enabled mobile device
without special software with Xerox Mobile Print, or use apps with additional
convenience features developed for iOS, Android, Windows and Blackberry. Users
have the added flexibility of choosing to implement mobile print as either a
cloud-based or on-site solution.


The Xerox WorkCentre 5800 Series and the WorkCentre 7800 Series are available
immediately; the WorkCentre 7220/7225, the Xerox ColorQube® 9300 Series and the
Xerox ColorQube 8700/8900 Series with the ConnectKey Controllers will be
available in the second quarter. 

The ConnectKey for SharePoint and ConnectKey Share to Cloud are available
immediately; the Xerox Apps Studio will be available early in the third quarter.

For more information, visit 

About Xerox

With sales approaching $23 billion, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is the world`s leading
enterprise for business process and document management. Its technology,
expertise and services enable workplaces - from small businesses to large global
enterprises - to simplify the way work gets done so they operate more
effectively and focus more on what matters most: their real business.
Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox offers business process outsourcing and
IT outsourcing services, including data processing, healthcare solutions, HR
benefits management, finance support, transportation solutions, and customer
relationship management services for commercial and government organizations
worldwide. The company also provides extensive leading-edge document technology,
services, software and genuine Xerox supplies for graphic communication and
office printing environments of any size. The 140,000 people of Xerox serve
clients in more than 160 countries. For more information, visit, or For
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