UTAX (UK) has announced that three of their colour A4 models which support the HyPAS software apps system have received the Buyers Laboratory Summer 2014 Pick awards for Outstanding Solutions-Enabled A4 Colour MFP for Small Workgroups.
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is an imaging industry independent authority and provider of competitive intelligence, testing and reviews on multifunction (MFP), copier, printer, scanner and software solutions and products. It announces its ‘Pick Awards’ twice a year in recognition of the products that gave the best performances in BLI’s comprehensive suite of laboratory tests in the previous six months.
The BLI judges picked UTAX’s colour A4 MFP models P-C2660i, P-C2665i and 261ci which were all launched earlier this year and are specifically designed for use in small to medium sized organisations and small work groups. Thanks to the smart HyPAS software interface, the hardware can be securely and quickly integrated into an organisation’s existing infrastructure with minimal interruption to its workflow.
According to the BLI judges, the HyPAS software interface in UTAX’s A4 MFP systems is a genuine distinguishing feature in the 26-30 ppm segment. Until now, the additional functionalities such as software customisation and ease of deployment were the preserve of far larger, more complex A3 MFP devices, and therefore not available to small and medium-size organisations using smaller A4 devices.
Other notable features:
- Decreased power consumption
- Lower TEC values
- Technical update
- Improved data processing
- Private printing mode – requires user authentication at the machine
- Increased efficiency
The BLI judges were particularly impressed by the range of integrated solutions provided by HyPAS. These include ‘Follow Me Print’ and Security packs plus the option to customise the software to meet an organisation’s specific needs to help optimise their workflow, save costs and reduce energy consumption.
Shaun Wilkinson, UTAX (UK)’s MD said: “At UTAX we are constantly developing smart, cost-effective, integrated solutions for our customers. The HyPAS functionality in both the A4 and A3 market segments connects our hardware and software to create a customised Total Document Management Solution and this has been a key driver in our four consecutive years of double digit growth. This award from the BLI experts confirms that we are technologically and strategically on the right track."