Why Your Office Copier Should Be Multi-Function

The time when the office photocopier was the size of a bus, had a single black and white copying function and was treated with the awe of a full department in itself is long past. Photocopiers have benefitted from microchip technology greatly reducing the size of copier machines, improved toner units and laser technology providing quality colour imaging and with vastly improved copy and feed mechanisms providing speed and efficiency. In the same period of development, facsimile equipment became commonplace, the PC and networks became tools of managing most businesses and desktop publishing became a standard business presentation practice.

As businesses continue to evolve, so does the office equipment that is available to them. The major photocopier manufacturers have responded to today’s needs in most offices by re-designing the traditional photocopier into a business hub unit. As offices replace their photocopiers, many companies are now considering the more advanced technology to meet their everyday office needs. Gone are the separate and costly individual pieces of equipment that provide photocopies in black and white or colour; the fax machine which was traditionally slow and notorious for creating bottlenecks in time and workflow; the extremely expensive to operate inkjets and small laser printers scattered around the desktops; the precious scanner that committed pictures and images into the computer system. In place of all these individual, and often nightmarish, machines now stands a business hub unit incorporating all of them.

Overheads and rents on office space continue to escalate, making each square metre of floor space precious and accountable. The clutter of individual copiers, fax machines, a myriad of individual desktop printers and scanners is not only wasteful on space, it is wasteful on the best use of facilities. The advancement of office business hub units solves the whole dilemma of space and personal equipment, reduces the need for trailing cables for power, telephone and PC cabling and makes most efficient use of each of these copying, printing, faxing and scanning facilities throughout the whole business. Today’s multifunction Biz-Hub digital copiers and printers, incorporating fax and scanning facilities, are environmentally friendly and aesthetic designs that will compliment any office layout.

The Biz-Hub equipment itself is at the forefront of technological development in office facilities. Copy quality on both black and white and colour is excellent, with first class colour balancing and density and crisp sharp lines and type. The Biz-Hub operates as a central networked printer facility, alleviating the needs for inkjets and smaller printing equipment being scattered about the offices. In-built scanners provide direct facilities for loading documents and pictures into the networked system, or to directly upload to the internet via HTTP language, or to scan directly to fax or email. The inbuilt fax facility allows documents to be transmitted directly from file, removing the need to have a printed copy, or allows scanned documents to be forwarded by fax or can be accessed with the network for facsimile mail to be created and sent from the user’s work station. Print speeds of up to 65 colour pages per minute are available on some models and the Biz-Hub unit will often provide document duplexing and a wide range of finishing and binding facilities within a single pass. All of this can be operated from any of your network’s workstations or by direct access at the Biz-Hub’s easy to operate touch screen control panel.

Many Biz-Hub models are supplied with an in-built 60GB hard drive as standard, giving the facility for document and image storage at the equipment and the ability to recall standard or regular jobs for ‘print on demand’. When coupled with commercially available software, the Biz-Hub system becomes an integral part of a document storage, management and retrieval system for any size of business – paving the way towards a truly paperless office.

Service and maintenance on this office equipment has been harnessed to provide the most cost-effective and time-saving facilities ever available on office equipment. By building in a ‘Remote Care’ monitoring facility, these machines will automatically advise requirements for toner, consumable parts, fault diagnosis (often before the operator becomes aware) and monitor copy speeds and quality, directly to the service department of the specialist supplier. With this excellent facility, the Biz-Hub equipment experiences minimal down-time due to failure or lack of consumables and service engineer’s calls are scheduled for preventative maintenance to maintain constant operation.

The Biz-Hub digital copier, printer, scanner and fax is capable of taking care of all of your office documentation needs at one central point, networked into your office system. They prove to be economical in all aspects of their operation and are an essential piece of equipment for the business of today, and tomorrow.

 

Issued:  21 March 2009. 

 

 

Multifunction digital copiers and printers are environmentally friendly and aesthetic designs that will compliment any office layout.