Panasonic Reveals New MB2100 Series Printers

Panasonic has released two new multi-function printers (MFPs): KX-MB2168 and KX-MB2128, boasting 24-ppm ‘Quick Duplexing’.

Panasonic is launching the new models in the Middle East and Africa expecting them to give consumers an immediate and dramatic boost in productivity. A Panasonic spokesperson said by printing out double-sided documents at a rate of 24 ppm, users effectively cut print time in half when compared to standard 26-ppm MFPs.

“With Secure Print, it can prevent confidential documents from being leaked by protecting them with very high level security,” according to Nelson Edward, Manager, System Networks and Communication, Panasonic Marketing Middle East & Africa. “Print data is password-protected and temporarily stored on the computer’s hard drive. Information leaks caused by fax transmission mistakes are also prevented by protecting against erroneous dial number input and by placing restrictions on direct dialing. Copying and printing can be restricted by the use of a department code. Also, the code effectively manages copying and printing usage.”
Multiple sets of data can be printed onto a single page by dividing the page into 2, 4, 6, 8 or 16 parts (2, 4 or 8 parts when copying). This is convenient for providing an overall view of the data, when it’s not necessary to see the details of each part. By combining this with duplex printing, the number of recording pages is also reduced, and the printing time is shortened because fewer sheets are printed.

Faxes received can be viewed on a PC web browser first, and then the user can decide whether to print, save them to the PC, or delete them, minimizing wasteful printouts and saving paper costs.

The Easy Print Utility, multi-document print application lets merge multiple file types, such as Microsoft® Word and Excel® files into a single print job or PDF file. The Easy Print Utility provides a real time preview of the print output and offers the ability to modify the print layout and page order. It also has the ability to add a custom document header, footer or watermark to document before printing.

Documents scanned from the printer itself, can automatically be sent via the network or USB cable to a personal computer, e-mail address, FTP server, or a shared network folder and saved into a wide range of formats.
Panasonic claims the printers are also compatible with the Google Cloud Print™ and Panasonic mobile print application, enabling printing text or graphic data from mobile devices such as tablets and smartphones, making it ideal for business use, where speed is crucial.

Up to 30 PCs can be connected to a single printer on a network which lets a single all-in-one printer meet the needs of everyone in the office. The status can be checked and the setting of the unit can be changed right on the PC screen.
Network security is enhanced as the IP address filter can restrict access users. This provides powerful support for today’s businesses, which place strong emphasis on information security.

The new printer also comes with a standard Ethernet network port allowing it to be controlled from any PC on the local area network. These models are also equipped with a built-in Wi-Fi wireless network function. The WPS key on the control panel allows easily configuration to a wireless network when a Wi-Fi router is installed.

(Source: Albawaba Business)

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