XRX Technologies Launches Connectkey in Kenya

Computing

XRX Technologies recently 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.

ConnectKey was designed for one purpose: to simplify how work gets done in a secure, 'always on,' world," said Lucy Njoroge, Managing Director, XRX technologies. "Through the MFP as a secure hub, Xerox's ConnectKey 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. Its Xerox innovation that takes hassles out of workdays and adds more productivity into workplaces."

Njoroge further notes that the new Xerox MFPs with the ConnectKey software 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," adds Njoroge.

According to Njoroge, ConnectKey's solutions will give IT professionals, channel partners and large, medium and small workplaces fast and easy ways to get work done, including; Easy IT integration, allowing you to Print from anywhere thus your staff 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 and Windows.

With a single touch - and no middleware - ConnectKey Share-to-Cloud moves documents to repositories, such as SharePoint Online, Google Drive, DropBox, DocuShare, Evernote and PaperPort.

"Your staff can browse 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 medium-size businesses," she adds.

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.