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Lexmark introduces workgroup printers with innovative solutions and services capability

  • 26 October, 2005 12:18

<p>Lexmark introduces workgroup printers with innovative solutions and services capability</p>
<p>– Printers combine ease of use with enhanced document and network security –</p>
<p>SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 26th October 2005– Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) today introduced two new single-function monochrome laser printers to the Australian market that combine the power and versatility of high-performance printers with the business-enhancing solutions that previously were found only on higher priced multifunction devices.</p>
<p>The Lexmark T642n and T644n are designed with a new, innovative user interface that gives these printers the ability to deliver customised solutions using the Lexmark Document Solutions Suite that, until now, has only been available on Lexmark multifunction printers. The operator panel’s numeric pad and USB Direct interface add outstanding ease-of-use.</p>
<p>“The functionality and ease of use once only found on our workgroup multifunction devices is now offered on Lexmark’s new lineup of workgroup printers,” said Roy Brady, General Manager, Enterprise, Corporate and Government Division, Lexmark Australia and New Zealand. “These printers have the ease-of-use that customers will love, the security they need and the solutions that will improve their business.”</p>
<p>Easy solutions and serviceability
Making the T Series family especially attractive to the selected industries – such as financial services, retail, healthcare and the public sector – where Lexmark has developed industry specific, customisable solutions, is the flexibility and versatility of the user interface. The printer can be easily customised to simplify paper-intensive processes for the workplace.</p>
<p>Retrieving and printing information from the Internet is easy with the T Series family of network laser printers. Bookmarks to Web sites can be stored in the printer and users can easily select them to quickly download and print documents and Web pages directly from the Internet.</p>
<p>The user interface facilitates new standards of serviceability with easy-to-understand graphics – not just narrative instructions – that illustrate common corrections. Most situations are remedied with a “show me” screen that gives the user an illustration of the area that needs to be addressed. Many situations also have a “tell me more” screen which walks the user through specific adjustments, such as changing the size guides for a paper tray. This unmatched ease-of-use feature helps customers help themselves and reduce technical support calls.</p>
<p>Innovation and performance
The products introduced today feature the industry’s first single-function monochrome lasers with a USB Direct interface for convenient PDF printing from flash memory devices. Users can quickly and easily print documents “PC-free” simply by walking up to the printer and inserting their memory device.</p>
<p>At up to 43 A4 ppm, the Lexmark T642n has the industry’s fastest-rated speed in its class. With a rating of up to 48 A4 ppm, the Lexmark T644n has the best price/performance – as well as the fastest processors – in its class.</p>
<p>Security and powerful network printing
The Lexmark T Series family includes several new standard security features for organisations concerned with document and network security. Confidential print jobs can be stored in the printer and easily retrieved later using the intuitive user interface and the 10-digit numeric pad. Additional security features for printer management and document encryption are also available for the Lexmark T Series family.</p>
<p>Networking for the Lexmark T Series family is now easier with Lexmark’s new N8000 internal print servers that support Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet, Fiber Ethernet and wireless technologies. These security enhancing networking options include:</p>
<p>the Lexmark N8050 internal wireless card that, with a mix of 802.11g networking, WPA-Enterprise security and IPv6 protocol support, allows the user to place the printer in convenient locations,
the Lexmark N8030 Fiber print server, which protects confidentiality with the market’s most-secure fiber Ethernet technology, and
the Lexmark N8020 Gigabit Ethernet server, which processes print jobs through the network faster.</p>
<p>Pricing and availability
Estimated street prices for the base models are $2,528.90 for the Lexmark T642n and $2,748.90 for the Lexmark T644n. All of these printers also offer additional features such as duplexing, stapling and higher capacity input and output options (pricing in Australian dollars and inclusive of GST). More complete pricing information on these models and the internal print servers can be found at www.lexmark.com.</p>
<p>Visit www.lexmark.com/US/enterpriseprinting/ for a full listing of authorised Lexmark solution providers.</p>
<p>About Lexmark
Lexmark International, Inc. makes it easier for businesses and consumers to move information between the digital and paper worlds. Since its inception in 1991, Lexmark has become a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of printing and imaging solutions for customers in more than 150 countries. Lexmark reported $5.3 billion in revenue in 2004, and can be found on the Internet at www.lexmark.com.</p>
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<p>All prices are estimated street prices in Australian dollars – actual prices may vary</p>
<p>Price performance based on estimated street price and rated print speed</p>
<p>Lexmark and Lexmark with the diamond design are trademarks of Lexmark International, Inc., registered in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective holders.</p>
<p>For further information please contact:
Leila Sabbagh
Howorth Communications
Tel: +61 2 8281 3810
Email: leila@howorth.com.au</p>

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