Xerox Taps Internet with New Fax Machines

Xerox Corp. Friday released a new family
of business multifunction fax products designed to tie connectivity of the
Net to the fax machine.


The WorkCentre Pro product line offers traditional fax, copy, PC or network
print, scan, and PC or LAN fax capabilities to workgroups ranging in size
from one to 25 users. Some models also offer fax-to-e-mail capability.


Fax-to-e-mail and LAN fax enable users to scan hardcopy documents into
digital form and send the information to an e-mail account or another
Internet fax-capable device. Users may also read received digital
information from other Internet fax devices or e-mail accounts.


The WorkCentre Pro models feature high speed scanning, printing, and paper
capacity up to 1750 sheets. The systems are packaged with a range of
software, including TextBridge Pro 9.0 scanning and OCR software, DocuLAN
Fax Personal Edition version 7.0 software, and Xerox’ exclusive
ControlCentre software.


Ray Valukonis, vice president and general manager, Xerox (XRX)
Workgroup Fax Business Team, said the product roll-out comes at time when
the Net fax market, according to International Data Corp., is “projected to
grow from 10,000 units shipped in 1998 to 2.9 million units shipped by
2002.”


The new lines are scheduled to be released this April and May and will be priced from
$1,195 and $3,195.

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