Print.IT Reseller - issue 75

01732 759725 24 WHAT'S NEW Family printers HP Inc. has unveiled its new HP ENVY 6000 printer series, a simply intuitive device designed for those adapting to remote working and learning, offering easy set-up solutions with a smart control panel that intuitively lights up when needed. The new ENVY printers are available with the HP Instant Ink subscription service. Made with more than 20% recycled plastic by weight; the printers boast an innovative design and smart, intuitive user interface that makes device interactions seamless with guided edge lighting that indicates printer status. Easy to set-up and use with the HP Smart app, HP is also providing access to hundreds of free learning printables. In collaboration with education creators, the company has introduced more than 50 additional hours of free printable content on its Print, Play & Learn platform, making STEM related topics available for families. Focus On: What’s New Home office printing as-a-service Virtulytix and TaaScom have collaborated to address the shift in printing from the enterprise to home offices as a result of COVID-19, launching Home Office Printing System or HOPS. The partnership combines the TaaScom as-a-service cloud infrastructure with Virtulytix’s SuppliesIQ to enable monitoring of home office printers/ MFPs, just-in-time fulfilment of supplies, and integrated cost management and reporting. HOPS allows enterprises to avoid out of control costs from personal printing, by leverage existing relationships and contracts with MPS providers to ensure cost-effective printing, and providing the home office user with an easy, seamless way to have home office printing without dealing with supplies procurement or printer management. Ranga Raj, CEO of TaaScom said: “Our clients can be assured that their employees can access the same print capabilities while at office, and our monitoring, alerting and messaging capabilities allow for seamless supply fulfilment, avoiding any downtime or out- of-protocol spend.” USB power delivery With the growing adoption of the USB-C standard, POS printer manufacturer Star Micronics has announced the launch of the latest additions to its mC-Print3 series. The mCP31C and mCP31CB, equipped with a USB-C port, support standard communication with USB-C supporting devices such as Android/Windows phones and tablets, PCs, Macs etc., as well as USB power delivery. The mCP31C and mCP31CB allow a USB-C tablet to charge whilst connected to the printer. To date, this has not been possible with MicroUSB based tablets. Additionally, the mCP31C and mCP31CB offer SteadyLAN connectivity, previously only available on iOS devices, for supported tablets running Android, Windows, Linux and Mac. The printer can now act as the hub to a totally wired POS solution, powering the printer and tablet plus additional peripherals such as a barcode reader and customer display from a single plug/mains socket. The mC-Print series features 58mm and 80mm print width models. With the unique functionality of up to five hardware and software interfaces including innovative cloud technologies able to control select USB connected peripherals, the mC-Print series responds to the demands of an evolving multi-channel environment. Digital inkjet production press Konica Minolta has launched the AccurioJet KM-1e digital inkjet B2+ sheet-fed UV colour inkjet production press, as it continues to accelerate its growth within industrial print markets. Following the legacy of the AccurioJet KM-1, the main benefit of AccurioJet KM- 1e remains its infinite business expansion possibilities from current business fields to more profitable applications. Konica Minolta culminated benefits of the UV inkjet technology to maximise excellent printing capability on various types of media, including plastic substrates, transparent film, foiled paper, metallic media, canvas and synthetic substrates. Toshi Uemura, Executive Officer, Division President of Professional Print, Konica Minolta Inc., said: “The AccurioJet KM-1e is a key pillar in our strategy to help our customers seize the many new opportunities digitalisation brings along, supporting the trend to switch from offset to inkjet printing in a fast-growing market.” Safe Workplace IoT solution IoT edge provider Rigado has launched a new Safe Workplace IoT solution to help organisations monitor shared space use, desk occupancy, cleaning status, wayfinding and tracking and reporting on employee and contractor movement via badging and tagging. Built on Microsoft Azure IoT Central, the system utilises camera and sensor technologies to monitor compliance and automatically sends notifications when guidelines are breached. Cradlepoint wireless routers provide secure and reliable connections between Rigado IoT gateways and applications hosted in Microsoft Azure IoT Central. HP Envy 6000 Series