Xerox Adds Value Line of Printers and MFPsBy Jessica Davis | Posted 2008-05-20 Email Print
The products will become part of the company's Peak Reseller Program, eligible for deal registration, training and other partner benefits.
Xerox is launching five new printers and multifunction products, available
through the channel, and designed to bring its advanced technology to a more
"We're taking a lot of the advanced technologies and workflows and advanced performance characteristics for products priced for the higher end of the market, and we are bringing those capabilities within the reach of SMBs," said Robin Wessel, director of product marketing for desktop, printers and MFPs. "These are priced to be able to be deployed in new and exciting ways."
The products include the Phaser 3636 MFP, the Phaser 5550 enterprise class or departmental monochrome tabloid printer, the Phaser 3100 MFP entry-level multifunction printer for the monochrome desktop, the Phaser 3250 entry-level monochrome printer, and the Phaser 3600 medium-size workgroup-class printer.
Xerox is combining partner sales of these products under its Peak Partner Program, which includes deal registration and training.
"This is another example of how Xerox is very interested in and views partners as strategically important to our future," said Tom Gall, value channel marketing manager at Xerox. "This is an important set of products for resellers."
Xerox will offer an authorized training program for resellers interested in this product line. The program will feature just a few hours of online training that will help partners sell and integrate the products.
The Phaser 3636 MFP is a multifunction printer designed for SMBs all the way up
to enterprises. Priced at $1,799, it offers 35-pages-per-minute and print,
copy, scanned e-mail and fax functionalities, as well as a full-color touch
screen display about the size of an iPhone.
The Phaser 5550 is an enterprise-class or departmental monochrome tabloid printer, designed for large workgroups or users who require maximum performance. The product is a scaled-down version of Xerox's Phaser 5500, but with a faster controller. It's priced at $2,000.
The Phaser 3100 MFP is the company's entry-level multifunction printer for the monochrome desktop. It's priced at $279 and offers print, copy and scan. The product also offers a special ID card copy feature, allowing medical offices and others that need to scan two sides of an ID card the ability to do it on one side of a single sheet of paper without reloading the paper twice. In addition, the device includes a keyboard that is about 1.5 times the size of a BlackBerry keyboard. It also comes in a $349 configuration that includes copy, scan, print and fax.
The Phaser 3250 replaces the company's 3150 entry-level monochrome printer. It prints 30 pages per minute and boasts a 400MHz processor. It is priced at $279.
The Phaser 3600 is a medium-size workgroup-class printer, replacing the Phaser 3500. It prints at 40 pages per minute and offers a fast processor and a network controller. It's priced at $549 and comes with a full one-year warranty standard.
The Phaser 3636 MFP, Phaser 5550, Phaser 3250 and Phaser 3600 are available immediately; the Phaser 3100 MFP will be available worldwide in early June.