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Printing and digital imaging specialist Xerox Corp. announced the release of its WorkCentre 5300 Series black-and-white multifunction printers (MFPs), which are designed to help small to medium-size businesses (SMBs) and enterprise users simplify everyday work processes. The three new additions to Xerox s tabloid-size MFP portfolio, the WorkCentre 5325/5330/5335, print speeds of up to 35 pages per minute.

Other key features include color scanning and a front-panel USB port to convert hard copy documents into digital files for routing and archiving, Fax Forward to Email that automatically sends incoming faxes from the device directly to user s computer email in-box, the ability to copy, print, scan, fax and route files while other print jobs are running and security features, such as Secure Print, which requires users to input a personal identification number for secure document retrieval, and Image Overwrite, which electronically shreds information stored on the printer s optional hard drive.

The printers also offer green options, which reduce printing power consumption through Xerox s EA Toner and an LED scanner, along with a standard two-sided copying and printing feature. Starting with a list price of $6,100, the WorkCentre 5300 Series replaces the WorkCentre 5225/5230 in Xerox s black-and-white MFP portfolio.

In addition, Xerox announced Global Imaging Systems, a Xerox company, has acquired Xerographic Solutions, Inc., a Rochester, N.Y.-based Xerox sales agent/dealer. Xerographic Solutions provides managed print and network services. Established in 1991 by former Xerox sales manager Mark Perlo, Xerographic Solutions, Inc., serves customers in Rochester, Syracuse, Buffalo, Batavia, Olean and Jamestown in N.Y., as well as in Erie and Bradford in Pa.

The acquisition furthers Global Imaging s strategy of creating a nationwide network of locally-based providers focused on improving document management and office efficiency for SMBs. Earlier this month, Global Imaging Systems acquired Miller Technology Solutions, Inc., of Chesapeake, Va., and previously announced acquisitions in Iowa, Illinois and Florida.

Xerographic Solutions will become part of Eastern Copy Products, a Global Imaging Systems company, headquartered in Syracuse, N.Y. Perlo will remain with the company as a general manager and senior vice president. This acquisition combines Xerographic Solutions strengths in managed print services, with Eastern Copy Products leadership in innovative office solutions, said Tom Salierno, Jr., executive vice president of corporate operations for Global Imaging Systems.

To read the original eWeek article, click here: Xerox Releases WorkCentre 5300 Multifunction Printers