Building your own virtual office assistant sounds like a great idea! And while you may not be able do it with people (at least not yet…),  you can do it with the Xerox AltaLink 8100 Series. There are two lines to choose from : the AltaLink C8100 for color printing, and the AltaLink B8100 for monochrome (black and white). In each product line, there are five models with different speeds ranging from 30 to 70 pages-per-minute (ppm) and different duty cycles. One of them is sure to be the right starting point for building your new virtual office assistant.
Once you choose your printer, you can begin to customize it with a wide variety of features and functions that can help you improve your productivity. Watch the following video for to get an overview of this customizable system.

Completely Customizable Options

Let’s look at some of the options you can customize for your needs:


Choose from seven different finishing options, to allow you to meet all of your finishing needs. Advanced finishing options include stapling/stacking, hole punching, creasing/scoring, saddle-stitch booklet making, and even half-fold, c-fold, and z-folding for brochures.

Paper Trays

The AltaLink comes standard with two 520-sheet adjustable trays that can handle media sizes up to 11.7 x 17 in and 12 x 18 in, and the option to choose the high capacity tandem tray configuration (for a total paper capacity of 3,140 sheets) or the four tray module configuration (30 and 35 speed machines only; for a total paper capacity of 2,180 sheets). If you want even more paper capacity for high-volume jobs, the optional high capacity feeder holds 3,000 sheets of letter-size paper, increasing the maximum paper capacity to 6,140 sheets.

Long Sheet Printing

The optional Long Sheet Feed Kit provides the ability to print up to 12.6 x 52 in. / 320 x 1,320 mm media.

Network Accounting

Network Accounting tracks print, scan, fax, Internet fax, server fax, and copy jobs by User ID and Account ID and stores them in a job log. You can use this information to manage device usage and to perform detailed cost analysis. Users are prompted for accounting information when submitting jobs to the device. You can compile job log information from the accounting server and produce formatted reports.

Walk Up Fax

One-line and two-line options available, includes LAN Fax, Direct Fax, Fax Forward to Email or SMB Share.

Explore the AltaLink 8100 Series

Another way to explore the new AltaLink 8100 series is to review the User Interface Simulator. The simulator will show you the screens. Look on the bottom left of the screen to find another button labeled “New AltaLink Features”. Press the button and you can walk through some of the newly available features.

Once you have looked at the possibilities, review the Product brochures. The brochures for AltaLink C8100 and the B8100 series will help to evaluate the options you have to build your office assistant from the ground up. Choose which features will work best to meet the challenges and needs of your work processes.

The customization of this series gives you the flexibility to include what you need and leave off what you don’t. No more cookie cutter printers. For more information, take a deeper dive into Xerox® AltaLink® Family of High-Volume Printers.

Explore the possibilities of customizing the AltaLink 8100 series printer to create your new virtual office assistant – one that doesn’t even take a lunch break. It could be the best assistant you have ever had!

Ready for your virtual office assistant? Get in touch with us or schedule a demo to get started!

(From the editor: This article was originally published on At Your Service.)