(From the editor: This article was originally published on Channel Partner Connection.)

Since its initial launch in 2013, ConnectKey Technology® has offered end users new levels of convenience, productivity, security and cost control. ConnectKey® enabled printers and MFPs have changed the way small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) work by helping them streamline their workflows, boost their productivity, and in many cases, cut their costs. Workflows become simpler due to intelligent documents that are searchable, secure, connected and collaborative, with ConnectKey apps at the heart of it all.

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Redefining Multifunction

Think about your smartphone. Chances are you rely on your device for so much more than talking and texting. Business owners in particular count on their smartphones to help them do their banking, connect with customers and other business owners on social media, manage email on the go, and even print and scan vital documents such as contracts, invoices and more. ConnectKey Technology® brings that same level of productivity and efficiency to your MFP, allowing it to do so much more than print, scan and fax. With a ConnectKey Technology® enabled MFP you can unlock a world of potential that is greater today than ever before.

Xerox is constantly updating its enormously popular Xerox App Gallery, giving you even more tools to simplify your workflow and boost your productivity – all from the easy to use ConnectKey-enabled MFP.

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Personalize Your Experience

Every small and mid-size business wants products and solutions that match their unique needs. With the introduction of even more ConnectKey®-enabled devices, it is even easier to get exactly what they need. Xerox also provides additional support for their entire ConnectKey® enabled fleet – that means printers/MFPs of yesterday, today, and tomorrow. This means that the technology you buy today will be able to evolve and grow with you into the future.
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Intelligent Apps

App downloads automatically adjust “under-the-hood” to fit each MFP/printer’s capability and personality, meaning they automatically adjust for each machine’s screen size, scan capability (device or no device), class and age, even matching capabilities such as alerts and messages that are unique to the end user’s region.

Increased intelligence also means increased security. Encryption is unique to the Xerox App Gallery, which uses HTTPS for a secure transport, authentication, and bi-directional encryption. Xerox controls, reviews, and even “whitelists” all apps submitted to the App Gallery to ensure that they perform as expected and meet the high security standards of Xerox.

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Tablet-Like User Interface

Every ConnectKey enabled devices comes with a state-of-the-art interface that is familiar and easy to use. It adds ‘gesture’ capabilities as well as other options that make it simple, intuitive and very user friendly. The ever-changing interface “carousel” highlights new and popular apps so you will always stay ahead of the curve – where every business owner wants to be. That’s not all! All ConnectKey enabled printers/MFPs support several languages.
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Expanded Range of Apps

Apps have helped businesses across all verticals to simplify the way they work – and to improve it. The newest apps from the Xerox ConnectKey App Gallery offers apps that improve the way you browse the web from your devices; allow you to print and scan from your Spark meeting rooms; store and share business cards; and provide powerful and secure document scanning. Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is makes it easier than ever to unlock the power of your document. For companies that have the need to translate documents into different languages, there’s an easy instant translator app that can translate documents into over 50 languages in just minutes, right from your MFP, PC or smartphone.  The app gallery also offers vertical specific apps, which have been game changers in several industries including healthcare, where the new Healthcare MFP app (also known as the Share Patient app) is improving healthcare outcomes by changing the way vital information is shared. Small and mid-size businesses can also leverage the @PrintByXerox app which enables easy printing from email, in any location.

Find out how ConnectKey Technology® can be leveraged to help your business grow, improve your experiences, and increase productivity!