The manufacturer Muratec has just unveiled two new A4 monochrome multifunctions for the North American market. The MFX-3510 and MFX-3530 have been designed to suit document capture, workflow and archiving environments - a market which is still showing good growth.
The MFX-3510 and MFX-3530 both have a print speed of 37 ppm and run PCL 6 as standard to suit the Windows, AS400 and Linux environments. PostScript 3 can be added as an option.
Both models have an 80-sheet document feeder. Both can read both sides of a document, and the feeder on the MFX-3530 can achieve this in a single pass. Scan resolution is 600 x 600 dpi in color.
The MFX-3530 is run from a 5.8 inch touch screen, where the DirectScan function can be found. This supports (Windows) folder browsing - so a user can pick which folder to scan to. Up to 300 shortcuts can make folder selection instantaneous. Other scan features are scan to email, to FTP location or to a USB key. The optional ScanTag suppports indexing of the documents being scanned right at the interface, which makes it easy to integrate paper-bound information into company document management systems. The MFX-3530 also supports scan to cloud.
As regards document storage, Muratec has dropped the idea of a document server on the device itself and suggests using their OfficeBridge Docs app instead. This runs on a PC on the network, and walk-up users of the Muratec can scan to and print from the documents held in the PC. They can manage document sharing from the MFP screen too.
The full technical caracteristics and pros and cons of these machines will soon be available to subscribers to DataMaster Online (DMO).