By Fred Ramsey
In the last four years, ConnectKey Technology® has helped countless small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) work better by combining hardware with a common set of software solutions to enable SMBs to improve their productivity, security and cost control. ConnectKey enabled MFPs set the page free by creating intelligent documents that are searchable, secure, connected and collaborative, with ConnectKey apps at the heart of it all.
With their most recent launch, Xerox is taking ConnectKey Technology® even further, turning ConnectKey enabled MFPs into true workplace assistants that truly transform how SMBs work.
Meet Your New Teammate
The newest fleet of ConnectKey-enabled MFPs change the fundamental nature of the workplace by going beyond base printing, copying, scanning and faxing functions to enable your team to work securely from any location, save steps with simplified workflows, and to personalize the way they work. In short, it’s the most helpful co-worker you’ve ever had.
Both the new Versalink (ideal for small and midsize groups) and the Altalink (ideal for large work groups) families will be welcome additions to your team, transforming the way work gets done, helping you resolve challenges and alleviating some of your most disruptive pain points.

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A Friendly Face
Right out of the box there will be something comforting and familiar about your new workplace assistant – it’s the user interface. The AltaLink® and VersaLink® family of products lets you swipe, tap, scroll, and pinch the same way you do on your favorite tablet. Its intuitive design makes it simple to use, so you can get the job done with less clicking, and less time wasted standing at the printer.
Imagine starting your day by walking up to a machine that is familiar and easy to use, and finding your most-used apps sitting front and center on the display, just waiting to be called into action. These new devices were designed for just that kind of easy, convenient user experience.

From Office to Field (and back again)
Not every team member reports to the office – or stays there all day. Your new workplace assistant has those colleagues in mind as well, with functionalities that make it easy to get the job done any time, any place, by using your laptop, tablet or smart phone. Download, share, print, scan, distribute and even translate documents on the go, simply by tapping an app.
Imagine meeting a client anywhere they choose and having the same resources you’d have in your own office. Your new workplace assistant makes that possible by enabling you to pair ConnectKey Technology’s optional Wi-Fi feature with your organization’s cloud service to connect your entire team to the MFP via their mobile devices. This option puts AirPrint, Mopria, Google Cloud Print, and the Xerox® Android Print Service Plug-in right at your fingertips, no matter where those fingers happen to be located. Google Drive and OneDrive are also pre-installed on VersaLink® printers and downloadable from the AppGallery on AltaLink® MFPs.
Security You Can Rely On
How many times a day do you worry about who is seeing your information? Or the responsibility you have to protect your customers? Xerox knows that in our digitally driven world, security is top of mind for everyone. That’s why every Xerox®ConnectKey® Technology-enabled device is armed with a holistic four-point approach to security that ensures comprehensive protection you’re your entire system at all points of vulnerability.
Imagine going about your tasks without worrying about the security of your documents, or your network. How would that change your workday? What stress would that lift from your shoulders?
A Friend Who “Gets” You
Never before has an MFP had the ability to evolve and grow with you, and to meet your needs even as they change. One of the critical factors that truly take the new Xerox®ConnectKey® Technology-enabled devices from MFPs to true workplace assistants is the ever-evolving gallery of apps that allow you to add, delete, or swap tools in your own custom app gallery as your business changes.
When a new challenge or opportunity arises, you can use the Xerox® App Gallery to download a new app specific to your needs. Critical information locked in a paper document? Easily convert paper into the format you need with CapturePoint. On deadline and you need to share this with your European office? Translate documents quickly and simply with Easy Translator. There are even apps for specific verticals, like healthcare. Imagine being able to maintain HIPAA compliance and protect patient confidentiality while still sharing patient information quickly and efficiently. Apps like this improve both patient outcomes and office productivity. What could be better than that?

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ConnectKey Technology® opens up a new world of possibilities, all of them beginning with a simple to use device. Learn more about how Xerox has transformed the MFP into a true workplace assistant – and how they can transform the way you work, as well.
Transform your business with the help of the new ConnectKey Technology® from Xerox.

This blog was originally posted on Small Business Solutions.

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