Android interfaces and extensive app selections are no longer the exclusive preserve of smartphones and tablet devices.
When Samsung MultiXpress multi-function printers hit the consumer market in 2014, they revolutionized the printing industry. They did so by incorporating a smart Android-based UX tablet, featuring an open software development kit and an app center.
Samsung’s line of MFPs has paved the way for the development of a wide variety of printing applications, and have further improved office productivity and efficiency.
The current selection of apps available in the Smart UX Center covers just about every aspect of document workflow, printing, cloud-based operations, scanning, organization and other printer-related operations.
Existing applications are constantly being updated and improved, with new apps also making their way into the Smart UX ecosystem.
Printing Apps Boost Your Efficiency
Users are frequently finding that printing apps help them to discover new ways of thinking, or unearth advanced ways to help complete important tasks.
Until recently, if you sent a task to the printer and subsequently realized there was an error that needed to be corrected, you had no choice other than to cancel the print job, go back to your work station, correct your mistake and start over.
However, with the Samsung Smart UX Center and applications like Hancom Office 2014, you can edit Microsoft Office documents right there on the printer tablet – it’s a remarkably quick and easy process.
MX7 users can create and save memos on the Smart UX Center with the Screen Memo app. If an important proposal needs to be reorganized, or certain pages should to be omitted before binding, a memo created on the tablet screen can notify the printer of these instructions.
Alternatively, you might want to create a memo containing instructions for an edit to an image or highlighting a section of a document that needs to be printed.
All in all, Screen Memo is a very welcome application to add to the Smart UX Center.
The Smart Color Manager application enables users to adjust color settings and to duplicate color values used by other devices.
This is particularly useful when you are trying to streamline branding materials, or when you need to create a consistent look and feel for your prints.
With Smart Color Manager, users can create and save color profiles, import and export tasks, adjust color attributes and optimize colors to fit specific needs.
Having quality color in your prints will help set your business apart from the rest.
Apps Are Changing the Printing Environment
With more Smart UX printing applications in the pipelines, printers are now being used for a wide variety of tasks, rather than just printing, copying, scanning and faxing.
Users can exercise more control, maneuverability and flexibility over their printing. Print jobs can be sent from wherever you are – you are no longer bound to an office or a server.
The ability to collaborate more easily has been made possible through applications like Scan and Send, which allows you to scan and send documents to multiple destinations or applications.
Printer maintenance and support has been drastically improved, too. The RemoteCall app allows service engineers to remotely access customers’ Multifunction printers to identify and resolve issues in real-time.
Service engineers can provide secure, reliable support without requiring customers to visit service centers or to call out an engineer.
Samsung Multifunction Smart UX Printers and applications have opened up a myriad of new possibilities and capabilities. They are now a major contributor to any thriving business, and are key players in the evolving digital office space.
With the Software Development Kit, which allows for new applications to be developed and added to the Smart UX Center, ITDMs are getting closer to attaining the perfect printing experience.
As workflows develop, so will the demand for increasingly advanced application capabilities. Keep checking the Smart UX Center for newly added applications that will allow your business to get even more from its Samsung Multifunction printers.