Sharp’s new printer technology provides businesses with a simple way to reduce cost

INDUSTRY

|
Image: By BiztechAfrica
Sharp’s new printer technology provides businesses with a simple way to reduce cost

Sharp has introduced the first version of its new Eco-Driver for its Multi-Function Printers (MFPs) in the Middle East and Africa region. The printer driver informs users of their ‘eco-balance’ - their environmental impact associated with printing - helping businesses to reduce costs by saving paper and printer resources while boosting their eco-friendly initiatives.

The tool can form an integral part of an office’s best practice print policy, aiding users to save huge amounts of paper by selecting smart printing options. These allow multi page documents to be printed duplex, or even layout four pages on one side, all with a simple selection on the user friendly interface. Large paper savings can be made easily using these options, such as a three page document printed in duplex and 2-pages-on-1-side layout will achieve a paper saving of 67%.

The Eco-Driver prompts the user to select environmentally friendly settings at every print, always giving them the option to save paper by a pop-up window. The driver also reminds the user of the current amount of paper they have saved through a graphic, so the employee’s ‘eco-balance’ can be monitored.

“Companies are looking for smart ways to help become greener and save money at the same time, and paper consumption is one area that can impact on both,” says Shaun Andrews, Business Development Manager, Sharp South Africa.

"The Eco-Driver tool is an ideal way for businesses to get their staff to monitor paper usage and to begin cutting costs. It gives a tangible, visual way of seeing how much paper has been saved by using particular settings, and will allow employees to see the positive resource saving effect they’re having in their office. This promotes green thinking and being conscious of the cost of using consumables,” he adds.

The simple Eco-Driver also frees the need to configure complicated driver settings, making the set up and integration of Sharp’s latest Eco-Driver equipped Multi-Function Printers (MFPs) easy and less time consuming for company IT specialists.

An additional feature is the option the driver gives to select colour or black and white printing before each print job, saving on colour toner usage when full colour printing is not required.

“All users of printing solutions, from schools to hospitals and corporate entities to government departments can take advantage of eco-friendly tools such as Eco-Driver, seeing a reduction in costs and improvement in the economy of their paper usage while establishing a best practice print policy,” concludes Andrews.

For more information please visit www.sharpmea.com  



Share the News

Get Daily Newsletter

comments powered by Disqus

MORE INDUSTRY NEWS

Solarcentury to build the largest carport solar system in Africa

Solarcentury is to design and construct Africa’s largest solar carport on the uppermost storey of a car park at Garden City Mall, part of the new 32-acre integrated residential, retail park, hotel and office development on Nairobi’s Thika Superhighway.   Read More

Pamoja, the platform of choice for DHL

RUBiQ, a Cloud solution that is run on Cloud platform infrastructure from leading Cloud services company Pamoja, has served as the platform of choice to expand DHL’s global back office systems. Preliminary testing has revealed that the project has been successful. Read More

PayPal announces collaboration with PayGate in South Africa

With the announcement of a partnership between PayPal and local payment service provider PayGate, it is now easier than ever for merchants to accept online payments in South Africa. Read More

World’s first biocompatible and non-toxic technology for antibacterial plastic

Parx Plastics is launching its first ready to use Saniconcentrates™ for manufacturers in Europe and the US to safely create self-sanitizing products with an antibacterial property of up to 99% within 24 hours. Read More

Gemalto unveils hub service to accelerate mobile payment and other secure services

Gemalto, a world leader in digital security, has introduced its Allynis Trusted Services Hub, a turnkey business service that enables financial institutions, enterprises, transport operators and more generally all digital service providers to benefit from a single connection in order to securely deploy their value-added and mobile payment services across ... Read More

Orange Business Services wins satellite contract with BW Offshore

BW Offshore has signed a 5-year, $12 million contract with Orange Business Service for an end-to-end satellite communication solution for its fleet of highly-specialised oil and gas production vessels. Read More

Q-KON connectivity solution for Africa’s Point of Sale headache

South African telecommunications engineering firm Q-KON, has demonstrated the advantages of using the StarLight Satellite Access Service to deliver reliable connectivity for Point-of-Sale applications and to provide support to service providers who need to address issues that hamper connectivity for PoS devices across Africa.   Read More

Rapid Response launched with Pamoja Cloud service

Rapid Response, an award winning mobile emergency application, is now available to South African mobile-users, providing a fast link to help at hand when they need it most.   Read More

MTN App of the Year: Zapper zaps Best Microsoft app, wins Consumer Choice Award

Already taking the restaurant business by storm across South Africa, Europe and beyond, secure payment app Zapper has notched up two wins at MTN’s App of the Year competition.  Read More

Retailer spend on technology for efficiency and customer satisfaction is up

XON Retail Solutions has enjoyed phenomenal success in the past financial year by gaining a 25% revenue growth over the previous year, which demonstrates robust commitment from retailers to improve operational efficiencies and seek improved customer satisfaction. Read More

PRESS OFFICES

Sage ERP AfricaSAP AfricaSage Pastel AccountingTrust PayVMWareSamsung ElectronicsMitsumi DistributionPhoenix DistributionSage HR AfricaMTN BusinessSchneider ElectricMultichoice

FEATURED STORY

MFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmersMFarmer SMS redefines market access for Ugandan farmers

Ugandan smallholder farmers are benefitting from an ambitious innovative ICT mobile phone initiative that offers weather reports and up-to-date market information about changes in prices for agricultural commodities, thus granting them lucrative returns from their farming ventures. 

IN DEPTH

NIG President speaks his mindNIG President speaks his mind

Bayo Banjo, CEO, Disc Communications and President, Nigeria Internet Group (NIG) says the proposed licensing of infrastructure companies by the Nigeria Communications Commission (NCC) will breed corruption and entrench monopolistic practices. Kokumo Goodie reports.