DEVELOP South Africa, a wholly owned Bidvest company, launched its new ineo 958 at an event held on 22 June at its offices in Ormonde, south of Johannesburg.
Marc Pillay, CEO at DEVELOP South Africa commented that the ineo 958 meets demand for an affordable yet powerful printing system that brings professional production printing performance to in-house print rooms and digital printshops, ‘This reflects the growing demand for professional quality monochrome printing in production environments, which the ineo 958 is designed to meet.
‘More than 25% faster than its predecessor, the device combines speed and a 1200 x 1200 dpi output quality with a high degree of media performance.’
The ineo 958 offers speeds of up to 95ppm as well as a number of new features, such as a dual colour scanner with capacity for 300 sheets and scanning speeds of 240 ipm in a single pass. The 150-sheet bypass tray brings greater media flexibility, for example, by allowing banners to be printed in-house, and the maximum paper capacity of 6,650 sheets allows high volume print jobs to be completed without paper refills. These enhanced features do not come at the expense of compactness however, as the system’s small footprint means that it will easily fit into areas with limited space.
Professional finishing solutions on offer include a 100-sheet stapling function, booklet making, post insertion and a Z-fold unit that is integrated into the finisher to save space. The ineo 958’s media flexibility – 52-300 grams per sqm, SRA3 as standard, mixplex/mixmedia and an intelligent paper catalogue – enables this device to deliver on a wide range of print jobs and increases productivity.
The OpenAPI interface supports third-party applications such as Soft SafeQ and Nuance eCopy Sharescan. Moreover, the IWS and near field communication (NFC) authentication give the ineo 958 a high degree of scalability, making it easier to integrate into an existing workflow and structure.
It supports printing using mobile and cloud connectivity as it is equipped for near field communication (NFC). It also supports printing via AirPrint, Moria, Google, Could Print, WiFi and direct printing from any location, provided the mobile device is connected to the internet.
There are various means of authentication, such as passwords, finger-vein scanning, contactless smart cards or embedded NFC authentication available on the system. Security features such as IPSec, S/MIME e-mail encryption and IP filtering also make sure every form of system communication or document transfer is secure and all data stored on the system’s hard disk is protected from unauthorised access by data encryption technology and, if required, data erasure.
‘The ineo 958 embodies the simplicity of an office device with the durability and capability of a production device which serves a great need with the local market,’ concluded Pillay.