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Xerox Announces Common Platform for Operating Color and Black-And-White Digital Production Printers

12 Apr, 2002

Xerox Announces Common Platform for Operating Color and Black-And-White Digital Production Printers

Xerox Corporation announced one of its major technologies of the year, a common platform for operating digital color and black-and-white production printers that saves time, lowers costs and reduces training needs for printing facilities.


Until now, differences in color and black-and-white printing technologies have required separate controllers with different workflows, adding complexity and cost for print shops that use both.


The new Xerox DocuSP 2000XC Controller -- a workstation that processes print files and drives the printer -- increases compatibility between the company's industry-leading DocuTech, DocuPrint and DocuColor production printing lines. It enables operators to run jobs on multiple printers with common workflow software and maximum productivity.


As the initial color offering in the new common platform, the DocuSP 2000XC will support the Xerox DocuColor 2000 Series of digital color presses, including 60 and 45 page-per-minute (ppm) models. The DocuColor 2000 is the market's most successful digital production color press with nearly one-and-a-half times more installs than all competitors combined over the last two years. The new controller is built upon the same DocuSP platform used for the Xerox DocuTech Production Publisher Series, which has had more than 25,000 placements since its introduction in 1990.


Color-enabled DocuSP is among the strategic technology platforms cited by Xerox as key growth drivers in 2002 and beyond.


"We developed the DocuSP common controller in response to customers who asked for a single workflow in digital production printing operations," said Ursula Burns, president, Xerox Document Systems and Solutions Group.


Both the DocuColor iGen3 and the DocuSP 2000XC Controller will be featured at the IPEX trade show, Europe's largest printing exhibition of the year, from April 9 to 17, in Birmingham, U.K.

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