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Guardian www.guardian.co.tt Tuesday, June 11, 2013
You ve heard of smart phones and
smart appliances but have you heard of
a smart printer?
Not to be left out of the rapidly evolving
world of technology, Lexmark is now mar-
keting Smart Multifunctional Printers
(MFPs) that are aimed at helping compa-
nies reduce excessive printing costs.
With the company now exiting the inkjet
market, its focus is now on providing solu-
tions to the corporate and business sectors
through hardware as well as software.
"We help all business to manage how
much they print, we offer cost savings to
the organisation. Most organisations are
unaware of how much it costs them in
printing every month," said Navin Deo in
an interview with the T&T Guardian
Deo is the territory manager for Lexmark
in the Caribbean. Rene Vela, the general
manager for the Caribbean region accom-
Lexmark unveiled its fleet of 18 Smart
MFPs in October last year, which provide
embedded solutions for content and doc-
ument workflow management.
These applications are accessed through
the MFPs' new touch-enabled screens and
boost productivity by automating workflow
and approval processes.
"With our printers you can monitor
what is being printed, the time of day it
is printed and the volume, you can pinpoint
all of these things," Deo explained, noting
that printer abuse can be curbed with their
new line of printers.
The printers also allow anything you
print to remain confidential. Certain key-
words can be blocked from printing and
you can control when your document is
printed with a feature called print release.
"The document won't print unless you
are there to authenticate it," said Deo.
In keeping with the direction of tech-
nology in mobile integration, Lexmark's
new printers can be integrated with Apple
and Android devices, said Vela. Printing
can be controlled from your phone. He
said with the new printers, the drivers are
all universal and content can even be print-
ed directly from a memory stick.
"One of our strengths over time is that
we are a company focused on printing and
documents so we are very flexible to our
customer's needs," Vela said. He explained
that on the software end, the company
could customise software to suit any com-
pany's particular needs.
The Smart MFPs are a crucial compo-
nent in helping a company achieve a green
work ethic too as it vastly reduces wastage.
"80 per cent of the carbon footprint of
a printer is the paper you consume," he
An offshoot of IBM, Lexmark has had
a strong presence in T&T for many years
and the market is growing, said Deo.
"We still have a lot more, a whole lot
of potential for us, it is a vibrant, growing
He said the company is strong in the
banking, insurance and government sectors
and also have solutions for the energy
Lexmark is a partner driven company
with companies such as Memory Bank,
Radio Shack, NJ Computers and Copy
Tech, among others, retailing their prod-
With the opening of T&T s
50th Rituals Coffee House,
Mario Sabga-Aboud has ful-
filled a promise to customers
to make their favourite coffee
and chillers available within a
ten minute radius.
The newest Rituals Coffee
house opened Sunday at Philip-
pine, South Trinidad, with
Housing Minister Dr Roodal
Located on the SS Erin Road,
the full service location provides
Rituals' signature cosy atmos-
phere created with comfy couch-
es along with complimentary
Sabga-Aboud's vision was to
create the perfect chain of coffee
shops providing a soothing
atmosphere with enjoyable food
and coffee. His goal is to be in
every Caribbean island before
2016. At present there are Rituals
Coffee houses in nine Caribbean
islands and growing.
Recipients of Caribbean Busi-
ness Awards (CBA) for Large
Business of the Year 2012 the
Sabga-Aboud brothers (Mario &
Norman) achieved their success
by hard work, discipline and
Lexmark launches smart printers
Navin Deo, right, territory manager for Lexmark Caribbean and
Rene Vela, general manager for the Caribbean region.
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