Lexmark International Inc.
has released the US$499 Lexmark X215, a laser MFP (multifunction product) that comes standard with an automatic document feeder and high-speed fax. It also makes copies.
The Lexmark X215 provides laser printing at up to 17 pages per minute and sports a 250-page integrated paper tray. It comes standard with both a 30-sheet automatic document feeder and flatbed color scanner; it features reduction and enlargement capabilities between 25 percent and 400 percent.
The MFP boasts a 33.6 kilobytes per second modem, and includes such capabilities as group faxing, broadcast faxing, an integrated phone book and delayed transmissions. The X215 accommodates scanning of both color and monochrome documents.
Lexmark also announced the Lexmark N4000e, a print server that networks USB printers. It incorporates Apple’s Rendezvous technology and costs $129. First documented in the late 1990s by the IETF and sponsored by Apple, Rendezvous is a zero configuration technology that brings together Internet IP standards and LAN networks. Using Rendezvous, devices such as printers can be seen on a network with no setup from the end user.
The Lexmark X215 is available immediately, while the N4000e will go on sale next month.