New data gathering network solution for Document
- Can monitor the work status of devices remotely via
- Greatly reduces labor cost
- User friendly with versatile software support
Fuji Xerox, the world's leading provider of Document Management
Solutions, has been producing its famous copy machines since 1948.
In 1970, Taiwan Koo's Group teamed up with Japan Fuji Xerox to
establish a new company, named Taiwan Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., which
has been committed to providing the most efficient and best document
management solutions for enterprises in Taiwan. Taiwan Fuji Xerox
provides Taiwan companies and individuals with a full line of
outstanding products, including color copiers, high-speed black
& white copiers, laser printers, FAX machines, and various accessories.
More recently, Taiwan Fuji Xerox has introduced an integrated
OA (Office Automation) and information industry solution that
combines digital copying and multi-function OA utilities with
the ability to monitor customer activity over the Intranet(Internet).
This new Document Centre family of Xerox products is the featured
topic of this story.
In response to critical OA demands, Taiwan Fuji Xerox has
developed a new product family, named Document Centre, that integrates
a printer, copier, and scanner. Document Centres are often leased
to customers on a monthly or yearly basis, with customers charged
primarily for the volume of work that is performed using the machine.
The problem faced by Xerox was how to keep track of the volume
of usage by each customer. In the past, Xerox would need to periodically
send out one or more people to collect data from each machine.
Document Centre uses a new type of data collection system
in which information is transferred directly to Xerox over the
Intranet(Internet), greatly reducing the number of man-hours required.
To put this solution into effect, Xerox makes use of MOXA NPort
Express Module (DE-311M), an embedded Serial Device Server that
fits easily into existing equipment. Furthermore, the software
that comes with NPort Express Module allows Xerox to keep using
their existing operational software.
The important benefits that MOXA NPort Express Module DE-311M
brings to Taiwan Fuji Xerox are as follows:
- NPort Express Module transfers Document Centre data to a
PC server over a LAN, WAN, or the Internet.
- Labor costs are greatly reduced, since frequent visits by
Xerox personnel are no longer required.
- One centrally located PC server can be used to monitor and
analyze data from several remote Document Centres.
- NPort Express Module greatly streamlines the overall management
- The Raw Connection (Server/Client) operation mode, which uses
TCP sockets, assists Taiwan Fuji Xerox in designing software
applications that precisely fit its copy center networking applications.
MOXA NPort Express Module DE-311M provides a transparent connection
between Document Centres and a centrally located PC server. The
PC server can easily download and then quickly analyze data directly
from multiple Document Centres. In addition, the PC server can
manage access tables that are used to authenticate users' access
permission, greatly improving data gathering efficiency and making
the overall system more reliable and flexible.
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