New Document WorkCentre Pro 545 offers free memory upgrade until December
30 October 1998 - Xerox today announced an affordable, compact multifunction
laser fax system for small offices and personal business use with a host of
productive features typically found on higher-end machines.
The Xerox Document WorkCentre Pro 545 delivers five-in-one functionality -
including walk-up fax, PC printing, convenience copying, scanning and PC fax
capabilities - in one unit with a suggested list price of £750 and a small
footprint measuring only 9.7 in. high, 15.4 in. wide by 16.6 in. deep. The
new model also offers six seconds-per-page scanning, up to 205 pages of
memory, a 25-page document feeder and a 250-sheet capacity, among other
"Compact but powerful, this new system gives business professionals the
ideal solution for their personal office or small workgroup at a very
attractive price," said Christophe Labesse, vice president and general
manager of the Desktop Digital Business Team at Xerox.
Earlier in the year, Xerox unveiled the Document WorkCentre Pro 745, a
high-volume machine followed by the WorkCentre Pro 635, Pro 645 and Pro 657,
three mid-range models, in June. All five products incorporate advanced
technology and design features that minimise ownership costs and maximise
productivity and operational simplicity.
Small Price, Big-Office Features
The WorkCentre Pro 545 delivers robust features found more commonly on
higher-end office fax machines. In addition to high-speed, six seconds-per
page scanning, it incorporates a 14.4 kilobits-per-second (kbs) modem to
send and receive pages in as little as six seconds. It prints documents at
the rate of four pages per minute (ppm).
The Document WorkCentre Pro 545 features duel-access capability to perform
some tasks simultaneously. For example, users can print easily from a PC
while concurrently sending or receiving a fax. The device also comes
standard with 20 pages of memory that can be expanded to 205 with a
2-megabyte (MB) upgrade option. To further enhance system value, Xerox is
offering the 2-MB memory upgrade free to customers until the end of December
For quick and easy distribution, the machine includes 120 speed-dial
numbers, with 18 one-touch keys, and can broadcast documents to as many as
38 locations in one operation. It generates a range of reports, such as a
confirmation page with a reduced document image so users can verify visually
when a document has been transmitted successfully.
The unit also comes with a standard 250-sheet paper capacity in an enclosed
cassette and can handle both letter and legal size paper.
These features are accessible via the WorkCentre Pro 545's intuitive and
easy-to-use control panel. Sharing a similar design with its WorkCentre Pro
family members, the panel features navigation buttons and dramatically
increases the number of functions accessible through a single keystroke.
Extensive support materials, such as a quick reference card and installation
guide for easy machine set-up, further facilitate simplicity. The end
result is reduced time and labour cost associated with fax machine
Copying, Printing, PC Fax and Scanning Functionality
The WorkCentre Pro 545 combines five-in-one extended functionality with its
robust fax capabilities. In its standard configuration, the machine doubles
as a convenience copier that can produce up to 99 copies in a single job.
Four-ppm laser printing capabilities - including driver software, serial
port and parallel port - are included in the price of the standard system.
This functionality is accessible through directly connected PCs running
Windows 3.1x, Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0.
The WorkCentre Pro 545 is bundled with a customised version of Symantec's
popular Winfax Lite fax software to provide both PC fax and scanning
capabilities. Like all standard versions, this Winfax Lite package includes
a broad range of utilities for sending and receiving faxes directly from
In addition, Xerox provides a TWAIN-compliant driver to enable PC scanning
functionality. As a result, users can employ Winfax Lite to capture images
in the industry standard TIFF file format and view, edit or import them
using standard software applications.
The Xerox Document WorkCentre Pro 545 carries a UK suggested list price of
£750 in its standard configuration. The 2-MB memory will be available free
of charge until end of December 1998 and for £125 thereafter. The Xerox
Document WorkCentre Pro 545 is covered by the Xerox Total Satisfaction
The Document Company, Xerox
'The Document Company' aims to meet customers' requirements by enhancing the
performance of their business and management processes through competitively
advantaged document processing systems and solutions. Xerox Workgroup Fax,
a division established in January 1998, provides a range of multi-function
devices to the small and medium workgroup marketplace.
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