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Epson EcoTank L3150 Review : Tech ARP Editor's Choice!

Epson EcoTank L3150 / ET-2710 Review : Editor’s Choice!

If you want a cheap colour printer that can print great photos for mere pennies, we give you – the Epson EcoTank L3150, also known as the EcoTank ET-2710 in some markets.

Find out why we gave this affordable multifunction colour printer our Editor’s Choice Award!

 

Epson EcoTank Family : A Quick Primer!

Pearly Lee, Product Manage of Epson Malaysia explains the key features and benefits of the Epson EcoTank printer family. Note their vast advantages over their laser and ink cartridge printer rivals.

The EcoTank M-series has 24 times lower power consumption, and deliver 28 times lower overall cost per print compared to laser printers, with a single Epson EcoTank Monochrome bottle yielding 6,000 black and white pages!

The EcoTank L-series colour printers, on the other hand, delivers incredibly low cost per print of 0.52 sen (0.13 cent) per page for black, and 0.94 sen (0.24 cent) per page for colour.

How did they do that? A set of 4 Epson ink bottles yields 4,500 black and white pages and 7,500 colour pages!

In this review, we are going to take a look at the mainstay of the L series – the EcoTank L3150 (also known as EcoTank ET-2710 in some markets).

 

Epson EcoTank L3150 : Price + Availability

The Epson EcoTank L3150 is available for purchase with a recommended retail price of RM 599, which is about US$140 / £110 / A$199 / S$195. Here are some online purchase options :

And here’s where to check how much the Epson 003 / 103 / 104 ink bottles cost :

And here’s where to buy Epson Photo Papers :

 

Epson EcoTank L3150 : What’s Inside The Box?

The Epson EcoTank L3150 comes with everything you need to print right out of the box. All you need is paper :

  • One Epson EcoTank L3150 printer
  • One set of Epson 003 ink bottles (CMYK)
  • One set of Epson L3150 user guides and software CD
  • One set of power cable and USB data cable

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Epson EcoTank L3150 : Key Features

The Epson EcoTank L3150 is the mainstay of the EcoTank L-series of multifunction colour printers, offering the ability to scan, copy and print in colour wirelessly.

Colour Scanning + Copying

Flip open the top cover, and you will find a high-resolution colour scanner, with a resolution of 1200 x 2400 dpi, and a 24-bit colour depth.

This built-in scanner lets you make black and white or colour photocopies, albeit only at a lower resolution of 600 x 600 dpi.

Colour Printing

The Epson EcoTank L3150 uses Variable-Sized Droplet technology to deliver a maximum print resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi, at up to 33 pages per minute (black) and 15 pages per minute (colour).

But its call to fame is its EcoTank system, with CYMK colours – cyan, yellow, magenta and black – that delivers incredibly low cost per print.

A single set of four Epson 003 ink bottles (Epson 103 / 104 in some countries) will let you print up to 4,500 pages (black) and 7,500 pages (colour).

That works out to just 0.52 sen (0.13 cent) per page for black, and 0.94 sen (0.24 cent) per page for colour!

USB + Wireless Connectivity

Like other printers, it can be connected to your computer through a USB cable. However, it is not even necessary to use the cable.

The EcoTank L3150 has WiFi-N connectivity built-in, so you can just plug in the power cable and start printing wirelessly from your computer, or even your smartphone or tablet.

In fact, you can even print remotely from your devices through Google Cloud Print!

Paper Support

The Epson EcoTank L3150 supports printing on paper up to A4 or Letter, with a maximum weight of 80 g/m2 for plain paper.

But it supports photo paper, which are much thicker and heavier. Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper, for example, has a paper weight of 225 g/m2.

It also supports 4R borderless printing – that’s 4 inch x 6 inch, preferably using the Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper.

The print quality on plain paper is acceptable for presentations, but not for photos – they appear dull as you can see in the video above.

For photo printing, you must use photo paper. The print quality on photo paper is worlds apart from what you can get on plain paper. The colours are deeper and a lot more vibrant, and your photos will actually look like photos!

The video may not show it, but the detail in the photo is amazing. As long as you print with high-resolution photos, the printer will deliver colour print resolution of up to 5760 x 1440 dots per inch!

The print-outs do come out a little darker than our display. But that’s easily corrected by adjusting the exposure in the photos before printing.

But without a doubt, the Epson L3150 offers a very cheap photo printing solution. The cost of printing a large A4 photo is only 75 sen (about 18 cents), including both photo paper and ink!

 

Epson EcoTank L3150 : Specifications

Specifications Epson EcoTank L3150
Printer Type Multi-Function (Print, Scan, Copy)
Printing Technology Piezoelectric Inkjet
Nozzle Configuration Black : 180 nozzles
Yellow : 59 nozzles
Magenta : 59 nozzles
Cyan : 59 nozzles
Print Direction Bi-Directional
Maximum Print Resolution 5760 x 1440 dpi
(Variable-Sized Droplet Technology)
Minimum Ink Droplet size 3 picolitre
Automatic 2-Sided Printing No
Print Speed 4×6″ Photo (Border) : 69 seconds
4×6″ Photo (Borderless) : 90 seconds
A4 Black (Draft) : 33 ppm
A4 Black (Simplex) : 10 ipm
A4 Colour (Draft) : 15 ppm
A4 Colour (Simplex) : 5 ipm
Paper Support Premium Glossy Photo Paper : 20 sheets
Envelope : 10 sheets
Postcard : 30 sheets
A4 / Letter Paper (80 g/m2) : 100 sheets
Print Noise Plain Paper : 52 dB(A)
Premium Photo Paper : 38 dB(A)
Ink Bottle Yield Black : 4,500 pages
Cyan + Magenta + Yellow : 7,500 pages
Maximum Paper Size 215.9 mm x 1200 mm
Scanner Type Flatbed Colour Scanner
Scanner Sensor Contact Image Sensor (CIS)
Optical Resolution 1200 x 2400 dpi
Scanner Bit Depth 48-bit input, 24-bit output
Scan Speed Black, 200 dpi : 11 seconds
Colour, 200 dpi : 28 seconds
Maximum Scan Area 216 mm x 297 mm
Copy Size A4 / Letter
Copy Resolution 600 x 600 dpi
Copy Speed Black : 7.7 ipm
Colour : 3.8 ipm
Connectivity Wired : USB 2.0
LAN : No
Wireless : WiFi-N (with Wi-Fi Direct)
Power Consumption Operating : 12 W
Standby : 4.3 W
Sleep : 0.7 W
Power Off : 0.3 W

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Epson EcoTank L3150 : Our Verdict + Award

When Epson first revealed their EcoTank system, we were very impressed. Finally, we could now print to our heart’s content without breaking the bank.

The Epson EcoTank L3150 is not only highly affordable at just RM 599 (about US$140 / £110 / A$199 / S$195), it offers really low printing costs.

A single set of ink bottles, which costs less than RM 90 (US$21 / £16 / A$29 / S$29) will let you print up to 24 reams of paper – 12,000 pages. That’s A LOT of printing!

Of course, the ink usage and cost is higher if you print in high quality. But even if you get half the rated capacity, it’s so cheap you wouldn’t even bother with “compatible ink” options.

The Epson EcoTank L3150 is a great photo printer, just not on plain paper. You must print photos on photo paper. We cannot stress this enough.

The print quality on plain paper lacks the vividness and deep colours you can get from photo printers with 6-ink or 8-ink print systems, or if you use photo paper.

Photo paper not only delivers the vibrant colours and incredible print resolution, it is also thicker. The recommended Epson Premium Glossy Photo Paper, for example, has a paper weight of 225 gm.

While the L3150 is officially limited to 80 gm plain paper, it supports much heavier photo paper. So unofficially, it will support art card and heavier plain paper stocks.

The Epson EcoTank L3150 is, ultimately, an affordable multifunction printer for the family or SOHO.

It lets you freely print and make colour copies without worrying about the cost; with the ability to scan full A4 / Letter documents.

We cannot stress the very low cost of ownership enough, because many competing printers are cheaper, but kill you with their high printing costs.

On top of that, it offers fast and convenient wireless printing capability, not just on the same wireless network, but literally from anywhere in the world!

Because it offers a great combination of features, excellent print quality, and low cost of ownership, we believe the Epson EcoTank L3150 deserves no less than our Editor’s Choice Award! Great job, Epson!

 

Epson EcoTank L3150 : Where To Buy

The Epson EcoTank L3150 is available for purchase with a recommended retail price of RM 599, which is about US$140 / £110 / A$199 / S$195. Here are some online purchase options :

And here’s where to check how much the Epson 003 / 103 / 104 ink bottles cost :

And here’s where to buy Epson Photo Papers :

 

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HP Launches Virtual Showroom In Southeast Asia!

HP just launched their first virtual showroom in six countries across Southeast Asia, including Malaysia!

 

HP Launches Virtual Showroom In Southeast Asia!

On 9 March 2021, HP officially launched their HP virtual showroom in six countries across Southeast Asia, including Malaysia!

HP created their virtual showroom in collaboration with Intel and Lazada, touring their latest PC and print innovations to customers in the comfort of their homes.

The HP virtual showroom offers HP virtual showroom, each with a 360-degree view of multimedia content, including animation and videos. This lets customers get as close to real life as possible.

The experience begins with a wide-frame scene of a lifestyle apartment building set in the city as lights from the windows illuminate the night. You can explore this virtual world whenever you want, and wherever you are.

 

HP Virtual Showroom Highlights

Here is a section of highlights in the new HP virtual showroom :

For Gamers

  • OMEN 30L Desktop PC with a powerful processor and graphics, and a large front fan to keep it cool
  • HP X24c Gaming Monitor, with ultra-wide viewing angles, and smooth, a 144Hz refresh rate and AMD FreeSync technology
  • OMEN Laptop 15 with desktop-class graphics performance
  • OMEN Sequencer Keyboard, OMEN Photon Wireless Mouse and OMEN Mindframe Prime Headset

For Productivity

  • The HP Spectre x360, with 90% screen-to-body ratio and premium design
  • HP Spectre Rechargeable Mouse 700, with easy-switch technology and a laser sensor.
  • HP 24mq 23.8 Display with up to 178° ultra-wide viewing angles and vibrant colour.
  • HP OfficeJet Pro 9010 All-in-One Printer, with fast colour printing and automatic 2-sided scan and copy.
  • HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 2776 All-in-One Printer, with wireless connectivity.

For Artists

  • HP ENVY Laptop 15, with its 8th Gen Intel Core i7 processor and durable 360-degree geared hinge that switches between laptop, tent and tablet mode.
  • HP Color LaserJet Pro that produces sharp, black text and crisp colour graphics.

 

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The Epson EcoTank Colour + Monochrome Printers Revealed!

Epson just revealed their new EcoTank range of colour and monochrome printers. Take a look at the three colour and three monochrome Epson EcoTank printers, and find out why these ink tank printers are set to dominate the industry!

 

The Epson EcoTank Colour + Monochrome Printers Revealed!

The Epson L and M series Ink Tank System printers have been in the market for a number of years now. The new Epson EcoTank printers build upon that legacy, with a new streamlined design with integrated ink tanks, a more compact size and spill-free ink bottles.

In this video, Pearly Lee, Product Manage of Epson Malaysia explains the key features and benefits of the Epson EcoTank printer family. Note their vast advantages over their laser and ink cartridge printer rivals.

The EcoTank Monochrome series handily beats laser printers in overall total cost of ownership and energy consumption.

To be specific, Epson touts that they have 24 times lower power consumption, and deliver 28 times lower overall cost per print compared to laser printers in Malaysia.

A single Epson EcoTank Monochrome bottle yields 6,000 black and white pages.

The EcoTank L-series colour printers, on the other hand, delivers incredibly low cost per print of 0.52 sen (0.13 cent) per page for black, and 0.94 sen (0.24 cent) per page for colour.

How did they do that? A set of 4 Epson ink bottles yields 4,500 black and white pages and 7,500 colour pages!

Epson also touted their reliability of their ink tank printers. In a recent study, 89% of multi-brand dealers at ranked Epson as the most reliable ink tank printer compared to other brands.

For additional peace of mind, Epson also offers the Epson CoverPlus extended warranty, which includes next business day on-site service nationwide.

 

The New Epson EcoTank Printer Models

Here is a video of the new Epson EcoTank printer models, followed by a summary of their key features :

Epson EcoTank L3110 : Print / Scan / Copy, Black Print Speed of 10 ipm, Colour print speed of 5 ipm, Borderless 4R photo printing, 600 x 1200 dpi scanning resolution.

Epson EcoTank L3150 : Print / Scan / Copy, Black Print Speed of 10 ipm, Colour print speed of 5 ipm, Borderless 4R photo printing, 1200 x 2400 dpi scanning resolution, WiFi Direct.

Epson EcoTank L5190 : Print / Scan / Copy / Fax, Black Print Speed of 10 ipm, Colour print speed of 5 ipm, Borderless 4R photo printing, 1200 x 2400 dpi scanning resolution, WiFi Direct, ADF, Ethernet, 1.44-inch Colour LCD

Epson EcoTank M1100 : Mono Print, Print Speed of 15 ipm, Water-resistant pigment ink, 4 year or 50K pages warranty.

Epson EcoTank M1120 : Mono Print, Print Speed of 15 ipm, Water-resistant pigment ink, 4 year or 50K pages warranty, WiFi Direct.

Epson EcoTank M2140 : Mono Print / Scan / Copy, Print Speed of 20 ipm, Water-resistant pigment ink, 4 year or 50K pages warranty, 1.44-inch Colour LCD.

 

Epson EcoTank Printer Price + Availability

Here are the prices and availability for the various EcoTank printers and ink bottles :

  • EcoTank L3110 : Available right now at SRP of RM 580 / ~US$ 145
  • EcoTank L3150 : Available right now at SRP of RM 699 / ~US$ 175
  • EcoTank L5190 : Available only in early 2019
  • EcoTank M1100 : Available right now at SRP of RM 689 / ~US$ 173
  • EcoTank M1120 : Available right now at SRP of RM 717 / ~US$ 179
  • EcoTank M2140 : Available right now at SRP of RM 1,154 / ~US$ 289
  • EcoTank 003 ink bottle (colour / black) : Available right now at SRP of RM 23.60 / ~US$ 5.90
  • EcoTank 005 ink bottle (black pigment) : Available right now at SRP of RM 31.10 / ~US$ 7.80

 

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The 2017 HP A3 Multi-Function Printers Revealed!

HP recently announced their next-generation A3 multifunction printers (MFPs) in Southeast Asia. The 54 new HP A3 printers include enterprise-class A3 MFPs that are designed to protect themselves in the face of growing cyber-attacks on businesses.

The new 2017 HP A3 multi-function printer range not only offers advanced security features, they also feature the HP PageWide printing technology, and longer device uptime through HP’s Smart Device Services technology.

 

The 2017 HP A3 Multi-Function Printers Revealed!

In this presentation, Yap Phei Leen explains the key features of the 2017 HP A3 printers, that are divided into colour and monochrome options with four speed classes – 25 PPM, 35 PPM, 45 PPM and the high-speed 55 PPM class.

Then her colleague, James Liew, shows off The Wolf: Season 2 before talking about the new security features in the 2017 HP A3 printers.

Advancing security and protecting networks

The 2017 HP A3 printers are embedded with advanced security features to combat the growing cybersecurity threats targeting business MFPs. With HP Sure Start, whitelisting and run-time intrusion detection, HP enterprise-class MFPs will automatically trigger a reboot in the event of an attack or any anomaly.

When an attack targets the BIOS, firmware or run-time memory, HP enterprise-class MFPs can also generate alerts in syslog format and notify IT managers via Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools.

To showcase these new security features, HP launched The Wolf: Season 2 as part of its global initiative to elevate awareness of the security risks facing businesses and consumers. Making its debut in Cannes this year, The Wolf: Season 2 builds on the dramatic first season starring award-winning actor Christian Slater as a fictional hacker targeting the healthcare industry’s highly sensitive data records.

Cloud-based innovation and reduced costs

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The 2017 HP A3 MFPs – including three PageWide printers and thirteen LaserJet printers – benefit from the new HP Smart Device Services (SDS) cloud-based service optimization platform. The SDS is a proprietary platform that integrates advanced diagnostics, device specific troubleshooting and remote remediation capabilities into the industry leading MPS tool sets resellers use today.

The HP PageWide Pro devices make color printing more affordable, while providing best-in-class print speeds. The single and multifunction devices have print speeds ranging from 35 ppm to 60 ppm (up to 80 ppm in General Office mode). PageWide technology is also more sustainable – consuming up to 1/7th the energy of competing color laser machines in the same class while producing significantly less packaging waste associated with supplies and long life consumables.

 

The 2017 HP A3 Multi-Function Printer Availability

The 2017 HP A3 MFPs are available through qualified channel partners, or directly through HP Malaysia right now.

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Canon Launches Four A4 Colour Laser Multi-Function Printers

11 July 2017 – Canon today announced the launch of imageCLASS MF631Cn, MF633Cdw, MF635Cx and MF735Cx, four powerful A4 colour laser multi-function printers (MFPs) engineered to produce outstanding printouts in rich and brilliant hues.

The latest lineup of MFPs is geared towards the Small Office Home Offices (SOHOs), Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and workgroups within large enterprises, providing users with excellent print quality, absolute convenience and increased work efficiencies.

 

Key Features Of The New Colour Laser Multi-Function Printers

Fast colour printing with uncompromised image quality

In addition to swift print speeds up to 27 pages per minute (ppm) for the MF735Cx and 18 ppm for the MF630 series, the new imageCLASS colour laser MFPs adopt the revolutionary V2 Colour Technology as with the award-winning imageRUNNER ADVANCE Generation 3 colour multi-function devices (MFDs).

Through the new colour profile, the standard printer colour range is expanded significantly over predecessors, and the colour reproduction of dark areas is enhanced to attain incredible depth and richness. Users can expect remarkably vivid and vibrant printouts for stronger impacts on business communications.

 

Easy-to-use features for an excellent user experience

Built with a large 5-inch LCD touchscreen, the latest imageCLASS MFPs offer an intuitive user experience with easy navigation across the user interface. High resolution icons displayed in a clean layout provide simplicity for users to access device functions, and familiar smartphone-like virtual keyboard, such as the QWERTY keyboard ensures superb ease of use.

Fulfilling the requirements of today’s on-the-go workforce, the new MFPs support a wide range of mobile printing solutions such as Canon PRINT Business, Canon Print Service, Google Cloud Print, AirPrint, and MOPRIA. The seamless mobile connectivity enables users to execute important day-to-day tasks conveniently, and to top it off, the QR Code Scan feature ensures simple device connections through the Canon PRINT Business app.

Supporting a convenient replacement process, the new cartridges feature a special mechanism to remove toner seals automatically. This saves users the hassle of manually removing seals prior to each cartridge reload, allowing work to resume in an instant with minimum disruptions.

 

Heightening business performance with workflow efficiencies

Both imageCLASS MF635Cx and MF735Cx present smart capabilities for process automation. With the newly introduced Application Library, users can streamline daily work routines just at the touch of a button and automate tasks effortlessly. Transforming conventional rigid workflows, users can customise applications according to specific work requirements across various industries such as healthcare, finance, education and hospitality for improved productivity and business performance.

Equipped with a Single-pass Duplex Auto Document Feeder (DADF), the imageCLASS MF635Cx and MF735Cx allow both sides of a document to be scanned simultaneously, helping users to greatly reduce the time spent on scan jobs.

New high-yield colour toner cartridges are now made available for all four models, allowing users to print more documents in between replacements and delivering lower running costs.[adrotate group=”2″]

 

Price and Availability

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The latest imageCLASS MF631Cn, MF633Cdw, MF635Cx and MF735Cx is now available at all Canon authorized dealers. Pricing as below:

  • Canon imageCLASS MF631Cn : RM 1,455 / ~US$ 346
  • Canon imageCLASS MF633Cdw : RM 1,720 / ~US$ 409
  • Canon imageCLASS MF635Cx : RM 1,890 / ~US$ 450
  • Canon imageCLASS MF735Cx : RM 3,065 / ~US$ 730

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The Canon iR-ADV C3500i and iR-ADV 4500i Revealed!

3 MAY 2017 – Canon Marketing (Malaysia) today marked the completion of its imageRUNNER ADVANCE (iR-ADV) Generation 3 line-up with the launch of the new Canon iR-ADV C3500i and iR-ADV 4500i series.

 

Intuitive user experience

Equipped with a 10.1-inch touchscreen, the new iR-ADV series offer an intuitive user experience with familiar smartphone-like gestures such as swiping and pinching for easy navigation across the local user interface. Besides intuitive operation, the usability of the MFDs is enhanced with My ADVANCE that enables the personalisation of settings and workflows.

Depending on individual preferences and the nature of tasks, users can customise display language, initial display screen, frequently-used settings, address lists and more, providing a simple approach to streamline workflows. Users can benefit from the same level of customisation via My ADVANCE Synchronisation, where personal settings are synchronised automatically amongst a fleet of up to ten different Generation 3 devices in a networked environment for improved efficiencies.

 

Seamless connectivity

Modern workflows require connection to varied external sources and function in a flexible manner to suit today’s on-the-go workforce. The new iR-ADV series fulfill the requirements of such agile working environments by supporting a wide range of mobile document handling applications such as Apple AirPrint, Google Cloud Print and MOPRIA, as well as Canon PRINT Business. The seamless mobile connectivity allows users to execute critical tasks efficiently, and transfer documents anywhere at the convenience of their time via their connected smart devices.

Furthermore, with confidential data regularly moving between various devices, the iR-ADV series provides the user protection through its security capabilities. Business owners can be assured of confidentiality, accessibility and availability of sensitive information that can be stored on the device or during transmission.

 

Intelligent fleet management

The latest iR-ADV series feature many device management capabilities targeted at boosting the efficiencies of administrators, providing valuable resource optimisation for businesses. Administrators can easily retrieve usage reports for tracking and cost controlling, as well as manage different levels of device access for personnel, including guest and temporary users. Other time-saving capabilities include quick installing during device relocation or new fleet deployment, and the ease of providing remote troubleshooting at any time.

Overall, today’s businesses seek operational efficiencies and a clear return on their investments. However, many are unaware of the true cost of print and information management in their organisation, which can be significant if not managed properly. The total cost of print includes hidden costs associated with information management, output management, IT support and infrastructure, administration and purchasing. Canon’s iR-ADV platform is designed to address these and deliver cost savings to help maximise return on investments.

 

Canon iR-ADV C3500i & iR-ADV 4500i Key Specifications

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iR-ADV C3500i

  • Prints up to A3 in colour and monochrome
  • Available in 30 / 25 / 20 pages per minute

 

iR-ADV 4500i

  • Prints up to A3 in monochrome
  • Available in 51 / 45 / 35 / 25 pages per minute

 

Canon iR-ADV C3500i & iR-ADV 4500i Availability

The latest Canon iR-ADV C3500i and iR-ADV 4500i series is now available.

 

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ECP Mode Use DMA – The BIOS Optimization Guide

ECP Mode Use DMA

Common Options : Channel 1, Channel 3

 

Quick Review

This BIOS feature determines which DMA channel the parallel port should use when it is in ECP mode.

The ECP mode uses the DMA protocol to achieve data transfer rates of up to 2.5 Mbits/s and provides symmetric bidirectional communications. For all this, it requires the use of a DMA channel.

By default, the parallel port uses DMA Channel 3 when it is in ECP mode. This works fine in most situations.

This feature was provided just in case one of your add-on cards requires the use of DMA Channel 3. In such a case, you can use this BIOS feature to force the parallel port to use the alternate DMA Channel 1.

Please note that there is no performance advantage in choosing DMA Channel 3 over DMA Channel 1 or vice versa. As long as either Channel 3 or Channel 1 is available for your parallel port to use, the parallel port will be able to function properly in ECP mode.

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Details

This BIOS feature is usually found under the Parallel Port Mode feature. It is slaved to the ECP (Extended Capabilities Port) option. Therefore, if you do not enable either ECP or ECP+EPP, this feature will disappear from the screen or appear grayed out.

This BIOS feature determines which DMA channel the parallel port should use when it is in ECP mode.

The ECP mode uses the DMA protocol to achieve data transfer rates of up to 2.5 Mbits/s and provides symmetric bidirectional communications. For all this, it requires the use of a DMA channel.

By default, the parallel port uses DMA Channel 3 when it is in ECP mode. This works fine in most situations.

This feature was provided just in case one of your add-on cards requires the use of DMA Channel 3. In such a case, you can use this BIOS feature to force the parallel port to use the alternate DMA Channel 1.

Please note that there is no performance advantage in choosing DMA Channel 3 over DMA Channel 1 or vice versa. As long as either Channel 3 or Channel 1 is available for your parallel port to use, the parallel port will be able to function properly in ECP mode.

 

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Fuji Xerox Smart Work Gateway Debuts With 14 New MFDs

Fuji Xerox kicked off the new year with a brand new concept they call Smart Work Gateway. Powering this new Smart Work Gateway concept are 14 new multi-function devices (MFDs) under the ApeosPort-VI and DocuCentre-VI C series. In this article, we will take you to the media briefing on the Fuji Xerox Smart Work Gateway, and the product demonstration of the new ApeosPort-VI / DocuCentre-VI C MFD.

 

The Smart Work Gateway Concept

The Fuji Xerox Smart Work Gateway concept is designed to support different workstyles by collaborating with cloud service partners and offering various communication tools to suit individual needs and preferences. The new Fuji Xerox ecosystem will therefore provide a secure yet open communications environment where their multi-function devices are organically linked with cloud services.

To explain all that, we have Lee Chin Guan, Senior Manager of Marketing, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific.

 

The New Fuji Xerox ApeosPort-VI C / DocuCentre-VI C Series

Powering that new Smart Work Gateway concept are 14 new models of cloud-friendly, digital color multi-function devices under its ApeosPort-VI C / DocuCentre-VI C series. In this video, Lee Chin Guan, Senior Manager of Marketing, Fuji Xerox Asia Pacific, gives a demonstration of its key features.

Here is a short summary of their new features :

Cloud Service Hub

The new ApeosPort-VI C / DocuCentre-VI C series create a communication environment that improves productivity in the workplace by integrating the Cloud Service Hub – a new platform that links the multifunction devices with multiple de facto standard cloud services.

Users can log into the cloud services with a single sign-on and can scan or save the documents to the cloud as well as to make prints of documents from the cloud. Documents can also be cross-searched across the cloud services linked to the Cloud Service Hub, thus contributing to business process improvement.

Fuji Xerox Direct Management Console

Fuji Xerox Direct Management Console is a free software that displays the contents of the Fuji Xerox Direct – a portal site that provides Fuji Xerox’s various Internet services – on client PCs.

This software enables users to purchase, download and install apps for multifunction devices from the Internet in a centralized manner. Apps that expand the functions of multifunction devices or connect the devices to cloud services can be easily installed just by dragging and dropping, while also displaying the status of the apps’ license use at a glance.

As the Fuji Xerox Direct Management Console is used from a PC, multiple multifunction devices can be simultaneously managed and configured, providing rapid adaption in the event of sudden changes in working processes; enabling a working environment to be flexibly created and offering a new user experience.

New Super EA Eco Toner

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The new Super EA Eco toner, which boasts the smallest particles in its class, enables smoother creation of half tones, while fusing at a temperature approximately 10 degrees Celsius lower than conventional toners, thus saving energy.

Fastest Scanning Speed In Its Class

The high-end models have improved scanning productivity, achieving 270 pages of duplex scanning per minute, the industry’s fastest in its class. Bulk scanning of large volume documents can be efficiently done as the new multifunction devices scan the front and back of double sided documents in a single scan.

Cloud-Based Help

Hhelp information has been prepared in the cloud server, so the very latest information is always displayable on the control panel of the multifunction devices or on mobile terminals.

 

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instax SHARE SP-2 Mobile Printer Hands-On Preview

The new instax SHARE SP-2 is a smartphone printer which can print high-quality credit-card sized instant photos from smartphones in just 10 seconds.

A higher image resolution and contrast are achieved with the adoption of a new exposure system. Also, the printing time has been shortened by combining the exposure and film output processes. When users send an image to the instax SHARE SP-2 via wireless LAN, they can get photos in just 10 seconds.

In addition, new filters and templates have been added to the creative experience of the free instax SHARE app. Using the Custom filter, the brightness, contrast and saturation of the image can be adjusted. With the Collage template, two to four images can be combined into one instax photo and with the Split template, one image can be split into two instax photos.

 

instax SHARE SP-2 Hands-On Preview

Right after its official launch, we were given the opportunity to check out the instax SHARE SP-2 mobile printer in person, and we took the opportunity to take a video of it. Check it out!

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instax SHARE SP-2 Specifications

Film

Fujifilm Instant Color Film instax mini (available separately )

Film size

86mm x 54mm

Picture size

62mm x 46mm

Supported image size

800 x 600 dots

Printing resolution

320 dpi

Printing levels

256 levels per color (RGB)

Interface/Standard compliance

IEEE 802.11b/g/n
Operation frequency / 2.4 GHz (5 GHz is not supported.)
Access method: Infrastructure

Supported image format

JPEG, PNG

Printing time

Recording – photo output (Feed out) Approx. 10 sec.

Power supply

NP-45S (1 piece)

Approximate printing capacity before battery recharge

Approx. 100 prints (Based on Fujifilm test conditions)
* Varies depending on the conditions of use.

Power consumption (per print)

2 W

Operating temperature

+5°C to +40°C / +41°F to +104°F (no condensation)

Dimensions & weight

89.5 mm x 131.8 mm x 40 mm (excluding projections)
250 g (without battery and film pack)

 

instax SHARE SP-2 Price

The instax SHARE SP-2 is available in Gold and Silver colours, with a retail price of RM 848 / ~US$ 219. Each instax SHARE SP-2 mobile printer will come with a twin pack of plain film photos (20 pieces).

 

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Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Camera & Instax SP-2 Mobile Printer Launched

On the 18th of August, 2016, Fujifilm revealed two new photographic devices – the Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera, and the Instax SP-2 mobile printer. The launch also kicked off the Fujifilm Shoot.Print.Share Fiesta at the Berjaya Times Square that will run from the 18th until the 21st of August.

In this video, Fujifilm Malaysia’s Senior Marketing Manager, Mr. Kelvin Ooi, highlighted the key features of the new Fujifilm X-T2 mirrorless camera, and the new Instax SP-2 mobile printer.

 

Fujifilm X-T2 Mirrorless Camera

The Fujifilm X-T2 is a speedy upgrade to the X-T1, which Fujifilm describes as “Creative Perfection” that uses advanced technologies to achieve premium image quality, outstanding operability and beautiful design reminiscent of traditional cameras.

The X-T2 houses the latest generation 24.3MP X-Trans CMOS III APS-C sensor with no low-pass filter, boasting the highest performance in the history of X Series. This allows it to produce crisp image resolution comparable to that of cameras equipped with larger sensors and higher pixel counts, all in a more compact and classically-designed body.

And for the first time, the new Fujifilm X-T2 now supports 4K video recording that can use each available Film Simulation mode, including ACROS, to easily produce premium-quality footage that is as unique as the photographer behind the viewfinder.

Check out the Fujifilm X-T2’s key specifications, prices and hands-on preview!

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instax SP-2 Mobile Printer

The new instax SP-2 is a smartphone printer which can print high-quality credit-card sized instant photos from smartphones in just 10 seconds.

Check out the instax SP-2’s key specifications, price and hands-on preview!

“It serves as a smart bridge between the digital and analogue worlds. Our SP-2 brings to life your smartphone photos, instead of those memories stored away in a device,” Mr Nakamura, Fujifilm Malaysia Managing Director, said.

 

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Brother Monochrome Laser Printers Announced

Petaling Jaya, July 12 2016 – Brother International Malaysia today introduced 5 monochrome laser models for Malaysian businesses, with the aim to optimize the business productivity and enhanced security.

The new mono laser series delivers high reliability, value and productivity for businesses. Designed and produced in Japan, the five models comprise two mono laser printers and three Multi-Function Centres serving high print volume office environments.

“The new mono laser series continues to deliver durable, realiable and flexible solutions for business users looking for productivity and cost effectiveness, serving a full range of office, workgroup, and larger volume print environments.” says Mr. Itsuo Segawa, Country Head at Brother International Malaysia Sdn Bhd.

“Knowing the business user is focused on results and convenience, we created these monochrome printers and Multi-Function Centres to dependably and consistently perform with the features and functionality needed to improve and enhance workflow.” Mr. Segawa adds.

 

Better total cost of ownership (TCO)

Brother’s latest mono laser family is built for high efficiency and cost effectiveness. The laser printers and Multi-Function Centres support monthly print cycles of up to 150,000 pages per month, while an ultra high-yield toner enables up to 20,000 printed pages with cost savings in mind. Compared to the previous Brother mono laser range, the new family has raised maximum paper output capacity by 600%, and expanded toner yield by 66% for vastly improved TCO.

 

Superior productivity and ease of use

Productivity is a key feature of the new series. High volume print jobs are easily managed without the need for frequent paper reloads. The default paper tray can hold up to 520 sheets, and optional upgrades of either two additional paper trays or a tower tray provide businesses with a total additional input capacity of as many as 2,080 sheets. A 4-bin Mailbox with stacker and sorter makes even easier to share a printer as bins can be assigned to individual users or groups.

 

Simplify business operations

The new models are easily managed over the network with Brother’s BRAdmin Professional Software. This software includes a suite of security solutions to ensure that documents remain confidential. It is also a network management tool that supports remote configurations and the monitoring of useful information such as page count, toner and drum status. Print costs can be controlled better with the option of setting print quotas for users, while instant notification of printer downtime lets customers attend to the problem quickly.

 

Customised workflow solutions

As each business is unique and may operate under unpredictable conditions, Brother has developed flexible workflow solutions that can be customised if required. Brother Special Solutions Customisation (SSC) enables Brother to collaborate with a business on modifying Brother products for specific business needs. The Brother Solutions Interface (BSI), a web-based service platform aims to improve customers’ productivity and efficiency by allowing software developers to create custom solutions easily.

Mr. Segawa adds, “Brother has long focused on business needs. Now, our fleet of business centric printers has been expanded to include features and functionality ideal for workgroups.”

 

Mobile convenience

Brother also supports the convenient integration of mobile devices into the workflow. Brother iPrint&Scan, Apple AirPrint and Google Cloud Print enable users to print directly from their mobile devices. JPEG and PDF documents can be printed, while faxes and copies can be previewed. Apple products can also save documents to iCloud.

Buyers Laboratory International (BLI), a widely-respected testing and resource company, has evaluated several of the new Brother models. BLI noted the significant business value of the new machines: “The Brother models offer competitive to lower than average cost of ownership,” states Marlene Orr, BLI’s Director, Office Equipment Product Analysis.

BLI recognised the machines’ reliability, particularly in high-volume printing. “Even during peak periods, users won’t see any noticeable slowdowns in output speeds,” says Orr. She also notes the ease of use: “The smartphone-like interface on the Touchscreen models reduces the learning curve, and NFC connectivity eliminates guesswork for mobile printing, offers badge authentication, and a quick link to troubleshooting information.” In addition, BLI pointed to robust scan features that boost worker productivity, and simple affordable sharing of content and collaboration in the cloud with Brother WebConnect+.

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Brother Mono Laser Specifications & Pricing

Brother’s new mono laser series will be available from the following dates at the following prices.

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