Lexmark Australia has today unveiled a new all-in-one inkjet printer that can scan photos in less than five seconds. Called Genesis, this printer sports a unique upright design and uses a 10-megapixel sensor instead of a conventional scanning bar for faster image or document digitalisation.
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Unveiled at a press conference this afternoon, the Genesis (S815) comes with a 4.3-inch colour touch screen that lets you choose a task without having to go to your computer. Scanned images are instantly displayed on the screen, while its card reader and USB port allow users to print photos and documents instantly.
The unit is also Wi-Fi enabled, allowing users to read the news, upload images and saved documents to cloud-based applications such as Stamps.com, Evernote, Box.net, and Tripit, as well as access to Twitter and Facebook.
Lexmark’s Director of Worldwide Product and Solutions Marketing, Bill Lucas, demonstrated to the media how easy users can scan pictures or documents. If a user has a photo to scan, he/she simply needs to open the lid, place the photo, and close it. Within 3 – 5 seconds, the Genesis shows a preview of the photo and asks what to do next. Every single process, including changing the ink was shown on the 4.3-inch screen, which is good especially if you do not know your way around a printer.
“Instead of looking at a piece of technology and asking ourselves what we could do with it, we ask users what they want on their printers. This method allows us to create products that make life a bit easier,” said Lucas to SmartHouse.
The Lexmark Genesis will be available in Australia at the end of this month at participating Harvey Norman, Domayne & Joyce Mayne outlets for $449.