Kyocera streamlines office workflows with new SmartScan and SmartFax HyPAS applications

02 April 2013

Kyocera Document Solutions, a leading document solutions company, announces the launch of two new applications that run on its HyPAS MFP platform. The new applications, SmartScan and SmartFax, make scanning and faxing with multifunction printers easier and more productive for users while delivering sizeable time and cost savings for organisations.

Since the integration of printing, copying, scanning and faxing functions into a single device, today's offices would be incomplete without MFPs. As with everything technical, however, there is always room for improvement. In particular, when it comes to digitising hardcopy documents, distributing digital copies, and handling fax messages, there is much to do. Kyocera's two new applications, designed to run on its HyPAS platform, go a long way toward taking the hassle and expense out of scanning and faxing.

Touch and go

Kyocera TASKalfa panel with SmartScan HyPAS Application
TASKalfa panel with SmartScan HyPAS Application

SmartScan simplifies and accelerates the changing of file format, page size, resolution, duplex or simplex and other scan settings. It permits users to scan to a shared folder or an e-mail they either select from an address book or enter on the touchscreen. Logged-in users have the added convenience of the scan2me or the new scan to home folder interface buttons, which automatically scan hardcopy with a single touch to the user's e-mail address or folder, respectively.

SmartFax is available in SmartScan or as a separate application. For a fraction of the purchase price and operating cost of a fax card, it runs on MFPs using existing fax servers. In addition, SmartFax delivers unbeatable convenience, eliminating many time-consuming, error-prone steps in the fax workflow. Users need to enter only the destination number, which they can obtain from the company directory. Additional equipment, attachments, fax cards or cables are unnecessary.

"All SmartFax requires is a fax server to transform MFPs into fax devices for just the cost of the application's purchase price," says Sabine Nobel, Software Product Manager Kyocera Document Solutions Europe. "Kyocera's SmartScan and SmartFax products make office work more convenient and productive, while significantly lowering organisations' overhead."

About Kyocera Document Solutions Europe B.V.

Kyocera Document Solutions is one of the world's leading office document solutions companies. Its range of products and services includes Ecosys printers, reliable multifunctional systems, high-quality consumables, a comprehensive portfolio of software solutions and Managed Document Services (MDS). Kyocera Document Solutions provides innovative products built on a foundation of long-life components. Its customers benefit from low total cost of ownership and high efficiency in any workplace. Its solutions portfolio and Managed Document Services division help customers to reduce costs and environmental impact at the same time as improving the efficiency and reliability of common business processes. For further information, visit:

Kyocera Document Solutions Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kyocera Corporation, which marked its 50th anniversary in 2009. Ranked no. 604 on Forbes magazine’s 2011 “Global 2000” listing of the world’s largest publicly traded companies, Kyocera is a leading manufacturer of high-tech ceramics, electronic components, solar cells and electronic office equipment. Kyocera’s long-term growth strategy is to focus on business that supports telecommunications, information processing, environmental protection and the preservation of quality of life.