SOUTH AFRICA – DEVELOP South Africa, a communication solution brand wholly owned by Bidvest Company, has launched the new ineo i-Series with next-generation technology.

The solution offers higher speeds and enhanced security features that allows users to control information, protect data and prevent virus threats more effectively.

DEVELOP SA General Manager Sudhir Daya says the new ineo i-Series A4 and A3 colour range has been designed with the changing workplace in mind.

It also launched a new range of ineo i-Series printers aimed squarely at the channel. The new range, available in A4 and A4 standard and multi-format models, is designed with security in mind. To that end Develop SA notes that they tout a number of important features.

Some other notable features include a floating operation panel with a smartphone-style interface designed to be easier to use than conventional printer user interfaces.

Added to this is a large 10.1″ display and a new quad-core CPU which deliver four times the processing speed of the previous generation of ineo i-Series printers, the company confirms.

“As office documents become more digitised and the volume of data increases, centralised management and better access to them is vital,” said Daya.

“In addition, an increase in business data leaks and hacking has necessitated a shift to devices with built-in security technology. In this respect, the ineo i-Series is General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant, offering remote backup and end-point security,” he adds.

An optional Bitdefender anti-virus engine automatically scans all transmitted and received data in real-time. Users can also run on-demand or scheduled scanning of their data to make sure they stay protected.

“Our offerings include ineo SECURE, which protects the data inside the memory of the i-Series; ineo SECURE Platinum which, secures devices’ network settings; Bitdefender anti-virus, which protects devices from the threat of viruses and an ineo SECURE Notifier App, which can be used to ensure the right settings are implemented and remain unchanged,” the GM points out.

A feature of the ineo i-Series is its floating operation panel. It has a 24-degree to 90-degree tilt angle and a large 10.1-inch table style touch panel.

For easier operation and enhanced accessibility, users can operate and learn from the i-Series via their voices, similar to the way they use their smartphones. “This is an excellent feature as it also allows visually impaired people to autonomously handle their copy and scan jobs without touching the device,” noted Daya.