5 Advantages of Smart Multifunction Printers

Since the last decade, smart devices have flooded all industries from hospitality to entertainment and it looks like they are here to stay for the foreseeable future. Printers are no exception to this list. Multifunction Printers (MFPs) have become increasingly efficient and improved their usability vastly, to the point where people with a basic understanding of printers can use it and can access remote printing.

In this article, we will look at some of the most sought out features in an MFP that truly make it a smart device.

Easy installation – It is very common for MFPs to have built-in installation wizards that allow the user to step through settings easily without the need of an expert. This includes connecting smart MFPs to a network or mobile device.

Intuitive interface – In earlier years, many people found it difficult to use printers due to their overcomplicated interface. But now, majority of smart MFPs have touch screen tablet interfaces, that allow the user to easily navigate to the setting or option they require.

Cloud connectivity – Many businesses are opting for cloud-based services and this is no exception in regard to printing. Smart MFPs allow you to store important documents in cloud storage, which allows you to access the documents from anywhere with an internet connect. Many MFPs have capabilities that allow documents to be scanned and directly uploaded to the cloud. Documents can be retrieved from the cloud and then printed on location.

Security – Hackers are keen to exploit unprotected MFPs, so it is very important to ensure that your MFP has modern security features in-built. Lucky for us, it is common for smart MFPs to have multi-layer security features, such as password protection and encryption. This makes it much more difficult for your files to fall into the wrong hands.

Diagnose problems – When a printer isn’t working as expected, it can be very frustrating to figure out what is causing the problem. Fortunately, smart MFPs are able to self-diagnose a variety of issues that will get you back up and printing in no time. In some cases, you may be able to order cartridges and other supplies automatically from an app to ensure that you never run out of equipment.

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