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February 26, 2019 @ 12:00am

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 The voice-command technology you use to make life easier at home is now coming to the business sphere. Learn more about how these innovations can simplify your workday so you can spend more time on the important things.


Hands-free, intuitive voice-command

The same easy interface that lets you add items to your shopping lists or queue up today’s weather and traffic info is revolutionizing the way we work with technology in the modern office. New capabilities in Multi-Function Printers (MFPs) make it possible to execute functions with simple voice commands. The two front runners in this technology are Xerox and Sharp, each with their own versions. Xerox has ‘Gabi® Voice’ powered by IBM Watson. Sharp uses Alexa-enabled devices to bring businesses these useful, new capabilities. Below, we will discuss the similarities and differences between each and what devices are compatible with this new technology.

Gabi Voice can be used with Xerox AltaLink All-in-One Printers. The Gabi Voice services uses three components: a smartbox, speaker, and a cyber-secure platform. It performs functions that are pre-programmed and only begins to listen for pre-programmed commands when user says “Gabi…” For security purposes, all data is encrypted, and no data is stored.

Use voice commands to:

  • Copy
  • Print
  • Fax
  • Scan
  • Call for Service

Amazon Alexa for Business can be used with the Sharp Essential and Advanced Series color workgroup Sharp MFPs. With simple voice commands, you can ask a Sharp document system to make copies or scan a document. To enable the MFP Voice feature, you will need an Amazon Account and an Amazon Alexa-enabled Smart Speaker (1 per MFP).

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Use voice commands to:

  • Copy
  • Scan
  • Change optional settings such as:
    • Quantity
    • Color/Monochrome
    • Simplex/Duplex
    • Staple Finishing

Both of the technologies offered by Xerox and Sharp offer a hands-free, intuitive voice-command solution with easy-to-use features that enable you to spend less time in front of the office copier and more time on the business at hand. This is still the beginning of voice-command technology for personal and professional use and as it expands, so will its capabilities and role in the business sector.

Contact us to learn more about voice command solutions for your MFP.

Resources:

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Sharp

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