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Lexmark Launches Cloud Bridge Connectivity Suite

Device connectivity suite empowers workplace flexibility with streamlined access to advanced MPS and Cloud Services.

Sydney, AUSTRALIA. 27 April 2021 

Lexmark, a global imaging solutions leader, today announced the launch of Lexmark Cloud Bridge, a connectivity suite that empowers workplace flexibility for Australian and New Zealand enterprise customers. Lexmark Cloud Bridge expands access to advanced managed print services (MPS) capabilities for direct enterprise customers with complex network environments, or those managing changing circumstances such as an increasing need for employees to access print services remotely or support hybrid work options.

“Customers expect the same level of MPS support on any device in any type of network environment or location” said Stephen Bell, Regional Director of Lexmark Australia and New Zealand. “We developed Lexmark Cloud Bridge to simply and securely bring advanced MPS functionality via the cloud to all network environments—from enterprise corporate headquarters to hyper distributed environments.”

“This new connectivity suite has been developed to help our customers solve the new challenges that come with the pursuit of IT infrastructure to support successful hybrid working.” he added.

The Lexmark Cloud Bridge device connectivity suite unlocks advanced print services capabilities in any network environment. This enables customers to:

  • Reduce IT burden and the cost of printing infrastructure, particularly with devices that were previously disconnected from the managed print service environment
  • Increase device uptime with predictive service
  • Keep printers secure with cloud-based configuration and firmware updates
  • Empower fleet visibility through consolidated portal and interactive analytics
  • Enable remote management of hyper-distributed fleets

The suite includes a Native Agent that ships standard on many newer Lexmark devices, a Printer Agent that runs on solution-enabled printers that are not IoT native, a Fleet Agent that runs on a server or PC for flexibility to aggregate data on-premise with a server-based solution, and a Local Agent that supports direct PC to printer connectivity. The extensible Lexmark Cloud Bridge architecture can be expanded to address future connectivity requirements for maximum flexibility.

Lexmark’s unique industry position as an end-to-end technology owner enables this seamless device-to-backend system connectivity. From the print engine to device communication to its single global IoT system, Lexmark advanced technology architecture delivers a truly integrated connectivity solution that brings advanced services to customers no matter where they reside or what network complexity they may face.

“Lexmark Cloud Bridge connectivity suite enables us to securely deliver our industry-leading print services anywhere, at any time, to any print environment—from a 100,000-device global fleet to a single device in a remote office,” Mr. Bell said. “The Lexmark Cloud Bridge architecture base is a strong new foundation that positions us meet the needs of our customers today and in the future.”

Customers in Australia and New Zealand can look forward to the rollout of the new Lexmark Cloud Bridge from today.

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i) Learn more about Lexmark Cloud Bridge.

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