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Canon Launches Two New All-in-One Home Printers



Canon has today unveiled two new All-in-One PIXMA inkjet printers – the PIXMA MG3040 and PIXMA MG2540S. Designed for the home, both new models are perfect for printing high quality documents and photos, and the compact, sleek design, means they easily fit into any study or home workspace.

Photo enthusiasts can enjoy bringing their pictures to life in vivid, vibrant colours on the new PIXMA MG3040 and PIXMA MG2540S with Canon’s hybrid ink system, using dye and pigment based inks together for beautiful photos, as well as crisp, sharp text in documents. For photo-lab quality prints and fine detail in an instant, the FINE (Full-photolithography Inkjet Nozzle Engineering) cartridge ink lets you create virtually grain free, smooth prints, while XL cartridges allow you to print more pages.

Using Wi-Fi connectivity, the PIXMA MG3040 enables wireless printing from laptops and PCs as well as smartphones and tablets using the Canon PRINT app, while cloud printing means you don’t need to be in the home to get your prints started – you can print from services and social media platforms including Instagram™, Facebook™, Google Drive™ and more. Quickly connect devices at home with Access Point Mode to wirelessly use the printer without even needing to be on the same Wi-Fi network. For days when you’ve no time to spare, documents can be scanned and sent directly to your mobile device so you can take them with you.

For creative inspiration, the PIXMA MG3040 and PIXMA MG2540S include My Image Garden for Mac or PC, which organises all photos in one easy-to-use location before creating unique photo layouts automatically, making beautiful displays and prints possible in an instant.  The printers also come with access to CREATIVE PARK PREMIUM, an online service for Canon genuine ink users featuring inspirational designs and projects from professional artists and photographers.

With the PIXMA MG3040, photo enthusiasts can create new 5×5” square style photo prints, perfect for framing and displaying in the home or even printing as gifts for friends and family. You also have access to Easy-PhotoPrint+ from a tablet, PC or Mac, helping you get creative using images stored on mobiles or in the cloud, with templates including greeting cards, calendars and more.

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Huawei Expands its Super Device Smart Office Portfolio by Launching New Products in the UAE



Huawei Consumer Business Group (CBG) announced today the launch of its Super Device Smart Office new products in the UAE. The devices, which include the 2.5K high-performance intelligent laptops – HUAWEI MateBook 14s and HUAWEI MateBook 13s, the new ultra-curved high refresh rate monitor – HUAWEI MateView GT 27”, HUAWEI PixLab X1- desktop printer with Super Device Capabilities, and more. All these new products fall under the Super Device umbrella from Huawei, offering seamless integration depicted by the Smart Office experience setup.

“For the past couple of years, Huawei carried on its commitment to creating value for consumers through innovation, striving to deliver an intelligent experience across all scenarios driven by “1 + 8 + N” Seamless AI Life strategy. This is more clearly seen in “Super Device” experience that enables different types of products to seamlessly share their capabilities and information, providing consumers with an intelligent experience across five key factor scenarios: smart office, fitness & health, smart home, easy travel, and entertainment,” the company said in a statement.

Keith Li -Country Manager, Huawei Consumer Business Group, UAE, said: “Huawei Super Device Smart Office is our solution to the new world. This approach provides businesses and professionals with the capability to take advantage of an intelligent office experience across many workspace scenarios. It provides users and especially those in workspace the ability to seamlessly and intelligently use multiple devices in different types of scenarios.
Creativity and communication are the two most important scenarios of our daily routines at workplaces. Huawei understands, and envisions Super Devices Smart Office to provide users with tools they need to stimulate applied creativity and seamless communication.”

Smart Office all-scenario devices collaboration is one of the core capabilities of Huawei Super Device. In the modern office, there are still many systems and numerous connections brought by multiple devices and inconsistent interactions that result in fragmented experiences that prevents users from taking full advantage of the benefits different forms of technology can provide.

In a typical Smart Office scenario, Huawei has designed several devices to function and work as one Super Device as well as to easily switch between wired and wireless connection and between work and personal mode.
The newly launched laptops, HUAWEI MateBook 14s and HUAWEI MateBook 13s expands on the Super Device capabilities with innovative all-scenario device connectivity features.

Users can wirelessly project the 12.6-inch HUAWEI MatePad Pro to the HUAWEI MateBook 14s to enjoy the new features of the PC-Tablet Multi-screen Collaboration that comes with three modes; Mirror, Extend and Collaborate. In Mirror Mode, as the name implies, a user can mirror the HUAWEI MateBook 14s screen to the tablet’s display, allowing them directly work on files and annotate documents, or draw/sketch on their laptop with the use of the M-Pen of the tablet.

There is also Extend Mode that transforms your tablet into a second screen, providing extra screen space to display more content, great for online shopping or when browsing the Internet and there are so many items to explore! Lastly, the innovative Collaborate Mode enables cross-platform interactions between Windows and Android, allowing users to transfer content such as text, images and documents between connected devices with a simple drag and drop!

Based on Huawei’s distributed technologies, PC-Smartphone Multi-screen Collaboration features help bridge the gap between Windows and Android operating systems at the ground level, enabling seamless all-scenario cross-device collaboration, file sharing and multi-screen control.

Moreover, users can connect the laptop with the new HUAWEI MateView via cable or wirelessly to have an extra screen providing an immersive viewing space while also wirelessly projecting the screen of the 12.6-inch HUAWEI MatePad Pro onto the HUAWEI MateBook 14s. The benefit of having this trio set up is the easy one-slide swapping of wireless and wired connections which lets easily switch between smart office mode and personal time mode.

HUAWEI MateBook 13s and HUAWEI MateBook 14s

The new 14.2-inch HUAWEI MateBook 13s | 14s – the 2.5K high-performance intelligent laptops. As a new addition to the HUAWEI MateBook Series designed for smart products, the new laptops are steeped in the MateBook DNA, combining aesthetic design, powerful performance, super device features, and smart experience. Meanwhile, it breaks new ground with its 2.5K 90hz Huawei FullView touch Display, 11th Generation Intel Core i7 Processor, Super Device capabilities, such as all-scenario device collaboration that blends creativity into everyday life, delivering a brand-new, smart productivity experience.

HUAWEI MateView GT 27″

The HUAWEI MateView GT 27″ features an impressive 165Hz refresh rate and a golden curvature of 1500R. As a new member of Huawei’s display line-up, the HUAWEI MateView GT 27” not only continues the innovative spirit of the Mate series but also inherits the GT family’s DNA. It again introduces the industry’s leading concepts and technological innovations, by improving the productivity capabilities of mobile devices, offering better, more professional, and more efficient display products.

Using the HUAWEI Wireless Mouse GT and new generation HUAWEI Wireless Keyboard, gamers can rest assured and enjoy optimal gaming experiences. Moreover, with the HUAWEI Wireless Charging Mouse Pad GT which acts as a two-in-one providing a smooth surface for seamless navigation and charging the mouse when in or not in use. Both the mouse and keyboard will be available in the UAE soon.

Huawei also announced its first desktop printer, the PixLab X1. The printer packs interesting features with Super Device Support. The HUAWEI PixLab X1 is a laser printer that can only print in black and white. It can print up to 28 pages per minute and it supports automatic double-sided printing. The printer also doubles as a copier and a smart flatbed scanner. The printer is expected to hit shelves in the UAE in the coming months.

Huawei Consumer Business Group also introduced the HUAWEI WiFi Mesh 7 and HUAWEI WiFi Mesh 3, further expanding its mesh router product portfolio. Available in two packs, the new Huawei smart mesh routers provide blazing-fast Wi-Fi 6 Plus connection speeds for up to 250 devices within 6,000 square feet, perfect for large offices that demand high speed, reliable, and secure Internet connectivity for everyone at work and home. Supporting AX6600 Tri-Band, HUAWEI WiFi Mesh 7 features eight streams for extreme speeds up to 6,600Mbps, which makes smooth streaming of 8K media a possibility.

Huawei also announced the HUAWEI WiFi AX2 Wi-Fi 6 Smart Router that supports significantly improved throughput and capacity to provide smoother HD video streaming, more responsive online gaming experiences, and more. It lets users easily connect multiple units of HUAWEI WiFi AX2 for better Wi-Fi coverage at the workspace. The Super Seamless Roaming feature ensures low-latency roaming for an uninterrupted Wi-Fi experience.

Besides better Wi-Fi speed and coverage, the new router is also compatible with the HUAWEI AI Life app, with which users have access to a wide array of smart tools for managing their home networks. It also comes with Huawei HomeSec, which helps safeguard user data privacy and ensure only users with access rights are granted Internet connectivity.

The HUAWEI MateBook 13s in Silver and HUAWEI MateBook 14s in Green and Grey will be available in the UAE from November 25th starting from AED 5,299, including gifts valued at AED 1,158 such as HUAWEI MatePad and HUAWEI Earphones. UAE residents can pre-order on Huawei’s online store starting November 16th to November 24th and benefit from a special AED 400 discount.

HUAWEI Care-Extended Warranty
HUAWEI Care and HUAWEI Care+ are available for HUAWEI MateBook 13s and HUAWEI MateBook 14s. Customers can purchase through authorized sales channels HUAWEI Care Extended Warranty with all HUAWEI MateBook series with an additional one year or two years upon the expiry of the standard warranty of the product.

Services include replacement/repair with 100% genuine spare parts with guaranteed service quality through HUAWEI One-stop service, easy to claim & repair. Launched alongside other Smart Office products, the new HUAWEI MateView GT 27” Standard Edition will be available on HUAWEI Store online in the UAE from 16th to 24th November with an Early Bird price of AED 1,199 includes HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 as a gift.

Available from 25th November for AED 1,499 includes HUAWEI FreeBuds 3 as a gift. HUAWEI Wireless Mouse GT priced at AED 499 and HUAWEI Wireless Charging Mouse Pad GT priced at AED 349 will be available soon in the UAE. HUAWEI WiFi Mesh 3 starting from AED 699, HUAWEI WiFi Mesh 7 starting from AED 1199, and HUAWEI WiFi AX2 priced at AED 199.

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OKI Launches the New C650 A4 Colour Printer



OKI Europe has announced the launch of the C650, the world’s smallest A4 colour printer.  Available from January 2021, the C650 delivers the performance, media handling, and cost-efficiency of a class-leading workgroup device in the format of an A4 colour desktop printer. Designed for any business that has limited space, the C650 will fit comfortably in the smallest of spaces while printing high volumes quickly and in professional quality, making it ideal for use across a variety of sectors including retail, hotels, restaurants, healthcare, education, and construction. 

Powered by OKI’s pioneering digital LED technology, the C650 delivers high speed printing in rich LED colour, perfect for handling everything from everyday documents to all manner of marketing collateral and signage. The device prints 35 pages per minute and can handle media as light as 60gsm and up to 256gsm, and from B8 up to 1.32m in length.

The C650’s innovative Space Saving Technology includes full front access which significantly reduces the amount of space needed to operate the printer compared to a device with a similar footprint by uniquely ensuring all operations are performed from the front of the device. When it comes to maintaining the C650, only a 2cm space is required around the sides, so it can fit into the tightest of spaces for all operations.  

Reliability was a key area of focus in the C650’s development and the extensive use of high-value components in place of plastic makes this one of the most robust printers in its class, guaranteeing a long and hassle-free life. Separate toners and long-life drums enable a high duty cycle and maximum use of consumables ensuring the C650 keeps printing and printing, making it ideal for organisations requiring high volume printing and high colour coverage. 

OKI recommends the use of ABBYY FineScanner, the first AI-powered smart mobile scanner for scanning paper documents and get perfect digital copies to print and store. This adds scanning capabilities to the C650, removing the need for a separate desktop scanner or MFP taking up valuable space in your business. Customers can also subscribe to The Design Hub powered by Shoppa, providing a one-stop-shop for design and printing needs. This user-friendly creative platform empowers businesses to produce professional-quality, fully personalised visual communications and marketing collateral in-house, in a few simple clicks. 

“Space is an important consideration for so many businesses when it comes to choosing the right printer,” says Lee Webster, General Manager Product Marketing, OKI Europe Ltd. “Typically, buying a compact printer means having to compromise on performance, productivity, quality or cost-efficiency. The C650 turns this on its head, providing exceptional print quality, superior speed and reliability while delivering true ROI. This small yet powerful and robust printer will finally tick all the boxes for so many businesses, whether they’re looking for a device to sit in a busy warehouse, on a production line, in a compact kiosk or in the back office.” 

With organisations and businesses requiring as much support as possible during these challenging times, in addition to an extended 3-year warranty on product registration, as part of its ‘Adapt Today’ campaign, OKI is offering a Business Agility pack with an approximate value of $580 with the purchase of a C650 and a set of CMYK toners. The pack includes a free six-month subscription to The Design Hub and ABBYY FineScanner Premium, media for sector-specific applications, and access to templates and artwork. These tools and assets are designed to help businesses quickly adapt their customer signage and communications to changing circumstances, such as adhering to government guidelines or reacting to evolving market and social trends, without having to rely on third party suppliers.

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Canon Launches new PIXMA TS7440 Series Printer



Canon Europe has announced the launch of the Canon PIXMA TS7440 series, a mid-level, three-in-one A4 home printer with four colour FINE ink cartridges and an Automatic Document Feeder (ADF), ideal for productive homeworking or creative use. Packed with innovative features such as voice command and an LED status bar to check print levels, this versatile and affordable printer combines ease of use with high-quality printing.

With built-in Wi-Fi and PIXMA Cloud Link capabilities alongside voice functionality, users can simply connect to an array of devices, such as a smartphone or tablet, and make the most of third-party solutions like Google Drive, Dropbox, or Google Classroom for a seamless workflow.

The Canon PIXMA TS7440 series is an ideal addition to any homeworking environment, fulfilling the need for a versatile and efficient printer that works harder so users can work smarter. The Automatic Document Feeder (ADF) allows users to scan or copy up to 35 pages at a time without manual assistance, while the two-way paper feeding system enables simultaneous loading of varied paper types and sizes without manual operation during printing and scanning. This feature is beneficial for home workers who require a variety of documents at one time, such as a teacher preparing lesson plans and class resources.

This smart device can also automatically detect paper size and adjust its functionality accordingly, allowing automatic two-sided printing as needed.  The high-quality XL FINE cartridges hold a larger volume of ink with fewer cartridge changes required, perfect for printing lengthy contracts or documents at home.

Reimagine creative possibilities with Canon’s PIXMA TS7440 series, which can hold a wide variety of media types using the rear paper feed. Capable of printing everything users need to get their side hustle off the ground or to pursue new hobbies, the Canon PIXMA TS7440 series can create borderless photos, transferable prints for fabric, and personalised labels.

The PIXMA TS7440 series is also compatible with Canon’s Creative Park, a free online platform with thousands of creative 3D patterns and templates, making it the perfect creative companion to inspire and entertain the whole family.

From the simplicity of set up to the ease of everyday use, this printer is packed with handy features so the whole family can use it effortlessly. The ‘Easy Set-Up’ function reduces the time required from getting it out of the box to full use; while the simple QR Code Direct Connection means users can instantly connect to their smartphone. To optimise productivity and drive efficiency, the Canon PIXMA TS7440 series also has an easy-to-use interface. Featuring a 1.44” OLED display and new LED status bar, users can check print status, spot errors, or see the need for replacement cartridges at a glance.

Compatible with a suite of handy apps and a range of devices, users can print easily from Mac, iOS, or Android devices, connect to cloud services, and discover artistic inspiration. With PIXMA Cloud Link, available via the Canon Print App, Canon PIXMA TS7440 series users can access and print documents directly from third-party services like Google Drive, Evernote, and Dropbox, as well as the new Google Classroom, ideal for working remotely and keeping important documents organised. These printers arrive voice-enabled with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility, making it quicker and easier than ever to use the device, whether it be activating printing or checking status level.

‘The PIXMA Chat Print feature also allows users to share and print images from Facebook Messenger – perfect for those wanting to print treasured memories directly from social media. When printing from a smartphone, Canon PIXMA TS7440 series users can also utilise Apple AirPrint and Mopria, without the need for additional apps or installation.

“Quality, functionality, and convenience are essential when bringing people and technology together. This was key for our Canon Pixma TS7440 Series printer as a perfect all-in-one solution for productive homeworking and creative use. The printer’s intuitive technology, like voice command, is in tune with modern trends and supports our customers’ ever-evolving needs and lifestyle, said Amine Djouahra, Sales and Marketing Director at Canon Central and North Africa.”

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