Verticals are leaders in the deployment and use of wireless technologies. So it should come as no surprise that Kyocera Mita has fine-tuned a version of its wireless-capable FS-3800 laser printer specifically for the health care industry.
That version, the $1,364 FS-3800RX, includes functions geared to pharmacies, but the real benefits of this printer are relevant to organizations in any industry: superb print speeds, impressive print resolution and the ability to go wireless.
I tested the original FS-3800, a $1,299 workhorse of a printer that offers 25-ppm print speed, an IBM 200MHz PowerPC 740 processor and 16MB of RAM (upgradable to 272MB).
Enterprises with WLANs can untether the FS-3800 with the IB-22, an optional ($419) embedded wireless Ethernet card that is 802.11b- and Wi-Fi- compliant. The IB-22 includes 128-bit encryption for WEP security. (Organizations with wired networks will need to purchase an optional $369 10/100Base2 NIC.)
When I tested the FS-3800 equipped with an IB-22 wireless card on the Labs WLAN, the printer found the WLAN automatically via DHCP. I could configure the printer using a Web browser interface, but its also possible to configure IP addresses and other settings via the printers LCD monitor.
For faster throughput, the FS-3800 processes an entire file and stores an image in RAM before printing. The Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and Adobe Acrobat PDFs I printed were crisp and clear.
More information can be found at www.kyoceramita.com.