Everything is becoming something else, and even printers are becoming devices that do more than print. For instance, plain-paper fax machines are now available (such as several from Ricoh) that can also function as laser or ink-jet printers. Since 1990, Xerox Corp. has sold an expensive printer-copier-scanner that can be hooked into corporate computer networks.
Some recent hardware can do even more. Multifunction devices combine several capabilities, such as copying, scanning, printing and faxing, all in one device. An example is Okidata’s Doc-It, which combines four pieces of office equipment-photocopier, fax machine, scanner, and laser printer-in one. By doing the work of four separate office machines at a price below the combined cost of buying these devices separately, it offers budgetary and space advantages.
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