LEXINGTON, Ky., April 24, 2007–Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) today introduced the Lexmark Education Station, a laser multifunction product (MFP) designed to help schools improve document management processes and meet the requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB).
The Lexmark Education Station allows customers to access Lexmark education solutions on its intuitive, large color e-Task touchscreen interface and is based on the award-winning Lexmark X646dte monochrome laser MFP platform. The Lexmark Education Station also includes print, copy, scan and fax capabilities to help schools save money by consolidating devices and reducing supplies and maintenance costs.
"The Lexmark Education Station builds on our heritage of providing unique solutions that help teachers spend less time on paperwork and more time with students and makes it even easier and more affordable for schools to implement these solutions in their classrooms," said Paul Rooke, Lexmark executive vice president and president of its Printing Solutions and Services Division.
The Education Station comes standard with Scan to Classroom and Forms on Demand capabilities, which give teachers the ability to manage their own documents and help reduce the time they spend on paperwork. The Scan to Classroom application allows teachers to send evidence of work documents, which is student work that teachers may need for a parent conference, from the Lexmark Education Station directly to a personalized, pre-installed destination on the network. Office personnel can also use the same icon to scan and e-mail tardy slips, doctors´ notes, and discipline forms directly to teachers. The Forms on Demand application gives teachers and administrators the ability to access and print files stored on the network directly from the Lexmark Education Station.
Schools can maximize the benefits of the Lexmark Education Station by purchasing optional testing and grading software that allows teachers to quickly gather student exam results and analyze the progress of each individual student. With this solution, teachers can print on demand 15-, 30- or 60-question tests using bubble sheet templates from the Lexmark Education Station and then receive test results in minutes by scanning completed bubble sheets back into the Lexmark Education Station. The Lexmark Education Station will then print an image of each student´s test, along with the answer key showing which answers were incorrect, the student´s grade, and room for teacher comments. This single-sheet summary helps give students, and their parents, detailed feedback on their progress. It also allows teachers to see, almost immediately, which students are falling behind and identify possible weak points in the curriculum content so that they can make necessary adjustments to meet the requirements of NCLB.
To consolidate processes and make record-keeping even more efficient, schools can upgrade the Lexmark Education Station even further with an additional solution that integrates the device directly with many Student Information Systems (SIS) and grade book software programs. This solution enables real-time information pertaining to students to be captured electronically and sent directly to their records, helping schools save time and resources and also maintain more accurate records.
The Lexmark Education Station is available immediately for an estimated street price of $3,699* from Lexmark authorized resellers. Optional software enables education solutions** such as the testing and grading module and SIS integration. This software can be enabled through Lexmark Global Services and is expected to be available through select resellers in the coming months. Pricing for these solutions varies based on quantities and customer location.
Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) provides businesses and consumers in more than 150 countries with a broad range of printing and imaging products, solutions and services that help them to be more productive. In 2006, Lexmark reported $5.1 billion in revenue. Learn how Lexmark can help you get more done at www.lexmark.com.