Anup Rai, UK product manager at Kyocera, the vendor envisaged doing due diligence on supporting ideas from about eight new developer partners this year in the UK, and more in Europe.
“Now, especially in larger organisations where there are a number of MFPs, they are looking for more robust, scaleable offerings, for apps they can integrate with them to optimise their workflows and business processes,” Rai said.
Developers access HyPAS’ Java, scan and web services software development kits as well as operation panel APIs and a selection of other tools to create bespoke applications that optimise the use of Kyocera’s TASKalfa MFPs – a market Rai believes has strong potential.
“It [HyPAS] is open source and flexible,” he said. “They can choose to be Alliance partners, which is a partnership with Kyocera where we do all the marketing, end user support and they will earn the royalties off that, or they can go down a more independent route and do it all themselves.”
Kyocera HyPAS technicians can provide developer support, and partners will also take part in a two-day familiarisaton workshop on HyPAS programming. Prospective developers can contact Kyocera directly, or attend one of several planned workshops to discuss their ideas, Rai said.
According to market watcher IDC, long-term growth for pages and hardware shipments requires not only improvements in the general economy, but the ability of vendors to create new opportunities for digital printing.
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