Xerox VersaLink, Android and Near Field Communication (NFC)

Near field communication (NFC) enables devices to communicate with each other when they are 10 centimetres or closer to each other. You may have also heard NFC referred to a Tap-to-Pair. NFC can be used to obtain a network interface to establish a TCP/IP connection between your device and the printer / multifunction printer.

Currently the NFC feature is supported on the Xerox VersaLink printers and a few others. For instance the WorkCentre 3335/3345, Phaser 3330, Phaser 6510 and the WorkCentre 6515 have NFC available as an option when you purchase the NFC Enablement Kit. Please consult the machine specifications or the support pages to see if the feature is available on your printer. The Near field communications only supports Android based devices at this time.

After you enable NFC to print wirelessly install the Xerox Print Services plug-in on your Android device. You can get the plug-in through the Google Play store. Make sure that you enable NFC before you enable the Plug-in features.

Here are the quick instructions, straight from the online support, for enabling the NFC:
To enable NFC:
•In the Embedded Web Server, log in as a system administrator, then click Connectivity.
•In the Connections area, click NFC.
•To enable NFC, enable the toggle button.
•Click OK.
To configure the device to use plugins:
•Click System > Plug-in Settings.
•For Plug-in Feature, enable the toggle button.
•Click Close.

Note: For the new settings to take effect, restart your printer. Here is a video that demonstrates how to configure NFC. There are no spoken words so read along on the screen and enjoy the cool jazz!!

See doesn’t that look easy! Give it a try and see if the NFC feature helps with your mobile workforce and their printing needs.

Article written by Cheryl Otstott