Colour printer maker Tektronix will use the expo to communicate with both the home and corporate user. 'We want to make people more aware of our products, so we are showcasing our new Phaser 380 and Phaser 560,' said Jackson Ngan, Tektronix Asia-Pacific marketing director. 'The Asia IT Expo brings together every year a lot of corporate and home users. With this in mind, we try to cater to the visitors that come to the show.' Tektronix will be launching the Phaser 380 on to the Hong Kong market. It is a tabloid-sized printer that can deliver colour printouts at two pages per minute. Using solid-ink colour printer technology, the Phaser 380 was easy to use and ideal for the home market, Mr Ngan said. 'For these users, colour is very critical, so they need a machine that can output good colour printouts.' The colour printer works with any kind of paper, including index, cover stock, recycled, bond, coated stock or transparency film for presentations. An interesting feature of the Phaser 380 is its ability to be managed via a Web browser with special software from Tektronix called PhaserLink. This program's only requirement is that a user be on a TCP/IP network connection and have a standard Web browser. PhaserLink software reports print job status and allows administrators to configure printers and track usage. It also links to Tektronix's Web site for on-line technical support. Tektronix is also moving closer to its goal of making business colour printing as easy as monochrome laser printing. On display at the show will be the Phaser 560 colour laser printer. 'The Phaser 560 colour laser printer raises the bar for price performance in a business colour printer,' Mr Ngan said. 'It integrates both affordable monochrome and vibrant colour laser output in a single work group printer.' The Phaser 560 can output six colour pages per minute and does monochrome printing at 14 p p m.