The Xerox Corporation will unveil a new parallel printing architecture which utilizes two printing elements for increased speed and efficiency, the company said on Friday.

The firm likened the new architecture to parallel data storage and processor technologies currently being employed in the computing fields.

The technology inside this dual-engine system will deliver the world's fastest duplex cut-sheet printer with features that significantly improve the printer's productivity and reliability,

said Sophie Vandebroek, Xerox chief technology officer and president, Xerox Innovation Group.

Xerox's new printer technology uses software and hardware to enable two print engines to work together as a single unit. In case of an engine failure, the architecture can reroute all pending work to the other engine, the company said.

Stamford, Conn.-based Xerox will demonstrate the new technology at Graph Expo next week, a commercial printing industry event being held in Chicago.

Retail products based off the new technology have yet to be announced.