Top News for the Week of 2/10/2014 – Mopria-Certified Printers On the Way; PaperCut for Controlling Mobile Printing; More

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Legal News

  • He’s got a lot of other things on his mind – namely the closing of three traffic lanes feeding into the George Washington Bridge last September – but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made short work of a proposed New Jersey law that would require sellers of ink cartridges to show on how many pages the user could expect to print with a cartridge. Christie vetoed the bill, but the New Jersey Assembly is back re-introducing the bill. Keep in mind that the New Jersey Legislature can over-ride a governor’s veto with a two-third majority vote.
  • In the ongoing war to protect our lifeblood, Canon files suits against cartridge manufacturers, but one of the defendants. Union Technology, is prepared to take it to court.

New Products

  • The new Sharp Cloud Portal Office is now available. First introduced in November 2013, Cloud Portal Office is being offered on a SaaS (software as a service) basis, meaning that customers pay for it on a monthly basis – which could amount to a nice revenue stream for Sharp dealers.
  • Innovative EFI launches a new digital front end, the Fiery EB-32, a controller that’s designed expressly for Ricoh Production Printers.

New & Improved Solutions and Services

Markets and Marketing

Thanks for reading!

Terry and Kathy Wirth

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