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Canon Inc. Reports Healthy Gain in Net Income, Sales of MFP-Copiers, and Laser and Inkjet Printers

Canon Inc. of Japan reported a healthy 16.4 percent gain in net income for its first fiscal quarter. While it says much of the gain was due to favorable exchange rates for the Japanese yen versus the U.S. dollar and euro, it also reported healthy sales of MFP copiers and laser and inkjet-print sales, although […]

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Samsung Rolls out 2014 ‘Smart’ Desktop Printer and MFP Lineup with NFC, Google Cloud Mobile Printing

Samsung Electronics U.S. launched three new A4 printer and MFP lines, the Xpress C18x0, M28x5, and M20x0, all of which feature multiple provisions for mobile printing and scanning, including Google Cloud mobile printing, Near Field Communications (NFC) touch-to-print mobile printing, and Wi-Fi Direct printing.. With NFC mobile printing, the user taps their NFC-enabled mobile device […]

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Samsung Threatens Legal Action Against Resellers of Toner Cartridges

The Recycling Times reports that Samsung Electronics has sent letters to resellers of Uprint toner cartridges designed for use in Samsung printers. The letter warns the resellers that they are “making unauthorised use of Samsung’s intellectual property rights … by selling cartridges that are compatible with Samsung’s printers in which the patented technology is applied.” According […]

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Brother Launches BR-Docs Platform for Cloud-Based Document Storage and Sharing

Brother International today launched BR-Docs, a subscription- and cloud-based document-management service for sending, storing, and sharing digital files in a secure Web-based account. Designed in particular for small to mid-size businesses, Brother says the solution provides businesses with a simple, secure, and reliable way to organize, store, sync and access digital files from a desktop […]

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Revenue, Earnings Down at Xerox, Lowers Forecast

Xerox today reported results for first-quarter 2014, with earnings per share of 23 cents, and revenue of $5.1 billion, down 2 percent versus first-quarter 2013, with 57 percent of revenue ($2.9 billion) derived from its Services business. Net earnings were $281 million, down 5 percent versus first-quarter 2013. Revenue from the company’s Document Technology business, […]

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Revenue, Earnings Down for Lexmark’s First Quarter, but Exceeds Forecast

Lexmark International reported results for its first quarter, with revenue and earnings per share exceeding its January guidance. First-quarter revenue of $878 million includes $3 million of acquisition-related adjustments, compared to $884 million for first-quarter 2013. Net earnings were $29 million compared to first-quarter 2013 net earnings of $40 million. Earnings per share for the first quarter of 2014 […]

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Notable Solutions Reports Some AutoStore 6 Components Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug

Notable Solutions today reported that four components of its AutoStore 6 document-capture-processing-and-routing software have been affected by the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability: the Ricoh ESA capture component; AutoCapture; QuickCapture Pro; and Bates Stamp Server. Notable Solutions says an update that corrects the bug is included in the AutoStore Framework v10 and can be immediately downloaded via […]

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New Multifunctionals, Business Apps, Dealer Programs from Kyocera

Kyocera Document Solutions America announced new dealer-support initiatives, vertical-market opportunities, and new customizable business applications at its annual Pan-American Dealer Meeting, which was attended by more than 1,200 representatives from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Mexico, Europe, and Japan. At the meeting in Las Vegas, Kyocera executives credited the company’s strong performance in fiscal […]

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Konica Minolta Japan Investigating Several bizhub Multifunctionals for Heartbleed Vulnerability

Konica Minolta Business Solutions of Japan reports that it’s cleared most of its bizhub MFPs safe from “Heartbleed” OpenSSL vulnerability. To see a complete list of cleared products, visit the company here. However, Konica Minolta reports that it’s still investigating several MFPs:  the bizhub 4700P/4000P/3300P, bizhub 4020, and bizhub 3320. It also says that it released counter-measure products […]

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Top News for the Week of 4/14/2014 – Streamline NX for Ricoh MFPs, Drivve for OKI MFPs, New Memjet Print Engine, More

New Products and Solutions Ricoh Rolls out Streamline NX Platform for Document Capture and Distribution, User Management: What does Streamline NX have? A better questions may be what it doesn’t have. For a start, and depending on configuration, Ricoh’s new Streamline NX platform can be equipped with rules-based printing, card-based user authentication, user restrictions for […]

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New Ricoh A4 Desktop Color Laser Printers and MFPs with Standard Wireless Connectivity

New from Ricoh Americas are 21-ppm desktop color laser printers and MFPs designed for small offices and corporate workgroups, the SP C250DN ($360 MSRP) and SP C252DN  ($550) color laser printers, and SP C250SF ($599 MSRP) and SP C252SF  ($550)($899 MSRP) MFPs, all of which feature standard Wi-Fi wireless connectivity, lower energy consumption, print resolution […]

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EFI Reports First-Quarter Revenue Is up 10 Percent

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) has reported first-quarter revenue of $188.7 million, up 10 percent compared to first quarter 2013 revenue of $171.4 million. Net income was $10.1 million or $0.21 per diluted share, up 21 percent and 24 percent respectively compared to $8.4 million or $0.17 per diluted share for the same period in 2013. The […]

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New Kyocera Desktop A4 MFPs with Color Scan Start at $2,459

Kyocera Document Solutions America has launched four new ECOSYS black-and-white MFPs, the ECOSYS M3560idn, M3550idn, M3540idn, and M3040idn, all of which feature color scanning and 7-inch color touchscreen, and are available through authorized Kyocera dealers. The ECOSYS M3560idn prints at 62 ppm, the ECOSYS M3550idn at 52 ppm, and the ECOSYS M3540idn and M3040idn at […]

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Drivve Image Capture and Drivve Print Management for Smart OKI MFPs Now Available

As part of a recent global-distribution agreement negotiated between OKI Data Corporation and Drivve, Inc.,OKI Data Americas is announcing that embedded versions of the Drivve | Image image-capture, and Drivve | Print print-management and cost-recovery solutions are now available for OKI MFPs that incorporate OKI’s smart Extendable Platform. Together, OKI says its smart MFPs and […]

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Kyocera Joins Mopria Mobile-Printing Alliance as Executive Member

Kyocera Document Solutions of Japan reports that it’s joined the Mopria Alliance, a non-profit organization created with the goal of simplifying wireless printing from smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The Mopria Alliance aims to develop a standard interface that will allow users to connect to any printer —regardless of its manufacturer—with virtually any mobile […]

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Konica Minolta Adds Connector for Scan to, Print from Dropbox

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has added a new bizhub Connector for Dropbox ($9.99 MSRP) in its bizhub MarketPlace. The app provides access to Dropbox, the popular file-hosting service that provides file cloud storage, file synchronization, and client software. From an enabled Konica Minolta bizhub MFP’s touch screen, users can browse through their Dropbox folders, […]

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Union Tech is 1st After-Market Consumables Supplier to Market a 3D Printer

China-based Union Technology International (M.C.O.), the global distributor of Print-Rite Imaging Products (PR) after-market printer and MFP consumables, reports that it’s launched its first 3D printer. PR also says it developed consumables for the 3D printer that consist of PLA filament and ABS filament (above). PR is the first after-market consumables vendor to launch a 3D […]

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Konica Minolta Acquires Pitney Bowes Canada’s Document Imaging Solutions

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. reports that, for an undisclosed sum, Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada) has acquired Pitney Bowes Canada’s Document Imaging Solutions (DIS) business, consisting of the hardware and document-management software and solutions segments, which generated approximately $82 million (Canada) in revenue in 2013. The firm says the acquisition is part of its […]

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