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U.S. Patent Office to Review ‘Patentability’ of MPHJ Technology’s Scan Patents

In a win for three copier companies, Law360 reports that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s trial board will review two controversial scan patents owned by MPHJ Technology Investments after requests from Xerox, Ricoh Americas, and Lexmark International, which have argued that the two patents are nothing more than a “well-known concept” for allowing PC users […]

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Xerox Executive Blodgett to Pay $412,723 to SEC to Resolve Disputed ACS Revenue

According to a news release from The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Lynn R. Blodgett, an executive vice president at Xerox, has agreed to pay the SEC $412,732 to resolve accounting-related charges, and a penalty of $52,000. The charges stem from an SEC investigation into accounting practices at Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), a Texas company that […]

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New Samsung A4 Multifunctionals Feature First Android OS-Powered User Interface

Samsung Electronics America is launching a new line of ProXpress standalone-printers and MFPs, the C2620DW ($499), C2670FW, M4583FX ($1,799), and M4580FX. The new A4 desktop models are built for small and mid-size businesses and print and scan on up to 8.5″x14″ media. The M4583FX and M4580FX MFPs are, the first time MFPs are equipped with an Android […]

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New e-Bridge CloudConnect from Toshiba Provides Dealers with Remote-Device Management and Monitoring

For any copier/MFP dealer, one of the keys to customer satisfaction  is keeping their copier/MFPs up and running. To that end, Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) is introducing e-Bridge Cloud Connect, a cloud-based solution hosted on the Microsoft Azure SQL database platform, and which provides remote-device monitoring and management, requires no software installation,  and is […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/25/2014 – New HP Instant Ink-Subscription All-in-Ones; Canon Supports Android; Latest Worldwide Printer/MFP Shipments; More

Photo credit: ecstaticist / Foter / Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) Cost per Page (CPP): At its most basic, CPP is the cost of imaging supplies used per standard page, including ink or toner, imaging drums, fuser units, transfer belts, etc. Why are we talking about CPP? The reason is that although […]

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Canon Takes Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Campaign to the U.K.

Canon Inc. of Tokyo today announced it’s filed a patent-infringement lawsuit in the High Court of Justice of England and Wales against Badger Office Supplies Limited, Inkjet Direct Limited and Greentrees International Limited for infringement of Canon’s European Patent (UK) number 2 087 407 by, inter alia, for the importation, manufacture and sale of certain […]

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IDC: Worldwide Large-Format Printer Shipments Enjoy Fourth Consecutive Quarter of Growth; Epson Makes Gains

According to the latest data from the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Large Format Printer Tracker, the large format printer (LFP) market recorded year-over-year growth of 5.3 percent in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), with more than 77,000 units shipped. Shipment value, however, declined slightly to $786 million in the quarter, with year-over-year […]

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Square 9 Softworks’ Document-Management and Search Solutions Now Available for Toshiba e-STUDIOS

Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) today reports that the Square 9 Softworks solution suite is now available for use with TABS’ e-STUDIO MFP as a result of a new partnership with enterprise content management (ECM) software-development firm Square 9 Softworks, which is based in New Haven, Conneticutt. The Square 9 Softworks suite will now be available […]

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HP Launches Four New Mobile-Printing Friendly Inkjet All-in-Ones with Instant Ink Program

Hewlett-Packard has introduced four new color inkjet All-in-Ones for home and home-office users, the Envy 7640 e-All-in-One, Envy 5640 e-All-in-One, Envy 5660 e-All-in-One, and Officejet 5740 e-All-in-One, all designed to make it easy for users to print from smartphones and tablets, including iOS, Android, ChromeOS, Windows 8, and the Kindle Fire HDX. All of the new […]

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HP Chairman and CEO Meg Whitman Accepts ALS ICE Bucket Challenge

After a challenge from Dell Computer CEO Michael Dell, Hewlett-Packard Chairman and CEO Meg Whitman has accepted the ALS #IceBucketChallenge. After an icy dousing, Whitman then nominated former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, General Motors CEO Mary Barra, and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney to accept the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  

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Strong Printer/MFP Growth in Middle-East, Reports IDC

The Middle East hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market overcame a conspicuous downturn in Turkey to post strong year-on-year growth in second-quarter 2014, according to figures released today by International Data Corporation (IDC). The research and advisory firm’s latest Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker shows the overall Middle East market expanded 9.4 percent in volume and almost 7 […]

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Fuji Xerox Printer Not Only Prints Your Documents, But Delivers them to Your Desk

Nikkei Technology reports that Fuji Xerox is testing a robot printer that not only prints your documents but delivers them to your desk. Fuji Xerox recently demonstrated a prototype of the robot in Tokyo in cooperation with Tokyu Land Corporation in a lounge-like setting. To send a job to the printer – whether in an office […]

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Five New Canon imageCLASS A4 Mono Models for Home and Small Business, Start at $169

Canon U.S.A. announced new additions to its imageCLASS A4 laser-printer and MFP family with five new A4 models that print and scan on up to 8.5″x14″ media. The five new models consist of the imageCLASS MF229dw, imageCLASS MF227dw, and imageCLASS MF212w black-and-white wireless laser MFPs, imageCLASS MF216n black-and-white laser MFP, and imageCLASS LBP6230dw wireless black-and-white laser printer, the last […]

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Select MFPs Support New Android Version of Canon Mobile Scanning for Business

Canon U.S.A. reports that its Canon Mobile Scanning for Business App for mobile devices supported by Android operating systems, including select tablets and smartphones. Canon Mobile Scanning for Business enables users in homes and offices to scan hardcopy documents over their wireless network from a supported imageCLASS, imageRUNNER or imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFP directly into their compatible […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer/MFP Market Declines for First Time in Three Quarters; Samsung Makes Gains

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market declined for the first time in the past three quarters to 25.5 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2014 (2Q14), resulting in a -2.3 percent year-over-year decrease, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. Note that IDC tracks A2-A4 devices in its […]

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New Therefore Online Cloud-Based Information-Management System from Canon

Canon U.S.A. is introducing Therefore Online, a subscription- and cloud-based version of its Therefore information-management solution, which enables organizations to store, manage, and process scanned and electronic documents. With a subscription to Therefore Online, organizations receive an all-inclusive solution, with no limits on the amount of users that can be added. Unlimited Workflows, and support costs are […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/18/2014 – New Memjet Print Engine, Printer Revenue Down at HP, More

This week, the big news was Hewlett-Packard’s reporting of its results for third-quarter 2014. The good news is that HP achieved a slight revenue increase after several quarters of revenue decline, the bad news was lower printer revenue, including lower supplies revenue. However, HP CEO Meg Whitman was overall pleased with HP’s performance. According to […]

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Canon Takes Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Campaign to Russia

Canon Inc. reports that it’s filed a suit for enforcement of its Russian Federation patent 2467370, which relates to toner cartridges. Canon filed the suit with the Moscow City Economic Court against the defendant, X-Com Shop Ltd., a distributing company. Canon alleges that certain models of toner cartridges sold on the Russian market under the […]

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