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New Fujitsu fi-6400 Production-Level Document Scanner Scans at up to 100 PPM

March 31, 2015 – Fujitsu is introducing what it’s calling its next-generation production-level scanning solution, the Fujitsu Document Scanner fi-6400 ($12,995 U.S. list price), a mid-volume production scanner that scans at up to 100 ppm/200 ipm at 200 or 300 dpi (in color, grayscale, or monochrome). It also features an expanded 500-page automatic document feeder, […]

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ECi Releases New Central v4.0 User Interface for FMAudit Managed Print Services Solution

March 31, 2015 – ECi Software Solutions reports the worldwide availability of its Central v4.0 user interface (UI) for its FMAudit managed print services (MPS) solution. ECi says this new version will kick-off a number of projects intended to help offfice-equipment dealers capitalize on the growing managed print services (MPS) market, which is estimated to […]

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New York Court Upholds Injunction Against Kodak in Collins Ink-Supply Dispute

March 31, 2015   Law360 reports that the New York Sixth Circuit has upheld a preliminary injunction that stops Eastman Kodak from engaging in a pricing scheme that allegedly stifles competition for Versamark printer ink. The New York Sixth Circuit judge said the district court had not abused its discretion in issuing the injunction against […]

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Konica Minolta Expanding its MPM Production-Print Program to U.S. and Japan

March 31, 2015 – Konica Minolta of Japan reports that in order build-up a global structure for its Marketing Print Management (MPM) services, it’s adding the United States and Japan to its existing business areas of Europe and Asia-Pacific. Konica Minolta has been providing its MPM services to marketing divisions of major global corporations. Under […]

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Epson WorkForce Document Scanners Certified for Use with PSIGEN Software

March 31, 2015 – Epson America reports that its WorkForce document scanners have been certified for use with PSIGEN Software document-scanning and document-capture software. The certification means Epson’s WorkForce document scanners will integrate into existing customers infrastructures using PSIGEN’s PSI: Capture Enterpriseand PSI: Fusion products. PSIGEN’S document-capture solution is designed for small to large organizations in a […]

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This Week in Imaging: A Look at Lexmark’s Kofax Acquisition; Samsung’s Android-Based SDK Available; More

The big news this week was Lexmark International’s announcement that it will acquire Kofax for some $1 billion, its most expensive acquisition to date. Kofax markets a host of document-processing and capture solutions, as well as enterprise content management solutions, for industries such as finance and healthcare, including solutions that can be used to extract […]

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Sharp Says Global Workforce Layoffs Not Necessarily Planned

March 26, 2014 – Sharp Corporation of Japan has issued a press release stating that, despite recent reports from two Japan newspapers, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun (Nikkei) and Yomiuri Shimbun, it will not confirm that a global reduction of its workforce is planned. Last week, the Reuters news service, citing unnamed sources, also reported that Sharp would […]

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Lexmark to Acquire Kofax for $1 Billion – Will Create ‘Broadest’ Portfolio of Document- and Data-Capture Solutions

March 25, 2015 – Lexmark International reports that it will be acquiring Kofax Limited for some $1 billion, acquiring all Kofax outstanding shares for $11.00 per share in cash. Lexmark will fund the acquisition with its non-U.S. cash and its existing credit. Kofax’s board of directors unanimously recommended in favor of the merger agreement. Kofax […]

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Samsung Releases Android-Based Smart UX SDK to Developers for Creating New MFP Functionality

March 24, 2015 – Samsung Electronics of Korea has introduced its Smart UX Software Developer Kit (SDK) designed to enable in-house developers, independent software vendors, system integrators, and value-added resellers to develop Android applications for Samsung MFPs. The Samsung Smart UX SDK is an Android-based open interface for Samsung’s new Smart UX Device Series MFPs, […]

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Toshiba Signs On Atlanta Office-Equipment Dealer Document Strategies

March 24, 2015 – Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) reports that office-equipment company, Document Strategies, which is based in Atlanta, Georgia, will add Toshiba’s line of e-STUDIO MFPs and network document solutions to its existing lineup of office equipment. Document Strategies has over 50 years of experience in the Atlanta marketplace. It specialize in providing MFPs, managed print services, […]

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Xerox Suing Former Employees at Rival IT-Management Firm

March 24, 2015 – Law360 reports that on March 23rd, Xerox filed a lawsuit against three former senior executives in Connecticut federal court, alleging that the former employees conspired to misappropriate Xerox’s allegedly confidential technology information, trade secrets, and intellectual property for their rival customer-service technology startup, TopBox Solutions. TopBox Solutions, which is headquartered in […]

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This Week in Imaging: HP Prepares for Split; Fastest 3D Printing Ever?; Epson, Canon Add Personal Document Scanners; More

News this week is that Hewlett-Packard has revamped its channel-partner programs in order to help its resellers and distributors transition through the impending split of the company. The split makes sense, as it will enable a more effective focus on marketing,  administration and support, and it makes sense that HP kept the PC and printing […]

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Sharp to Cut Some 6,000 Jobs from Global Workforce as Part of Restructuring

March 19, 2015 – Reuters reports that Sharp Corporation of Japan will reduce its global workforce by over 12 percent, which would be some 6,000 jobs, as part of a global restructuring program that’s expected to cost more than $1.7 billion. Of the 6,000 jobs to be cut, half will be in Japan through early […]

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Carbon3D’s 3D Printing Said to be up to 100-Times Faster than Conventional 3D Printing

March 18, 2015 – Silicon Valley company Carbon3D unveiled new polymer-based 3D printing that it says is up to 25- to 100-times faster than conventional 3D printing, which creates objects layer-by-layer. The new Carbon3D 3D-printing technology is based on new Continuous Liquid Interface Production technology (CLIP) that uses light and oxygen to continuously grow objects […]

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Ricoh’s mindSHIFT Launches Cloud Servers in Amazon’s Web Services Market

March 18, 2015 – Ricoh Americas reports that mindSHIFT Technologies has launched mindSHIFT Managed Servers in the Amazon Web Services (AWS) market. mindSHIFT is an IT outsourcing and cloud-services provider, serving small and mid-size businesses that Ricoh acquired in January 2014 (see story here). Ricoh says this latest addition to the mindSHIFT public-cloud portfolio will […]

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New Dispatcher Phoenix 5.0 Adds More Economical Licensing Model, New Upgrades

March 18, 2015 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. reports that it’s released a major upgrade of its automated document-workflow solution, Dispatcher Phoenix Release 5.0. Available in different vertical-market editions, the firm says Dispatcher Phoenix streamlines and automates common document-processing tasks, such as Bates stamping, redaction, file conversion, annotation, indexing, file routing, and more. Some […]

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Kodak Reports Loss for its Fourth Quarter, Revenue Slides

March 18, 2015 – Eastman Kodak reported a loss of $41 million for its fourth-quarter 2014, which however was lower than its net loss of $57 million for fourth-quarter 2013. Revenue for the fourth-quarter 2014 was $529 million, down from revenue of $609 million for fourth-quarter 2013. Kodak cited the impact of the strong U.S. […]

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Canon Withdraws Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Action Against Seine

March 18, 2015 – Canon Inc. of Japan reports that it’s withdrawn its patent-infringement action against Ninestar company Seine (Holland) B.V. that was pending in the District Court  of The Hague in the Netherlands. The suit alleged that certain Seine toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units sold for use in Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser printers […]

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