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Top News for the Week of 9/15/2014 – Mobile Print: Too Complicated? Hacked Printer; Memjet at Graph Expo; More

The Million Dollar Question(s) This week, Epson America continues introducing its next-generation color inkjets, ranging from home and photo units, to small-business units. One thing that has struck us about these latest inkjets is the myriad forms of mobile-printing options they support – the latest models, by the way, are Mopria-certified for Android printing. Not […]

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Memjet Partners to Showcase New and Current Printing Systems at Graph Expo 2014

Memjet reports that it will join OEM partners Afinia, Canon, Formax, Neopost, Printware LLC, RTI Digital, and Xante at the Graph Expo 2014 trade show being held next week in Chicago, Illinois. At the event, Memjet’s partners will demonstrate a variety of new and current printing systems that use Memjet’s Waterfall Technology page-wide color inkjet […]

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New App Links Kyocera Multifunctionals to Google Accounts

KYOCERA Document Solutions America is launching its new Google Connector application, which  enables users of Kyocera HyPAS-enabled MFPs to directly access their Google email and calendar functions. With the new app, which was developed by Kyocera, users can access their Google accounts via the MFP’s touch-screen control panel. They can then browse through their email […]

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New Xerox DocuMate 3120 Saves Time Spent Searching for Paper Documents

Xerox today announced the Xerox DocuMate 3120 ($379) document scanner, which can scans up to 20 double-sided documents, receipts, and plastic cards in one minute. Once converted, digital information can be securely saved as searchable PDF files at the computer or in the cloud. The firm notes one of the key advantages of digitizing documents, […]

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Epson Launches its First Mopria-Certified All-in-Ones for Android Mobile Printing; New WorkForce Models

Epson America today launched its first Mopria-certified printers for home and business, the Epson Expression Photo XP-860; Epson Expression Premium XP-820, XP-620, XP-520; and Epson WorkForce WF-2660, WF-2650, and WF-2630. Noting that smartphones and tablets ownership is expected to reach 5.1 billion worldwide by 2018, according to market research from Gartner, Epson says its mobile-print efforts are designed to meet […]

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New Canon imageFORMULA DR-M1060 Office Scanner for Scanning Ledger-Size Originals

Last week, Canon U.S.A. rolled out a new document scanner that can scan up to ledger-size (11″x17″) originals, the imageFORMULA DR-M1060 ($2,995.00 MSRP), which is designed in particular for professional and technical services, legal services, financial services, healthcare, and construction. Canon rates the new scanner at up 60 pages-per-minute and 120 images-per-minute in color, black-and-white, […]

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Konica Minolta Acquires Results Engineering, Provider of Enterprise Content Management Solutions

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. reports that it’s acquired Results Engineering, an enterprise content management (ECM) solution provider, for an undisclosed sum. Konica Minolta says the acquisition will support and further expand its growth strategy for providing enterprise content management (ECM). As a wholly owned subsidiary, Results Engineering will become a part of Konica Minolta’s […]

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Print-Rite to Settle with Canon over Alleged Toner-Cartridge Patent Infringement

The Print-Rite group, including Print-Rite N.A., Union Technology International (Macao Commercial Offshore) Company, Print-Rite Unicorn Image Products Company, Innotex Precision Limited, and Print-Rite Holdings Limited, a provider of aftermarket-printer consumables, released a statement that it’s been working closely with Canon Inc. to resolve the current International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation and the District Court case […]

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OKI Raises Forecast for Fiscal Half Year Due to Improving Printer Business

OKI Electric Industry of Tokyo has revised its earning projections for the first half of its fiscal year (April 1 to September 30, 2014) to better reflect improvements in its printer business, as well as to reflect steady progress of its ATM business, particularly in China, and in its info-telecom systems business. As seen in […]

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Canon PIXMA Printer Hacked to Demonstrate Vulnerability of ‘Internet of Things’

In an experiment intended to expose the security vulnerabilities of an interconnected “Internet of Things,” Context Information Security researcher Michael Jordan hacked the touch-screen interface of a Canon PIXMA color inkjet printer to run the video game “Doom.” Jordan explains, “This blog post is another in the series demonstrating current insecurities in devices categorized as the ‘Internet […]

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Ricoh Adds Kofax Solutions for Advanced Integration of Data and Images into Business Processes

Ricoh Americas reports that it’s expanding its information-mobility offerings with two new solutions,  Kofax Mobile Capture Platform and Kofax TotalAgility. The firm says the two new solutions simplify development of applications that link systems such as fax machines, email, scanners, MFPs, smartphones, Microsoft Office software, and more with data-storage systems such as of ERP, ECM, CRM, […]

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HP to Acquire Open-Source Provider Eucalyptus as Part of Open-Source Cloud Building

Hewlett-Packard reports that it’s negotiated a definitive agreement to acquire Eucalyptus, a provider of open-source software for building private and hybrid enterprise cloud services. After the transaction closes, Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos, a longtime advocate of open source, will join HP as senior vice president and general manager of the Cloud business, reporting to HP […]

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New Epson Expression Photo XP-860 with Six-Color Ink System, Epson Connect Mobile and Cloud Connectivity

Epson America has added the latest addition to its Expression Photo family, the XP-860 Small-in-One ($299.99 estimated street price), which is designed for home use, and with its six-color ink system, for photo-printing enthusiasts. The Expression Photo XP-860 uses six Epson Claria Photo HD Inks, and can produce borderless images on up to 8.5″x11″ media. It’s also equipped with […]

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Canon Successfully Concludes Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Against Grand Image

Canon Inc. of Tokyo reports that it’s successfully concluded a patent infringement lawsuit against Grand Image Inc., which also does business under the name INK4S, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units sold for use with Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser printers. To […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/8/2014 – Major Initiatives from Xerox, HP, Samsung; Ricoh In-House 3D Printers; More

This week, our big news is from Xerox and Hewlett-Packard, with both companies making big announcements – with Xerox focusing on small- and mid-size business MFPs and more, and HP focusing on printer/MFP security. Of note with Xerox is a new managed print services program available for its channel partners under which channel partners provide […]

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Ricoh Signs on to Sell and Distribute Xante Commercial- and Graphic-Arts Printing Systems

Xante, which markets printers, digital presses, and more for the graphics-arts and commercial-printing industry, and is based in Mobile, Alabama, reports that Ricoh is now selling and distribute Xante products. Ricoh has added Xante’s Digital Multi-Media Press alongside Xante’s patent-pending Enterprise High Speed Feed System to its product line, and Ricoh employees have already begun selling […]

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Samsung Launches New Marketing Campaign, ‘Smartify,’ for its B2B MFPs

Last week, Samsung Electronics America introduced four new A4 MFPs with an Android-powered user interface, this week, the firm launched a new global marketing campaign, called “Smartify,” designed to showcase its printing solutions, including the new A4 MFPs. “Our Smartify campaign is designed to elevate Samsung’s brand awareness in B2B by bringing intelligence and leadership […]

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OKI Data Multifunctionals Now Offer Business Solutions from More than 30 Partners

A4 color LED-based OKI MFP MC700 Series OKI Data of Tokyo reports that it’s established alliances with more than 30 independent software vendors (ISVs) around the world, with a special focus on solutions for its A4 LED-based MFPs equipped with OKI’s smart Extendable Platform open-platform technology. OKI Data says these alliances strengthen its ability to […]

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