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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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Xerox: WorkCentre 3315/3325, Phaser 3320 Affected by Heartbleed Vulnerability

Xerox has reported that two of its MFPs, the WorkCentre 3315/3325, and a printer, the Phaser 3320, have been affected by the “Heartbleed” vulnerability. Heartbleed refers to a vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library (Version 1.0.1 to 1.0.1f). Essentially with this vulnerability, encrypted data sent over the Internet can be accessed, stolen, and […]

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Laser MFP Sales Show Healthy Gains in Western Europe

U.K.-based market-research firm Context reports that despite an overall drop of -4 percent in printer-hardware unit sales in Western Europe in 2013 compared to 2012, laser-MFP sales bucked this trend and grew 8 percent over the same period. All other imaging categories saw sales decline in Western Europe during 2013 according to Context. Inkjet MFP […]

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Memjet Unveils Next-Generation Aspen Inkjet Print Engine for Commercial Printing

San Diego-based Memjet has introduced its next-generation Aspen, a page-wide color inkjet print engine. Memjet says Aspen is designed for on-demand, high-quality color printing for label printing and commercial presses, boasting speeds of 225 feet per minute, full dot control, and flexible configurations for retro-fitting printers with digital capabilities. The new print engine will be […]

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Ricoh Rolls Out Streamline NX Platform for Document Capture and Distribution, User Management

Ricoh Americas has introduced Streamline NX, a new platform for document capture, distribution and management, providing automated document routing, user authentication, MFP tracking and restriction, reporting, accounting, and more in one platform designed for hundreds to thousands of MFPs, including both Ricoh and non-Ricoh devices, with the greatest functionality provided for Ricoh devices. At each […]

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HP Agrees to $108 Million Settlement with Department of Justice, Securities & Exchange Commission

On April 9th, Hewlett-Packard announced a resolution of a U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigation of potential violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). HP will pay approximately $108 million to these two U.S. government agencies. HP also has agreed to undertake certain compliance, reporting, and […]

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New Desktop Scanners from Xerox, the Digital Desktop Organizer and Digital Personal Organizer

Xerox has introduced two new desktop document scanners, the Xerox Digital Desktop Organizer ($495 MRSP), a 25-ppm duplexing Xerox Documate scanner and software, and the Digital Personal Organizer ($299 MSRP), a 20-ppm duplexing flatbed Xerox DocuMate scanner and software. Xerox has included software for creating PDF and text-searchable files from scanned files. Also included is: Cloud storage […]

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Konica Minolta Acquires ECM Provider AMS Imaging

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. has acquired AMS Imaging, a maker of enterprise content management (ECM) software for an undisclosed sum. The acquisition is intended to support and further expand Konica Minolta’s ECM business. As part of the acquisition agreement, AMS Imaging will become part of Konica Minolta’s ECM business practice and market its products […]

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Top News for the Week of 4/7/2014 – HP Puts the Capture-and-Route into Enterprise Inkjet; ’4D Printing’; More

New Products and Solutions For an A4 MFP, Hewlett-Packard has packed a lot into its new flagship inkjet Officejet Enterprise Color Flow X585z, including business-class security and capture-and-distribute (including scan to cloud and Microsoft SharePoint), all of which previously were only available with its enterprise-class laser MFPs. We take an in-depth look at the Officejet […]

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Judge Rules Data-Storage Patent-Infringement Suit Against Xerox, Toshiba Can Proceed

Law360 reports that a Delaware federal judge has refused to dismiss nearly a dozen suits brought by a computer engineer against Xerox, Toshiba America,. and others, alleging the companies infringed upon his company’s patented data-storage system, ruling that the computer engineer’s chain of title to the patent is sufficiently clear. The opinion denied motions to dismiss […]

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Mini Robotic Portable Printer Launches on Kickstarter

Israeli firm ZUtA Labs has launched the world’s first robotic printer, the Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, on Kickstarter. The Mini Mobile Robotic Printer, which can be had for a pledge of $180 plus delivery, is essentially a battery-powered black-and-white portable inkjet print head set on wheels – there’s no paper input or output trays, or […]

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