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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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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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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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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 3/31/2014 – Memjet Partner Expands; New Management Appointments; Xerox Lawsuit

  Markets and Marketing Memjet partners continue to expand in North America, with Reprographic Technology International (RTI) Digital of Ontario, Canada, reporting that it’s negotiated a reseller agreement with #1 Network, under which #1 Network, a distributor of graphics-arts printing systems will sell, market, and support the Memjet-powered RTI Vortex 4200 wide-format printer to its reseller network of over 60 North […]

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Chris Dwart is New President and CEO of Konica Minolta Business Systems Canada

Konica Minolta reports that Chris Dewart has been appointed president and chief executive officer of Konica Minolta Business Solutions (Canada). replacing Mark Miyamoto, who is returning to Konica Minolta Inc. headquarters in Japan. Dewart has been a member of the executive leadership team since 2010, joining Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. as president of Konica Minolta’s […]

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Top News for the Week of 3/3/2014 – Ricoh A3 Color MFPs, Kodak Alaris, More

Products Ricoh is shipping new A3 color MFPs with cloud connectivity and smartphone apps. On the “old-school paper side” of things, they also feature also a new optional staple-less document finisher that binds pages together without using staples – a good idea, and something that’ll make them attractive in education – besides the mobile printing […]

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Lexmark, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, and Xerox Sued by Patent-Holding Firm

Marathon Patent Group, a patent-licensing company, reports that its subsidiary, CyberFone Systems, LLC (“CyberFone”), has filed four patent-infringement lawsuits in the United States Eastern District Court of Texas against Lexmark, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, and Xerox. CyberFone is asserting infringements relating to U.S. Patent 6,044,382. The complaints allege that the printer companies have infringed, and continue […]

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Top News for the Week of 2/24/2014 – Good Quarter for HP, New Solutions for Healthcare, More

Solutions At the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference that’s dedicated to healthcare IT and was held this week in Orlando, Florida, several imaging vendors showcased new and existing solutions for making the capture, distribution, storage, and retrieval of healthcare records into Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems more efficient and less error-prone. Konica […]

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Konica Minolta Will be Largest Exhibitor at Ipex Commercial- and Production-Printing Trade Show

Konica Minolta Business Solutions will be the largest exhibitor – with a 1,200 square-meter booth – at the upcoming Ipex 2014 commercial- and production-printing trade show being held March 24 – 29th at the London ExCeL center in the United Kingdom.  Konica Minolta’s strong support for Ipex comes as good news for the trade show […]

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New Solution from Konica Minolta for Scanning and Sharing Healthcare Docs

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. is launching a new solution to help hospitals and clinics streamline and automate the handling of medical information at HIMSS 2014. Part of Konica Minolta’s EnvisionIT Healthcare solution portfolio, the firm says its Dispatcher Phoenix Healthcare is a cost-effective and easy-to-use solution for the scanning, processing, and secure sharing of medical records […]

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Top News for Week of 2/17/2014 – Worldwide Printer/MFP Market Continues Recovery; First Mopria-Certified MFP; More

New Products The big news this week was Hewlett-Packard’s introduction of the first imaging device that’s Mopria-certified for mobile printing. What’s key is that the new Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476 will make printing from Android devices as easy as tapping on a button. Making Android mobile printing as easy as possible makes sense, as […]

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Konica Minolta Adds New A4 All-in-Ones with Optional Wireless Connectivity

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. today launched the bizhub 4020 and bizhub 3320 A4 monochrome laser All-in-Ones. Combining compact size with advanced multifunction capabilities, Konica Minolta says the bizhub 4020 and bizhub 3320 A4 AIOs are ideal for small- to mid-size print environments that demand productivity and enhanced usability. The bizhub 4020 and bizhub 3320 […]

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Konica Minolta Joins Mopria Mobile-Printing Alliance as Executive Member

Konica Minolta of Tokyo reports that it’s joined the non-profit Mopria Alliance mobile-printing alliance as an executive member. The Mopria Alliance promotes the standardization of wireless printing from smartphones, tablets, and other mobile devices. The firm notes that new work styles have emerged in recent years with the growing use of cloud services and mobile […]

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New Konica Minolta UScan Digitizes all Film and Photographic Materials

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. reports that its UScan+ microform scanner that resulted from a partnership with The Crowley Company, a manufacturer of digital and analog film technologies, will soon be available.  Developed by the company’s Wicks and Wilson division, the UScan+ Universal Film scanner will be available to all Konica Minolta customers, offering a broad range of […]

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Top News for the Week of 2/10/2014 – Mopria-Certified Printers On the Way; PaperCut for Controlling Mobile Printing; More

Legal News He’s got a lot of other things on his mind – namely the closing of three traffic lanes feeding into the George Washington Bridge last September – but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made short work of a proposed New Jersey law that would require sellers of ink cartridges to show on how […]

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New Konica Minolta Business Innovation Centers Part of Firm’s Expansion into Services

Konica Minolta of Tokyo reports that it’s setting up Business Innovation Centers (BICs) in five major regions around the world. The centers will be dedicated to developing new businesses that respond to regional customer needs and markets. The company says it’s been vigorously driving transformation of its core Business Technologies Business by shifting from traditional […]

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Top News for the Week of 2/3/2014 – Good News from Japan; Samsung Brings BusinessCore to U.S.; More

Financial News The theme this week in the digital-imaging industry was encouraging financial results from Japanese vendors, including Ricoh, Konica Minolta, Sharp, OKI, and Epson, as they reported results for their third quarter. All of the companies cite the weaker yen as aiding them in their net sales results. The weaker yen makes Japanese products […]

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