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Top News for the Week of 7/28/2014 – Printer, MFP Revenue Slips at Xerox; OKI, Konica Minolta MFP and Printer Revenue Up; More

In this week’s financial news, Konica Minolta, OKI, Epson, and Kyocera continue to roll along, steadily rebounding from the effects of the recession and appearing poised for future growth now that their customers’ budget restraints appear to be slowly loosening. Of note with most of these vendors is that they offer workflow solutions that can […]

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MFP Sales up at Kyocera, but Total Company Earnings Down

For its latest fiscal quarter, Kyocera of Kyoto, Japan, reported that it recorded its “highest first-quarter consolidated revenue to date,” due to increased sales and earnings in its Information Equipment business segment. However, sales were down in the firm’s Electronic Device business, although earnings were up in the company’s Electronic Device businesses. Net sales for […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/21/2014 – Strong Quarters for Lexmark, Canon; Epson Invests Big in Inkjet; More

Both Lexmark and Canon Inc. continue to report strong financial results. In the case of Lexmark (which has been all quiet on the hardware front lately), revenue from its Perceptive Software division and managed print services (MPS) continues to drive growth. In particular with Lexmark, MPS revenue grew 14 percent compared to the same quarter […]

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Kyocera Launches RightFax Connector for Connecting to RightFax Servers

KYOCERA Document Solutions America is launching Kyocera RightFax Connector. This Kyocera-developed business application connects a Kyocera MFP to a new or existing OpenText RightFax server, thereby allowing users to fax documents directly from the Kyocera MFP. With Kyocera RightFax Connector, users scan a hard-copy document (or select one from stored archives) and enter a fax […]

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Five Vendors Named Global Leaders in Managed Print Services

U.K.-based market research and analyst firm Quocirca has released its report, Managed Print Services Landscape, 2014, which names five digital-imaging vendors the market leaders in managed print services: Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, Ricoh, Lexmark International, and Canon. According to Quocirca, Xerox is currently the leader in the managed print services (MPS) market, with the report stating, “Xerox […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/16/2014 – What Sets New OKI A3 Apart; 100-ppm inkjet from Epson; More

This week, there was lots of new hardware, from OKI Data, Ricoh, Lexmark, and Konica Minolta. In a sign of the times, this week it was OKI Data and Lexmark adding new A3 hardware, while Ricoh and Konica Minolta added A4 desktop units. (Speaking of Konica Minolta Business Systems [KMBS], this week, we noted that, […]

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Kyocera Expands Printer/MFP Parts-Procurement and Development with New Company in China

Kyocera Document Solutions of Japan reports that it’s established a new printer/MFP parts-procurement and development company, Kyocera Document Technology (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd., in Shenzhen City in the Guangdong Province of China. The new company – pictured above – began operating on June 16, 2014. The firm says that in order for it to continue serving […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/19/2014 – New Print-Management Solutions for Konica Minolta, Kyocera; Inkjet Strong in Production; More

There was no new office-imaging hardware this week, but two vendors introduced print-management solutions: Konica Minolta reported that NSi Output Manager is now available for its bizhub MFPs, while Kyocera Document Solutions reported that Argos OnBoard Print Management is now available for its HyPAS-enabled MFPs. These print-management solutions provide not only tracking of MFP activity […]

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Argos OnBoard Print Management Now Available for Kyocera HyPAS-Enabled Multifuntionals

Sepialine today announced Argos OnBoard for Kyocera, a print-management and tracking application that supports Kyocera Document Solutions America’s HyPAS-enabled MFPs. Argos OnBoard for Kyocera is part of the Argos Print Management solution, which tracks print and copy on a wide variety of printers, enabling administrators to control print and copy usage. It also provides user authentication […]

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Print Audit Embedded Provides Rules-Based Printing, Secure Release, More for Kyocera MFPs

Print Audit reports that its Print Audit Embedded has been validated as compatible with Kyocera HyPAS-enabled MFPs. Print Audit Embedded is a print-management solution that provides cost recovery, rules-based-printing, user authentication, secure print-release, and pull-printing. Print Audit Embedded installs directly onto Kyocera HyPAS-enabled MFPs, allowing administrators to control and recover print, copy, fax, and scan […]

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Top News for the Week of 4/21/2014 – New Samsung 2014 A4 Lineup, BR-Docs from Brother, More

New Products and Solutions Samsung Rolls Out 2014 ‘Smart’ Desktop Printer and MFP Lineup with NFC, Google Cloud Mobile Printing: Samsung Electronics U.S. launched three new A4 printer and MFP lines, the Xpress C18x0, M28x5, and M20x0, all of which feature multiple provisions for mobile printing and scanning, including Google Cloud mobile printing, Near Field Communications […]

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New Multifunctionals, Business Apps, Dealer Programs from Kyocera

Kyocera Document Solutions America announced new dealer-support initiatives, vertical-market opportunities, and new customizable business applications at its annual Pan-American Dealer Meeting, which was attended by more than 1,200 representatives from the United States, Canada, Latin America, Mexico, Europe, and Japan. At the meeting in Las Vegas, Kyocera executives credited the company’s strong performance in fiscal […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Takahiro Sato is New President of KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe

KYOCERA Document Solutions reports a change of management in its European headquarters. Beginning April 2014, Takahiro Sato, who has worked in various capacities across the Kyocera Group, will take on the role of president of KYOCERA Document Solutions Europe, bringing 18 years of experience. Sato succeeds Yoshiaki Onishi, who has held the position for the […]

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