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Print Tracker Now Provides Expanded Reporting for Brother Printers and MFPs

December 16, 2014 – Boise, Idaho-based Print Tracker reports that its Print Tracker solution now provides expanded reporting capability for Brother International printers and All-in-Ones. According to the firm, Print Tracker Pro now gathers the widest array of meters on Brother printers and All-in-Ones in the industry. “Brother International Corporation provides quality printing equipment and […]

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This Week in Imaging: Epson, OKI Forge Ahead; HP Officejet X Gains Ground; Average Copier-Sales Comp; Badder BadUSB; More

This was a very busy week in the printer and MFP world, and we have lots of news, from everything from the average copier sales person’s annual compensation, to new business inkjet, to Kodak’s reorganization. Also be sure to check out the latest research from the folks at IDC, who’ve previewed a sampling of their […]

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Print Audit’s Embedded Print-Management Solution Now Compatible with Lexmark MFPs

December 3, 2014 – Print Audit reports that its Print Audit Embedded print-management solution has been certified as compatible with Lexmark eSF-enabled MFPs. Print Audit Embedded provides printing cost recovery, rules-based-printing, secure print release and pull-printing capabilities for Lexmark eSF-enabled devices. Print Audit Embedded installs directly onto Lexmark eSF-enabled MFPs, and enables administrators to control and […]

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Copier Careers: Average Copier Sales Rep Compensation is $88,983

December 2, 2014 – Copier Careers has just published its 2014 Sales Representative Salary Survey, which surveyed nearly 10,000 copier channel-sales representatives. The survey tracks base pay, quotas, and commissions for several different job titles: Account Executives, MPS/Solution Sales Reps, Named Account Managers, Senior Account Executives, Major Account Managers, Government Account Managers,and National Account Managers. Key findings from […]

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It’s Official: Half of USB Devices Have Unpatchable Security Flaws

Following up our article on BadUSB malware, the security researchers that discovered the vulnerability have since tested the USB controller chips from eight of the major suppliers. Hacker Karsten Nohl presented at the recent PacSec security conference in Tokyo that he and his fellow researchers Jakob Lell and Sascha Krissler have analyzed every USB controller chip […]

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This Week in Imaging: Further Details on OKI’s 5-Year Warranty; HP’s Latest Financial Results; More

This newsletter is coming to you early this week because of the Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States. Plus, it’s snowing fairly hard today in northern New Jersey, and many have the day off. (FYI, northern New Jersey is the North American headquarters for a disproportionate number of major imaging vendors, including Sharp, Konica Minolta, […]

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Fuji Xerox Launches Next-Generation Managed Print Services that Support Mobile and Cloud Environments

November 25, 2014 – Fuji Xerox of Tokyo reports that it’s launching Next Generation Managed Print Services (MPS), which it says moves MPS beyond optimization of printing environment to services that optimize clients’ document work processes with enhanced security in mobile and cloud environments. The services will be available in the Asia-Pacific region (Singapore, Australia, Hong […]

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New PrinterLogic Printer-Management Platform Eliminates the Need for Print Servers

Utah-based PrinterLogic today launched the latest version of its Web-based PrinterLogic Printer Management platform, which enables businesses of all sizes to eliminate print servers. Regardless of how many offices or employees an organization might have, PrinterLogic says IT staff are now able to centrally manage all printers while eliminating print servers altogether, potentially saving millions […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/3/2014 – White and Clear Toner; Good Financials; Xerox Paper-Less Solutions; More

This week, several MFP/copier/printer market players, all based in Japan, reported good financial results for their latest quarter. While some of this is due to the favorable effects of a lower-valued Japanese yen versus other currencies, a good part is also due to the strengths of these companies’ digital-imaging technology, as well as favorable markets […]

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Lexmark Wins $100 Million Managed Print Services Contract from Alberta Health Services

Lexmark International reports that it’s signed a five-year managed print services (MPS) agreement for approximately $100 million with Alberta Health Services (AHS) of Alberta, Canada. The firm says Alberta Health Services conducted a rigorous evaluation through an open competitive bid process, which began in 2013, and resulted in the selection of Lexmark as the service […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/27/2014 – HP Finally Goes 3D; 9-Color Epson Printer; Vendor Financials; More

The big story this week was Hewlett-Packard’s unveiling of its first HP-developed 3D printer, which uses what HP calls Micro Fusion Technology – which, you guessed it, borrows from HP’s inkjet-printing technology. We hope you read our story, which takes a look at how it works, why it’s different from other additive 3D printers, and […]

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Print Audit Launches Remote 3D-Printing Management Solution

Canadian-based Print Audit, which markets print-management solutions, has partnered with PrintToPeer to provide remote 3D-printer monitoring and management software to Print Audit premier members. Print Audit Premier is a membership program that gives office-equipment dealers virtually unlimited access to all of Print Audit’s products for one monthly price. According to Print Audit, PrintToPeer is a Calgary-based […]

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Top News for the Week of 10/13/2014 – New Xerox Hardware, ‘Copier’ Dealer Goes 3D; More

This week, we saw new hardware from Xerox – a standalone desktop printer and a desktop All-in-One based on the printer – both designed for small teams and workgroups. Also new is the higher-volume WorkCentre 4265, designed for enterprises and large workgroups, that prints up to 55 ppm, scans up to 70 ipm, and is […]

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Five Signs Your MPS Program is Stuck in 2006: Sign #2 – Aversion to Rules-Based Print Savings

From Print Audit: “Five Signs Your MPS Program is Stuck in 2006: Sign #2 – Aversion to Rules-Based Print Savings”: “Welcome back to “5 Signs Your MPS Program is Stuck in 2006”. In last week’s entry we looked at sign #1 which you can find HERE.  This week, let’s look at the 2nd sign your […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/29/2014 – Catching up with OKI; Graph Expo; HP Brings the Cloud to Home Users; More

In today’s economy, and especially in the digital-imaging world, resourcefulness is the name of the game. Or to put it another way, when one door closes, another one opens. For instance, that may mean printing outside the office – for example, this week, Hewlett-Packard continues expanding into new digital-print applications, such as heavy-duty commercial inkjet […]

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Epson Joins Non-Profit Managed Print Services Association

The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) reports that Epson Inc. has joined the association as a corporate member. Epson joins more than 1,000 other MPSA members dedicated to advancing the awareness and value of managed print services (MPS). Members of the MPSA work together to promote and advocate for MPS in a vendor-neutral forum 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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Xerox Targets SMB Segment with New MPS (and Free Printer) Plan; New ConnectKey Multifunctionals for SMB; More

Targeting small and mid-size businesses (SMBs) – up to 78 percent of which don’t have a managed print services (MPS) program – Xerox has launched new programs designed to help its channel partners reap more recurring revenue, while enabling SMBs to benefit to from the much-easier MFP maintenance enjoyed by larger enterprises with MPS programs. […]

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