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This Week in Imaging: Thoughts on the Smart MFP; HP Adds to Security Suite, Selling Snapfish; More

Is your MFP smart enough? While print speeds and document-feed speeds still have their place, we’re fast reaching the point were these hardware attributes are being eclipsed by the smart MFP. With the smart MFP, we mean a device that not only prints, copies, scans, and faxes, but one that eases administrative management and security […]

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Print Audit Introduces Embedded Application for KYOCERA Small-Panel HyPAS MFPs

April 22, 2015 – Print Audit reports that its Print Audit Embedded for Kyocera version 1.1.0 has been validated as being compatible with both large-panel and small-panel Kyocera HyPAS-enabled MFPs. Print Audit Embedded is a print-governance and print-management solution that brings a variety of print-cost saving capabilities to Kyocera customers. Print Audit Embedded installs directly […]

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This Week in Imaging: More on HP’s SureSupply Auto Toner Delivery; New Epson Solvent Ink Printers, Other News

A rose is a rose by any name, but Lexmark’s new logo announced this week is certainly eye-catching. What’s more eye-catching is how far the company has come – from the little printer company spun-off of IBM in 1991 – to a company operating in 170 countries and with more than 13,000 employees worldwide. Lexmark […]

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This Week in Imaging: HP Enterprise LaserJets with Next-Generation Security; Latest OKI BTA Color MFP; Booming 3D-Printer Market; More

We’re big fans of HP’s Instant Ink Program and pleased to hear that HP is increasing its efforts to tell everybody about its similar SureSupply Auto Delivery for toner. What’s even more interesting is that HP now claims that SureSupply will include third-party toner cartridges as well. We don’t have a list of supported third-party […]

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Print Audit’s PrintMore Automatically Generates Print Jobs from Mobile Devices

April 1, 2015 – From the folks at Print Audit: “Print Audit, the company that helps office equipment dealers grow their businesses, announced today that it has launched PrintMore, an application designed to increase mobile printing. “PrintMore is an exciting innovation,” stated West McDonald, vice president of business development at Print Audit.  “When a user […]

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ECi Releases New Central v4.0 User Interface for FMAudit Managed Print Services Solution

March 31, 2015 – ECi Software Solutions reports the worldwide availability of its Central v4.0 user interface (UI) for its FMAudit managed print services (MPS) solution. ECi says this new version will kick-off a number of projects intended to help office-equipment dealers capitalize on the growing managed print services (MPS) market, which is estimated to […]

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HP Revamps Channel-Partner Programs to Help Partners with Its Separation into Two Companies

March 17, 2015 – Hewlett-Packard reports that it’s updated its channel-partner programs in order to help its distributors and resellers navigate through HP’s upcoming separation into two companies (HP Inc., which will focus on PCs and printing, and HP Enterprise, which will focus on enterprise solutions). It also introduced new programs, including the Partner One […]

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Three New High-Volume Mono A3 Printer/Copiers from Toshiba

March 3, 2015 – Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) is launching three new A3 MFPs, the e-STUDIO907/1057/1207, designed for departmental and light-production printing, and starting at $35,500 (MSRP). TABS also announced the next generation of its Encompass X print-fleet management solution (see below). The e-STUDIO907 is rated at 90 ppm, the e-STUDIO 1057 at 105 ppm, […]

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Latest Financials from Lexmark, Canon; $29.99 Laser Printer; More

This week in the New York City metropolitan area will probably best be remembered for all the weather analysts who predicted that we’d be buried under several feet of snow and media saying that we’d barely make it out alive. Alas, they were quite wrong – something to also keep in mind when it comes […]

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Lexmark Reports Loss for Fourth Quarter, but Seventh Consecutive Quarter of Revenue Growth

January 27, 2015 – Lexmark International today reported results for fourth-quarter 2014,with revenue, excluding inkjet revenue, a business that Lexmark is exiting, growing for the seventh consecutive quarter. The firm, however, reported an operating loss of $22 million for fourth-quarter 2014, compared to income of $151 million for fourth-quarter 2013. However, taking into account acquisition costs […]

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This Week in Imaging: Epson’s Revolutionary RIPS Inkjets; Ricoh Europe Goes 3D; More

Epson brings it on to the U.S. with a new high-volume PrecisionCore-based color inkjet MFP with complete A3 capabilities, maximum 1,830-sheet media capacity, and ink packs that yield up to 75,000 pages. The flagship WorkForce Pro WF-R8590 starts at $5,999 and has an optional 2×500-sheet paper deck that converts it into a free-standing console unit. This product […]

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IDC: Managed Print Services Market to Grow as Vendors Drive into Mid-Market and Offer Value-Add Solutions

January 21, 2015 – International Data Corporation (IDC) finds the Managed Print Services (MPS) and Basic Print Services (BPS) market in Asia Pacific excluding Japan (APeJ) region grow 16.4% year-on-year in 2013 to reach US$2,693.5 million. Australia and South Korea continue to be the two key drivers in this region contributing approximately 48% of the […]

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Xerox to Market Kofax’s Total Agility Platform to Enhance its MPS and Document-Management Services

January 15, 2015 – Kofax, a leading provider of automated document-processing software reports that it’s formed a global partnership with Xerox under which Xerox will sell, market, deploy and support Kofax’s TotalAgility, a “smart process” application development and deployment platform. Xerox says the partnership will enhance its managed-print and document-management services. Kofax’s sales and services staff will […]

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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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