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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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Holiday Gifts from Epson for the Connected Person in Your Life – from Smart Glasses to Mobile Printers

Epson has been on a tear lately, releasing a wave of new connected tech solutions, including everything from the littlest All-in-One ever, to a portable scanner, to ground-breaking smart glasses with augmented reality. Virtually all of these will be appreciated by any connected individual or household. Here are several current and recently=-ntroduced Epson products that […]

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‘BadUSB’ Malware Has Effectively Killed USB Devices in the Enterprise

As our industry is a major source of secure hardware and workflow solutions for the security-conscious enterprise, this news is both disruptive and disturbing. Findings from security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell will be presented next week contending that the security of USB devices has long been fundamentally broken. BadUSB is a new form […]

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Revenue up 12.3 Percent for Nuance’s Fiscal Year, but Reports Loss for Full Year and Fourth Quarter

Nuance Communications today announced financial results for its fiscal 2013 year and fourth quarter that ended September 30, 2013. In fiscal 2013, Nuance reported revenue of $1,855.3 million, a 12.3 percent increase over revenue of $1,651.5 million in fiscal 2012. In fiscal 2013, Nuance reported non-GAAP revenue of $1,957.7 million, which includes $102.4 million in […]

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Konica Minolta Recognizes Top U.S. and International Dealers

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. reports that it’s selected Dean Swenson, president at The Swenson Group in Livermore, California, for the 2012 Konica Minolta Dealer of Excellence Award. Konica Minolta also recognizes Terry Newsom, CEO of Pacific Office Automation, Inc. in Beaverton, Oregon, for the 2012 Konica Minolta Dealer Lifetime Achievement Award. Selected for the Dealer […]

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Submit a Test Unit or Solution and Maximize Exposure for Your Hardware or Software Product!

Looking for maximum media exposure for your office solution, printer, MFP or All-in-One? Send Wirth Consulting a review unit, and you’ll be guaranteed an in-depth review of your product, published free of charge. Our Web-site readership has been growing in leaps and bounds since our inception in 2008 – here’s your chance to reach businesses […]

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OKI Data Will Resell Lantronix Print Server for Apple iOS Mobile Printing

OKI Data Americas has announced a reseller agreement with Lantronix, a provider of mobile connectivity solutions. Under the agreement, OKI Data will become the first printer manufacturer to resell Lantronix’s xPrintServer iOS print server. OKI Data initially plans to resell the recently launched xPrintServer Office Edition, which supports an unlimited number of iOS mobile devices, […]

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Photo of the Day – Mobile Fax

Mobile Fax, by Nicolas Mirguet

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GE Capital: Office-Imaging Device Shipments to Grow 3%

Citing an improving U.S. economy, GE Capital’s Office Imaging analysts say shipments of office-imaging units will grow 3 percent this year, with the fastest-growing industry segment being value-added devices paired with services and supplies. Sales of color office imaging devices are showing more modest growth, while sales of black-and-white ones are declining. The firm’s analysts […]

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A Look at 2011 U.S. Lobbying by Digital-Imaging Companies

With 2011 nearly behind us, we’d thought it’d be interesting to take a look at money spent by digital-imaging companies on U.S. lobbying. Lobbying itself is the (legal) practice of seeking to influence and advise elected and regulatory government officials on issues concerning a special interest group, whether a company, non-profit organization, labor union, trade […]

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Three Billion Pages Printed Every Day in Developing Markets, Reports IDC

While office-printing in the United States and Western Europe continue to slow, pages printed in developing markets has increased 14 percent year-over-year, with most  of those pages printed by monochrome laser devices, according to market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC). According to IDC’s IDC Worldwide Page Volume and Vendor Share Program report, worldwide page volume […]

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Worldwide Printer, MFP Shipments Up 1.6 Percent in Third Quarter, Reports IDC

Market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the worldwide hardcopy peripherals market grew 1.6 percent in the third-quarter 2011 versus third-quarter 2010. According to IDC, over 31.3 million units were shipped in third-quarter 2011, versus 29 million units shipped in second-quarter 2011. MFPs continued to dominate the market, accounting for 66 percent of units […]

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Worldwide Printer, MFP Market Slows in Second Quarter, Reports IDC, but Growth in Emerging Markets Remains Strong

According to market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC), emerging markets were a key bright spot in the worldwide market for printers, MFPs, and digital copiers in second-quarter 2011, with unit shipments up 6 percent year-over-year for the seventh consecutive quarter of growth. However, developed markets, including North America and Western Europe, recorded the first quarter […]

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Developing Markets Continue to Lead Hardcopy Market, Reports IDC

Underscoring the continuing weak economic conditions in the United States and Europe, market-research firm International Data Corporation  (IDC) reports that emerging markets continued to outperform in the hardcopy peripherals space, growing at an average of 13 percent year-over-year in 2011’s first quarter, compared to worldwide shipment growth of 7.2 percent in 2011’s first quarter. According […]

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Visioneer Introduces Scan-to-Cloud Update for OneTouch Scanning Utility—Scan to Google Docs, Evernote, etc.

Visioneer has introduced Visioneer Connect,  a set of new links for Visioneer’s OneTouch software utility. Visioneer Connect adds automated scanning to cloud-based document storage and collaboration sites such as Google Docs. OneTouch is a software utility used with Visioneer and Xerox scanners, and can be used to configure the scanner so that with just a […]

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InfoTrends Reports that Business Scanner Use is on the Rise

Business scanning is on the rise, says market-research firm InfoTrends, as more end users convert hardcopy paper documents into digital format, often as part of a content-management system. The overall trend is to streamline business processes—with files now stored on servers and in content-management systems–instead of in manila folders—so that files are much easier to […]

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Worldwide Printer And MFP Shipments Return To Pre-2008 Crisis Levels

The worldwide printer and MFP market has returned to pre-economic crisis 2008 shipment levels, with vendors shipping nearly 31 million units in the third quarter of 2010, reports market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC).  Third-quarter 2010 also marks the second consecutive quarter of double-digit year-over-year growth in both units shipped and shipment value.  Total shipments […]

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Consumables’ Revenue Declines By 2% In 2009, Reports Lyra, But Ink-Jet Systems May Help Lead Recovery

The global economic recession has resulted in reduced consumer and business capital expenditures on printers and copiers worldwide, according to a new forecast released by Lyra Research, a market-research firm based in Newtonville, Massachusetts.   According to Lyra, an oversupply of printer hardware, cartridges and associated media occurred in late 2008 and early 2009, with dealers […]

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