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ABBYY Releases Next Generation of FineReader Online with New Document-Conversion Features

ABBYY, a provider of document-recognition, data-capture and linguistic technologies and services, has released the next generation of FineReader Online, a cloud-based service providing users access to ABBYY’s OCR (optical character recognition) technology for document-management and conversion. In addition to new document-conversion features and enhanced interface, ABBYY says FineReader Online now offers more flexible pricing with a variety […]

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RTI Digital Expands Distribution of Memjet-Powered Vortex 4200 Wide-Format Printer

RTI Digital, part of the Reprographic Technology group of companies and a supplier to the digital production print, wide-format print, and label-print markets, reports that it’s negotiated new reseller agreements with Adkote, CMYUK, Druma, and Printingworld. The new reseller agreements are designed to support RTI Digital’s global brand awareness and grow sales of its Vortex […]

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New Brother Business Smart Inkjet All-in-One with 11″x17″ Printing and $169.99 Street Price

Brother International is introducing new Business Smart color inkjet All-in-Ones that it says feature lower price points, faster print speeds, and improved color touch screen. Designed for small and home offices, the new Business Smart printers start at $169.99 and are rated up to 20 (black)/18 (color) ppm. Brother also introduced a new inkjet All-in-One with […]

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Epson to Invest Some 10 Billion Yen Over 12 Months in PrecisionCore Inkjet Printing

Epson of Toyko reports that it’s increasing the production capacity of its PrecisionCore inkjet print heads. PrecisionCore print heads, which Epson says provide “blazing fast print speeds and stunning image quality,” are used primarily in Epson’s office, commercial, and industrial inkjet printers. The company is investing approximately 10 billion yen (approximately $98 million U.S.) beginning […]

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Epson Introduces First A3 Inkjet Printers with Continuous Ink Supply System

Epson Middle East is launching its first A3 color printers (print on up to 11″x17″ media) that feature its continuous ink supply system (CISS). Available in the Middle East, the new L1300 is a four-color A3 printer, designed to deliver low-cost printing to offices with high print volumes, while the L1800 is designed for photographers, […]

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New Toshiba A4 Color and Mono Multifunctionals Feature Latest eBridge Controller

Toshiba America Business Solutions is rolling out its latest A4 MFPs, the e-STUDIO 287csl/347csl and e-STUDIO477sl, all designed for small and mid-size businesses, and featuring Toshiba’s latest eBridge controller for more advanced performance. The new MFPs use toner-based LED-printing technology. The color e-STUDIO287csl/347csl MFPs are rated at up to 35 ppm in color, while the monochrome […]

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Strong Quarter for Lexmark; Growth in MPS; Increases Full-Year Outlook

Lexmark International today reported financial results for the second quarter of 2014, with revenue and earnings per share exceeding its April forecast. Revenue was $892 million compared to $887 million for second-quarter 2013. Net earnings were $37 million compared to second-quarter 2013 net earnings of $94 million – but this was due however to Lexmark benefit from the sale of its inkjet […]

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EFI Acquires DirectSmile, Maker of Cross-Media Marketing Software

Electronics for Imaging (EFI) reports that it’s acquired DirectSmile GmbH, a provider of software solutions for cross-media marketing automation, for an undisclosed sum. Based in Berlin, DirectSmile invented image personalization in 2001 and today makes media personalization and automation software that streamlines sophisticated marketing and production tasks for corporations, agencies, and printing companies. EFI says DirectSmile’s […]

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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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Meg Whitman is New Chairman of HP; Other Board Changes Announced

Hewlett-Packard reports that Meg Whitman, HP president and chief executive officer, has been appointed chairman of the board of directors, and current director Pat Russo has been appointed lead independent director. Additionally, Klaus Kleinfeld, chief executive and chairman of Alcoa, has been appointed to the board, bringing the total number of board members to 12. […]

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Document-Capture Leader Nuance Reportedly Buys Notable Solutions

Although no public announcement has been made, according to the Document Imaging Report, Nuance Communications has purchased Notable Solutions, Nuance’s primary competitor in the document-capture market. In the digital-imaging world, Nuance, based in Burlington, Vermont, is best known for its eCopy, a scanning and OCR solution for scanning, processing, and automating paper-based hardcopy-to-digital document workflows. Notable […]

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Canon Wins Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Suit Against Nectron

Canon Inc. of Tokyo reports that it’s  successfully concluded a patent-infringement lawsuit against Nectron International, Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The case involved toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units sold for use in Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser printers. To resolve the lawsuit, Nectron has stipulated to a […]

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Samsung’s New Office in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District to Showcase Business Mobile Products

The Wall Street Journal reports that Samsung Electronics North America, which has its North American headquarters in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, is opening a flagship office in New York City’s Meatpacking District. The office is located at 836 Washington Street, and consists of a six-story glass-and-steel building rented from Taconic Investment Partners and Thor Equities […]

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Canon Hit with Class-Action Suit Claiming PIXMA Print-Head Defect

Law360 reports that Canon U.S.A. Inc. was hit with a class-action lawsuit in June, claiming that several of its PIXMA inkjet printers have a defect with their inkjet print heads that makes the printers inoperable after their warranty runs out. The complaint was filed in New York federal court on Jun 27th by Texas resident Marcus […]

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Chinese Government Says China’s Commercial-Printing Market Now Second Largest

China’s People’s Daily Online reports that China became the world’s second-largest printing market in 2013, according to government statistics released at an event in Shanghai, China, on July 11th. Statistics released by China’s State Administration of Press Publication, Radio, Film and Television at China (Shanghai) International Printing Week, an exposition for China’s commercial and packing […]

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EFI Wins Patent-Infringement Suit Filed by Acacia Research

Electronics For Imaging (EFI) reports “another key victory in a patent-troll case” filed against it by Acacia Research. Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit confirmed that a device profile patent asserted by a subsidiary of the non-practicing entity Acacia Research Corporation against EFI and 31 other companies is invalid. Acacia […]

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Epson Rolls Out Next-Generation SureColor T-Series Printers with PrecisionCore TFP Inkjet Print Head

Epson America today introduced its next-generation family of large-format color printers, the Epson SureColor T3270, T5270, T7270, T5270D, and T7270D. Available in both single- and now dual-roll models, the SureColor T-Series features the Epson’s PrecisionCore TFP inkjet print head and Epson UltraChrome XD pigment ink, and are designed for technical, corporate, and marketing, for printing CAD drawings, GIS maps, corporate graphics, retail […]

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Canon Survey Reveals How U.S. Businesses View BYOD, Mobile Printing, Cloud-Based Document Management, More

Canon U.S.A. has released the results of its inaugural Workflow Optimization Study I, which uncovered trends in how document-management workflows affect day-to-day operations of U.S. businesses. Wirth Consulting also participated in a Web conference, where industry analysts discussed these trends in digital-imaging (see below). Results from the online survey, which was conducted by Harris Poll […]

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