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Judge Dismisses HP Officejet 8500, 8600 Wireless Class-Action Lawsuit

TopClassAction.com reports that a federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has dismissed a class-action lawsuit alleging that the wireless connectivity of an HP Officejet 8500 All-in-One “failed during normal use.” Lead plaintiff in the class-action case (Vincent Ferranti, et al. v. Hewlett-Packard Company), Vincent Ferranti, alleged that he […]

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Ricoh Officially Launches 3D-Printing Business, Two New Rapid Fab Facilities

Ricoh Company of Tokyo has officially launched an additive manufacturing business (AM Business) centered on 3D printers. Through this new business, Ricoh says it will sell 3D printers and its associated output service directly to manufacturing customers, as well as provide consulting services to these customers. To support its launch, Ricoh will open two “RICOH […]

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Epson Rolls Out Five New PrecisionCore-Based Color Inkjet Large-Format Printers

Epson America reports that it’s now shipping its next-generation family of large-format color printers, the Epson SureColor T3270, T5270, T7270, T5270D, and T7270D. Equipped with Epson’s latest PrecisionCore TFP  print head and using Epson’s UltraChrome pigment inks, Epson says the SureColor T-Series provides technical, corporate, and marketing professionals an unprecedented combination of precision, performance, and brilliance, and are now available […]

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Judge Dismisses MPHJ Technology’s Lawsuit Against Federal Trade Commission

Ars Technica reports that on September 16th, U.S. District Court Judge Walter Smith dismissed MPHJ Technology Investments’ lawsuit against the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC). In its lawsuit filed in January 2013 against the FTC (complaint), MPHJ contended that the FTC had threatened to file suit against MPHJ, on the grounds that MPHJ’s patent-enforcement activities are […]

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Top News for the Week of 9/15/2014 – Mobile Print: Too Complicated? Hacked Printer; Memjet at Graph Expo; More

The Million Dollar Question(s) This week, Epson America continues introducing its next-generation color inkjets, ranging from home and photo units, to small-business units. One thing that has struck us about these latest inkjets is the myriad forms of mobile-printing options they support – the latest models, by the way, are Mopria-certified for Android printing. Not […]

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Memjet Partners to Showcase New and Current Printing Systems at Graph Expo 2014

Memjet reports that it will join OEM partners Afinia, Canon, Formax, Neopost, Printware LLC, RTI Digital, and Xante at the Graph Expo 2014 trade show being held next week in Chicago, Illinois. At the event, Memjet’s partners will demonstrate a variety of new and current printing systems that use Memjet’s Waterfall Technology page-wide color inkjet […]

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New App Links Kyocera Multifunctionals to Google Accounts

KYOCERA Document Solutions America is launching its new Google Connector application, which  enables users of Kyocera HyPAS-enabled MFPs to directly access their Google email and calendar functions. With the new app, which was developed by Kyocera, users can access their Google accounts via the MFP’s touch-screen control panel. They can then browse through their email […]

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Konica Minolta Acquires Results Engineering, Provider of Enterprise Content Management Solutions

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. reports that it’s acquired Results Engineering, an enterprise content management (ECM) solution provider, for an undisclosed sum. Konica Minolta says the acquisition will support and further expand its growth strategy for providing enterprise content management (ECM). As a wholly owned subsidiary, Results Engineering will become a part of Konica Minolta’s […]

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Print-Rite to Settle with Canon over Alleged Toner-Cartridge Patent Infringement

The Print-Rite group, including Print-Rite N.A., Union Technology International (Macao Commercial Offshore) Company, Print-Rite Unicorn Image Products Company, Innotex Precision Limited, and Print-Rite Holdings Limited, a provider of aftermarket-printer consumables, released a statement that it’s been working closely with Canon Inc. to resolve the current International Trade Commission (ITC) investigation and the District Court case […]

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OKI Raises Forecast for Fiscal Half Year Due to Improving Printer Business

OKI Electric Industry of Tokyo has revised its earning projections for the first half of its fiscal year (April 1 to September 30, 2014) to better reflect improvements in its printer business, as well as to reflect steady progress of its ATM business, particularly in China, and in its info-telecom systems business. As seen in […]

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Canon PIXMA Printer Hacked to Demonstrate Vulnerability of ‘Internet of Things’

In an experiment intended to expose the security vulnerabilities of an interconnected “Internet of Things,” Context Information Security researcher Michael Jordan hacked the touch-screen interface of a Canon PIXMA color inkjet printer to run the video game “Doom.” Jordan explains, “This blog post is another in the series demonstrating current insecurities in devices categorized as the ‘Internet […]

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Ricoh Adds Kofax Solutions for Advanced Integration of Data and Images into Business Processes

Ricoh Americas reports that it’s expanding its information-mobility offerings with two new solutions,  Kofax Mobile Capture Platform and Kofax TotalAgility. The firm says the two new solutions simplify development of applications that link systems such as fax machines, email, scanners, MFPs, smartphones, Microsoft Office software, and more with data-storage systems such as of ERP, ECM, CRM, […]

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HP to Acquire Open-Source Provider Eucalyptus as Part of Open-Source Cloud Building

Hewlett-Packard reports that it’s negotiated a definitive agreement to acquire Eucalyptus, a provider of open-source software for building private and hybrid enterprise cloud services. After the transaction closes, Eucalyptus CEO Marten Mickos, a longtime advocate of open source, will join HP as senior vice president and general manager of the Cloud business, reporting to HP […]

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New Epson Expression Photo XP-860 with Six-Color Ink System, Epson Connect Mobile and Cloud Connectivity

Epson America has added the latest addition to its Expression Photo family, the XP-860 Small-in-One ($299.99 estimated street price), which is designed for home use, and with its six-color ink system, for photo-printing enthusiasts. The Expression Photo XP-860 uses six Epson Claria Photo HD Inks, and can produce borderless images on up to 8.5″x11″ media. It’s also equipped with […]

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Canon Successfully Concludes Toner-Cartridge Patent-Infringement Lawsuit Against Grand Image

Canon Inc. of Tokyo reports that it’s successfully concluded a patent infringement lawsuit against Grand Image Inc., which also does business under the name INK4S, in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, concerning certain toner cartridges and photosensitive drum units sold for use with Canon and Hewlett-Packard laser printers. 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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Ricoh Signs on to Sell and Distribute Xante Commercial- and Graphic-Arts Printing Systems

Xante, which markets printers, digital presses, and more for the graphics-arts and commercial-printing industry, and is based in Mobile, Alabama, reports that Ricoh is now selling and distribute Xante products. Ricoh has added Xante’s Digital Multi-Media Press alongside Xante’s patent-pending Enterprise High Speed Feed System to its product line, and Ricoh employees have already begun selling […]

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Samsung Launches New Marketing Campaign, ‘Smartify,’ for its B2B MFPs

Last week, Samsung Electronics America introduced four new A4 MFPs with an Android-powered user interface, this week, the firm launched a new global marketing campaign, called “Smartify,” designed to showcase its printing solutions, including the new A4 MFPs. “Our Smartify campaign is designed to elevate Samsung’s brand awareness in B2B by bringing intelligence and leadership […]

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