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Nuance’s Fourth-Quarter Exceeds Forecast, but Reports Loss for Full Year

November 25, 2014 – Nuance Communications has reported results for its fourth quarter and fiscal-year 2014. For the full year, revenue was $1,923.5 million, up 3.7 percent from $1,855.3 million in fiscal 2013, but the firm reported a net loss of $150.3 million, or $0.47 per share, compared to a net loss of $115.2 million, or […]

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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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OKI Provides More Details on its New COREFIDO Five-Year Free Warranty Program

November 24, 2014 – Last month, Oki Data Americas introduced its COREFIDO five-year warranty program, and recently, OKI Data Americas executives took some time to explain more about the program, and OKI’s goals with it, including how customers will be able to dramatically lower their Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). As we wrote last month, […]

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Toshiba to Merge its MFP and Barcode Divisions in Europe

November 24, 2014 – Toshiba Tec reports that it’ll be merging its MFP division with its barcode printing division (BCP) in Europe. The firm says the integration of the two Toshiba Tec printing divisions has “in one stroke created the most innovative and comprehensive Printing Solutions Business in the world that now enables customers to […]

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Canon Expands AirPrint Mobile-Printing Support to New imageRUNNER Advance Color MFPs

November 24, 2014 – Canon U.S.A. reports that its new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C350iF and C250iF A4 color MFPs for mid-size workgroups now support AirPrint mobile printing from Apple iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch mobile devices. AirPrint enables iOS users to wirelessly print photos, emails, Web pages, and documents without installing device drivers. Wireless printing requires a working network with wireless […]

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Xerox Takes SupplierPay Pledge to Help Small Suppliers Get Paid Faster

November 21, 2014 – Xerox – and 25 other companies – are taking the SupplierPay Pledge. Launched by President Obama, the initiative is designed to help small businesses working as suppliers to large organizations get paid faster. In the Whitehouse.gov blog, Whitehouse spokesperson Tanya Somanader notes: “On average, corporations take 46 days to pay their invoices […]

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This Week in Imaging: Memjet Rising; Holiday Gift Guide; Smart MFP Ecosystem; Impika; More

It’s getting cold around these parts. Cold enough to huddle around your laser printer in order to soak up some of that wasted energy in the form of dissipated heat. However, if the powers that be at your workplace decide to splurge on the latest big iron – in this case inkjet – from Canon’s […]

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HP Printer Veteran Joins 3D-Printing Company Stratasys

November 20, 2014 – 3D-printing company Stratasys reports that Chris Morgan has joined Stratasys as senior vice president and chief marketing officer (CMO). Morgan is a 25-year veteran of HP. Effective immediately, Morgan will assume responsibility for Stratasys’ global marketing activities, including developing strategy and building a global team that will support the company’s worldwide […]

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Print Audit’s New Report Helps Dealers Select which Printer and MFP Models to Include for Auto Toner-Fulfillment

November 29, 2014 – Calgary-based Print Audit is introducing an MPS Readiness Report exclusively for Print Audit Premier members. The firm says the report will help alleviate one of the biggest challenges managed print services (MPS) providers face today: implementing an effective automatic toner-fulfillment program, also known as Just In Time (JIT). Print Audit notes […]

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Lexmark Enhances ‘Smart MFP Ecosystem’ with Server-Less Routing and Secure Printing, AirPrint Certification

November 19, 2014 – Lexmark International is announcing new enhancements to its smart MFPs that are designed for converting hardcopy workflows into digital ones, making mobile printing easier, and reducing security risks. The firm says all of these solutions are part of its  “Smart MFP Ecosystem,” which consists of a set of capabilities enabled by every […]

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New Ricoh MFP Series with Optional Smart Operation Panel for Tablet and Smartphone Use

November 19, 2014 – Ricoh Americas is rolling out a new line of smartphone- and tablet-friendly mono MFPs that it says provide powerful information-management capabilities, as well as 11” x 17” printing, and which are designed for mid-size to large workgroups. Ricoh says its new MP 2554, MP 3054, and MP 3554 – with print […]

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Memjet: 2014 has been a ‘Banner Year’ with Record Product Development and Growth

San-Diego-based Memjet, maker of page-wide color inkjet print heads for the office-, label-, wide-format-, and package-printing markets, reports that 2014 was a record year for its product development and growth within its partner ecosystem. During 2014, Memjet partners Afinia, Beiren, Colordyne, TechNova, TrojanLabel introduced new Memjet-based printing solutions for the print on-demand business and label-converter […]

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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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Prynt Previews $99 Smartphone Case that Prints

French startup company Prynt, is previewing a smartphone case with built-in printing. The printer uses Polaroid printing technology and Bluetooth connectivity, and can print photos in about 50 seconds. Currently, only one sheet of paper can fit in the case, but Prynt will soon increase this to 30 sheets. It’s also currently designed for 4″ […]

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Kyocera Reports ‘Significant Profit’ in MFP Sales for Half Year of its Fiscal Year

Kyocera Corporation of Japan reported financial results for its fiscal first half-year (April to September 2014). Net sales for the company’s half-year were ¥714,329 million, an increase of ¥14,666 million, or 2.1 percent, compared with ¥699,663 million for the previous first half, due to increased sales in the Semiconductor Parts Group and the Information Equipment […]

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Canon’s Océ Division Officially launches its First Full-Color Inkjet Printing System

Canon Solutions America’s Océ  division has officially launched the Océ ImageStream 3500 inkjet press, which is the first full-color continuous-feed inkjet press in the Océ brand portfolio, The ImageStream 3500 can print on standard offset coated paper, and is designed for publishing and commercial printing. Specifications include: Print speed: Up to 525 feet per minute. […]

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This Week in Digital Imaging: MPHJ Scan-Patent Enforcer Gets off Easy? Good News from Sharp, Kodak; More

Perhaps the most interesting news this week was that U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) settled with notorious “scan-patent troll” MPHJ Technology Investments. There were many howls of indignation that the settlement really doesn’t do much, except require MPHJ not to be deceptive in its practices. For instance, MPHJ cannot state in a demand letter that […]

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ReadSoft is Now Officially Part of Lexmark International, Merged into Perceptive Software

After winning a protracted bidding war with Hyland Software, Lexmark International has officially acquired ReadSoft, which will now be merged into Lexmark’s Perceptive Software division. ReadSoft will have an updated brand name, shown below. ReadSoft says its merger “is an exciting step,” as Lexmark has a significant international presence and has acquired ReadSoft in a […]

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