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Top News for the Week of 7/21/2014 – Strong Quarters for Lexmark, Canon; Epson Invests Big in Inkjet; More

Both Lexmark and Canon Inc. continue to report strong financial results. In the case of Lexmark (which has been all quiet on the hardware front lately), revenue from its Perceptive Software division and managed print services (MPS) continues to drive growth. In particular with Lexmark, MPS revenue grew 14 percent compared to the same quarter […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/14/2014 – Survey Shows Disparity in Attitudes Towards Digital-Imaging Technologies; Epson Wide-Format Inkjet; Canon Lawsuits; More

This week, Canon U.S.A. released the first of what will be annual surveys that examine the attitudes of both IT and non-IT executives towards key trends in our industry – cloud-based document management, mobile printing, BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), and managed print services (MPS). Unfortunately, it seems IT executives will have to work hard […]

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New Canon Print Service for Mobile Printing from Android 4.4 and Select HP Slate Tablets

Canon U.S.A. has launched Canon Print Service, a mobile-print app that enables users to print from any Android version 4.4 (KitKat) enabled device, as well as from select Hewlett-Packard Slate tablets to select Canon printers and MFPs. Canon Print Service works on top of Android’s recently announced printing framework, and enables users to print their business documents, […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/16/2014 – What Sets New OKI A3 Apart; 100-ppm inkjet from Epson; More

This week, there was lots of new hardware, from OKI Data, Ricoh, Lexmark, and Konica Minolta. In a sign of the times, this week it was OKI Data and Lexmark adding new A3 hardware, while Ricoh and Konica Minolta added A4 desktop units. (Speaking of Konica Minolta Business Systems [KMBS], this week, we noted that, […]

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Samsung in Talks to Buy Nuance, According to Wall Street Journal

According to The Wall Street Journal, which cited sources familiar with the matter, Nuance Communications is talking with Samsung regarding a potential sale. Nuance is also reportedly discussing a sale with Apple, which Nuance provides with its mobile assistant Siri. Nuance markets speech-recognition technology such as Dragon, and its speech-recognition technology is used in smartphones, […]

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Xerox Aims to Build Production Inkjet Portfolio Comparable to Toner Portfolio

Speaking at the recent expansion of its Impika facility in Aubagne, France, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns stressed the company’s commitment to production inkjet, commenting, “We need to build the same depth of portfolio in inkjet as we have in xerography. We could have thrown a lot of money at building it up from scratch, but […]

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Top News for the Week of 2/24/2014 – Good Quarter for HP, New Solutions for Healthcare, More

Solutions At the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference that’s dedicated to healthcare IT and was held this week in Orlando, Florida, several imaging vendors showcased new and existing solutions for making the capture, distribution, storage, and retrieval of healthcare records into Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems more efficient and less error-prone. Konica […]

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New eCopy ShareScan Connector for Scanning to Electronic Health Record Systems

Nuance Communications is launching what it’s calling the only MFP scanning solution that allows users to scan documents directly into the NextGen Healthcare electronic healthcare records (EHR) document-management system.  eCopy ShareScan is the world’s best-selling document scanning and workflow solution for networked MFPs and scanners. The eCopy ShareScan application runs embedded on MFPs and scanner […]

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Nuance’s Latest Version of eCopy ShareScan, v 5.2, Extends Support to Tablets, Smartphones, More

Nuance Communications today announced eCopy ShareScan 5.2, which it says enables enterprises to make their document workflows more efficient across a variety of capture devices, including mobile devices. The new version enables businesses to capture content through a scanner, tablet, smartphone, or A4 capture device. These captured images, as well as any existing electronic documents, […]

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Nuance Reports Preliminary Results for First Quarter, Revenue, EPS Better than Expected

Nuance today announced preliminary revenue, earnings per share (EPS), and cash flow from operations for first-quarter 2014. Based on preliminary financial data, it expects revenues between $467 million and $471 million, EPS of between ($0.19) and ($0.18) per share, and cash flow from operations of approximately $78 million. The preliminary expectations are subject to revision until […]

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Epson Unveils Latest Dye-Sub Printer for Fabric Printing, the SureColor F7170

Epson America today introduced its latest dye-sublimation printer designed for the roll-to-roll digital textile market, the SureColor F7170. The SureColor F7170 joins the line of SureColor F-Series printers, including the F6070 and F7070, and according to Epson, integrates true roll-to-roll support for unprecedented levels of performance, reliability, and image quality for printing on fabrics and […]

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Nuance Releases OmniPage Capture Software Development Kit 19

Nuance Communications is releasing OmniPage Capture Software Developer Kit (SDK) 19, designed for developers who wish to add optical character recognition (OCR), imaging, and PDF creation and conversion capabilities to business applications. Nuance says it provides the most accurate OCR on the market, which means a higher automation level and lower manual verification for products created using […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/25/2013

Happy Thanksgiving! This post is coming to you early this week due to the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States. Industry Events We enjoyed a productive meeting along with Konica Minolta and its North American dealers at a three-day event held last week at the Palazzo Resort/Hotel/Casino in Las Vegas. Gallery of Photos from the Konica Minolta 2013 Business […]

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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 and Komori Previewing Jointly Developed UV Inkjet Press at Print 13

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A and Komori Corporation today announced the KM-1/IS29 Inkjet Press, which will be showcased as a technology preview at Konica Minolta Booth #518 during the PRINT 13 trade show being held September 8-12 at McCormick Place South in Chicago. Co-developed by both Konica Minolta and Komori, the KM-1/IS29 combines Konica Minolta’s UV inkjet technology […]

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Jury: ABBYY, Lexmark Did Not Infringe on Nuance Patents

On August 23rd, a jury for the U.S. District Court of San Francisco jury ruled that neither Abbyy Software House nor Lexmark International infringed on three of Nuance Communications Inc.’s patents for optical character recognition (OCR) software, ending Nuance’s lawsuit seeking $107 million in damages. As a result of the jury’s decision, no damages have been […]

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Nuance Reports Loss for Third Quarter, but Revenue is up

Nuance Communications announced financial results for third-quarter 2013, with  revenue of $469.8 million, an 8.8 percent increase over revenue of $431.7 million for third-quarter 2012. However, the company reported a net loss of $35.0 million, compared with net income of $79.3 million for third-quarter 2012. The firm also reported cash flow from operations of $85.5 million for […]

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Equitrac Office, Express, eCopy ShareScan Now Available for Ricoh A4 MFPs

Nuance Communications today announced that its Equitrac Office , Equitrac Express, and eCopy ShareScan are now available to run as embedded applications on A4 MFPs from Ricoh Americas Corporation. The announcement marks the availability of an industry leading, print-and-scan solution with embedded support for Ricoh A4 MFPs, with the newest releases of Ricoh Print & Copy Control (PCC) […]

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