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This Week in Imaging: Further Details on OKI’s 5-Year Warranty; HP’s Latest Financial Results; More

This newsletter is coming to you early this week because of the Thanksgiving Holiday in the United States. Plus, it’s snowing fairly hard today in northern New Jersey, and many have the day off. (FYI, northern New Jersey is the North American headquarters for a disproportionate number of major imaging vendors, including Sharp, Konica Minolta, […]

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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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Top News for the Week of 8/11/2014 – Printer, MFP Shipments Up; Key Legal Rulings for MPHJ Technology, Kodak; More

This week, some of the most interesting news came from market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) with its Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker (which covers printers, MFPs, and copiers that print on and/or scan A2- to A4-size media). According to IDC, the Western Europe market for printers/MFPs/copiers enjoyed its fifth consecutive quarter of growth, with shipments […]

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Revenue up for Nuance’s Third Quarter, but Firm Reports a Loss

Nuance Communications today reported financial results for the third quarter of fiscal 2014, ended June 30, 2014. Revenue was $475.5 million, an increase from the $469.8 million reported for the same quarter a year ago. Nuance also reported bookings of $547.0 million, up 16.7 percent from $468.8 million for third-quarter 2013. Year-to-date, Nuance reported bookings of […]

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Top News for the Week of 8/4/2014 – HP ‘Instant Ink Professional;” Ricoh, Sharp Financials; More

What do you do if the supplies for your product are being made and sold by unauthorized third parties and are cutting into your revenue stream? You either a) enforce your patents through litigation to end the sale of those supplies, and/or b) make your supplies more economical and easier to obtain. Canon Inc. continues […]

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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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