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New Ricoh App for Google Cloud Print Mobile Printing for Ricoh Business-Class Printers and Multifunctionals

Ricoh Americas today releases a new application that makes its business-class printers and MFPs Google Cloud Print Ready, which eliminates the need for costly print servers, and, in particular, provides mobile printing from Google Chrome tablets, a popular mobile-printing application in many schools, where Google Chrome Book tablets are increasingly being used by students. The […]

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Top News for the Week of 7/7/2014 – Konica Minolta Strategy Conference, Canon Announces New Industry Group for Deterring Patent Trolls, More

This week, we visited with Konica Minolta, which gave us an intriguing snapshot of not only where the company is now, but where it’s headed – and that’s everything from production printing, to A4, managed IT services, cloud and mobile solutions, and 3D printing. Meanwhile, Canon and Xerox each addressed some of the bad guys […]

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R.J. Young Gets Ricoh Direct Accounts in Florida

On July 1st, RJ Young Company announced that it had reached a strategic agreement with Ricoh Americas to expand its footprint of key accounts in Pensacola and Tallahassee, both in Florida. Effective July 1st, RJ Young has assumed ownership for the sales, service, and supplies of specified Ricoh direct-channel commercial accounts in these territories. Approximately 30 […]

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New Enhanced Secure Pull-Printing Solution for Ricoh Multifunctionals

Levi Ray & Shoup (LRS) have announced a new version of its MFPsecure pull printing software. The MFPsecure for Ricoh offering is an embedded software agent that runs natively on modern Ricoh  MFPs. “This new product update enables ‘secure delivery’ support for Ricoh hardware devices, which represents an important milestone in our strategy to expand […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/30/2014 – Good News for Production Printing; Average Copier Sales-Manager Compensation; More

Is this a trend? It sure seems like it. Last week, we reported on IDC research showing that the worldwide large-format printer market enjoyed its third consecutive quarter of growth in terms of both unit shipments and shipment value (7.4 percent and 3.7 percent respectively) for first-quarter 2014. This week, IDC delivered more good news, […]

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Five Vendors Named Global Leaders in Managed Print Services

U.K.-based market research and analyst firm Quocirca has released its report, Managed Print Services Landscape, 2014, which names five digital-imaging vendors the market leaders in managed print services: Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, Ricoh, Lexmark International, and Canon. According to Quocirca, Xerox is currently the leader in the managed print services (MPS) market, with the report stating, “Xerox […]

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IDC: Global Production-Printing Market Achieves Double-Digit Growth in First-Quarter 2014

The worldwide production-print market enjoyed double-digit, year-over-year growth in terms of both unit shipment and shipment value during first-quarter 2014 (1Q14). Unit shipments grew 32.1 percent to approximately 9,300 units (printers and MFPs), and shipment value increased 14.4 percent to more than $1.1 billion during the quarter, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Production […]

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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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Ricoh Canada to Acquire Legal-Support Services Provider Commonwealth

Ricoh Canada reports that it’s signed a definitive agreement to acquire Commonwealth Legal, with the acquisition expected to close within the next 60 days. Commonwealth Legal provides secure cloud-based legal ediscovery and archiving solutions, and has been in business for 15 years. Once the acquisition is complete, Commonwealth Legal will be a division of Ricoh Canada […]

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IDC: Worldwide Printer, MFP Market Records Growth for Three Consecutive Quarters

The worldwide hardcopy peripherals (HCP) market grew for the third quarter in a row to 26.4 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2014 (1Q14) resulting in 2.1 percent year-over-year growth, according to the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker. The two biggest regions, Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan) and Western Europe, recorded year-over-year […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/27/2014 – Ink Still Flowing at HP; Ricoh Goes Retail; More

Last week, the big news was about Hewlett-Packard, which reported essentially flat revenue growth for its first quarter. versus its first quarter a year ago. However, in a May 22nd conference call, HP executives provided a deeper look at revenue (HP: Printing, Ink, Continues to Bolster Revenue). Interestingly, while HP’s total printer-hardware revenue was down […]

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Ricoh Launches Monochrome Desktop Printer, MFP for the Retail Channel, Start at $119

Ricoh Americas is launching a monochrome printer and MFP for the retail channel, the SP 112 ($119 SRP), a standalone printer, and the SP 112SU ($144 SRP), an MFP with print, copy, and color scan. Ricoh is emphasizing the new desktop printer and MFP’s small footprint – the SP 112 printer and SP112SU MFP have […]

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Recovery in India’s Printer/Copier/MFP Market; HP Remains Market Leader

International Data Corporation reports that despite a slowdown in the consumer segment, the India Hardcopy Peripherals (HCP) market enjoyed a recovery in first-quarter 2014.  The growth was primarily driven by the government procurement,  and supported by mid-size and large enterprises in India. Hewlett-Packard remained the market leader in India, but Ricoh made very strong gains […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/5/2014 – Konica Minolta, Lexmark, Forge Ahead; Setback for Kodak, More

Though this was a bit of a slow week in the industry, two things stood out: both Konica Minolta and Lexmark continue to forge ahead. Konica Minolta, which was the largest exhibitor at the IPEX production-printing trade show in February, and acquired French production-printing company MGI Digital Graphic Technology in January, continues to bolster its […]

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Ricoh Investigating Products for Heartbleed, Unified Communication Systems Affected

Ricoh Company of Japan says it’s checking all of its products, software, and solutions on the usage of OpenSSL library version that may expose products and software to the Heartbleed OpenSSL vulnerability. Heartbleed refers to a vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library (Version 1.0.1 to 1.0.1f). Essentially with this vulnerability, encrypted data sent […]

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Top News for the Week of 4/28/2014 – Xerox Upgrades Print Security, Mopria Certification Soon; Sharp Improvement for Ricoh, Epson; More

This week, Xerox was in the spotlight, introducing several new products and solutions for virtually everyone. For enterprises, there was the Xerox Secure Print Manager Suite, with everything from user accounting to print rules. For commercial printers, there’s the new 100-ppm Versant 2100 Press, and for small and mid-size businesses, the 65-ppm Phaser 4622. Along […]

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Ricoh Reports Robust Financial Results for Fiscal Year

Ricoh Company of Japan reported robust financial results for its fiscal year 2014 ending March 31, 2014, with net sales of 2,236.9 billion yen, a 16.2 percent year-over-year increase, and net income of 72.8 billion yen, a 124.3 percent increase. The company said it enjoyed higher sales of color MFPs, color production-printing systems, managed document […]

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Top News for the Week of 4/14/2014 – Streamline NX for Ricoh MFPs, Drivve for OKI MFPs, New Memjet Print Engine, More

New Products and Solutions Ricoh Rolls out Streamline NX Platform for Document Capture and Distribution, User Management: What does Streamline NX have? A better questions may be what it doesn’t have. For a start, and depending on configuration, Ricoh’s new Streamline NX platform can be equipped with rules-based printing, card-based user authentication, user restrictions for […]

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