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This Week in Imaging: A Look at Lexmark’s Kofax Acquisition; Samsung’s Android-Based SDK Available; More

The big news this week was Lexmark International’s announcement that it will acquire Kofax for some $1 billion, its most expensive acquisition to date. Kofax markets a host of document-processing and capture solutions, as well as enterprise content management solutions, for industries such as finance and healthcare, including solutions that can be used to extract […]

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Toshiba Signs On Atlanta Office-Equipment Dealer Document Strategies

March 24, 2015 – Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) reports that office-equipment company, Document Strategies, which is based in Atlanta, Georgia, will add Toshiba’s line of e-STUDIO MFPs and network document solutions to its existing lineup of office equipment. Document Strategies has over 50 years of experience in the Atlanta marketplace. It specialize in providing MFPs, managed print services, […]

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This Week in Imaging: More on the Production-Print Market; Sharp Seeks Help from Lenders; New High-Volume Toshiba MFPs

Last week, we discussed the state of the production-printing industry as it relates to inkjet technology (see here). This week, we have some interesting news from International Data Corporation (IDC), which reports that the worldwide production-printing market enjoyed double-digit gains in fourth-quarter 2014. The sweet spot in the production-print market appears to be color, with […]

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Three New High-Volume Mono A3 Printer/Copiers from Toshiba

March 3, 2015 – Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) is launching three new A3 MFPs, the e-STUDIO907/1057/1207, designed for departmental and light-production printing, and starting at $35,500 (MSRP). TABS also announced the next generation of its Encompass X print-fleet management solution (see below). The e-STUDIO907 is rated at 90 ppm, the e-STUDIO 1057 at 105 ppm, […]

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Toshiba Forms Strategic Alliance with ECi Software Solutions for Easier Dealer Ordering

January 21, 2015 – Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) is launching a new support program with partner dealer-management software provider, ECi Software Solutions, By integrating with ECi Software Solutions’ ECi e-automate software system – starting on January 27th – authorized Toshiba dealers may automate customer purchase orders. Toshiba is currently the only MFP manufacturer fully optimizing […]

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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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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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Top News for the Week of 9/22/2014 – New Ricoh, Xerox Inkjet Production-Print; Canon ‘Maxify'; MPHJ, HP Lawsuits Dismissed; More

Inkjet technology dominates the week with announcements of new inkjet systems from Canon, Epson, Xerox, Memjet, and Ricoh. The new inkjet systems range in size from portable printers to big-iron production-printing systems. Sprinkle in a couple of 3D-printing announcements and new workflow solutions, and we’ve had a busy week of toner-free news. One of the […]

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New PSIGEN Partnership Gives Toshiba MFP Users Access to PSIGEN Data-Extraction Software

Toshiba America Business Solutions is partnering with PSIGEN Software, a software-development firm located in Boca Raton, Florida. Under the partnership, Toshiba will offer its end users PSIGEN’s flagship data-extraction software, PSI: Capture and PSI:Fusion. By integrating PSIGEN’s software with Toshiba’s e-STUDIO MFPs, users will be able to extract data from scanned documents and export that data to […]

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New e-Bridge CloudConnect from Toshiba Provides Dealers with Remote-Device Management and Monitoring

For any copier/MFP dealer, one of the keys to customer satisfaction  is keeping their copier/MFPs up and running. To that end, Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) is introducing e-Bridge Cloud Connect, a cloud-based solution hosted on the Microsoft Azure SQL database platform, and which provides remote-device monitoring and management, requires no software installation,  and is […]

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Square 9 Softworks’ Document-Management and Search Solutions Now Available for Toshiba e-STUDIOS

Toshiba America Business Solutions (TABS) today reports that the Square 9 Softworks solution suite is now available for use with TABS’ e-STUDIO MFP as a result of a new partnership with enterprise content management (ECM) software-development firm Square 9 Softworks, which is based in New Haven, Conneticutt. The Square 9 Softworks suite will now be available […]

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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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New Toshiba A4 Color and Mono Multifunctionals Feature Latest eBridge Controller

Toshiba America Business Solutions is rolling out its latest A4 MFPs, the e-STUDIO 287csl/347csl and e-STUDIO477sl, all designed for small and mid-size businesses, and featuring Toshiba’s latest eBridge controller for more advanced performance. The new MFPs use toner-based LED-printing technology. The color e-STUDIO287csl/347csl MFPs are rated at up to 35 ppm in color, while the monochrome […]

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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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Top News for the Week of 6/23/2014 – Toshiba’s New A3 Mono MFP Family; How Users are Printing; HP Lawsuit; More

This week’s news that Hewlett-Packard announced two new Officejet Pro inkjet models will probably be met with a “sigh, so what” by most of our readers. However, everybody should take note that HP is still very good at innovating on the marketing end of things. Consider its economical and convenient Instant Ink Program, which one […]

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Three New MFPs for Small and Mid-Size Workgroups Round Out Toshiba’s A3 Mono Family

Following on the heels of its high-volume A3 mono MFPs introduced yesterday (see here), Toshiba America Business Solutions is following up with its next-generation mid-volume MFPs for small and mid-size workgroups, the e-STUDIO 507 series. The new e-STUDIO 507 series MFPs start at $6,885 and will be available through dealers. Rated at up to 50 […]

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New Toshiba e-STUDIO A3 MFPs Feature Latest eBridge Platform, Add PaperCut and DocuWare

Toshiba America Business Solutions is today rolling its new e-STUDIO 557/657/757/857 A3 monochrome MFPs, which start at $21,395 MSRP, and are available through Toshiba dealers. Designed for mid-size to large workgroups and enterprises, maximum monthly volume is up to 600,000 pages. With a maximum resolution of 2,400 x 600 dpi, this latest version of Toshiba’s e-STUDIO MFP […]

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Top News for the Week of 6/9/2014 – HP PageWide Inkjet for Large Format, Xerox Targeting High-Speed Inkjet, More

This week, inkjet was again in the news, with inkjet news from Hewlett-Packard, Kodak, and Xerox. In particular, this week’s inkjet news involved the commercial and production high-speed inkjet segment – a segment IDC recently pinpointed as enjoying exceptional growth. According to IDC research, the worldwide continuous-feed, digital production-printing market is experiencing a major technology […]

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