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PretonSaver Can Now be Used to Verify Printing-Cost Savings with Xerox ColorQube Printers

Preton, a provider of software for reducing printing costs, and based in Tel Aviv, Israel, reports that its patented Pixel Optimization and analysis software technology can now be used to help users achieve even greater savings on color printing using Xerox ColorQube’s solid-ink color printers. “Color printing adds tremendous value to documents but there is […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/19/2014 – New Print-Management Solutions for Konica Minolta, Kyocera; Inkjet Strong in Production; More

There was no new office-imaging hardware this week, but two vendors introduced print-management solutions: Konica Minolta reported that NSi Output Manager is now available for its bizhub MFPs, while Kyocera Document Solutions reported that Argos OnBoard Print Management is now available for its HyPAS-enabled MFPs. These print-management solutions provide not only tracking of MFP activity […]

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Xerox Loses $72 Million Contract with Nevada Health Insurance Exchange

The Las-Vegas Review Journal reports that the board of the Nevada Silver State Health Exchange has moved to end its contract with Xerox, which the state alleges fell behind on building the Nevada Health Build Link. As we reported in early April, several Nevada residents filed a class-action lawsuit against Xerox, alleging that they had enrolled […]

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Xerox CEO Burns: ‘Services Business is our Engine for Revenue Growth’

At its annual meeting of shareholders held today, Xerox Chairman and CEO Ursula Burns highlighted Xerox’s financial position, the benefits of its services-led, technology-driven portfolio, and how the company is aligning resources and investments for profitable growth. In her address to shareholders, Burns said, “Our Services business is our engine for increased revenue, our Document Technology business is the […]

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Top News for the Week of 5/12/2014 – More Good News from Japan, Western Europe, Mopria

Good news this week from Japan and Western Europe. This week in news from Japan, Sharp finally returns to a profitable year, Konica Minolta reports a stellar year, boosted by sales of bizhub MFPs, while OKI also reports a profitable year, with sales of its office MFPs up. Previously in the last several weeks, Epson reported a sharp improvement for its fiscal year, with sales of its […]

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Rapid Refill Stores Now Selling Xerox-Brand Toner, Ink for HP and Brother Printers

Xerox reports that Rapid Refill ink- and toner-cartridge stores across the United States are now selling Xerox-brand toner cartridges for Hewlett-Packard and Brother printers. Xerox claims its cartridges for HP and Brother printers equal or exceed the original equipment manufacturer standards in page yield, “but at a fraction of the cost,” and have a 100-percent unconditional […]

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Growth in Western Europe Printer, Multifunctional Market Continues into Fourth Quarter

According to the latest Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker from International Data Corporation (IDC), the Western European printer and MFP markets grew 7.1% year-over-year in first-quarter 2014 — the fourth quarter of continuous growth in the region. Note that in its hard-copy peripheral research, IDC, IDC includes single-function printers, printer-based multifunctional systems (MFPs), and single-function digital […]

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Xerox Responds to Texas AG’s Lawsuit Alleging Fraudulent Medicaid Dental Claims

Xerox has responded to a suit filed by the Texas Attorney General’s office regarding Xerox’s performance as a state contractor administering the state’s Medicaid orthodontic program. The state’s Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has also decided to replace Xerox as Medicaid provider. The Texas Attorney General’s office filed the suit against Xerox on May […]

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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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Top Xerox Executives Sell $8.9 Million in Xerox Shares

Barron’s reports that in a three-day period, April 29- May 1, five top Xerox executives, including CEO Ursula M. Burns, sold 745,100 shares for $8,950,919, at an average of $12.01 per share. CEO Burns sold 300,000 Xerox shares for $3,599,790. According to Barron’s, she now holds 1,002,886 Xerox shares, which is less than one percent of […]

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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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Xerox Introduces its Fastest Phaser Printer to Date, the 65-PPM Phaser 4622

Xerox is introducing its fastest Phaser desktop printer to date, the Phaser 4622, a black-and-white printer rated at up to 65 ppm, and starting at $1,199. Specifications include: First-page-out time as fast as 7.8 seconds. Monthly duty cycle of up to 275,000 pages Native support for Apple AirPrint mobile printing for iOS. Optional 500-sheet document […]

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New Xerox PrintAssist Enables IT Service Providers to Manage Print Environments

Xerox today introduced a new solution for IT service providers called PrintAssist Services, a cloud-based plug-in that integrates Xerox’s printer discovery and monitoring capabilities and LabTech Software’s remote monitoring and management (RMM) platform to provide – via a dashboard – information needed to manage and monitor a customer’s print fleet. The tool proactively identifies potential issues […]

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New Xerox Color Production Printer, the Versant 2100 Press, Rated at up to 100 PPM

Xerox has introduced its newest digital color production printer, the Versant 2100 Press, which is rated at 100 ppm in color mode printing on 8.5″x.14″/A4, and is designed for recommended monthly volumes of 75,000 to 250,000 pages. According to Xerox, the Versant 2100: Automates color control, creates image-to-media alignment profiles, and delivers brand-managed color in […]

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Top News for the Week of 4/21/2014 – New Samsung 2014 A4 Lineup, BR-Docs from Brother, More

New Products and Solutions Samsung Rolls Out 2014 ‘Smart’ Desktop Printer and MFP Lineup with NFC, Google Cloud Mobile Printing: Samsung Electronics U.S. launched three new A4 printer and MFP lines, the Xpress C18x0, M28x5, and M20x0, all of which feature multiple provisions for mobile printing and scanning, including Google Cloud mobile printing, Near Field Communications […]

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Revenue, Earnings Down at Xerox, Lowers Forecast

Xerox today reported results for first-quarter 2014, with earnings per share of 23 cents, and revenue of $5.1 billion, down 2 percent versus first-quarter 2013, with 57 percent of revenue ($2.9 billion) derived from its Services business. Net earnings were $281 million, down 5 percent versus first-quarter 2013. Revenue from the company’s Document Technology business, […]

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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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Xerox: WorkCentre 3315/3325, Phaser 3320 Affected by Heartbleed Vulnerability

Xerox has reported that two of its MFPs, the WorkCentre 3315/3325, and a printer, the Phaser 3320, have been affected by the “Heartbleed” 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 over the Internet can be accessed, stolen, and […]

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