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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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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 3/3/2014 – Ricoh A3 Color MFPs, Kodak Alaris, More

Products Ricoh is shipping new A3 color MFPs with cloud connectivity and smartphone apps. On the “old-school paper side” of things, they also feature also a new optional staple-less document finisher that binds pages together without using staples – a good idea, and something that’ll make them attractive in education – besides the mobile printing […]

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Lexmark, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, and Xerox Sued by Patent-Holding Firm

Marathon Patent Group, a patent-licensing company, reports that its subsidiary, CyberFone Systems, LLC (“CyberFone”), has filed four patent-infringement lawsuits in the United States Eastern District Court of Texas against Lexmark, Konica Minolta, Ricoh, and Xerox. CyberFone is asserting infringements relating to U.S. Patent 6,044,382. The complaints allege that the printer companies have infringed, and continue […]

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Lexmark Reports Strong Fourth-Quarter and Full Year: Record Revenue Growth for Perceptive Software and MPS

Lexmark International today reported financial results for both its fourth quarter and full-year 2013. For its fourth quarter, revenue was up 4 percent versus the same quarter a year ago, and would have been up 11 percent excluding the decline in its inkjet business, which it has exited. Full-year revenue was also up 4 percent, excluding […]

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Cortado Offers Free Pull-Printing Client for Lexmark Printers

Cortado reports that its free Personal Printing client for Lexmark printers is now available. This allows Lexmark printers to be enhanced with user-authenticated pull-printing. With pull-printing, the user submits a print job, and then can choose to print it at any enabled printer by entering their user credentials and selecting their print job.  “Lexmark has […]

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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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Lexmark to Acquire Saperion, European Maker of Enterprise-Content Management Solutions

Lexmark International announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Germany-based Saperion AG, a developer and provider of enterprise content management (ECM) and business process management (BPM) software in Europe, for a cash purchase price of approximately $72 million. Upon the closing of the transaction, Saperion will report to Perceptive Software.  According to Lexmark, the […]

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New Samsung-Perceptive Software Partnership Links Samsung MFPs to Perceptive ECM Software

In an interesting collaboration, Samsung Electronics America has announced a technology partnership with Perceptive Software, which is wholly owned by Lexmark International, and makes process and enterprise content-management software  and solutions. With Perceptive Software, Samsung is now able to equip its MFPs with secure access to content using Perceptive Software’s enterprise content management software, Perceptive […]

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New Pull and Secure Printing Hardware and Software from LRS, Extends Support to Lexmark and Xerox Printers

Levi Ray & Shoup (LRS) is announcing a new line of hardware and software designed for pull printing and secure document printing, the MFPsecure family, which will support print-output devices from a variety of hardware vendors. With pull printing, the user submits the job, and then can enable printing at any enabled printer/MFP by authenticating […]

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First-Quarter Worldwide Printer/MFP Shipments Down 9.7 Percent

International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that the worldwide hardcopy peripherals market decreased 9.7 percent year-over-year, with 25.8 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2013. In its report, Worldwide Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, IDC also reports that shipment value experienced a decline of 5.7 percent year-over-year to $14.3 billion. This is the third consecutive quarter of […]

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New MX6500e Option Turns Lexmark MS Series Printers into MFPs

Lexmark is introducing the MX6500e Multifunction Option, which turns Lexmark’s MS710 Series and MS810 Series A4 monochrome laser printers into MFPs, adding monochrome copy, color network scan, and Super G3 fax.  The MX6500e Multifunction Option (shown above, right) includes a 10.2″ color touch screen, automatic document feeder, and flatbed platen. It features these standard Lexmark […]

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Infinity Computer Products Suing 13 Printer Companies for Fax-Related Patent Infringement

PriorSmart.com, which reports on patent and IP news, reports that Infinity Computer Products has sued 13 printer companies (Toshiba, OKI Data Americas,  Samsung, Lexmark, Canon, Konica Minolta, Panasonic, Xerox, Hewlett-Packard, Epson, Dell, Brother, and Ricoh) for infringement of four patents related to interface circuits for linking a fax machine to a computer, enabling the fax machine to also […]

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Funai Electric Acquiring Lexmark’s Inkjet Business for $100 Million

On April 1st, Funai Electric Company of Japan announced that it will be acquiring Lexmark International’s inkjet-related technology and assets for approximately $100 million (approximately 9.5 billion yen). Once the transaction is completed, Funai will acquire more than 1,500 Lexmark inkjet patents, Lexmark’s inkjet-related research and development, Lexmark’s inkjet manufacturing facility in the Philippines (Lexmark International […]

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Lexmark U.K. Offering Resellers up to Five Years of Contract Revenue Up Front

CannelWeb.Co.UK reports that Lexmark is giving its small and mid-size office resellers up to five years’ worth of contract revenue up front in a move it claims will give struggling value-added resellers in the United Kingdom and Ireland access to essential cash. According to ChannelWeb.Co.UK, Lexmark first calculates customers’ estimated consumables usage over the five-year […]

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Lexmark Acquires Two New Technology Companies, Twistage and AccessVia

Marking its eighth IT acquisition since 2010, Lexmark today announced it’s acquired two new technology companies: San Francisco-based Twistage and Seattle-based AccessVia, for a total combined acquisition price for the companies of approximately $31.5 million. The acquisitions are part of Lexmark’s strategy to evolve from a hardware (printer/MFP)-centric company, to a complete end-to-end solution provider. […]

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Anersum Selects Lexmark’s Perceptive Software for Processing of International Trade Documents

Anersum (Grupo ECCE), a Mexico-based provider of international trade and compliance services, has selected Lexmark’s Perceptive Intelligent Capture, powered by Brainware, for processing of international trade documents. By fortifying their Quantum Virtual Compliance Office solution for international trade with IDC capabilities, Perceptive says Anersum will be empowered to offer customers a streamlined, reliable and low-cost […]

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Lexmark Sues Xerox, State of Kentucky over MPS Contract

The Lexington-Herald Leader reports that Lexmark filed a lawsuit February 12th against Xerox and the state of Kentucky over the state’s decision to twice award a managed print service contract to Xerox, despite Xerox’s bid being significantly higher. In its suit against the Kentucky Finance and Administration Cabinet and Xerox, Lexmark said Xerox’s bid was […]

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