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It’s Official: Half of USB Devices Have Unpatchable Security Flaws

Following up our article on BadUSB malware, the security researchers that discovered the vulnerability have since tested the USB controller chips from eight of the major suppliers. Hacker Karsten Nohl presented at the recent PacSec security conference in Tokyo that he and his fellow researchers Jakob Lell and Sascha Krissler have analyzed every USB controller chip […]

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Holiday Gifts from Epson for the Connected Person in Your Life – from Smart Glasses to Mobile Printers

Epson has been on a tear lately, releasing a wave of new connected tech solutions, including everything from the littlest All-in-One ever, to a portable scanner, to ground-breaking smart glasses with augmented reality. Virtually all of these will be appreciated by any connected individual or household. Here are several current and recently=-ntroduced Epson products that […]

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Review: Retail Business-Class A4 Color MFPs – HP’s Officejet Pro X476dw is Best in Class

Any office or company whose core business entails paper-based transactions with customers must own a color All-in-One or MFP that can quickly, reliably, and economically produce high-quality color prints. While there are many candidates, Wirth Consulting narrows the field to Business-Class A4 Color MFPs available from the retail channel.  What is our definition of “Business-Class”? […]

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Review: Business-Class A3 Inkjet Printers and AiO’s – Brother’s MFC-J6920DW is Best in Class

Since we at Wirth Consulting estimate that the processing of A3 documents in the office is in the single-digit percentile, we have always thought that the ultimate mix of digital-imaging devices for small business was one or more fast B/W A4 printers coupled with an economical A3 MFP or All-in-One (AiO). The problem is that […]

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Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 B/W Printers – OKI’s B721dn is Best in Class

The B/W or monochrome printer is the basic building block for digital printing in any office. This group of printers is considered “enterprise-ready” because they offer the following features: 1) automatic duplex printing; 2) expandable standard media capacity of at least 251 sheets; 2) PCL and/or PostScript printer-language support; and 4) remote-management, deployment and security […]

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‘BadUSB’ Malware Has Effectively Killed USB Devices in the Enterprise

As our industry is a major source of secure hardware and workflow solutions for the security-conscious enterprise, this news is both disruptive and disturbing. Findings from security researchers Karsten Nohl and Jakob Lell will be presented next week contending that the security of USB devices has long been fundamentally broken. BadUSB is a new form […]

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Review: Small and Home Office Inkjet AiOs – Epson’s WorkForce WF-3520 is Best in Class

At the very least, virtually every home or office of any size needs a basic All-in-One (AiO or MFP) in order to handle PC printing and document scanning, copying, and faxing. In this latest Head2Head Comparison, we chose the least expensive devices that meet our basic criteria for Inkjet SOHO (Small or Home Office) AiOs: […]

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Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 Color MFPs – HP’s Officejet Pro 476dw is Best in Class

There was quite a selection of quality “Enterprise-Ready” A4 MFPs in the group of devices that comply with our conditions below, are priced from $399.99 to $9,400.00, and in color print speed from 15 to 40 ppm. Determining a Best in Class winner from this group was a difficult proposition, with 16 MFPs from Brother […]

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Review: Business-Class A4 B/W MFPs – OKI MB471dn MFP is Best in Class

The A4 B/W (or monochrome) MFP is a staple for any office. One would think that it should be easy to choose a business-class B/W MFP, but we propose that it is easier said than done. Our Head2Head comparison is not a simple “feeds and speeds” shoot-out. First we determine, evaluate, individually rate, and detail […]

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Report: Officejet Pro X551dw Printer Hands-On Test Report

For this 22-page report, we put the Hewlett-Packard Officejet Pro X 551dw through its paces using our Hands-On test suite. During hands-on testing, we evaluated all aspects of performance, from installation and set-up, to software, printer management, image quality, productivity, ease of use, and more. Note that the Hands-On Test Report is watermarked and non-printable. Review […]

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Videos and Photo Gallery – HP’s Sturdy and Speedy Officejet Pro X551dw Printer

We recently completed Hands-On testing of Hewlett-Packard’s Officejet Pro X551dw ($599.99), a  member of HP”s X Series of color inkjet printers and MFPs. The X series utilizes HP’s PageArray technology with a page-wide print head that dollar-for-dollar provides unparalleled print speeds. In fact, in testing we determined that image quality was satisfactory for interoffice communications […]

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Report and Video: Brother’s MFC-J4510DW Color Inkjet All-in-One with 11″x17″ Printing

Wirth Consulting has just completed a Hands-On Test Report for Brother’s MFC-J4510DW Business Smart Inkjet All-in-One. What sets this this color inkjet apart from most color inkjet All-in-Ones is that users can print on media up to 11″x17″ via a manual feed slot  located on the back of the unit. It also features several business-class […]

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Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 Color Printers – Samsung CLP-775ND is Best in Class

In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated Enterprise-Ready A4 Color Printers. While these devices can cost as much to purchase and operate as several aqueous inkjet printers combined, and their Cost per Page and energy consumption can be higher than business-class inkjets, only the solid-ink Xerox ColorQube 8570/DN offers feature sets that will satisfy the deployment, […]

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Review: Business-Class A4 Color Laser/LED MFPs – OKI MC361 Color MFP is Best in Class

In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated Business-Class A4 Color Laser/LED MFPs, a product that nearly every business wants or needs. While these devices can cost as much as several inkjet All-in-Ones combined, and their Cost per Page (especially color) and energy consumption can be considerably higher than business-class inkjets, their business-class feature sets, faster print […]

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Hands-On Preview and Photo Gallery: Lexmark MS812de 70-ppm A4 Workgroup Printer

We’ve spent the last few days installing and testing Lexmark’s MS812de powerhouse B/W laser printer for workgroups ($1,949), and all we can say is that IT IS FAST! Not only 70-ppm fast but Lexmark claims its powerful dual core processor enabled it to produce most prints in under four seconds (under seven seconds in our […]

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Review: Enterprise-Ready A4 B/W Laser/LED Printers – OKI B710DN is Best in Class

In this Head2Head comparison, we investigated a group of the most mission-critical digital imaging devices: Enterprise-ready A4 B/W Laser/LED printers. Our  requirements for this class include networking, PCL or PostScript print drivers, 250-sheet expandable media supply, network security and compatibility with a fleet network-management solution. Armed with these requirements, we found 12 devices ranging in […]

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Review: Business-Class A4 B/W Laser/LED Printers – Samsung ML-4512ND is Best in Class

In this Head2Head Comparison of Business-Class A4 B/W Laser/LED Printers, we considered that, at a minimum, the printer must have networking, automatic duplex printing and have an expandable media supply with a main tray with at least a 250-sheet capacity. We then considered any advantages provided by deployment, manageability and tracking and control features, as […]

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Photo Gallery – HP Officejet Pro 8100 ePrinter

Gallery of photos taken of HP’s $149.99 ink-jet printer with new pigment inks, HP Web Jetadmin compatibility, color LCD display, wired and wireless networking and HP’s ePrint mobile printing solution. Resources HP Officejet Pro 8100 ePrinter Photo Gallery Premium Download – HP Officejet Pro 8100 ePrinter Hands-On Test Report HP Officejet Pro 8100 ePrinter Unboxing […]

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