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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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Indian Hardcopy-Peripheral Market Static in 2013

According to International Data Corporation (IDC), Hardcopy Peripherals (HCP)* market in India declined by 0.1% year-on-year in CY2013 and stood at 3.2 million units. “Both consumer and commercial markets were weak in the first half of 2013, but with the help of aggressive consumer and commercial marketing and couple of bulk Government orders, overall shipments […]

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Top News for the Week of 2/24/2014 – Good Quarter for HP, New Solutions for Healthcare, More

Solutions At the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) conference that’s dedicated to healthcare IT and was held this week in Orlando, Florida, several imaging vendors showcased new and existing solutions for making the capture, distribution, storage, and retrieval of healthcare records into Electronic Health Records (EHR) systems more efficient and less error-prone. Konica […]

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New Ricoh Fax, Software, and Digital-Camera Solutions for Healthcare

Ricoh Americas is introducing what it’s calling three major innovations for mobilizing information in today’s healthcare environment, and is currently demonstrating the new solutions at the HIMSS healthcare IT conference being held in Orlando, Florida. Enterprise-Fax Solution Citing research from a June 2012 National Physicians Survey, Ricoh says that 63 percent of healthcare providers still use fax […]

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Top News for Week of 2/17/2014 – Worldwide Printer/MFP Market Continues Recovery; First Mopria-Certified MFP; More

New Products The big news this week was Hewlett-Packard’s introduction of the first imaging device that’s Mopria-certified for mobile printing. What’s key is that the new Color LaserJet Pro MFP M476 will make printing from Android devices as easy as tapping on a button. Making Android mobile printing as easy as possible makes sense, as […]

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Print Audit Print-Management Solution Certified Compatible with Small-Screen Ricoh MFPs

Print Audit reports that Ricoh’s PCS Director Embedded 6.1.9, a print-management solution powered by Print Audit, has been tested by the Ricoh product-testing team and is certified as compatible with Ricoh’s line of small screen MFPs, including the MP 301 and MP C305 models.  PCS Director is a Ricoh OEM software print-management tool for Ricoh […]

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Top News for the Week of 2/10/2014 – Mopria-Certified Printers On the Way; PaperCut for Controlling Mobile Printing; More

Legal News He’s got a lot of other things on his mind – namely the closing of three traffic lanes feeding into the George Washington Bridge last September – but New Jersey Governor Chris Christie made short work of a proposed New Jersey law that would require sellers of ink cartridges to show on how […]

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Mopria Mobile-Printing Alliance Says Mopria-Certified Printers on the Way; Adds Many New Members

On February 12th, the Mopria Alliance announced that it had formally launched its certification processes. Since its formation in September 2013, the non-profit organization, which was developed to create industry standards for mobile printing, has developed technical prototypes, conducted product testing, and has issued certifications to qualified products. It expects member companies to now begin to promoting their newly […]

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EFI Launches New Digital Front End, the Fiery EB-32, for Ricoh Production Printers

Electronics for Imaging (EFI), has introduced a new EFI Fiery digital front end (DFE) that it says provides greater image detail as well as faster job set-up and management on new Ricoh Pro 8100s/8100EX /8110s/8120s black-and-white digital printers. The new EFI Fiery EB-32 DFE is built on the latest Fiery FS100 Pro platform, which EFI says delivers advanced […]

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Ricoh Reports Strong Financial Results, Raises Outlook

For the nine months ending December 31, 2013, Ricoh Company of Japan reported net sales of 1,611.5 billion yen, an increase of 16.2 percent versus the same period a year ago, and net income of 43.5 billion, an increase of 151.8 percent versus the same period a year ago.  Ricoh also raised its full-year financial […]

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Top News for the Week of 1/20/2014 – Ricoh Expands Managed Services with Acquisition, Memjet Expands C6000 Distribution, More

Acquisitions Three interesting acquisitions were announced this week. Konica Minolta acquires a stake in French digital-press maker MGI, while Ricoh make a big move to bolster its services-division with the acquisition of mindSHIFT from Best Buy. MGI, among other things, manages thousands of desktop PCs across the United States. While Ricoh didn’t say how much […]

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Ricoh to Acquire Managed Services Provider mindSHIFT Technologies

Ricoh today announced that it’s reached an agreement to buy mindSHIFT Technologies, a provider of managed IT, cloud, data-center, and professional services to small and mid-sized organizations, from Best Buy. The acquisition is the latest strategic investment by Ricoh, and is designed to expand and deepen Ricoh’s services portfolio. mindSHIFT, a Managed Services provider in the United States […]

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Top News for the Week of 12/30/2013 – Ricoh Supplying 3D Print Heads, Top Stories of 2013, More

As we wrote two weeks ago, the list of 2D printer makers involved in 3D printing continues to grow. This week we report that Ricoh is also involved. In an investor report, 3D-printer giant Stratasys reveals: “In particular, we rely on a sole supplier, Ricoh Printing Systems America, Inc. or Ricoh, for the print heads for our PolyJet 3D printers. Under the terms of our agreement […]

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Ricoh Maps Out Strategy for Moving from ‘Speeds-and-Feeds’ to Mobile Documents and Faster Business Processes

Ricoh Americas held an interesting webinar early this week. There were no new products introduced, but the webinar, presented by Ricoh’s Terri Campbell, vice president of strategic marketing, gave analysts a key look at the place Ricoh has carved out for itself in recent years, not as a mere provider of printers and digital copiers, […]

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Ricoh: Family Photos are America’s Among Most Valuable Documents; Paper Still Important

For nearly 1 in 4 Americans (24 percent), family photos are their most valuable documents, according to a survey by Ricoh Americas. These Americans rated family photos as their most valuable documented piece of information, choosing them over their Social Security card (16 percent), birth certificate (15 percent), financial information (9 percent), passports (8 percent), […]

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Top News for the Week of 11/4/2013

This week we present comprehensive coverage of Convergence 2013, Ricoh America’s North American dealer meeting, which attracted approximately 1,200 attendees and representatives from over 500 dealerships. Ricoh’s got an interesting product-road-map laid out, with a lot of A4 on the way. Financial As with last week, there was a lot of good news on the financial […]

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Ricoh Puts the Focus on Dealers at Convergence 2013; New GW+ MFP Platform with Smart Control Panel, Cloud Connectivity, More

This year, Ricoh Americas held its annual North American dealer meeting October 28 – 31 at the Aria Resort & Casino, a new hotel that bills itself as “the most technologically advanced hotel every built.” At the Aria, this was true for the most part, as there were plenty of ways to network and charge […]

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Sales, Net Income up for Ricoh Japan’s Second Quarter, Fiscal Half-Year, Pushes Forecast Up

Ricoh Company of Japan posted very encouraging results for both its second quarter and fiscal half-year. For its second quarter ended September 31st, net sales were 533.8 billion yen, an increase of 16.5 percent versus the same quarter a year ago, while net income was 14.5 billion yen, an increase of 181.1 percent versus the […]

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