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.
As with last week, there was a lot of good news on the financial front this week.
- Sharp announces strong A3 color MFP sales and a first quarter profit for the first time in two years.
- Konica Minolta announces that net sales are up for the latest quarter along with strong A3 color MFP sales
- Ricoh announces that sales and net income are up for the second quarter/fiscal half and pushes revenue forecasts up.
- Fuji Xerox has been mighty busy lately as it launches 20 new color MFPs and user authentication that utilizes facial recognition technology.
- Kyocera announces new A3 MFPs with HyPAS Development Platform and AirPrint mobile printing baked-in.
- 3D Systems and Canon to bring 3D manufacturing printers to Japan. Meanwhile, Sindoh bringing 3D Systems’ consumer 3D printers to Korea.
- Hoo-boy, Canon and Ricoh Japan warn of potential security vulnerabilities if you don’t have your security protocols configured correctly. There’s not much information available on this, but the news doesn’t sound good.
- A German Court invalidates a Durst white ink patent case against EFI.
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