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

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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 from a central location, but secure pull-printing (enter credentials or swipe a card to release a job for printing), as well as rules-based printing. With rules-based printing, administrators can enforce cost-saving rules such as forcing users to print in duplex mode, print in monochrome only, etc.

Inkjet rules: while vendors such as Hewlett-Packard, Epson, and Memjet continue to seek to bring inkjet printing into the office, market-research firm International Data Corporation (IDC) reports that inkjet is making a big impact in the commercial printing market. According to the firm, the high-speed inkjet production-printer market will reach $1 billion in equipment sales by 2018, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.8 percent.

New Products and Solutions

  • Konica Minolta Adds NSi Output Manager, Scan and Print from Box.Com  – Read more here.
  • Argos OnBoard Print Management Now Available for Kyocera HyPAS-Enabled MFPs – Read more here.
  • Canon Releases Next-Generation of Therefore Information-Management Solution – Read more here.

Commercial Printing

  • IDC: High-Speed Inkjet-Printing Will Continue to Dominate Global Continuous-Feed Production-Printing Market – Read more here.
  • New Color Inkjet Commercial Sign Printer, the Oce Arizona 6100 Series, from Canon – Read more here.

Legal Briefs

  • Canon Wins Permanent Injunction Banning Provantage from Selling Toner Cartridges in U.S. – Read more here.

Other News

  • Recovery in India’s Printer/Copier/MFP Market; HP Remains Market Leader – Read more here.
  • Former HP Exec John N. McMullen is New Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer for Kodak – Read more here.
  • Xerox Loses $72 Million Contract with Nevada Health Insurance Exchange – Read more here.
  • ITEX Returning to U.S. East Coast in 2015 – Read more here.

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