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This Week in Imaging: How IKON, Lanier, Savin Acquisitions Have Made a Tough Road for Ricoh

At first it seemed the acquisition of IKON would only be a boon for Ricoh. After all, IKON was said to be the world’s largest independent provider of copier/MFPs, printers, and related services, with over 400 offices in North America and Western Europe, regional sales and service training facilities, a roster of Fortune 500 customers, and revenues of $4,167 million for its fiscal year before it was purchased by Ricoh.

U.S. ITC to Investigate Canon’s Patent-Infringement Allegations Against Third-Party Toner-Cartridge Sellers

Canon filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Static Control in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina on February 28th, alleging that Static Control’s replacement toner cartridges and imaging drums designed for use in Canon and HP laser printers infringe on Canon’s patents.

Canon Expands A4 imageCLASS Line Refresh with More Models Designed for SMBs

Supporting Canon’s Office of the Future platform, and understanding that today’s employees are more routinely working remotely, the MFPs provide mobile solutions for both print and scan. Users can leverage the Wi-Fi direct function to create a wireless hotspot from the MFP to establish direct connection to mobile devices, without the need for an external router.

Looking for Bigger Bite of A3 Copier/MFP Market, HP Aims for 12 Percent Share by 2021

“We have now created a larger print family, which will help us address the $55 billion A3 market opportunity along with adding capabilities and revenue in A4,” said Weisler. “The integration efforts and key initiatives are on track. We are joining teams, combining our product portfolios, on boarding new partners, rationalizing SKUs, and streamlining processes.”