Tagged: Brother International

This Week in Imaging: Xerox Gets Serious with a Dealer Channel and A4; More

Is Xerox seeing the A4 and dealer-channel light? It seems so. This week – via comments from its CEO and another dealer acquisition by Xerox’s Global Imaging Systems – Xerox is showing it’s certainly serious with moving from direct sales to dealer channel. And while before it didn’t...

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This Week in Imaging: A Look at New China Restrictions on HP

The good news for HP Inc. was that, last week, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Commerce approved HP’s pending acquisition of Samsung’s Printing Solutions business (now called S-Printing Solution Company). The bad news is that although China approved the deal, it approved it with some restrictions...

For First Time, Inkjet Shipments Surpass Laser in Asia-Pacific; Ink-Tank Outperforms Ink-Cartridge Models

According to the latest IDC Asia-Pacific Quarterly Hardcopy Peripherals Tracker, total printer and copier/MFP shipments in the second quarter of 2017 for the Asia-Pacific region excluding Japan (APeJ) was 7.84 million units. Inkjet and laser unit shipments both expanded during the quarter, growing 2.2 percent and 4.9 percent year-over-year (YOY), respectively....

This Week in Imaging: Nothing Lasts Forever – Or Does It? Plus, Toshiba Makes Key Move

A French environmental group has raised an interesting question via a lawsuit: are printers designed with planned obsolescence in mind so that customers will have to eventually purchase new ones? (See our story here for more on the lawsuit.) The group is basing the lawsuit on French legislation...

This Week in Imaging: Who’s Tops in the Business-Inkjet Market? A Look at the Players

This week we saw an interesting assertion from a well-known market-research firm asserting that inkjet will eventually displace laser printing in the office. While we’ve been touting the advantages of inkjet (much less complicated service, better reliability, lower power consumption, and easier replacement of supplies) for too many...

New Brother Partner Program Aimed at Developing New Mobile-Printing Solutions

Brother International’s Brother Mobile Solutions group reports that it’s introduced a new mobile-printing development program, “THE NEXT” Partner Program, that’s designed to create new partnerships for advancing mobile printing. Designed to capitalize on the rapid expansion of the mobile workforce, the program is said to promote co-development of...

This Week in Imaging: The Cost of Cyber-Crime Hits Home for Nuance; New ‘Patent Troll’ on the Block?

Ouch. While we’ve heard plenty about the increasing threat of cyber crime from companies such as HP Inc., Xerox, and others, there’s nothing like seeing some cold hard numbers – in this instance, about $15 million – to drive home how much cyber crime can cost victims. In...