August 28, 2008 – Muratec America, Inc.’s ScanTag metadata capture platform for its MFPs seems to be picking up momentum, with two additional solutions providers announcing support for the architecture in the past few weeks and several more “on deck,” according to Lou Stricklin, director of marketing for Muratec. In late July, Muratec announced that ScanTag data had been successfully integrated with the SmartSearch Document Management Suite developed by Square 9 Softworks. That was followed in early August by a joint announcement by Muratec and iDatix, a provider of enterprise document management solutions, that ScanTag users could now easily index newly scanned documents into iSynergy, iDatix’s document management and process-automation platform.
Ft. Lauderdale, FL- Aug. 28, 2008 - Imaging Network, a subsidiary of Questex Media and the producers of imageSource magazine and the award winning ITEX tradeshow, in cooperation with the CDA (Copier Dealers Association) will be conducting e2e Meetings, the premiere executive conference for providers of Digital and Hard Copy Document Solutions and their channel partners. The event will be held in conjunction with the CDA Owners Meeting at The Greenbrier Resort in West Virginia, October 16 -18, 2008.
e2e Meetings is an exclusive business tool and networking event that streamlines the process of analyzing the latest industry products and services available. Key executives from the channel’s leading manufacturers will meet with the country’s most prestigious dealerships through a series of private, face-to-face business meetings, and recreation activities that include fly fishing, golf and skeet shooting, among others.
“We believe we have developed the industry’s best suite of remote meter reading and managed print services technology,” said Kevin Tetu, President of FMAudit. “We knew our next job was to be able to communicate how that technology can be used to help our clients grow their businesses.”
“What Could You Do With FMAudit” is the theme of both the new website and a new advertising campaign. “We wanted to get resellers dreaming about how they could use our solutions to grow their business and reduce overhead.”
When you compare FMAudit to other offerings in the market, there are several key features that you can only get from FMAudit. The “solutions” section of the site highlights unique FMAudit solutions like WebAudit, TCO Reporting, Supply Triggered Marketing, Supply Triggered Delivery and Bi-Directional ERP Synchronization.
FOSTER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2008--EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, announced today that Guy Gecht, Chief Executive Officer, will deliver a presentation on behalf of the company at the Citigroup Global Technology Conference. The presentation is scheduled for Thursday, September 4, 2008 at 9:50 a.m. Eastern Time at the Hilton New York Hotel.
A webcast of the conference presentations will be made available on the investor relations section of EFI's website at www.efi.com.
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., August 27, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of digital imaging technology, and Kofax plc, a provider of Intelligent Capture and Scanning solutions, announce the release of a controller board option for Canon's imageFORMULA DR-X10C High-Speed Color Production Scanner that can leverage Kofax's Virtual ReScan (VRS) functionality.
Tokyo, August 27, 2008 — Ricoh Company, Ltd. (TSE: 7752, “RICOH”)(President & CEO: Shiro Kondo) today announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with IKON Office Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: IKN, “IKON”) to acquire IKON (the “Transaction”) through RICOH’s wholly owned U.S. distribution subsidiary, Ricoh Americas Corporation ("RAC"). The Transaction is supported by both RICOH and IKON and has been approved by the Boards of Directors of the respective organizations.
MALVERN, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 27, 2008--IKON Office Solutions (NYSE:IKN, "IKON"), the world's largest independent channel for document management systems and services, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement with Ricoh Company, Ltd. (TSE:7752, "Ricoh"), under which Ricoh will acquire IKON for $17.25 per share, or approximately $1.6 billion in cash.
The combination of IKON and Ricoh will leverage IKON's sales and services capabilities with Ricoh's engineering and manufacturing expertise to better meet the needs of customers by offering full end-to-end office solutions and services.
Plano, Texas (August 26, 2008) - Muratec America, Inc., manufacturer of multifunction office equipment and business productivity solutions, and CutCom Software, the developers of the SentryFile document management solution, announce today an integration that enables users to seamlessly scan documents on Muratec MFP’s and automatically index them into SentryFile document management applications.
Designed for the Muratec MFX-2050, MFX-1450, F-565 and F-525, ScanTag enables users to enter indexing fields on the MFP touchscreen to facilitate document archiving into backend document management applications.
“Within companies of all sizes the demand is growing for document management solutions to oversee the retention and management of business-critical information,” said Jim D’Emidio, President, Muratec America, Inc. “We believe SentryFile offers businesses a robust document management solution that is not only easy-to-use and cost-effective, but enables businesses to simplify their document workflow. By integrating Muratec multifunction solutions into a SentryFile environment, users have a convenient method of digitally capturing and indexing paper documents from within their individual workgroup.”
[August 26, 2008 | Greenville, SC] Kearns Business Solutions is proud to announce the launch of their new website,www.TeamKearns.com. Several months ago, the company launched the Team Kearns initiative, geared towards communicating the value a team approach brings to outlining and executing their clients’ strategies. This website is another step towards helping Kearns not only communicate their message to clients, but ultimately providing valuable resources to augment their clients’ document strategies.
“While strategy and the latest document technologies are at the core of our business offerings, we realized that the true benefit our clients receive is from the team of professionals that deliver them,” commented Tom Pickens, President of Kearns Business Solutions. “Anyone can purchase technology. The key is having a team of people that understand how to apply the technology and are there to support its use in accordance with our clients’ strategies.”
The new website features the Team Kearns name. The main feature on the home page is a flash presentation which overviews the company’s core offerings: color, managed print services and document management and workflow design.
FREMONT, Calif., August 25, 2008 – ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced that its FineReader 9.0 product has been selected by KMWorld Magazine for the Trend-Setting Product list of 2008. This is the third year in a row ABBYY products have been recognized with this award.
“Each company whose products appear on this list was chosen for one defining characteristic – their ability to deliver robust customer value,” said Hugh McKellar,KMWorld editor-in-chief. “This year, we’ve gone directly to vendors, analysts, system integrators and users to determine which products transcend their promises to produce real-world success.”
MINNEAPOLIS-SAINT PAUL, Minn., Aug. 25, 2008 -- The Minneapolis-Saint Paul 2008 Convention Host Committee, which is hosting the 2008 Republican National Convention, has selected Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) as its exclusive provider of document services.
Xerox will be responsible for all print shop operations at the Xcel Energy Center for the Republican National Convention.
Best Cost Recovery and Print Management Solution Awarded Five Star Rating for Ease of Use, Security, Overall Performance
ILTA, BOOTH 325, Gaylord, Texas, August 25, 2008 — Equitrac Corporation, the world’s leading provider of solutions to authorize, authenticate and account for use of multifunction printers (MFPs), copiers, faxes and scanners is pleased to announce that it has received a Five Star rating from Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate.
“Based on our review, BLI has no hesitation recommending Equitrac Professional 5.2.2 to organizations that are seeking a scalable, robust, cost-effective print management cost accounting application,” said Daria Hoffman, managing editor, BLI. Hoffman went on to cite Equitrac Professional’s compatibility with virtually all MFP brands, as well as a wide range of back-end legal document management and accounting/billing applications as a key consideration in awarding Equitrac Professional with the Five Star rating.
August 24, 2008 – Captaris Document Technologies will feature its newest capability, Check & List processing, in DOKuStar Professional at this year’s TAWPI Forum and Expo (August 24 -27) in Orlando.
DOKuStar Professional can now process Lockbox applications with functionality that includes: Courtesy Amount Recognition (CAR), Check Stub Line Item Detail, Multi-page Support and Single Click Validation.
States Rick Valentine, Senior Vice President of Cash Management Solutions, “When CDT added the Check and List dynamic recognition functionality to their industry leading Intelligent Document Recognition (IDR) product DOKuStar Professional, it allowed CMS to create a “State of the Art” wholesale specific data capture package that eliminates the need for template setups and allows lockboxes to be easily added to the transactional workflow.
“Office technology continues to evolve.” said Bob Shields, President. “We wanted to create a website where current and potential clients could find helpful information on the application of these new technologies.”
Over the past few years Copytronics has made investments in new solutions to add value to their clients. The Managed Print Services program provides supplies and service to printer fleets in a usage-based cost-per-page model, helping clients control costs. A suite of document solutions software offerings like DocuWare aids clients in streamlining workflow and creating electronic filing systems.
August 22, 2008 - Continuing its commitment to laser-based printers, Samsung Electronics America recently showcased a number of its newest consumer electronics and document imaging products at a press briefing in New York City’s West Village.
The new units on display were the color single-function CLP-315 and multifunction CLX-3175FN and the monochrome multifunction SCX-4828FN. According to Kenneth Colby, senior business manager at Samsung, an additional monochrome MFP unit will launch in the fall.
Clearwater, Florida – KMWorld recently named iDatix’s iSynergy Enterprise Content Management solution one of KMWorld’s Trend-Setting Products for 2008. iSynergy is the award-winning browser-based content management platform designed to easily integrate business process automation, human resource allocation and document management in one quick-to-deploy application that empowers users to innovate on how they manage and share content within the enterprise.
In its sixth year, KMWorld’s Trend Setting Products List includes the best-of-breed content and knowledge management solutions in the market space. iDatix will be featured in the September issue of KMWorld.
Venlo, The Netherlands, 21 August 2008 - Océ, an international leader in digital document management, today announced it has acquired Epcot a/s in a transaction fully in line with corporate strategy to further expand distribution power.
Epcot, with annualized sales of approximately € 8.5 million in Sweden and Denmark, focuses on the engineering sector and the graphic arts market. The company supplies professional printing, scanning and copying solutions, enabling customers to benefit from a broad range of products and systems. Epcot employs 35 staff, all of whom are expected to transfer to Océ in Sweden and Denmark.
Venlo, The Netherlands, 21 August 2008 – Océ, an international leader in digital document management, is introducing a new icon to underline its commitment to sustainability. The icon, which will appear on the packaging of supplies and consumables as well as on Océ’s printing systems, refers to Océ’s new sustainability website on which relevant environment-related information can be found. Introduction of the icon underscores the importance Océ attaches to sustainable products and services.
Finding practical, sustainability-related information
The new sustainability icon is more than just a symbol of Océ’s commitment to ‘green’ products and processes. The aim is to make it easy for users to find practical information related to the use of Océ products. It refers to a new website launched by Océ: www.sustainability.oce.com. Here, users can find the answers to many everyday questions relating to matters such as the use of recycled paper, emissions of the Océ printers, environmentally safe disposal of materials such as packaging and empty toner bottles, and various environmental certifications awarded to Océ supplies and systems.
WHEELING, Ill., August 20, 2008 – BÖWE BELL + HOWELL (BBH) Scanners has hired Stephen Andrikut, a wide-format technology industry veteran, to further the growth of the company's Infinity WF scanner line.
Available in 36-, 42- and 48-inch models, Infinity WF scanners are reliable solutions for geographic information systems (GIS), government agencies, and architectural, engineering and construction firms looking to convert large- scale documents such as maps, land surveys and architectural drawings into flawless digital images, quickly and reliably.
Boulder, CO – August 19, 2008 – InfoPrint Solutions Company, a joint venture between IBM and Ricoh, today announces another step in its on-going program with the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council through the formation of the Corporate and Faculty Leadership Committees, in support of a milestone research initiative. These groups of leading marketers, experts, authors and academics will provide insight to support InfoPrint’s commitment to and continual drive to educate the marketplace on the value of TransPromo. The company has also been working in partnership with the CMO Council to launch several pilot TransPromo projects with blue chip brands across North America.