MAHWAH, NJ, March 14, 2011 --
- Sharp introduced LED backlit televisions which are up to 65-percent more energy- efficient than LCD CFL backlit monitors.
- Sharp promoted educational materials and programs for consumers, retailers and students.
- Sharp took a leadership role in CE industry to develop key ENERGY STAR program efficiency metrics
Sharp Electronics Corporation has been selected to receive a 2011 Excellence in Energy Efficient Product Design Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® program. This award recognizes Sharp’s ongoing commitment to promoting energy-efficiency amongst the consumer electronics and business products’ trade and consumers, as well as the company’s efforts to lead by example in the execution of its business operations. Each year, the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) honor organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through supporting and promoting energy-efficiency. Sharp will receive this award at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. on April 12, 2011.
“This is a great honor for Sharp. The ideals upheld by the ENERGY STAR program are consistent with those of our corporate vision to contribute to the world through environmentally-friendly and health-conscious business, focusing on energy-saving and energy-creating products,” said Bob Scaglione, chief marketing officer, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “Our efforts in this area are diverse and go far beyond the products we manufacture. This is demonstrated through our recent enhancements to our manufacturing facilities to reduce energy use, our comprehensive renewable energy program for elementary school students, our free nationwide Sharp TV and printer cartridge recycling program for consumers and many other initiatives.”
Tokyo (March 14, 2011) – Masatoshi Matsuzaki, President and CEO of Konica Minolta Holdings Inc. (Konica Minolta) today announced the following statement:
We, the entire Group companies, extend our deepest condolences to the people affected by the devastating major earthquake and tsunamis that struck along the northern coast of Japan’s Honshu Island on March 11.
Konica Minolta and its Group companies will donate 50 million Japanese yen through the Japanese Red Cross Society to support relief efforts for the communities and people affected by the disaster.
Our hearts go out to the countless victims of the massive earthquake and tsunami which devastated North Eastern Japan on March 11, 2011.
Canon U.S.A. Announces The Installation Of Canon's Digital Radiography Systems In Multiple Hospitals In Mexico
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 14, 2011 - Broadening the Company's international reach, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging, today announced the installation of 178 digital radiography systems integrated with Canon brand CXDI-50G and CXDI-55G Digital Radiography Systems in various hospitals throughout Mexico through its local distributors, including Casa Plarre S.A. de C.V., helping to reaffirm Canon's commitment to provide quality medical equipment to help facilitate better patient care.
"The recent installation of the digital radiography systems integrated with Canon brand CXDI-50G and CXDI-55G Digital Radiography Systems will help enable the physicians in those medical facilities to more effectively and quickly diagnosis patients, resulting in greater hospital efficiency and a more positive patient experience," said Tsuneo Imai, senior director and general manager, Medical Systems Division, Canon U.S.A. "Thanks to our partners, we are happy to be providing hospitals in Mexico access to our quality radiology equipment and cutting-edge portable digital technology."
A manufacturer and distributor of automotive supplies supports a network of dealers with a wide variety of automotive components. When one of their dealers places an order, it is entered into the company’s AS/400 mainframe. The order is approved and then processed. The warehouse requires a pick ticket identifying what items are to be shipped and a shipping label to be placed on the shipping container. The pick tickets are printed on standard paper, and the shipping labels are printed on a special adhesive backed label stock. The printer is located in an office that is in a different building from the warehouse.
Process: When the job is printed in the office, the pick ticket is printed on standard paper. The user must then change the paper to the special adhesive backed label stock for the shipping Label. Once both jobs are printed, the jobs are combined and manually transported to the warehouse where the order can be processed.
Improved Process: A PRESCRIBE API developed by Kyocera’s Professional Services Group is employed that identifies if the job sent to the printer is a Pick Ticket or Shipping label. Once the job is identified, the printer can intelligently process the job. The printer has two cassettes, one with standard paper, the other with the special adhesive backed label stock for the shipping labels. When a pick ticket is sent, the printer identifies it and prints it from the cassette loaded with the standard paper. If the API detects a shipping label, it will use the cassette loaded with the special adhesive backed label stock.
Having your key business documents scanned at the point of entry into your company eliminates the risk of security breaches, mistakes, and wasted manual labor. Documents mailed together will stay together through scanning all the way to their destination.
Document Imaging and Your Mailroom
Instead of having to sort and transfer your mail to the appropriate offices, the mail can be opened in the mailroom and scanned directly to a folder on the recipients desktop. No longer will you have to worry about important documents being lost en route or files being indexed improperly.
Many small businesses think that print management probably won’t benefit their business. They believe that print management can only help companies with large budgets that go wildly unmanaged. However, no matter what size your business, print management can greatly help.
Organizing your business printing needs can be very time consuming and expensive. Whether you are just trying to print your own business cards or you need to send out flyers to your customers, it is important your resources are used in the most efficient way possible.
A print management company can help ensure you have the correct supplies and equipment you need to enhance your business. The next time you create documents, you need to know that you have the resources necessary to represent your company in the best way.
March 13, 2011 — We, at Fujitsu and its group companies, express our heartfelt condolences to the victims of the earthquake that struck the northeast area of Japan on March 11, 2011. We sincerely hope for the speediest possible recovery to everyone in the regions affected by the disaster.
The Fujitsu Group is committed to restoring damaged IT systems in the regions with the highest priority placed on the lifeline systems such as electric power, water, gas, hospitals, and police and fire departments.
TOKYO, Japan, March 11, 2011 – Epson today announced that the Color Imaging Exhibition 2010 would be held from March 19 to 21 at the Bellesalle Roppongi Exhibition Hall A in Roppongi, Tokyo. The exhibition brings together prize-winning artworks from digital imaging contests organized by Epson Group companies in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Taiwan during 2010.
Backed by its proprietary Micro Piezo technology, Epson's inkjet printer lineup includes innovative products dedicated for use in the home, office, and for a variety of applications in commerce and industry. Over the years, the company has earned excellent reviews for its inkjet printers aimed at photography and graphic arts, and sees the Color Imaging Exhibition as a means of demonstrating its commitment to providing its customers with the highest standards of quality and performance.
Canon U.S.A. offers its heartfelt condolences to everyone affected and displaced by the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. This is a terrible tragedy and our thoughts and prayers go out to the people of Japan, our colleagues and extended families.
Pitney Bowes to Showcase Solutions for Creating More Valuable Customer Communications at On Demand Conference and Expo 2011
STAMFORD, Conn., March 10, 2011 - Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE: PBI) today announced that it will showcase solutions to create more valuable customer communications at the On Demand Exhibition and Conference 2011. The event will take place on March 22-24, at Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC. Attendees will find the latest Pitney Bowes innovations on display at booth #2807.
For high-volume mailers and printers, Pitney Bowes will demonstrate ways to create more efficient, profitable and valuable customer communications with a White Paper Factory™ solution. Through a unique, end-to-end combination of Production Intelligence® output management software, printing and mail finishing capabilities, Pitney Bowes can help streamline workflow and transform documents to create more relevant and effective communications.
Ramsey, N.J. – March 10, 2011 – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, today announced that their parent company – Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. – has been awarded with SAM Silver Class for the second consecutive year.
The Sustainable Asset Management Group (SAM), based in Switzerland, is an investment boutique focused exclusively on Sustainability Investing. Every year, SAM invites the world’s largest 2,500 companies to participate in the Corporate Sustainability Assessment, and results are analyzed in terms of economic, environmental and social issues with a focus on long-term value creation. SAM has released its annual “Sustainability Yearbook 2011” in which 103 companies are awarded with Gold Class, 92 companies including Konica Minolta Holdings with Silver Class, and 77 companies with Bronze Class.
PALO ALTO, Calif., March 10, 2011 - HP today introduced a new way for clients to optimize energy consumption and reduce emissions by tapping into the information needed to create a sustainable business future.
The HP Energy and Sustainability Management (ESM) solution provides a strategy, roadmap and implementation plan to transform the way energy and natural resources are used across an enterprise, the processes by which they are managed, and the business models needed to meet an organization’s demands.
“To succeed with our organization’s energy and sustainability strategies, we had to understand our goals and the business processes needed to cut resource consumption and reduce environmental impact,” said Kevin Gould, vice president, Research and Development, and sustainability officer, Avaya. “Working with HP and its partner Hara enables us to effectively integrate all elements of an energy and sustainability plan that positively impacts our bottom line and allows us to be smart about the way we use natural resources.”
TOKYO, Japan, March 10, 2011 – Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson", TSE: 6724) today announced it had updated its corporate website to a new global design template. The template, which is being rolled out steadily to Epson sites worldwide, is designed to enhance the user experience in terms of both usability and page design.
As a global corporation, Epson is keen for the new web template to emphasize unity and consistency, while also giving Group companies the flexibility to localize their sites to meet the needs of their customers. With customers in markets as varied as home, business, education, and retail, and products ranging from inkjet printers, 3LCD projectors, and crystal devices, it was important to offer a website that allows users to find their required information instinctively and smoothly. The corporate site in particular attracts a wide variety of users including customers, potential customers, investors, analysts, journalists and students, and Epson has sought to provide a functional and eye-catching web environment that allows this array of users to find the necessary information as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Venlo, The Netherlands, 10 March 2011 – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced that the cost-effectiveness of Lithotech Afric Mail’s new Océ JetStream® solution incentivizes the company’s existing customers to add job-appropriate variable color to their documents.
South Africa’s leading provider opts for Océ
Lithotech Afric Mail in South Africa is a leading provider of customer communication solutions. The company helps its customers communicate effectively through the use of paper-based and electronic media as well as other related products and capabilities. Lithotech’s customer base includes blue chip companies across all industries including retail sector, financial institutions, mobile phone companies and government departments.
Utilizing the Océ JetStream 1000, Lithotech’s customers in the transactional field can now add variable graphics, promotions and branding specific to each type of transactional document, this being widely known as TransPromo in the industry.
Rochester, NY, March 10 -- Print service providers seeking to differentiate and grow their businesses need to continuously embrace change and expand services—to achieve that, they look to consultancy services to help transform their businesses. That was the message delivered by a panel of Kodak customers during a recent roundtable discussion.
The conversation was held in San Diego before a group of print industry analysts in conjunction with a briefing on KODAK MARKETMOVER Business Advantage Solutions and other Kodak consulting services.
“The expanded MARKETMOVER Business Advantage Solutions includes a suite of consultancy services to help print providers assess, integrate, optimize, market, and ultimately, transform and grow their businesses,” said Judy Pribe, Vice President of Marketing, Business Solutions and Services Group, Kodak.
Companies represented in the roundtable discussion included H.O.T. Printing & Graphics, a full-service commercial printing, graphics and mailing organization; DST Output, LLC, one of the largest global statement and billing output providers; RT Associates, a marketing logistics partner that helps clients manage the entire workflow of their marketing campaign; and The Bureau, a marketing manufacturing company.
NEW YORK, March 10, 2011 - HP today announced that the energy-reduction goals made by the company in 2009 have been met or exceeded more than nine months ahead of schedule.
HP also unveiled energy savings research and analysis showing that if all makes and models of printers, notebook and desktop PCs, displays and servers shipped in 2005 were recycled(1) and replaced with new HP energy-efficient models, customers could save approximately $10.4 billion in energy costs, and avoid more than 40 million metric tons of CO2 emissions within a year.(2)
The news will be shared with journalists, industry analysts and nongovernmental organizations gathering in New York City to celebrate the kickoff of the HP Unlocking Your Energy tour, a global initiative to demonstrate how energy efficiency, sustainability and profitability are compatible concepts for consumers and businesses. Following today’s New York event, the tour will continue with stops in San Francisco, Beijing, Hong Kong and London.
West Caldwell, NJ, March 10, 2011 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, today announced the release of the Ricoh Aficio® MP W3601 Wide Format Digital Imaging System. A multifunction device, the system is equipped with built-in color scanning and can support a customizable workflow with the integration of software solutions to further expand functionality, which can increase productivity and save money.
The Ricoh Aficio MP W3601 provides critical workflow functions that are essential in a compact, wide format device, including producing clear black & white documents at 600 dpi resolution and adding a built-in color scanning option. The optional color scanning allows users to capture marked-up changes in the field and deliver them directly to the designer, eliminating time-consuming mail or expensive courier delivery. Users can scan a full range of documents, including blueprints, architectural drawings, detailed maps, oversized documents and photos, and send them directly to e-mail, a Server Message Block, folder, FTP, URL, a Network Control Panel or the standard document server. Additionally, the Aficio MP W3601 offers a host of standard security solutions, including encryption that secures data on the hard disk drive (HDD), the DataOverwriteSecurity System (DOSS) that when activated automatically overwrites the HDD after each job, and network authentication that limits device access to authorized users only.
Using your company’s scanner can be a daunting task for the average worker. Your scanner likely has many capabilities that you do not know about that can actually help your business.
Before starting any project with a new scanner, you should read the manual and experiment with it, so that when you are in the 11th hour of your project's deadline you will be confident in your knowledge.
Keeping your scanner covered when you are not using it will allow your scanner to perform better for longer.
There are numerous expenses that are needed to run an office, and one of the most overlooked of these expenses are office supplies. It is also a cost that can be easily managed, saving your company important money.
One way to manage office supply costs is to use an economical printer. There is a vast variety of printers to choose from, and doing your research on the cost efficiency of each printer is vital.
Another important factor in managing these costs is controlling your printing usage. Up to ninety precent of printing is wasted. Setting printers to draft modes will help control cartridge and toner costs.