Epson Expands WorkForce Line with Three Wide Format Printers Delivering Exceptional Quality and Fast Printing Speeds Ideal for Small Business
LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 31, 2012 -- Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing printing solutions, expands its robust line-up of business-class printing solutions with the introduction of three new WorkForce® wide format products. The WorkForce WF-7520 and WF-7510 all-in-ones and WorkForce WF-7010 single function inkjet printer deliver the world's fastest single- and double-sided print speeds in their class, high productivity features and brilliant quality prints. Engineered to accommodate both everyday and specialty printing, the all-in-one models offer creative professionals a unique and versatile solution with the inclusion of both professional quality 13" x 19" printing and 11" x 17" scanning capabilities.
"Epson is excited to expand our business-class product offerings with new wide-format solutions that allow small businesses to deliver top-quality materials but also ensure a speedy and efficient workflow," said Rodrigo Catalan, senior product manager, Business Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc. "As with all Epson WorkForce printers, the new wide format line delivers unprecedented quality and speed, with the added versatility to accommodate larger documents."
DALLAS – Small-and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) seeking cloud services previously only available to global corporations can now transform their business operations using a new suite of cloud services from Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX).
Xerox’s business cloud services ensure that a company’s applications, data and IT platforms are secure. These services also manage workload demand and are priced to serve SMBs that have annual revenue of $10 million to $250 million.
“Cloud technology is often presented as a complex, ‘big company’ infrastructure solution. But, in fact, managing IT operations in the ‘cloud’ is just as relevant and affordable for smaller companies and can be even more impactful,” said Ken Stephens, senior vice president of Xerox Cloud Services. “Expanding Xerox’s IaaS and Backup and Recovery services to SMBs is the next step toward offering a full suite of business cloud services that SMBs can access on a ‘pay-as-you-go’ model.”
Foster City, Calif. - Jan. 31, 2012 - EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, marked its 20-year anniversary as a NASDAQ-listed company by ringing the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square last Friday, January 27. EFI CEO Guy Gecht and the participating EFI executives wore suits with sneakers to bring awareness to Coaches vs. Cancer®, an American Cancer Society® event that took place this past weekend.
In his welcoming remarks, executive host David Wicks, vice president of NASDAQ, said: "Congratulations on your twenty-year listing anniversary on NASDAQ. When we look at EFI, we see a company that is driven by the entrepreneurial spirit, as EFI helps drive their customers' business success with a scalable digital product and service portfolio that increases their profits, cuts costs and improves productivity on every job from creation to print. Just three days ago, EFI announced fourth quarter results. EFI saw record revenue up twelve percent year over year and the eighth consecutive quarter of double-digit growth. The stock is up over nineteen percent year to date. EFI represents a visionary, a game changer, and an innovator."
Tokyo, Japan, JP, January 31, 2012 - Ricoh Company, Ltd., a worldwide leader in digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, today announced that Ricoh has been listed on the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” for the eighth consecutive year. Ricoh has made the Global 100 every year since the list’s inception in 2005.
Billed as “the most extensive data-driven corporate sustainability assessment in existence,” the Global 100 is based on 11 specific key performance indicators for business and the environment. The Global 100 was announced Jan. 25 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, at a dinner hosted by Corporate Knights Inc., the company behind the honor.
The Global 100 includes companies from 22 countries encompassing all sectors of the economy, with collective annual sales in excess of $3.02 trillion, and 5,285,645 employees.
HP today announced that Seattle-based PEMCO Mutual Insurance Company has upgraded its customer communication management solution to HP Exstream to improve the customer experience it offers through personalized policies, invoices, renewal letters and privacy notices.
HP Exstream enables PEMCO to more quickly communicate new insurance offerings and easily scale to meet the requirements of its growing customer base.
In addition to support for multiple customer communications channels such as web, text and email, PEMCO will use HP Exstream to provide consistent branding, reduce print and postage costs, and decrease its environmental footprint. Due to the low total cost of ownership for HP Exstream, PEMCO is aiming to achieve 100 percent return on investment within 24 months.
Jan 30, 2012 Venlo, The Netherlands – Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, today announced the availability of Version 4.06 of Océ PRISMAproduction® Server. With this new version, Océ continues to expand and evolve its output and workflow management and capabilities in the high performance production area in response to customer needs and market opportunities.
High-performance output management tool for transaction and graphic arts
Océ PRISMAproduction Server – the Océ core platform for production printing – is a high-performance output management and automation system for both transaction and graphic arts environments. This solution creates a converged platform for mid to very high volume transaction printing, and also for publishing-type document printing.
Jan 30, 2012 Amstelveen, The Netherlands – Ricoh Europe (Netherlands) B.V. today launched the Aficio™SP 300DN, an A4 laser printer for small offices. This compact device prints at a fast 28 pages per minute and is easy to use and maintain. It is network-ready as standard, offers versatile printing, and is available at an affordableprice.
“The Aficio™SP 300DN is designed to meet the everyday personal document production needs of busy small offices,” says Chi Chung Man, Senior Product Manager at Ricoh Europe. “It only takes 20 seconds to warm up and the first print is ready just eight seconds later. With its continuous print speed of 28 pages per minute, standard duplex printing, and maximum capacity of 550 sheets, the Aficio™SP 300DN will significantly enhance office productivity. The all-in-one cartridge means users don’t need to store or handle various consumables for the printers, and easy front access saves time in maintenance.”
Jan 27, 2012 Ramsey, N.J. – Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), today announced its participation in LegalTech® New York 2012, January 30 – February 1 at the Hilton New York. Exhibiting in Booth #500, Konica Minolta will showcase its EnvisionIT Legal solutions and services designed to streamline legal data and records management. EnvisionIT Legal features Managed Print Services, Managed IT Services, integrated solutions, professional services, hardware and support, all under a single platform.
During LegalTech the following services, solutions and hardware will be on display at Konica Minolta Booth #500:
- IT Services for Legal – Konica Minolta offers IT Services through its All Covered division and provides end-to-end technology solutions to law firms across the country. These solutions include printing, scanning, IT Services and Support as well as the implementation, integration and customization of legal specific applications such as case management, collaboration, document management and content management. Konica Minolta excels in consulting with firms on ways to streamline workflows, manage documents more effectively, while offering scalable solutions for small to large law firms.
LEXINGTON, Ky., Jan. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Bringing high-quality color printing and workgroup reliability to a larger base of business customers, Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) today introduced the new robust, high-performingOfficeEdge Series of multifunction products (MFPs). These MFPs are built upon Lexmark’s new business inkjet platform and engineered with enterprise-caliber components to deliver the long-lasting, reliable performance of a laser with the color quality and affordability of an inkjet. A workhorse for small workgroups within the enterprise and small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), Lexmark’s OfficeEdge Series includes two new models equipped with business-class features and laser-quality color printing at a 50 percent lower cost1.
The Lexmark OfficeEdge Series integrates seamlessly into most business IT environments, making them enterprise friendly for IT administrators tasked with implementing and overseeing the MFPs. Support for PCL and PostScript through the Lexmark Universal Print Driver increases enterprise compatibility, and monitoring and administering multiple devices from a central location are also simplified through the Embedded Web Server and award-winning fleet management tool Markvision Enterprise.
PLEASANTON, Calif. – For photo enthusiasts or small and home offices looking for a color scanner that’s ultra slim, portable and easy to use, Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) today announced theXerox 7600i, a compact flatbed scanner that conveniently plugs into their computer’s USB port.
Priced at only $99.99, the device can scan up to 1200 x 1200 dpi in 48-bit color and comes bundled with a suite of document and image management software that streamlines scanning processes.
“Small office, work from home professionals and students will love the low price, the portability, and the quality results of the Xerox 7600i. It is an ideal scanning solution for anyone who needs a fast, flatbed scanner and outstanding software to help them be more productive,” said Bob Scaglia, senior vice president of sales for Visioneer, a Xerox licensing partner.
For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta Business Solutions has won Buyers Laboratory LLC’s (BLI’s) most coveted award—A3 MFP Line of the Year. Once each year, Buyers Lab, the leading global provider of information and testing services to the digital imaging industry, acknowledges the vendors whose product lines are determined to be the best overall in their respective categories based on the cumulative results of models tested in BLI’s rigorous two-month laboratory evaluation. By assessing reliability, image quality, ease of use, productivity and a range of other criteria, the tests reveal the products that deliver customers the best value and most trouble-free performance. Also considered are the breadth of the vendor’s line and the vendor’s ability to provide quality products suitable to a broad spectrum of customer needs, from low-volume to high-volume.
“The Konica Minolta line continues to impress, currently including 14 A3 “Pick” winners—more than any other MFP vendor,” said George Mikolay, senior product editor, A3/Copier MFPs. “It’s a remarkable achievement that among all 14 ‘Pick’ winners, not a single malfunction occurred,” said BLI Managing Editor Daria Hoffman, pointing out that the only service required was for routine scheduled preventive maintenance. “When all currently available tested A3 models are considered, Konica Minolta has the best reliability record of all eligible vendors, proving that it offers the quality buyers consider more important than any other.”
Ricoh Expands Clients’ Capacity for Complex eDiscovery Matters with New Early Case Assessment and Review Capabilities
New York, NY, January 30, 2012 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment and advanced document management solutions and services, today announced that it is dramatically expanding its eDiscovery capabilities for corporate counsel and supporting law firms. The company is offering early case assessment (ECA) and hosted review software, both supported in Ricoh’s state-of-the-art data center.
Through a new agreement with Digital Reef, Ricoh clients will experience improvements in high-capacity processing performance and new ECA tools that feature a portal where clients can increase review efficiency by reducing the number of relevant documents prior to conducting a costly linear review. Through a second new investment with kCura, clients gain access to Relativity – the fully featured, Web-based eDiscovery platform for review, analysis and production. Relativity’s advantages include its scalability, flexibility and ease of use. Users can create and automate custom review workflows, make use of a complete set of text analytics capabilities including computer-assisted review, and can build applications within the software to manage and search all types of case-related data and information.
Canon imageFORMULA ScanFront 300/300P CAC/PIV Network Scanners Offer Federal Government Users Secure Network Scanning Capabilities
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 30, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging solutions, unveiled the imageFORMULA ScanFront 300/300P CAC/PIV, the latest additions to its award-winning lineup of network scanners that combine Common Access Card (CAC) and Personal Identification Verification (PIV) card support with networked document scanner functionality. The ScanFront 300/300P CAC/PIV network scanners are secure, full-featured and compact devices designed to improve the security of information being shared across federal government networks, while maintaining information quality, increasing manageability and lowering costs.
"With good reason, the government sets an extremely high bar regarding the security, effectiveness and efficiency requirements its image-processing solutions must meet," said Sam Yoshida, vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A." The ScanFront 300/300P CAC/PIV network scanners meet and exceed those standards, with the ability to digitally send documents without compromising the security of the documents and information they are processing."
In July 2007 the New Brunswick Department of Education commissioned a review of French second language programming in New Brunswick. The Minister of Education, Kelly Lamrock, appointed two commissioners, James Croll and Patricia Lee, neither of whom is an expert in the area of second language education.
On February 27, 2008 the Commissioners released their report. To the disbelief of informed readers, the report presented a totally one-sided view of Early French Immersion (EFI) programming in New Brunswick. The views of second language experts, and other key informants such as the Commissioner of Official Languages, who spoke about the benefits of EFI as well as the problems that need to be addressed, were not included in the report. Years of research on EFI demonstrating its effectiveness with regard to French proficiency and overall literacy were also ignored.
While both print and document management services can lead to savings within your office, combining the two services will maximise savings, waste reduction and productivity. These simple steps can lead to many new productivity-enhancing methods within your business as well. Simply enhancing the productivity of your employees will increase the quality of work and the quantity of work that is completed, meaning that you have higher savings that are not reflected directly by your annual budget.
Your print management program is the key to reducing waste and saving from your annual printing budget. While many companies spend upwards of 3% of their annual budget on printing, your business does not have to be caught in the trap of unnecessary printing. From your print audit to the implementation of your print reduction plan, your office will be able to optimise the way that you approach printing.
The print management process allows businesses to reduce printing, on average, by up to 1/3 from their current printing budget. In many cases, businesses could be spending up to 3% of their total annual budget on printing alone. The first step in the print management process is conducting a print audit within your business.
Your print audit is one of the most important steps in the entire process of print management, as it will outline the ways that your business prints and help create the blueprint of how to best move forward.
The primary information your print audit will be able to identify includes:
· Where Printing Takes Places: Discover who is printing and what is being printed. This helps you identify over printing within your office.
Jan 27, 2012 London, Ricoh Europe, a specialist in office solutions, managed document services, IT services and production printing today announced the company has, for the eighth year in a row been rated one of the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World”. The 2012 Global 100 was unveiled during the annual World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland.
Dr Terry F. Yosie, President and CEO of the World Environment Center, and speaker at a recent Ricoh event for clients to share best practice approaches to sustainable business, said, “Ricoh demonstrates an excellent and long-term approach to sustainability in the way it conducts its business, and also sets a best practice example for its customers and peers. Global recognition is well-deserved for Ricoh, with the company going beyond legal obligations by proactively looking for ways to reduce its impact on the environment and promote biodiversity through innovative business services.”
Notable Solutions, Inc. Launches AutoStore 6.0 with Two New Products for Secure Paper and Electronic Document Capture
Rockville, MD – Notable Solutions, Inc. (NSi), a leading developer of transactional capture and workflow solutions, recently announced the availability of NSi AutoStore™ 6.0, a major update to its flagship product which includes two new products, NSi WebCapture™ and NSi Smarticket™. With the introduction of these products, NSi enables knowledge workers to use intelligent document workflows to capture and deliver paper and electronic documents throughout their organization.
“Businesses are under increased pressure to remove the delays associated with critical business processes and use real-time information to gain competitive advantage. Leveraging NSi’s expertise in transactional capture, our customers have been able to improve information sharing and responsiveness achieving what Gartner defines as the real-time enterprise,” says Mehdi Tehranchi, CEO and Chairman at NSi. “AutoStore 6.0 extends the reach of transactional capture well beyond Multi-Function Devices (MFD), enabling our customers to touch every facet of their business processes. With AutoStore 6.0, NSi successfully lays a new foundation to support our growth in the expanding transactional capture market.”
Irvine, CA.- Kofax plc, a leading provider of capture enabled business process management (BPM) solutions, recently announced that Spectrum Health, a leading not-for-profit healthcare provider system based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, has selected Kofax for its enterprise capture solution. The value of the contract to Kofax exceeds $300,000.
Spectrum Health provides healthcare services through a system of nine hospitals, two physician groups and a member health plan. It will be implementing Kofax Capture, Kofax Transformation Modules and Kofax Monitor to automate the processing of over 600,000 medical claims, human resources forms and accounts payable related documents annually. The combined solution will capture and process documents as diverse as more than 200 human resources department types and patient medical charts of up to 2,000 pages each. The documents will be routed to the customer’s Hyland OnBase repository for easy access by employees. As a result, Spectrum Health will lower costs, reduce manual tasks and improve efficiencies.
In many companies today collaboration on projects is vital. With the ever-changing nature of business, many companies have offices and employees scattered across the country and even the globe. With employees spending more time away from the office than ever, it is extremely important that you have a way for employees to collaborate on projects even when they are away.
Document management systems give your employees the ability to collaborate easier than ever before. Digital documents are easily shared and edited, and give your employees the chance to get the most out of every project.