Océ Business Services brings Electronic Discovery Onsite with its dataDeliver eDiscovery Processing Service
New York, N.Y. (April 30, 2012) – Océ Business Services, a Canon Group company and a leader in managed business process services and electronic discovery (eDiscovery), today announced that one of the nation's largest law firms has signed a three-year agreement for Océ Business Services to implement its dataDeliver™ onsite eDiscovery processing service. The new service provides legal organizations with an electronic discovery solution deployed onsite as a managed service, helping to improve efficiency and client service while lowering costs and reducing risk.
An early pioneer in eDiscovery services and technology, Océ continues to leverage its proven technology and processes by providing outsourced document management and electronic discovery services to 20 of the top 50 Am Law 200 firms.
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 30, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, was recognized with a Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) PRO Award, which honors the Océ VarioPrint 135 digital press as Outstanding Monochrome Light-to Mid-Volume Production Device. New this year, BLI's PRO Awards are presented to production-level devices that prove to be the best-in-class as determined in BLI's tests. BLI's production print field evaluations entail three full days of intensive testing during which tens of thousands of pages are printed. Devices are tested for productivity with coated and uncoated media in a wide range of weights and sizes, simulating an array of real-world job scenarios. BLI technicians also evaluate image quality; ease of use; job management; and media-handling capabilities such as paper sizes, weights and capacities supported, as well as available inline finishing options.
"Of all the production devices we've tested since launching our production test program, the Océ VarioPrint 135 digital press earned higher ratings in more areas of performance than any other," said BLI Managing Editor Daria Hoffman. "For image quality, in particular, it sets a benchmark as the first to earn our rarely awarded five-star rating thanks to superior text, fine lines, halftones, solid coverage consistency and mixed-page-element handling."
When it comes to experience in digital art reproduction, there are few in Australia who can rival Warren Macris, Managing Director of Giclée Australia. As a photographer specialising in art reproduction since 1981, Warren has earned the reputation of being one of the most trusted printers for the photographic/art community. So much so that for well over 20 years he has been commissioned to reproduce the finalist entries in the Photography category of the prestigious Walkley Awards (previously the Nikon Awards) for Journalism.
As a professional – and professed perfectionist – striving constantly to push the boundaries of fine art printing excellence, in 2009 Warren introduced an Epson Stylus Pro 11880 64-inch large format printer into his digital workflow. The reason for this? Well, three primary ones, actually – quality, speed and reliability.
Quality is of paramount importance to Warren; and this is particularly the case in regard to print colour accuracy and transitions. “Typically, people talk about colour gamut as being one of the major factors in print quality, but the reality is that most printers today have no problem at all in delivering on gamut,” he explains. “The real challenge is how the printer’s gamut is used in key areas such as transitions – and this is where the Epson Stylus Pro 11880 stands out.”
According to Warren, the printer’s ability to effect natural and smooth transition is plainly obvious in landscape photography prints in which the deep blues of the sky fade into blackness. “This is where most printer/ink combinations have problems,” he says. “With the Epson Stylus Pro 11880, though, the transitions are incredibly smooth and there’s no evidence of the excess magenta that you’ll typically find with other printers.
With the continuous advancement in print technology, phones and electronic capabilities in general, we are now able to do a lot more on the go. We used to only have internet at the office, now all we have to do is reach into our pockets to check email, or send reports. Printer drivers used to be a nightmare of options and settings. Now, drivers have standards and are generally pretty easy to install and use.
Overall, technology is becoming more advanced while becoming easier to use. This trend is also helping technologies merge to allow for new possibilities. One relatively new development is the ability to print from iPads and iPhones, and other smartphones soon to follow. The feature is called Air Print and is only supported on select printers and brands. While more and more models and brands are becoming compatible, there is an alternative method as well.
Since the dawn of the printer, there have been continual advancements in technology that continue to make our lives easier, faster and more reliable. These advancements have taken shape in both hardware, software and through other avenues like machine memory and security. Well some of the newest print technology is here.
Solidoodle has just introduced the world's first 3-d printer that costs under $500. While this may not apply to your office or replace your document printer by any means, it is still an interesting advancement that shows what we are capable of.
Fairfield, NJ – April 24, 2012 – Copystar, a division of KYOCERA Document Solutions America, today announced that Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories, Inc. (BERTL), a leading independent testing laboratory for imaging devices and workflow solutions, honored Copystar’s color and monochrome multifunctional product (MFP) series with its Spring 2012 ‘Best Office Line of the Year’ award.
The Copystar devices honored by the BERTL Best Office Line of the Year award include: CS 7550ci, CS 6550ci, CS 5550ci, CS 4550ci, CS 3550ci, and CS 3050ci color MFPs; as well as the CS 8000i, CS 6500i, CS 5500i, CS 4500i, CS 3500i monochrome MFPs.
PLEASANTON, Calif. – The news is good, “very good” indeed about the Xerox Mobile Scanner. That’s the rating it received March 31 from PC Magazine, the popular go-to source for reviews of computers and related products. Reviewers wrote “scanning with the Mobile Scanner couldn’t be easier.”
Xerox (NYSE: XRX) is celebrating the awards and recognition won by its Xerox Mobile Scanner, launched just four months ago. To date, the cordless mobile scanner has won the PC Magazine Editors’ Choice Award; received a near perfect 4.5 out of 5 star rating from PC World Magazine, Network World Magazine and About.com and garnered positive reviews from The New York Times, Computerworld and Laptop Magazine.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Making informed business decisions, moving jobs faster through the shop and marketing new services are essential to staying competitive and profitable. Xerox’s new ProfitAccelerator® Business Development Tools and Services address these business necessities in simple, practical ways – giving printers what they need to market, grow and run their operations with confidence.
Demonstrated in the Xerox booth throughout drupa 2012, May 3 -16 in Düsseldorf, Germany, the offerings help printers meet the challenges of today’s competitive marketplace by:
The winner of BLI’s PRO Award for “Outstanding Colour Light Production Device” is the Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C7000, as tested with the IC-306 EFI Fiery controller during its 33,121-impression evaluation. “The new image quality technology added to the bizhub PRESS C7000 has certainly paid great dividends,” said Sweetnam. “In fact, this device is the first production unit tested ever to receive BLI’s five-star rating for colour consistency, with no peak Delta E drift of more than 3.0 in 12 corporate logo colours over 1,000-page print runs of BLI’s test document on coated or uncoated media. Solid density was also impressively consistent, with very low density variance when printing BLI’s 100% solid-coverage test suite. Fine lines and text, too, were reproduced at a very high-quality level even in default mode.”
Supporting media up to 330mm x 487mm and duplexing on media weights up to 300 gsm, the Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C7000 efficiently handles fuser adjustments to offer impressive productivity when producing jobs that include a mix of heavy and lightweight or coated and uncoated media. For example, it delivered a 39.3% speed advantage over the next-fastest competitive device tested when producing a 48-page test document with 300 gsm printed covers.
IRVINE, CA, APRIL 26, 2012--Kofax plc (LSE: KFX), a leading provider of capture enabled business process management (BPM) solutions, today announced it will present to investors at two upcoming conferences in May: the Jefferies’ 2012 Global TMT Conference in New York and the JMP Securities Research Conference in San Francisco.
Reynolds C. Bish, Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Jefferies conference on May 8 at 10:00 AM EDT. A live webcast and webcast replay with the accompanying slides of the presentation will be available on the Kofax website at: http://www.kofax.com/ir/presentations.asp for 90 days following the event. The presentation will be followed by a breakout session and individual one-on-one meetings can be arranged through Jefferies.
RVINE, CA, APRIL 24, 2012--Kofax plc (LSE: KFX), a leading provider of capture enabled business process management (BPM) solutions, today announced that sales of Kofax solutions to healthcare providers continue to grow and gain momentum, with orders from multiple new customers exceeding $2 million in revenue.
Kofax solutions enable healthcare providers to benefit from automated solutions that capture patient, service and insurance information, transform it into actionable information and route it to enterprise applications and repositories in an efficient, secure and auditable manner.
OSAKA, Japan – April 24, 2012 – KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, today announced that Business Equipment Research & Test Laboratories, Inc. (BERTL), a leading independent testing laboratory for imaging devices and workflow solutions, honored Kyocera’s color and monochrome TASKalfa multifunctional product (MFP) series with its Spring 2012 ‘Best Office Line of the Year’ award.
The Kyocera TASKalfa devices honored by the BERTL Best Office Line of the Year award include: TASKalfa 7550ci, TASKalfa 6550ci, TASKalfa 5550ci, TASKalfa 4550ci, TASKalfa 3550ci, and TASKalfa 3050ci color MFPs; as well as the TASKalfa 8000i, TASKalfa 6500i, TASKalfa 5500i, TASKalfa 4500i, TASKalfa 3500i monochrome MFPs.
Available immediately in Europe through Canon resellers, AutoStore 6 is now fully integrated with Canon’s MEAP enabled MFDs.
Notable Solutions, Inc. (NSi), a leading developer of distributed content capture and workflow solutions, today announced that its flagship product, NSi AutoStore 6, is now available in Europe through Canon resellers and their latest Canon Multifunctional Devices (MFDs). Combining NSi AutoStore technology with Canon’s MEAP Web development architecture, organizations can now enhance their Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs with a proven, rule-based workflow solution.
NSi AutoStore enables knowledge-workers to use intelligent document workflows to capture and deliver paper and electronic documents throughout their organization. As a result, businesses benefit from improved business processes and efficiencies. Additional benefits include embedded authentication for increased security, as well as centralized device management tools and bi-directional data validation from the device.
Tokyo, April 24, 2012 — Ricoh has been recognized by the FTSE4Good Index Series for the ninth consecutive year, following an analysis of its corporate social responsibility activities. The assessment, conducted by EIRIS or Experts in Responsible Investment Solutions (London) reviewed key areas; environmental management, climate change, human and labor rights, supply chain labor standards and countering bribery.
In particular Ricoh was recognized as a high performer for its environmental policy and environmental management, achieving a “best practice” rating in these areas. These categories considered a range of criteria that included commitment to: using objectives and targets, monitoring and auditing, public reporting, stakeholder involvement, product or service impacts and the presence of documented objectives and targets.
HP today announced that St. John Ambulance has selected HP storage and server solutions to improve scalability and increase availability to support the organization’s daily operations of providing first aid services and training across Alberta, Canada.
Recently, St. John Ambulance began working with HP reseller partner Metafore IT Solutions on a transition to a virtualized environment using VMware vSphere 4.0. As the company moved applications into this virtualized environment, it was apparent that a VMware cluster with centralized storage would offer the scalability needed to easily adapt to changing business needs while ensuring continuity.
HP today announced that AMD (NYSE: AMD) has improved business efficiency and streamlined operations by consolidating its worldwide data centers and standardizing on HP Networking solutions. AMD’s innovative computing and graphics technologies run a wide range of computing devices – such as personal computers, game consoles and servers – all of which power internet and business operations spanning cloud computing and virtualization environments throughout the world.
With 18 data centers worldwide, AMD recognized the need to consolidate its infrastructure to optimize resources as well as improve power and cooling efficiency. AMD conducted a comprehensive testing and review process of solutions from multiple networking vendors before choosing HP. The HP 12500 Switch Series and HP 5820 Switch Series will be used in AMD’s newest private cloud data center, where the company makes heavy use of virtualization and cluster technologies.
In a previous article, we talked about some benefits to having a document management system that weren't the usual advantages. These include reducing costs, creating a more manageable document storage system, being more green and enabling more teamwork in your organization. These are the typical benefits and there are some other supplementary advantages we will cover in this article.
Disaster recovery and an increased competitive edge were discussed in the last article. Here are the additional supplementary benefits we will discuss in this post.
When you are in the market for a new printing device, there are many things to consider before making a purchase decision. There are many options out there for different types of printers with various quality, speeds and functions. It is important to know what you are signing you and your employees up for when purchasing office equipment.
Some of the main things that would-be purchasers typically consider first are cost, quality, function and speed. While these features are indeed important, there are a few other considerations that are often overlooked. Many times, if low cost is a high priority for the new equipment, the following elements can be ignored in order to secure that important low initial cost.
On a quiet day at the end of October in 2004, the United States government implemented one of the most sweeping changes to the banking system since the invention of revolving credit lines. The Check Clearing for the 21st Century Act, or “Check 21” as it has come to be known, revolutionized the way paper checks are handled. Checks can now be converted into a digital format resulting in faster processing, quicker funds availability, reduced fraud risk and lower costs.
One of the major benefits of Check 21 is that anyone can create electronic versions of checks and deposit funds to participating institutions over the Internet, which is known as Remote Deposit Capture (RDC). As a side effect of this change, credit unions are able to expand the geography they
serve since businesses and consumers can make electronic deposits without the need for an expansive network of branches. For Burlington, Massachusetts based EasCorp, a credit union that exclusively serves other credit unions, the benefits of Check 21 were immediately apparent and they set upon a path to provide their members with a powerful set of tools to be more competitive with larger banks and provide better service for
Benefitting from Electronic Check Workflows
For more than 30 years, EasCorp has been helping their member credit unions with a host of deposit, loan and investment services, ALM modeling and consulting, electronic payment and processing programs, share draft processing, and statement rendering. Once Check 21 was enacted, they developed and launched a branch capture program, Ease-Deposit. EasCorp immediately saw the incredible opportunity the technology could provide to consumers and businesses. Utilizing the same structure used to scan checks
at branch locations, EasCorp developed a web-based product named DeposZip®, which enables customers of member credit unions to make remote deposits by capturing images of physical checks.
“We released DeposZip in November 2007,” said Mr. Alan Bernstein, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Strategic Planning of EasCorp. “The software has been remarkably successful and has effectively processed more than one hundred fifty thousand deposits totaling over $177 million dollars since its launch. We now serve 39 credit unions with DeposZip.”
LEXINGTON, Ky., April 19, 2012 — Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) today announced two new families of color laser products that build upon the company’s long-standing leadership and expertise in enterprise printing and imaging. The Lexmark X740 Series of color laser multifunction products (MFPs) and Lexmark C740 Series of color laser printers extend compelling solutions advancements to Lexmark’s mid-range line of color workgroup devices, further strengthening the company’s competitiveness in this important market segment. With these new products, Lexmark has enhanced its color offerings for workgroups of 10 to15 people who require the latest productivity-enhancing software advancements and robust, high-quality color printing.
The Lexmark X740 Series and Lexmark C748 family are highlighted by intuitive 7-inch and 4.3-inch color touch screens, respectively, that provide tablet-like navigation. In fact, the models within the Lexmark C748 family are the first and only color laser printers under $1,000 to offer a color touch screen user interface1. These sophisticated touch screens are the gateway to several pre-loaded applications, such as Forms and Favorites and Scan to E-mail on the Lexmark X740 Series, and can also be tailored easily with additional time-saving solutions based on unique business or workgroup needs.