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Samsung's Enhanced Printing Channel Program Offers Robust Benefits to Commercial Printing Partners

IRVINE, Calif., March 7, 2008 - Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, the world's second largest manufacturer of laser printer engines, today introduced new components of their PrintCentives channel program at CMP XChange Solution Providers event in Los Angeles. The program is designed to help authorized partners grow revenue, with customized offerings to meet specific business needs and increase profitability through access to Samsung's programs and family of printing systems and solutions.Samsung's enhanced PrintCentives channel program incorporates five components: Awareness, Growth, Profitability, Loyalty and Activation. Qualified partners will receive access to additional compensation through incentives, marketing funds, and access to Samsung's customizable solution tools. The new program enables channel partners to better address customer needs with tailored solutions to solve unique business challenges.



"Samsung continues to show commitment to our various partnerships by evolving our channel program which provides tools that adapt to their business models," said Jay Shears, director of office automation, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. "We have listened to our channel partners and with our newly enhanced PrintCentives program; our partners are given additional incentives, support, to activate their Samsung printing opportunity and grow their profitability with Samsung printing systems.


Xerox Earns Top Honors in 2008 CRN Channel Champions Study

WILSONVILLE, Ore., March 7, 2008 - Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) has been named the 2008 Channel Champion in the Workgroup Color Printers and Multifunction Printers categories by CRN magazine, a leading industry publication for businesses that sell technology, services and solutions.More than 2,000 solution providers, including value added resellers, responded to the annual Channel Champions study, which asks for a ranking of manufacturers based on such attributes as product quality and reliability, financial benefits, and channel program support and satisfaction.



"For the last 17 years, solution providers have come to rely on the CRN Channel Champions study as a way to evaluate the leading technology vendors in the Channel today," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. "We congratulate Xerox for delivering high quality solutions that satisfy business partners."


Océ Announces Call for Applications for its First Annual “Green Reprographer of the Year” Award

March 6, 2008, Trumbull, CT– Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today announced its Wide Format Printing Systems division will begin accepting applications for its first annual “Green Reprographer of the Year” award.  Applicants will be asked to submit, in writing, their achievements in the area of green business practices and explain how these efforts have assisted their customers to meet their own sustainability goals.  The winning reprographer will be announced on May 14, 2008.Creation of this award was driven by Océ’s longstanding commitment to provide large format printing solutions that are designed to support ecosystem preservation without sacrificing print quality.


HP Sharpens HP Labs to Drive High-impact Research

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 6, 2008


HP today announced that it has sharpened the focus of its advanced research group, HP Labs, to address the most complex challenges facing technology customers in the next decade.



The new HP Labs now consists of 23 distinct labs across seven worldwide locations; it is led by Prith Banerjee, who joined as director last August. Collectively, the labs are focused on five main areas: information explosion, dynamic cloud services, content transformation, intelligent infrastructure and sustainability.



The redesign of HP Labs is intended to balance exploratory research with an entrepreneurial approach so breakthrough technology can be transferred more rapidly into commercial applications for customers.


Canon USA Receives its 10th Energy Star Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 6, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging technologies, today announced that is has received the 2008 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Product Labeling. The award will be presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) on April 1, 2008 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.



The award recognizes the Company's commitment to consistently labeling ENERGY STAR-qualified office products with the highest possible degree of accuracy. ENERGY STAR is the joint effort of the EPA and DOE designed to identify and promote energy efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For general information, visit: www.energystar.gov.


Kyocera Mita America, Equitrac Bring Enhanced Print Management Solutions to Kyocera's Channel

BOSTON (AIIM International Exposition and Conference, Booth #947) – March 5, 2008 – Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, and Equitrac Corporation, the leader in intelligent cost recovery and print management solutions worldwide, announced today a distribution agreement where Kyocera will resell Equitrac Embedded™ integrated solutions for Equitrac Office® and Equitrac Express® for its KM-5050, KM-4050 and KM-3050 multifunctional products (MFPs). This agreement provides Equitrac increased visibility for its trusted-brand of print management solutions for the general office and education markets, respectively, into Kyocera’s channel, and enables Kyocera to increase dealer opportunities by supporting a greater range of value-added solutions to complement its highly-recognized line of reliable MFPs.



Through this arrangement, Kyocera dealers have the opportunity to offer both Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express as device-embedded solutions for Kyocera’s MFP line; enabling end-users the opportunity to reduce total printing costs and optimize equipment deployment. This is achieved through greater MFP authorization, authentication and accounting via a customized Kyocera MFP touch screen interface.


Ricoh Americas Corporation Wins OnDemand Best of Show Award

Boston, MA, March 05, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that the Ricoh Ring Binder RB5000 has been honored at this year’s ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition with a Best of Show award in the Bindery/Finishing/Mailing Equipment category. The RB5000 was selected for its industry-leading, fully automated in-line ring binding system that enables users to create finished ring bound books right from their desktop. The awards were announced during a ceremony at ON DEMAND on March 4, 2008.InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industry, partnered with the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition to produce the awards program. The ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition is the world's leading digital printing conference and exposition, encompassing all of the technologies that are used to create, manage, personalize, print and deliver content. The Best of Show submissions were judged using a set of weighted criteria by a panel of experts from the printing and graphic arts industries.



The RB5000 is compatible with Ricoh’s new Pro Series production systems and marks the first time an automated binding product has ever been introduced on a monochrome digital printing system. With automated binding, printers dramatically improve job integrity and reduce the chance of error while eliminating external finishing equipment. Since the command can be done right from a desktop computer, the production process is made more efficient. In addition, the RB5000 collates, punches and in-line binds up to 100 pages so booklets lay flatter than other types of in-line binding currently offered on the market.


Xerox Enterprise Content Management Software Bolsters Florida Court's Disaster Preparedness

BOSTON, March 05, 2008 -- Safeguarding documents is one less thing Florida's 13th Judicial Circuit Court has to worry about thanks to a new software installation from Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX). The company's DocuShareTM enterprise content management (ECM) software is now part of the court's Administrative Offices' disaster preparedness plan, keeping its critical documents not only secure but also accessible during unforeseen circumstances.



The 13th Judicial Circuit Court, which serves more than 1.2 million residents in central Florida, selected DocuShare, along with Omtool's AccuRoute® enterprise document capture, routing and fax solutions, to create a centralized online file repository. The repository provides secure storage, easy management of legal records, and the ability to retrieve documents as needed.


ABBYY USA Ships SOA-Compatible Server Solution for Enterprise-Class OCR

FREMONT, Calif., March 4, 2008 – ABBYY USA, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, announced worldwide availability of its Recognition Server version 2.0. The software accurately and automatically converts large volumes of paper documents or document images into fully searchable electronic text for e-Discovery, contract management, compliance and other processes which benefit from full-text recognition.



This scalable, robust, server-based solution now features a Web Services Application Programming Interface (API), which complies with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) standards. This means enterprise independent software vendors (ISVs) may now incorporate scalable OCR capabilities within their offerings, while reducing the cost of development and maintenance. ABBYY Recognition Server 2.0 may also be implemented as a standalone application, which can be installed and running in minutes. The product also includes a COM-compatible API.


Canon USA Earns Number-One Overall US Copier Market Share Position in 2007

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 4, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of digital imaging solutions, today announced that the Company is the number-one brand leader in the overall copier market in the U.S. for 2007, according to Gartner Dataquest*.



"Canon has a strong heritage in digital imaging and copier technology that has allowed the Company to consistently be the copier of choice over more than two decades," said Ted Nakamura, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group. "From black-and-white to color, Canon continues to make investments in technology to allow us to deliver the most robust document imaging solutions on the market.


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