ABBYY Releases FineReader Engine for Mac

Moscow, Russia (May 20, 2008) – ABBYY, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, today announced its FineReader Engine 8.0 for Mac software development kit (SDK) designed specifically for developers working with the Mac OS® X platform. The ABBYY FineReader Engine 8.0 for Mac delivers a powerful, flexible tool to integrate optical character recognition (OCR), barcode recognition and PDF conversion functions into applications running on Mac OS X. With the new SDK, software developers working in the Macintosh® environment can take advantage of the top-ranked ABBYY OCR technology that has been licensed by many leading software and hardware providers including Canon, DICOM/Kofax, EMC/Captiva, Microsoft, Microtek, NewSoft, Notable Solutions, Samsung Electronics and more. This version of the ABBYY SDK provides native support for both Intel® and PowerPC-based Mac computers and allows creating universal binary applications.

Kofax’s VRS 4.2 Brings New Convenience To Scanning And Saving Documents

From BuyersLab.

May 20, 2008 - Kofax recently announced the availability of version 4.2 of its widely used VirtualReScan (VRS) document clean-up software, which offers a variety of enhancements from version 4.1, including its own one-touch scan feature, Fast Scan.

Basic And Professional Available

Kofax offers two versions of VRS 4.2: Basic and Professional; the enhancements apply only to the Professional version. The Basic version offers features such as de-speckling, gamma correction, character dilation/erosion correction, long document support, white background cropping and de-skew and the ability to purchase and upgrade VRS from the Kofax Web site. The Professional version includes all the features of Basic, but adds automatic color detection, background smoothing, auto orientation, blank page detection and deletion, Advanced Clarity, automatic software updates and the new desktop productivity features such as scan from e-mail and Fast Scan.

New Xerox Printers and Multifunction Products: Easy to Use Affordable, Reliable Technology for Small Businesses

NORWALK, Conn., May 20, 2008  -- With the launch of five printers and multifunction products, Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) makes it easier and more affordable for small and mid-sized businesses to get more work done on even the tightest of budgets.

The new offerings range from the $279 Xerox Phaser™ 3100MFP multifunction printer that prints, copies and scans, to the $1,999 Xerox Phaser 5550 laser printer that speeds printing at a rate of up to 50 pages per minute (ppm). For more features, the new Xerox Phaser 3635MFP multifunction printer, starting at $1,799, is a 35 ppm networked system that includes advanced security options like image overwriting, encryption and authentication tools.

HP Reports Second Quarter 2008 Results

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- HP (NYSE:HPQ) today announced financial results for its second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2008, with net revenue of $28.3 billion, up 11% from a year earlier and up 5% when adjusted for the effects of currency.

In the second quarter, GAAP operating profit was $2.6 billion and GAAP diluted earnings per share (EPS) was $0.80, up from $0.65 in the prior-year period. Non-GAAP operating profit was $2.8 billion, with non-GAAP diluted EPS of $0.87 up from $0.70 in the prior-year period. Non-GAAP financial information excludes $172 million of adjustments on an after-tax basis, or $0.07 per diluted share, related primarily to amortization of purchased intangibles.

EFI Advances Variable Data Printing Solution

FOSTER CITY, Calif. – May 19, 2008 – EFI (Nasdaq: EFII), the world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announced earning PODi (Print on Demand Initiative)’s newest interoperability certification, an achievement that further reinforces the company’s drive to advance variable data printing (VDP) technology. EFI’s Fiery® digital print servers readily passed stringent new PPML (Personalized Print Markup Language) testing. The certification ensures that Fiery customers have the highest possible levels of throughput and productivity when printing personalized material on demand at high volume. EFI will showcase its Fiery-driven Variable Data Printing workflow at drupa, stand C01, Hall 5 (May 29 - June 11, 2008, Dusseldorf, Germany), with a demonstration that shows customers how to ensure compatibility in all VDP workflows.

Lasermax Roll Systems on Newest Digital Color Printers at Drupa 2008

Ljungby, Sweden (May 19, 2008) – Lasermax Roll Systems has announced that it will be partnering with many of the industry’s leading digital print vendors to support their latest color engines at Drupa 2008. Lasermax Roll Systems will provide solutions for automated feeding, finishing, converting, and quality monitoring for these high-speed, roll-fed digital color printers.
“We have worked very closely with our printer partners to ensure our products continue to support their latest offerings for color,” says Bill Carroll, President and CEO for Lasermax Roll Systems. “At Drupa we will have various solutions together with five of our valued partners to support applications including TransPromo statements, Print On Demand books, and newspapers.

Konica Minolta Launches bizhub C20P Series of Network Printers

Ramsey, N.J. – May 19, 2008 – 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, announces the availability of the bizhub C20P Series of network-ready laser printers. Ideal for small- and mid-sized business (SMBs) because of their small footprint and quiet operation, the bizhub™ C20P Series is built upon the strong success of the well-established bizhub series of printers.  This new series of bizhub printers carries over a new design, an InfoLine-style display and an acoustic noise level of only 52 decibels.  The printers, which print black and white and color at 25 pages per minute, offer the benefit of superior performance at a low total cost of ownership.

Digital Print Innovators Prepare to Shine; Xerox Seeks Printing Innovation Award Entries

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 19, 2008  -- It's time for digital innovators across the globe to shine! Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) announces the call for entries in the seventh annual Printing Innovation with Xerox Imaging (PIXI) Awards. The multinational competition's theme this year is "Shine," and recognizes the most innovative and effective work customers are printing with Xerox digital systems. For the first time, this year's PIXI awards will recognize print providers using Xerox production solutions in an environmentally friendly way as well as a new business application category.

"Xerox has a long-standing commitment to sustainability and we know many of our customers do as well," said Valerie Blauvelt, vice president of marketing, Xerox Production Systems Group. "This year we are searching for applications that demonstrate the qualities of an environmentally-conscious print shop that follow sustainable business practices such as embracing print on demand, adopting energy-reducing workflow automation tools, and using more environmentally-efficient papers."

Xerox Hosts European Leadership Summit to Expedite Industry Wide Acceptance for Driving Sustainable Business

UXBRIDGE, UK, May 19, 2008  -- On May 28 and 29, 2008 the first Xerox European Leadership Summit: Creating Sustainable Value will gather more than 100 leaders of European businesses to tackle the challenge of driving financial performance whilst responding to the sustainability agenda. Industry luminaries will share best practices and lead panel discussions to explore the creation of sustainable business strategies that foster innovation, growth and profitability.

The European Leadership Summit was convened in response to the increasing and sometimes polarising pressures businesses face from shareholders, employees, partners and customers. While the majority of summit attendees are dedicated to improving profitability and reducing their overall impact on the environment, it has been historically perceived that each outcome could only be attained at the expense of the other.

Xerox Awarded Top Honors for Global Accounts Program by the Strategic Account Management Association

NORWALK, Conn., May 19, 2008  Xerox Corporation's (NYSE: XRX) Premier Global Accounts Program has been awarded the 2008 Program of the Year by the Strategic Account Management Association. In addition, SAMA selected Tom Dolan, president of Xerox Global Account Operations, as its 2008 Executive of the Year.

SAMA's recognition illustrates Xerox's success in increasing loyalty and sales with its most strategic global clients.