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IKON Adds KODAK Document Scanners to Its Portfolio

ROCHESTER, NY, (April 9, 2008)—Companies seeking to improve their document management workflow can turn to IKON Office Solutions for KODAK image capture products. IKON, a new national KODAK Authorized Imaging Reseller, now offers KODAK high-end production scanners for customers requiring a high performance image capture system to complete important document-dependent processes.

“Because a variety of workflow challenges may arise when planning a comprehensive document management system, our customers depend on us to develop strategic solutions that integrate the best options of hardware, software and services. Kodak’s production scanners deliver exceptional image quality and innovative features that improve overall productivity,” said Mike Dane, Vice President, Product and Services Marketing, IKON Office Solutions. “Kodak’s image capture products enhance our ability to provide customers with the most options for creating a total solution for minimizing document related costs and maximizing top line performance.”


Kyocera Mita America Launches TCO Tracker Printer Evaluation Tool for its Highly-Successful EcoPro Printer Line

FAIRFIELD, N.J., - April 9, 2008 - Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world’s leading document imaging companies, today launched its innovative TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) Tracker for its line of black and white and color EcoPro printers.  The TCO Tracker™ is an interactive web-based tool that helps businesses compare printer consumable costs such as toner, drums and maintenance kits - across different vendor models.

All TCO Tracker information and pricing is provided by an independent third party, The NPD Group, Inc., a leading market research firm, to ensure end-users can best calculate true printer costs and compare competing brands with Kyocera’s EcoPro solutions. 


Stargel Office Solutions Named 2007 Dealer of the Year by Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

IRVINE, Calif., (April 9, 2008) – Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) proudly announced today that Stargel Office Solutions has captured Toshiba’s “Dealer of the Year” title at the 2008 National Dealer Meeting, held March 3 through 5 at the Four Seasons Resort Aviara in North San Diego, Calif.  This prestigious honor recognizes the one dealer that best represents continued sales success, technical service expertise, and outstanding customer service and satisfaction throughout the previous year.

“We are dedicated to providing our customers with advanced business-enhancing technology and exceptional support, and are thrilled to receive this award recognizing our ongoing efforts,” said Jack Stargel, president, Stargel Office Solutions.  “Being named Toshiba’s Dealer of the Year pays tribute to all of the diligence and dedication put forth by every employee at Stargel Office Solutions.”


Print Audit Announces Alliance with BERTL

Calgary, Alberta - April 9, 2008 - Print Audit, the leading print management software developer, is pleased to announce that it has formed an alliance with BERTL, a leading industry source in digital imaging analysis and news. The alliance will help to increase the exposure of both companies' products.

As part of the alliance, BERTL's MegaNet service can now be accessed from within Print Audit's Facilities Manager program. Print Audit Facilities Manager is a powerful, easy to use tool designed to remotely collect meter reads, automate supplies fulfillment, and report service information for managing fleets of copiers, printers, fax machines, and multi-function devices. 


Konica Minolta Acquires Danka Office Imaging

Tokyo (April 9, 2008) -- Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. announced that the company has decided to acquire Danka Office Imaging Company(DOIC), a wholly-owned U.S. operating subsidiary of Danka Business Systems PLC (Danka), a company headquartered in London, UK, through Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.(KMBUS), a U.S. operating subsidiary of the group's core business company, Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. (Konica Minolta).

DOIC is one of the largest independent suppliers of office imaging equipment, software, support, and related services and supplies in the United States. Having strong distribution network covering enterprise customers, DOIC serves over 45,000 promising customers across the United States. DOIC generated approximately $450 million in total revenue for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007.


Survey Confirms Business Benefits of Efficient Document Management

New York, N.Y. (April 9, 2008) – While 90 percent of senior executives involved in document management agree that managing documents throughout their lifecycle (creation through disposal) helps improve business performance, only 12 percent of the surveyed executives rate their organization as highly effective in this practice.

These are a few of the key findings highlighted in a comprehensive survey report issued today by Océ Business Services. "A Premier Standard: How Organizations can Elevate Business Performance through Advanced Document Process Management" links six advanced document management processes – including document imaging, records management, enterprise-wide print/copy, mail and shipping, automated print/mail workflows and legal discovery – with high-value business benefits according to senior executives experienced in document management.


Objectif Lune and Pitney Bowes Offer Integrated Product Suite for Transactional “Print-to-Mail” Applications

BLOOMFIELD, NJ and STAMFORD, CT, April 09, 2008 – Objectif Lune, a leader in PostScript and Windows®-based printing solutions and workflow software, and Pitney Bowes Inc., the world’s leading mailstream solutions company, announced today they are teaming up to introduce integrated print-to-mail solutions for the cut-sheet office environment.  These solutions provide document composition, variable data printing, and postal savings, with a Print-to-Mail workflow that includes email, fax, and other electronic delivery options. The printing solutions transform customer-facing, transactional documents, such as statements and invoices, into high quality, engaging transpromotional and promotional communications with no changes to the host system.  To help mailers take advantage of postal discounts, addresses are CASS™ and PAVE™ Certified prior to printing. 

The integrated product suite includes Objectif Lune’s PlanetPress® Suite with built in connectors to Pitney Bowes’ PB FIRST™ file management software, as well as a new Scan Code Utility that enables the automatic insertion of model-specific Pitney Bowes compatible bar codes and Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) for intelligent folder and inserter control.  The combined solutions also help optimize workflow for automated production. 


Danka Business Systems PLC Signs Agreement With Konica Minolta to Sell U.S. Business Operations

ST. PETERSBURG, FL, Apr 08, 2008 (MARKET WIRE via COMTEX News Network) -- Danka Business Systems PLC (Danka) (OTCBB: DANKY) (LSE: DNK.L), a leading supplier of office imaging equipment and support services in the United States, today announced it has signed a definitive agreement with Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. ("Konica Minolta"), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies from the desktop to the print shop, enabling Konica Minolta to acquire the company's wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Danka Office Imaging Company ("DOIC"), through which Danka conducts its business operations.

Under the terms of the agreement, the total purchase price is expected to be approximately $240 million. The transaction is expected to close by June 30, 2008. It is subject to a number of regulatory and other closing conditions, in both the United States and the United Kingdom, including approval of the transaction by Danka's shareholders.


Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Announces Internal Promotions to Executive Management Team

IRVINE, Calif. (April 8, 2008) – In a move that recognizes the talents and contributions of its internal management team and further strengthens the leadership of the company, Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced the promotions of several key employees.  Effective April 1, 2008, TABS has promoted Steve Rhorer to vice president and general manager, Electronic Imaging Division (EID), responsible for managing the Electronic Imaging Division’s (EID) strategic operations, and Michael Mathé to vice president and general manager, overseeing the newly formed International Division. 

Other promotions announced include Toshihiko Minato as deputy chief operating officer, EID and Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS); Nobuo Fukazawa as assistant chairman and chief information officer (while retaining his current position as senior vice president, Strategic Business Planning); Steve Tungate as vice president and general manager, Strategic Business Planning and Supply Chain Management; Denise O’Donnell as vice president of Information Technology; and Sue Wilson as vice president, Supply Chain Management. 


Ricoh's GlobalScanTM 3.1 is Now Enhanced with NSi's AutoStore® Document Capture Software

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Corey Smith, Contributing Writer


Ricoh Americas Corporation recently announced the new GlobalScanTM 3.1 with Workflow Suite, powered by NSi’s AutoStore® and the partnership provides a significant enhancement to the already powerful GlobalScanTM product.



Included with the new GlobalScanTM 3.1 product are several scanning plugin features that allow the Ricoh MFP systems to seamlessly connect directly to various destinations. For example, the Scan-to-XML plug-in allows the Ricoh MFP system to scan a document and then send it to any supported backend system such as an ERP or electronic document management system. Users are able to design personalized workflows for any given scan job that allow them to streamline their business processes thus creating the most efficient workflow based on their needs at the time.

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