Konica Minolta Wins Prestigious Energy Conservation Award from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry

Ramsey, N.J. – March 17, 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, today announced that its bizhub C650 and bizhub C550 color multifunctional products (MFPs – print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system) have won a highly prestigious energy conservation award from Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

The award – known officially as the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy Director-General’s Award – is validation that Konica Minolta continues to produce MFPs and printers that reduce environmental impact. For example, Konica Minolta’s proprietary SimitriTM Polymerized Toner has a lower melting point, and it also boasts an induction heating fixing process that applies inductive heating only to the fixing roller surface, which reduces warm-up time.  The bizhubTM C650/C550 systems both provide optimal power control in each operating mode.


Xerox Helps Mortgage Clients Improve Loan Processes with Enhanced Electronic Document Solution

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 17, 2008  -- Arming the mortgage industry with the technology to revamp its business processes, drive cost savings and improve customer service, Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX) introduces new features to its BlitzDocs™ Collaboration Suite. One of the most widely-used electronic solutions to view and deliver mortgage documents, BlitzDocs now offers a quicker and more secure way to process new or re-financed home loans.

Xerox Mortgage Services' Web-based BlitzDocs software helps users manage the entire loan process online, from submission to completion. BlitzDocs' patented technology helps lenders, brokers and investors reduce document-related costs and build a competitive advantage in capturing new loan applications.

Canon's imagePRESS and LASER CLASS Models Honored by Better Buys for Business

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 17, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced that the Canon imagePRESS C7000VP digital press and the facsimile-based multifunction LASER CLASS 830i/810 models were recognized with 2008 Editor's Choice Awards from Better Buys For Business, a leading independent authority on document imaging equipment.

The Editor's Choice recognition for the Canon imagePRESS C7000VP digital press will appear in Better Buys for Business's 2008 High-Volume Printer and Digital Duplicator Guide, while the award for the LASER CLASS 830i/810 will be featured in the publication's Laser Fax Guide.

Sagem-Interstar announces new Cisco UCM 6.1 support using SIP trunking

Montreal, Canada, March 17, 2008 – Sagem-Interstar Inc. (Sagem Communications), the global leader in advanced fax solutions for IP networks, announced today that its new XMediusFAX 5.5.2 fax server will support Cisco Unified Communication Manager, version 6.1, using SIP trunking. This will enable SIP deployments to be standardized across the network, thereby ensuring higher interoperability with SIP providers.

Sagem-Interstar’s ( XMediusFAX Release 5.5.2 will be showcased at this week’s VoiceCon Orlando 2008 event (Booth 1212), which highlights how to build and leverage unified enterprise communications. VoiceCon is being held March 17–20 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center, Orlando, FL.

New B930 Series from OKI Printing Solutions Delivers Fast, Feature-Rich Monochrome Printing at Best-in-Class1 Price

MOUNT LAUREL, N.J., March 13, 2008 - OKI Data Americas, which markets its products under the OKI® Printing Solutions brand, today launched the B930 Series providing large workgroups with fast monochrome printing speeds, advanced media functionality, superior finishing options, and large paper capacity at an industry-leading value. Ideal for back office and front office applications, the new B930 Series is the solution designed specifically for businesses that have heavy printing loads and require a reliable workhorse to consistently support their everyday use.

Ricoh Introduces the Aficio MP 2550B/MP 2550 and MP 3350B/MP 3350 Digital Imaging Systems

West Caldwell, NJ, March 13, 2008 - Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today introduced the Aficio MP 2550B/MP 2550 and MP 3350B/MP 3350 Digital Imaging Systems. Ideal for small and mid-sized businesses, the MP 2550 and MP 3350 models have color scanning capabilities that produce clear images, store documents securely and boost productivity and efficiency.

The MP 2550/MP 3350 models are replacing the MP 2510 and the MP 3010. The Aficio MP 2550 and MP 3350 come standard with monochrome printing, copying and color and black-and-white scanning capabilities out of the box in two pre-configured models - the SP and SPF (the SPF includes faxing capabilities). The Aficio MP 2550B and MP 3350B come with copying capabilities and have a flexible upgrade path which includes monochrome printing, scanning and faxing that allows features to be added as users' document management needs evolve over time.

Samsung Launches MFP Certified Partner Program

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., March 12, 2008 - Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, the world's second largest manufacturer of laser printer engines, expands its business printer programs with the introduction of the MFP (Multi Function Printer) Certified Partner Program (MCP).  This new channel program, announced today at the spring Press and Reseller Summit in New York City, offers Samsung's strategic channel partners optimal printing products, services, and support.

Samsung Introduces Environment-Friendly Printer Program

NEW YORK CITY, N.Y., March 12, 2008 - Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, the world's second largest manufacturer of laser printers, today announced the launch of PrintCycleTM at the spring Press and Reseller Summit in New York City.  PrintCycleTM is a printing and toner recycling program aimed at businesses that want to help protect the environment. This latest program is part of Samsung's newly redesigned PrintCentivesTM campaign, offering increased benefits and convenience to the end-user through their participating Samsung Reseller.As part of Samsung's ongoing effort to reduce the consumption of natural resources, PrintCycleTM will offer participating businesses a three-year product refresh, along with a toner purchase and recycle program. This program extends the already environmentally friendly functions of the printers, such as duplexing and toner saving features that are standard on the professional products offered through this program.

Canon imagePRESS C6000 Digital Press Wins 2008 OnDemand Best of Show Award

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 11, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in document imaging and office solutions, is proud to announce that the Canon imagePRESS C6000 digital press received the Best of Show Award in the Process Color Digital Printing Equipment category at this year's third annual ON DEMAND Best of Show Awards.

Building upon the success of its revolutionary imagePRESS C7000VP digital press, at this year's ON DEMAND Expo, Canon expanded its line of digital presses with the introduction of the imagePRESS C6000. The new imagePRESS C6000 provides entry level production environments a level of quality, speed and versatility never before available at such an attractive price point, making this press the best value in the market.

I.R.I.S and eCopy Extend Relationship to Bring Advanced Document Services to eCopy Open Platform

Brussels and London, March 11, 2008 – I.R.I.S. Group (Euronext Brussels: IRI) and eCopy, Inc. today announced the companies have extended their relationship so all I.R.I.S. intelligent document recognition (IDR) technologies will be available on the eCopy Open Platform (eOP) document imaging software architecture. The initial results of this close collaboration will enable eCopy customers to purchase two I.R.I.S. software applications as add-on products to eCopy ShareScan document imaging software.

The first I.R.I.S. technologies available on eOP will include image enhancement, image cleanup, advanced compression, bar code recognition and automated metadata capture. These advanced imaging capabilities are typically associated with production scanning operations that require highly-trained document imaging specialists. I.R.I.S and eCopy are bringing these technologies out of the back office, making them available to front office workers.