Printable Technologies and Kodak's Graphic Communications Group Form Alliance

San Diego, CA, and Rochester, NY, April 14, 2008 – Printable Technologies®, Inc., a leading provider of integrated marketing, web to print and personalized direct marketing solutions and Kodak's Graphic Communications Group today announced the integration of Printable's FusionPro® Web product with the KODAK® EMS Business Software.  Together, these products help customers navigate complex environments that include digital print workflows, fulfillment and mailing operations, and campaign tracking and reporting.

FusionPro Web, the web to print system from Printable, delivers online ordering and e-commerce support, mail list purchase and management, versioned and variable documents, and job submission and file transfer services.  Leveraging a sophisticated set of web services and data feeds, KODAK EMS Software connects easily with FusionPro Web, allowing print service providers the flexibility to manage and deliver a wide variety of print on demand, collateral management, and marketing communications programs for their customers, with a high level of integration with their business management systems.

Océ: Color Digital Press Brings Trailblazing Speed to Asia

Venlo, The Netherlands, 14 April 2008 — With the Asia market rollout of its flagship digital press, the Océ ColorStream 10000, Dutch digital printing group Océ is set to reinforce its position on the burgeoning Asia market and capture greater market share. The color digital press for the Graphic Arts is making its debut appearance in Asia on 14 April 2008, when Océ will present the system to distribution partners and customers at its Asia Distributors’ Conference in Taiwan. 

PIRA, the print industry’s leading research institute, predicts that Asia’s print market will grow 50 per cent by 2010. The market for digital printing hardware is estimated to expand by around 15 per cent, making Asia second only to Eastern Europe in terms of market growth: by 2012, the Chinese market alone is expected to be worth € 50 billion – substantially larger than e.g. the German market, which will account for sales of € 30 billion.

New Photizo Report: Managed Print Services Reshaping the Industry

Lexington, KY – April 14, 2008 – Increasing interest in Managed Print Services (MPS) is reshaping the industry, according to new research from the Photizo Group. MPS refers to outsourcing of imaging devices of any kind, but today it involves more than just leasing copiers. In a full engagement, a vendor will analyze enterprise equipment utilization and recommend a deployment strategy. The vendor will then manage and maintain the fleet. MPS decisions can be very confusing, and they represent big risks for IT professionals, facilities managers, and others. Contracts affect millions of printed pages annually. If a program fails, it can have significant financial impact on the customer, and it can negatively impact the customer’s perception of the MPS provider.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Appoints Alan Nielsen Executive Vice President, Dealer Sales and Administration

Ramsey, N.J. – April 14, 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 Alan Nielsen has been named Executive Vice President, Dealer Sales and Administration.  Nielsen will report directly to Richard K. Taylor, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.

In the position, Nielsen will be responsible for managing all aspects of the Konica Minolta dealer business within the US market.  Nielsen joins Konica Minolta from Ricoh Corporation where for more than 15 years he held sales positions with increasing responsibility.  Most recently, Nielsen served as Executive Vice President, Indirect Division, where he was responsible for a $1.5 billion business unit and managing a total of nine dealer regions with more than 600 independent dealers.  Prior to that Nielsen held the position of Vice President Indirect and Major Accounts Divisions where he managed two operating divisions with annual sales totaling $1.4 billion, and sold a full range of digital connectable, color and black and white copiers, facsimiles, printers, multifunctional and digital duplicator products.

Canon Invites Colortrac to Exhibit SmartLF high Definition Scanners at Drupa 2008

St Ives, Cambridge, UK, 14th April 2008 - Colortrac Ltd, the leading innovator in large format color scanning and document capture, has been invited by Canon Europe to demonstrate their latest high definition SmartLF product range running Colortrac ScanWorks and CopySmart software at drupa 2008.

Drupa is the world's leading printing and publishing industry trade fair. Visitors to drupa 2008 can see Colortrac's wide format color scanners and scan / copy software at work with Canon's new range of imagePROGRAF (iPF) large format inkjet printers on Canon's stand in Hall 8a, Stand B46. (drupa 2008, D|sseldorf Fairgrounds, 29th May - 11th June 2008.)

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Names David Hartman Regional Vice President, Dealer Sales, Midwest

Ramsey, N.J. – April 14, 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 David Hartman has been named Regional Vice President, Dealer Sales, Midwest.  Hartman will report directly to Alan Nielsen, Executive Vice President, Dealer Sales and Administration.

In the position, Hartman will be responsible for managing all aspects of Konica Minolta dealer business within the newly formed Midwest Region. Hartman joins Konica Minolta from Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. where he held various executive positions including his most recent position as Vice President of Subsidiary and Distributor Sales.

"David brings more than three decades of industry experience in creating and growing revenue for our dealers and partners," said Rick Taylor, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.  "We look forward to having him join our organization to further establish our market leading position."

Avnet to Distribute eCopy Products

Brussels and London, April 14, 2008 – Avnet Technology Solutions, a value-added distributor of enterprise computing products, and eCopy, Inc., a provider of document imaging solutions that integrate paper documents into business software applications, today announced a distribution agreement for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The agreement enables Avnet to distribute eCopy document imaging products to its extensive group of channel partners.

Initially, eCopy software will be available through Avnet to its channel partners in the U.K., where Avnet is the largest distributor of standalone document scanners for the office. Avnet will then extend distribution of eCopy software by country throughout EMEA.

Canon U.S.A.'s New PIXMA iP100 Mobile Printer Appeals to Today's On-the-Go Lifestyle

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., April 14, 2008 – Today's mobile professional has more pressure than ever to be able to conduct business almost anywhere. The new PIXMA iP100 Mobile Printer from Canon U.S.A., a leader in digital imaging, not only can address printing needs on-the-go, but can also deliver high-quality text and graphics for printing a last-minute business presentation. It affords users the ability to print beautiful borderless color photos from the car or even at the beach. Continuing Canon's history of outstanding quality in the mobile printer category, this printer has increased color resolution with faster printing speeds than previous models, while offering a number of accessories that make it easier to conduct business outside of the office. The lightweight Canon PIXMA iP100 Mobile Printer fits easily onto a desk with limited space or into a carry-on making it the perfect laptop companion for business or personal travel.

With size being just one-half of the story, today's on-the-go professional demands the highest level of quality and convenience to meet the demands of business. The PIXMA iP100 Mobile Printer's new sleek and stylish design has a number of new exclusive features including increased color resolution to a maximum 9600 x 2400 dpi1, the first-ever mobile printer to have a minimum one picoliter droplet size, and increased print speed as well. In addition, there will be two black inks, one a pigment-based black ink that delivers laser-like sharp text and another for printing rich photos. The overall size of the pigment black ink tank has been increased by 50%, reducing the risk of running out of ink during a last-minute project. A Canon first in the mobile printer category will be the addition of Auto Image Fix technology. When using a laptop, this technology automatically analyzes and categorizes the scenes in photographs and optimizes print output for each individual scene in accordance with the scene type, such as Portrait, Scenery, Snapshot, etc.

Richard Bosworth has joined NSi as Chief Sales Officer

Rockville, MD (PRWEB) April 13, 2008 -- Notable Solutions, Inc. (NSi), a leading provider of distributed content capture and business automation solutions, today announced that Richard Bosworth has joined the company as Chief Sales Officer. With more than 25 years of experience in executive leadership and sales roles, Mr. Bosworth is ideally suited to lead NSi's sales force, as well as to directly contribute to the company's overall growth.

Mr. Bosworth has held senior management positions at a number of high profile technology companies, including View Tech, Picture Tel, MISI. In addition, Mr. Bosworth was Vice President of Sales at Kofax Image Products, DICOM Group (DCM.L), where he increasd revenues from $6MM to $100MM+ while delivering over 31 quarters of growth and expanding software sales channels by 500%.

FMAudit Connects Dealers With Their Customers

JEFFERSON CITY, MO - April 10, 2008 - With the official release Adaptive Service Management™ (ASM), FMAudit connects office equipment and product supply dealers with their customers.  ASM is a complimentary component to automated meters, allowing dealers to automate supplies replenishment.  ASM is comprised of an upgrade to Onsite v2.0 for end-user data collection and a new ASM module for the dealer hosted Central Enterprise.

"In anticipation of our new release, we've already signed up an impressive 90 dealers in the past 6 months." stated Kevin Tetu, President and CEO of FMAudit. "We were reassured that our 2 years of hard work and sizable financial investment was the correct one when we learned that a vast majority of these dealers were making the move to FMAudit from another solution."