Sagem-Interstar to launch industry-leading IP fax solution for the Cisco ISR

Montreal, Canada, April 10, 2008 – Sagem-Interstar Inc. (Sagem Communications), the global leader in advanced fax solutions for IP networks (, today launched the world’s first IP fax software solution running on the Cisco Application eXtension Platform (AXP) for the Cisco Integrated Services Router (ISR). The XMediusFAX solution is being announced this week at the Cisco Partner Summit in Honolulu, April 8–11, 2008 at the Hawaii Convention Center. The IP fax solution enables enterprise users to send and receive faxes from desktops, email and Web applications, MFPs and mobile devices at anytime from anywhere. Sagem-Interstar also announced it has joined the Cisco Technology Developer Program as a Cisco AXP partner.

Ricoh Americas Corporation Unveils The Aficio MP 6000 / MP 7000 / MP 8000 Series

West Caldwell, NJ, April 10, 2008 – Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, today launched the Ricoh® AficioÒ MP 6000/ MP 7000/ MP 8000 Series.  These monochrome systems incorporate state-of-the-art copy, usability features, and quick print capabilities as well as advanced technology and security features.  Ideal for mid- to high-volume environments, the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series provides fast print speeds, superior control and easy-to-use features to help users save time and money.

The Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series replaces the Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series.  To meet the changing needs of the marketplace, Ricoh upgraded the Aficio MP 5500/MP 6500/MP 7500 Series and increased its print speeds to offer users more efficient and productive copiers at an aggressive price point.  With speeds of 60 pages per minute (ppm), 70 ppm and 80 ppm, respectively, the Aficio MP 6000/MP 7000/MP 8000 Series provides users with professional, high-quality, black and white prints.  In addition, quick warm-up times and a single-pass duplexing document feeder that scans up to 75 originals per-minute help accelerate workflow in fast-paced work environments.  Users can also benefit from comprehensive faxing capabilities with the optional facsimile hardware.

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.