Océ transforms wide format printing industry with introduction of new Océ CrystalPoint color technology

Trumbull, CT, May 7, 2008 – Océ, an international leader in digital document management, today announced the launch of a fundamentally new printing technology called Océ CrystalPointTM. The first product based on this new technology is the Océ ColorWaveTM 600, also unveiled today in The Netherlands and being debuted in the US at the IRgA 2008 Annual Convention and Trade Show in Las Vegas, NV, May 13-15.
Best of both toner and inkjet printing
Océ CrystalPoint technology changes the way wide format prints are made by combining the best of both toner and inkjet printing. The Océ CrystalPoint process converts color Océ TonerPearlsTM toner into a gel. This tonergel is then jetted and crystallized onto any type of paper, producing crisp, water fast high quality images with extremely accurate dot placement.

ABBYY FineReader Engine Complements Kirtas' Sophisticated Digitization Systems

FREMONT, Calif., May 6 — ABBYY USA, a leading provider of recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, today announced that Kirtas Technologies, a company that specializes in the digitization of books in libraries, government archives and corporate storerooms, uses theABBYY FineReader Engine to accurately capture text and images from published works.

Kirtas Technologies developed an innovative solution that gently turns the pages of even the most fragile documents and books for clients such as Microsoft, LexisNexis, Yale University, Cornell University, and Johns Hopkins University. From its inception, the Kirtas team knew it would need a powerful and accurate tool to capture text and graphics and keep the elements intact and exact. Their needs mandated that they use an Optical Character Recognition (OCR) solution that could capture information in multiple languages and convert into multiple file formats, including PDF, XML, Word and text. With its intelligent recognition technology, the ABBYY FineReader Engine is utilized by Kirtas to precisely reconstruct documents and books in electronic form with original layout and formatting attributes.

Fax Enable Your World with FACSys and Sharp

Bridgewater, NJ - May 6, 2008 - emFAST Inc., publisher of the FACSys Fax Messaging Gateway solution, is pleased to announce the release of the FACSys Connector for Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs. The FACSys Connector fully integrates with Sharp OSA-enabled MFPs, allowing users to transmit and print incoming faxes directly from the LCD touch screens. The company will demonstrate the product at Sharp's 2008 National Dealer Meeting, May 6-9 in Orlando, FL.

"The FACSys Connector leverages the inherent print functions of a Sharp MFP and takes them to the next level," announced Paul Bird, Managing Director, emFAST Inc. "Instead of just sending faxes, users will be able to route and print documents securely through the easy-to-use touch interface."

Sharp and MWA Intelligence Form Technology Relationship for Enterprise M2M Solution

Orlando, FL —(May 6, 2008) – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, and MWA Intelligence, Inc., today announced a strategic relationship to deliver enterprise-level remote asset management capabilities to Sharp customers. With this powerful alliance, MWA Intelligence – a leader in enterprise-class M2M (machine-to-machine) and M2P (machine-to-people) solutions and services – will develop and market innovative workflow automation solutions for Sharp’s best-in-class MFPs to enable businesses to optimize productivity, operational efficiency and customer service.

iDatix CEO finalist in Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Ultimate CEO Awards

Tampa, FL — iDatix Corporation CEO Steve Allen was recently named as a finalist in the inaugural Tampa Bay Business Journal “Ultimate CEO Awards”. iDatix provides technology solutions that allow users to innovate their approach to managing content within the enterprise while simplifying their daily work environment.

Judges picked 30 finalists in six categories.  Mr. Allen is one of 8 CEO finalists in the Small Private Company category.  The winners will be named at the awards reception on May 29 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Tampa at 211 N. Tampa St., Tampa, FL.

Ricoh Attends 2008 Javaone SM Conference

SAN FRANCISCO,   May 06, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, the leading provider of digital office equipment, will be demonstrating Ricoh® Transaction Link, a document storage solution for accounting services, at this year’s JavaOne conference. The conference, which takes place in San Francisco May 6-9, will host more than 15,000 attendees from the JavaOne technology community.

Along with demonstrating Transaction Link, Ricoh will also be highlighting the benefits of the Ricoh Developer Program™ (RiDP™). The RiDP offers all the tools, including Ricoh’s embedded software architecture support and services needed for third-party developers to integrate their solution-based products with hardware and software from Ricoh. The goal of the program is to help facilitate the process of preparing a product for market with a flexible, affordable and accessible method that enables the developer to create customized solutions tailored to meet specific customer needs. The Developer Program is ideal for Independent Software Vendors and companies with in-house developers. Participation in the RiDP affords developers multiple benefits such as access to advanced development tools; technical support from the RiDP engineering team; a set of services which facilitate development, such as training and access to SDK beta versions; a series of marketing benefits; customizable solutions that enhance and maintain customer satisfaction/loyalty; and open-standard technologies to build high-level solutions.

Ellen Shanahan Joins Paradigm Imaging Group

Costa Mesa, CA – May 6, 2008 – Paradigm Imaging Group, a leading supplier of large-format scanning, printing and document archiving solutions, announces the addition of Ellen Shanahan as a new member of the sales solution team, effective immediately. Shanahan will serve in the position of Service Contract Sales.

Ms. Shanahan has extensive experience in a variety of fields, including sales, marketing, publishing, and education.   "Ellen's vast and varied knowledge will prove invaluable to Paradigm Imaging Group as we continue to promote the best warranties available in the market.  I am proud to welcome her as a member of our established team of professionals who provide our customers with the utmost in reliability, innovation, and service," said President Randy Geesman.

Print Audit Selected as Finalist for 2008 Software CEO Innovation Awards

Calgary, Alberta - May 6, 2008 - Print Audit, the leading print management software developer, announced today that it has been selected as a finalist for the 2008 SoftwareCEO/CompTIA Software Innovation Awards. The awards recognize products, ideas and business models that break with conventional software ideas and processes, producing results that go well beyond marginal improvements. Judging criteria for the awards include scope of the problem or opportunity addressed by the innovation, how novel the innovation is, and the impact of the innovation on the industry.

Print Audit was selected as one of five finalists in the "Company Achievement in Innovation" category for its print management and tracking solution, Print Audit 5. Print Audit 5 is the most comprehensive suite of print tracking and print management products available. The three modules that comprise the suite are used to analyze, reduce and recover costs along with the resources associated with printing and plotting to all networked, local and direct to IP printers.

AlphaGraphics of Seattle Increases Profitability and Productivity with Océ VarioPrint 6250 System

MAY 5, 2008 – Trumbull, CT– Océ, an international leader in digital document management and delivery, announced today that AlphaGraphics of Seattle has increased its profitability and productivity by adopting award-winning Oce VarioPrint® 6250 system with Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology. AlphaGraphics of Seattle has been rated one of the Top 100 fastest growing, privately owned companies in Washington for the past four years. Customers’ print jobs range from modest mail merges to complex projects of more than 20 variables. The award-winning Océ VarioPrint 6250 production printer handles most of the static sheet-fed production, such as large runs of manuals or training materials. AlphaGraphics of Seattle owner Chuck Stempler noted, “We have benefited from increased productivity, exceptional quality and flexible media handling. Many customers prefer the quality of the Océ VarioPrint output, and that’s a difference we can use to our advantage.”
More Power per Square Foot
Stempler calls the Océ VarioPrint 6250 an “awesome” production machine. “Reason number one is the raw power per square foot. We are in a heavily populated urban environment, so space is at a premium. With 250 images per minute versus 120 on our previous systems, it’s like having two machines, but the space requirement of just one. It’s a huge benefit to get twice the capacity for the same footprint and the same labor.”

Océ Business Services to Showcase Records Management Solutions at ALA Conference & Expo

SEATTLE (May 5, 2008) – Océ Business Services, a leader in document process management and electronic discovery, will detail key strategies for effective control of law firm and law office records next week at the Association of Legal Administrators (ALA) Annual Conference and Exposition. The company will also demonstrate Océ Max, the first comprehensive business performance management system designed to specifically manage document processes and outsourcing service providers.
The ALA conference and expo is a highlight of the legal management field’s annual event calendar, providing a wealth of opportunities for legal administrators to enhance their professional skills, manage their day-to-day challenges, and grow personally and professionally. It takes place Monday, May 5 through Thursday, May 8 at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center in Seattle.