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Kyocera Mita America Reaffirms Gold Certified Partner Status In Microsoft Partner Program

FAIRFIELD, New Jersey – March 10, 2008 – Kyocera Mita America, Inc., one of the world's leading document solutions companies, proudly announced today that it has once again obtained Gold Certified Partner status in the Microsoft Partner Program. Acquiring a competency in Information Workers Solutions (IWS) and Networking Infrastructure Solutions competency, Kyocera remains dedicated to improving customer productivity in conjunction with streamlining the overall work process.



Achieving the IWS competency allows Kyocera to address key customer challenges through the development of solutions and deployed services based on the 2007 Microsoft Office system and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. Key benefits include increased employee productivity by simplifying everyday business activities, such as document review and approval, issue tracking and signature collection. Further, IWS allows customers to make well-informed decisions through the consolidation of business-critical information into one central location.


Océ system is bursting with options

Venlo, The Netherlands, 10 March 2008 — Océ today announced a new addition to its production printing portfolio: the Océ VarioPrint™ 1105. This flexible cutsheet production system provides users with multiple options in terms of paper input, output, software, applications and finishing. Océ is supporting the system with its Professional Printroom Program, an Océ approach that helps printrooms to improve their professionalism and profitability. The system will be available worldwide in April.


 


Options to improve service within companies


“In-house and commercial printrooms face a lot of pressure to prove their worth. The Océ VarioPrint 1105 gives our customers the options they need to meet their demands and deadlines,” says Rob Pijpers, International Product Line Manager for the Océ VarioPrint 1105.  

City of Torrance, Calif., Wins AIIM Best Practice Award for Document Imaging Excellence

Nashua, N.H., March 10, 2008 - eCopy™, Inc., a provider of document imaging solutions that integrate paper documents into business software applications, today announced the City Attorney’s office in Torrance, Calif. has won an AIIM Best Practices award in the “small company category” for their use of eCopy document imaging software. AIIM presented eCopy and the City of Torrance with the award at the annual AIIM awards celebration in conjunction with the AIIM Conference and Exposition in Boston, Mass.AIIM, the international authority on Enterprise Content Management (ECM), established the Carl E. Nelson Best Practices Award to recognize excellence in the ECM field. The term “Best Practice” denotes a standard of excellence that has been achieved within an organization and refers to a process that can be quantified, adapted, and repeated.



Before adding an electronic document management system, the City believed it was an easy “mark” by plaintiff attorneys since the City was often incapable of using in-house attorneys to defend itself against even patently frivolous lawsuits due to document handling inefficiencies. To resolve this issue, the City Attorney’s Office decided to go digital. It combined eCopy document scanning software with the City’s Interwoven document management and RainMaker Summit case management systems.


Samsung's Enhanced Printing Channel Program Offers Robust Benefits to Commercial Printing Partners

IRVINE, Calif., March 7, 2008 - Samsung Electronics America, Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, the world's second largest manufacturer of laser printer engines, today introduced new components of their PrintCentives channel program at CMP XChange Solution Providers event in Los Angeles. The program is designed to help authorized partners grow revenue, with customized offerings to meet specific business needs and increase profitability through access to Samsung's programs and family of printing systems and solutions.Samsung's enhanced PrintCentives channel program incorporates five components: Awareness, Growth, Profitability, Loyalty and Activation. Qualified partners will receive access to additional compensation through incentives, marketing funds, and access to Samsung's customizable solution tools. The new program enables channel partners to better address customer needs with tailored solutions to solve unique business challenges.



"Samsung continues to show commitment to our various partnerships by evolving our channel program which provides tools that adapt to their business models," said Jay Shears, director of office automation, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. "We have listened to our channel partners and with our newly enhanced PrintCentives program; our partners are given additional incentives, support, to activate their Samsung printing opportunity and grow their profitability with Samsung printing systems.


Xerox Earns Top Honors in 2008 CRN Channel Champions Study

WILSONVILLE, Ore., March 7, 2008 - Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) has been named the 2008 Channel Champion in the Workgroup Color Printers and Multifunction Printers categories by CRN magazine, a leading industry publication for businesses that sell technology, services and solutions.More than 2,000 solution providers, including value added resellers, responded to the annual Channel Champions study, which asks for a ranking of manufacturers based on such attributes as product quality and reliability, financial benefits, and channel program support and satisfaction.



"For the last 17 years, solution providers have come to rely on the CRN Channel Champions study as a way to evaluate the leading technology vendors in the Channel today," said Robert C. DeMarzo, senior vice president and editorial director, Everything Channel. "We congratulate Xerox for delivering high quality solutions that satisfy business partners."


Océ Announces Call for Applications for its First Annual “Green Reprographer of the Year” Award

March 6, 2008, Trumbull, CT– Océ, a global leader in digital document management and delivery solutions, today announced its Wide Format Printing Systems division will begin accepting applications for its first annual “Green Reprographer of the Year” award.  Applicants will be asked to submit, in writing, their achievements in the area of green business practices and explain how these efforts have assisted their customers to meet their own sustainability goals.  The winning reprographer will be announced on May 14, 2008.Creation of this award was driven by Océ’s longstanding commitment to provide large format printing solutions that are designed to support ecosystem preservation without sacrificing print quality.


HP Sharpens HP Labs to Drive High-impact Research

PALO ALTO, Calif., March 6, 2008


HP today announced that it has sharpened the focus of its advanced research group, HP Labs, to address the most complex challenges facing technology customers in the next decade.



The new HP Labs now consists of 23 distinct labs across seven worldwide locations; it is led by Prith Banerjee, who joined as director last August. Collectively, the labs are focused on five main areas: information explosion, dynamic cloud services, content transformation, intelligent infrastructure and sustainability.



The redesign of HP Labs is intended to balance exploratory research with an entrepreneurial approach so breakthrough technology can be transferred more rapidly into commercial applications for customers.


Canon USA Receives its 10th Energy Star Award from the US Environmental Protection Agency and US Department of Energy

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 6, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging technologies, today announced that is has received the 2008 ENERGY STAR Award for Excellence in Product Labeling. The award will be presented by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Energy (DOE) on April 1, 2008 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C.



The award recognizes the Company's commitment to consistently labeling ENERGY STAR-qualified office products with the highest possible degree of accuracy. ENERGY STAR is the joint effort of the EPA and DOE designed to identify and promote energy efficient products to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For general information, visit: www.energystar.gov.


Kyocera Mita America, Equitrac Bring Enhanced Print Management Solutions to Kyocera's Channel

BOSTON (AIIM International Exposition and Conference, Booth #947) – March 5, 2008 – Kyocera Mita America, one of the world's leading document solutions companies, and Equitrac Corporation, the leader in intelligent cost recovery and print management solutions worldwide, announced today a distribution agreement where Kyocera will resell Equitrac Embedded™ integrated solutions for Equitrac Office® and Equitrac Express® for its KM-5050, KM-4050 and KM-3050 multifunctional products (MFPs). This agreement provides Equitrac increased visibility for its trusted-brand of print management solutions for the general office and education markets, respectively, into Kyocera’s channel, and enables Kyocera to increase dealer opportunities by supporting a greater range of value-added solutions to complement its highly-recognized line of reliable MFPs.



Through this arrangement, Kyocera dealers have the opportunity to offer both Equitrac Office and Equitrac Express as device-embedded solutions for Kyocera’s MFP line; enabling end-users the opportunity to reduce total printing costs and optimize equipment deployment. This is achieved through greater MFP authorization, authentication and accounting via a customized Kyocera MFP touch screen interface.


Ricoh Americas Corporation Wins OnDemand Best of Show Award

Boston, MA, March 05, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, today announced that the Ricoh Ring Binder RB5000 has been honored at this year’s ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition with a Best of Show award in the Bindery/Finishing/Mailing Equipment category. The RB5000 was selected for its industry-leading, fully automated in-line ring binding system that enables users to create finished ring bound books right from their desktop. The awards were announced during a ceremony at ON DEMAND on March 4, 2008.InfoTrends, a leading market research and consulting firm in the digital imaging and document solutions industry, partnered with the ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition to produce the awards program. The ON DEMAND Conference & Exposition is the world's leading digital printing conference and exposition, encompassing all of the technologies that are used to create, manage, personalize, print and deliver content. The Best of Show submissions were judged using a set of weighted criteria by a panel of experts from the printing and graphic arts industries.



The RB5000 is compatible with Ricoh’s new Pro Series production systems and marks the first time an automated binding product has ever been introduced on a monochrome digital printing system. With automated binding, printers dramatically improve job integrity and reduce the chance of error while eliminating external finishing equipment. Since the command can be done right from a desktop computer, the production process is made more efficient. In addition, the RB5000 collates, punches and in-line binds up to 100 pages so booklets lay flatter than other types of in-line binding currently offered on the market.


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