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.

Colortrac Production Plant Awarded ISO14001 Certificate

St Ives, Cambridgeshire, UK.,10th March 2008 - Colortrac UK, the leading wide format color scanner innovator, reports that its Colortrac Imaging Systems (SuZhou) subsidiary, the manufacturer of Colortrac SmartLF large format scanner main assemblies, has been awarded an ISO14001 Certificate. This is a voluntary Environmental Management System which requires constant commitment to environment planning and improvement.


The ISO14001 Certificate is No. 08908E0017ROS (29th Feb 2008 to 28th Feb 2011).

DocuWare Group concludes most successful year ever

Newburgh, NY - March 10, 2008 - In 2007 DocuWare won 845 new customers for its integrated document management system - these are 130 more than the previous year. Growing by 14 percent, sales topped the 10 million euro mark, which is approximately 15 million US dollars, for the first time.

The past financial year saw a real upturn in sales. A year after the launch of the DocuWare 5 product generation in 2006, DocuWare recorded excellent results with its first successor - DocuWare 5.1. Worldwide sales in the DocuWare group grew by 11 percent, the previous year to 10.5 million euros, almost exclusively from license sales. The project revenue generated from this by partners was around 46 million euros. When adjusted for the exchange rate losses in the US dollar and the British pound, total growth even reached 14 percent. This means that in the twentieth year of the software developer's existence, 2007 has been the most successful year ever. The number of employees has also risen, for the first time, to over 100.

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.