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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.


Xerox Enterprise Content Management Software Bolsters Florida Court's Disaster Preparedness

BOSTON, March 05, 2008 -- Safeguarding documents is one less thing Florida's 13th Judicial Circuit Court has to worry about thanks to a new software installation from Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX). The company's DocuShareTM enterprise content management (ECM) software is now part of the court's Administrative Offices' disaster preparedness plan, keeping its critical documents not only secure but also accessible during unforeseen circumstances.



The 13th Judicial Circuit Court, which serves more than 1.2 million residents in central Florida, selected DocuShare, along with Omtool's AccuRoute® enterprise document capture, routing and fax solutions, to create a centralized online file repository. The repository provides secure storage, easy management of legal records, and the ability to retrieve documents as needed.


ABBYY USA Ships SOA-Compatible Server Solution for Enterprise-Class OCR

FREMONT, Calif., March 4, 2008 – ABBYY USA, a leading provider of document recognition, data capture and linguistic technologies, announced worldwide availability of its Recognition Server version 2.0. The software accurately and automatically converts large volumes of paper documents or document images into fully searchable electronic text for e-Discovery, contract management, compliance and other processes which benefit from full-text recognition.



This scalable, robust, server-based solution now features a Web Services Application Programming Interface (API), which complies with Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) standards. This means enterprise independent software vendors (ISVs) may now incorporate scalable OCR capabilities within their offerings, while reducing the cost of development and maintenance. ABBYY Recognition Server 2.0 may also be implemented as a standalone application, which can be installed and running in minutes. The product also includes a COM-compatible API.


Canon USA Earns Number-One Overall US Copier Market Share Position in 2007

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 4, 2008 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leading provider of digital imaging solutions, today announced that the Company is the number-one brand leader in the overall copier market in the U.S. for 2007, according to Gartner Dataquest*.



"Canon has a strong heritage in digital imaging and copier technology that has allowed the Company to consistently be the copier of choice over more than two decades," said Ted Nakamura, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group. "From black-and-white to color, Canon continues to make investments in technology to allow us to deliver the most robust document imaging solutions on the market.


Nuance Announces PaperPort PSP Desktop for HP Multifunction Printers

BOSTON --(Business Wire)-- Mar. 4, 2008 Nuance Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: NUAN), a leading provider of speech and imaging solutions, today announced PaperPort(R) PSP(TM) Desktop for HP based on the PaperPort Personalized Scanning Platform(TM) technology. The application enables customers to customize scanning menus of select HP multifunction printers (MFPs) directly from their desktop without IT support and provides unprecedented ease-of-use when sending scanned documents back to a computer from a networked HP MFP.



The PaperPort PSP Desktop is a suite of software built around PaperPort Professional technology that includes OmniPage Professional OCR and PDF Converter Professional software, all market leading imaging applications. The combined solution connects the HP MFP to various office devices such as desktop computers and centralized document management systems at the push of a button. Instead of limited menu choices, destinations and formats found on most MFP devices and middleware solutions, customers can extend desktop folders and personal document workflows directly to the networked HP MFP menu, making familiar scanning choices immediately available and easy to find. PaperPort PSP Desktop for use with HP MFPs eliminates complicated and timely setup and unfamiliar or hidden choices found when normally using MFPs.


Apago Simplifies Digital Printing with Updated, Device-Independent ONEticket 3.0

Boston, MA (ON DEMAND)-March 4, 2008-Apago Inc., a software developer for the graphic arts and document management industries, today announces ONEticket 3.0, a powerful set of device-independent plug-ins for Adobe Acrobat that helps maximize the productivity of on-demand digital printers. Formerly named AcrosuitePRO v. 2.6, ONEticket v. 3.0 gives print shops a single interface that controls the greatest number of digital printers to date, including devices from Konica Minolta, IKON, Océ, Kodak, Ricoh, Toshiba, and Canon. With a streamlined interface, this update increases productivity and efficiency, and adds several customer-requested features such as Tray Mapping. This capability allows a print shop to define paper exceptions-regardless of the device used to print-enabling users to work more easily with various printers. Apago will demonstrate ONEticket at the On DEMAND Conference and Expo in Boston, March 4-6, 2008, at booth #153."Regardless of the digital print device, Apago makes it possible-and easy-to use a single front end to run multiple digital printers from different vendors. This is a breakthrough in the digital print market, and it demonstrates our commitment to providing innovative technology and solutions to that market," states Dwight Kelly, president of Apago Inc.


Ricoh Showcases Leading Solutions at AIIM International Exposition and Conferences

BOSTON, March 04, 2008 — Ricoh Americas Corporation, a leading provider of digital office equipment, announced that it will be exhibiting multiple document management software solutions at its booth (#631) during the AIIM International Exposition and Conference in Boston, MA this week. Housed at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, the event will run from March 3-6.Among Ricoh Alliance Partner software solutions that will be available for demonstration include:


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