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Product Summary for Remark Office OMR

OMR / Remark Office OMR Overview

Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) is a technology that has been used for many years in schools, universities, businesses, government agencies and many other institutions. OMR is the process of reading data from “fill in the bubble” types of forms. Typical uses for OMR forms include standardized tests, course evaluations, surveys and many other types of forms. Traditionally, OMR forms have been processed using special scanners, special forms printed using high-end printing presses and number two pencils for filling in these forms. Traditional OMR solutions tend to be expensive and inflexible and are only practical in situations where large volumes of the same form are processed over and over. Gravic set out to change this, and since 1991 has been developing and perfecting our software to bring this useful technology to the desktop. Over the years, Remark Office OMR has become the world’s leading package for collecting data from OMR forms. 

Remark Office OMR is a software package designed to collect data from optical marks (bubbles, checkboxes) on plain paper forms. The software works in conjunction with an image scanner to collect the data. Instead of special forms, users can create their own forms with any word processor, desktop publishing package or form design software. Users are allowed a great deal of flexibility in the design process. These forms can be printed on any laser printer or photocopier and do not need special registration marks or drop-out inks. Respondents no longer need to keep a number two pencil on hand to fill in the forms. Over the years, Gravic has added other technologies such as barcode recognition and OCR (machine printed text recognition) to the product, but the product focus remains to be the easiest and most powerful solution on the market for collecting data from surveys, tests, assessments, evaluations and other forms. 

Image Scanning vs. Traditional OMR

The main difference between the two types of scanning is in the hardware with which they work. Remark Office OMR works with common image scanners. These are the type of scanners that can also be used for scanning pictures or pages of text and are readily available from online electronics vendors or your local computer dealer. Traditional OMR readers are commonly associated with standardized testing, pre-printed forms and number two pencils. Typically, the manufacturers’ sales representatives sell these machines directly to the end user.

SAMSUNG Launches New Wireless Printers For More Efficient Home and Small Business Use

RIDGEFIELD PARK, NJ – February 23, 2012 – Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, announced today its newest monochrome laser printers ideal for the small office or home office setting. The multifunction, wireless SCX-3405FW and wireless ML-2165W printers feature a more economical and eco-conscious toner system, faster print speeds and a smaller footprint, perfect for printing boarding passes ,bank statements or expense reports and proposals at home or in the office.

“At Samsung, we strive to develop printers that provide our customers with efficiency, quality and a lower total cost of ownership” said Peter Richardson, manager of printer marketing at Samsung Electronics Enterprise Business Division. “The SCX-3405FW and ML-2165W are built with wireless functionality and a simple all-in-one toner cartridge that offers our customers a more efficient experience and continues to establish Samsung’s growth in the printer industry.”

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Broadened Scope for Lab Reports Envisioned at 2011 A3/A4 TAC: Vendors Push Solutions, Environmental and Vertical Market Suitability Assessments

<p><i>By <a href="http://www.buyerslab.com/news/viewarticle.asp?article=79951">George Mikolay</a>, Senior Product Editor, A3/Copier MFPs, and Marlene Orr, Senior Printer Analyst, November 21, 2011</i></p> <p>At BLI’s 2011 A3/A4 Testing Advisory Committee (TAC) meeting, representatives from nine printer and copier vendors gathered to weigh in on BLI’s current and upcoming test procedures and evaluation criteria. This year’s participants included Canon, Dell, Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Lexmark, Muratec, Ricoh, Samsung and Xerox. </p> <p>Established in 2006, TAC is intended to get input from key industry participants on BLI’s test methods and reports to ensure the reports evolve to meet the industry’s changing needs. Past meetings have resulted in numerous improvements, including an increased print-to-copy ratio, higher volumes of scan testing and the inclusion of optimum monthly volumes for each device based on vendor-supplied averages for each speed range. </p>

CounThru TM 2 Professional Managed Print Service

CaptureIntroduction
This white paper contains information about the latest Managed Print Service from Samsung. The subjects presented in this white paper include the following:

• Overview of CounThruTM 2 Professional
• CounThruTM 2 Professional Technology
• CounThruTM 2 Professional Features and
Interface
• CounThruTM 2 Professional Specifications.

Management Science
Management science is the practice of taking a business process and breaking it down to its component parts. These parts can then be represented by mathematical variables in a formula. Businesses use formulas to calculate how and where to optimize business  processes.

The more information that an enterprise can gather, the better they can determine how to optimize their business processes.

This need for accurate business process metrics is the driving force that has motivated so many industries to create software systems for collecting their product’s metrics and provide useful information to their customers. The document device industry is an industry that recognizes the customer’s need for document management metrics. The Samsung engineers have developed a software solution for collecting business metrics from document devices. This product is CounThruTM Managed Print Service. The current version of CounThruTM is version 2, and it is designed in two configurations: one for internal device monitoring and one for external device monitoring. The internally focused solution is CounThruTM 2 Enterprise and the externally focused solution is CounThruTM 2 Professional. 

CounThruTM 2 is a managed print service from Samsung that delivers the management science metrics needed to optimize the document business process.

Samsung Introduces New Economical, Eco-Friendly, Multi-Function Printer Lines That Deliver High Quality Results for Small and Mid-Sized Businesses

<p>RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J. -- Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, today announced its newest lines of monochrome laser, multifunction printers ideal for a variety of environments from the small-to-midsize business to the home office. The SCX-4729FD, wireless SCX-4729FW, ML-2955ND and wireless ML-2955DW offer sleek designs, eco-conscious options and features that increase performance and productivity. </p> <p>“These new models include features such as built-in duplexing, wireless capabilities and lower noise that benefit home and small business owners, and continue to position Samsung as a leader in the printer industry.”</p> <p>.“Samsung develops printers that provide consumers with ease-of-use while still maintaining style and versatility,” said Peter Richardson, manager of printer marketing at Samsung Electronics Enterprise Business Division. “These new models include features such as built-in duplexing, wireless capabilities and lower noise that benefit home and small business owners, and continue to position Samsung as a leader in the printer industry.” </p>

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Samsung CounThru 2 Pro Awarded Summer 2011 “Pick” by Buyers Lab Inc.

<p>July 19, 2011 – Hackensack, NJ – Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software, today announced its prestigious Summer 2011 “Pick” winners honoring the top-performing solutions evaluated in BLI's lab during the previous six months. BLI editors selected Samsung CounThru 2 Professional as “Outstanding Managed Print Services Solution” from among the MPS tools tested in the period. </p> <p>“With hardware sales and margins under pressure in the challenging economic climate, managed print services has been a lifeline for many equipment dealers,” said BLI Senior Product Editor Jamie Bsales. “One challenge when implementing an MPS practice is to find an affordable, easy to use remote tool to monitor customers’ devices and manage their fleets. Samsung CounThru 2 Pro allows Samsung dealers to monitor both Samsung and third-party devices, while also delivering print management abilities to customers looking to control output costs.”</p> <p>In BLI’s lab tests, Samsung CounThru 2 Professional proved to be an impressive print management tool ideal for resellers looking to track and report on output device status, usage and costs for devices under an MPS contract at client sites. It can also help reduce hardcopy costs by allowing companies to set usage limits and permissions by user or department. CounThru also tracks consumables levels to calculate yields and estimated life remaining. Dealers can set rules-based notification thresholds for proactive supplies management and quick problem resolution.</p>

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Samsung Unveils its First A3 Models at 2011 US National Dealer Show

<p><i>By <a href="http://www.buyerslab.com/news/viewarticle.asp?article=74291">George Mikolay</a>, Senior Product Editor, A3/Copier MFPs, March 25, 2011</i></p> <p>Against the backdrop of its recent dealer event held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Samsung announced the official US launch of its first four A3 models (<a href="http://www.buyerslab.com/bliq/product/showSpecItem.asp?type=4&amp;spec=5..., <a href="http://www.buyerslab.com/bliq/product/showSpecItem.asp?type=4&amp;spec=5..., <a href="http://www.buyerslab.com/bliq/product/showSpecItem.asp?type=4&amp;spec=5..., <a href="http://www.buyerslab.com/bliq/product/showSpecItem.asp?type=4&amp;spec=5...) and went hard after dealers to add the new products to their offerings. Promising to never sell its products through a direct sales channel, Samsung reached out to the dealers for their support and input, and detailed strategies on how it plans to penetrate the A3 market. It also announced enhancements in service and to the software solutions offerings available to support dealers in selling the new products, as well as in managed print services offerings. </p> <p>It’s clear that Samsung has a vision, and what they are today is not what they intend to be. “This is the most significant time in our company,” said Samsung President and CEO JY Lew. “Our goal is to be number 1 in the printer business, and we’re looking for you [the dealers] to be our partners in this endeavor.” </p> <p>To Samsung’s credit, while it is still a relatively small player in the U.S. printer market, it is the number two printer engine manufacturer in the world. And the company has a growing product portfolio, which now reaches beyond A4 printers and multifunctional products to A3 copier MFPs. According to Samsung Vice President of Commercial Sales Sean Brown, Samsung’s EBD business had eight record-breaking months in 2010, including the single best month in its history. While the A3 and A4 document imaging device markets are relatively flat, Samsung grew its market share—with double-digit growth in its A4 sales in the U.S. and globally—perhaps a sign of things to come. </p>

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Samsung Unveils its First A3 Models at 2011 US National Dealer Show

<p><i>By <a href="http://www.buyerslab.com/news/viewarticle.asp?article=74291">George Mikolay</a>, Senior Product Editor, A3/Copier MFPs, March 25, 2011</i></p> <p>Against the backdrop of its recent dealer event held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Las Vegas, Samsung announced the official US launch of its first four A3 models (<a href="http://www.buyerslab.com/bliq/product/showSpecItem.asp?type=4&amp;spec=5..., <a href="http://www.buyerslab.com/bliq/product/showSpecItem.asp?type=4&amp;spec=5..., <a href="http://www.buyerslab.com/bliq/product/showSpecItem.asp?type=4&amp;spec=5..., <a href="http://www.buyerslab.com/bliq/product/showSpecItem.asp?type=4&amp;spec=5...) and went hard after dealers to add the new products to their offerings. Promising to never sell its products through a direct sales channel, Samsung reached out to the dealers for their support and input, and detailed strategies on how it plans to penetrate the A3 market. It also announced enhancements in service and to the software solutions offerings available to support dealers in selling the new products, as well as in managed print services offerings. </p> <p>It’s clear that Samsung has a vision, and what they are today is not what they intend to be. “This is the most significant time in our company,” said Samsung President and CEO JY Lew. “Our goal is to be number 1 in the printer business, and we’re looking for you [the dealers] to be our partners in this endeavor.” </p> <p>To Samsung’s credit, while it is still a relatively small player in the U.S. printer market, it is the number two printer engine manufacturer in the world. And the company has a growing product portfolio, which now reaches beyond A4 printers and multifunctional products to A3 copier MFPs. According to Samsung Vice President of Commercial Sales Sean Brown, Samsung’s EBD business had eight record-breaking months in 2010, including the single best month in its history. While the A3 and A4 document imaging device markets are relatively flat, Samsung grew its market share—with double-digit growth in its A4 sales in the U.S. and globally—perhaps a sign of things to come. </p>

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Samsung Enters New Product Market with Introduction of A3 Multifunction Printers

<p>RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.-- Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, today announced its much-anticipated entrance into the A3 printer market – the MultiXpress CLX-9350ND and CLX-9250ND multifunction color printers and the MultiXpress SCX-8040ND and SCX-8030ND mono printers. Supporting throughput of up to 12-inches by 18-inches, Samsung’s A3 models are perfect for both back office operations in the enterprise space as well as demanding work groups looking for maximum productivity, seamless integration and powerful security features. </p> <p>“After extensive research and preparation, which included training our service teams and making strategic new hires, Samsung is well positioned to expand our product portfolio with a strong entrance into the A3 printer market”</p> <p>.“After extensive research and preparation, which included training our service teams and making strategic new hires, Samsung is well positioned to expand our product portfolio with a strong entrance into the A3 printer market,” said Ken Colby, director of printer marketing, Samsung Electronics America, Enterprise Business Division. “Our goal in the A3 space is to deliver solutions to the channel that embody simplicity and security in every phase of their lifecycles, from installation to daily use, toner replacement and material recycling.” </p>

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Out of the Box: Samsung’s A3 Venture

By Carl Schell, Associate Editor, February 16, 2011

BLI recently spoke with Ken Colby, Director of Printer Products for Samsung Electronics America, about the company’s foray into the A3 market. The journey took time, years, and as Colby detailed the process had obstacles, but “the message surrounding the devices has always been simplicity and consistency,” he said.

While they were announced last year in Korea and Europe, today Samsung released the 35-ppm color/black CLX-9350ND and 25-ppm color/black CLX-9250ND, as well as two monochrome devices, the 40-ppm SCX-8040ND and 30-ppm SCX-8030ND. Going back to mid-2008, though, when BLI traveled to South Korea as part of a private press tour, the company’s eventual entry into the A3 space was a much-discussed topic. So the arrival of this series is significant, representing a big and bold step for Samsung in its quest to not only build a more complete portfolio, but compete with traditional copier manufacturers, too.

The Process

“The A3 line started with an investigative process approximately four years ago,” Colby said. “From there, we dove into research and development, which led to preproduction in late 2009.” He then explained that once Samsung felt comfortable with what it had, it put the devices through even more internal testing, with a variety of material and media types, for instance. The company also enlisted BLI to do a private, prelaunch evaluation of the devices, “which certainly helped shape the way they were formed,” he said. “It’s safe to say we learned from past mistakes, and every step we took was there to ensure that we addressed all the issues.”

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