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Ricoh Introduces New Monochrome Production Printing Powerhouse

Malvern, PA, August 1, 2013 - Ricoh Americas Corporation today introduced its latest production monochrome multifunction printer system, The RICOH Pro 8100s Series. This brand new design leverages technologies currently used in Ricoh’s color production print systems and is positioned to handle high volume printing requirements.

There are three models within the RICOH Pro 8100s Series, with output speeds of up to 95, 110 and 135 ppm, and come standard with scanning, printing, and copying functionality. All three models have a duty cycle specification of up to 3 million-per-month, which provides reliability and assurance to handle the occasional spike in a customer’s monthly volume requirement.

HP PageWide Technology Breakthrough Speed, Professional Quality

Breakthrough speed, professional quality

Using breakthrough HP PageWide Technology, HP Officejet Pro X Series desktop printers and MFPs deliver up to twice the speed at up to half the printing cost compared with color laser printers.

This new class of devices offer the best of both ink and toner technologies, including:

  • Fast printing speed, up to 70 pages per minute in General Office quality mode
  • Powerful savings—up to 50% lower cost per page than color laser printers
  • No-compromise print quality, reliability, and energy savings
  • Compatibility with corporate enterprise networks for management and workflow solutions3

Original HP pigment inks deliver superb output quality and resist smearing on ba broad range of papers. Plus, offices can save money through low acquisition and operating costs, and help save additional money and resources with an ENERGY STAR®qualified device.

6 Dimensions of Capture Enabled BPM

Executive Summary

Capture Enabled BPM™—the combination of Capture and BPM technologies to automate information-intensive business processes across the enterprise—is transforming the way companies do business. Automatically capturing information at the back office for document archival, at the front office for feeding a business process, or at the Point of Origination™ for accelerating a transaction, helps organizations reduce costs and errors, improve efficiencies and customer response times and ensure compliance. Automating the business processes that use captured information—whether they consist of simple workflow routing, more complex but predictable processes, or highly dynamic processes that change with business needs—provides similar benefits: faster and less costly processing, better information quality and visibility, and improved collaboration and productivity. With these benefits, organizations are now able to provide a higher level of customer service for more competitive advantage and business growth than ever before.

The automation possibilities are limited only by the variety of documents and business processes an organization employs regardless of whether Capture Enabled BPM is used in:

  • An HR department to process and store employee onboarding documents
  • A Legal department to better automate fraud investigations
  • An AP department to extract data from invoices, get them approved, and better control late payment penalties and early payment discounts
  • Branch offices to capture and store new account applications
  • Customers to capture personal documents from their mobile devicesthat are required by the loan origination or insurance claims process

Kofax Capture Enterprise Implementation Considerations

Introduction

Optimized for enterprise-wide usage, Kofax Capture is a modular application. Right out of the box it can support the needs of a small or medium sized business or a single department, or it can expand to meet the needs of a high-volume enterprise.

Kofax Capture's flexible design makes it easy to incorporate customizations that perform highly specialized tasks to accommodate unique enterprise requirements.

The Kofax Capture platform offers exceptional compatibility with scanners and other caputre devices, content and document management systems, workflow applications, and databases. No matter what hardware or enterprise applications are implemented, Kofax Capture ensures consistent capture, indexing, and validation of the information needed by an enterprise.

As the capture industry leader, Kofax has the experience and expertise to address the neesds of any size enterprise. To do so, Kofax adheres to the following precepts:

Leverage Industry Standards to Include:

  • High availabilty
  • Standard platforms and communication protocols
  • Minimal operator training

Offer cusomtization enhancements such as:

  • Sample custom modules
  • Fully commented and self-documented sourch code examples
  • Extensive API libraries

Provide business process flexibility

Optimize capture and data extraction

Enabling Apple® AirPrint™ with Your Xerox® ConnectKey™ Device

Background

Apple AirPrint™ is a printing technology introduced with iOS® version 4.2 in November of 2010. It enables Apple iOS devices including the iPhone®, iPad®, iPod® Touch, and even Mac® OS X® to print without installing additional drivers or software. AirPrint uses well-established, familiar technologies already in use today including Bonjour, IPP, PDF and JPEG. 

Xerox is now certified and implementing AirPrint in the latest Xerox® ConnectKey™ WorkCentre® and ColorQube® devices. However, when these devices first launched, they were not AirPrint enabled. This document will instruct you on the basics of how AirPrint works and how to enable it onyour ConnectKey device. 

AirPrint is a relatively new technology designed to offer users the speed and convenience of direct print capability from their iOS-based wireless devices without cloud services or proxy devices in the print path. AirPrint will likely continue to evolve over the next few years as new features and functionality are added. Still, the basic operation of AirPrint will remain constant and will require knowing a few steps to ensure that it works easily across a variety of wireless devices as it was designed to do. AirPrint works best in flat Wi-Fi  networks, which are typically found in home and small offices. 

To ensure that your infrastructure is ready for AirPrint, let’s first take a look at the basic operation of the system.

Addressing Data Security Challenges in the Cloud

I. INTRODUCTION

Enterprises increasingly recognize cloud computing’s compelling economic and operational benefits. Virtualizing and pooling IT resources in the cloud enables organizations to realize significant cost savings and accelerates deployment of new applications. However, those valuable business benefits cannot be unlocked without addressing new data security challenges posed by cloud computing.

Deploying confidential information and critical IT resources in the cloud raises concerns about vulnerability to attack, especially because of the anonymous, multi-tenant nature of cloud computing. Applications and storage volumes often reside next to potentially hostile virtual environments, leaving information at risk to theft, unauthorized exposure or malicious manipulation. Moreover, it’s possible for remnant data to persist when consumers vacate cloud volumes but vendors do not recycle storage devices securely. Governmental regulation of data privacy and location presents the additional concern of significant legal and financial consequences if data confidentiality is breached, or if cloud providers inadvertently move regulated data across national borders.

As a global leader in content security, Trend Micro has pioneered SecureCloud – a next-generation advancement that enables enterprises and other organizations to operate safely and securely in the cloud. SecureCloud represents a patented security infrastructure specifically engineered to control the security and privacy of data deployed to any cloud computing environment.

Big Security for Big Data

Big security for big data

We are children of the information generation. No longer tied to large mainframe computers, we now access information via applications, mobile devices, and laptops to make decisions based on real-time data. It is because information is so pervasive that businesses want to capture this data and analyze it for intelligence.

Data explosion

The multitude of devices, users, and generated traffic all combine to create a proliferation of data that is being created with incredible volume, velocity, and variety. As a result, organizations need a way to protect, utilize, and gain real-time insight from “big data.” This intelligence is not only valuable to businesses and consumers, but also to hackers. Robust information marketplaces have arisen for hackers to sell credit card information, account usernames, passwords, national secrets (WikiLeaks), as well as intellectual property. How does anyone keep secrets anymore? How does anyone keep secrets protected from hackers?

In the past when the network infrastructure was straightforward and perimeters used to exist, controlling access to data was much simpler. If your secrets rested within the company network, all you had to do to keep the data safe was to make sure you had a strong firewall in place. However, as data became available through the Internet, mobile devices, and the cloud having a firewall was not enough. Companies tried to solve each security problem in a piecemeal manner, tacking on more security devices like patching a hole in the wall. But, because these products did not interoperate, you could not coordinate a defense against hackers.

Xerox® ConnectKey™ Remote Control Panel White Paper

Section 1 – General Overview

Xerox® ConnectKey™ technology provides an environment for operating and managing Xerox® multifunction printers (MFPs). A Web-enabled Remote Control Panel feature is available on all Xerox® ConnectKey Controller-based products and may be accessed as a client from any IP connected workstation.

Remote Control Panel enables a user to view and operate the MFP user interface (UI) via a Web UI without being present at the physical device. This capability has a variety of applications and benefits throughout a product’s selling cycle and use. It can be used to demonstrate the product to prospective customers, to facilitate customer training and to provide real-time customer support.

Remote Control Panel also significantly enhances the management and servicing of ConnectKey MFPs. The user roles for this feature are defined as General User, System Administrator (SA), and the Authorized Service Representative or Customer Service Engineer (CSE), each having their appropriate levels of access and control.

The Web UI provides a remote emulation of the device control panel in which both the hard and soft buttons are displayed and functionally operable on the client’s workstation. All user and administrator functions on the device can be accessed and operated remotely.

The Remote Control Panel feature was designed for ease of use and robust security. Feature setup and user access is accomplished through the “Support Tab” in the device Web UI. This incorporates the function into a currently existing and well known tool, enabling it to be fully integrated in existing device access, authentication and authorization controls.

Canon White Paper: Canon imageRUNNER/imagePRESS Security

Section 1 - Introduction

As the marketplace has evolved, the technology associated with office equipment continues to develop at an ever increasing pace. Over the last several years alone, traditional office equipment has leapfrogged in technology, expanding its functional capabilities, while at the same time becoming an integral part of the corporate network and the Internet. As a result, a new level of security awareness has become imperative.

Canon’s attention to emerging market trends and details surrounding customer security requirements has driven the development of features within the imageRUNNER/imagePRESS product portfolio designed to thwart data loss and the potential threats posed by hackers.

1.1 — Security Market Overview

In today’s digital world, risks to networks and devices come in more forms and from more directions than ever before. From identity theft and intellectual property loss to infection by viruses and trojan horses, IT administrators today find themselves playing an additional role of security officer to adequately protect information and assets from threats from the outside as well as within.

Nearly every day destructive threats emerge and undiscovered vulnerabilities are exposed, proving that you can never be too secure. IT administrators need a holistic security strategy that can be applied at every level of the organization — from servers, desktops and devices such as MFPs, to the networks that connect them all.

PrePrint - Kyocera Prescribe Emulation

PrePrint converts Kyocera Prescribe documents into industry standard formats, including PDF, PostScript and PCL, on a per-queue basis. PrePrint is supplied as a standalone single application embedded appliance or a VMware image and provides a reliable and cost-effective method of migrating from the Prescribe page description language.

Processing Prescribe documents could not be easier: conversion to PDF, PostScript or PCL is done simply by printing documents using LPR or raw port printing. Drag and drop hot folders are also supported, which makes conversion of document batches simple. Converted data can be routed automatically to any network printer or optionally stored as a PDF archive for emailing as an electronic document.

PrePrint queues can be configured in minutes using the intuitive, user-friendly interface. Default printer settings can be specified, including replacement of Prescribe cassette/paper tray selection commands with digital print stock or PostScript paper selection tags. 

Uniquely, PrePrint supports any output printer, as individual printer PPD files can be associated with each PrePrint queue. This allows users to takeadvantage of all the printers’ functionality, including tray and cassette selection, output bin selection, duplex and stitching.

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