Konica Minolta and Nuance eCopy Receive BERTL Award

<p>BERTL® Inc (<a href="http://www.bertl.com/">BERTL</a>) has awarded the 2009 BERTL's Best Award for Best Integrated Scanning Solution to Konica Minolta and <a href="http://www.nuance.com/imaging">Nuance</a> for the eCopy ShareScan® solution designed for integrated Konica Minolta <a href="http://www.konicaminolta.com.au/products.aspx">multifunctional devices</a> (MFDs - print, copy, fax, scan all-in-one system).</p> <p>Offering Konica Minolta customers enhanced workflow efficiency by converting paper documents into easily managed digital files, eCopy ShareScan gives IT administrators the ability to manage document scanning functionality from a central location, which decreases administration costs. Customers can choose from two configurations - eCopy ShareScan Essentials or eCopy ShareScan Suite - both of which provide cost-effective alternatives for customers to address their specific document management environment.</p> <p>&quot;Congratulations to Konica Minolta and Nuance eCopy for earning the well-deserved BERTL's Best Award for this new and innovative document solution&quot; said Margie Davis, Managing Director, BERTL, Inc. &quot;Evaluated by the BERTL team of analysts as part of our user-focused testing, eCopy ShareScan more than meets the needs of Konica Minolta users requiring an easy and secure solution to share and work with paper documents via Email, fax and desktop systems.&quot;</p>

How to Apply a Strategic Approach to Managing Printing and Imaging

<p><img title="StrategicApproach" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="StrategicApproach" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/StrategicApproach_0.gif" width="190" align="left" border="0" /> There’s more to running an efficient and cost-effective printing and imaging environment than just buying new devices. A well-planned, strategic approach to managing printing and imaging can reduce costs and increase productivity through the entire lifecycle of the devices in your environment.

Samsung Introduces Four New Color Laser Printers for Faster, More Economical Small Work Group Printing

<p>Samsung color and printing technology allows fast printing, high quality color and low power consumption for the economic business user </p> <p>RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.-- Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, has unveiled its latest range of color printers for SMB users. The single-function Samsung CLP-670ND and CLP-620ND, and CLX-6220FX and CLX-6250FX multifunction printers were designed for the business user looking for professional performance from an economic device. </p> <p>“Our new family of color laser printers allows organizations to benefit from printers which have the features of much more complex pieces of equipment, while remaining very affordable to buy and maintain.”</p> <p>.“The small or mid-size business user shouldn’t have to compromise printer quality because of cost,” says Ken Colby, director of printer marketing at Samsung Electronics Information Technology Division. “Our new family of color laser printers allows organizations to benefit from printers which have the features of much more complex pieces of equipment, while remaining very affordable to buy and maintain.” </p> <p>HIGH PERFORMANCE, ECONOMIC EFFICIENCY </p> <p>Unlike traditional fusing technology, Samsung Instant Fusing (IFS) technology employs a thin flexible sleeve and a lamp, versus a thick roller and slow heating element, to fuse the toner quickly for faster printing and lower power consumption. IFS also assists printers to save power during sleep mode by turning off the heating lamp, which reduces power consumption considerably. </p> <p>The color printers include the cost-effective Samsung TonerSave™ feature, that allows users to monitor and limit toner usage for extended cartridge life and reduced cost per page. </p> <p>The printers also include a PowerSave Mode that reduces the cost of printing by lowering the temperature of the machine, creating a more durable environment for printer components that reduces maintenance needs. </p>

Canon U.S.A. to Demonstrate the Benefits of Check Transport and Document Capture Solutions

<p>Canon U.S.A., Inc., an award-winning provider of image capture solutions, will showcase the precision, speed and ease-of-use of its digital document scanners and check transports at the Independent Community Bankers of America (ICBA) National Convention and Techworld Show beginning today at the Gaylord Palms Convention Center. Canon's exhibit will be located in Booth # 320.</p> <p>&quot;Financial institutions are continuously seeking new ways to streamline business practices, improve the payment and transaction process, and enhance record keeping,&quot; said Jim Rosetta, vice president and general manager, Imaging Systems Group, Canon U.S.A. &quot;At ICBA, Canon will demonstrate the time-saving capabilities of our document scanners, check transports and image scanners, offering end-users a practical solution to meet the changing needs of the financial marketplace.&quot;</p> <p>Canon products on display this year include:</p> <p>-- imageFORMULA P-150 &quot;Scan-tini&quot; Personal Document Scanner: The P-150's compact size and simple use liberates document capture by taking it beyond the walls of the office to the convenience of any user location. It is ideal for use by &quot;road warriors&quot; and office users for general-purpose distributed document scanning applications, as well as check scanning in remote deposit capture applications. Measuring only 11 inches long, 3.7 inches wide and 1.6 inches high and weighing just over two pounds, the Canon P-150 redefines the minimum dimensions of a document scanner with automatic document feeder. The Canon P-150 can scan batches at up to 15 pages-per-minute (ppm) and 30 images-per-minute(1) (ipm), yet still fits easily into a briefcase. For quick use and minimal set-up, the P-150 can use electrical power via a single USB cable connected to a PC, and when first connected, will immediately launch Canon CaptureOnTouch Lite through its &quot;Plug-and-Scan&quot; capability.</p>

Canon U.S.A. Showcases Total Imaging and Workflow Management Solutions at Vision Expo East

<p><b>NEW YORK, March 18, 2010</b> – Canon U.S.A, Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will demonstrate the benefits of using its total digital imaging and workflow management solutions, including the CX-1 Hybrid Digital Mydriatic/Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera<sup>1</sup>, during Vision Expo East, March 19th – 21st, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York (booth # MS1050). </p> <p>The CX-1 is the Company's first fully hybrid digital retinal camera with both mydriatic and non-mydriatic modes. With one touch, the operator can automatically switch between mydriatic and non-mydriatic modes, effortlessly utilizing different functions within seconds and performing several concurrent ocular tests.</p> <p>The Canon CX-1 Hybrid Digital Mydriatic/Non-Mydriatic Retinal Camera allows the user to take one-shot FAF (Fundus Autofluorescence) photography in a standard configuration, for both mydriatic and non-mydriatic modes. Fundus autofluorescence, or FAF, is the occurrence of autofluorescence in macular waste, particularly Lipofuscin. Examinations that check and monitor autofluorescent waste material are a key step in AMD detection. Using the non-mydriatic mode not only saves time and resources, it also can make the diagnostic procedure more comfortable for the patient.</p> <p>&quot;Canon continues to provide ophthalmic professionals with the latest digital imaging technology, helping them to provide comprehensive, high-end care to their patients,&quot; said Tsuneo Imai, senior director and general manager, Medical Systems Division, Canon U.S.A. &quot;At Vision Expo East, Canon will demonstrate how our full line of digital imaging solutions for the ophthalmic world can play a significant role in improving the efficiency of eye care exams and the management of patient data and images.&quot;</p>

New Multifunction Technology Can Help Your Organization Control Unmanaged Costs and Improve Productivity.

<p><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/ReducecostswithMFPsbrochure.pdf">... title="2010-03-15_213414" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="2010-03-15_213414" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20100315_213414_0.gif" width="190" align="left" border="0" /></a> Through the 1990s innovation and creative pricing models fueled the acquisition of office technology – especially printers and copiers. A booming economy and healthy corporate bottom lines provided little incentive for IT administrators or facilities managers to invest in efficient and effective devices to meet user needs. Consequently, the population of printers and copiers grew — reducing utilization rates and increasing service and support costs. According to InfoTrends/CAP Ventures, imaging and printing vendors report the average utilization rate for most office equipment is somewhere between 2% and 6%1 — not a very good return on the technology investment. <br /></p> <p>Over the last few years a more competitive business climate has forced organizations to look for areas where costs can be cut without jeopardizing efficiency. The hardcopy environment is a logical candidate for change. IDC reports enterprises spend 1% to 5% of their annual revenues on document production, distribution, storage, retrieval and repurposing.2 To put that in context, documents could cost a business with annual revenues of $10 million as much as half a million each year. It would be money well spent if that investment actually yielded business value, but unfortunately the research also suggests organizations could be spending their dollars much more carefully and achieve cost savings of 13% to 40% and increase productivity through effective fleet management.</p>

Practical Considerations For Imaging and Printing Security

<p><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/practical_consideration_WP_0.pdf"... title="2010-02-22_205701" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="2010-02-22_205701" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20100222_205701_0.gif" width="190" align="left" border="0" /></a> The IT security climate has changed. While in the past the challenge has been to convince customers of the need for security, the current need is to show how a product’s security capabilities complement a customer’s existing security environment.</p> <p>Security measures have evolved through the years, from firewalls that kept intruders out, to sophisticated virus throttling systems that detect viruses before they take hold and prevent them from spreading. Attacks now often originate from inside the network, for example: employees take advantage of access, wireless networks are improperly secured, and unaware users introduce viruses or worms to the secure network.</p> <p>As attacks increase in sophistication, hardening the internal network’s security—from clients and servers to the imaging and printing infrastructure—becomes critical. Further, regulatory requirements, including Sarbanes-Oxley and the Health Insurance Portability Protection Act, are mandating protection accountability.</p>

The Power of Visual Communication

<p><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/powerofvisualcommunication.pdf"><img title="2010-02-18_202934" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="239" alt="2010-02-18_202934" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20100218_202934_0.gif" width="190" align="left" border="0" /></a> Is a picture really worth a thousand words? In this age of multimedia and mass communication, it often seems so. Recent research supports the idea that visual communication can be more powerful than verbal communication, suggesting in many instances that people learn and retain information that is presented to them visually much better than that which is only provided verbally. These are welcome findings to anyone whose work involves using visual presentations to persuade or instruct others. Even more welcome is the news that today, presenters have more resources than ever available to them for creating and displaying the most visually rich programs possible.</p> <p>Communicating Effectively In The Visual Age <br />Visual communication is everywhere today, from electronic media like Web pages and television screens to environmental contexts such as road signs and retail displays. As the National Education Association has pointed out, ”Western civilization has become more dependent than ever on visual culture, visual artifacts, and visual communication as a mode of discourse and a means of developing a social and cultural identity.” 1 That’s an interesting observation, but what’s even more intriguing is that there is evidence to suggest that people not only communicate visually more than ever, they also communicate better when they communicate visually. This is an important revelation to those who create presentations for work or education and who want to make those presentations as compelling and effective as possible. This paper is designed to help presenters make the most of this information by describing the evidence for the power of visual communication, identifying the key components of effective visual presentations and discussing the technologies that make it possible to use these components to craft more successful presentations.</p>

MIPA PIN MegaTrack® In Printer Agent with Pin Code Access

<p><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/MIPA.pdf"><img title="2010-02-15_203354" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="238" alt="2010-02-15_203354" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20100215_203354_0.gif" width="190" align="left" border="0" /></a> Fast, flexible and easy to use, HP LaserJet MFP devices have revolutionized the way that businesses of all sizes communicate. <br />Still, the very versatility of these machines presents businesses with a number of challenges. <br />• How do you keep unauthorized personnel from using these devices? <br />• How do you prevent misuse and waste? <br />• How do you allocate printer costs? <br />• How do you safeguard proprietary and confidential documents? <br />• How do you track usage and forecast expenses? <br />The MegaTrack In Printer Agent (MIPA) with PIN-code access helps you address all these issues with a single “in printer” solution.</p> <p>Track and Monitor Printer and MFP Activity <br />The MIPA half of this solution gives organizations the ability to record and monitor printer and MFP activity directly at the <br />device, providing a precise accounting of printing functions. Because this “in printer” solution is not reliant on SNMP traps or <br />MIB polling, MIPA offers improved accuracy and reliability over other tracking and data collection systems. When installed into MFP devices, it can also be used to track copying, faxing and scan-to-email functions. Each time the printer or MFP is used, MIPA collects important data about the job, including: <br />• User I.D. <br />• Pages Processed and Number of Copies <br />• Paper Size/ Media Type <br />• Copy, fax and e-mail function usage <br />• Duplexing Information <br />• Color / Monochrome pages</p>

Advanced Device Technology Powerful, Built-In Multifunction Performance

<p><a href="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/mfp_bro.pdf"><img title="2010-02-11_153935" style="border-right: 0px; border-top: 0px; display: inline; margin: 0px 10px 10px 0px; border-left: 0px; border-bottom: 0px" height="241" alt="2010-02-11_153935" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/20100211_153935_0.gif" width="190" align="left" border="0" /></a> <strong>Comprehensive Document Management Solutions <br /></strong>Employees in virtually every organization print, copy, scan, and fax documents every day. As a result, Lanier digital devices can maximize productivity and minimize operating costs. Document and device management workflow, however, varies significantly for each organization. As business applications evolve, organizations may require advanced device technologies to meet emerging document management challenges.</p> <p>Lanier digital multifunction products (MFPs) offer a wide range of features to streamline document and device management workflow in workgroups, departments, and high-volume production environments. Many Lanier MFPs offer built-in capabilities that enhance scan, fax, print, security, and device management functionality to help users and IT managers produce, distribute, and protect documents more efficiently.</p> <p><strong>Maximize Workflow Efficiency <br /></strong>Lanier MFPs offer exceptional manageability and security for a wide range of applications. Lanier MFPs enable organizations to improve productivity and reduce costs by: <br />• Leveraging best-in-class hardware and software <br />• Reducing the administration burden on IT personnel <br />• Minimizing network traffic <br />• Distributing electronic documents quickly and cost-effectively <br />• Minimizing the risk of misplaced documents <br />• Eliminating unauthorized device usage <br />• Monitoring devices remotely</p>