This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago, The Second Week of February 2003

 
Interesting threads from 15 years ago.  Imagistics (anyone remember them), Panasonic, Mita (now Kyocera), ah does it bring back those memories.  Speaking of memories, does anyone remember when Sharp was King of the copier industry?  It was back in the mid to late eighties.  When I was selling Minolta copiers for a dealer in the early eighties whenever a client asked about a Ricoh device, we responded with "what's a Ricoh"?  Enjoy the threads from 15 years ago!

Toshiba Info

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Panasonic & Toshiba.......will copiers be next?

both companies' strengths in R&D, manufacturing and sales, thereby achieving efficient management and competitive CRT business operations on a global scale. The New Company will be the third largest TV-use CRT operation in the world. Although the CRT market is somewhat mature, annual growth of between two and three percent (based on units) is forecasted, due to brightness, color and cost performance advantages that the CRT format maintains over plasma display panels and liquid crystal displays.
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Sharp Touts Software Advances

, according to Jarosław Wensker, product manager for Sharp’s copiers and printers. “In 1999 the market was better than it is now,” he said. “It was the best year of development of the market in Poland. After, the market slowed down, it began to get smaller and smaller. We started at a bad time.” He pointed out, for instance, that since then sales of photocopiers have dropped at least 6%. So to counterbalance Sharp’s ill-fated beginnings, he said it is pushing its sales forces at its dealers and
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CL3000 is on Ricoh-USA website

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Ricoh has info on the cl3000 on website just no link to it yet. Go to cl5000 page and change to cl3000 and walla. Makes me wonder what other info might be already posted with no direct link to it.
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Re: CompTIA CDIA+(Certified Document Imaging Architech)

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Jayson, I am also considering becoming CDIA certified. I'm working for a Savin dealer and I'm told that all Savin management is required to have a CDIA certification. I just recently finished taking the Ricoh U. Image Management Certification Program in an effort to prepare myself for the CDIA test. However, after finishing the Ricoh certification, I'm afraid that it may be too brand specific to do me any good on the CDIA test which I am told is completely un-brand specific. I would, however
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Re: 1224/1232 Maintenance Pricing

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Different toner cartridge than the CL5000? Ricoh is going to make you stock a ton of stuff for the new machines. You will have to stock MFP toner, and CL5000 toner. That really sucks!
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Re: OCR and Scan Router Pro

Topic: Scan Router Pro/ OCR and 1075 (6 of 7), Read 9 times Conf: ScanRouter Discussion From: Ron Albeck (ron.albeck@ricoh-usa.com) Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2003 01:59 AM When using the 1075 you can scan the 300 pages if you add them as they are being fed into the copier. However you can not OCR a PDF document it must be saved as a TIFF file for most every OCR application. ScanRouter does not OCR a document at all. DeskTopBinder will OCR a document but it will only save it as a Text File
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Re: Mita 3648 Wide Format

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Art, Do you mean the 3648 and the FW470 are the same product? I asked that question of a Ricoh product rep recently and I was assured that the FW470 was 100% Ricoh. She said that the previous digital model was a Mita product, but that the current is not.
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Re: Points added to lease rate factors

I am somewhat of a journeyman in this industry and have worked for 8 different companies over 23 years due to moves and acquisitions. I have seen it all and added points on leases is common among larger dealers. That having been said, it is also common for dealers to attempt to break even on the sale of hardware after all sales expenses have been paid...most do not hope to actually profit from the sale of the unit, only from the resulting service and supply revenue. My point is, I learned long
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Re: 1224/1232 IN New RMAP pricebook

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For whatever its worth, here is the Savin brochure.
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Mita 3648 Wide Format

From: david147 Does anyone have info on this machine? I have an account that is doing about 10,000 lin. ft. per month I'm trying to see if Ricoh has something comparable. david147
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Color lock out option setup on AP3800

OK Graham or Lee, here's another one for you. I recently installed an AP3800CDT1 with the User Account Enhance Kit. We loaded the latest version of Smart Net Monitor for Admin from the Ricoh website. When we selected the device in SNM the user access control tab was missing. And we couldn't set it up to lockout specific users from color. Question#1: Does the fact that we only have a MAC workstation connected to it right now have something to do with the tab not being there? while the tab also
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1224 not energy star complient?

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Does anyone know why the 1224 is not energy complient? I am not a tree hugger I just want to know how this might affect some of my government accounts and potencial sales to certain federal agencies.
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Imagistics fourth quarter

Imagistics posts fourth-qtr profit February 06, 2003 00:27:00 AM ET TRUMBULL, Conn., Feb 6 (Reuters) - Imagistics International Inc (IGI), which sells and rents copiers, on Thursday posted a fourth-quarter profit, due in part to lower expenses and sales in Canada. The company, formerly Pitney Bowes Office Systems, reported fourth-quarter earnings were $4.1 million, or 22 cents per share, compared with a loss of $300,000, or one cent per share, for the fourth quarter of 2001. Total revenue rose
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e-copy

, and making documents accessible and easy to find for all employees.” The eCopy Suite of products, coupled with the high-speed scanning capabilities of a Canon digital copier or scanner, enable any user in an organization to transform paper documents into information that is easily integrated into all commonly used business applications. Using the eCopy Suite of products, companies can provide shared access to high-speed scanners or digital copiers that connect to the company’s e-mail and other
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650 very slow in mixed size mode!!

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Does someone know why the 650 is so slow in mixed size mode? It runs at 10 cpm - 40 originals took 4 minutes. Ran the same batch on the 1055 and it took 1.5 mins - same as the customer's current Toshiba 6550. Has updated ROM version. Thanks.
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