This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago (Third Week of July 2014)

 

Just a thought for everyone today. Today marks the last week of the month. I'm  had sitting on some 25 plus opportunities and for many reasons (not losing) most have moved to August and September. I'm still short to get to my quota, but I look at this like this. I still have 25% of the month left, and when I don't see the movement then it's time to do some additional prospecting.  Thus an old dog like me will be knocking on doors in between two appointments tomorrow. BTW, it's suppose to be HOT & HUMID, might need to put an extra shirt in the car.  When the going gets tough the tough get going!

Enjoy these threads from 5 years ago this week!

BLI Awards Canon, Konica Minolta and Ricoh with Picks in the A3 Monochrome Category

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July 15, 2014 – Hackensack (NJ) – Today Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) announced the winners of its coveted Pick awards for the Summer 2014 season, naming MFPs from Canon, Konica Minolta and Ricoh as the winners in the A3 monochrome category. The leading provider of intelligence on the document imaging and solutions industry, BLI has been putting products to the test for more than 50 years. Its Pick awards, presented twice annually, acknowledge the hardware and software offerings that measure up
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This Week in the Copier/Office Equipment Industry 10 Years Ago Second Week of July 2004

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's. I glad they did. NO more mistakes!! RE: 1515MFP 7/21/04 1:53 PM Reply by Guest Hello all you copier bums! This is Roger from Century in NJ looking for Ricoh MSRP Pricing on the 1515. If it is on the site here I can't find it. I have a shot at beating Kyocera and canon . Please reply Thank you. Xerox M20i 7/15/04 4:58 PM Topic by Deanw Anyone know about this machine. We are proposing Savin 4018d 3515MF vs. it. Xerox selling for $2450. Dirt cheap for the features but looks an awfull
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Digital Dog Direct Adds Konica Minolta C1100 Color Digital Press to their Advanced Production Equipment Suite

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Ewing, NJ (PRWEB) July 17, 2014 Digital Dog Direct proudly announces the newest addition to its advanced suite of production equipment: the Konica Minolta C1100 Digital Press (bizhub PRESS C1100). This professional color press is Konica Minolta’s fastest color digital press to date, allowing printers like Digital Dog Direct to have increased flexibility and maximum productivity. While the company’s current bizhub PRESS C8000s are efficient and more than capable for jobs large and small, the C
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Konica Minolta Deploys Kinaxis RapidResponse for Global Demand and Supply Balancing

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OTTAWA, Jul 18, 2014 (Canada NewsWire via COMTEX) -- Broad Set of Capabilities Was Determining Factor For Selecting RapidResponse Kinaxis®, provider of RapidResponse®, delivering cloud-based SCM and SOP applications, is proud to announce that Konica Minolta, a leading technology company, has deployed Kinaxis RapidResponse as its global sales and operations planning solution. At Konica Minolta, the IT Business Technologies team was struggling to get a quick and comprehensive view of the global
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Ricoh's Inaugural Interact Community Events Bring Print Professionals Together to Discuss New Ways to Make Information Work in Production Environments

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MALVERN, Pa., July 21, 2014 MALVERN, Pa. , July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh Americas Corporation today announced that its inaugural Interact community events received exceptional accolades from attendees who benefited from an interactive dialogue with Ricoh specialists with hands-on knowledge of integrating the market-leading InfoPrint 5000 , RICOH ProcessDirector and RICOH ProcessDirector Express software solutions into commercial and transactional print environments. Interact, deemed
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CCP Solutions Receives 2014 Kyocera Elite Dealer Award as Outstanding Document Solutions Supplier

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multifunctional products, printers and network solutions to organizations of all sizes and specializations. Kyocera award-winning technology incorporates long-life imaging components that can dramatically lower total cost of printing, while providing the high productivity and exceptional image quality that your business demands. KYOCERA continually strives to raise the bar for excellence in both products and service including: Award-winning functionality and reliability Easy-to-use technology
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Toshiba Wins Buyers Laboratory’s Summer 2014 Outstanding Achievement Award for Energy Efficiency

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businesses keen to reduce energy consumption and waste, the e-STUDIO407CS is an ideal fit,” said Martin Soane, BLI’s European lab manager. “Users have access to many environmental features, such as proof and job review modes, which help to reduce toner and paper consumption. It also comes defaulted to duplex mode for print output, which encourages best practice printing in the office environment.” Earlier this year, Toshiba earned BLI’s Winter 2014 “Outstanding Achievement” Award for energy
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Re: Nuance purchases NSi

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I'm assuming Nuance bough NSI simply because Output manager was going to take more market share away Equitrac. I know Ricoh and Konica Minolta and Xerox almost exclusively sell equitrac and autostore in nearly every big deal they have. as NSI improved output mamanger it would have taken away allot of Equitrac sales. (this also makes me wonder how many times Nuance has tried to buy papercut) Nuance pretty much dominates in the voice recognition software, with Dragon Dictaphone. Now with
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Print Audit® Releases Facilities Manager 3.1.0R

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Print Audit® Releases Facilities Manager 3.1.0R July 22, 2014 Calgary, Alberta - July 22, 2014 - Print Audit® has released another significant update for the Print Audit Facilities Manager web portal. Facilities Manager 3.1.0R includes fixes for issues found in previous releases of the software as well as numerous new reporting and alerting enhancements. Print Audit Facilities Manager is a powerful, easy to use managed print services tool designed to remotely collect meter reads, automate
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Canon U.S.A. Introduces imageFORMULA DR-C225 Office Document Scanner, Offering Compact Design and Ease-of-Use

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social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED(R) Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office. All referenced product
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Canon U.S.A. Receives Multiple Summer Pick Awards from Buyers Laboratory LLC

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-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. Withapproximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, CanonInc., ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in2013+and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in2014. In 2013, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ ChoiceAward for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printercategories for the tenth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past three years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to
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Commonwealth Legal is now a Division of Ricoh Canada Inc.

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-certified ediscovery provider in Canada. For further information, please visit http://www.commonwealthlegal.com . ABOUT RICOH CANADA INC. Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,236 billion yen (approx. 21.7 billion USD). The majority
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DOCUSYSTEMS, INC. BECOMES RICOH CERTIFIED SERVICES PROVIDER THROUGH CHAMPS PROGRAM

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specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,236 billion yen (approx. 21.7 billion USD). The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning
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Samsung Printers Receive Seven Awards for Outstanding Achievement from Buyers Laboratory

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BLI Senior Analyst of Printers and A4 MFP, Marlene Orr. “With the Xpress M2835/2885’s integrated NFC technology, mobile printing couldn’t be easier: I can just tap my NFC-enabled smart phone on the printer and MFP, the Samsung Mobile Print App automatically downloads and my phone connects to the printer and MFP so I can print my job right away.” The enterprise-ready A4 color laser MFP, MultiXpress CLX-8650 received recognition as an Outstanding A4 color MFP for Large Workgroups, due to its
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Toshiba’s Latest e-STUDIO Line Blends Performance with Sleek Design

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operation. Alleviating security concerns while bolstering compliance, the company’s print fleet adopts a suite of leading features providing an elite level of data protection that addresses the stringent U.S. Department of Defense requirements. Such notable elements include Toshiba's unique Self-Encrypting Drive with Automatic Data Invalidation, which meets the U.S. Federal Information processing Standard 140-2. The inclusion of this component virtually eliminates the possibility of anyone accessing
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Xerox Names John Kennedy Chief Marketing Officer

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results through integrated marketing and communications,” said HervÉTessler , senior vice president and president of Corporate Operations, Xerox. “He is a natural choice to lead our efforts in thedigital age and to strengthen and broaden the Xerox brand around theworld.” At IBM, Kennedy served in a number of senior marketing, sales and strategy roles in both the U.S. and Asia-Pacific. Before joining the company in 1996, Kennedy was with Procter Gamble and started his career with NationsBank (now
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MPSA Welcomes Muratec as New Corporate Member

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 22, 2014 MPSA Welcomes Muratec as New Corporate Member CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is pleased to announce that Muratec America, Inc. (Muratec) has joined the association as a corporate member. Muratec joins more than 1,000 other MPSA members to participate in proactive outreach to advance the awareness and value of managed print services (MPS) across sectors. Members of the MPSA work together to promote and advocate for MPS in a
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Ricoh Americas to present at ADHI's 36th Annual Healthcare Documentation Integrity Conference

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hard drive. Under a settlement with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the plan paid over $1.2 million in damages for violating HIPAA privacy and security rules. Nannette Sloan and Kash Hatton will detail how attendees can help protect printed and electronic protected health information against internal and external opportunistic or targeted threats, as well as learn tips for helping their company understand HIPAA and HITECH rules and regulations as they relate to their MFPs. They'll
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ERP Expert, Rick Backus, Partners with MWA Intelligence, Inc.

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SCOTTSDALE, AZ — July 22, 2014 —MWA Intelligence (MWAi), an SAP Gold Partner and leader in enterprise-class Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Machine-to-People (M2P) solutions partners with Rick Backus, industry veteran and consultant for Cybercon Services and VP with Altek Business Systems. Rick Backus began his career in 1982 as a Field Engineer and quickly advanced to IT, Service, Project and Operational Management positions with Savin Corporation and later independent dealerships. Rick quickly
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People Buy From People

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I'm excited to re-post this blog from Larry Levine. Larry and I met about three years or was it four years ago at a National Ricoh event. Larry has been a Print4Pay Hotel member for 7 years! When I think about who I want to emulate in this industry, it is Larry! Enjoy his blog and I hope he has many more to come. I never thought after 26 years in the crazy world sales I would be in a position to share my thoughts via social media. Oh how times have changed. The most important thing I have
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Re: Nuance purchases NSi

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Did you ever think that maybe Nuance stepped in because they were afraid that the like of Ricoh, Konica Minolta or Canon would by them?Thus, this might have been amove of desperation to stay embedded in the scanning office technology?
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Re: Nuance purchases NSi

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they have noticed any difference. Hopefully the won't be so jaded by the history of poor support from Nuance that they can still judge the current support objectively. Please post what they say. I was trained on, and sold supported NSI's AutoStore when I worked as the Solutions Manager for Ricoh Business Systems. It is a good product. Canon has had a blind spot for this product, at least in the USA. Canon Europe has an embedded NSI AutoStore client. Maybe this will change that, but maybe not
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Re: Nuance purchases NSi

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under Nuance or even better. As far as Nuance getting purchased by Samsung, it would interesting to see if they keep the office technology or sell it off. If I were Samsung and had my sights on becoming a more important player with MFP's, then I would keep the office technology. Just think, the like of Ricoh, Sharp, Xerox, KonicaMinolta, well, everyone would have to buy from Samsung. Pretty lucrative for Samsung.
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Sepialine Announces Printerpoint, a Cloud-based Device Management and MPS Solution for the Wide Format Printing Market

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-click” rate for monochrome line drawings, and higher costs for ink-intensive color printing – all with one single device footprint. Printerpoint costs $5 per device, per month, and requires no long-term contract. A fully-featured trial is available at Printerpoint.com . Printerpoint currently supports HP Designjet, Canon ImagePROGRAF, OcÉ Plotwave, OcÉ Colorwave, OcÉ TCS and OcÉ TDS printers. About Sepialine: Sepialine is a San Francisco-based technology company, specializing in print-related
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Sepialine Announces Printerpoint, a Cloud-based Device Management and MPS Solution for the Wide Format Printing Market

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-click” rate for monochrome line drawings, and higher costs for ink-intensive color printing - all with one single device footprint. Printerpoint costs $5 per device, per month, and requires no long-term contract. A fully-featured trial is available at Printerpoint.com . Printerpoint currently supports HP Designjet, Canon ImagePROGRAF, OcÉ Plotwave, OcÉ Colorwave, OcÉ TCS and OcÉ TDS printers. About Sepialine: Sepialine is a San Francisco-based technology company, specializing in print-related
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Sharp Earns Three Top Awards From Buyers Laboratory

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MAHWAH, N.J., July 16, 2014 MAHWAH, N.J. , July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation , has earned three Summer 2014 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation awards from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world's leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions. Sharp received Outstanding Achievement awards in Innovation from BLI for full-bleed booklet printing and for control panel
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Samsung Mobile Announces U.S. Availability of Level - Premium Mobile Audio Portfolio

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. Through relentless innovation and discovery, we are transforming the worlds ofTVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com . About Gilt Gilt, www.gilt.com , is an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiringmerchandise and
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Evron Graphics Expands Its Capabilities as One of the First Users of EFI’s New Entry-level Production LED Wide-format Printer

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production in 2011, when the Livermore, California company became one of the first in the world to install the EFI H652 UV inkjet printer. Since then, digital printing has grown to represent 75% of the company’s revenues as customers started requesting high-quality displays printed in smaller quantities for more-targeted retail promotions. Less heat = lower costs Evron Graphics’ newest printer cures ink at lower temperatures than standard UV-curable printers, something that provides sizable
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First Full Color Consumer Level Stereolithography & FDM 3D Printers Coming Soon From OVE

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is that our ink is not a ‘binder’. When not printing in colour it will be just a standard FFF or SL DLP printer.” Utilizing both 3D and 2D inkjet printing technologies allows the company to create 3D printers whichcan print in just as many colors as your traditional 2-dimensional desktop printer. It will use the familiar CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and key/black) color model to mix and match and create almost any color desired. According to OVE, the stereolithographic printer will be the
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MakerBot and Florida Polytechnic University Partner to Bring MakerBot 3D Printing to the Florida Poly RAD Makerspace

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entrepreneurs. MakerBot will also be delivering its MakerBot(R) Innovation Center to help Florida Poly build a Rapid Application Development (RAD) Makerspace that will empower students and faculty to innovate with more than 55 MakerBot 3D Printers and Scanners. MakerBot, a global leader in the desktop 3D printing industry, and Florida Polytechnic University, just announced the opening of a MakerBot Innovation Center which Florida Poly is calling a Rapid Application Development (RAD) Makerspace. This is the
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NinjaFlex 3D Printer Filament Makes Waves

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Palmer, marketing manager for Fenner Drives. "Since all 3D prints are created in 'slices' or layers by the 3D printers, it's a clever tie-in to the process." About Fenner Drives With ISO 9001 certified production facilities in Manheim, Pa., and Wilmington, N.C., Fenner Drives offers a wealth of manufacturing, technical and commercial expertise. Fenner Drives is a division of Fenner PLC . With more than 5,200 employees worldwide, Fenner PLC is a leading global provider of local, engineered
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Intelisys Brings Channel Partners Enterprise Grade Security with Phoenix Managed Networks

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Partnership Allows Intelisys Partners to Meet Growing Security and Regulatory Compliance Demands PR Newswire RESTON, Va., July 22, 2014 RESTON, Va. , July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Phoenix Managed Networks, provider of PhoeniXSentry, an easily deployed and extremely affordable cloud-based network security and management service, today announced they have partnered with Intelisys, the leader in selling business telecommunications and cloud services through an independent sales channel. The
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RTI Digital signs new Memjet deal with Adkote

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Norman, president of RTI Digital, said, "I am pleased with the progress we have made and am excited by the high quality of the new partners that have joined with us to establish Vortex printers as a market leader. The market adoption of the Memjet technology for GIS, AEC, and POS verticals is increasing and we are on the verge of seeing a marked increase in the placement of printers." The Vortex 4200 is a 42”-wide full color printer which utilizes Memjet’s patented Waterfall Print Technology® which
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Samsung’s Award-Winning 105” Curved UHD TV Now Available for Pre-Order

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worlds ofTVs, smartphones, tablets, PCs, cameras, home appliances, printers, LTE systems, medical devices, semiconductors and LED solutions. We employ 286,000 people across 80 countries with annual sales of US$216.7 billion. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com . Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/mu...e/20140722006313/en/ SOURCE: Samsung Electronics America, Inc. FleishmanHillard on behalf of Samsung Cody Reid, 212-453-2394 samsunghemedia@fleishman.com
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Visioneer Celebrates 20 Years in Scanner Business

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markets as well as the mobile and remote business scanning segments. In 2003, Visioneer combined its leading scanner technology with the Xerox brand recognition to develop the Xerox(R) DocuMate(R) product line. Visioneer and Xerox DocuMate high-performance business scanners and imaging software solutions offer users speed, image quality, advanced paper handling and ease-of-use with exclusive Visioneer OneTouch(R) technology. For additional information on Visioneer and Xerox scanning solutions, visit
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The Future of Scanning for MFP's aka Copiers is in the Cloud

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just developing a quote? Most of you know that I'm a BIG fan of Udocx. Why, because it offers an inexpensive solution that can differentiateme andyoufrom the competition. It can help you win the deal. Plus, it not expensive. Fenestrae is actively seeking dealers of their Udocx solution. It's great opportunity for all dealers and especially dealers that aren't selling Ecopy or NSI. With Fenestrae Udocx you: Add value/generate revenue from scanning Differentiate yourself from your competitors
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Data and Email Encryption get left behind

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storage purposes. David Bailey is Senior Vice President at Protected Trust. Protected Trust is a sponsor of the Print4Pay Hotel. I urge members and readers to visit their site to see their full line of products and services. More and more we need to provide well rounded strategic solutions for our customers. Protected Trust offers some unique solutions that can help us in our day to day efforts. Check them out here . -=Good Selling=-
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Where Big Data and Health Care Security Meet

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such as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have stressed the importance of using these tools to improve population health management. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has already begun using big data tools as well for similar purposes, and this is helping to streamline the average employee's experience over time. With all three of these innovative and breakthrough trends, the implication related to security and regulatory compliance are significant, and studies
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Re: Nuance purchases NSi

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Think of it like this Art,for law firms that want to charge back for printing people believe the only two solutions are Equitrac and Copitrak so lawfirms think there is a monopoly, but NQueue billback and Print Audit are still very competitive in this market, Nuance does not have an actual monopoly.
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Re: This Week in the Copier/Office Equipment Industry 10 Years Ago Second Week of July 2004

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new canon a4 mfp coming call me tomorrow for specs Steve s iPhone On Jul 20, 2014, at 8:19 PM, Print4Pay Hotel alerts@hoop.la wrote:
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Re: Nuance purchases NSi

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Art, eCopy has the best catalog of connectors for scanning. I think at last count there were over 250 connectors, some made by eCopy (Nuance) and many others by third party. I haven't sold NSI's AutoStore in a while so you may be better at addressing their connectors. It is interesting to note that the low cost for the entry level scanning products are effecting the Canon UniFLOW product. They announced at the forum that they would be offering an Advanced Scan client without the Secure Print
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Re: Plotbase and Bluebeam PDF plotting issues

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good pdfs. They have to flatten the pdf.....otherwise the plotter software or driver will have to do it. I spent hours on this issue. The customer was convinced it was my machine's fault. Ricoh was little help. Finally I found that the common denominator was in the properties of the file and the PDF producer was Bluebeam. Any time we hit a pdf created with this software the file wouldn't print.
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