June 14, 2018
 Industry News
Locknet® Named to CRN's 2018 Solutions Provider 500 List
Posted on 06-06-2018
Wausau, WI — It was announced today that CRN®, a brand of The Channel Company, has named Locknet® Managed IT Services to its 2018 Solution Provider 500 list. The Solution Provider 500 is CRN's annual ranking of the largest technology integrators, solution providers, and IT consultants in North America by revenue. Locknet is a division of EO Johnson Business Technologies.

The Solution Provider 500 is CRN's predominant channel partner award list, serving as the industry standard for recognition of the most successful solution provider companies in the channel since 1995. The complete list will be published on CRN.com...    Read more at TheCopierNetwork.com

 Industry News  industry News

Canon Launches New Channel Programme to Support Partners Facing New Business Challenges
Canon Middle East Launches Direct Operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Through New Company
Posted on 06-11-2018 Posted on 06-11-2018
LONDON, 7th June 2018 — Canon, leader in imaging solutions, has today announced the relaunch of its EMEA channel partner programme, helping partners develop, manage and optimise growth opportunities, and expand into new markets.

Canon has used direct partner feedback to design a new partner programme, a core element of its strategy to grow its B2B channel business. Underpinned by Canon's unrivalled portfolio and unique expertise, this revitalised programme will support partners explore new opportunities for growth. James Pittick, Director of B2B indirect sales, Canon UK said, .By listening closely to partners we have revamped our partner
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Dubai, UAE; June 5, 2018 — Canon Middle East (CME), a provider of imaging technologies and services, today announced that it is expanding its regional presence by establishing direct operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The announcement came during a signing ceremony between CME and Ali Zaid Al Quraishi & Brothers to formally establish Canon Saudi Arabia, which will become the largest regional direct presence for CME.

Canon Middle East and Ali Zaid Al Quraishi & Brothers formally establish Canon Saudi Arabia to support growing demand for business solutions
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 industry News
OKI Data Americas Bolsters ColorPainter. Dealer Network with Addition of TyrrellTech
Posted on 06-11-2018
IRVING, Texas, June 5, 2018 -- OKI Data Americas, a world-class printing technology leader, today announced the addition of TyrrellTech Digital Printing Systems, a leading supplier of large-format printers, supplies and support, to its ColorPainter Authorized Dealer Program.

"At TyrrellTech we believe in putting our customers first by helping them open up productive and profitable revenue streams with the latest printing applications and solutions,. said Craig Tyrrell, President. "We pride ourselves in coupling top-notch on-boarding training with on-going education to help our customers stay ahead of the curve. We wholeheartedly...    Read More at ThePrinterNetwork.com

 industry news
BTA's FIX: Cost Management for Service 2.0 Scheduled for July 20
Posted on 06-08-2018
Kansas City, MO — On July 20, the Business Technology Association (BTA) will present FIX: Cost Management for Service 2.0 at PERRY proTECH in Dayton, Ohio. Successful BTA dealers use their service departments to maintain profit margins as new equipment sales margins decline. FIX, BTA's popular service workshop, teaches attendees how to compute the cost of the service labor hour (burden rate) and improve overall service department profitability.

Workshop instructor Ronelle Ingram will cover first-call completion and proven management and customer service programs to improve morale within a service department. Those struggling with MPS and IT issues can learn new management skills...   Read More at TheCopierNetwork.com
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Ricoh Showcases Technology Award-Winning Expertise at IPMA 2018
Posted on 06-11-2018
MALVERN, Pa., June 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced plans to showcase its Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group's in-depth expertise and ongoing commitment to industry advocacy at IPMA 2018 Annual Conference. Visitors to booth #41 can take a look at the game-changing, incredibly powerful and affordable five-color RICOH Pro C7110X, which will be demonstrated using the recently announced Invisible Red Toner.

This unique toner empowers printers to offer security features and other specialty applications that meet more of their customers' diverse needs. Additionally, the Ricoh Consulting Services team of experts dedicated to helping in-plants...    Read More at TheCopierNetwork.com
 legal
Canon Announces the Grant of a Preliminary Injunction for Patent Infringement in Germany Against Inkjets Toners and Cartridges
Posted on 06-12-2018
TOKYO, June 6, 2018.Canon Inc. today announced that it obtained a preliminary injunction, which inter alia contains injunctive relief, granted by the District Court Düsseldorf against Inkjets Toners and Cartridges Ltd. as well as against its Directors. The preliminary injunction is based on the infringement of the German portion of Canon's European patent EP 2 087 407 relating to a drum unit and a process cartridge.

The accused act consists in the offer and distribution of laser toner cartridges comprising a drum unit via amazon.de under the ASINs (=Amazon Standard Identification Number) 6040800542, 6040800593, 6040800615, 6040800623. Those cartridges...  Read More at TheRecyclersNetwork.com

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PRP Solutions Distances Itself From "Irresponsible" China Clones Toyotsugu Kuwamura to Retire from Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Posted on 06-12-2018 Posted on 06-11-2018
PelikanPRP Solutions GmbH has given the leadership of Sales and Marketing to two new heads. Both arrive in post with a powerful message to the sector, as the Pelikan printer consumables license holder looks to distance itself further from the disreputable .clones. in the market.

Manuel Pereira has considerable experience in the field of marketing, Reinder Dijkstra is very well versed in the sales area of printing. They are both now focussed on the perfect positioning of PRP Solutions in the printer supplies market...
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YoshidaMELVILLE, N.Y., June 7, 2018 — After more than 38 years working at Canon, Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager of Canon U.S.A.'s Business Imaging Solutions Group (BISG) and Chairman and CEO of Canon Solutions America is set to retire effective July 1, 2018.

Mr. Kuwamura first joined Canon, Inc. in 1980 and has held a number of positions within the organization in Japan, Canada, and the United States. During his time at Canon U.S.A. Inc., he was responsible for overseeing the Océ...
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 New products
Sherpa Offers New Fields for GDPR Compliance Tracking!
Posted on 06-11-2018
Boise, ID (June 2018) — Compass Sales Solutions, the industry leader in sales opportunity software, is happy to announce we have taken steps to ensure that our customers have control over their personal data and that their information is being securely protected under the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). In addition, Compass is also offering a new module with contact tracking fields available to make GDPR compliance easier for dealers as well.

The new GDPR module available in Compass Sherpa allows each contact to be tracked individually for their consent to store personal data and in what ways their personal data can be used. This feature provides a checkbox for 'Consent to Store Data', as well as the ability to create various Contact Market lists that can be selected for each contact...   Read More at TheCopierNetwork.com
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Latest Canon PRISMAsync Print Server Raises the Bar Sharp Adds New Entry-Level Workgroup Document System
Posted on 05-22-2018 Posted on 06-11--2018
MELVILLE, N.Y., June 6, 2018 — Continuing to refine its products to meet the needs of customers who require powerful solutions for accurate color output, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the release of PRISMAsync Print Server Version 6 for the imagePRESS color digital production presses.1 Building further upon the success of PRISMAsync Color Print Server, Version 6 features a suite of new and robust tools. The new embedded color verification and validation is designed to allow a broad range of customers to achieve optimal, predictable print quality and the redesigned user interface can help to speed navigation. Customers can further streamline production with the new PRISMAsync JDF/JMF integration tool that allows integration with a wide variety of third-party solutions...
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SharpMX_M2630.jpg MONTVALE, N.J., June 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation (SEC) today announces the latest model in its line of monochrome workgroup document systems. Offering print speeds of up to 26 pages per minute, the new MX-M2630 monochrome document system is designed for small offices and workgroups that need an MFP with strong multifunction capability that is also a strong value.

The MX-M2630 is built on the same common engine platform as other models in the Monochrome Essentials Series lineup. It offers crisp, high-quality output combined...
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 new products
Katun North America Introduces Color Toners for Use in Ricoh Applications
Posted on 06-07-2018
MINNEAPOLIS — (June 2018) — Katun® Corporation, one of the world's leading alternative suppliers to the office equipment industry, is pleased to announce the introduction of numerous new products for their North America customers.

Katun Performance. color toners for use in Ricoh C4503/C5503/C6003/C4504/C5504/C6004 applications provide OEM-equivalent yields and excellent print quality, plus OEM-comparable color reproduction and significant cost savings vs. OEM toner. Katun® Business Color toner is also available for use in Ricoh MP C306/C406/C307/C407-series MFPs...   Read More at TheRecyclersNetwork.com
 new products
Océ Enters the Packaging Market with the Océ LabelStream 4000 Series
Posted on 06-07-2018
Oce LabelStream Changing market dynamics are the driving force behind the growth of the packaging industry. Orders for smaller quantities are placed more often. Producers and retailers are looking for ways to reduce waste and costs. The lead time from production to final sales to the consumer has to be shorter and shorter. Producers and retailers want to differentiate themselves from the competition.

To address this growing industry, Océ entered the packaging and label printing market on 5 June 2018, with the launch of the Océ LabelStream 4000 series. With this new digital Océ press, labels can be personalized and printed in small batches...   Read More at ThePrinterNetwork.com

 new products
New ImagePRESS Printer Servers Powered by Fiery Technology Drive Production Efficiency and Outstanding Image Quality
Posted on 06-11-2018
MELVILLE, N.Y., June 7, 2018 — Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced the release of two new imagePRESS Print Servers powered by EFI. Fiery® technology, designed to drive the imagePRESS C850 Digital Color Press Series.

The imagePRESS Server H300 Version 2.0, designed for mid-volume production environments, is an external Digital Front End (DFE) that delivers performance-boosting features for higher efficiency, processing files up to 50 percent faster than the...    Read More at TheCopierNetwork.com

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Voice Recognition for Your Xerox AltaLink Multifunction Printer
Posted on 06-12-2018
Posted on Channel Partner Blogs, by Sarah Vollo
AltaLink"The full name is Global Artificial Business Intelligence, but you can call it Gabi® Voice. It allows you to give a verbal command to your Xerox AltaLink MFP and execute your command seamlessly. Currently, Gabi Voice is available only in the U.S. market.

Our partner, Gabi Solutions, developed Gabi Voice to support section 508c of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which governs accessibility of information technology in the U.S. federal government. This means that workers of all abilities will be able to use several functions on your AltaLink MFP simply by stating the wake-up word, 'Gabi', followed by an intuitive command — regardless of visual impairments..."    Read More at ThePrinterNetwork.com
 software
Nirvana XP Certifies Three Epson Printers for its Tablet-Based Restaurant Mobile Application Platform
Posted on 06-12-2018
Long Beach, Calif., — June 6, 2018.-Epson America, Inc., a leading supplier of value-added Point of Sale (POS) solutions, today announced that Nirvana XP, a truly integrated enterprise-level mobile application platform provider for the restaurant industry, has certified three Epson printers for use with its mobile application platform. The Epson Omnilink® TM-T88VI receipt printer and Epson® TM-L90 Plus LFC Label printer enable seamless Web-based order printing and linerless, self-adhesive label printing, respectively, from Nirvana XP's cloud-based platform. The company will also leverage Epson's compact TM-m30 receipt printer to facilitate placing orders. The solutions are available from Nirvana XP today.

According to Restaurant Technology's 2018 Restaurant Technology Study, .Looking ahead to 2018, operators are earmarking dollars for IT and more specifically investments in mobile and digital customer management.. By working together, Nirvana...  Read More at ThePrinterNetwork.com
 software
Xerox Managed Print Services Opens Doors for Multi-Vendor Print Dealer
Posted on 06-11-2018
NORWALK, Conn. — Bishop Business Equipment has cracked the code on how to engage organizations once considered too big or complex for the typical dealer to support. Using Xerox's Managed Print Services (MPS) offering, Bishop is now winning those opportunities and experiencing double digit MPS growth rates.

'While service level agreements are critical, the priority for businesses is overall control of the enterprise. And that's what we can provide with Xerox,' said Dave Bishop, president and chief executive officer, Bishop Business Equipment.

New Focus on MPS
That was not always the case at Bishop with offices in Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska. Their early MPS iterations were more modest...  Read More at ThePrinterNetwork.com
 sales  miscellaneous
HP Helps Brands Stand Out Through New Packaging Possibilities Copier Careers 2018 Service Technician Salary Survey
Posted on 06-12-2018 Posted on 06-08-2018
PALO ALTO, CA., June 4, 2018 — HP launched the Reinvent Packaging campaign to demonstrate the #PowerOfPrint to inspire consumer packaged goods brands to create unique connections and engage with consumers through packaging.

'Brands and marketing managers need to understand the amazing capabilities and possibilities for digital packaging to create new ways to personalize, customize, and tailor experiences,' said Shuchi Sarkar, head of global marketing, Graphics Solutions Business, HP Inc. 'There is so much more that brands can do to engage with consumers and HP is here to help to them on the journey to create magic and embrace the limitless ...

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The Copier Careers 2018 Service Technician Salary Survey results are now available! This year's survey reflects the responses of 4,740 Copier Channel technical service professionals across the United States. Copier Careers uses these annual surveys to provide a year-by-year snapshot of how well industry professionals are compensated, how satisfied they are in their careers and how closely their needs are aligning with the needs of their employers.
  • This year, copier techs reported that their average salary and bonuses increased to $47,405 and $6,305 respectively in the past year .an increase of 2.6%.
  • Despite increased salary and bonuses, 72% of respondents said they are .actively. or 'somewhat. looking for a new job...
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