Page-wide Technology Getting a Lot of Attention

Last month, Memjet announced a patent infringement lawsuit against the Hewlett-Packard Company. The suit alleges infringement of eight Memjet patents related to its page-wide “waterfall” printing technology. Memjet is seeking to prevent HP from further use of the allegedly infringed technology and is also looking to receive damages resulting from HP’s use of the technology in its PageWide printer products. While Memjet must feel they have a case against HP – Memjet has not been a company that pursues insignificant court cases – it is still likely to be an uphill battle to pursue this case.

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Did Memjet Just Disrupt the Printing Industry?

In a surprising move, Memjet had recently announced its intention to pursue legal action on the charges that HP had infringed on Memjet’s patents. Although PageWide printers have been on the market since 2012 for office printers, Memjet’s press release cited HP’s intention to use its PageWide Technology across its printing portfolio, including Wide Format and 3D printers.

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Despite Privacy Concerns, Wearables March On

Yet privacy concerns to date have not stopped the advance of the wearables market, even where they have set it back. When Google Glass first entered the market, for instance, it raised privacy alarms in people who were disturbed by its ability to record video surreptitiously. Although it was pulled from the market, Google hasn’t given up on the technology.

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Managed Print Outsourcing: Comparing Investment Costs to Future Savings

If you are considering outsourcing your print operations, one of the most important things you can do is understand the costs involved. By taking the following steps, you can better understand your print related costs, and the investment needed to transition to a managed print environment.

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Canon’s Technology Prowess on Display at Canon EXPO 2015 NY

The invitation-only Canon EXPO 2015 New York, held just once every five years, is aimed at giving attendees the chance to experience Canon’s new and existing products and to get a glimpse at future solutions from the company. A number of new products were introduced at the show, including multifunction printers, presses, and workflow solutions. One walks away from a Canon event, as always, impressed by Canon’s technology. They have tons of great technology and leave no doubt about their prowess as a technology development and manufacturing company.

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Asia Pacific Leads in Single Function Inkjet Printers

This forecast perspective provides a backdrop to the worldwide inkjet market with specific focus on the Asia Pacific region. It provides information about the worldwide and Asia Pacific inkjet market to help understand future directions.

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Latin America Struggles with SFP and AiO Shipments

This forecast perspective provides a backdrop to the worldwide inkjet market with specific focus on the Latin America region. It provides information about the worldwide and Latin American inkjet market to help understand future directions.

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Inkjet AiOs to Surpass 90% of All Inkjet Shipments in North America

This forecast perspective provides a backdrop to the worldwide inkjet market with specific focus on the North America region. It provides information about the worldwide and North American inkjet market to help understand future directions.

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EMEA Leads All Regions in Inkjet AiO Shipments

This forecast perspective provides a backdrop to the worldwide inkjet market with specific focus on the EMEA region. It provides information about the worldwide and EMEA inkjet market to help understand future directions.

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Xerox Seeks to Combat Deception in Medical System

On September 10, Xerox announced that it has been working with MO HealthNet to combat prescription drug fraud in Missouri through the use of Xerox’s prescription clinical authorization tool. Xerox’s tool gives limited visibility to physicians and pharmacists into other medications that the patient has received and creates a notification system at the pharmacists’ office…

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Photizo Group Embraces Predictive Analytics to Improve Margins for Imaging Industry

Photizo Group announced today that it is using predictive analytics to provide clients with data-driven insights into the health and productivity of imaging machinery — helping to improve operations and improve margins. To do this, Photizo selected the IBM Predictive Maintenance and Quality (PMQ) platform as the core technology engine to drive Photizo Group’s analytics…

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HP Releases New Flashy (and Smaller) LaserJets for SMB

HP today introduces new Pro Series PCs and LaserJet printers designed to appeal to small- and medium-sized business (SMB) users. The new HP LaserJet Pro 400 series boosts productivity and solves pain points for SMBs.

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Polaroid Is Dead, Long Live Polaroid!

olaroid the company may have ceased to exist in its original and familiar incarnation following its bankruptcy in 2001, but Polaroid the brand still hangs on under the new Polaroid Corporation, which licenses out the name, and so does Polaroid film, thanks to the Impossible Project.

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How Well Do You Know Your Print Services Vendor?

There are a lot of great vendors when it comes to outsourcing your print services. And, there are a lot of not-so-great vendors who can create unnecessary costs and headaches for your organization. Whether you are already engaged with a vendor, or are in the process of selecting a partner to outsource your print services to, here are a few things to consider.

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Facebook Continues its Push Toward Indispensibility

Earlier this week, Facebook hit a significant milestone, with 1 billion users (or 1 in 7 people on Earth) logging onto the service in one day.

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HP Slims Down Further Ahead of Split

HP has confirmed that it will achieve the ‘no cost’ layoffs promised in its most recent earnings call by offering positions at partner firm Ciber to newly laid-off employees in its Enterprise Services division.

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UK’s LumeJet in Administration

LumeJet, known for its “inkless” printing method and for being named one of the top 10 most promising businesses in the UK, has entered administration.

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Hewlett-Packard Expands Instant Ink

HP has announced improvements to its Instant Ink program, alongside the announcement of three new inkjet models (two for consumers and one for SOHO) that can take advantage of these improvements. HP is reinventing printing as a service.

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Off Lease and On to Resale

While it may not seem as flashy as the market for new office devices, with their new technology and new features, the market for used hardware equipment is nevertheless interesting in its own right. The environmentalist’s manifesto is “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle,” and ideally all three of those aspects should be considered as part of a product’s lifespan.

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Imaging Supplies Coalition Files Brief Supporting Lexmark International

The Imaging Supplies Coalition for International Property Protection (ISC) has filed a brief supporting Lexmark in the case between Lexmark and Impression Products, case No. 14-1617. The brief, called an amicus curiae or “friend of the court,” was filed with the U.S. Court of the Appeals for the Federal Circuit (USFC). The filing encourages the court to uphold current case law regarding the rights for patent owners and the use of these patented products in the U.S. if the goods were originally intended for sale abroad.

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“Who is that bespectacled man?”- Japan Develops ‘Facial Un-Recognition’ Glasses

Japan’s National Institute of Informatics has announced it has developed eyeglasses that can fool a camera’s facial recognition system into effectively thinking its wearer is not even in the photo. The government-affliliated institute worked with an eyeglass maker to create the Privacy Visor.

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HP Q3: “One for the Money, Two for the Show, Three to get Ready, and Four to Go!”

Hewlett-Packard (HP) posted quarterly earnings above analysts’ projections; however, the “challenging macro economic and IT spending environment, with soft consumer spending, continued weakness in Russia and China” and currency impacted its reported revenue. With two months left until the company splits, HP reported adjusted earning per share (EPS) of $.88 (versus a provided outlook of $.83 to $.87/share). Revenue fell 8 percent to $25.3 billion (B). HP’s revenue has fallen 15 of the past 16 quarters.

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Epson Not the Only Kid on the Block to Offer CISS Printers

Brother recently introduced its Refill Tank System series, which utilizes the same strategy as Epson’s L series. Released this spring, these models are currently only available in China, Hong Kong, India, Philippines, and other ASEAN countries — but will they follow the path of Epson’s L series and come next to the U.S.?

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5 Questions That Can Reveal “Out of Control” Printing Costs

According to Photizo research, the cost of a company’s printing operations is generally between three and six percent of revenue. But how can you be sure? What is the actual cost of running all of your printers and copiers, and what impact is that going to have on your business?

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Samsung Rolls out LoopPay-based Mobile Payment Service

Samsung has announced that it will be rolling out its new mobile payment solution, Samsung Pay, in South Korea, beginning on August 20. This will be quickly followed by its U.S. introduction on Sept. 28. Samsung joins Apple and Android in offering a contactless payment system, but thanks to its acquisition of LoopPay earlier in the year, Samsung’s system is based on a different technology.

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There Are Now Twice As Many Smart Devices as Humans

Recent research estimates that the Internet of Things market may grow as much as 285 percent over the next five years, leading to an estimated 38 billion smart devices by 2020. Business use is driving this astronomical growth, with smart devices being used in industries such as travel, transportation, hospitality, banking, and financial services.

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Foxconn Will “Make in India”

Foxconn Technology Group has decided to invest $5 billion in India over a period of five years. The company will invest in areas of manufacturing, research and development, and other “strategic capabilities,” and will draw on local talent in the technology and manufacturing sectors. Foxconn plans to build a large electronics factory and other facilities in the western Indian state of Maharashtra. Foxconn’s move to India is significant for what it says about India and for what it says about China.

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Memjet Sues HP: Alleges HP’s PageWide Tech Too Similar to its Waterfall Tech

Memjet has announced that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Hewlett Packard Company. The suit alleges infringement of eight Memjet patents related to Memjet’s page-wide “waterfall” printing technology.

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Epson Performing Well in Printing but Profits Suffer

On July 30, 2015, Seiko Epson (Epson) reported its first quarter fiscal year 2015 (ending March 2016) earnings. Consolidated revenue for the quarter was reported as ¥260.9 billion ($2.1 billion), an increase of 6 percent year-to-year (YTY). Business profit was reported as ¥16.5 billion ($0.13 billion), a decline of 29.8 percent YTY. Quarter profit attributable…

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