Headline Rollup for December 13, 2016

HP tackles weak printer firewalls through Managed Print Services updates

Hewlett Packard is on a mission to protect corporate print environments against cyberattacks, and it has redesigned its Managed Print Services to do it.


Lexmark announces commencement of change of control offer to purchase its Senior Notes due 2020

LEXINGTON, Ky.Dec. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Lexmark International, Inc., a global technology leader, today announced that, as a result of the merger with Ninestar Lexmark Company Limited consummated on Nov. 29, 2016, it has commenced an offer to purchase any and all of its outstanding Senior Notes due 2020 (the Notes). The offer is scheduled to expire at 5 p.m.New York City time, on Jan. 12, 2017.


“Invisible” images created with off-the-shelf inkjet printers

Using inks created from artificial materials that exhibit properties not found in nature (aka metamaterials) and commercially-available inkjet printers, researchers at the University of Utah have developed a way to create images only visible using polarized sub-millimeter electromagnetic waves. The researchers believe their new technique could be used to secretly conceal information in images that look normal to the naked eye, which could be useful in anti-counterfeiting or product authentication.


Seven Things About Remanufactured Cartridges You’ve Probably Got Completely Wrong

If you’re always on the lookout for great deals on printer toner, then you’ve probably seen remanufactured cartridges for sale, especially if you’re a regular of online retailers like Cartridge People. The prices look really tempting, but aren’t remanufactured cartridges really bad for your printer?

In a word, no, and here’s the rebuttals to the seven most popular myths that stand between you and some bargain toner!


CRN Exclusive: Xerox to Move Tens of Thousands of Direct Accounts to Channel Partners 

Incoming Xerox North America President Mike Feldman said the company plans to transfer tens of thousands of its directly-served upper mid-market and smaller enterprise accounts to channel partners.


Do print industry standards stand up to the test?

When discussing the merits or otherwise of ISO standards for printers with participants in the printing industry, you end up getting into quite a few conversations that conclude that these badges of honour can be a little like Schrodinger’s cat


How digital signage technology has aided customer-facing businesses

As digital technology advances, consumers are expecting more from the venues they visit, and it’s therefore more important than ever for managers to make sure they offer a better in-venue experience


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