Headline Rollup for February 7, 2017
Tokyo (February 6, 2017) – Konica Minolta, Inc. (Konica Minolta) will launch its AiLingual service this spring. As a cloud solution for creating and publishing multilingual job manuals, AiLingual has been planned and developed in collaboration with two start-ups*1 that specialize in developing business solutions. This open innovation project has been promoted through Konica Minolta Business Innovation Center (BIC) Japan that develops new businesses.
Epson Expands Cartridge-Free Printing Solutions for the Home with New Additions to its Revolutionary EcoTank Portfolio
LONG BEACH, Calif., Feb. 7, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing printing solutions, today announced the Expression® ET-2650 and ET-2600 EcoTank® all-in-one Supertank printers. Created as cost-effective and convenient printing solutions for consumers and businesses, the ET-2650 and ET-2600 Supertank printers feature cartridge-free printing and easy-to-fill, super-high-capacity ink tanks. Up to two years of ink is included in each box1, enough to print up to 4,000 pages black and 6,500 page color2 – equivalent to about 20 ink cartridge sets3.
Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, today announces the release of the i-SENSYS LBP312x, a small footprint, high-productivity printer for use in fast-paced work environments where space is a premium. The new device combines sharp, rich print output at fast speeds with high capacity paper trays, double-sided printing and versatile mobile connectivity, making it ideal for busy workgroups in small office spaces.
Office technology sales and service provider Midshire, will be showcasing the very latest print solution to reach UK markets, at the 100% Optical Trade Show, from the 4th to the 6th February 2017.
A Freedom of Information request issued to London’s 33 local authorities, as well as 46 council districts from across the rest of England, reveals that the adoption of mobile printing, although higher in London (45 per cent), remains relatively low in councils throughout the rest of England (35 per cent).
Market analysts Transparency Market Research reported that the “shift from black and white printing to colour printing has aided” growth in the market, with the growth of MFPs and MPS said to be a “major factor fuelling” the market’s increase in size. The analysts outlined that the market was worth $2.3 billion (€2.1 billion) in 2012, and is expected to be worth $4.18 billion (€3.88 billion) by 2019, with a forecast compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.8 percent between 2013 and 2019.
Following recent research that showed many printer models are vulnerable to attacks, a hacker decided to prove the point and forced thousands of publicly exposed printers to spew out rogue messages.
‘Stackoverflowin’ hacked HP Inc, Epson, Canon and Brother printers to show the vulnerability of their security, and the potential for hackers to steal sensitive documents and data, after reports last week that printers were susceptible.