Headline Rollup for January 10, 2017


Lexmark cuts may hit Lenexa unit

Lexmark International will lay off 320 employees from its enterprise software unit, which may include jobs in Lenexa, a Lexmark spokeswoman confirmed on Thursday. Lexmark will reduce about 10 percent of its enterprise software employees.

Konica Minolta invests to show commitment to production print

Samsung releases new portable printer

Android Authority reported that Samsung’s Image Stamp is a portable printer that can be used with NFC (near-field communication) or Wi-Fi, and users can print photos taken from their smartphone. The difference between Image Stamp and other mobile printers is said to be that the latter require 3:2 ratio, while Image Stamp uses 16:9 ratio, which means that photos are “printed exactly as they are presented on a users screen”. There is also an optional feature to add a QR code to a photo to attach information.

Apex stated that the chips are “first-to-market” and feature an SoC design, with the machines including the LaserJet MFP M436N and 436NDA launched in China and India last year, said to be the “first set of MSP that launched” after HP Inc acquired Samsung’s printer business. The devices feature print speeds of up to 23ppm, while the chips are said to feature “steady performance”.

Fuji Xerox introduces Smart Work Gateway concept and 14 new multifunction devices

Fuji Xerox launched 14 new multifunction devices today, alongside its new Smart Work Gateway concept.

Lexmark signs UK channel partnership

The deal between the OEM and the channel reseller will allow COS to “strengthen its technology offering through its product range made up of Lexmark’s entire product portfolio”, with COS a “trusted strategic business partner that works with its 17,000 strong customer base providing expertise to challenge traditional paper-based processes to deliver operational efficiencies with significant cost savings”.

Brother to Team with Premier Retail Technology Partners at NRF

WESTMINSTER, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At the upcoming NRF Big Show 2017, Brother will showcase its largest and most versatile collection ever of mobile and office printers for retailers. At the show Brother will also host a distinguished group of retail technology partners to demonstrate innovative applications spanning IoT and cloud-based platforms, mobile POS, and a scalable grocery ‘Click and Collect’ solution, alongside its newest array of compact wireless, truly mobile label, bar code and receipt printing solutions.

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