Headline Rollup for October 12, 2017

Virtulytix launches SuppliesIQ to address a $1Billion a year problem for imaging device dealers and resellers

Virtulytix, an Industrial IoT development firm based in Lexington Kentucky has announced a Software as a Solution (SaaS) based product to address a long-standing problem for the office products industry. Within the office products industry the loss of toner due to early cartridge replacement has been a not so well kept secret which costs fleet managers (dealers, resellers and OEMs) over $50 device* per year. For an individual dealer who manages thousands of devices, this cost quickly adds up. This problem costs the industry as a whole over $750 million each year in cost of wasted toner and additional shipping.


From drop-on-demand to solid ink for 3D printing, Ricoh celebrates more than 30 years of inkjet leadership and innovation

NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — (SGIA EXPO, Booth 1351) — Ricoh USA, Inc. is celebrating more than 30 years at the forefront of the inkjet industry, a market it continues to revolutionize and redefine. Its commitment to pushing inkjet boldly forward with new applications and offerings is illustrated by many industry-shaping launches including “solid ink” technology, the first-ever Grand Format Billboard printer powered by Ricoh’s inkjet technology, and the first drop on demand inkjet solution for high-volume document production. Ricoh will be celebrating these milestone accomplishments – along with displaying many of the newest inkjet solutions that continue to help customers broaden revenue streams – at SGIA EXPO, October 10-12, in New Orleans. Attendees are invited to take a look at Ricoh, Booth 1351.


NINESTAR GRABS LARGER CARTRIDGE MARKET SHARE

According to its official first-half year shareholder report, lodged in Chinese with the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Ninestar (stock code: 002180) enjoyed a 678.14% year on year increase in revenue.


Why Microsoft Is Finally Pulling the Plug on Windows Mobile

Microsoft confirmed October 8 that it will no longer develop new features for Windows 10 Mobile and isn’t developing new mobile hardware for the operating system.


Global PC shipments continue to decline, HP reclaims top spot

As the worldwide PC shipments continue to dip, HP Inc and Lenovo were in a virtual tie for the top spot in the PC market in the third quarter of 2017, Gartner said. HP Inc. reported 21.8 percent while Lenovo registered 21.4 percent market share in terms of PC shipments.


Ricoh’s Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group Showcases Portfolio, Developments

Ricoh USA, Inc.‘s recently formed Commercial & Industrial Printing Business Group showcased its industrial print portfolio and inkjet developments at the 2017 SGIA Expo.


Cartridge World offers solution for printer disposal

With forty percent of printer sales occurring in the year’s fourth quarter, Cartridge World, a global franchise network, is providing business owners with a solution for their old, unwanted printers that are in need of an upgrade with its new ‘Printer Exchange Program’. The program allows business owners to obtain a new printer without worrying about the tech waste of their current device.

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