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Standard Set For Cloud Printing

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Standard Set For Cloud Printing

ThinPrint's mobile division, Cortado, creates the Cloud Printing Alliance-- an organisation set to create standards for mobile cloud printing.

Membership is open to printer and networking equipment manufacturers and hotspot providers, and already includes the likes of Brother, Dell, Funkwerk, Konica Minolta, Kyocera and OKI.

Cortado supplies the alliance's members with its Workplace technology, a free cloud printing solution. The technology allows smartphone and tablet users to print any file Continue reading...

A Printer With Speed and Looks

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A Printer With Speed and Looks

The Genesis, Lexmark's latest AIO printer, not only looks stylish but also offers speedy scanning, inkjet printing and wifi connection.

The company says the Genesis can scan a page in 3 seconds thanks to its 10MP imaging sensor.

A 4.3" touchscreen handles the user interface and allows users access to Lexmark's SmartSolutions cloud-based application suite (including Evernote and Box.net). A Twitter and Facebook app lets users print pictures posted on their social media through the printer itself. Continue reading...

Canon to Buy Océ

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Canon to Buy Océ

Canon ($44.99 billion in 2008 revenue) will to buy the €2.9 billion Océ (Dutch printer and copier machine producer) for €730 million in cash.

 

Océ remains a separate legal entity in Venlo as a Canon division. The Océ brand is to be maintained and applied in all relevant markets. Océ to lead its R&D and manufacturing. Its Management Board and key management remains in place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

But the combined companies hope their synergy will soon make them Continue reading...

EMEA Printer Market is Up

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The combo printer, copier and multifunctional product (MFP) shipments in EMEA in 2007 totaled 52.6-million units, up 4,3% says Gartner.

This year of growth was driven by demand for MFPs, which outsold printers. Colour-page devices grew again in EMEA (up 34%) but monochrome-page was the predominant office choice (up 18% and 85% share of the page market).

HP held Number 1 position while Lexmark lost market-share trying to pull out of the lower end of the market to focus on high-end workgroup space. Continue reading...

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