Sharp Selects Southeastern Business Machines to Join the Company’s Nationwide Authorized Independent Copier Dealer Network

MAHWAH, NJ, January 16, 2013 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced that Southeastern Business Machines has joined its extensive nationwide network of authorized dealers. As part of the agreement, Southeastern Business Machines will now offer a range of integrated technology solutions, including Sharp's comprehensive portfolio of copiers and multifunction printers (MFPs). Sharp Authorized Dealers receive a wide array of marketing and sales support, including access to innovative tools and ongoing training.

"The addition of Southeastern Business Machines to the Huntsville, AL market will further enhance Sharp's strong dealer network," said Rich Boomsma, Senior Vice President, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. "Southeastern Business Machines has demonstrated a strong commitment to be a leader in office technology and we look forward to working with them in the support of their customers." continue reading...

Xerox in Leaders Quadrant of Gartner’s 2012 Global Customer Management Contact Centers Report

NORWALK, Conn. — Xerox (NYSE: XRX) has been named to the Gartner, Inc. Leaders Quadrant by Gartner Inc., in the 2012 Magic Quadrant Customer Management Contact Center Business Process Outsourcing report.[1]

The Magic Quadrant is a proprietary research tool developed by Gartner that offers visual snapshots of a market’s direction, maturity and participants, and evaluates companies on completeness of vision and ability to execute.

“We live in a world that’s very connected, and customers expect, and even demand to receive immediate care from brands,” said Connie Harvey, chief operating officer, Xerox Commercial Services. “We feel being placed as a leader in the Magic Quadrant is recognition that Xerox is setting new industry standards in customer care through innovation, globalization and deeper, data-based understanding of customer needs.” continue reading...

Canon U.S.A. To Sponsor the 2013 Sundance Film Festival

PARK CITY, UT, January 15, 2013 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced today that they will support the Sundance Institute as a Sustaining Sponsor of the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. Held in Park City, Utah from January 17-27, 2013, the Sundance Film Festival is the premier showcase of independent film with a slate of 200 feature films, documentaries, shorts, New Frontier films, installations, performances, panel discussions and music events attended by an estimated 50,000 people.

Among the slate at this year's Sundance Film Festival are Lucy Walker's documentary The Crash Reel and Sean Fine's film Life According to Sam, both shot with the Cinema EOS C300. Additionally, a few of the other projects to be screened at the Festival that were shot using Canon products include A River Changes Course, Blood Brother, Catnip: Egress to Oblivion, Dirty Wars, The Roper, and Who Is Dayani Crystal? continue reading...

Konica Minolta to Acquire FedEx Kinko's Korea to Further Strengthen Production Print Business

Tokyo (January 17, 2013) - Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. (Konica Minolta) announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire FedEx Kinko's Korea Ltd. (FKK), the largest copy and print service provider in Korea.

Background and aim of acquisition

One of the primary growth strategies in the Konica Minolta Group's Medium Term Business Plan "G PLAN 2013" is to reinforce the production print business. While delivering customer-focused services for commercial printing and central reproduction department (CRD), Konica Minolta aims to strengthen its business for document-related services especially in the Asian region. In Asia, Konica Minolta has been known for achieving high customer satisfaction with its strong brand recognition and high market share in units in the Business Technologies Business. Amid this circumstance, Konica Minolta decided to accelerate the production print business in Korea where it is projected to have a steady growth. This will help provide and develop Konica Minolta's own document-related services for the enterprise as well as expansion of sales channels for the digital printing system. continue reading...

Sharp Selects Business Electronics Corporation to Join the Company’s Nationwide Authorized Independent Copier Dealer Network

Business Electronics Corporation, located in Birmingham, AL, has been in the office equipment business since 1988, serving clients in the Birmingham and Tuscaloosa markets. Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. sales and marketing subsidiary of Sharp Corporation, Osaka, Japan. For more information about the complete line of Sharp workgroup document systems, contact Sharp Electronics Corporation, Sharp Plaza, Mahwah, N.J., 07495-1163.

Paper Piles Turn into Clear, Scanned, Mobile Images with New Xerox Travel Scanner 150

Pleasanton, Calif. ----- Business travelers trying to manage paper while on the road will find it easy to scan and even upload documents to the cloud with the new Xerox® Travel Scanner 150, a small, USB powered mobile scanner introduced by Xerox (NYSE: XRX) today. The Travel Scanner 150 includes automatic intelligent image correction, a sleek design and links to easily upload scanned documents to the cloud, all for only $159.99.

“Business professionals want to manage information, not spend their day scanning paper,” said John Capurso, president and COO at Visioneer, a Xerox licensing partner. “This mobile scanner enables our ‘road warrior’ users to scan, organize and share any document they encounter, from receipts, business cards, and notes to photos, office documents and maps.” continue reading...

Canon U.S.A. Updates imageRUNNER LBP Line with Additional Advanced Laser Printers

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y. - January 14, 2013 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in imaging solutions, today announced an update to its desktop laser printer lineup for small businesses and corporate workgroups with the launch of the Color imageRUNNER LBP5480 and the imageRUNNER LBP3580, each delivering excellent usability, ease of management, and exceptional integration with Canon's imageRUNNER ADVANCE multi-function devices.

These MEAP (Multifunctional Embedded Application Platform) enabled printers - like the earlier released imageRUNNER LBP5280 and LBP3480 models -- are designed to seamlessly integrate with other Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE systems and to help extend the value of customers' investments by bringing MFP workflows to the desktop printer. Using a common tool set including imageWARE Enterprise Management Console, uniFLOW, and unified print drivers, customers and providers can create a cohesive, consistent, and easily managed printing solution across an entire fleet of devices. continue reading...

Canon U.S.A. Launches imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2200 Series of Color Multifunction Office Systems

LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., January 14, 2013 – Designed for busy workgroups that demand efficient workflow in a compact space, the new imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2200 series of color multifunction office systems from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, allows users to gather, organize and disseminate information to help them meet the unique needs of their office environments.

The imageRUNNER ADVANCE C2200 Series is built on the next-generation imageRUNNER ADVANCE platform. Launched last year, this platform is designed to be the core of digital business communications where imaging technology, cloud connectivity, and mobile solutions converge. Each new model brings a variety of enhancements to the design, workflow, control, performance and environmentally conscious attributes. continue reading...

Canon Receives 2012 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award

"Mr. Masaya Maeda, Chief Executive, Image Communication Products Operation, Canon Inc., is proud to have Canon acknowledged along with peers, Sony, Red, and Arri in receiving a Technical Emmy award for advancements in CMOS sensor technology for film and television production." continue reading...

Canon U.S.A. And The National Center For Missing & Exploited Children Recognize Efforts To Keep America's Children Safe

LAS VEGAS, January 11, 2013 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, hosted the annual Canon Customer Appreciation Reception and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children® (NCMEC) Celebrity Golf Tournament. The event, held Jan. 9 and 10 in Las Vegas, brought together sponsors and supporters to celebrate the collaborative efforts made to protect children throughout the year.

This year's reception was emceed by actor John O'Hurley and featured many special guests and celebrities including John Walsh, Danny Masterson, Alice Cooper and Kevin Sorbo. The 2013 event helped NCMEC raise over $427,000, making it one of the most successful fundraising efforts throughout Canon's 16 years of sponsorship.

"We look forward to continuing the strong partnership we have forged with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children well into the future," said Joe Adachi, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A. "There is nothing more rewarding than knowing our involvement with NCMEC helps contribute to the return of more and more missing children to their families each year." continue reading...