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Production Takes Center Stage at Konica Minolta Technology Showcase

BLI was in attendance for Konica Minolta’s recent technology showcase at its New York City Customer Engagement Center. Much of the event was geared to the launch of Konica Minolta’s new production hardware devices, and after sharing details on its latest earnings, it’s readily apparent that Konica Minolta continues to reap the benefits of its investment in the production space. The company also provided the latest on the software and solutions side, and attendees got a first look at the 3D printers Konica Minolta will be carrying as part of its new partnership with 3D Systems.

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Something to Talk About: Industry Reps Gather at BLI Summit

BLI recently hosted representatives from 10 OEMs at its 2014 A3/A4 TAC (Testing Advisory Committee) Meeting, during which the topics of vertical markets and mobile printing were discussed at length. With countless years of industry experience in the room, the full-day event also included dialogue about the future of software and BLI’s redesigned Lab Test Report.

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KYOCERA FY15 Pan-American Dealer Meeting: Apps, Verticals, and a Total Document Solutions Approach

A few years ago, inviting several hundred copier dealers to a meeting in Las Vegas that focused little on the bread and butter of their businesses—copiers—might have seemed, well, pointless. Now, manufacturers are making it a point to do just that: shift the focus of the dealer community. Although still a significant part of the business, hardware is no longer in the spotlight. Instead, it runs quietly in the background while dozens of solutions work to leverage, limit, monitor or enhance its functionality. This was evident at KYOCERA Document Solutions America’s (KDA) fiscal year 15 Pan-American dealer meeting, which focused heavily on Kyocera business applications and encouraging dealers to become Total Document Solutions Providers. With the exception of a few new A4 devices, the technology fair was filled to the brim with business applications and third-party solutions, all of which, of course, embedded on Kyocera copiers.

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New MFPS And Printers In The Canon imageCLASS Lineup Offer Features Designed To Help Increase Productivity And Improve Workflow
Canon U.S.A. Debuts Therefore Online a Cloud based Version of its Information Management Solution
World Software Corporation announces the availability of contentCrawler for Worldox at ILTA 2014
Canon U.S.A. Announces Apple AirPrint Support for Three New Models in the PIXMA Printer Lineup
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