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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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Sharp Looks to Expand High-End Product Success with New Light-Production Color Engines

Building on its success in the high-end office space and its BLI Pick-winning monochrome production devices (the 95-ppm MX-M950 and the 110-ppm MX-M1100), Sharp recently made its initial foray into the color light-production space with the MX-7500N and MX-6500N.

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