OKI Data Americas announced the procurement of a three-year contract with New York state for the installation of a selection of color and monochrome printers and multifunction devices. The contract incorporates 10 different office equipment product categories for workgroup printers and multifunction devices ranging from low- to high-end color and monochrome products. Under the contract, New York state executive agencies must purchase printers and related devices from the primary contractor, OKI Data, although they may purchase printers and related devices from the designated secondary contractor in special circumstances.
Konica Minolta’s Simple Copy application, now available at the company’s bizhub MarketPlace site, uses graphical icons and buttons to identify and group commonly used copy options to improve the customized copy process. The new app also offers customized scanning functions and an Eco-Copy button predefined with settings to help reduce copying costs.
Parts Now has expanded its logistics reach to include a new distribution center in Houston, Texas, bringing the total number of Parts Now distribution centers to seven.
Brother Industries Ltd. announced that it has entered into an agreement with Eastman Kodak Company to acquire certain assets of Kodak's document imaging business. The agreement is the initial stalking horse bid under Section 363 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code, to be followed by an orderly auction process under certain procedures set forth in the agreement. Under the agreement, Brother would acquire these assets for approximately US$210 million in cash subject to certain price adjustments, plus the assumption of specified liabilities. The transaction requires approval from U.S. bankruptcy court and is subject to a competitive bidding process under Section 363. The transaction is also subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
Faroudja Toner has released toner for the HP P 3005.
Muratec America Inc., manufacturer of multifunction office equipment and business productivity solutions, announced the availability of two new A4 monochrome multifunction printers (MFP’s), the MFX-3510 and MFX-3530.
Konica Minolta announced the launch of the bizhub C364e/C284e/C224e Series of Color Multifunctional Products.
Katun announced the achievement of a significant milestone: 25 billion color pages have been produced using Katun and Media Sciences brand color toners.
All Covered, a division of Konica Minolta Business Solutions, has acquired Cherry Hill, N.J.-based United Computer Sales and Service to expand its information technology, security and compliance services offerings for its financial services and government customers.
Static Control is proud to announce its support of the Italian association Produttori Associati Cartucce Toner (PACTO). The association comprises members from Sapi, Microlaser Italia, Tecnolaser Europa and Eco-Recuperi.
The Canadian online distributer of printer and computer-related accessories announces the addition of several new Lexmark products, including the popular T650A11A OEM model.
Fuji Xerox announced this week that its international certification center has been accredited by the Belgium Accreditation Body, making it the first Japanese manufacturer to earn that designation for ultra-fine particles air quality testing.
Xerox this week announced a new program that would reward customers for buying its OEM-branded supplies. Named “Genuine Xerox Rewards,” the loyalty program offers consumers “cool gifts for purchasing genuine supplies.” Customers receive points, which can then be redeemed for gifts, travel and more. The OEM explains that “using genuine Xerox supplies is a smart business decision, as it protects the equipment and ensures years of reliable operation and quality output. The program also validates the authenticity of the products, letting customers know they are purchasing genuine supplies, not counterfeit items.”
Hewlett Packard’s new-look board of directors will still include former chairman Ray Lane, but longtime board members John Hammergren and G. Kennedy Thompson are moving on. Ralph Whitworth will hold down the chairman post on an interim basis while CEO Meg Whitman and the rest of the board begin the search for a permanent nonexecutive chairman to take Lane’s place.
Faroudja Toner has released toner for the Muratec MFX 1430.