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Monday, October 29, 2012

Epson Enters Technical Printing Market

Epson America recently introduced a new line of large-format inkjet color plotters designed for engineering and scientific professionals – the SureColor T3000, T5000, and T7000. Marking Epson’s entry into the technical printing market, the SureColor T-Series provides architects, engineers and GIS professionals with what Epson’s calling the fastest plotting speeds in their class, as well as industry-leading plotting accuracy, and new Epson UltraChrome XD pigment inks.

Built from the ground up using all-Epson engineering, theSureColor T-Series delivers resolution of up to 2,880 x 1,440 dpi, and can produce presentation-quality D-size plot in as little as 25 seconds and up to 110 per hour. They also feature an output stacking basket that organizes up to 20 A1/D- or A0/E-sized plain-paper plots.

Epson says its new UltraChrome XD pigment inks provide crisp lines, brilliant color and photographic quality on virtually any paper type for accurate prints that are archival and smudge- and water-resistant. T-Series ink cartridges are available in 110 ml, 350 ml, as well as in a high-capacity 700 ml size. The plotters use cyan, magenta, yellow, photo black, and matte black inks.

Other specifications include:
· Three Plotter Widths: The SureColor T3000, T5000 and T7000 feature maximum print widths of 24″, 36″, and 44″ respectively.
· The new plotters use Epson’s MicroPiezo TFP inkjet print head that Epson says provide high-performance and consistency for precise plotting with highly accurate line placement and minimum line widths as thin as 0.018 mm.
· Includes Epson Precision XD printer language compatible with the latest applications and workflow software.
· An optional internal 250-GB hard drive releases workstations for unattended plotting, and features a Web server for print queue management and printer maintenance.
· Control panel incorporates a full-color LCD display as well as simple key layout for quick access to printer features and controls, as well as an intuitive help system for most frequent tasks.

The SureColor T3000, T5000 and T7000 will be available in this fall through authorized Epson Professional Imaging resellers for list prices of $2,995, $3,995 and $4,995 respectively.

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Source: Epson Enters Technical Printing Market with New SureColor T-Series

Monday, October 22, 2012

Lexmark Introduces 18 "Smart" MFPs

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In one of the most significant product launches in the company’s history, Lexmark International, Inc. announced a wide breadth of new laser printers and multifunction products (MFPs) built on an enhanced technology platform that delivers productivity-enhancing solutions.

Lexmark’s smart MFPs include an intuitive touch screen that provides access to many powerful applications that reduce the complexities of manual processes and improve productivity. This seamless integration of Lexmark’s smart MFPs with the Perceptive Software portfolio helps improve infrastructure efficiency and team performance to propel growth.

Some of the newest additions to Lexmark’s printer and MFPproduct families introduced today include:
· CX510 color laser MFP – Designed for mid-size workgroups, the Lexmark CX510 offers time-saving productivity solutions that are typically present on larger devices. This device produces professional-quality color worthy of branded marketing collateral thanks to Lexmark’s calibration technology for the PANTONE color system and Lexmark Named Color Replacement true color matching.
· MX812 monochrome laser MFP – This high-performance MFP features fast processor, print, copy and scan speeds. As the first A4 monochrome laser MFP to print and copy up to 70 pages per minute1, as well as to deliver the first page in as quickly as four seconds, this is the ideal device for large enterprise workgroups who need a workhorse in the office. It provides professional finishing and comes with pre-loaded business solutions that are quickly accessible through an intuitive 10.2-inch color touch screen. An extra high-yield 45,000-page Unison toner cartridge, the largest in its class, ensures fewer user interventions to replace toner.
· MX611 monochrome laser MFP – The Lexmark MX611 features a 7-inch color touch screen, providing access to pre-installed workflow solutions that enhance business productivity by automating tasks. It’s a workhorse equipped to print up to 50 pages per minute and prints or copies a first page in as quickly as seven seconds. The Lexmark MX611 is the only MFP in its class that offers an automatic inline stapler finishing option.
· MX410 monochrome laser MFP – The Lexmark MX410 introduces solutions capabilities on an MFP below the affordable $600 price point. The device saves time with fast processor, print, copy and scan speeds, and with powerful productivity solutions via the 4.3-inch color touch screen. It prints up to 10,000 pages per month, up to 40 pages per minute, and prints or copies a first page in as quickly as seven seconds.
· MS610 monochrome laser printer – Starting at $699, the Lexmark MS610 is impressive in its own right with duplex and built-in productivity solutions. As the fastest compact A4 monochrome laser printer, it prints up to 16,000 pages per month, up to 50 pages per minute, and a first page in as little as six-and-a-half seconds. The easy-to-use 4.3-inch color touch screen also enables users to manage jobs right at the device.

“The intelligence offered through Lexmark’s devices is a key differentiator, and when combined with our state-of-the-art imaging technology, we are able to provide our customers unmatched capabilities in a solutions portfolio,” said Marty Canning, Lexmark executive vice president and president of Imaging Solutions and Services. “Our innovative, smart MFPs are the backbone to the many workflow solutions we provide, and this close marriage between our hardware and software portfolios is what gives our customers access to unavailable information and improves customer satisfaction.”

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Source: Lexmark extends MFP leadership with new solutions-enabled laser products

Monday, October 15, 2012

Cybercrime Costs Rise Nearly 40%, Attack Frequency Doubles

Hewlett Packard / HP unveiled new research indicating that the cost and frequency of cybercrime have both continued to rise for the third straight year.

According to the third annual study of U.S. companies, the occurrence of cyberattacks has more than doubled over a three-year period, while the financial impact has increased by nearly 40%.

Conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by HP, the 2012 Cost of Cyber Crime Study found that the average annualized cost of cybercrime incurred by a benchmark sample of U.S. organizations was $8.9 million. This represents a 6% increase over the average cost reported in 2011, and a 38% increase over 2010. The 2012 study also revealed a 42% increase in the number of cyberattacks, with organizations experiencing an average of 102 successful attacks per week, compared to 72 attacks per week in 2011 and 50 attacks per week in 2010.

“Organizations are spending increasing amounts of time, money and energy responding to cyberattacks at levels that will soon become unsustainable,” said Michael Callahan, vice president, Worldwide Product and Solution Marketing, Enterprise Security Products, HP. “There is clear evidence to show that the deployment of advanced security intelligence solutions helps to substantially reduce the cost, frequency and impact of these attacks.”

The most costly cybercrimes continue to be those caused by malicious code, denial of service, stolen or hijacked devices, and malevolent insiders. When combined, these account for more than 78% of annual cybercrime costs per organization. Additional key findings include:
· Information theft and business disruption continue to represent the highest external costs. On an annual basis, information theft accounts for 44% of total external costs, up 4% from 2011. Disruption to business or lost productivity accounted for 30% of external costs, up 1 percent from 2011.
· Deploying advanced security intelligence solutions can mitigate the impact of cyberattacks. Organizations that deployed security information and event management (SIEM) solutions realized a cost savings of nearly $1.6 million per year. As a result, these organizations experienced a substantially lower cost of recovery, detection and containment than organizations that had not deployed SIEM solutions.
· Cyberattacks can be costly if not resolved quickly. The average time to resolve a cyberattack is 24 days, but it can take up to 50 days according to this year’s study. The average cost incurred during this 24-day period was $591,780, representing a 42% increase over last year’s estimated average cost of $415,748 during an 18-day average resolution period.
· Recovery and detection remain the most costly internal activities associated with cybercrime. On an annual basis, these activities account for almost half of the total internal cost, with operating expenses and labor representing the majority of the total.

“The purpose of this benchmark research is to quantify the economic impact of cyberattacks and observe cost trends over time,” said Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder, Ponemon Institute. “We believe a better understanding of the cost of cybercrime will assist organizations in determining the appropriate amount of investment and resources needed to prevent or mitigate the devastating consequences of an attack.”

In conjunction with this third annual study of U.S. companies, cybercrime cost studies also were conducted in Australia, Germany, Japan and the United Kingdom. HP is hosting a series of webinars highlighting the findings from these studies, with the U.S.-focused webinar taking place Nov. 7.

HP is changing the enterprise security landscape with the HP Security Intelligence platform, which uniquely leverages advanced threat research and powerful correlation of security events and vulnerabilities to deliver security intelligence spanning IT operations, applications and infrastructure.

Source: HP Research: Cybercrime Costs Rise Nearly 40 Percent, Attack Frequency Doubles

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

An Apple a Day...

Apple Clock
Keep the Apple away to enjoy an Hour a Day.

I have been anxiously awaiting the new generation Apple iPhone for six months (believe they'll call it version 5). Already found a buyer for my "4". Today I scoured Google for any new information that I have yet to devour. (elapsed time .. 55 minutes). Naturally there was a vast amount of knowledge to absorb. Spent 47 minutes reading articles and opinions. Some are even claiming that iPhone 5 will cure our Country's economic ills:
Higher Impact: QE3 or iPhone5

So, let me digest this. Somehow, if we all go out and buy a new phone (smart or not) all the economic pain will abruptly end.

Great the economic problem solved so let's get back to my "can't live without" new iPhone. I can just feel the sensation of that little gem in the palm of my hand. That slender firm larger body and slick brushed finish. An improved battery that will keep iphone 5 and me engaged for longer and more exciting times. What more can a man ask for?

Did I forget to mention my dream phone will now give me the intimate Facebook experience, I've always longed for while eating my lunch.

Wait ... there is something very wrong with the picture in my head. I asked myself, do I need an extra line of "Apps" on the screen? Do I need that slick body? Do I need a faster processor (iOS6) and longer battery, do I need "Do Not Disturb", since I learned simply to use the mute feature. Do I really need Passbook or do I need to find a "special hour" a day to spend with my wife. I don't have any little ones at home, unfortunately, wish we did.

I though seriously, how much better will my life be with #5. Soon I realized those new features would only make me a greater prisoner of the phone gadget.

I recalled my old Samsung (only phone .. no camera) devise. It called the people I need to talk to and then left me alone.

I had no Apps, no Music, no Email and no Twitter but I had TIME. I read more, I talked to my neighbors more, I walked more, I laughed more and I enjoyed my wife's company more. I was a happier "iPhoneless Person" .... can you image the wonderful events of life that may happen when you have that extra hour a day to spend it in a social way.

More than 5 million new iPhones and accompanying accessories will find their way into happy homes over the next few months. There will be many happy and engaged consumers exploring all the new bells and whistles the iPhone5 offers and with the new "Assistant" feature, you may just need one less friend.

Wow, did I just hear that the improved 5.5 version is in the final stages of development. Can't wait to read about it and just maybe consider my own upgrade. Yes, they have us hooked.

Looking on The Other Side
"Time is the most undefinable yet paradoxical of things; the past is gone, the future is not come, and the present becomes the past even while we attempt to define it, and, like the flash of lightning, at once exists and expires."
~Charles Caleb Colton

Monday, October 08, 2012

Wide Format Printing (at a glance)

According to SGIA's (Specialty Graphic Imaging Association) 2012 Market Trends and Product Specialties Benchmarking Report, digital imaging technology is the dominant technology for the graphics and sign community. Close to 70% of respondents indicated that they are exclusively digital or, are primarily digital printers.

Wide format technology has advanced in terms of quality, speed and applications because of increasing competition among OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) for their share of the rapidly growing Display Graphics market. Banners, posters and signs remain the leading large format applications, with photography gaining an increasing share. Drawings, proofs, flags and textiles are showing declines, with other applications remaining relatively stable. Quality, price and speed are the three key drivers for selection of a signage and display graphics print provider. Customers are more familiar with digital technology due to the proliferation of vehicle wraps and outdoor banners and are demanding higher quality output.

The key to providing the highest quality output at a competitive price is to use ColorMatch ink that eliminates any need to re-profile the equipment. Labor is a major cost component and re-profiling will cost more than any nominal "savings" from inferior ink. Sign shops, fine art printers and major equipment distributors use ColorMatch ink because its performance is true to its name.

One hundred percent of Priceless Ink & Toner cartridges undergo Quality Assurance testing that virtually eliminates "read errors" upon cartridge installation. A technical service specialist recently reported that he has experienced a significant increase in "read errors" among a major OEM’s ink cartridges which is likely due to a decrease in their QA sampling. Every ColorMatch wide format ink cartridge is machine installed twice to confirm chip function prior to packaging. Adhesion, image permanence, cure times are also significant factors to consider when purchasing wide format ink.

ColorMatch inks bought from our web store are fully guaranteed to be compatible with and provide performance equal to the equivalent OEM ink.

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