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MELVILLE, N.Y., January 12, 2017 –  Redefining the boundaries of what’s possible through its strong focus on innovation, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has for the 31st consecutive year, secured a spot among the top three companies for U.S. patent holders. According to patent results issued by IFI CLAIMS Patent Services, Canon was granted a total of 3,665 patents for 2016, further demonstrating Canon’s continued path of innovation to help see the impossible.

MALVERN, PA, January 12, 2017 – Ricoh USA, Inc. today unveiled its latest black-and-white device series to help small offices and enterprises work and collaborate more easily and efficiently. The compact, powerful RICOH MP 501SPF and RICOH MP 601SPF multifunction printer (MFP) and RICOH SP 5300DN and RICOH SP 5310DN printer series addresses the need for modern companies to drive maximum productivity and get the most out of their resources – including space. These high-speed, high-volume, low-maintenance, low-cost devices further Ricoh’s commitment to developing new technologies that help customers succeed in the fast-paced new world of work. 

WEST PALM BEACH, FL, 1/11/17 -- The Yin and Yang Show: A Marketing and Sales Conversation, (yinandyang.fm), a podcast about inbound sales and marketing for the office technology channel, has just launched. The podcast will focus on sharing real-world experience and knowledge about how office technology dealerships can most effectively generate leads and sales by using inbound sales and marketing strategies. The podcast is available now via subscription on iTunes and Stitcher (as well as video if you’d like to just watch us talk) on the Yin and Yang Show blog. 

January 10, 2017 — DEX Imaging, Inc., the largest independent dealer of document imaging and digital content solutions in the United States, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Digitec, a $3 million Sharp™ and Lanier™ dealership operating in middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky.

SCOTTSDALE, AZ – January 10, 2017 - MWA Intelligence, Inc. and GreatAmerica Financial Services announced the addition of automated cash posting for GreatAmerica dealers who use the MWA FORZA Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software.  The new integration allows GreatAmerica to post payments on behalf of their dealers to increase efficiency and reduce errors in their remittance process.  Dealers retrieve remittance information in FORZA and the system matches payments and invoice numbers to automatically close the open receivables. 

FRANKLIN, Mass. - Jan. 5, 2017 -- Actionable Intelligence, the digital imaging industry's leading source for news and analysis, is proud to announce it will hold its first "must attend" online event of the New Year this month. Sponsored by Clover Imaging Group, Epson America, Future Graphics, and Static Control Components, the one-hour, interactive webinar, "2016 Year in Review: The Office Imaging Industry's Most Transformative Year and What's to Come in 2017," will take place on January 17 at 2 PM Eastern Time.

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 4, 2017/PRNewswire/ -- Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider ofindustry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, today announced that it has acquired privately-held docSTAR, an award-winning developer of document management software based in Schenectady, New York. The transaction closed on Jan. 3, financial terms were not disclosed.

MALVERN, Pa., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ricoh USA, Inc. today announced the RICOH Pro C5200s series, a digital color production printer series designed to help reduce print costs for in-house print centers, corporate reprographics departments, print-for-pay and commercial printers. Today's production print environments must adapt to many customer needs without breaking the bank. The RICOH Pro C5200s and RICOH Pro C5210s achieve this goal by maintaining high print speeds and quality across a wide range of media with a variety of finishing options, helping improve turnaround times and broaden capabilities. These devices boast an affordable price point and require less space, helping them fit easily into these varied environments.

LONG BEACH, Calif., Jan. 4, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America, a leading provider of digital imaging solutions, today introduced the WorkForce ES-200 and WorkForce ES-300W portable duplex document scanners.