Fujitsu Scans its Way to Top Spot in Departmental Scanning Market

7/10/2003 - Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA), a market leader in document imaging scanners and services, highlighted 2002 market share figures representing the company's year-over-year sales leadership performance in the departmental level document scanning industry, included in a new industry report that names Fujitsu the leader in that category.

The report, entitled "2003 Document Imaging Scanner Market Forecast and Analysis, North America," was published by InfoTrends Research Group, Inc., a Boston-based market research and consulting firm focused on digital imaging technologies and markets. The report provides a comprehensive analysis for five market segments including, workgroup, departmental, low volume production, mid volume production, and high-volume production, for the calendar year 2002.

According to the report, vendor unit sales in the departmental segment (20-36 pages per minute) accounted for a third of all document scanner shipments in 2002 amongst the five product segments. In addition, departmental shipments grew 24 percent in 2002 over 2001 and are projected to strengthen in the coming years.

In the departmental "Key Players" section of the report, Fujitsu is regarded as the leader of the pack. "Fujitsu is expected to continue to deliver key product in this segment in the years to come, and should be able to maintain and grow its leadership position," stated InfoTrends Research Group.

Fujitsu's departmental market share numbers for 2002 were marked as 25 to 35 percent with an "up" trend continuing for the company in 2003. Other companies ranked in the report include Hewlett-Packard, Canon, Ricoh, Panasonic, Eastman Kodak and Bell & Howell.

InfoTrends also reported that the document scanning industry recovered well in 2002 from a dismal year of sales performance in 2001. Looking ahead, InfoTrends sees 2003 to be another high paced year full of product improvements, competitive posturing, and rising user demand.

In 2003 Fujitsu's Imaging Products Group (IPG) introduced the newest members to its award-winning department scanning product line -- the fi-4530C departmental duplex color scanner. The fi-4530C was unveiled at the AIIM 2003 Exposition and Conference in New York City in April and was selected as a "Best of AIIM 2003" winner by Transform Magazine, which specifically acknowledged its 'ledger scanning and compact footprint' as standout features. Fujitsu also just announced volume availability of the fi-4530C scanner.

About InfoTrends Research Group
InfoTrends Research Group, Inc. ( is the leading market research and consulting firm for digital imaging technologies and markets. With the largest number of analysts dedicated solely to digital imaging, InfoTrends offers the most focused coverage of this rapidly evolving market. InfoTrends helps its worldwide clientele improve the effectiveness of their strategic planning by providing valuable tools for intelligent decision-making, including forecasts, end user research, product analysis, and market trend tracking.

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About Fujitsu
Fujitsu is a leading provider of customer-focused IT and communications solutions for the global marketplace. Pace-setting technologies, highly reliable computing and telecommunications platforms, and a worldwide corps of systems and services experts uniquely position Fujitsu to deliver comprehensive solutions that open up infinite possibilities for its customers' success. Headquartered in Tokyo, Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.6 trillion yen (US$38 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2003.

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About Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc.
Fujitsu Computer Products of America, Inc. (FCPA) conducts engineering and marketing activities in San Jose, CA and sales operations throughout the United States. FCPA's current product and service offerings include hard disk drives, tape drives, magneto-optical drives, scanners and scanner maintenance. FCPA is located at 2904 Orchard Parkway, San Jose, CA, 95134. For more information about Fujitsu products and services, call us at 800-626-4686 or 408-432-6333

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