The 2009 PMA Show in Las Vegas opened its doors this week and although crowds appeared perhaps a bit lighter, the atmosphere was business as usual and, thankfully, new innovation trumped talk of the deepening recession the nation is locked in.
It didn’t take long for the first big announcement to make headlines as Noritsu announced they were purchasing Vienna,Va.-based Lucidiom. The final terms of the deal are expected to close by the end of the month.
Lucidiom has emerged in recent years as one of the leading makers self-service imaging kiosks and Noritsu has maintained a leadership position for years on the minillab and dry printing technology front, pioneering the one-hour minilab concept and product in the early 1980s. In tandem, the pair combine for a formidable force in the retail print market.