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Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging software, hardware, and services, today announced the winners of its BLI PaceSetter awards in the MFP Platform & App Ecosystem and MFP Cloud Ecosystem arenas. The first award recognizes the document imaging OEM that offers the most robust device-embedded software platform and associated ecosystem of apps. The second award honors the vendor that is setting the pace in MFP cloud-readiness and associated cloud services offerings.



Keypoint Intelligence - InfoTrends is pleased to have David Haueter, Associate Director of the Photo Printing Trends and Photo Merchandise Trends services, speaking at the Pro Imaging CONNECT conference. This new educational event, being held April 12-13 in Howey-in-the-Hills, FL, will bring together portrait labs, volume photographers, photo retailers, photo labs, online retailers and more.



In a new study entitled, 2018 Professional Photography and Videography Study, Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends surveyed 1,855 pro photographers and videographers to further explore photo printing, video services, digital camera ownership and usage, as well as the use of the internet.



Keypoint Intelligence - InfoTrends is pleased to announce the expansion in coverage of its Connected Imaging Trends advisory service to include Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR). These topics will build on existing coverage of photo and video sharing, social networks and cloud services, as well as mobile devices and apps for all platforms. Vendors in this space are from varied backgrounds in the photography, consumer electronics, online photo services, storage, networking, and telecommunications industries that are constantly innovating with solutions that stand on their own or integrate with partners.



Keypoint Intelligence has announced a new data product aimed at the dealer channel: Market Analytics Tool (MAT). MAT is a data visualization tool that gives users access to print volume, establishment and install base information by state, county, zip code and vertical markets.



From virtual receptionists and ‘co-bots’ to artificial intelligence and robotic process automation, it’s clear that the traditional office environment is evolving into an advanced ecosystem for leading-edge technologies to better streamline how work gets done. But what is less clear is which vendors will lead this transformation. To help OEMs, developers, service providers and resellers in both strategy and marketing groups understand the trends, Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends announces the availability of its latest study, The Smart Workplace.



Keypoint Intelligence - InfoTrends will present at the CP+ Camera & Photo Imaging Show taking place Thursday, February 28 to Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Yokohama, Japan. The event is for consumers, professional photographers, and other business users, with participants from a wide variety of target demographics. It includes a product showcase, valuable seminars, and participative photo exhibitions, as well as sales of photo books, used cameras, and photo accessories.



Keypoint Intelligence - InfoTrends is pleased to announce that Eric Zimmerman has joined the company as Director of the Wide Format (WFP) advisory service. In his role, Zimmerman will have responsibility for forecasting, market analysis, research, and custom consulting related to wide format digital printing including graphics and technical applications.



Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software, and services, today announced that Sharp has won BLI’s coveted 2019 Copier MFP Line of the Year award. Given once a year, this award recognizes the vendor whose product line is deemed best overall based on its rigorous laboratory evaluations.



Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software, and services, today announced that Lexmark has won BLI’s prestigious 2019 Printer/MFP Line of the Year award. Presented once a year, Line of the Year awards honor those manufacturers’ product lines that are determined to be the best overall based on the cumulative test results of all models tested in Buyers Lab’s rigorous two-month laboratory evaluation.