The Key Point Blog

01/10/2018

Keypoint Intelligence

Most of us get photo cards around the Holiday’s but not many of us save them. My girlfriend is an exception, as she has the interesting practice of keeping all the cards she receives over the Holidays on the door to her garage for the rest of the year. It’s a nice tradition; because it spruces up an otherwise dull door and lets you see pictures and memories from your friends and family all year long. To me, it also provides a touchstone for how the photo card market is doing. Although one person is not a solid benchmark, my girlfriend’s door serves as a good reflection on what I believe is happening in the overall market for photo cards.

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01/10/2018

Keypoint Intelligence

In 2017 we walked the workflow, followed an audit trail, and ended with the admonition that your workflow is not proprietary. That last post might have seemed odd, but the reason for the post evolved out of countless conversations with printers who see their workflow as their Intellectual Property. It is understandable to want to protect processes that make a business unique and provide a competitive advantage, but when broken down the optimized workflow process has four components: Creating the content, getting the print job on-boarded, manipulating and managing the job files through to the RIP, and the RIP and Digital Front End (DFE).

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01/08/2018

Keypoint Intelligence

See what hardware products we tested in 2017!

Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab sets out each year to provide bliQ subscribers with as many Lab & Field Test reports as possible. In 2017, we put 131 individual hardware products through our extensive tests.

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01/08/2018

Keypoint Intelligence

Check out what software we tested in 2017!

Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab is the leading independent test laboratory for document imaging hardware and software. In 2017 we had another prosperous year, putting 31 different solutions through our tests.

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01/05/2018

Keypoint Intelligence

ECi PrintFleet Now Joins ECi FM Audit

Consolidation in the document imaging space continues, with ECi Software Solutions adding PrintFleet to its stable of business-management tools for office equipment dealers.

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12/22/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

For the past several years we have done a year-end round up of the cameras that were introduced. It’s always an interesting exercise to look at what features and technologies camera vendors have chosen to feature in their products.

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12/21/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

I had the pleasure of attending Impact Networking Fall Technology Showcase in Chicago last month. What a wonderful event this mega-dealer puts on for their customers and prospects who attend the show each year.

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12/18/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Take a look at which companies took home awards this year

Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab has released the 2018 Solutions Pick Awards. In total, there are winners in 15 different categories, including Line of the Year.

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12/12/2017

Lee Davis

Company Tailors Its Intel Core i5-Powered FZ-M1 Toughpad to Bring Network Scanning to USB-Connected Scanners

The Panasonic KV-SSM100 Network Scanner Solution uses specially-tailored Panasonic Intel Core i5-powered FZ-M1 Toughpad tablet-PCs to enable network scanning from USB-connected scanners. Currently, the solution works with 18 devices (all but the KV-S3105C), which is great for existing Panasonic customers who want to add network scanning to their existing imaging workflows. Customers can downsize their fleet by replacing a good deal of desktop scanners with a single network scanning solution—all without having to pay for a new expensive machine. And with fewer devices to manage, IT professionals can focus more of their time on bigger problems.

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12/11/2017

Jessica Modrow

The Wide Format Market is Growing... and bliQ is Growing With It.

bliQ is excited to announce its latest product offering: a database dedicated to Wide Format printing. The new database encompasses a broad range of devices, including aqueous, UV, latex, eco-solvent and solvent printers of all sizes with MSRPs up to approximately $150,000.

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