The Key Point Blog

02/02/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Xerox Turns Over the Development of its FreeFlow Print Server Digital Front End to EFI

Today Xerox and EFI announced a move that extends their longstanding partnership: Xerox is selling its FreeFlow Print Server digital front end business to EFI. EFI will manage production and support of the existing FreeFlow Print Server and later will integrate it with EFI’s Fiery digital front end.

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01/25/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Is Avanti The Start of More Ricoh Acquisitions?

Ricoh announced on January 18th that they had taken their strategic investment into Avanti Computer Systems to the next step by acquiring the company. The acquisition is not a surprise for those that have been watching the workflow story develop at Ricoh. The company acquired MarcomCentral (formerly known as PTI Marketing Technologies Inc.) in 2014 and expanded its software partnerships in recent years.

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01/25/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Augmented Reality Takes Center Stage @ARinAction

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01/25/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

The Implications of the Vive Tracker

Many virtual reality (VR) innovations debuted at CES 2017, but HTC’s new Vive accessory, the Vive Tracker, warrants special attention. The HTC Vive Tracker is a tool that will enable motion tracking with virtually any external controller. Currently, the Vive operates through two included wand controllers that come with the headset. The Tracker will expand this. Demos at CES included a rifle, a firehose, and a baseball bat. This wide range showcases the potential of applications that Tracker can unlock in VR.

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01/22/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

A Review of 2016 Corporate Greeting Cards

This is the seventh time that I have recorded a video blog review of all the corporate greeting cards I received during the holiday season. This year I highlight cards I received from three different types of providers: technology/systems, support services, and printing/marketing. In this video you’ll see premium substrates, dye cuts and folds to create structural pieces, dimensional effects and foils, as well as eye-catching design and innovative personalization techniques.

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01/20/2017

Kaitlin Shaw & Felicia Heiney

Company Focuses on Mobility and Millennials

OKI Data Americas recently announced the addition of two new products to its lineup: the C532dn color printer and the MC573dn color MFP.

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01/17/2017

Carl Schell

There’s Nothing Boring about Rapidly Growing Business

For any company that has been around for almost a century, there will be countless peaks and valleys in its history. These high and low points are often predicated on the timing of organizational changes in relation to current market conditions.

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01/13/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

How Automated is your Workflow Automation?

There are still a few more items in the Workflow Quiz to work through before we can say that every stone has been turned over in the quest for optimization and documentation. In this segment it’s time to look at what processes you have that might qualify as islands of automation that should be linked together.

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01/06/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

Nolo VR adds Room-Scale to Mobile HMDs

Beijing-based technology company, LYRobotix is bringing a new system to mobile virtual reality (VR) called Nolo VR. Nolo VR utilizes position-based tracking to monitor a user’s movement, much in the same way as Lighthouse does for the HTC Vive (or Guardian for Oculus Rift). Nolo VR plans to add motion control to the mobile VR experience, through its two palm-fitting wand-shaped controllers (typical system configuration shown in Figure below). In addition to improving mobile VR, LYRobotix is partnering with Riftcat’s VRidge software to enable remote play of Steam (Valve’s PC software vendor) VR’s library on a mobile headset.

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01/05/2017

Keypoint Intelligence

What Printer and Copier Reports Were Published Last Month?

The Mercury dropped in December, but we were still cooking up reports.

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