The Key Point Blog

01/30/2018

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Take Workflow to the Next Level

Are your customers getting the maximum functionality and convenience possible out of their MFPs?

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01/26/2018

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Ever Wonder What Really Happens in Our Lab?

In this article, we break down Buyers Lab testing, including facts you might not have known!

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01/24/2018

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On January 23rd, 2018, Xerox hosted the Xerox Security Summit at the New York Stock Exchange. Understanding that cybersecurity has become essential for MFPs and printers as “always on end-points”, Xerox brought together thought leaders and partners in this field to join Xerox for the bell ringing and an afternoon of cybersecurity conversations. Mike Feldman, Executive VP and President, NAO, Xerox Corporation, opened the event by reflecting on the rebirth of Xerox one year ago, when Conduent became a separate company and Xerox was able to center itself. In this past year Xerox has had many accomplishments, including a huge launch of 29 new devices, growth in ConnectKey and apps, and new devices and inks for production print.

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01/17/2018

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Remember the days of using an instant camera to take pictures of your family or friends and excitedly waiting for the picture to “develop” in front of your eyes? It was cool, right? Well there are some companies out there trying to make instant photography cool again. Enter Eastman Kodak and its licensee C+A Global, who introduced the Printomatic, a point and shoot camera with built-in printer, in September 2017.

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01/10/2018

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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