EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, is displaying the newest and pre-release versions of its products at the 13th annual Connect users’ conference (http://w3.efi.com/connect) taking place through April 13 at the Wynn Las Vegas. In addition to access to more than 150 educational sessions, user group meetings, speakers and exhibitors, Connect attendees are the first to see demonstrations and test drive the latest EFI products before they are released.
On Tuesday afternoon, amongst a packed audience, EFI CEO Guy Gecht kicked off the conference with a keynote referencing the changing window of opportunity for the industry, especially around digital printing and personalization. "Just as other industries, such as music and mobile phones, saw a transformation to a higher value based on personalization of content to consumer needs, our industry is experiencing similar changes. The opportunities that this transformation brings are many and significant, and you don’t want to get caught selling the old ‘walkman’ to your customers,” Gecht told the audience.
While Connect is underway, EFI offers a preview of the new technology the company is bringing to drupa 2012.
Last night, EFI announced their latest acquisition – Metrics Sistemas de Informação – in a move to accelerate development in the growing and vibrant market of Latin America, and bring the EFI ecosystem to the region with the entire company portfolio, ranging from Fiery workflow and cloud and customer-hosted ERP software, all the way to industrial inkjet production printers.
EFI Connect Underway
A highlight of the Connect solutions area again this year is the Digital Workflow Experience – a live demonstration that shows an integrated workflow from submission to output.
Conference attendees can see the latest versions of EFI print ERP (MIS) offerings. For the first time at Connect, the new EFI PrintSmith™ Vision is on display. An evolution of EFI PrintSmith, PrintSmith Vision provides a full-featured, browser-based management solution. The newest release of EFI Pace is being shown, highlighting advanced scheduling, a new digital order entry tool, and greater integration to Fiery servers, EFI inkjet printers and EFI Digital StoreFront. A preview of the forthcoming edition of EFI Monarch is available to attendees, including new PrintFlow and Auto-Count® features, wide- and super-wide format workflow and planner capabilities, and an improved digital page workflow. The just released version 13.1 of EFI Radius will be on display, with streamlined estimating for self-adhesive labels, integration with SmartLinc, SmartWare and SmartLinc Process Shipper, and new flexible packaging enhancements. Also on display is the latest release of Digital StoreFront, which shows off rich ticketing updates and improved support for Fiery, Fiery XF and wide-format integration.
The Fiery solutions area highlights the latest server system integrated with EFI Web-to-Print and MIS. The newest version of the Fiery system software, with features that improve image quality, color output, usability, and performance, is being demonstrated. Launched earlier today, Fiery Dashboard is a new cloud-based information service that enables owners and production managers to easily and quickly analyze their operations and make better business decisions.
Also on display in the Connect lab are proofing products, including the newest versions of Colorproof™ XF and Fiery XF.
For more information about EFI products, visit www.efi.com or call 800-875-7117.
EFI (www.efi.com) is a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation. EFI's award-winning solutions, integrated from creation to print, deliver increased performance, cost savings and productivity.
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