Print.IT Reseller - issue 63

PRINT IT RESELLER.UK WHAT'S NEW 33 Focus On: What’s New Watkiss bookletmakers combined with Morgana feeder Morgana Systems has added two new bookletmaker configurations to its product portfolio. The Morgana PowerSquare 224VF and Morgana PowerSquare 160VF have been combined with Morgana’s VF Dual Bin feeder, a product initially developed by parent company Plockmatic, to provide two powerful entrants into the offline finishing arena. The PowerSquare products were created, developed and are manufactured by Watkiss. Both Morgana and Watkiss are now part of Plockmatic Group. Three times the performance Western Digital has added an entry- level NVMe model to its WD Blue range of solid state drives (SSD), giving content creators and PC enthusiasts near-instant access to files and programs. Built with Western Digital’s own 3D NAND technology, firmware and controller, the WD Blue SN500 NVMe SSD delivers three times the performance of SATA models, with sequential read/ write speeds of up to 1,700/1,450MB/s and power consumption as low as 2.7W. NEC joins the resolution revolution NEC Display Solutions Europe has announced a new product that places the company in the vanguard of a resolution revolution that will see ultra-high definition (UHD) available on smaller, more affordable displays. The MultiSync V554Q 55” model is the latest addition to NEC’s portfolio of UHD displays which the firm says provides the ultimate in pixel-free viewing experiences. UHD has many advantages over Full HD, including greatly increased pixel density (3,840 x 2,160 against 1,920 x 1,080 for Full HD) as well as providing effortless readability from both long and short viewing distances. This makes the V554Q ideal for a range of applications including digital signage, meeting rooms and collaboration, technical and detailed presentations, CAD, conferencing and more. As well as providing effortless UHD viewing, the new V554Q boasts the highest quality visuals over the course of the device’s lifetime, thanks to the integrated SpectraView engine, which ensures reliable colour reproduction and out-of-the-box calibration capabilities for easy set-up and ongoing management of visual parameters. The new display is also compatible with NEC’s Open Modular intelligence (OMi), enabling users to upgrade the power of their display at any time by seamlessly integrating one of NEC’s options for OPS Slot-in PCs, Raspberry Pi compute modules or signal interfaces for content feed and computing. Continued... HP and Siemens advance digital manufacturing Siemens and HP are to expand their integrated additive manufacturing (AM) solution. The expanded AM solution integrates hardware, software, data intelligence and services to optimise the efficiency of the entire manufacturing process, from design and simulation through production planning, execution, quality and control. The solution combines HP’s 3D printing and 3D data platform, including its new HP Jet Fusion 5200 system, with Siemens Digital Industries Software including Siemens NX CAD/CAE, NX AM for HP Multi Jet Fusion software module with direct printer interface, undergoing certification by HP for its Jet Fusion 5200 Series to be available later this year, as well as Teamcenter for PLM, Tecnomatix Plant Simulation, Simatic IT for manufacturing execution, and MindSphere for performance analytics and Industrial IoT. Improved office productivity and document security Kofax has launched Kofax ControlSuite, a new print and capture software solution that simplifies and enables the central management and governance of content flowing through multifunction printer fleets, mobile and desktop devices, email and print streams. Kofax ControlSuite is a unified platform that enables a single installation, configuration and management of print, capture and output management. Its modular architecture contains next- generation versions of Kofax Equitrac 6, Kofax AutoStore 8 and Kofax Output Manager 5. The solution boosts business productivity by ensuring that documents and information get to the right people at the right time, every time, through automated workflows and processes. Kofax ControlSuite