Category: new technology

News from Konica Minolta. Everything but printing.

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On October 24th I was invited to the new product presentation of  Konica Minolta in Barcelona.

At the end of the introductory session we were had a pleasant surprise: a session of African drums led by 3 Africans and followed by all the assistants. It was really fun to see a all the executives and middle-aged men dressed in suits and ties playing the drum like crazy. (In the end I attach a video)

Impresion con relieveEmbossed print starting from one unit.

The novelty is that Konica’s professional printing services can now offer embossed prints without requiring large quantities, that is, starting from one unit.

Web user interface for ordering prints within the company.

It is a web environment from which an employee of a large company or institution can order business cards, brochures, bookbinders, etc. It is an internal virtual store. It allows a flow of approval of costs by the superior and an exact control of the work done by the reproduction center. The recipient of the order can be an internal reprography center or an external company.

Camaras con procesadorSecurity cameras with multiple sensors and a processor.

Mobotix, are security cameras with dual sensors (Monochrome infrared, Color) full of sensors: thermal camera, IR movement, accelerometer, microphone and speaker. All combined with powerful software allows you to control a flow of customers in a parking lot or in the building hall. Detect fire or intruders in unauthorized areas. We saw an example where it detects fire and after 5 seconds it triggers the alarm.

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IOT versus M2M. What’s the difference?

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M2M it’s a geek word used in the last years related to communications between machines, i.e.: Machines connected a service support to report failures and need for maintenance.

IOT its a much newer term used related to things, aka moisture sensors, thermometers, domotic gadgets, movement sensors and anything with a CPU connected in any way to the Internet.

Inspired by:http://www.automationworld.com/cloud-computing/know-difference-between-iot-and-m2m

 

 

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Data leaking, hackers, malicious software? not any more!

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AMR Secure +   The only printer management software that works within your closed network. 

 

secure+ Printer management softwareSome institutions like banks, lawyers and specially healthcare related organizations, don’t like anyone to sniff their networks. IT managers have the responsibility to keep their networks away from data leaking, hackers, and malicious software.

In the other hand we need connectivity to get things running like, printer management, maintenance, IOT and so on. More info

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Why your field service techs will love AMR MPS software?

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How would your field service like to have more information about every single printer. Your field service technicians will love to have extra information before they leave the office.

Check out some of the benefits from using AMR software:

benefits for Field service

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What else can you sell to your customers? 3 real examples you can use.

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Did you know that you can give away free software and make money out of it?

What else can you sell to your customers
How to increase your turnover by selling other services and products to your customers.
Imaging business is not about hardware anymore, you need to be creative to add more value to your customers.
How you do that ?  Here come 3 real examples you can use to get started: More info

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Ego Printing: A new 3D printing business model.

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A company in my hometown, Barcelona is selling a new product: yourself.
The idea is that you go to the photo studio, get scanned with a 3D scanner and after paying 99€, a color 3D model of yourself is printed.

3d_print_ego print

www.labs3d.com

My question is: Why would you like to have a 3D printed YOU?

Different situations come to my mind … People in love leaving far away?, kids missing their parents or parents missing their kids maybe because they study or work abroad?, or grandparents missing all of them… Who knows?

Its a new business model and a new opportunity that 3D printers are bringing to us.
Check out this video and see how it works:

If you like it, feel free to share it !

The 3D print shop in Barcelona is: http://www.labs3d.com/index.html

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Does your printer needs ink transfusion? what about 1/2 liter?

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Yes, there is a company called ink bags that supplies ink for your inkjet printer in bags like the ones used for blood. Yes it’s like a never ending cartridge. Instead of refilling the ink cartridge itself, they attach one bag for each color into a black box next to the printer.

blood bags printer ink refill

The system is not a as fancy (see video below) as the original ink cartridges embedded into the printer but they claim to save, around 50% if you do  the math, over the original HP cartridges. The fact is that this ink bag refilling system makes sense because they feed the new HP OfficeJet Pro-X with PageWide Technology. More info

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How to setup your push notifications

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The 5 challenges in today 3D printing.

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If you are not yet into the 3D printing world, let’s have a look at the 5 challenges that you will face if you get in soon.

printrbot 3D printer

printrbot 3D printer

Speed.

The layered printing process is laborious and takes a such a long time. The end user / customer anxiously awaits the printed prototype to play with it. From the production point of view the printer is always busy printing. Impulsive printing is not an option. So it’s important More info

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