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FogHorn Gets AWS Industrial Software Competency

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA, Sep 24, 2018 – FogHorn, a leading developer of edge intelligence software for industrial and commercial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions, announced that it has achieved Amazon Web Services (AWS) Industrial Software Competency status. This designation recognizes that FogHorn has demonstrated technical proficiency and proven customer success building solutions targeting one or more of the primary steps in discrete manufacturing or process industries: Product Design, Production Design, Production, and Operations.

FogHorn was recognized for its leading solution, Lightning Edge, in the Production and Operations category of the AWS Industrial Software Competency for industry applications such as Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES), Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM), Plant Information Management System (PIMS), supply chain logistics, Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), analytic applications for industrial use, and manufacturing specific Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions. These specialized software solutions enable companies in process and discrete manufacturing industries to increase the pace of product innovation while decreasing production and operational costs in their value chain.

Achieving the AWS Industrial Software Competency differentiates FogHorn as an AWS Partner Network (APN) member that delivers proven customer success providing specialized solutions aligning with AWS architectural best practices to support operations using Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) applications, using IoT technologies to enable industrial processes, and ISV’s with industrial specific applications, such as a manufacturing specific Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions.

“Business-to-business IoT segments are expected to generate more than $300 billion annually by 2020, including about $85 billion in the industrial sector,” said Kevin Duffy, VP of business development at FogHorn. “As more IIoT technology solutions become available, industrial organizations must ensure they’re making informed decisions about which providers offer “real” edge intelligence. FogHorn’s global customer traction, broad partnership ecosystem, and continued industry recognition for leadership and innovation in IIoT edge computing further exemplifies FogHorn’s commitment to providing our customers with the most powerful, flexible and cost-effective edge intelligence solution.”

AWS is enabling scalable, flexible, and cost-effective solutions from startups to global enterprises. To support the seamless integration and deployment of these solutions, AWS established the AWS Partner Competency Program to help customers identify Consulting and Technology APN Partners with deep industry experience and expertise. To receive the AWS Industrial Software Competency designation, APN Partners undergo rigorous AWS technical validation related to industry specific technology as well as an assessment of the security, performance, and reliability of their solutions.

FogHorn’s Lightning product portfolio brings a groundbreaking dimension to IIoT by embedding edge intelligence locally, as close to the source of streaming sensor data as possible. The FogHorn platform is a highly compact, advanced and feature-rich edge intelligence solution that delivers unprecedented low latency for onsite data processing and real-time analytics in addition to its machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities. FogHorn’s cloud-agnostic approach offers a fully-integrated, closed-loop edge to cloud solution, maximizing real-time insights and rapidly iterating ML models to adjust to constantly changing operating conditions.

In the past 60 days, FogHorn has been featured in 5 Garter reports covering Industrial IoT Gateways, data science and machine learning, analytics, edge computing, and the Internet of Things. These reports include the Hype Cycle for the Internet of Things, 20181, Market Guide for Edge Computing Solutions for Industrial IoT2, Hype Cycle for Analytics and Business Intelligence, 20183, Hype Cycle for Data Science and Machine Learning, 20184, and Market Guide for Industrial IoT Gateways5.

1 Gartner, “Hype Cycle for the Internet of Things, 2018,” July 17, 2018
2 Gartner, “Market Guide for Edge Computing Solutions for Industrial IoT”, July 19, 2018
3 Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Analytics and Business Intelligence, 2018”, July 20, 2018
4 Gartner, “Hype Cycle for Data Science and Machine Learning, 2018”, July 23, 2018
5 Gartner, “Market Guide for Industrial IoT Gateways”, August 13, 2018

About FogHorn Systems

FogHorn is a leading developer of edge intelligence software for industrial and commercial IoT application solutions. FogHorn’s software platform brings the power of advanced analytics and machine learning to the on-premises edge environment enabling a new class of applications for advanced monitoring and diagnostics, machine performance optimization, proactive maintenance and operational intelligence use cases. FogHorn’s technology is ideally suited for OEMs, systems integrators and end customers in manufacturing, power and water, oil and gas, renewable energy, mining, transportation, healthcare, retail, as well as smart grid, smart city, smart building and connected vehicle applications. FogHorn and Lightning are trademarks of FogHorn Systems. The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Roland DGA Wins 2 SGIA 2018 ‘Product of the Year’ Awards

IRVINE, CA, Sep 24, 2018 – Roland DGA Corp., a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and other advanced digital devices, has announced that two of its products – the Roland VersaUV LEC-540 printer/cutter and ECO-UV ink – have won coveted 2018 Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) “Product of the Year” Awards. Roland’s VersaUV LEC-540 received top honors within the “Roll-to-Roll UV Printer” category, while the company’s ECO-UV ink was recognized as the best product in the “Digital Inks – UV” category. This year’s competition featured a record-setting 255 submissions, with winners selected in 68 different product categories.

The Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) has honored two Roland DGA products – the VersaUV LEC-540 printer/cutter and ECO-UV Inks – with 2018 “Product of the Year” Awards.

“As a pioneer of UV print and cut, Roland has played an integral role in introducing and advancing this important technology, enabling users to take their design and print production capabilities to the highest possible levels,” said Roland DGA president Andrew Oransky. “We’re thrilled that the SGIA judging panel saw fit to give our UV printer/cutters and inks the recognition they deserve.”

The 54-inch VersaUV LEC-540 printer/cutter is ideal for producing everything from vibrant signs, labels, decals and specialty graphics to realistic packaging prototypes on actual press substrates. With its integrated cutting capabilities, the LEC-540 scores and contour cuts in one seamless workflow, maximizing efficiency, productivity and convenience.

Also winning a 2018 SGIA Product of the Year Award was Roland’s ECO-UV ink, which come in CMYK, Gloss and White and are specially formulated to bring out the best in the company’s VersaUV LEC, LEF and LEJ series printers. In addition to imaging beautifully, these premium inks cure instantly and are extremely flexible, producing graphics that can stretch around curved surfaces and edges without cracking. Gloss and White ECO-UV inks enable users to incorporate stunning dimensional and textural effects into prints, adding appeal and value. When cured, Roland ECO-UV inks are also VOC-free as well as scratch and alcohol resistant.

Roland’s UV printing technologies will be on display in the Roland DGA booth, 1137, at the 2018 SGIA Expo, October 18-20, in Las Vegas.

To learn more about Roland DGA’s award-winning VersaUV LEC-540 wide-format printer/cutter and ECO-UV inks, or the complete Roland product line, visit www.rolanddga.com.

About Roland DGA

Roland DGA Corporation serves North and South America as the marketing, sales, distribution and service arm for Roland DG Corp. Founded in 1981 and listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Roland DG of Hamamatsu, Japan is a worldwide leader in wide-format inkjet printers for the sign, apparel, textile, personalization and vehicle graphics markets; engravers for awards, giftware and ADA signage; photo impact printers for direct part marking; and 3D printers and CNC milling machines for the dental CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping, part manufacturing and medical industries.

To learn more about Roland DGA, or the complete Roland product line, visit www.rolanddga.com.

Epson Launches Print Academy YouTube Channel

LONG BEACH, CA, Sep 24, 2018 – Epson announced the launch of the Epson Print Academy YouTube channel, featuring educational content designed for customers using Epson Professional Imaging products. Initially launching for the photography market, the Epson Print Academy channel will expand to include content for other professional imaging markets, such as signage, graphic design and textile.

“The importance of the print has remained paramount to our industry,” said Dan (Dano) Steinhardt, marketing manager, Epson America, Inc. “The new Epson Print Academy YouTube channel is designed to help a new generation of photographers and printmakers create exhibition quality prints, in addition to helping all Epson Professional Imaging customers hone their skills and produce the highest-quality output.”

The Epson Print Academy YouTube channel will feature a variety of videos designed to both educate and inspire. Educational videos will take viewers through a detailed explanation of workflows, from monitor calibration, color management, and printing. Additional footage will focus on celebrating the craft of printing and will include visits to photographic festivals, events, workshops, and insider’s view of renowned studios, showcasing how the print continues to be an integral part of a variety of industries. The cumulation of videos aims to be a central resource for Epson Professional Imaging products.

The Epson Print Academy was first established in 2001 to help photographers better understand the then new world of digital photography and inkjet printing. Now, almost two decades later, Epson is expanding the Epson Print Academy to provide updated technical information and insight into advanced techniques catering to today’s creative professionals

Epson Print Academy can be viewed at www.epson.com/EpsonPrintAcademy.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, CA, is Epson’s regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America.

To learn more about Epson, please visit epson.com.

Epson Launches Expression Premium XP-7100 Small-in-One Printer

LONG BEACH, CA, Sep, 24, 2018 – Epson announced the Expression Premium XP-7100 Small-in-One Printer, designed to deliver superior photo quality and versatility. Leveraging individual 5-color Claria inks, the Expression Premium XP-7100 prints vivid, borderless photos, up to 8″ x 10″, or on specialty paper1 and DVDs. Touting a 30-page Auto Document Feeder and auto two-sided printing, copying, and scanning, it’s an ideal solution for productivity and creativity at home.

(picture from Epson website)

“Between homework, school functions, soccer practice, and science fair, families lead a hectic, on-the-go lifestyle that requires a versatile, dependable printing solution,” said Kao Mei I, product manager, Consumer Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc. “The fast and compact Expression Premium XP-7100 is designed to enhance productivity and creativity for fast-moving families and photo enthusiasts without breaking the bank.”

The Expression Premium XP-7100 makes creative projects fast and seamless with the capability to print borderless prints up to 8″ x 10″ and print 4″ x 6″ photos in as fast as 12 seconds.2 Leveraging Epson’s advanced photo printing technology and Epson 5-Color Claria Inks, the XP-7100 creates durable prints that are designed to be smudge, scratch, water, and fade resistant.3 A versatile printing solution, the ultra-compact printer features an intuitive 4.3″ touchscreen that allows users to view, edit, and print photos directly from a USB or card slot4. Easily print from tablets or smartphones5 – with or without a router – at home or on the go. In addition, the Expression Premium XP-7100 is compatible with Epson’s Creative Print App, allowing users to effortlessly print photo collages, personalized coloring book pages and stationery directly from personal photos as well as photos on Facebook and Instagram.

More About the Expression Premium XP-7100

The Expression Premium XP-7100 offers an array of versatile features to meet a range of creative printing needs:

  • Superior Photo Quality — Print stunning photos plus sharp text for eye-catching documents
  • Designed for Productivity at Home — 30-page Auto Document Feeder; auto 2-sided print/copy/scan; multiple media feeds
  • Creativity Made Easy – Print on specialty paper1 and DVDs; plus, borderless photos up to 8″ x 10″
  • Convenient, Hassle-Free Features — Use the large, intuitive 4.3″ touchscreen to view, edit and print photos directly from USB or SD card slot4
  • Ultimate Wireless Plus Ethernet – Print photos and documents directly from your table or smartphone5; includes Wi-Fi Direct for network-free printing6
  • Fast — Borderless 4″ x 6″ photos in as fast as 12 seconds2
  • Durable Prints – Individual 5-color Claria inks are smudge, fade, and water resistant
  • Creative Print App — Easily print Facebook and Instagram photos and create custom cards, collages and more
  • Ultra Compact – Elegant Small-in-One design with an auto-extend/retract output tray saves space and blends in with décor

Pricing and Availability

The Epson Expression Premium XP-7100 Small-in-One (MSRP $199.99) is available now through major retail stores nationwide and Epson’s retail site, www.epsonstore.com. For more information, please visit www.epson.com.

About Epson

Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, CA, is Epson’s regional headquarters for the US, Canada, and Latin America.

To learn more about Epson, please visit epson.com.

*This product uses only genuine Epson-brand cartridges. Other brands of ink cartridges and ink supplies are not compatible and, even if described as compatible, may not function properly.

† Black and color print speeds are measured in accordance with ISO/IEC 24734. Actual print times will vary based on factors including system configuration, software, and page complexity. For more information, visit www.epson.com/printspeed.

1 Specialty paper support accommodated through rear paper feed, maximum 23 mil paper thickness, manual 2-sided printing only.

2 Color photo in Draft Mode on Premium Photo Paper Glossy measured from start of paper feed. Actual print times will vary based on factors including system configuration, software, and page complexity. For more information, visit www.epson.com/printspeed.

3 Smudge, scratch, water and fade resistant on Epson photo papers. For CDs/DVDs, resistant only on specially-treated discs.

4 Adapter may be required.

5 Most features require an Internet connection to the printer, as well as an Internet – and/or email-enabled device. For a list of Epson Connect enabled printers and compatible devices and apps, visit www.epson.com/connect.

6 Wi-Fi CERTIFIED; level of performance subject to the range of the router being used. Wi-Fi Direct may require printer software.