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Roland DGA Launches VersaUV LEC2 S-Series UV Flatbed Printers

IRVINE, CA, Sep 16, 2021 – Roland DGA has announced the launch of its new VersaUV LEC2 S-Series printers, advanced UV flatbeds uniquely designed to maximize direct-to-object printing options for users and deliver unsurpassed graphic results. Available in two flatbed sizes (64-inch and 30 inch widths), the LEC2 S-Series printers offer print providers and manufacturers the best of both worlds – direct to product customization, plus direct printing on flexible and rigid materials that allows for an extensive range of merchandising, packaging, sign, and display application opportunities.The LEC2 S-Series printers are ideal for users seeking an on-demand customization printing solution that complements their current capabilities for increased productivity and profitability. They combine superb imaging with outstanding versatility and production, allowing users to quickly turn around traditional print jobs and customize a vast array of products and merchandise with vibrant, detailed graphics.

The LEC2 S-Series offers machine options that reflect the products and types of media users want to print on. In addition to the available 64-inch and 30-inch widths, Roland DG offers two different carriage sizes and four different bed sizes to choose from, including a full-sized model that prints on full-boards. All LEC2 S-Series printers boast up to 7.87 inches of height clearance and are sturdy enough to support up to 2,373 pounds. This makes the LEC2 S-Series unbeatable for wide range of range of applications, including product personalization, package prototyping and short runs, tradeshow and retail signage, POP displays, interior décor, and printing onto panels, sheets, tables and heavy boards.

“Our VersaUV LEC2 S-Series printers will appeal to signmakers, personalization houses, industrial printers, and packaging experts looking for differentiated profit opportunities, shorter time-to-market capability, and cost savings,” said Roland DGA’s UV printer product manager, Jay Roberts. “They’re perfect for existing users of Roland DG LEF benchtop UV printers, or as an upgrade for existing roll-to-toll printer users, businesses looking to enter the world of UV printing, or operations with more industrial scale requirements. The versatility of configurations enables a range of exciting applications that offer increased profit margins and new business opportunities – both critical to success in today’s competitive print market.”

Each LEC2 S-Series model is built to take full advantage of Roland DG’s specially formulated, GREENGUARD Gold certified, wide-gamut ECO-UV inks. Users can choose from eight different ink configurations to suit their specific quality, media and finishing needs, including dual CMYK for increased productivity, or CMYK with optional Red, Orange, White, Gloss and Primer. White and Gloss specialty inks make it easy to incorporate stunning dimensional and textural effects directly onto a vast array of substrates and objects, while the onboard Primer allows for improved adhesion and media compatibility.

A True Rich Color preset within the bundled VersaWorks 6 RIP software works hand-in-glove with the new Orange and Red ECO-UV 5 ink options to widen the color gamut, open up new creative opportunities, and increase color-matching accuracy. In addition to the new Orange and Red process colors, specific Pantone and DIC colors can now be achieved, making the reproduction of specific company brand colors easier than ever.

LEC2 S-Series printers are equipped with cutting-edge features that optimize overall image quality, performance and ease of use. For maximum productivity, LEC2 S-Series flatbeds offer an intuitive Distance Print Mode that maximizes print consistency on objects that are flat, irregular or curved. Smooth, trouble-free operation is further ensured by a “Reverse Blow” setting that removes material from the bed for clean, efficient production.

Every LEC2 S-Series printer also has several advanced safety features. A separate control tower with touch panel controls allows for the creation of a safe operator area. An emergency stop perimeter around the base (and on the side of the device) safeguards those operating the printer, even in the busiest of production environments. In addition, each model is equipped with a signal beacon with variable alerts that clearly highlights the printer status.

The VersaWorks 6 software that comes standard with LEC2 S-Series devices is Roland DG’s most powerful and intuitive RIP to date. It boasts a Harlequin RIP dual core engine with 64-bit native processing for enhanced speed and file handling, a simple drag-and-drop interface, nesting, cropping and tiling features, a special Color Plate Generation function that allows you to automatically generate White, Gloss, and Primer layers directly in the RIP, variable data printing, and much more.

For more information on the new VersaUV LEC2 S-Series UV flatbed printers, visit https://www.rolanddga.com/LEC2S. To learn more about Roland DGA Corp., or the complete Roland DGA product line, visit https://www.rolanddga.com.

About Roland DGA Corp.

Roland DGA Corp. serves North and South America as the marketing, sales, distribution and service arm for Roland DG Corporation. 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.

NVIDIA Q2 Revenue Up 15% to $6.51B with $2.4B Profit

SANTA CLARA, CA, Aug 19, 2021 – NVIDIA reported record revenue for the second quarter ended August 1, 2021, of $6507M compared with $5661M for the first quarter ended May 2, 2021. Net income was $2374M.

Comparative analysis based on NVIDIA’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source NVIDIA website)

Comparative analysis based on NVIDIA’s financial results in the last 12 quarters (Result source NVIDIA website)

“NVIDIA’s pioneering work in accelerated computing continues to advance graphics, scientific computing and AI,” said Jensen Huang, founder and CEO of NVIDIA.

“Enabled by the NVIDIA platform, developers are creating the most impactful technologies of our time – from natural language understanding and recommender systems, to autonomous vehicles and logistic centers, to digital biology and climate science, to metaverse worlds that obey the laws of physics.

“This quarter, we launched NVIDIA Base Command and Fleet Command to develop, deploy, scale and orchestrate the AI workloads that run on the NVIDIA AI Enterprise software suite. With our new enterprise software, wide range of NVIDIA-powered systems and global network of system and integration partners, we can accelerate the world’s largest industries racing to benefit from the transformative power of AI.

“We are thrilled to have launched NVIDIA Omniverse, a simulation platform nearly five years in the making that runs physically realistic virtual worlds and connects to other digital platforms. We imagine engineers, designers and even autonomous machines connecting to Omniverse to create digital twins and industrial metaverses,” he said.

A complete chart of the financial results is available here.

About NVIDIA

NVIDIA’s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market and has redefined modern computer graphics, high performance computing and artificial intelligence. The company’s pioneering work in accelerated computing and AI is reshaping trillion-dollar industries, such as transportation, healthcare and manufacturing, and fueling the growth of many others.

For more information, visit website.

BOXX Announces APEXX Matterhorn Workstation

AUSTIN, TX, Aug 12, 2021 – BOXX Technologies, the leading innovator of high-performance computer workstations, rendering systems, and servers, today announced the new APEXX Matterhorn workstation is available with up to four NVIDIA RTX GPUs and will be an NVIDIA-Certified System ready to support a variety of workloads, including NVIDIA Omniverse. The highly versatile APEXX Matterhorn is purpose-built for rendering, simulation, and other GPU-accelerated compute applications.

APEXX Matterhorn

“NVIDIA Omniverse enables designers and artists to work together in real time with leading software applications, but in order to take advantage of this technology, you need the proper hardware,” said Bill Leasure, BOXX VP of marketing. “With support for four NVIDIA RTX GPUs, the NVIDIA-Certified APEXX Matterhorn will deliver state-of-the-art performance essential for a wide range of workflows.”

“Powerful workstations are needed more than ever,” said Bob Pette, VP of professional visualization at NVIDIA. “BOXX Technologies’ APEXX Matterhorn delivers the best performance for a variety of workflows.”

In addition to the latest NVIDIA technology, APEXX Matterhorn features a single socket Intel Xeon W-3300 series processor offering up to 38 cores and capable of reaching up to 4.0GHz with Intel Turbo Boost Max Technology 2.0. The CPUs are also equipped with 64 processor PCIe lanes for more I/O throughput for networking, graphics, and storage. These PCIe lanes support up to four NVIDIA RTX A6000 GPUs, making the workstation ideal for GPU-intensive workloads across media & entertainment, architecture, engineering & construction (AEC), AI, oil & gas, life sciences, and other industries. Highly expandable and customizable, APEXX Matterhorn is available with a rackmount kit and features liquid-cooling, a 1600 watt power supply, and up to 4TB of system memory.

“SIGGRAPH week is the perfect time to showcase APEXX Matterhorn’s dense, high-performance NVIDIA GPU configurations and also highlight its use for Omniverse implementations,” said Leasure. “The concept of the metaverse and collaboration in a virtual world is now reality, so as 3D artists, architects, engineers and other creators connect, BOXX will continue to provide them with innovative, certified hardware solutions that maximize productivity and ROI.”

About BOXX Technologies

BOXX is the leading innovator of high-performance computer workstations, rendering systems, and servers for engineering, product design, architecture, visual effects, animation, deep learning, and more. For 26 years, BOXX has combined record-setting performance, speed, and reliability with unparalleled industry knowledge to become the trusted choice of creative professionals worldwide.

For more information, visit www.boxx.com.