New Web-Based Tool for Xerox iGen4 Platform Gives Printers Bird’s-Eye View of …

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Jan 12, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) —
To keep print operations productive, managers need access to on-the-spot
information about the condition of their presses. Enter Xerox
Corporation’s


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new web-based tool that gives owners of
Xerox iGen4(R)
Presses real-time intelligence for maximum productivity —
information that’s available anywhere, anytime via a PC, Mac or tablet.

Xerox’s Production Information Management System (PIMS) lets printers
know instantly the production performance of all iGen4 presses in their
shop. PIMS tracks information, such as machine status and productivity
metrics, from any number of iGen4 presses regardless of physical
location, giving printers access to information from a central location.

Using PIMS, operators can better balance printer loads to move projects
smoothly through the shop. PIMS also helps identify bottlenecks and
production issues to improve workflow, and provides historical data that
can be used for trend analysis.

PIMS is the latest addition to the iGen4 platform, which continues to
gain industry attention with the iGen4
EXP Press. Users report immediate productivity spikes fueled by the
press’ color management capabilities and largest sheet size in its
class. Here are a few examples:


For Calif.-based Phoenix
Marketing, offset color quality is essential for its color-intense
applications and sophisticated variable-data pieces. With the iGen4
EXP press’ color management function, Phoenix can produce the finished
look its customers demand, with ease and speed.

“We’ve seen better results across the entire color range with the iGen4
EXP,” said David Bynum, president, Phoenix Marketing. “The increased
sheet size provides for substantial gains in productivity with our cross-media
and variable
data print projects.” The company uses the entire suite of solutions
from XMPie(R),
A Xerox Company, for its cross-media offerings.


The
HF Group, a national book binding and information services company
based in Ohio, installed the iGen4 EXP to support the expansion of its
short-run digital book manufacturing division, Book
Partners. The press’ extra capacity is being used to handle the
additional workload.

“With the iGen4 EXP, we have the ability to print nearly all the book
covers manufactured in our Book Partners division,” said Jim Heckman,
vice president, The HF Group/Book Partners. “With the press’ 26-inch
sheet size, we can print applications in larger numbers, which increases
our productivity and moves more work through the shop faster.”

To further bolster the printing capacity of its shop, Book Partners uses
Xerox’s FreeFlow
Process Manager(R) to increase automation throughout its
operations.


RICG
credits the large sheet size and color capabilities of the iGen4 EXP
with expanding its offerings and capturing new business. With the
addition of the iGen4 EXP, this full-service marketing firm now houses
four iGen presses in its New York City facility.

“As we evolved from a print company to offer multi-channel
communications, the iGen4 EXP strengthens the quality and breadth of our
applications,” said Christopher DeSantis, president, RICG. “The thing
that separates us from our competition is that we can execute relevant
and engaging marketing programs. The iGen4 EXP allows us to create
customized, 1:1 marketing programs with the highest level of image
quality and reliability.”

RICG also uses software from XMPie to drive and integrate data-driven
print, customized landing sites, email and mobile messaging.

Pricing and Availability

For pricing and availability information about PIMS, contact a Xerox
sales representative.

About Xerox

Xerox Corporation is a $22.5 billion leading global enterprise for
business process and document
management. Through its broad portfolio of technology and services,
Xerox provides the essential back-office support that clears the way for
clients to focus on what they do best: their real
business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., Xerox provides
leading-edge document
technology, services, software
and genuine
Xerox supplies for graphic
communication and office
printing environments of any size. Through ACS, A Xerox Company,
which Xerox acquired in February 2010, Xerox also offers extensive business
process outsourcing and IT
outsourcing services, including data processing, healthcare
solutions, HR benefits management, finance support, and customer
relationship management services for commercial and government
organizations worldwide. The 134,000 people of Xerox serve clients in
more than 160 countries. For more information, visit
http://www.xerox.com ,

http://news.xerox.com ,

http://www.realbusiness.com
or
http://www.acs-inc.com .
For investor information, visit
http://www.xerox.com/investor .

Customer Contacts:

For more information about Xerox production systems and services, visit
http://www.xerox.com/tr/products
or call 800-ASK-XEROX.

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XEROX(R),XEROX and Design(R), iGen4(R) and
FreeFlow(R) are trademarks of Xerox Corporation in the United
States and/or other countries. XMPie(R) is a trademark of
XMPie, A Xerox Company.

Prices, features, specifications, capabilities, appearance and
availability of Xerox products and services are subject to change
without notice.

SOURCE: Xerox Corporation



        
        Media: 
        Xerox Corporation 
        Patti Quinn, +1-585-264-2842, patti.quinn@xerox.com 
        or 
        Text 100 for Xerox 
        Nicole Pavlas, +1-585-697-2620, nicole.pavlas@text100.com
        


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