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Maximum flexibility with Star Micronics TSP700 printer
EIZO announces DuraVision award win
EIZO has announced that its DuraVision FDF2711W-IP monitor won the Electronic Security Expo ( ESX ) Innovation Award in the category of video surveillance .
The ESX Innovation Awards program recognises innovation in electronic security and identifies next-generation products and services that will help advance the industry forward . Candidates for the award were assessed based on the benefits they provide to end-users , as well as to dealers and integrators . The DuraVision FDF2711W-IP won in the Video Surveillance category , which covers monitors , cameras , video management software , and other hardware and software solutions related to surveillance systems .
The 27-inch DuraVision FDF2711W-IP connects directly to an IP camera or switch to display video streams over a network . It does not require a PC , software , or other hardware to operate , greatly simplifying installation and saving time and labour costs . This also eliminates several points of failure by heavily reducing the amount of equipment needed compared to a conventional setup . n
A cloud-based visitor management solution creates not only a great first impression but also allows businesses to have a better understanding of who is visiting and when they plan to visit . With either a desktop or free-standing touchless self-check-in kiosk printing visitor passes or labels , this provides the ideal solution to ensure the safety of both staff and visitors by minimising contact points while enhancing the overall visitor experience .
Forge Bluepoint is a cloud-based visitor management solution that offers access control integration and innovative features to make the visitor experience seamless .
By providing insight on visitor numbers with real-time updates on planned visitors and tracking of unplanned visitor numbers , peak flows and dwell time , smart decisions on resourcing and utilisation can be taken .
The solution provides a first-class visitor experience for a number of buildings across London including Aldgate Tower and the Citypoint building owned by Brookfield Properties .
“ It is by far the fastest , most reliable , easiest to learn and use system . It can be accessed from anywhere ; permissions are easily managed by each tenant reception , plus the support is great and always there when needed .” Christina Matache , Front of House Manager , Aldgate Tower .
On average , such buildings have over 6,000 visitors per month . A reliable kiosk printing solution is required to provide a seamless visitor experience . Forge turned to Star and has integrated the specialist packaged printer TSP743II HI
X with CloudPRNT for its self-check-in kiosk . With a built-in HI X interface , the printer is cloud-ready and with its unique multifunctional capability provides a versatile printing solution .
The versatility of the TSP743II HI X has enabled Forge to adapt to the changing operating environment . Typically printing badges for lanyards , there has been a recent shift towards the use of sticker labels / passes that can be custom branded . These negate the need for lanyards or pass holders which are expensive for one-time use and intensive and impractical to clean after every visitor , as Nick Claridge , Operations Manager at Forge , explains :
“ Working closely with Star allows Forge to react to the current climate . In particular , given the versatility of the TSP743II HI X we have been able to quickly respond with sticker labels providing a safer solution for visitor identification . Moreover , with such a robust printer offering greater paper roll capacity , we can confidently provide 6 -7,000 customers daily with a reliable service alongside a seamless visitor experience .”
Working in partnership with Forge , Star can successfully support the delivery of Forge Bluepoint , as David Pearce , Technical Director , Star Micronics EMEA concludes :
“ Forge ’ s decision to standardise on the TSP700 printer affords them maximum flexibility with a printer which can be either horizontally or vertically mounted , or fitted behind a panel in the reception desk , electronic barrier , or in the kiosk itself . Furthermore , the CloudPRNT protocol allows Forge to print either locally or via their cloud-based system for guaranteed printing with full printer status for paper low , paper end etc .” n

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