Bell and Howell to Focus on Visitors’ Experiences at PRINT 13
Friday, August 23, 2013
Press release from the issuing company
Responding Directly to Customer Needs: Enhanced Suite of End-To-End Solutions Opens New Markets, Increases Efficiencies and Reduces Costs
Durham, N.C. – Bell and Howell, a leading global provider of multi-channel communications solutions for print, Web and mobile delivery, today announced plans to unveil new offerings that further enhance its suite of end-to-end solutions at PRINT 13, Sept. 8 through Sept. 12 at McCormick Place South in Chicago. Bell and Howell is exhibiting in booth 2614.
“We’ve designed our PRINT 13 booth to focus on the visitors’ experiences. Each interaction, each touch point is designed to bring razor-sharp focus on solutions that fit what customers are telling us that they need to widen and deepen their opportunities and reduce operational costs,” said Les Stern, Bell and Howell CEO and President. “We know that people are too busy to explore solutions that don’t connect with their operational workflow, or are too expensive, or just don’t hit the mark. At PRINT 13, we’ve honed in on what companies are asking for in order to enhance their profitability, productivity and efficiency. Each interaction is built upon our promise of Customer First.”
Bell and Howell solution experts will be on hand at PRINT 13 to demonstrate its software, hardware and service solutions, including:
Best-in-class software solutions
Postal software solutions that optimize data quality and postal discounts, ensure regulatory compliance, enable document personalization, and manage automated document factory (ADF) processes.
Go Data™ is a new cloud-based tool for performing self-service data quality and list enhancement. With Go Data, mailers, marketers or anyone who needs their lists to be complete, correct and current can get their lists processed entirely via the Web with all the benefits of a hosted solution.
Data Marketing Services (formerly Data Services) offers data-quality and address-cleansing solutions to ensure the most accurate address database possible. Bell and Howell’s comprehensive address-quality resources include leading-edge Move Update technology, address updating, list enhancement, and tracking and delivery.
ADF solutions that help production mailers improve the quality, impact and traceability of every item of every job while lowering costs through improved efficiencies.
BH™ Mobile Mail and BH Web Mail enable companies to deliver bill, statement and marketing content together with personalized messages via a branded mobile app platform or website.
IQ Material Management, a new material-management solution, provides an automated, centrally managed solution for defining and managing materials (paper stock, envelopes, inserts, etc.) used in a production job – all available for an operator via a connected system to ensure high-quality work.
BCC Mail Manager™ Full Service software is designed exclusively to meet the needs of premier-level mailers – high-volume operations requiring maximum flexibility – in a powerful, all-in-one solution. Standard features include deluxe automation capabilities that enable true 24/7 unattended processing of specified tasks or complete mailing jobs, full palletization support (including First-Class pallet functionality), enhanced merge/purge features, and more.
Bell and Howell will also showcase additions to its industry-leading JETVision® family ofquality and control systems. JETVision® Read & Print, a new line of integrated and standalone inkjet print technologies, combines high-speed printing with JETVision quality management to offer low-cost options for a wide range of applications and uses. Also being introduced is JETVision® Quest, a new portable module that enables JETVision to be used in any production process across an operation and be set up and ready to go in minutes.
Flexible inserting systems
The Ascender® 16 inserting system operates at speeds of up to 16,000 mailpieces per hour, supports multiple applications, changes over from flats to letters in minutes, and provides mailpiece integrity. It features Bell and Howell’s Navigator™ operating system and Harmonix™ productivity-management software.
The ProducerTM 16 inserting system is ideal in direct mail and commercial environments that demand high production volumes and low operating costs. It is extremely flexible and easily handles a wide range of applications with the availability of different feeding technologies to process almost any application up to 16,000 mailpieces per hour. The Producer 16 features JETVision Read & Print technology.
The ProducerTM 30 inserting system runs at speeds up to 30,000 envelopes per hour. It is designed with productivity enhancements to reduce operating costs, optimize every machine cycle, and automate paper-handling processes. Complementing the Producer 30 will be the addition of SolixTM mail tray loaders with envelope offsetting capability and on-edge stacking that increases efficiency by providing the capacity of up to five mail trays. With a single motion sweep, an operator can completely load a mail tray in less than five seconds – an 85 percent improvement over traditional systems.
State-of-the-art modular sorting system
The Criterion Apex® DM is a new model designed to handle the diverse mix of mailpiece designs commonly found in the direct mail industry today. Core technology upgrades have improved mailpiece handling to accommodate nonstandard mail shapes and sizes while operating at speeds up to 70,000 pieces per hour and generating significant ROI.
World-class service solutions
New Service Solutions packages designed to provide customers more flexible service options and rates to meet a wider range of needs.
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