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Agfa Service Revamped
Agfa Consumer Imaging recently restructured and renamed its equipment service organization in an effort to enhance customer satisfaction and more efficiently provide equipment service. "Agfa Customer Support Operations is more than just a name change," said Chris O'Meara, director of Operations. "It's a commitment from our entire organization that we will exceed customer expectations for service support."
Agfa Customer Support Operations will now be divided into four regions instead of the previous three serving the U.S. The new regional lineup will include West, Central, NorthEast and the new South Region. Other improvements include: providing emergency, on-site service during weekends; revised pricing for spare parts; improved training; and revisions to Agfa's customer service contract options including incentives added to many of them. A new software-driven call management system was installed, which will avoid on-line delays by quickly and efficiently routing calls to the appropriate technical specialist, and a new website dedicated to Agfa Customer Support Operations information and services was created at www.agfaserviceus.com.


DF Appoints Exclusive U.S. Distributor
HP Marketing Corp. has been appointed the exclusive U.S. distributor for the DF Album line from Canada. DF manufactures their own polypropylene pages in-house to help ensure their high quality of archival album pages. DF's line of products include classic library bound, ring bound, and post bound albums. They also offer scrapbooks and scrapbooking kits. For further details, visit www.hpmarketingcorp.com.

Express Digital is now shipping ExpressPhoto Sports & Event 8.0, a modular package that enables professional photographers to design a workflow specific to their photography businesses.
Starting at $795, the standard edition provides image management, photo enhancement, customer presentation, proof printing and direct uploading to photographers' PhotoReflect or NikonPro Internet storefront. It also offers fulfillment connectivity to local pro labs through Labtricity. Add the capture module for instant direct connectivity to professional digital cameras. Adding the print module allows fast direct printing to more than 40 digital minilabs, thermal (dye-sub), large format and inkjet printers.
"Sports & Event 8.0 is the most complete workflow solution available to the professional digital photographer," said Jay Yogan, digital imaging specialist for Calumet Photo. "Its ease-of-use, open architecture and seamless integration helps pros grow their photography business and makes them feel confident about going digital."
For more information, visit the company's websites at www.expressdigital.com, www.photoreflect.com and www.labtricity.com.

Ulead Systems, Inc. has entered into the enterprise server market with two new imaging software solutions. These two new products include: iMira Album, a server-based online photo sharing application and iMira Editing, a server-based online image editing and conversion application. Both provide online imaging services without the need to partner with third party suppliers.
"Traditionally companies are forced to build prohibitive and complex imaging systems or pay ongoing fees for this service to an Application Service Provider," said Danielle Liao, president of Ulead Systems, Inc. "iMira Album and iMira Editing give organizations a cost-effective, yet powerful alternative that can work alone or with a company's existing imaging system. Best of all, an organization owns the iMira Server software, giving them direct control over system data, storage and processing fees."
iMira Album and iMira Editing are now available. For more, visit the websites, imiraservertools@ulead.com or esolutions.ulead.com.

Noritsu Expands Website
Noritsu America Corp. has added to their website with the addition of a new tab to feature professional products. These professional products include the MP-1600, QSS-3101, QSS-3001 and QSS-2901. Visitors to the site can learn how these products can integrate into Portrait, Commercial and School/Sports labs.
Other additions include links to other websites including Kodak Professional, Express Digital, GraphX, and DPI. Noritsu will also be adding Spanish and French versions to the site in the near future. www.noritsu.com.



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