New Laser Cutting Machine Offers Faster Throughput and Higher Accuracy

Coherent, Inc. (Santa Clara, CA) has extended its integrated laser tools product portfolio with its new META platform, offering improved performance and greater ease-of-use.  The META platform features a unibody chassis design. This rigid single weldment provides improved mechanical stability for the system, resulting in faster cutting speeds and better positioning repeatability. In addition, the cutting bed on META platform products has been enlarged to accommodate standard European sheet sizes (1.25 m x 1.25 m).

The control system has also been significantly upgraded with the help of our science laserresearchers. Specifically, the operator interface for META platform products has been changed to an industrial type controller. This is an ergonomic monitor/keyboard assembly that is directly mounted on the side of the chassis.  All interface cables for this system are now contained within the machine assembly, further enhancing its ruggedness and suitability for the increasingly industrial environments in which the platform is now being utilized.

Improvements have also been implemented in the META platform’s software. In particular, ease-of-use has been enhanced through a new, multilingual software interface, together with the implementation of greater system automation. Additionally, the system features automatic focus, advanced capacitive height sensing and a fully integrated machine vision system.

When configured with a Coherent 1 kW CO2 laser (Diamond E-1000), the META system offers unmatched flexibility, with the ability to process a wide range of both metals and non-metals, such as plastics, wood, fabrics, leather, paper and thin films. With this laser cutter tool, the system can readily cut stainless steel in thicknesses of up to 3mm, aluminum of up to 2 mm, and mild steel of up to 6 mm.

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Five year print partnership for Balreed and global golf tournament

Balreed to provide all print technology and support to the Alfred Dunhill Links Championships for the fifth year running.

It may be known to many professional golfers as the ‘Home of Golf’ but to Balreed, St. Andrews Golf Course is a ‘home away from home’.

Once again Balreed has been chosen by the organisers of the world-renowned golf championship, played at St Andrews, as the official supplier of print and document technology.

This is the fifth year the event will rely on Balreed throughout the four-day tournament to provide and support print, copy and scan devices to media tents, European tour offices and tournament offices across all three courses that the event plays on.

The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship is a magnet for golfers from every corner of the world. It has a unique format and incorporates two separate competitions – an individual professional tournament for the world’s leading golfers with a US$5 million prize fund, and a team competition which features some of the most celebrated amateur golfers playing alongside the professionals.

Lee Westwood leads the British challenge for the title this year, and many of the world’s leading international players will be there to compete with him. In the amateur ranks the playing roster is sure to include some of the biggest names from the world of entertainment, sport and business. Michael Douglas, Samuel L Jackson, Morgan Freeman, Hugh Grant and Dennis Quaid have all shared the fairways in previous years with sporting greats like Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Bobby Charlton, Boris Becker, Ian Botham, Ruud Gullit, Johan Cruyff and Nigel Mansell so expectations of the 2012 field are very high.

The tournament starts on Thursday 4th October and will play over three championship Scottish courses: The Old Course at St Andrews, Carnoustie and Kingsbarns.

Balreed’s support extends to all three courses and staff will be on site throughout the build-up and the tournament itself to help organisers prepare and manage the event.

Balreed’s Managing Director Robin Stanton-Gleaves commented: “When we were first selected to provide print support to the event five years ago we were thrilled, and even more so to be invited back the following year, it was a testament to our hard work. So to still be the chosen print partner five years later is a sincere compliment to all the Balreed team and we will continue to do what we have been doing which is careful planning and precise execution, providing service to the highest standard to ensure the tournament runs smoothly.”

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Geist Europe appoints DCiM specialist

Geist Europe has appointed Marek Stuczynski as Systems Integration Engineer responsible for overseeing the division’s class-leading Racknet and Environet data center infrastructure management products throughout the EMEA region.

Marek brings over 30 years of IT and engineering experience to Geist. Past employers include Honeywell Information Systems, Bull and Sun Microsystems and more recently Marek has been working with data center design and build companies where he was responsible for developing and managing DC products. His experience also includes spells in business development and product marketing roles.

Theo Spittel, Managing Director of Geist Europe commented: “We’re very excited about this appointment. Marek brings a wealth of experience and a detailed understanding of Data Center product requirements, particularly in the DCiM field.

“We’re looking forward to building on our successful growth over the past year, and Marek is poised to communicate the expansive benefits of our innovative Environet and Racknet DCiM products. Indeed, when used in conjunction with our other key cornerstone product offerings Geist DCiM adds real value to our customers’ DC operations, and Marek will be leading the charge to get that message across.”

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iPad/iPhone version 2.0 of Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle is released!

In gratitude to patience and loyalty our Users we are pleased to announce that in the nearest future we are going to start the Contest Time! for our the most active and dedicated fans.

Like/follow us on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/joinitpuzzle) and Twitter (@joinitpuzzle) and be up-to-date with our announcements! You will get a chance to win one of iTunes Gift Certificates. Stay turned on our website to be the first who takes the chance to win just playing on your favorite Jigsaw Puzzle and share your achievements among puzzle’s fans. Do not miss your chance – the action will last only one week!

We also will be glad to invite new Users, who are just discovering the world of puzzles. And on the eve of the two-year anniversary at the App Store market, we reduce the price on Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle by 33%. The Universal version of the game is only $3.99 from now.

During almost two years of development we came a long and interesting way, with each step improving and making our game more and more convenient and diverse for our Users. From its first vestion, which was developed for iPad only, Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle provides you a perfect opportunity to experience the feeling of vivid jigsaw puzzles.

Each new update brought more and more elements to move further, in order to be up-to-date with new iOSs, to look great on Retina display, to satisfy our fans recommendations and meet their expectations.

The major news for the Universal version of Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle – we have added support for iPhone/iPod. From now crazy jigsow puzzles’ fans got a possibility to use the most convenient for puzzle assembling mobile device on their choice. We believe, that almost new in colors and not only the updated interface desing will satisfy also the most enthusiastic users, who spend hours and got the terrific results which are known from the Game Center.

For all Users who prefer playing on iPad we have prepared a surprise – the innitial range of pieces for assembling is increased – now there are 500 pieces to play with! Keeping in mind the imminent release of a new iOS 6.0 system, we have updated/tested Universal version of Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle to be fully ready for new system.

Along with the improvements in the various options (turn on/off rotation and sticking, Reference Picture Visibility on/off, etc) and design, we try to make our games accessible to people in different countries around the world. Released Version 2.0 is available on 9 localization – English, Japanese, Russian, Ukrainian, French, Spanish, German, Italia, Chinese.

Earlier versions of Join It – Jigsaw Puzzle for iPad have become popular in many countries and got a lot of positive reviews, so d-Studio, Ltd. hopes that the new Universal 2.0 version will not disappoint long-term fans and new users will be interesting, as we are happy to find out our new friends on our page on Facebook and Twitter.

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