Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Another opportunity for personalized newspapers and printernet OPMs?

If Marriott is paying attention to "news-on-papers for guests", it stands to reason other hotel chains will pay attention to "news-on-paper for guests" . So if you are a print4pay OPM that has contacts with a motel chain, why not print news-on-paper for guests with Purl's. There would be heaps and gobs of information to harvest. Hotel chains usually know what to do with harvested information.

InfoPrint? HP + Staples? Kodak + Oce? Screen + AlphaGraphics? . . . and so forth and so on.

Marriott Streamlines Its Newspaper Delivery Program - Printing Industry News from WhatTheyThink: "BETHESDA, Md. -- Marriott International, Inc. announced today that guest demand for newspaper delivery at more than 2,600 hotels in the United States has declined by about 25 percent. Marriott will become the first major hotel company to shift to a free newspaper delivery system based on customer preference, reducing waste at the same time"
FYI, here's one about more machines talking to the printernet. Running a facilitated user network means feedback from the ground.

Remote Diagnosis and Real Time Data Gathering for Sheeters
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Maxson Automatic Machinery Company (Westerly RI USA) has upgraded its product offerings to include both Ethernet and serial ports that allow remote diagnosis of drive, logic control, operator interface and safety faults. This capability allows Maxson service personnel to assist Customers in the timely trouble shooting and problem solution process despite not being near the machinery. Additionally, when using a Windows based OPC server, real time production data (such as speed, sheet count, cut off accuracy) can be accumulated. This feature provides plant management the monitoring ability that can assist in production scheduling and continually evaluates the process quality.

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