EFI, Foster City, Calif., a leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, is displaying the newest and pre-release versions of its products at the 12th annual Connect users’ conference taking place today through April 26-29 in Las Vegas. In addition to a broad array of educational sessions, user group meetings, speakers and exhibitors, Connect attendees are the first to see demonstrations and test drive the latest EFI products before they are released. This year's focus is on integration between various EFI offerings.
The upcoming version of EFI Pace is being shown, highlighting VUTEk, Fiery print servers and Fiery XF integration, scheduling enhancements, a new mobile Web application, and a new Outlook plug-in. A preview of the forthcoming edition of EFI Monarch is available to attendees, showing the new Mailing Module, the new Purchasing System, and other updates. The next version of EFI Digital StoreFront is also being previewed, including the new DSF Forums, an online user community; Google Analytics, for tracking user behavior online; a new tax preparation service; and enhanced Fiery integration, including handling of mixed media.
A highlight of the lab area is the Digital Workflow Experience — a demo that shows an integrated workflow from submission to output. The demonstration follows a job from EFI Digital StoreFront web-to-print solution, to both EFI Pace and EFI Monarch print MIS systems, to Fiery XF production RIP, and then to a new EFI VUTEk printer.