Taopix Integration with HP SmartStream Production Center

Taopix, manufacturers of the world’s leading photo book and gift software platform, will be unveiling their integration with HP SmartStream Production Center at both Dscoop Asia and China Print in Beijing next week.

The global software manufacturer, with a worldwide HP SmartStream Silver Partner, will be attending the Dscoop Asia Annual Conference as a Platinum sponsor next week. The latest version of the award-winning Taopix Portfolio software, version 3.5, will be demonstrated on the Taopix stand within the Solutions Showcase (Stand W6) at Dscoop in Beijing, China on May 12-13. Following that, visitors to China Print (May 14-18 in Beijing) will be able to see Taopix demonstrating the integration with the HP SmartStream Production Center in the HP booth.

(Pictured, L-R: Richard Watson, Taopix, President of Asia; and James Gray, CEO of Tapoix. Both will be attending Dscoop and China Print as Platinum sponsors. Watson will be doing some speaking for the intro of the company's "A Successful Journey from Commerical Printing to Photo" sponsored session.)

About HP SmartStream Production Center:

HP recently announced worldwide availability of its HP SmartStream Production Center. A first-of-its-kind software based production management system, the HP SmartStream Production Center is designed to address the challenges of efficiently receiving, producing, and delivering high volumes of short-run print jobs from multiple automated sources. The system helps print service providers (PSPs) meet aggressive customer deadlines by improving job status visibility, identifying and eliminating bottlenecks, and monitoring production; enabling more effective use of the PSPs’ capital equipment.

About the Integration:

The integration between the two pieces of software uses JDF to seamlessly transfer the Taopix photo gift production job and its job ticket information to the HP SmartStream Production Center. This automates the job submission, shortening the production time, reduces manual work and human errors. Once the job is complete, the Taopix software receives a status update via JMF, which it relays to the printer. This then seamlessly triggers a notification to the end user, which enhances overall purchasing experiences and increases satisfaction.

As an HP SmartStream Silver Partner, the fact that the Taopix photo book and gift software platform is one of the first partners to announce a seamless integration with the HP SmartStream Production Center will be of huge benefit to HP customers already using Taopix software, or thinking about venturing into the lucrative photo book and gift market.

James Gray, CEO of Taopix Limited commented, “We have worked closely with HP Indigo for a number of years now. A large portion of our install base run HP Indigo presses so this is excellent news for our customers, especially the many who have rapidly growing volume and require a high quality production management solution.

“We’re the world’s leading photo gift software platform and as such, we constantly work with our customers, partners and distributors to ensure we add features and enhancements to our software that will be of great benefit to our customers. We’ve invested time working closely with HP to ensure that we all get this right and that the integration is as seamless as possible. We believe the integration with HP SmartStream Production Center will allow a number of our customers to gain efficiencies in production.”

About Taopix Ltd

Taopix Limited is a privately funded software development company established in 2007 by James Gray and Kevin Gale. Taopix HQ is based in the UK—in Newcastle upon Tyne. The company also has international offices in Singapore, Japan, and the USA.

Taopix manufacture the world’s leading photo gift software platform. The company’s primary focus is to continue to provide a superior photo book and photo gift software platform to digital printers and photo finishing companies.

A global network of thirty distributors operating in over sixty countries has been established to meet the demand for sales and support of the Taopix solution. Strategic partners have also been established with leading digital print manufacturers, photo printing solution providers and finishing equipment manufacturers to drive sales and promote awareness of Taopix worldwide.

Discover more at www.taopix.com.


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