Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide format inkjet printers, printer/cutters, vinyl cutters, and other innovative digital imaging technologies, has announced the release of new Roland DG Connect version 3.0, offering users additional options, features, and operational capabilities.
Roland DG Connect is a cloud-based app that helps users create a more productive and efficient print operation environment with Roland DG devices, providing tools to improve workflow, visualize analytics, and optimize profitability.
Additionally Roland DG Connect makes it easy for users to access support documents and updates, remotely track machine status or usage, and download media output profiles.
While the “Standard” Roland DG Connect app is available to owners of compatible Roland DG devices free of charge, two new subscription-based plans—“Professional” and “Premium”—are now available that further expand the app’s capabilities.
All free and subscription-based plans include, among other features, “Printer Monitoring,” a “Device Dashboard,” and a “Business Dashboard,” which enables multidimensional analysis of a variety of data. This feature allows customers to quickly visualize detailed information on the ink consumption of multiple printers, printing time, output in square meters, usage time, and the achievement of target operation rates.
Now included in both the Professional and Premium plans is a “multi-user function” that allows customers to view information on devices at locations that they otherwise wouldn’t be able to access directly.
For example, if a company has multiple locations, the headquarters can manage information on printers at each location in one place. This can be useful in formulating company-wide operational plans, improving the efficiency of ink ordering by centrally managing ink consumption, and increasing operation stability by better understanding maintenance status of each device.
The new Professional and Premium plans also include an “Automatic Backup Function” that automatically saves print settings within Roland DG VersaWorks® RIP software and restores them at the touch of a button when needed, allowing for smooth resumption of operations in the event of PC malfunction, addition, or replacement.
The Premium subscription service includes all the functionality and benefits of the Professional plan, plus even more advanced workflow and business management features, such as the exporting of detailed data for more in-depth analysis and the ability to share device information with up to ten accounts.
“Requirements are changing, operations are diversifying, and trend cycles are shortening, making it more important than ever to deliver value in a timely manner,” notes Roland DGA’s Software Product Manager Scott Burgess. “At the same time, we’re seeing a notable increase in on-demand printing that’s requiring businesses to purchase different types of inkjets, or multiple printers, to satisfy the diverse needs of their customers.
“Roland DG enables print professionals meet these challenges by providing a wealth of useful information about their devices and operations.”
To celebrate the launch of new Roland DG Connect version 3.0, Roland DGA is offering a special promotion to those who subscribe to the Professional or Premium plans now through December 31, 2023.
During this period, customers can take advantage of special pricing and receive a free thirty-day trial of the Premium version.