IDT Systems Wins Queen's Award for Enterprise

As part of our efforts to constantly service our growing customer base needs in a global market, we enjoy sharing with you new developments and achievements within IDT Systems. 

IDT Systems is therefore pleased to announce our recognition as one of the top companies in the United Kingdom for International Trade, as the company has had bestowed upon it the prestigious Queen's Award for Enterprise.

It is an honour to be recognised for our efforts to provide exceptional service to our ever-growing customer base. We strive to ensure our partners receive noteworthy customer service and remarkable products. 

Our CEO, Peter Woodd, who is extremely involved with the day to day running of IDT Systems, and another crew member will be attending the Queen’s reception at Buckingham Palace this summer to accept the award.

IDT Systems was started in 2006 by a seasoned group of 3D and 2D experienced professionals. IDT Systems has developed comprehensive system interface technology, including the equipment, operating systems, software and consumables. The first system was launched in late 2008, since then it has deployed over 400 systems around the globe, across all major industries. 

“This outstanding achievement is down to the extraordinary crew at IDT Systems. IDT Systems is only in its twelfth year and has already achieved great things. We are certain the Queen's Award for Enterprise is the first of many exciting announcements and new ventures.” 

- Peter Woodd, CEO of IDT Systems

 

INTRODUCING THE LATEST IN IDT TECHNOLOGY...S10.2

The unrivaled S10.2 System offers businesses the opportunity to improve production throughput. It boasts an advanced airflow structure and a state-of-the-art fixed flexible tray layout design.

The S10.2 design is an evolution of the D10 technology with added versatility and sustainability. Accommodating endless possibilities for multidimensional dye sublimation printing technology, it was important to design a versatile unit that was suitable to house bespoke vacuum frames for a multitude of products being decorated. The adaptable design of the S10.2 vacuum trays allows one to change the insert in the tray to swap between different configurations. The design of the S10.2 allows for more efficient use of the generated energy. The system has moved from a door to a drawer to keep energy inside the unit. The energy is now easily dispersed specifically onto the transfer area. The larger exposure area allows for 50% more case production in less time. Plus, the S10.2 is easily adaptable to customize items like skateboards, clocks and other products.

The S10.2 adds value and diversity to those companies looking to offer a broad range of decorated products. The versatility makes it suitable for polycarbonate, resin, wood, glass and metal offerings.

IDT Systems values the importance of streamlined production and increased volume, therefore, cycle times have been reduced from 16 minutes to 9 minutes.

As an added savings, if a company is currently operating a D10.2 system, the S10.2 uses the same vacuum tray configuration. Therefore, the S10.2 can be used with D10 Series - Vacuum Frames, Sleeves, Printer, Heat Mat Table, Photoshop, RIP and Templates.

IDT Systems is passionate about providing customers around the globe with sustainable innovative tools for the mass production of personalized and customized products. The new S10.2 manages heat more efficiently, improves the yield and reduces the carbon footprint. And most importantly, it reduces production costs.

IDT SYSTEMS AND GOOGLE® PROJECT ARA

IDT Systems is an innovator in the world of dye sublimation. The personalization and customization of premium products is our passion. When IDT Systems was approached by the innovators at Google, we were excited by the ideas and challenges surrounding Project Ara. Project Ara is a development effort with a goal to create a modular smartphone that is built to the requirements of each user. The ARA will be a story each individual can tell.

On January 14, the Project Ara Modular Developers Conference was available for the world to witness. Peter Woodd, CEO of IDT Systems, was one of the presenters. He explained how IDT Systems will provide support to all module developers through the shell design and production process. He spoke of the story Ara owners will be able to tell through their phones from the customized shell to the components of each module. It is the innovative spirit, years of experience, premium offerings and millions of products shipped that make IDT Systems the ideal partner in the project.

There has been a lot of buzz about Project Ara as a whole. Its success depends on many partners and developers. IDT Systems is ready for the challenge. We are an innovative partner delivering high quality solutions.

Want to learn more? Don’t miss the Project Ara Developers Conference on Januray 21, 2015 from Singapore. http://www.projectara.com/ara-developers-conference/

New Galaxy S6 Model Appears Online As Another Smartphone Leaks From Samsung

A second Samsung Galaxy S6 smartphone has show up on internet benchmarking site, lending credence to a ‘dual model’ approach from the South Korean firm ahead of an expected Q1 2015 launch of its latest flagship.

The details follow on from a debut appearance of the Samsung Galaxy S6 reported previously on Forbes:

AnTuTu reported the new device had a 5.5 inch screen running at 2560×1440 pixels, Samsung’s Exynos 7420 64-bit Octa-Core CPU, 3 GB of RAM, and 32 GB of storage. The handset also came with a five megapixel and twenty megapixel camera (writes Tom Pritchard for Shiny Shiny and others).

The latest benchmarking figures (reported by Sammobile and others) highlight the same basic hardware, adding the Mali-T760 GPU to the list, but lists an improved twenty megapixel camera.

It’s likely that Samsung has some of its team doing ‘dogfood’ testing, with the Galaxy S6 handset put to regular use by a significant number of testers on the hunt for bugs. Why have a different camera resolution? The South Korean company has extensive corporate knowledge of camera resolutions and hardware so its unlikely to be an A/B test of the camera in the new handset (although stranger things have happened).

Samsung Galaxy Edge (image: Samsung PR) Samsung Galaxy Edge (image: Samsung PR)

It’s more likely that AnTuTu is seeing two different hardware variants of the Samsung Galaxy S6. The idea of two models of Galaxy S6 has been discussed previously here on Forbes, and it follows that the groupthink that led to the Galaxy Note 4 and the Galaxy Note 4 Edge would have the same impact on the new Galaxy S6 portfolio. The Galaxy Note 4 is doing relatively well, and is likely outperforming the Galaxy S5 in sales - the Note 4 is doing well with the critics, and it is the match of the iPhone Six Plus phablet - and if something works, Samsung has historically shown that it will keep repeating that process to maximise sales and market share.

My only concern is Samsung needs to be focussing on new ways of storytelling and driving a message of innovation and leading from the front (as opposed to being a fast follower). A split model strategy will dilute the launch story through the multiple models and hedging any new technology (such as using a ‘edge’ AMOLED display along one of the long sides of the handset) by only including the fancy screen on a more expensive high-end model… which now looks like it will come with a slightly bigger camera.

Samsung’s flagship line needs rejuvenating and given a brand new lease of life. I’m not sure a split-model strategy sends that signal.