Duplo USA Corp.

Want to Run Your Duplo Wirelessly? There’s an App for That.

Duplo USA announced during their open house event in April that their growing line of PC-based print finishing products, which use Duplo’s own PC Controller or Job Creator software to set up jobs, can also be controlled directly from a tablet or smartphone, such as an iPad or iPhone. Using any of the remote desktop applications already available, such as Splashtop Touchpad, customers can access the software on their PC or Mac from their mobile computing device through their Wi-Fi network and run their equipment wirelessly.

For the past several years, Duplo – a worldwide leading manufacturer of print finishing equipment - has developed and integrated their software into some of their latest equipment, enabling operators of any skill level to program the machine quickly and easily. The DBMi Saddle System and the high production DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser feature the Windows-based PC Controller, which is also available for selected near-line bookletmaking systems configured with the DSF-5000 or the new DSF-2200 Digital Sheet Feeder. The Job Creator comes standard with the DC-645 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser and can be added to the entry-level DC-615 model, giving operators the option to set up the system from the control panel or through a PC or Mac.

“We’re always looking for ways to increase the automation and ease of use of our solutions as well as other technology our customers can use to add efficiency to their operations,” says Si Nguyen, director of national business development at Duplo USA. “We’re all becoming increasingly adaptable to the ever-changing technology around us and nowadays, almost everybody owns a tablet or a smartphone. We’re excited that thanks to our integration of GUI technology into our finishing equipment early on, customers can now use such devices as their smartphones to control their Duplo wirelessly.”

Applications use remote technology and the local wireless network to find the computer, so the app must be downloaded on both the PC connected to the Duplo machine and the mobile device. Customers are encouraged to try any of the apps available on the App Store. Most applications require minimal setup, are simple to use, and support keyboard and mouse gestures. Watch a video demonstration at http://www.myprintresource.com/video/10725055/technology-demo-run-your-duplo-wirelessly.

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