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Xploration® 18 to Feature Seven News Exhibitors in Vendor Forum

Lutz, FL – April 10, 2018 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that seven new vendor partners will be participating in the Xploration 18 vendor forum next week. Xploration 18 is being held April 17-19 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida.

Tweet this: New Vendors Join the Xploration 18 Exhibit Hall next week! @EclipseDoc @EspireInfolabs @kernUSA  @PDFAssociation @CCMInnovators @ScreenUSA @XanteCorp  http://bit.ly/2qir9Bq #Xplor18

Eclipse Corporation (Booth #29) and Kern, Inc. (Booth #23) are returning to the Xploration event after a brief hiatus. Espire Infolabs (Booth #32), PDF Association (Booth #12), Screen Americas (Booth #17), Smart Communications (Booth #8), and Xante Corporation (Booth #14) round out the new vendors, having never exhibited at the Xploration event before.

“We welcome our new vendor partners who are joining our show this year” says Skip Henk, President/CEO of Xplor International. “They represent a broad range of offering that will be of interest to our conference attendees.”

Vendors interested in becoming a sponsor for one of Xplor’s events or becoming an exhibitor for Xploration 19 should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at 770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.

For more information regarding Xploration® 18, or to register, visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

About Eclipse Corporation
Eclipse Corporation’s DocOrigin improves omni-channel communications with customers, partners and employees. Business Communications Center and Dynamic Business Documents are managed by Marketing, HR or Customer Service while compliance-related control can be managed by legal and IT. All this can be done without scripting or modifying your line of business software. Replace your existing forms and documents one at a time or do a complete replacement. 3M, AT&T, Guidewire, Konica Minolta, Tyler Technologies and thousands of others trust us. Don’t change your business software, change your document and customer communications software! A single solution for enterprise wide, interactive forms, documents, labels and high-volume production mail rooms.

About Espire Infolabs
Espire Infolabs is a global IT services company specializing in digital and customer experience transformation. We enable business transformation across the customer journey with our powerful multi-channel customer communication management solutions including interactive documents and personalized video solutions – accelerating customer acquisition, building lasting customer loyalty and maximizing revenue and profit.

Our key offering is our game-changing Customer Engagement Hub (CEH) framework, helping global businesses in the stages of their CCM strategy, such as pre-processing, document composition, post-processing, production and communication delivery. This is powered by our strong expertise on leading technology platforms like Pitney Bowes, Open Text, Quadient, Doxee, Messagepoint and others.

About Kern, Inc.
With over 70 years of experience, Kern has always been a leader in the mailing and production industry. Swiss precision has created quality unmatched by others helping machines last longer and run stronger. Kern inserting systems have continued to be leaders in the industry with our flagship K3600 high speed inserting system with 27,000 mail pieces an hour, as well as our newest machine, the K1600, a highly-flexible compact multi-format system, with the fastest changeovers available. Kern also offers solutions in the card processing industry. Whatever your mailing needs are, hardware or software, Kern will be the quality solution provider.

About PDF Association
Founded in 2006 as the PDF/A Competence Center, the PDF Association exists to promote the adoption and implementation of International Standards for PDF technology.

Developers use the PDF Association to share knowledge and experience with PDF technology and to develop best-practices for its implementation.  Decision-makers use the PDF Association to learn about the role and capabilities of PDF and PDF’s subset standards in ECM and other electronic document applications.  End users benefit from improved reliability, quality, functionality and interoperability in their experience of electronic documents.

About Screen Americas
Screen Americas (Rolling Meadows, Illinois), a SCREEN Graphic and Precision Solutions group company, provides a wide range of solutions to meet graphic communications needs, with a strong focus on production-class inkjet printing technology.

Since 1967, Screen Americas has satisfied customers by delivering the latest innovations that help diverse printing operations profitably grow their businesses. Our versatile, reliable product portfolio includes Truepress inkjet printers serving print-on-demand markets for general Commercial Printing, Direct Mail, Publishing and Financial and Transactional Printing as well as for Labels and Packaging and Point-of-Sale signs and displays.

Screen digital solutions are known for robust engineering, high up-time and reliability, best-in-class color management and print quality. New product development and new advances in every product category, along with ongoing product improvements and software upgrades, offer great value and flexibility to a diverse customer base.

About Smart Communications
Smart Communications™ is the only independent company focused 100% on customer conversations for the enterprise, and the only cloud solution ranked as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for CCM. More than 350 global brands – many in the world’s most highly regulated industries – rely on Smart Communications to make multi-channel customer communications more meaningful, while also helping them simplify their processes and operate more efficiently. This is what it means to scale the conversation.

Smart Communications is headquartered in London and New York and serves its customers from offices located across North America, Europe, and Asia Pacific. The company offers a range of solutions including SmartCOMM™, SmartDX™, SmartCORR™ for Salesforce, and SmartCaaS™ for Partners. To learn more, visit smartcommunications.com.

About Xante Corporation
Xante has been a pioneer of the digital print industry for over 25 years and is dedicated to providing customers the latest technology for simple, reliable, and profitable workflow. Their award-winning digital print systems yield fast, full-color output on a wide range of media and bring production automation to digital print shops everywhere. Xante products include the revolutionary En/Press Digital Multi-Media Press with the Enterprise High Speed Feed System (less than 1¢ cost-per-print for full-color) and the simply brilliant iQueue color workflow. For more info on Xante products and software, please visit xante.com or call 1-251-473-6502.

Xplor Announces 2018 Technology and Application of the Year Award Winners

Recipients to Be Recognized at Xploration® 18 in Orlando on April 17th

Lutz, FL — February 27, 2018 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced the recipients of its 2018 Technology and Application of the Year Awards. The awards will be presented at a ceremony Tuesday, April 17, 2018, during the Xploration® 18 event at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida.

Tweet this: @CrawfordTech has won the #Xplor18 Technology & Application of the Year Awards! Honorable Mentions include: @RicohTweets @Broadridge @SolimarSystems @Racami1 @Indellient A BIG Congratulations to all! They will be recognized at Xploration 18 on April 17th! http://bit.ly/2EWvAfj

Application of the Year Award:

The Application of the Year Award is presented to an individual, a company or an organization to recognize outstanding achievement in the imaginative application of current technology and/or unique implementation of existing document and communication systems. This award is open to members and non-members alike.

Xplor will award two honorable mentions in addition to the 2018 winner.

  • The winner of the 2018 Xplor Application of the Year is UNUM / Crawford Technologies for their innovative approach in consolidating several data centers, automating over 2000 applications, and creating a process for ensuring efficiency and document integrity when outsourcing. The solution utilized Crawford’s QA in the Cloud and Operations Express products and demonstrated a significant collaborative effort between both companies.
  • An Honorable Mention is being awarded Volusia County Schools / RICOH USA, Inc. for their WebCRD with QDirect implementation that automated workflows and increased time and efficiency, allowing Volusia to take on work from local governments and non-profits to help drive revenue.
  • A second Honorable Mention is being awarded to Broadridge Customer Communications and Compart, NA for their patent pending “Rapid OnBoarding.” This application significantly reduces the time-consuming steps of producing a factory-ready file and document, all from a proprietary point-and-click user interface.

Technology of the Year Award:

The Technology of the Year Award honors an individual, company or organization that has conceived and developed an original concept leading to a significant advancement in the industry.  This can be a new program, product, or technology that notably enhances the capabilities of document and communication systems.

Like the Application of the Year award, Xplor will present multiple honorable mentions, in addition to the winner of the award, due to the large number of submissions.

  • The winner of the 2018 Xplor Technology of the Year is being awarded to Crawford Technologies for their Auto Tagger for Accessibility product. Auto Tagger allows all types of PDF files to be automatically tagged and converted to Accessible PDF (WCAG 2.0 and PDF U/A) or Accessible HTML5.  Auto tagging saves time and opens the door to making all electronic documents equally accessible to any and all users.
  • An Honorable Mention for Technology of the Year is being awarded to Solimar Systems for their SOLitrack 2.0 with Batching and Mobile Modules. Solimar’s SOLitrack™ product, is a database-centric output management system that uses a PC client view interface to control and track print files on desktops or allows them to be viewed through a web-based interface on mobile devices with SOLitrack Mobile. The Batching Module creates rolling-queues based on mailpiece aggregations that dynamically schedules jobs.
  • An additional Honorable Mention for the Xplor Technology of the Year award is being presented to Racami for their Alchem-e CCM Platform. The platform ties together all other software and hardware within a company to form a master system that forces standards in companies necessary for automation, quality control, and speed to market. The platform reduces IT costs and has many features that assist employees so they are more informed, make better decisions, and run the business more efficiently.
  • An additional Honorable Mention for the Xplor Technology of the Year award is being presented to Indellient for their flagship product BlueRelay. BlueRelay offers a powerful suite of workflow and document management tools that simplifies document approval processes and improves quality and compliance of customer communications. The efficiencies gained at one of Indellient’s clients allowed them to experience “an increase of over 300% in workload without increase to headcount.”

“Once again, the awards committee had a tough time selecting winners from the volume of submissions we received,” said Skip Henk, EDP, President and CEO of Xplor International. “I’d like to thank all who submitted and congratulate our winners and honorable mentions.”

Xplor International will also be announcing the recipients of the Xplorer of the Year and Brian Platte Lifetime Achievement awards at Xploration® 18 on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

For more information regarding Xploration® 18, or to register, visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor or sponsor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, the two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Features include:

  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions and General Sessions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum
  • Two Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Two Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • New for 2018: A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends

For more information regarding Xploration 18, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Mountaineer and Adventurer, Jeff Evans, Named Keynote Speaker for Xploration® 18

Lutz, FL — January 16, 2018 — Xplor International today announced that Jeff Evans, mountaineer, adventurer, and emergency medicine Physician Assistant, will return to Xplor to deliver a keynote speech to the Xploration 18 audience. The Xploration event takes place April 17-19 at the Rosen Plaza in Orlando, Florida.  Mr. Evans’ keynote address will kick-off the event on Tuesday, April 17 at 8:50 AM.

Tweet this: @Jeff_B_ Evans is returning to kick things off for the #Xploration18 audience! Mountaineer, adventurer, and emergency medicine Physician Assistant, his Keynote address is sure to impress and leave you with valuable information! http://bit.ly/2DB8neG #Xploration18

Jeff has appeared on ABC’s Expedition Impossible, is the published author of MountainVision: Lessons Beyond the Summit, and has played a major role in the award-winning documentaries Farther Than the Eye Can See, Blindsight and High Ground. He was also featured in a six-episode mini-series by the Travel Channel, Everest Air.

“If you’ve been to the Xploration events before, you might remember Jeff from our 2014 event”, says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “The audience was blown away by his message then and I knew we needed to get him again in the future. I spoke with many people regarding keynote speakers this year and Jeff’s name was the one that kept coming up. I have no doubt that you will enjoy it.”

Jeff’s climbing began in the late 1980s on the rock faces of Colorado and California. By the mid-90s, Jeff was guiding clients, as well as working search and rescue, on North America’s highest mountain, Mt. McKinley.

In 1993, Jeff met and formed a relationship with blind climber, Erik Weihenmayer. Together, they shattered people’s perceptions about the “handicaps” of the disabled by climbing Mt. McKinley, El Capitan and Aconcagua; competing in adventure races; guiding other disabled individuals on peaks around the world; and successfully reaching the summit of Mt. Everest in 2001. To date, Erik is the only blind climber to reach the summit of Everest.

The teamwork, communication and leadership skills that Jeff has honed during his amazing adventures and challenges have given him the tools to become one of the most dynamic and inspirational speakers on the circuit today.

Mr. Evan’s keynote address will be “MountainVision: Lessons Beyond the Summit.” His presentation is being sponsored by RICOH USA.

About Xploration 18: Starting at $899 USD for a Full-conference Platinum Passport, the two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Features include:

  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions and General Sessions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum
  • Two Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Two Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • New for 2018: A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends

For more information regarding Xploration 18, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

Registration Now Open for Xploration® 18

Customer Communications Conference to be Held April 17-19, 2018 in Orlando, FL

Lutz, FL – November 7, 2017 – Xplor International, the worldwide electronic document systems association, today announced that registration is now open for Xploration® 18 being held April 17-19, 2018 in Orlando, Florida at the Rosen Plaza.

Tweet this: @Xplor_Int announced that registration is open for Xploration 18 in Orlando, FL at the Rosen Plaza! More info: bit.ly/2Ans0Fn #XPLOR18

The Enterprise Communications Industry is in a constant state of evolution driven by new technology and changes in human behavior. Xploration 18 is about enabling the Enterprise Communications Industry by providing the “What, Why and How” for industry trends, best practices, regulations and new technologies.

With the Customer Experience taking center stage in our industry, the 2018 curriculum will cover:

  • Key Industry Trends you must prepare your business for NOW!
  • Best Practices to improve your profitability
  • Regulations that impact your business
  • Technology Solutions that are changing the industry

The event will feature over 40 educational sessions presented by end users, industry analysts, consultants, and subject matter experts who will share real world examples and case studies.

The event will take place at the Rosen Plaza which features 800 deluxe guestrooms at a great location, across the street from the Pointe Orlando shopping and entertainment complex. The Xplor group rate for this great venue is locked in at $189 per night for a standard room (plus tax, no resort fees).

If you are involved in the design, creation, production and distribution of customer bills, statements, direct mail, policies or other transactional communications, no matter what channel(s) of distribution, the Xploration 18 conference program is relevant to your organization.

“The 2018 program content is in direct response to a survey we sent to the Xplor community” says Skip Henk, President and CEO of Xplor International. “The response was overwhelming and we were able to donate $5 for each completed survey to Veterans Matter. Not only did we get great input, but we were able to help raise money to house homeless veterans and their families.”

Conference Program: The two-and-a-half day event is the perfect blend of educational sessions, panel discussions, general sessions, and networking events. Features include:

  • 40+ Educational Sessions
  • Panel Discussions and General Sessions
  • Keynote Speaker
  • 35+ Industry Partners in the Vendor Forum
  • Two Evening Networking Events (Tue/Wed)
  • Two Networking Luncheons (Tue/Wed)
  • Thursday Breakfast
  • New for 2018: A Morning with Keypoint Intelligence – InfoTrends

For more information regarding Xploration 18, or to access the registration site, please visit www.xplor.org/xplor18. Questions should be directed to Register@xplor.org or +1-813-949-6170 between the hours of 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM (ET), Monday through Friday.

Vendors interested in being an exhibitor should contact Xplor’s Director of Sales, Deborah Green at +1-770-444-3845 or via email at deborahgreen@xplor.org.


About Xplor International
Xplor International is a not-for-profit association that provides thought leadership to the customer communications industry. As a community Xplor provides advocacy, education, training, mentoring and networking opportunities.

Our members are decision makers and recommenders who are involved in the conception, design, implementation production and delivery of multi-channel client, member and customer communications.

Xplor’s mission is to enhance organizational success and advance the careers of our members by providing research, publications, industry certification, professional development, web-based events, and conference programming. Xplor International has its worldwide headquarters in Lutz, Florida, with affiliated offices around the world. Further information is available at www.xplor.org.

Facebook: facebook.com/XplorInternational
Twitter: twitter.com/Xplor_Int or @Xplor_Int

Xplor International Media Contact:
Chad Henk
Director of Marketing
+1-813-949-6171
Chad@xplor.org

About Veterans Matter
Veterans Matter is the result of collaborative innovation integrating technology, housing, and the community; with the medical, mental and employment help provided by the VA that creates evidence-based results for our heroes in need: Returning them to domestic autonomy. Our mission is simple: house as many homeless veterans as we can, as fast as we can to provide the fresh start. https://veteransmatter.org/