KBA Introduces Web-based Demonstration and Training Program
WILLISTON, VT/DALLAS—12/16/08—KBA North America, a global press manufacturer, has developed a completely unique system to efficiently and economically reach its customers. The company is announcing a new webcam demonstration, training, and application testing program for its current customers and future customers. This new program, available only from KBA, allows printers to sit in the comfort of their office and view a KBA press demonstration in the KBA Customer Care Center in Vermont or experience their very own applications being printed on a KBA press. The printer can ask questions in real time and see up close, via portable webcams, the special features of the press as it is printing a job.
“Since we started this program four months ago, we’ve had a tremendous positive response to it,” says Chris Travis, director of technology at KBA. “Printers are enthusiastic about not having to take time away from their facility and being able to schedule a particular time to see the press in action. We’re able to set up a private, secure demonstration for as many hours as they need, at as many different sites as needed. For example, we can show a demonstration of the Rapida 106 to the president of the company in his office, to the pressroom supervisor in another location, and to the company’s sales force in a variety of locations. Especially in today’s economic climate, our program offers an economical and realistic approach for printers and their busy schedules.”
The webcam demonstration, training, and application testing program is easy to set up for any printer. All the company needs to do is request from KBA a user name and password. The program can be viewed from any PC or Mac anywhere in the world. A webcam demonstration can provide a general display of the Customer Care Center and a production run of its three KBA presses: a Rapida 142 56-inch, a Rapida 106 41-inch, and a Genius 52 UV 20-inch press. If the printer has already installed a KBA press, the webcam demonstration can act as a training program for its press crew. Or the webcam demonstration can show a printer how a particular job, substrate, ink, or other application can be tested on press. Once the demonstration is complete, the printer will receive samples of the printed job the next day.