Aria Systems will release its 25-module, database independent Aria 4XP in early 2005. Aria has added support for server-based and SQL level II databases and distributed environments with data replication. With n-tier server architecture, Aria 4XP is scalable, enables fast network communications and can be administered via the Web, Aria reports. Also new from Aria is the Digital Order Form, which enables salespeople to manually write orders on forms stored on a tablet PC, which digitizes the handwritten order data so that it can be transmitted via standard or wireless connections to home office system databases.
212-714-1334 . ReaderLink #103
ASAP of Georgia Inc. offers a new Event Calendar for graphically displaying key events in a color-coded format for clarity and quick identification. Users can track the time, data, user, batch number and total value for important company events. Events can be plotted on a perpetual calendar to enable the user to compare details for key events for any month, day or year.
800-272-7838 . ReaderLink #104
Checkpoint Systems Inc. has added Screamer Tags to its radio-frequency reusable tag line. Designed to safeguard expensive merchandise such as leather and fur coats, the battery-powered tags emit piercing alarm sounds and flash a red LED light if tagged merchandise is illegally taken from a store.
800-257-5540 . ReaderLink #105
DuPont has upgraded its DuPont Artistri digital textile printing system with an Advanced Fabric Handling System, including a new selvage control mechanism. Also new is an on-the-fly ink cartridge change feature. DuPont also has launched the DuPont Artistri GA
software package, with upgrades in composite workflows and rendering of tonal gradients.
877-234-1794 . ReaderLink #106
Hellmann Worldwide Logistics has introduced the Archival Solution for digitally storing "images" of critical import/export documents. With the data storage system, documents may be viewed via the Web at any time if needed for internal or customs audits. Abercrombie & Fitch is an early adopter of the system.
305-406-4500 . ReaderLink #107
Insta Graphic Systems is offering new INSTAWELD decorative garment embellishments, which resemble traditional welded embellishments but can be applied with a heat press machine. INSTAWELD is available in flock, digital flock, metallic, reflective, felt and lenticular styles, and can be applied to cotton, cotton blends and polyester.
800-421-6971 . ReaderLink #108
Newgistics has established the Newgistics Returns Center, an online portal through which consumers can create and print a SmartLabel for the return of merchandise to a retailer, and track their return package to determine when they will be credited for the merchandise. Retailers can link to the portal, or build its functionality into their Web sites.
512-225-6000 . ReaderLink #109
Roland DGA Corp. has released the HeatWave sublimation system for printing on soft goods ranging from T-shirts and athletic apparel to tote bags, caps, mouse pads and flags. The system includes the VersaCAMM SP-300 (a 30-inch-wide high-speed, roll-fed printer/cutter) for $13,995, sublimation inkjet ink cartridges for $149.95 and a 30-inch by 150-foot roll of transfer paper for $89.95.
800-542-2307 . ReaderLink #110
SDL Atlas has developed the PillGrade 3-D fabric scanning system for grading fabric swatches for pilling, fuzziness and other surface properties. The system can scan woven, nonwoven, knit, fleece and other fabric samples in any weight, color and pattern, generating results in five seconds. The company also is offering the new QuickCondition fabric sample conditioning cabinet with a self-contained compressed air source. QuickCondition units offer a humidity range of 30 percent to 90 percent.
704-329-0911 . ReaderLink #111
Unicraft Corp. is offering "Sewtops by Unicraft," a new line of industrial sewing machine tabletops. Available in plywood or particleboard and in different colors, the tabletops can be configured for different sewing machines, which may be mounted in semi-submerged and fully submerged positions.
305-571-9300 . ReaderLink #112
KATHLEEN DESMARTEAU is editor in chief of Apparel. She may be reached at 203-312-0600 or [email protected].