Schneider Brings Digital Surfacing to Smaller Labs With Compact, Affordable Nano Line

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Product: Nano Line
Top Line: Schneider's new Nano Line gives labs access to digital surfacing technology for a very low investment without compromising quality or full range capability.
Close Up: The HSC Nano generator and CCP Nano polisher make up the space saving Nano line. The extra small and economically priced generator comes in two versions: HSC Nano X and XP. "Both machines impressively demonstrate that with Schneider, small size and investment don't equal a compromise in quality or lens geometry. In fact, the Nano XP even exceeds the capability of big performance machines in terms of curve range. It really opens new doors for small surfacing operations that need full digital capability at the lowest investment," said Gunter Schneider, president of Schneider.
The entry level HSC Nano X, with its optional cribbing spindle and built-in laser unit, enable small operations to manufacture virtually any free-form design from any location, according to Schneider. The partner lab version, HSC Nano XP, includes full milling capabilities for faster processing, automated calibration, and the fast, high quality laser engraving system of the "bigger" machines.
The CCP Nano polisher combines macro-driven polish results with its small package. The unit handles up to 18 dpt curves, the highest range in the industry. Both machines utilize a simple, touch screen interface for easy operation of the intelligent processes.
"The Nano Line offers the finest digital surfacing capability available and in the smallest package. And the line offers the advanced results you expect from Schneider technology," said Kurt Atchison, president of Schneider North America.
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  • HSC Nano generator X/XP
  • Schneider intelligent motor and drive technology
  • Optional milling, auto calibration, high speed laser engraving
  • Optional on-board lens design system
  • 35 x 44 x 41 inches (LxWxH)
  • CCP Nano
  • Proven Schneider Perma X polishing tool system
  • 18 dpt curve capability
  • Robust, ergonomically friendly
  • Stainless steel working chamber
  • 28 x 44 x 41 inches; (877) 702-5655

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OD Excellence Announces Pre-Testing Evaluation

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Product: Pre-Testing Evaluation
Top Line: OD Excellence (ODX) is adding of Pre-Testing Evaluation to its roster of programs. This evaluation is broken down into different positions available in an optometric office. These benchmarks of behavioral assessments are used to hire, develop and retain the best talent for a practice.
Close Up: Pre-Testing Evaluation identifies a potential applicant’s behavior as well as assessing current management and staff. While continuing to become the leader in practice management, ODX’s Pre-Testing Evaluation reporting technique focuses primarily on the internal and external interviewing processes.The evaluation offers a state-of-the-art, real world behavioral assessment while allowing the doctor to select qualified candidates and evaluate current personnel to operate their practice more efficiently.
Pre-Testing Evaluation also enables employees and managers to learn more about each other within minutes of testing. Due to the efficacy of, and when used successfully, Pre-Testing Evaluation enables the doctor to obtain new employees and allows them to get on board and performing in their new role much faster. These proven results help save time and money while properly identifying and filling the practice staffing requirements, according to ODX.
Vital Stats: ODX team of professional industry staff provides one-on-one coaching with the assessment reviews to assist doctors with systematically determining if future and current candidates are right for the doctor’s practice needs. They provide the doctor with the information of the four most common behavioral factors which systematically determines an individual’s capabilities as well a diverse spectrum of behavioral traits such as dominance, influence, steadiness and consistency, compliance and constraints.; (855) 2011-ODX (855) 201-1639

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Battery-Free, Wireless Laser, Bar Code Scanner from Arch Crown

Product: Honeywell Voyager 1202g-bf
Top Line: Arch Crown is introducing Honeywell’s Voyager 1202g-bf single-line laser scanner. The scanner incorporates battery-free technology, offering the freedom of Bluetooth wireless technology (up to 33+ feet from the base) without the maintenance or long recharge time associated with batteries. The 1202g-bf delivers aggressive linear bar code scanning performance—even on poor quality or damaged bar codes, according to Arch Crown.
Close Up: Built on the proven Voyager platform, the 1202g-bf offers high performance linear bar code scanning and the convenience of wireless—all without the battery. Fully charges in less than 20 seconds with a wall power adapter, and provides short-term power for at least 100 wireless scans. Automatic interface configuration and paging functionality to locate a lost scanner also included.
Vital Stats: Suggested retail price $513. Call for current pricing.; (800) 526-8353

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