Mei Adds EzFit NoBlock and Ezline to Product Line

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Product: EzFit NoBlock and Ezline-connected BispheraTBA and RacerTBA
Top Line: Mei, which introduced milling technology in ophthalmic lens edging machinery, is introducing the EzFit NoBlock and Ezline-connected BispheraTBA and RacerTBA.
Close Up: The NoBlock module includes a frontfotocometer, the Blockless centering system for monofocal, bifocal and progressive lenses, and a dual loading arm for automatic machine loading/unloading.
EzLine has a conveyor loop that comes with the machine itself, and by a computer that works as a server. Since each machine is connected to the line with a network cable, there are no mechanical connections between them.
Vital Stats: The EzFit, an all-in-one edger, now comes in a semi-automatic model thanks to the NoBlock module, which offers automatic error-free lens centering. With NoBlock, which is also available as an update, EzFit can operate withput using a block. The NoBlock module works in two ways: non-stop, to obtain maximum output, or single-pair to shape both lenses without user interaction.
For large worshops, Mei has a high performance industrial line that includes BispheraTBA and RacerTBA which are connected by EZLine. The automatic EzLine conveyor and feeder system is a modular job tray conveyor system that optimizes work flows when there are two or more machines.; (630) 521-8588

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Demandforce Launches Fast Sync Technology

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Product: Fast Sync Technology
Top Line: Demandforce introduces Fast Sync technology, a free feature upgrade that ensures users never send outdated appointment reminders to their clients.
Close Up: “It’s crucial for our users that their reminders go out to their clients at the right time, every time,” said John Nebergall, general manager at Demandforce. “Fast Sync Technology is one way Demandforce is leading the charge in enabling our users to access the most reliable and real-time information about their clients. Highly accurate appointment reminders give our users not only peace of mind, but also a major competitive advantage.
Vital Stats: Fast Sync Technology increases the frequency that data from a business management system is synchronized with Demandforce. When a client changes an existing appointment, that information is updated in the business management system. Fast Sync technology will be rolled out to Demandforce users automatically over the coming weeks. Users can also request the upgrade immediately by calling Demandforce.; (877) 754-6583

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Visionworks Launches E-Commerce Site

Top Line: Visionworks is bringing its vast assortment of eyewear and expertise in eyecare to its customers who will now be able to shop directly from Visionworks’ website. The national eyewear retailer has launched an e-commerce site at The new site will allow shoppers to purchase Visionworks’ collection of eyewear including prescription glasses, fashion frames and sunglasses and have them delivered directly to their doors.
Close Up: “We are proud to offer our customers a convenient, customizable buying experience,” said Jim Eisen, president and CEO of HVHC, Inc., and president of Visionworks. “Today’s consumer is constantly on the go, so we’re proud to make our products even more easily accessible by providing the ability to buy online, pick up in-store or select delivery to any destination nationwide. Plus with over 700 locations throughout the U.S., customers can easily drop in for a professional fit—it’s exciting to offer a complete multi-channel experience for our customers.”
Customers can choose from over 2,000 frames online. Visionworks also offers a wide selection of lenses, including progressives, which are processed at one of its state-of-the-art U.S. manufacturing labs.
Vital Stats: Exclusive brands include Chelsea Morgan, Salsa, Robert Mitchel, Alberto Romani, Indi and Raycers. National brands such as Guess, Nike, bebe, Vera Bradley, Anne Klein, Candies, Converse, Diane von Furstenberg, Gant, Harley Davidson, Kate Spade, Nine West and Perry Ellis.

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