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Quixi is hitting the road!

Quixi is hitting the road!  With all the fabulous feedback and excitement for the release of Quixi we have decided to go on a Quixi tour.  We will be going over the newest technology revolving around QR codes, customer testimonies and a live demo!

For additional details and attendance information, email Paul Schulz Paul@photolynx.com

Wednesday June 8th

Hilton Garden Inn
Atlanta Airport North
3437 Bobby
Brown Parkway
East Point, Georgia 30344

Thursday, June 9th

Dallas Embassy Suites
DFW International Airport
South
4650 West Airport Freeway
Irving, TX 75062

I hope to see you there!!

Tawnya Pitman

May News Letter

PhotoLynx Flow™

There has been quite a bit of hype over our
“Secret Squirrel” product Flow (remember our 2009
User’s Group Meeting). So, it’s time to shed some light
on the subject, since Flow has been in operation for
over 2 years. PhotoLynx worked with Burrell Colour
Imaging
and Technicare to create a
new and innovative product that facilitates the
communication between the lab and the
studio.

Flow™ has many benefits over other capture
programs:

  • Improved Multi Pose Workflow
  • Simple User interface
  • Custom Screen Interface and Floating
    Windows
  • Ability to Soft Crop (user defined)
  • Improved Data Management
  • Multiple Project Ability
  • Efficient and Accurate Template
    Building Tools
  • Ability to Directly FTP Jobs(orders)

To get a demo of Flow™ click on the link below
for contact information.

http://www.photolynx.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=49&Itemid=54

Quixi
There has, also, been a lot of talk about another system
PhotoLynx Inc. is proud to offer….Quixi uses an
encrypted QR (quick response) code in the image to
populate a text file. Next, take your images and data
into any system!
Here are some of the benefits of this system:

  • Low Start Up Cost
    *Minimum to
    purchase Quixi scan system $550.00
    * Unlimited
    stations
    * No yearly fee
    * No contract
    * Pay
    as you go
    * Purchase version includes on-site ID
    card production
  • No Database
  • Very  intuitive, learning curve
    is minimal
  • Save thousands on Data entry

Call PhotoLynx and get your Quixi station today!!!
760-765-1199

Note From Tim McCain, Senior VP
We are here to help. I have had the pleasure of working with
most of you for years, and am proud to call you friends.
I take for granted my friends know they can call on me
for anything. I also take for granted everyone knows all
of our core beliefs.  Well, some of you don’t know
me or are new to PhotoLynx, and so it is worth
reiteration.
What we have on our website states:


PhotoLynx has developed an integrated line of software products to
aid School Photography businesses throughout the
production process. PhotoLynx products assist the
Photographer, the Studio, the Professional Color Lab and
the School. Our focus has been on streamlining the
production of digital services, traditional and digital
packages by linking PhotoLynx software to all standard
industry hardware and software.

PhotoLynx has over 750 businesses using our software and have been in
the School Photography business for about 15
years
.

What is not stated on our website, but is in our core company
culture is:
PhotoLynx was built on the fact that we want to see you succeed,
to build your company. We built our company working with
Mom & Pop size businesses; therefore no client is
too small. We believe in what goes around comes around.
We feel strongly that good guys can finish first. We are
a faith based company. We think when you call a tech
support line you should get a real, live person, and
help as fast as possible. We feel that we are more than
a software vendor, we are your friend.
Ask around. We live this.

If you need help with anything, whether you’re client or not,
give me a call.

Tim

Link to the latest software

http://www.photolynx.com/index.php?option=com_phocadownload&view=category&id=14:utilities&Itemid=46
This link will take you to our website and you can review the
changes and download the latest software updates.
Keep in mind we have additional releases being tested in case
the above doesn’t address your issue or
request.   Please contact PhotoLynx to see if
we have a build for you.

Latest on the Blog

  • Flow
  • Meet
    Sonya
  • Quixi

Go to:
https://photolynx.wordpress.com/


EMPLOYEE   OF THE MONTH
Kat McClanahan is our employee of the month for May! Kat has
made our website stronger, and as a result or tech
support better. If you have had a good experience with
tech support, chances are Kat had something to do with
it, she is our lead tech as well as new staff
trainer.
Way to go Kat!

Flow

There has been quite a bit of hype over our “Secret Squirrel” product Flow(remember our 2009 user group). So I thought maybe it was time to shed a little bit of light on the subject, since Flow has been in operation for over 2 years. PhotoLynx worked with Burrell Colour Imaging and Technicare to create a new and innovative product that facilitates the communication between the lab and the studio. That being said, I thought that who better to share their knowledge of the product, than the company that is using it in action, so I asked Cindy Moss from Burrell to share with the PhotoLynx world what it is all about, and how it has affected their business.

Tawnya Pitman

General Manager, PhotoLynx

Flow + Burrell

One goal we have at Burrell is to offer our customers the most up to date solutions in order to allow you to most efficiently handle your workflow and maximize your profits.  That’s why we were honored to have been the lab of choice by Photolynx to help test and develop their new Flow software.  We have a history of writing our own software, a history of development with Kodak, and were very excited to be a part of this development which helps studios shoot school and sports jobs more efficiently and accurately. It’s been interesting, challenging, exciting, and overall a wonderful experience to be a part of the new software
development.

Haven’t heard of Flow, yet? Flow is the next generation of software for photographers shooting Events, Schools, and Sports.  Flow incorporates a brand new designed interface, intuitive data and image matching methods, and many other features that improve usage and performance.  Flow is designed to efficiently associate data and images providing the photographer a new level of control over product offerings and the on site process.

Our School and Sports team has been traveling the country holding Flow user’s groups to give studios the opportunity to see how powerful Flow is first hand, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive.  Studios are raving about features such as easily being able to switch between projects, the lab synced catalog, built in order forms, and the intuitive nature of the program.  In addition, studios have been creatively taking advantage of the Layout Designer tool.  This tool is a graphic layout interface that allows you to create proofs, ID cards, cameracards, and much more.  The sky’s the limit for product creation using the Layout Designer!

We’re also pleased to announce that Burrell, Photolynx, and ImageQuix have all partnered together to give you a seamless workflow for online ordering.  You can upload your images and data directly from Flow to ImageQuix with the touch of a button.  You can even password protect each individual student, allow your customers to order multi-pose packages, set up pre-order sites, and much, much more.  As online orders are received, Burrell prints, hand sorts, and ships directly to your customer.  Coupling Flow and ImageQuix together you’ll be equipped with a full arsenal of the most efficient solutions to make both capture and selling a breeze!

For more information on Flow watch our Flow feature video on YouTube(http://www.youtube.com/burrellimaging#p/u/19/sAS3-I19zAw), or contact Burrell Customer Care at (800) 348-8732.

Cindy Moss

Social Marketing Specialist

Burrell  Imaging

Meet Sonya…

Hello Photolynx!
My name is Sonya Sheets and I am the newest team member of this insightful team.  I am currently a college student  at Palomar San Marcos and almost twenty years of age. Currently my major thus far is Medical/ Electrical technical illustration and writing. I am slowly but surely working towards my goal to be professionally aware of the needs of economic change in the buisness arena. My other Major(s) are Art, Graphic art, Photography, web design with Html, Css, & in the future, Java script.  In the not-too-distant future, I hope to get a Web design company together.  My undying love for history will always remain my Minor.

I was raised as a musical fanatic of Metal, Rock and roll, Electronica, Opera, Gothic and much much more. I constantly surround myself with music because it is apart of my life and my family. It will always be apart of me. On a side note, I did play guitar for a few years but realized my greater interest in the Cello. It’s deep beratone sound just keeps me thinking, “I would love to play that, I have all the time in the world to learn and manipulate this beautiful sound”.  Painting, Mural Painting,Crochet, Drawing, Digital painting, Reading, Woodworking, Jewelry making, Soap making,Photography Artistic Photo shoots, Renaissance Fairs & Gardening are all my hobbies & interests. As you can see, I have alot to keep me occupied and creative these days.

If you were to ask what else I was into, I would tell you that I am huge Foodie (Constant seeker of new restaurants). I am also a big fan of the Theater productions that come from time to time, such as “Repo the genetic opera ” and ” Rocky Horror”. I am also a huge Cinema-fanatic when it comes to Victorian Era movies.

I am a strange person with a million things to do. But I must say that I am happy with where my goals, wherever they will lead me, for I am a DIY adventurous artist.Until next time, I am your tech support and I would love to help you with your Photolynx software!

-Sonya Sheets

Quixi

Newest generation of PhotoLynx Quixi.

Viva Las Vegas!!

2011 Users’ Group

I think one of the best ways to start our year is having the opportunity to come together as business partners, peers and industry leaders at our annual “Users’ Group Meeting.”  This year was exceptional to me since it was the largest one I have seen to date.  It was exciting having to bring in extra seating to accommodate all that wanted to be there to learn about what our presenters brought to share.

New technologies were eagerly presented by Hewlett Packard, who showed us new printers that will produce finished products using only ink that were comparable to chemical processed products and superior to toner produced products.  Canon demonstrated its new 7D with barcode scanning capabilitites for storing metadata in the images for an untethered workflow.

Our top engineer wowed the attendees with our upcoming release of “FLOW,” our newest addition to the Photolynx Suite of Software.  People were buzzing for the next few days about how excited they were to see it and are eager to implement it into their workflow next year.

As is typical, we “piggy-backed” our meeting with the SPAC convention and trade show.  The turnout was awesome!  Watching people come out of our seminars and the seminars put on by SPAC with new ideas and visions for how to grow their businesses helped renew my confidence that in spite of a stuggling economy, this industry is certainly recovering nicely.

During the meetings, I was able to meet with some of our customers and help with workflow and training dilemas, which will result in much saved time for them.  It is truly one of my favorite tasks at our yearly meetings – getting to help our customers save time, money and be more productive so that they can be more successful! The event also gives us great opportunities to socialize with our clients and vendors.  I was thrilled to be shown the sites from a limo and even got to go see the “Welcome to Las Vegas” sign for the first time ever!  Thank you, Nick!

 

I was not able to see all of the presenters for the Users’ Group or the SPAC convention, but it was wonderful getting to see our customers, meet customers that have joined us over the past year, and to meet people just being intruduced to Photolynx.  Being able to have those face-to-face conversations truly helps us realize that we are all “just people,” coming together to attain a common goal of succeeding in what we do.  The cool part is that these “just people” have become not only business associates, but are people I am proud to call my friends.

I am looking forward to another successful year in School Photography!!

Kat McClanahan

Online Technical Support Database!

NEW!  Online Technical Support Database!

We have just released to the public our Technical Support Forum, or “PCS” – “Problem, Cause, Solution.”  This forum is a wealth of information for how to fix common errors or accomplish a particular goal in our software programs.  This is available 24/7 on our website and can be viewed by anyone with an internet connection. 

Ok, but how do I find it and use it?  First, go to www.photolynx.com.  Next, hover your mouse over the “SUPPORT” menu towards the right.  This should activate a drop-down menu of possible choices.  Click the second option from the top “Technical Support Forum “PCS”.”

 

A new window will open and display the forum.  If you scroll down, you will see that each of our software modules has their own category, as well as spec requirements for that module. 

There are two ways to find the information you are looking for.  First, you can click on the icon for the software you want to access and scroll through the list of threads (subjects) and then select the one you want to view.  Or, on the right, just down from the top, is a search area.  You can click the word “Search” and it will give you an empty field where you can type your search criteria.  Type a keyword here and click Search.  The forum will show you all the entries with that keyword in it.  Adding quotes around two words will tell it to look for that specific string of words.

 

If you don’t find what you are looking for in the P.C.S or would like us to walk you through any thing give us a call at 760-765-1199.

New RipLynx Feature Saves Time!

New Riplynx Feature Saves Time!

For customers using our Riplynx rendering module, you may already know that when you line up multiple jobs (or even just one job) into the que for rendering, that Riplyx will happily let you know when it comes to a unit that it can’t render due to a problem with it.  Up until now, Riplynx patiently waited for you to come back to the computer and acknowledge the error by clicking “OK,” upon which it would continue on its merry way printing the remainder of the job, or sometimes would cancel the job altogether.  This was frustrating and meant lost printing time when these jobs would either have to pick up where they left off or start completely over (as well as blocking the rendering of jobs that were error free lined up after the one with the error).

We understood this frustration and have just released a new version of the software that introduces a feature we call “Error Trapping.”  What this means is that Riplynx now opens a dialog box and reports in the log whether a job contained errors or if it printed completely with no errors.  The best part is that if an error is encountered, the error is logged and Riplynx continues printing all the jobs in the que without worrying about you seeing the error before continuing.

This new feature will potentially save hours of rendering time for our customers.  To update to this new version, click here:  Ver.2010.4003

If you have any questions, please call our friendly and helpful staff at 760-765-1199.

Farewell Robert, Happy trails to you!

It has been my pleasure to serve PhotoLynx during a transformational period in the company’s history.

 I have watched the company move from its humble beginning offices to a deluxe facility.   

  

(PhotoLynx offices ’92 to ’09)                 (PhotoLynx offices ’10 to present)

 I have witnessed a new general manager assume control.

    

(Tawnya Pitman 2003)                                         (Tawnya Pitman 2010)

I have admired the skill and character of the staff. They have been an inspiration every step of the way.

 

(PhotoLynx Staff)

As I depart the company on December 10th it will have been my privilege and honor to serve with the people of PhotoLynx.

                                                

                                                                (Robert’s final moment at PhotoLynx)

Robert Miles

2010

Image List:

1. A rundown, empty shack. Mysteriously buried within a forest, in the middle of no where; found during a self-declared “exploration”. A much better-kept outhouse accompanied it. Photographed by Oven Fresh. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Rundown_Shack.jpg

2. http://www.hoax-slayer.com/redneck-mansion.shtml Image submitted by site visitor, March 2008

3. http://pictures.augustow.pl/

4. http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/02/introducing_sarah_palins_brain_trust.php

5. Office Monkeys http://egglomo.com/?page_id=2

6. John Wayne, free gallery section, http://www.posterlovers.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=1215