Tech Thursday (Oct 13) – Epson, KnowledgeVision, FreeConference.com, AT&T, Smallbiztechnology.com

Epson Unveils WorkForce Pro Line of Business-Class Printing Solutions to Help Businesses Run at Full Speed

KnowledgeVision Introduces the Talking Landing Page for B2B Marketing and Lead Generation

FreeConference.com Announces a New Feature-Personalized Greetings

Small Business Websites ‘Going Mobile’ With New Cloud-Based Service From AT&T

Smallbiztechnology.com Kicks Off 2nd Annual Five City Small Biz Tech Tour

Epson Unveils WorkForce Pro Line of Business-Class Printing Solutions to Help Businesses Run at Full Speed

Epson WorkForce Pro Series Delivers World’s Fastest Print Speeds and Savings Up to 50 Percent Lower Cost per Page than Color Laser

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Epson America, Inc., a leading provider of superior performing printing solutions, today expanded its business printing solutions with a new product line-up – the Epson WorkForce® Pro WP-4540 and WorkForce Pro WP-4530 all-in-ones and WorkForce Pro WP-4020 ink jet printer. Ideal for small offices, departmental workgroups and vertical markets such as real estate, the WorkForce Pro series delivers ink cost savings of up to 50 percent compared to color lasers, while providing the world’s fastest auto two-sided print speeds, efficient and hassle-free paper handling and all-new extra-large ink cartridges to ensure small businesses are always running at full speed.

High Speed Printing with Low Running Costs

The robust feature set included in both the WorkForce Pro WP-4540 and WorkForce Pro WP-4530 make the all-in-ones ideal printing solutions for high-print volume, multi-tasking businesses that require maximum speed and flexibility.  Both printers deliver high performance and productivity features including blazingly fast single- and double-sided print speeds – 16 ISO ppm black and 11 ISO ppm color single-sided; 9.2 ISO ppm black and 7.1 ISO ppm color two-sided. Business users will also benefit from Epson’s new extra large ink capacity cartridges, capable of printing up to 2,400 pages black; 1,200 pages color as well as a robust monthly duty cycle of up to 20,000 pages.

Additional productivity features for the WorkForce Pro all-in-ones include:

  • Built-in 30-page automatic document feeder to copy, fax and scan two-sided originals
  • Easy-to-use copy features
  • PC-Fax for direct fax from computer
  • Scan-to-PDF – for archiving documents and images digitally
  • Upload files straight to a PC via printer’s USB port
  • Built-in Wi-Fi networking

“The WorkForce Pro series further expands Epson’s already successful line of home office and small business ink jet solutions,” said Rodrigo Catalan, sr. product manager, Business Ink Jets, Epson America, Inc.  “Engineered for productivity, all three models offer low running cost for high print volume needs, perform at twice the speed of leading inkjet printers and boast easy-to-operate features for producing high quality documents.”

KnowledgeVision Introduces the Talking Landing Page for B2B Marketing and Lead Generation

Online Video Presentations Meet Marketing Automation for High-Performance Multimedia Lead Generation

KnowledgeVision Systems has begun showing the Talking Landing Page™, a powerful new multimedia lead-generation approach on the web for business-to-business marketers. Through the Talking Landing Page, marketers can use the engaging new medium of online video presentations to engage and capture potential sales leads.

The Talking Landing Page makes its public debut at this week’s Dreamforce conference in San Francisco, a major convocation of marketing and sales professionals hosted by Salesforce.com. KnowledgeVision is a sponsor and exhibitor at the Dreamforce conference.

“Business-to-business marketers are constantly looking for high-performing ways to convert web visitors into leads,” said Michael Kolowich (TwitterLinkedIn), CEO and founder of KnowledgeVision. “Until now, they’ve done this through good copywriting and illustration on ‘landing pages’ – that is, static pages designed to capture vital contact information from visitors to a website. With KnowledgeVision’s Talking Landing Page, web visitors are greeted with a multimedia experience that delivers the marketer’s message with much higher impact. This leads to higher conversion rates and a more memorable experience. The Talking Landing Page is a distinct competitive advantage for innovative marketers.”

FreeConference.com Announces a New Feature-Personalized Greetings

Record a custom conference call greeting before the participants enter the call

FreeConference.com, a leading provider of conference calling solutions and technology developed a feature that allows users to digitally record a custom greeting for conference calls. This latest innovation allows the conference organizer to record a Personalized Greeting to welcome participants to the conference by recording a message with the desired conferencing details, announcements, or branding.

The conference organizer may record a greeting directly with a computer microphone when conference call is scheduled.  The greeting will play before the participants invited enter the conversation.  The administrator has the option to add the default Personalized Greeting to any conference during the scheduling process or record a new one.

– Change greeting as often as desired.
– Record greeting directly with a computer microphone.
-Option to record a one-time use greeting during the scheduling process.
-Feature can be added to any plan for $1.99 a month or $6.99 for 6 months.

“It’s clear this tool brands your company however, I’ve heard stories, read customer complaints where they key in the wrong access code and are on hold for five minutes waiting for other callers only to realize they’re on the wrong line.  Personalized Greetings fixes this problem ensuring it does not happen to your customers, business partners, or employees.  With a Personalized Greeting they will know they’re on the right conference when they key in their access code.  –Jon Huntley, COO (FreeConference.com)

Small Business Websites ‘Going Mobile’ With New Cloud-Based Service From AT&T

Self-Service Tool Easily Converts Existing Small Business Websites to Mobile Format, Making Them Simple to Find and View via Customer Smartphones

DALLAS — With more and more smartphone users accessing the Internet to research and purchase products and services, it’s becoming increasingly vital for small businesses to develop a strong mobile web presence. Thanks to a new small business solution announced today by AT&T*, creating and maintaining a mobile website just got easier.

Key Facts

  • AT&T is now selling AT&T Mobile Website Hosting, a new solution targeted at small businesses.
  • The solution, allows small businesses to create their own web-site using AT&T’s easy-to-use Do-It-Yourself tool and auto-create a mobile version that is compatible and clearly viewed with smartphones
  • The cloud-based service also includes traditional AT&T Website Hosting and email services.
  • According to Nielsen, 38 percent of U.S. cell phone owners access the internet from their mobile device. The market research firm predicts that mobile website traffic will increase 40-fold over the next 5 years.
  • For small businesses, having a mobile website can be crucial to their success. In fact, Nielsen reports that businesses saw a 13 percent increase in Internet traffic when they added a mobile website.
  • To view a brief video of the service, click on http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OiPw8CE3Qhs

AT&T Mobile Website Hosting Features

  • Easy, one-click website creation, with no technical expertise required
  • Automatic sync and updates to mobile site when changes occur on main website, saving time by avoiding maintaining two websites
  • Multiple design templates, enabling each mobile website to have its own unique look and feel
  • Click-to-call, making it easy for customers to contact small businesses
  • Maps and directions, helping increase in-store traffic
  • Mobile website analytics, enabling insights into customer search and buying patterns
  • Compatibility with all major smartphone platforms, maximizing exposure to mobile users

Smallbiztechnology.com Kicks Off 2nd Annual Five City Small Biz Tech Tour

small_biz_logo-RGB-500Tour will educate SMBs on leveraging technology tools for growth

MONTCLAIR, NJ — Smallbiztechnology.com, a media company focused on educating small and mid-sized companies on strategically using technology to grow their businesses through online content and live events, is launching its second annual Small Biz Tech Tour on September 27, 2011, in Mountain View, California.

The Small Biz Tech Tour will feature a full-day agenda of leading small business and technology experts, who will share their insight, lead discussions and demonstrate to attendees how they can harness technology to save time and money, boost productivity, increase revenue and better serve customers in today’s challenging business climate.

“The Small Biz Tech Tour provides attendees with the opportunity to participate in interactive sessions around the business results that can be achieved through the thoughtful implementation and execution of technology,” says Ramon Ray, Editor & Technology Evangelist of Smallbiztechnology.com. “Technology is key to the success of any size business, in any economic climate, and the tour enables attendees to better understand the various technologies available for SMB’s, and more importantly, how they can leverage those tools to compete and thrive.”

Tour Dates and Cities Include:

September 27th – Mountain View, CA
October 12th – Salt Lake City, UT
October 18th – Boston, MA
November 2nd – Atlanta, GA
November 10th – Chicago, IL

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About Allison Midori Reilly

Allison Midori Reilly is the CEO and Founder of Stirring Media, LLC. Stirring Media, LLC is a content marketing and news production firm that provides content marketing and business blogging services to the small business market. Prior to that, she was a freelance writer, who was published in over a dozen print and online publications, such as Smallbiztechnology.com, American City & County, Ideabing.com, Transport Topics and St. Louis Commerce Magazine. In her spare time, Reilly is an active member of Amnesty International as well as an avid poker player.