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08/11/12

Global Vision Strengthens Sales in Germany, United Kingdom and Ireland, and is Positioned to Increase Expansion Throughout Europe

Global Vision, the industry leader in the development of automated proofreading solutions, has reinforced its international sales team, with the appointments of Rad Chavda as Account Director in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and Askold Zimmerman as Account Executive for the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland). » More...

Global Vision Strengthens Sales in Germany, United Kingdom and Ireland, and is Positioned to Increase Expansion Throughout Europe

Rad Chavda and Askold Zimmerman to Drive Regional Sales of Companies Automated Proofreading Solutions

Montreal, QUEBEC, November 08, 2012 – Global Vision, the industry leader in the development of automated proofreading solutions, has reinforced its international sales team, with the appointments of Rad Chavda as Account Director in the United Kingdom and Ireland, and Askold Zimmerman as Account Executive for the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

“The addition of Rad and Askold re-affirms Global Vision as the developer of choice for proofreading solutions in the fast growing European market,” explained Reuben Malz, President of Global Vision. “Their extensive technical backgrounds, vast experiences, and understanding of key vertical markets in both the German and UK regions make them also a valuable resource for our existing and prospective customers.”

Prior to joining Global Vision Rad Chavda built a successful track record spanning over 20 years working for global blue chip companies and managing clients within the UK FTSE 250. He is a successful and knowledgeable Account Director with the proven ability to identify and deliver solutions for the specific requirements of both new and existing clients.

Askold Zimmerman has been working in the IT sector for over 12 years, with a speciality in global software sales. In his previous positions Askold successfully built up operations and achieved consecutive revenue growth, thanks to strategic alliances, direct touch with key customers and a strong network of partners.

About Global Vision

Global Vision is the world leader in the design and delivery of automated proofreading solutions. It is the only company to offer a complete suite of proofreading products - featuring text-based, pixel-based and Braille inspection technologies, designed to eliminate printed artwork and copy related errors, providing end-to-end security at every stage of the workflow process. Global Vision solutions are widely interoperable and have received commercial endorsement from the world’s leading Pharmaceutical, Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) and Artwork Management companies.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Global Vision has worldwide representation. For more information, please visit www.GlobalVisionInc.com.

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05/11/12

Esko releases WebCenter 12
Through collaboration with Global Vision, Esko has been able to take these capabilities even further so that braille text can be scanned and verified by a reader that will translate it to prevent errors. “This approach can also be applied to barcodes,” says Dominic. “Problems in packaging design that result in regulatory action or consumer complaints predominantly originate from errors with barcodes and text. We have listened to our customers and added simple tools to eliminate these pain points.”
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12/10/12

Kallik Showcases AMS360™ Inspection Technologies Powered by Global Vision

Both Kallik and Global Vision are exhibiting at PPLC Amsterdam 2012 and will discuss how medical device and pharmaceutical companies can secure their packaging workflow. In addition, this is an opportunity for Kallik to unveil how Global Vision’s extended suite of inspection tools are integrated within Kallik’s AMS360™ for text, artwork, Braille, barcode and print inspection. » More...

Kallik Showcases AMS360™ Inspection Technologies Powered by Global Vision

- Kallik selects the Medical Device Packaging & Labelling exhibition in Amsterdam to showcase new inspection technologies -

Tamworth, UK – September 26th , 2012 – Artwork management and generation company Kallik will showcase new AMS360™ inspection technologies, powered by Global Vision, the leader in Quality Control solutions, at this year’s Medical Device Packaging & Labelling exhibition and conference in Amsterdam.

Both Kallik and Global Vision are exhibiting at the event and will discuss how medical device and pharmaceutical companies can secure their packaging workflow. In addition, this is an opportunity for Kallik to unveil how Global Vision’s extended suite of inspection tools are integrated within Kallik’s AMS360™ for text, artwork, Braille, barcode and print inspection

Kallik’s prominence at this year’s event reflects the company’s rapidly growing penetration of the medical devices supply sector. The company recently announced two major new clients from the industry, including Danish international supplier Coloplast, and a second global player based in the US.

The Medical Device Packaging & Labelling event, which takes place on September 26-27 at the city’s Park Plaza Hotel at Amsterdam Airport, sharing the venue with Arena’s 11th Annual Pharma Packaging and Labelling conference, will bring together medical device industry stakeholders to discuss solutions to the latest regulatory and operational challenges with packaging and labelling of device products.

For more information, visit http://www.arena-international.com/medicaldevicepackagingandlabelling/

03/09/12

Global Vision & Esko to showcase revolutionary technology at Label Expo Americas 2012

Global Vision, the leaders in automated proofreading solutions, is pleased to announce that it will showcase its new partnership with Esko at the upcoming Label Expo America 2012 in Chicago, Illinois USA » More...

Global Vision & Esko to showcase revolutionary technology at Label Expo Americas 2012

“This partnership is a perfect example of how Esko’s WebCenter can integrate with other market-leading technologies to create an entire managed and secure packaging process,” states Bernard Zwaenepoel, Senior VP Software Business at Esko. “With Global Vision’s Docu-Proof text inspection to reduce errors and Scan TVS artwork comparison to assure quality, the solution streamlines artwork and copy approval and delivers a secure and even more automated process. This in turn reduces the need for rework in the approval process, saving time and ultimately reducing costs.”

"Also unique is the ability to check human unreadable elements such as barcodes and Braille. It can scan barcode images, verify them and grades each barcode according to CEN/ANSI/ISO standards. Braille text can be interpreted and translated into human readable characters for final text approval. We believe it is a particularly attractive solution for brand owners who want to control and manage their artwork approval process as well as suppliers that are managing, or are involved in, this process for brands.”

"We are thrilled to have this opportunity to showcase how our packaging inspection technology integrates with Esko's pre-press workflow management tools. This is a revolutionary step which combines Automated Workflow together with automated packaging inspection giving brand owners an End-to-End solution. Our next generation of quality control applications are designed to allow Enterprises to work anywhere, anytime and increase productivity & profitability" says Reuben Malz, President, Global Vision Inc.

In addition, Global Vision will be providing demos of its expert print inspection system, the ScanTVSTM, showcasing the Esko Connector. This print inspection system, allows companies to quickly compare all text and graphics from any print job to the approved Esko PDF client file. As a result, users can avoid costly reprints and reworks, which can delay product to market.

Esko & global vision

Join Global Vision & Esko at Label Expo America 2012 (booth 5212 & 5202) to find out more about our partnership & how our products can benefit you. marketing@globalvisioninc.com

03/05/12

Drupa 2012 International Trade Fair

Global Vision to showcase revolutionary technology at Drupa 2012
“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to showcase to the world our latest innovations and technology. Our next generation of quality control applications are designed to allow Enterprises to work anywhere, anytime and increase productivity & profitability”
says Reuben Malz, President, » More...

Global Vision to showcase revolutionary technology at Drupa 2012

“We are thrilled to have this opportunity to showcase to the world our latest innovations and technology. Our next generation of quality control applications are designed to allow Enterprises to work anywhere, anytime and increase productivity & profitability” says Reuben Malz, President, Global Vision Inc.

Global Vision, the leaders in automated proofreading solutions, is pleased to announce that it will demonstrate the next revolution in Quality Control solutions at the upcoming 2012 Drupa tradeshow in Düsseldorf, Germany.

In addition, Global Vision will be providing demos of its expert proofreading systems, including the latest version of ScanTVS™, just released this past February. This print inspection system, which includes a Barcode (BarProof™) and a Braille (BrailleProof™) verification module, allows companies to quickly compare all text and graphics in any print job to the original client file. As a result, users of ScanTVS™ can avoid costly reprints and reworks, which can delay product launches.

Join Global Vision at Drupa in Hall 6, booth C32 to receive a personalised demonstration. To schedule an appointment, please email marketing@globalvisioninc.com

02/02/12

Global Vision will be attending, exhibiting and showcasing our world-class technology at the Drupa 2012
Global Vision will be attending, exhibiting and showcasing our world-class technology at the Drupa 2012 International Trade Fair taking place in Dusseldorf, Germany from May 3rd – May 16th, 2012. Drupa is the place to meet with industry leaders in world market print media and to see the latest developments in publishing and converting. To find out more, contact Global Vision.

19/12/11

Quality control Braille for pharma packaging

Setting Braille on pharmaceutical packaging poses specific quality control challenges. Global Vision’s software ensures the precision of Braille embossing on cartons and labels. As of October 2010, legislation requires that the product name, strength and dosage appear in Braille on all pharmaceutical packaging. » More...

Quality control Braille for pharma packaging

The EU has led the way in this endeavour, but other countries are quickly following suit; Brazil has already implemented a national requirement for Braille labelling on all pharmaceutical packaging. Braille is not a language: it is a tactile way of reading and writing text for blind and partially sighted people. The Braille cell consists of six dots, positioned like the figure ‘6’ on dice, in two parallel vertical lines of three dots each. All Braille characters are combinations of dots within this framework. There are many specifications for setting Braille type; however, the Marburg Medium specification, as recommended by the EU, is the industry standard. Marburg Medium precisely dictates the distance and elevation between Braille dots to ensure readability (see Figure 1).

Methods of applying Braille

The variety of carton and packaging types plays a key role in how Braille is applied. The two most common methods for applying Braille to packaging are embossing and screen-printing. Embossing is mostly used on cartons while screen-printing is primarily used on labels. Both techniques pose their own QC issues. The challenges for pharmaceutical packaging are numerous. Firstly, blind and partially sighted people need to be able to read the Braille text – the goal of Braille legislation is to assure that vital information is accessible to everyone. When embossing a carton, each Braille dot needs to be high enough to be easily read, but not too high that it perforates the packaging. In addition, whether embossing or screen-printing, the manufacturer must ensure that Braille dots are not malformed or missing. Spacing is also critical for accuracy. One misplaced or malformed dot in a standard six-dot Braille cell could turn a 40mg dose into a 50mg dose, leading to costly lawsuits and product recall expenses – and so the need for true Braille quality control becomes crucial.

Braille inspection technologies

The two types of technologies for inspecting Braille are optical and physical measurement. Optical technologies check Braille quality by casting a light on the Braille dots and measuring the resultant shadow. The benefit of an optical system is speed. The drawback is that Braille dot shadows vary depending on the packaging’s background colour. Detecting and measuring shadows on a dark background

makes validation difficult. In the case of screen-printing, clear glue dots may not cast enough of a shadow (or one at all) to enable accurate measurement. The more reliable method for measuring Braille dot height is to use a handheld calliper, similar to those used by the aeronautical and automotive industries for measuring small parts. The advantage of callipers is that they are highly precise. The obvious disadvantage of manual calliper inspection is that it is time-consuming. To ensure validation, a true Braille QC system needs to be as quick as the optical method and as precise as the calliper measurement.

Global Vision’s Braille QC solution

In response to the drawbacks of optical and physical measurement, Global Vision developed BraillePointTM, an automated Braille inspection system that provides the speed of optical measurement and the precision of calliper measurement. Global Vision’s BraillePoint is the only system on the market that ensures the precision of all embossed and screen-printed Braille found on cartons and labels. Global Vision’s software takes hundreds of thousands of readings per second and compiles them into complete dot specifications. Height, width, spacing and other critical information can then be easily verified by looking at the on-screen representation. Readings are independent of colour background and can be easily validated.

06/12/11

Global Vision will be exhibiting at the Medical Device Packaging & Labelling conference in Brussels, Belgium
Global Vision will be exhibiting at the Medical Device Packaging & Labelling conference in Brussels, Belgium taking place on December 6th and 7th, 2011. This is an excellent venue for Global Vision to showcase how our solutions can secure medical device packaging workflows from beginning to end. To find out more about this event, please contact Global Vision.

20/10/11

Global Vision will be attending and showcasing our world-class technology at the Interphex Puerto Rico conference
Global Vision will be attending and showcasing our world-class technology at the Interphex Puerto Rico conference on October 20th and 21st 2011. Interphex is the Caribbean’s premier event covering the full spectrum of life science manufacturing: Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Medical Devices and Diagnostics. To find out more, contact Global Vision Today. 

19/10/11

Global Vision will be exhibiting at the first annual Pharmaceutical Packaging and Artwork conference in London, England
Global Vision will be exhibiting at the first annual Pharmaceutical Packaging and Artwork conference in London, England taking place from October 19th-October 20th, 2011. This exciting conference brings industry experts together to review real life industry case studies, as well as the latest regulations and innovations in primary and secondary materials for pharmaceutical packaging. Come see our full range of electronic proofreading solutions at work. To find out more, contact Global Vision.

13/10/11

Global Vision will be attending the DIA Label Harmonization Conference in Bethesda, Maryland
Global Vision will be attending the DIA Label Harmonization Conference in Bethesda, Maryland on October 13th and 14th, 2011. The conference will address conceptual and practical approaches to global and regional harmonization of labeling for prescription drugs/biologics, non-prescription drugs, medical devices and other products such as nutraceuticals. For more information, contact Global Vision.

28/09/11

Look for Global Vision at Label Expo Europe taking place in Brussels, Belgium
Look for Global Vision at Label Expo Europe taking place in Brussels, Belgium on September 28th- October 1st , 2011. Labelexpo Europe is the world's largest event for the label, product decoration, web printing and converting industry. With more products, more launches and more live demonstrations than any other event in our industry, there is no better place to see the latest technology in action! To find out more, contact Global Vision Today.

19/09/11

Global Vision will be speaking at the 10th annual Pharma Packaging and Labeling conference in Munich Germany
Global Vision will be speaking at the 10th annual Pharma Packaging and Labeling conference in Munich Germany taking place from September 19th-20th 2011. Come learn about the full Global Vision suite of electronic proofreading solutions. Pharma Packaging and Labeling Europe promises to deliver practical information on process optimization, compliance with serialization requirements, production of accurate core data sheets, enhancement of patient compliance and adherence to the various regional specific label requirements.

To find out more, contact Global Vision.

10/05/11

Global Vision will host seminars on Braille in Rome
Global Vision will host seminars on Braille in Rome (May 10th, 2011), Zurich
(May 12th , 2011), Copenhagen (June 7th , 2011) and London (June 9th , 2011).

For more information contact Global Vision today.

29/03/11

Global Vision will be exhibiting at Interphex NY
Global Vision will be exhibiting at Interphex NY from March 29th-31st, 2011. Come see all the new and innovative technologies that we have to offer.

For more information contact Global Vision today.

07/01/11

Global Vision Inc will be a presenting at 10th annual Pharma Packaging & Labelling Conference in Munich
Global Vision Inc will be a presenting at 10th annual Pharma Packaging & Labelling Conference in Munich, Germany from September 20th - 21st, 2011.

For more information contact Global Vision today.