[TC]² Technology Communicator
KX-16 3D Body Scanner Debuts at Tokyo and Atlanta Exhibitions
By Karen Davis, [TC]²
Last week in Tokyo and this week in Atlanta crowds at Texprocess Americas are being treated to experiencing the latest 3D body scanner from [TC]² – the KX-16. “The $10,000 price point combined with unbelievable data density and coverage coming from 16 scanning heads is generating lots of interest from apparel and fitness entrepreneurs, academics, and retailers,” comments Dr. David Bruner, VP of the technology development group at [TC]².
The Texprocess show began Tuesday and will run through Thursday.
[TC]² Booth at Texprocess
KX-16 at Asian Workshop on 3D Body Scanning Technologies
How many SizeUSA subjects meet Body Fat percentage guidelines?
By Elizabeth White, [TC]²
Readers may recall that the 2012 February [TC]² newsletter included an article on waist circumference guidelines. In a similar way, this article will compare guidelines for body fat percentage to those of the SizeUSA subjects. Numerous reports identify the growing issue of obesity among the US population and the 2007-2008 NHANES study estimates that the prevalence of overweight and obesity in adults is over 60%. However, the guidelines for determining whether someone is at risk for becoming obese continue to change.
(Read the entire article here.)
New President at the Mexican Sewing Chamber (CANAIVE):
Sergio Antonio Lopez de la Cerda replaces Marcos Cherem for 2012 - 2013
By Arturo Rodriguez , [TC]² Industry Services, Latin America
This past 8th of March, Lourdes Perez ([TC]² Mexico) and I attended the swearing in ceremony for CANAIVE’s new president at the Camino Real Hotel in Mexico City. The ceremony itself was grand, not only because of the privileged location of the hall but because it attracted the attendance of the leaders of the Mexican textile / apparel sector. Additionally, one of the two [TC]² NX-16 body scanners was on display.
[TC]² has always been an ally of the Mexican Sewing Chamber, prior to collaborating on the Mexico sizing survey. Lourdes Perez is a member of the Board, and was ratified in the Supplier’s commission together with Alex Alvarez from Lectra. She will be part of the Commission Team Work for the Anthropometric Study.
Mr. Lopez is from the northern part of Jalisco, in the city of Arandas. This part of the state has a steep tradition in sewing and this has influenced him in his more than 25 years in this industry. His company, called Grupo Incoli, is located in that city and its production is centered around childrenswear. For the last 3 years, he had been the president of the Jalisco chapter of CANAIVE, which now is headed by Mrs. Maria Rosario Mendoza. During his presidency in Jalisco, Mr. Lopez was instrumental in the creation of the first “Fashion Council” that brought together the textile, apparel, footwear and jewelry sector as well as a regional design center, called Cidijal.
During his inaugural speech, Lopez mentioned that his aim is to lead the traditional Mexican garment industry into its transformed state, which he identified as “an authentic Fashion Industry” with a high emphasis on innovation. He reached out to the university sector in Mexico, stating that the industry needs trained professionals that could impact the change needed to fast forward the approximately 1,200,000 direct workers that compose the fashion sector in Mexico. His aim is that the Mexican domestic market be again serviced largely by Mexican apparel companies, thus setting Mexico as a benchmark for Latin America.
[TC]² looks forward to supporting the coming years at the CANAIVE!
Member Profile - Edgenet
By Karen Davis, [TC]²
Edgenet leverages its unparalleled product data expertise and technological prowess to deliver the best product data management and data feed optimization solutions in the world. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Edgenet's Ezeedata services, guided selling and visual selling solutions have attracted the world’s top search and shopping engines, retailers, distributors, and media sites, as well as suppliers in the home goods, automotive and sporting goods industries.
Members of the Edgenet Network are part of a product information ecosystem centered around Edgenet’s Ezeedata Optimization solution to ensure the highest-quality, most complete set of product content available. Product content is managed by suppliers and distributed within Edgenet’s network to search and shopping engines, retailers, distributors and media channels.
Today’s shopper demands a customized set of product details in order to make a buying decision. Data feed optimization ensures that rich, fresh, and complete product data is available to information-hungry shoppers. Edgenet, the industry leader in organizing and data feed optimization is the first third-party partner to support data collection allowing suppliers to send their product information directly to the Google and Bing shopping feeds.
Search and Shopping Engines, suppliers, retailers and distributors of all size benefit from Edgenet’s Ezeedata, a complete software as a service (SaaS) solution where best practice workflow, collaboration, quality assurance and product content delivery come together. Edgenet’s Ezeedata services harnesses a sophisticated Progressive Data Quality Engine that scores the accuracy and completeness of product data, and provides an interface which allows users to enter information once and then be distributed anywhere – whether its internally or anywhere in the Edgenet Network.
Learn more about the Edgenet Network at http://www.edgenet.com.
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