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1 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / FTC Alliance Group Meeting & SGI Users Meeting Man Roland Headquarters Westmont, IL November

2 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / CLICK ON THE CIRCLES TO ACCESS THAT SECTION OF THE PRESENTATION OR ON EXIT TO QUIT THE PRESENTATION EXIT Presentation Menu EXIT REVIEW OF MAY MEETING FlexSys LITE PRIORITIES & GROUP ACTIVITIES ALLIANCE MEMBER CHANGES INTRODUCTION & WELCOME PRODUCT UPDATE & NEWS FLIPSS DEMO KEEPING UP TO DATE Press On The Circles To Move To The Required Presentation Section NOTE! View Each Of The Sections In Turn To Complete The Presentation

3 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introductions And Welcome

4 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Welcome to the first joint FTC Alliance Group and SGI Simulator Users Meeting since December 2000 For those of you who dont remember, it was the one affected by an ice storm in Dallas, TX.

5 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introduction Of The SGI & FTA Personnel And Their Roles

6 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introduction Of The SGI & FTA Personnel And Their Roles Peter Herman –SGI President (Paris, France) Laurent Grimaldi –SGI Chief Technology Officer (Paris, France) Claude Mourey –SGI Project Leader - Diagnostic (Paris, France) Tom Barto –SGI Training & Technical Support (Charlotte, NC)

7 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introduction Of The SGI & FTA Personnel And Their Roles Rick Mix –FTA Technical Director (Chicago, IL) John Anderson –SGI Flexo Project Manager & Project Engineer (Pittsburgh, PA) –FTC FlexSys Press Simulator Support Specialist (Pittsburgh, PA)

8 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Now Please Introduce Yourself Remember to include: –Your name! –Company –Simulator type or press type –How do you use the simulator –What do you want from this meeting?

9 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / CLICK ON THE CIRCLES TO ACCESS THAT SECTION OF THE PRESENTATION OR ON EXIT TO QUIT THE PRESENTATION EXIT Presentation Menu EXIT REVIEW OF MAY MEETING FlexSys LITE PRIORITIES & GROUP ACTIVITIES ALLIANCE MEMBER CHANGES INTRODUCTION & WELCOME PRODUCT UPDATE & NEWS FLIPSS DEMO KEEPING UP TO DATE Press On The Circles To Move To The Required Presentation Section NOTE! View Each Of The Sections In Turn To Complete The Presentation

10 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Review of the May 2002 FTC Alliance Group Meeting

11 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Review of the May 2002 FTC Alliance Group Meeting Flexo 2002, Washington Discussion of simulator implementation Introduction to changes in version 3.0 Extensive review of the priority list for future simulator versions Brief FLIPSS demonstration Introduced the future availability of a split simulator & trainer module

12 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Review of the May 2002 FTC Alliance Group Meeting Results from the May meeting –Updated priority list –Request for additional training materials –Request for separate trainer availability for existing users

13 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / CLICK ON THE CIRCLES TO ACCESS THAT SECTION OF THE PRESENTATION OR ON EXIT TO QUIT THE PRESENTATION EXIT Presentation Menu EXIT REVIEW OF MAY MEETING FlexSys LITE PRIORITIES & GROUP ACTIVITIES ALLIANCE MEMBER CHANGES INTRODUCTION & WELCOME PRODUCT UPDATE & NEWS FLIPSS DEMO KEEPING UP TO DATE Press On The Circles To Move To The Required Presentation Section NOTE! View Each Of The Sections In Turn To Complete The Presentation

14 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Changes To FTC Alliance Group Communication And Support Introducing the significant changes in the FTC alliance group and its membership

15 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Changes In The Alliance Group Communication And Support Rick Mix has taken over the responsibility for the alliance group

16 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Changes In The Alliance Group Communication And Support November , Dr John Anderson became the FTC FlexSys press simulator support specialist JA will be responsible for: –Alliance group member technical & troubleshooting support –Primary train-the-trainer provider –Development of new training materials –Development of additional support materials More details later Tel:

17 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Changes In The Alliance Group Communication And Support This change simplifies communications between FTC, SGI, and all simulator users Provides FTC Alliance members with expert, US based support Allows FTC members to benefit from support items & training, developed exclusively for them.

18 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / CLICK ON THE CIRCLES TO ACCESS THAT SECTION OF THE PRESENTATION OR ON EXIT TO QUIT THE PRESENTATION EXIT Presentation Menu EXIT REVIEW OF MAY MEETING FlexSys LITE PRIORITIES & GROUP ACTIVITIES ALLIANCE MEMBER CHANGES INTRODUCTION & WELCOME PRODUCT UPDATE & NEWS FLIPSS DEMO KEEPING UP TO DATE Press On The Circles To Move To The Required Presentation Section NOTE! View Each Of The Sections In Turn To Complete The Presentation

19 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Product Update & News

20 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Update On FlexSys Version 3.0 FLIPSS replaces TSM as the support and diagnostic system –FLIPSS has 2 levels of functionality Consultation Mode – [Users Only] Customization Mode – [Administrators Only] –This package is a very significant enhancement to the previous TSM module by allowing customization –Demonstration will follow by Claude Mourey

21 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Update On FlexSys Version of the high priority issues have been solved, these mainly considered –Copydesk and its functions –Print fault images and their visualization –Trainer interface and its functions –Import/Export options Plus additional programmed functionality

22 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Update On FlexSys Version 3.0 Tutorials have been added to introduce the simulator to new and existing users –Reducing the demands on the administrator –Increasing the self-training functionality Improved installation system –Single group of operations –Set your own trainers module password Demo of how to change the password

23 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Update On FlexSys Version 3.0 Increased list of pressroom faults that would be visually identifiable are now indicated by a red dot Incorporation of the support documentation for direct access Realistic web viewer is fully functional

24 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / New Branding Of The FlexSys Press Simulator

25 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / New Branding Of The FlexSys Simulator At the alliance meeting in May 2002, the concept of a split version of the simulator was introduced –This was to allow separate software protection keys for both simulator and trainer This change was received very favorably However, since the Forum this concept has been significantly extended:

26 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / New Branding Of The FlexSys Simulator Instead of 2 levels of split functionality, there are now 3 levels available. These have been branded as follows: –FlexSys Lite Simulator –FlexSys Standard Simulator –FlexSys Professional Simulator Alliance members all have the professional version –The details of each are:

27 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / New Simulator Branding: FlexSys Lite Simulator Entry Level Simulator –Simplified press with reduced functionality –Single Press/Ink/Substrate combination –50 Exercises (1 to 3 situations in each) Users Workbook (introduces the simulator & exercises) Administrators Support Manual (exercise answers) –2 Interview Exercises & Guidelines –FLIPSS – Consultation Mode [User Only]

28 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / New Simulator Branding: FlexSys Standard Simulator Fully functional simulator –Fully functional press –Full range of inks & substrates –100+ Preset training exercises –One set of Lite simulator exercises & support materials –FLIPSS – Consultation Mode [User Only]

29 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / New Simulator Branding: FlexSys Professional Simulator FlexSys Standard Simulator Plus –Trainer Module Creation of new training materials Allows customization of the press, settings, materials, specifications, etc. –Print Job Generator Add your own print jobs to the simulator –FLIPSS – Consultation Mode [User Only] –FLIPSS – Customization Mode [Administrator Only]

30 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / FlexSys Professional Simulator Single Dongle (Current) Standard Simulator FLIPSS Consultation FLIPSS Customization Trainer Customization Option 1 – Single Security Key Current Situation

31 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / FlexSys Professional Simulator Dongle #2 (Trainer) FLIPSS Consultation Trainer Customization Additional Security Key Cost: Non-FTA Members - $500 FTA Members - $400 FlexSys Professional Simulator Dongle #1 (User) Standard Simulator FLIPSS Customization FLIPSS Consultation Option 2 – Separate Trainer Module Existing Simulator Systems

32 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / CLICK ON THE CIRCLES TO ACCESS THAT SECTION OF THE PRESENTATION OR ON EXIT TO QUIT THE PRESENTATION EXIT Presentation Menu EXIT REVIEW OF MAY MEETING FlexSys LITE PRIORITIES & GROUP ACTIVITIES ALLIANCE MEMBER CHANGES INTRODUCTION & WELCOME PRODUCT UPDATE & NEWS FLIPSS DEMO KEEPING UP TO DATE Press On The Circles To Move To The Required Presentation Section NOTE! View Each Of The Sections In Turn To Complete The Presentation

33 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / FlexSys Lite Simulator This Is The Official Announcement Of The Product Release. November

34 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator What is the FlexSys Lite Simulator? –Entry Level Simulator –Training Only –Targets & Enables Users Self-Training Using a user workbook Introduction to the simulator via the workbook –Introduction supported by the Tutorial 50 progressive exercises –Objective! Develop printing understanding & experience to achieve commercially acceptable print quality

35 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator What is the FlexSys Lite Simulator? –Minimized system Administrator support demands Introductions to the simulator supported by the workbook and tutorial Administrators Support Document –Graphical display/information for each exercise »Showing the initial image »Each problem set in turn »The solution with other issues Administrator does NOT need to be a simulator expert to provide sufficient user support

36 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator What is the FlexSys Lite Simulator? –2 Interview Exercises Each exercise has 5 mechanical biased print problems –(register, dirty anilox, plate mark, etc) –The administrator runs the simulator, with the interviewee directing the actions Increases familiarity to relax printers Evaluate the true knowledge of the interviewee Reduce the risk of getting the wrong person Use as an interview tool

37 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator What is the FlexSys Lite Simulator? –Consultation Mode FLIPSS Included Providing additional user support to solve exercises Reference source for Flexo terms, components, faults.

38 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator What Press/Ink/Substrate combinations are available? –Each press type is simplified, to include just the materials and components needed –The print units are fully functional –Other ancillary (pre & post print) components are not available –The press is controlled from the print units The central control console only has the drive panel

39 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator What Press/Ink/Substrate combinations are available? –Press CI –Ink Type Solvent Based, Water Based –Substrate Type Paper, Film, Foil

40 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator What Press/Ink/Substrate combinations are available? –Press CS: Top, Bottom, or Combination Printer –Ink Type Water Based –Substrate Type Corrugated

41 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator What Press/Ink/Substrate combinations are available? –Press IL –Ink Type UV Cured, Solvent Based, Water Based –Substrate Type Paper, Film

42 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator What Press/Ink/Substrate combinations are available? –Already completed and NOW available are: IL / UV Cured / Paper IL / Water Based / Paper –Final testing/proofing and available mid November: CI / Solvent Based / Film

43 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator What Press/Ink/Substrate combinations are available? –Next for development to be available by the End of November are: CI / Water Based / Paper CS Top / Water Based / Corrugated –Planned for availability by the end of December: IL / Solvent Based / Film CS Bottom / Water Based / Corrugated CI / Solvent Based / Foil

44 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator What Press/Ink/Substrate combinations are available? –Planned for availability by the Spring 2003: 7 further US English combinations, to total Metric versions will then be added Other combinations will be built if the demand is present –Please let us know what is the most applicable combinations to your company!

45 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator Note! Initial release versions of the FlexSys Lite simulator, although complete, will be treated as beta versions for the overall FlexSys simulator. ONLY following industry testing and inclusion of any corrections will the 30+ versions be added to the standard and professional FlexSys simulator

46 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator Subscribed FTC Alliance members who wish to participate in the beta testing will: –Benefit from access to their relevant beta combination as soon as it is available –Provide feedback and direct input to improve the combination where necessary –Receive intermediate updates if significant changes are applied –Receive the final version with a future update of the FlexSys installation CD

47 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator Subscribed FTC Alliance members who do NOT wish to participate in the beta testing will: –Receive the final version as an intermediate update, once all beta testing and any changes are applied Expected at 3 to 6 months after first beta release –Receive the final version with a future update of the FlexSys installation CD –Discuss in more detail this afternoon

48 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Introducing The FlexSys Lite Simulator What is the FlexSys Lite Simulator? –Training Ready Out Of The Box Once installed on a PC the Lite simulators need no training prior to use, just use the users workbook Each users gets a copy of the workbook –Supplied as a digital copy for local printing & distribution Workbook acts as a future reference source for users

49 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Distribution Of Lite Training Materials For each Lite Press/Ink/Substrate combination there are: –50 exercises –Administrators support (exercise answers) –Users workbook Distributed to subscribed FTC alliance group members in digital format

50 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Distribution Of Lite Training Materials Current FTC Alliance group members will receive –One digital copy of the training materials, administrators support and users workbook –Choose the combination most applicable to your company As a beta version for testing (feedback needed) And/Or once fully tested and released

51 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Distribution Of Lite Training Materials Lite training materials will be in a future upgrade of FlexSys Press Simulator BUT only once: –ALL press/ink/substrate combinations are completed and released –An languages are completed –Alliance members exclusive benefit period in the US is completed

52 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / CLICK ON THE CIRCLES TO ACCESS THAT SECTION OF THE PRESENTATION OR ON EXIT TO QUIT THE PRESENTATION EXIT Presentation Menu EXIT REVIEW OF MAY MEETING FlexSys LITE PRIORITIES & GROUP ACTIVITIES ALLIANCE MEMBER CHANGES INTRODUCTION & WELCOME PRODUCT UPDATE & NEWS FLIPSS DEMO KEEPING UP TO DATE Press On The Circles To Move To The Required Presentation Section NOTE! View Each Of The Sections In Turn To Complete The Presentation

53 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / FLIPSS Demonstration By Claude Mourey FLexographic Integrated Process Support System

54 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / FLIPSS Demonstration Claude Mourey –Claude is the SGI Project Leader - Diagnostic and responsible for all of the IPSS projects –Claude is responsible for the FLIPSS product and its development Please ask lots of questions

55 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / FLIPSS Announcement Announcing the availability of the Consultation Only FLIPSS –Non-FTA Member $1500 –FTA Member $1250

56 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / FLIPSS Announcement FLIPSS package: –1 Customization FLIPSS & 2 Consultation FLIPSS $5500 non-FTA members $5000 FTA members –Each supplemental Consultation unit $1250 non-FTA members $1000 FTA members

57 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Open Discussions And Practical Session

58 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Open Discussions And Practical Session We have introduced many points this morning. Now it is your turn –This is an open session to ask questions –Then try the newest versions for yourself Please make the most of support from all of the SGI & FTC specialists present

59 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Lunch Time Please feel free to continue discussions and practice with the systems available

60 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Summary Of The Changes For The FlexSys Press Simulator & FLIPSS In 2002

61 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / January 2002 FlexSys Simulator Version 2.5 Available

62 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / March 2002 FlexSys Simulator FLIPSS Version 2.5 Available Released As A NEW Separate Product

63 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / July 2002 FlexSys Simulator FLIPSS NEW Version 3.0 Released Available As Separate Product

64 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / October 2002 FlexSys Professional Simulator FLIPSS Customization FlexSys Standard Simulator NEW Name Version 3.0 Available Available As Separate Product NEW Separate Product Version 3.0 Available

65 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / November 2002 FlexSys Professional Simulator Version 3.0 Available FLIPSS Customization Available As Separate Product FlexSys Standard Simulator Version 3.0 Available FlexSys Lite Simulator Announced & Available As A New Product

66 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / November 2002 FlexSys Professional Simulator Version 3.0 Available FLIPSS Customization Available As Separate Product FlexSys Standard Simulator Version 3.0 Available FlexSys Lite Simulator Announced & Available As A New Product FLIPSS Consultation Available As A NEW Separate Product

67 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / December 2002 FlexSys Professional Simulator Version 3.0 Available FLIPSS Customization Available As Separate Product FlexSys Standard Simulator Version 3.0 Available FlexSys Lite Simulator First (8) Combinations Available FLIPSS Consultation Available As A Separate Product

68 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Actions For 2003 ? Completion of 15 US English Lite versions. Develop and implement a FlexSys simulator update, based on the existing priority list and outstanding issues. Please tell us what you want in terms of your priorities for this update? Wish list items

69 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / CLICK ON THE CIRCLES TO ACCESS THAT SECTION OF THE PRESENTATION OR ON EXIT TO QUIT THE PRESENTATION EXIT Presentation Menu EXIT REVIEW OF MAY MEETING FlexSys LITE PRIORITIES & GROUP ACTIVITIES ALLIANCE MEMBER CHANGES INTRODUCTION & WELCOME PRODUCT UPDATE & NEWS FLIPSS DEMO KEEPING UP TO DATE Press On The Circles To Move To The Required Presentation Section NOTE! View Each Of The Sections In Turn To Complete The Presentation

70 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Priorities, Development, & Testing

71 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Todays Agenda - Details Priorities, Development, & Testing –Priorities for next update –Testing of updates –Distribution of Lite training materials –Priority list for future developments Request for further alliance member feedback –Using FlexSys on a MAC (APR)

72 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Priorities For The Next Update Instead of looking into the detailed specifications in the priority list, we are going to the overall group titles. –They are not listed in a priority order! We would like some feedback on what you see as the greatest priorities to you. If you want to add to the list, please feel free to let us know

73 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Priorities For The Next Update 1.Continue to address bugs & reported faults to eliminate them. 2.Complete & distribute FlexSys Lite systems. 3.Develop access to the student trace plus import & export features for standard simulator version 4.Add ink creation ability to print job generator

74 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Priorities For The Next Update 5.Update standard print jobs. 6.Update all documentation & add localized support document access. 7.Activate the Easy, Standard, and Difficult levels for training exercises. 8.Program dryer unit selection to match all of the detailed components.

75 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Priorities For The Next Update 9.Enhance ink properties and adjustments available. 10.Enhance laminate properties and functionality. 11.Add ability to display previous copies, select the location for adhesion test, and reselect magnifier copydesk functions 12.CS press, update inter unit labels & dryer

76 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Priorities For The Next Update 13.Add new training materials (initially via Lite training). 14.Correct typo errors and spelling within the simulator interfaces. 15.Update graphics for IL console and CS ink pumps. 16.Enhance mounting tape properties. 17.Update graphics on trainer interface.

77 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Testing Of Updates Intermediate updates will be available in 2003, in preparation for the next full release. The beta versions of intermediate updates will be available to subscribed Alliance members to test and benefit from. Subscribing alliance members not wishing to participate in testing, will receive their update only following the completion of beta testing.

78 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / CLICK ON THE CIRCLES TO ACCESS THAT SECTION OF THE PRESENTATION OR ON EXIT TO QUIT THE PRESENTATION EXIT Presentation Menu EXIT REVIEW OF MAY MEETING FlexSys LITE PRIORITIES & GROUP ACTIVITIES ALLIANCE MEMBER CHANGES INTRODUCTION & WELCOME PRODUCT UPDATE & NEWS FLIPSS DEMO KEEPING UP TO DATE Press On The Circles To Move To The Required Presentation Section NOTE! View Each Of The Sections In Turn To Complete The Presentation

79 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Alliance Members – Keeping Up To Date

80 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Alliance Members – Keeping Up To Date In 2003 there will be 2 Alliance group meeting –FFTA Forum, May, Salt Lake City –Joint SGI Users / FTC Alliance, November Intermediate newsletters, February & August updates & announcements

81 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Alliance Members – Keeping Up To Date Direct communication –Rick Mix –John Anderson

82 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Participation For Testing And Evaluation Of Updates And Support Products

83 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Participation For Testing And Evaluation Of Updates And Support Products Subscribed Alliance Members will receive: –Single digital copy of a lite training system and support materials –Exclusive alliance member support items* * For a set period before inclusion with a SGI update

84 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Participation For Testing And Evaluation Of Updates And Support Products Exclusive alliance member support items* Updated links to new multimedia materials Improved support documents for existing training Tutorials for users – FLIPSS & FlexSys Tutorials for administrators - FLIPSS & Trainer New training materials Additional support documentation * For a set period before inclusion with a SGI update

85 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / What Is Required To Beta Test? Beta versions of software or other support materials will first be tested by John Anderson. Beta test sites will receive a copy of the materials, installation instructions, and a list of the items.

86 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / What Is Required To Beta Test? Beta testers can use the materials, etc., supplied. –They are expected to report any faults that occur. –Reporting as many details as possible directly to John Anderson If no problems occur within a set period, the beta will be released as an update to all alliance members.

87 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Updated Feedback Chain For Results, Requests, & Comments

88 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Updated Feedback Chain For Results, Requests, & Comments The consolidation and new status for FTC alliance members support results in a streamlining of the feedback process. Feedback is now much more direct. Feedback can be provided to Rick or John. –If by should be copied to both. John will consolidate a single list of issues & priorities for both the FTC & SGI

89 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Summary Of Benefits Of FTC Alliance Membership In 2003

90 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Summary Of Benefits Of FTC Alliance Membership In 2003 Annual software updates Unlimited and telephone support Lite simulator training & support documents, as soon as available Additional training materials for the standard functions –40 exercises for the professional simulator

91 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Summary Of Benefits Of FTC Alliance Membership In 2003 New tutorials to assist users of the simulator and FLIPSS New tutorials to assist administrators for FLIPSS customization & Trainer functionality Enhanced communications and interactive development (plus beta testing)

92 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Summary Of Benefits Of FTC Alliance Membership In 2003 Two alliance group members meetings per year Quarterly updates & newsletters Regular updates of multimedia materials and links

93 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Open Discussions And Practical Sessions Please feel free to discuss any issues and try the changes discussed.

94 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Ask the Experts! Open Question And Answer Session

95 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / Thank You for Your Attention! Any Questions?

96 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / FLIPSS Customization Upgrade Dongle #2 (IPSS) Purchase A Consultation Only Version Of FLIPSS: SGI Will Reprogram The Simulator Key And The FLIPSS Key. Non-FTA Members - $1500 FTA Members - $1250 FLIPSS Customization FlexSys Professional Simulator Dongle #1 (FlexSys) Standard Simulator FLIPSS Consultation Trainer Customization FLIPSS Consultation Option 3 – Separate FLIPSS Customization Module

97 FTC Alliance Group / SGI Users Meeting / FlexSys Professional Simulator Dongle #1 (User) Standard Simulator FLIPSS Consultation FLIPSS Customization Upgrade Dongle #3 (IPSS) FLIPSS Customization FLIPSS Consultation Option 4 – Separate Trainer & FLIPSS Customization Module FlexSys Professional Simulator Dongle #2 (Trainer) FLIPSS Consultation Trainer Customization Additional Security Key & FLIPSS Costs: Non-FTA Members $500 + $1500= $2000 FTA Members $400 + $1250 = $1650


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