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2011-07-14 00:00:28

After a decade of vanishing film photofinishing revenue and stiff price competition that has eroded profits from digital photo prints, vendors are seizing the opportunity to make respectable profits on personalized photo products, with photo books becoming the optimal product in this category. Photo books have become successful because of the strong benefits they offer to both consumers and vendors"”a rare combination that has enabled the worldwide photo book market to grow unabated...

2011-07-12 00:00:58

Lyra Research announces that Robert "Bob" Palmer has joined Lyra as director of its Managed Document Practice. In this position, Palmer will head Lyra's Managed Print Advisory Service. He will be responsible for Lyra's analysis of the managed print services (MPS) market and for providing data-driven market intelligence to help major office equipment manufacturers, distributors, and retailers, and end users maximize MPS business opportunities. Newton, MA (PRWEB) July 11, 2011 Lyra Research...

2011-05-01 00:09:06

Lyra Research announces that Joel Mazza, director of Lyra's Managed Document Practice, will present 'How Do We Restart the Innovation Machine: Lessons Learned from Print and the MPS Distribution Model' at the Everything Channel's Print and Imaging Summit. Mazza's closing keynote presentation will take place on Wednesday, May 4, from 1:45-2:30 p.m. Newton, Massachusetts (PRWEB) April 29, 2011 Lyra Research (http://www.lyra.com), the digital imaging authority, announces that Joel Mazza,...

2011-03-22 00:00:29

Lyra Research announces the launch of its new Managed Print Advisory Service. The new service analyzes the active migration away from the traditional imaging hardware and cost-per-page purchasing model toward a more robust and efficient managed print services distribution model. It examines how the aggregation of imaging devices and supplies as well as service revenue under MPS agreements are shrinking the point of customer contact and quietly consolidating the overall distribution channel....

2011-03-11 09:18:11

The first calibrated measurements of solar irradiance made by the LYRA instrument on ESA's second PROBA (PRoject for On-Board Autonomy) satellite are now available to the scientific community. Future access to near-real-time data from both of the primary instruments on PROBA-2, SWAP and LYRA, is expected to provide new opportunities to study solar activity and space weather. The payload on PROBA-2 includes two complementary solar observation instruments, SWAP (Sun Watcher using Active pixel...

2011-01-25 00:02:27

Lyra Research is excited to announce that Aurelio Maruggi, vice president and general manager of the Inkjet High-Speed Production Solutions Division of HP's Imaging and Printing Group (IPG), will deliver the keynote address at the 2011 Lyra Imaging Symposium. The 14th annual Symposium will be held on January 24"“26, 2011 at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage, California. Newton, MA (PRWEB) January 24, 2011 Lyra Research, the digital imaging authority...

2011-01-06 11:03:25

ESA's Proba-2 microsatellite experienced a conjunction of the spheres on Tuesday, as the Sun, Moon and Earth all lined up in front of it. As people on the ground observed the 4 January partial solar eclipse, Proba-2 provided a privileged top-of-atmosphere view "“ at least briefly. Shortly after the Moon partially blocked Proba-2's view of the Sun, the Sun-watching satellite flew into Earth's shadow. At that point "“ when the video seen here goes dark "“ the Sun, Moon,...

2010-12-14 00:01:42

Lyra Research and Recharger Magazine will host a free, live Webcast that will discuss the office color printing landscape. On Wednesday, December 15 at 12 p.m. eastern daylight time, Jiqiang Rong, Lyra's director of primary research; Ann Priede, Lyra's vice president of publications; and Amy Weiss, Recharger Magazine's editorial director, will present Office Color Printing: A Tale of Two Technologies. This Webcast will deliver Lyra's forecast data regarding color laser and ink jet...

2010-10-19 07:37:17

Lyra Research announces that Peter Mayhew, director of Lyra Research Europe, will present "Observations on the European Printer Supplies Market"”A Market in Recession" at The Recycler Focus on Europe Conference. His presentation is scheduled for Friday, October 22, at 3:30 p.m. Newton, MA (PRWEB) October 19, 2010 Lyra Research (http://www.lyra.com), the digital imaging authority, announces that Peter Mayhew, director of Lyra Research Europe, will present "Observations on the European...

2010-06-30 09:15:00

Proba-2 is a small but innovative member of ESA's spacecraft fleet, crammed with experimental technologies. In its first eight months of life it has already returned more than 90,000 images of the Sun. Less than a cubic meter in volume, Proba-2 carries a new generation of miniaturized science instruments, focused on the Sun and space weather, as well as 17 state-of-the-art technology payloads.  Launched on November 2, 2009, Proba-2 began routine operations in February. A workshop at...

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2004-10-19 04:45:44

Lyra Constellation -- Lyra (the lyre) is a prominent, although fairly small, northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and also counts among the modern 88 constellations. Its brightest star is Vega (Alpha Lyrae), which together with Altair (Alpha Aquilae) and Deneb (Alpha Cygni) forms the large asterism known as the Summer Triangle. Beta Lyr is a half separated (i.e. one of the stars reached its Rochevolume) eclipsing binary of a cream-white colour. The...

2004-10-19 04:45:44

Cygnus Constellation -- Cygnus (the swan) is a northern constellation. It was one of Ptolemy's 48 constellations, and is also one of the 88 modern constellations. Because of the pattern of its main stars, it is sometimes called the Northern Cross (in contrast to the Southern Cross). The bird extends over the summer Milky Way, appearing to fly south. Notable features Cygnus contains several bright stars. Deneb, α Cygni, is an extremely brilliant star, very prominent despite...

2004-10-19 04:45:40

Vega -- Vega (Alpha Lyrae) is the lead star in the constellation Lyra, reaching near directly overhead the mid-northern latitudes, during the summer. It's a "nearby star" at only 25 light years distant and together with Arcturus and Sirius, one of the brightest stars in the Sun's neighbourhood. Vega is a vertex of the Summer Triangle. Its spectral class is A0V (Sirius, an A1V, is slightly less powerful) and it's firmly in the main sequence, fusing hydrogen to helium in its core....

2004-10-19 04:45:40

Ring Nebula -- Discovered by Antoine Darquier de Pellepoix in 1779. The famous ring nebula M57 is often regarded as the prototype of a planetary nebula, and a showpiece in the northern hemisphere summer sky. Recent research has confirmed that it is, most probably, actually a ring (torus) of bright light-emitting material surrounding its central star, and not a spherical (or ellipsoidal) shell, thus coinciding with an early assumption by John Herschel. Viewed from this equatorial...

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