Xerox opens neXus, its corporate innovation showcase for North America31 May, 2002
Xerox opens neXus, its corporate innovation showcase for North America
Xerox Canada announced the opening of neXus, a 2,200 square-foot, state-of-the-art interactive innovation facility that highlights the work-in-progress of various document technologies by Xerox Corporation scientists worldwide.
Located at the Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC) in Mississauga, Ontario, neXus gives visitors an exhilarating glimpse into the future of digital document technology through a series of interactive displays. The showcase demonstrates how innovative technological advances such as EA Technology are being implemented. It also encompasses other upstream innovations such as OLED screen displays and electronic paper that are planned for implementation.
The showcase, which is expected to draw visitors from across Canada and the U.S., is the first of its kind in North America, according to Rafik Loutfy, director of XRCC. Its theme is Innovation Implemented.
Loutfy said that neXus allows Xerox customers to test upstream software and hardware business concepts, thereby providing a rare glance forward as technologies unfold. Their reactions to the concepts will further refine the ideas before they are considered for the market, he indicated.
The French Connection
Inspired by the company's TeXnology Showroom at the Xerox Research Centre of Europe in Grenoble, France, the displays, led by neXus staff, zero in on document software that promotes the management and use of enterprise-wide knowledge. The technologies are grouped under the following themes: Future Office Environments, Knowledge Solutions, Visualization, and Beyond Paper and Silicon. Special attention is devoted to so-called 'ubiquitous computing' and mobile document technologies.
neXus is a combined effort between Xerox Canada Ltd., the sales and marketing company, and the Xerox Research Centre of Canada. The Centre is a member of the worldwide Xerox Innovation Group, which oversees the combined efforts of the company's research and technology centres.
Visitors to neXus are expected to be current and future Xerox customers, although by special arrangement, other groups may be admitted.