May 14, 2012
Integrate Data from Multiple BIM Models
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HP showcased its unparalleled line of computers and printers, the first show of resolve for the newly created HP Printing and Personal Systems group.

More than 500 media influencers from around the world gathered at the Shanghai Expo Center to view the new products, which include:
  • HP ENVY SpectreXT, an ultramobile premium Ultrabook™ that delivers an overall premium experience with extraordinary design and performance;
  • HP ENVY Sleekbooks and HP ENVY Ultrabook systems, providing the ultimate combination of style and substance for entertainment experiences;
  • HP EliteBook Folio, built from the ground up to be everything a business Ultrabook should be with security, manageability and reliability;
  • HP t410 All-in-One Smart Zero Client, which features single-wire Power over Ethernet;
  • HP Z220 Workstations and HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations with professional-class features;
  • HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One, the world's first mobile all-in-one printer,(1) and an ideal companion for business professionals who need a compact, durable solution for printing, scanning and copying while on the go; and
  • Four new HP LaserJet printers and an HP Scanjet, providing small and medium businesses (SMBs) and enterprise customers professional-quality documents and fast print speeds, along with the ability to extend the office beyond its physical location.

  • HP expanded its industry-leading computing portfolio with more than 30 new products engineered to address the design, reliability, security and performance demands of end users and IT departments across businesses of all sizes.

    Among the products announced are:
  • New Ultrabook systems for business -- including the HP EliteBook Folio 9470m, HP's first no-compromise Ultrabook for business users -- which deliver the style and simplicity users demand, combined with security and manageability to help businesses keep control of their IT.
  • HP EliteBook p-series notebooks that are designed to MIL-STD 810G testing for vibration, dust, altitude, temperature and drops.(1) The new series features the HP EliteBook 2170p, the smallest, lightest HP business notebook, as well as new additions to the highly configurable HP ProBook b-series and the redesigned HP ProBook s-series.
  • Four desktop PC series -- the HP Compaq Pro 4300 Business Desktop and All-in-One PC, the HP Compaq Pro 6300 and the HP Compaq Elite 8300 -- balancing secure manageability, flexibility and trusted reliability.
  • New commercial displays, including the HP Compaq L2206tm multitouch-enabled monitor and the HP Compaq LA2405x LED backlit monitor.
  • New software solutions, including HP Premier Image(2) for a cleaner, faster user experience with streamlined deployment and HP BIOS Protection,(3) which offers hardware-level protection against virus attacks and other security threats to meet National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines.

  • HP announced powerful business products packed with energy-efficiency, security and performance features designed to meet customer needs across industries such as healthcare, retail, and media and entertainment.

    Among the products announced for businesses are:
  • The HP t410 All-in-One (AiO) Smart Zero Client, featuring new and innovative one-wire Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology while still providing outstanding multimedia performance and a true PC-like experience.
  • The highly customizable HP RP7 all-in-one retail system with a sleek and stylish design that fits into a variety of retail settings.
  • The HP L6015tm and L6017tm Retail Touch Monitors with multitouch projected capacitive screens for retail and hospitality environments, and the HP L6010 non-touch Retail Monitor for use as a customer or associate-facing display.
  • New high-performance HP Z220 Workstations and HP EliteBook Mobile Workstations, packed with reliable and professional-class features.



    HP will conduct a live audio webcast of its conference call to review its financial results for the second fiscal quarter ended April 30, 2012.

    The call is scheduled for Wednesday, May 23, at 4:30 p.m. ET / 1:30 p.m. PT and will be available at

    A replay of the audio webcast will be available at the same website shortly after the call and will remain available for approximately one year.

    Deltek, Inc. has released a new GovWin IQ research report;

    While IT spending by federal agencies is experiencing the same budget pressures as other segments of federal spending, the cost savings associated with cloud computing are serving as an enabler of its adoption inside many agencies. Further, agencies recognize that streamlining their IT environments and sunsetting their legacy systems reduce costs and improve performance. According to Deltek’s new report
    Federal Cloud Computing Services Market, 2012-2017, federal spending on vendor-furnished cloud computing services by the U.S. government will increase from $734 million in 2012 to $3.2 billion in 2017 at a
    compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 34%.

    On Thursday, May 17, the
    National Institute of Building Sciences buildingSMART alliance will release the first ever consensus-based standard governing building information modeling (BIM) for use in the United States. A BIM is a three-dimensional digital representation of the physical and functional characteristics of a building. It is a shared resource of knowledge about a facility that can be used to make decisions about the building throughout its life cycle, from the initial idea, to design and construction, through daily operations and eventual demolition.


    Dana K. “Deke” Smith, FAIA, Executive Director of the buildingSMART alliance, and Dominique Fernandez, Program Director at the National Institute of Building Sciences, will demonstrate the newly released standard. They are responsible for coordinating the development and publication process for the new standard.


    The National Building Information Modeling Standard-United States™ (NBIMS-US™) Version 2 (V2), the first ever consensus-based BIM standard for use in the United States, contains reference standards, information exchange standards (which are built upon the reference standards) and best practice guidelines that support users in their implementation of open BIM standards-based deliverables.


    Thursday, May 17, from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.


    Booth 4294 on the AIA Expo floor

    Walter E. Washington Convention Center

    Mt. Vernon Place, N.W.

    Washington, D.C. 


    NBIMS-US V2 covers the full life cycle of buildings—from planning, design and construction to operations and sustainment. Part of an international effort, the NBIMS-US V2 will serve as the kick-off point for a number of other countries around the world to adopt as their own BIM standard. The Alliance, which is both a council of the Institute and the North American chapter of buildingSMART ® International, is working with several other nations on BIM standard development. Canada, Korea, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand are all planning to take the NBIMS-US V2 as the basis for
    their own standards. Each nation will add more content as needed and then share their updates back with the United States.

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