Saturday, March 26, 2011

Enfocus to showcase innovative solutions for automation and PDF preflighting at digi:media 2011


Enfocus will present its innovative automation and PDF preflighting solutions at digi:media 2011, a new trade fair for commercial and digital printing professionals under the theme of 'Content meets Technology meets Business'. Enfocus’ latest solutions fit perfectly with the theme, with the company running demonstrations of Switch and PitStop Connect. digi:media takes place in the Messe, Dusseldorf, 7- 9 April. Enfocus can be found in Hall 6 on stand C22-1.
 
“We’re delighted to attend this first edition of digi:media 2011,” says Elli Cloots, Director of Product Management at Enfocus. “Visitors to our stand will not only benefit from the advice of Enfocus experts, they will also be able to speak with specialists from Impressed, our distributor for Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Impressed has excellent knowledge of the DACH market and between us we can show digital printers, designers and publishers how to automate their production and improve the overall efficiency of their operations.”
 
Martin Werder, Managing Director at Impressed, adds: “We are pleased to partner with Enfocus and look forward to supporting them at digi:media 2011. By running joint demonstrations, we can show delegates how easily the Enfocus automation and preflighting solutions can be integrated with third-party applications. At the show, we will also present InDesign Connect, a brand new development that connects the InDesign Layout Desktop directly to a Switch-based workflow."
 
Smart workflow automation
Enfocus is to showcase Switch at digi:media 2011. The solution enables commercial and digital printing professionals to automate repetitive tasks, standardize their work and reduce errors. Configurators make the process even simpler, allowing users to integrate applications they already use and automate third-party software application tasks without manually launching those applications. 
 
The Switch product family includes three versions, with an easy upgrade path among the three: the entry-level LightSwitch, FullSwitch that includes configurators to easily integrate with third-party applications and PowerSwitch, which extends the automation even further through custom scripts and meta data support (incl. JDF, XMP and XML).
 
Bridging the creative world and the print scene
Another solution on display at digi:media 2011 will be PitStop Connect. PitStop Connect is an easily set-up single gateway for file transmission between graphic designers and printers or publishers. All types of files can be delivered, including metadata that goes along with the file, such as an order identity, quantity or format. It ensures that all files the user receives are according to his specifications and transferred directly into his workflow. 
 
PitStop Connect can also be used to preflight PDF files upon delivery, using Enfocus bulletproof PDF preflighting and correction technology within a Connector. Problems such as missing fonts and low-resolution images are detected and if possible even corrected automatically. Connectors enable file delivery to an FTP or directly into an Enfocus Switch automated workflow. The latest version of PitStop Connect 09 further streamlines communication by providing support for updating Connectors and live feedback during operations.