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Xitron Introduces XiFlow 2.0 and Xenith Extreme

(August 2004) posted on Tue Aug 31, 2004

Operators can define production steps, schedules


Xitron's XiFlow 2.0 is an enhanced prepress
workflow software for the Navigator RIP
(now at version 6.4) and other Harlequin
RIPs. It uses a graphical interface to allow
operators to define the different steps in
their workflows, including job management,
preflighting, proofing, and output.

XiFlow 2.0 includes enhancements
from its earlier version, such as a new PDF
Stabilizer, which converts incoming Post-
Script and PDF files to an optimized PDF
format, forming a unified standard for
consistent and faster output on various
devices. The software also now includes
Preflight Checker, which uses technology
licensed from Enfocus. Jobs with errors
are automatically paused. Users can view
a report outlining errors and warnings.
Enfocus Action Lists automate fixes for
users for most problems. Errors can be
fixed in Adobe Acrobat using Enfocus Pit-
Stop without having to open the file again
in the native application. When the corrected
file is saved as a PDF, the job is
released, allowing XiFlow to continue processing.
XiFlow 2.0 also contains a JDF
Enabler, which interprets JDF commands
and passes the information on to the RIP.

Xitron is also introducing its Xenith
Extreme,
a workflow software that offers
PDF Creation, Certified PDF, built-in preflight,
in-RIP trapping, NORM and ROOM
proofing, post-RIP imposition, archiving,
and unlimited client interface. JDFs can
be imposed using the optional Dynagram
imposition solution. JDF imposition with
Xitron Extreme Workflow gives users the
opportunity to adjust production schedules
and apply screening and color management
at the last minute. The JDF Press
Control option extends the commercial
press control system functionality
beyond setting the ink"?cutting down
makeready time. (Xitron: www.xitron.com)


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