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RealTimeImage Signs OEM with PrintOrigin in Ireland

Thursday, May 10, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

London, 3 May 2001 - RealTimeImage, the leading Internet imaging products and services company, has announced its first OEM agreement in the Republic of Ireland with PrintOrigin. PrintOrigin will market RealTimeImage solutions to its European customer-base under the name 'OriginProof' in keeping with its family of pre-press solutions that includes OriginRFQ, OriginFiles and OriginCatalog. OriginProof is based on RealTimeProof Partner, which allows OEM customers to tailor their implementation of RealTimeImage's on-line proofing technology in a B2B environment. PrintOrigin CEO, Ed Murphy, is more than satisfied with the RealTimeImage deal. "It means we can complete the loop as a solution provider in the pre-press market with a product that offers high quality and accurate on-line proofing," he claims. "There is nothing on the market like RealTimeProof as a proofing tool and it has been worth the wait for such a unique product. It complements our service and will enable the vital link between our customers and their print houses at the time-critical proofing stage of the workflow." RealTimeProof Classic, recently launched in its Version 2.0 form, is a client-server software solution enabling high speed streaming of production files, directly over the Internet, for collaborative, high-resolution, colour-accurate, online soft and hard proofing. With RealTimeProof Classic, clients and other workflow partners can access and proof high-resolution files from anywhere, anytime. OriginProof is a software solution enabling high speed streaming of production files, directly over the Internet, for collaborative, high-resolution, colour-accurate, on-line soft and hard proofing. With OriginProof, clients and other workflow partners can access and proof high-resolution files from anywhere, anytime. With offices in London, Paris and Dusseldorf as well as the Dublin headquarters, PrintOrigin provides bespoke integration services for the entire pre-press workflow between print originators, their design and artwork facility - and the printer. The company deals with pan-European corporates together with advertising agencies and design studios. "Any product that can streamline, speed up or in any way improve that process is a winner," Mr Murphy adds. "Many of our customers have already adopted the OriginProof proofing tool into their workflow and are benefiting from shorter timescales and improved productivity." Mr Murphy explains that RealTimeProof's streaming technology, called Pixels on Demand, enables a speed of transmission of high volume graphics files that simply isn't achievable with normal PDF files. Mr Murphy continues: "With pressure on the industry to speed up workflows and eliminate many of the time-consuming processes along the way, this product has found its time! With OriginProof, our customers can include as many people in as many different locations as necessary into the proofing process." OriginProof fits seamlessly into PrintOrigin's Digital Asset Management Library (OriginFiles) where it provides the ideal solution for customers wanting to add powerful on-line imaging, viewing and proofing capabilities to their existing DAM environments. Alex Granat, European Regional Director for RealTimeImage says: "PrintOrigin is a major player in the pre-press market and will be a tremendous benefit to our international marketing programme. Their expertise and connections within the Irish market will help RealTimeImage's technology become the industry standard for on-line proofing." Mr Granat continues: "The RealTimeImage solution offers huge benefits to Print Origin's customer-base because it meets the various needs of all those involved in the pre-press workflow. These are graphics professionals in corporate marketing departments, publishing houses, advertising agencies, design studios, print companies, pre-press shops and photographers. OriginProof complements the PrintOrigin offering and helps integrate and automate the pre-press processes into one, seamless, time-saving operation for all these people." Also in the RealTimeProof suite of on-line proofing solutions is RealTimeProof Classic, the client-server version that offers unsurpassed imaging quality for remote soft and hard proofing. Furthermore, RealTimeProof.com, is RealTimeImage's on-line proofing service. Users of this application service provider (ASP) model benefit from RealTimeImage's centralized database and proofing tools without any IT infrastructure investment. Accessible via any Internet connection, RealTimeProof.com streams gigabytes of image data for instant viewing with a complete set of proofing tools and unique workflow-management features.




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