FileFlow Targets Print 01 For Release of FastSend Enhancements
Press release from the issuing company
MILFORD, Mass.--Aug. 27, 2001--FileFlow, Inc. - developer of the Internet's FastSend(TM) digital courier service - has announced new product demonstrations scheduled for Print '01, the world's largest exhibition of printing, publishing, and graphic arts related technology. Scheduled for September 6th through the 13th at Chicago's McCormick Place, Print '01 is expected to draw more than 50,000 printing-related professionals.
Exhibiting in booth 5757, FileFlow will give live, in-depth demonstrations of their FastSend service, capable of transmitting a 25-megabyte TIFF in less than three minutes over a dial-up connection. Providing fast file transfer service to printers, publishers, and their clients, FastSend transmits files up to 25 times faster than bandwidth alone can provide. Regardless of the sender's Internet connection speed or file size, FastSend improves their performance without relying on extra hardware, FTP servers, dedicated phone lines or broadband access. Macs and PC's are both supported.
In addition to demonstrating FastSend, FileFlow will use Print '01 for the commercial introduction of their FastSend Media Collector and Media Portal; two new applications that automate the FastSend process for users and their clients. With the FastSend Media Portal, sending files across town or across the country is as easy as dragging them to a folder on a desktop. Similarly, the Media Collector downloads "FastSent'' files and automatically inserts them into the recipient's workflow.
While this combination of speed and automation is making waves in the printing industry, it's FastSend's PDF functionality that is expected to generate the most interest. The latest release of FastSend allows users to save their documents in Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF) without applying artifact-generating JPEG compression to the files - and FastSend will still transmit the PDF faster. This means that printers who've established a PDF-based workflow can have their clients send full-resolution PDF's that won't compromise the quality of the image data contained inside.
"This is one of the most exciting aspects about the FastSend service,'' said Richard DiStasi, FileFlow's Vice President of Sales. "There are a lot of printers who want to use PDF, but the trade-off between high-quality images and fast transmission has prevented adoption in many cases. With FastSend, printers and clients get the ease and predictability of a PDF workflow, along with true portability AND high-quality.''
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