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Xitron Announces New Interface for the Agfa Phoenix Line

Tuesday, January 22, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Ann Arbor, Michigan January 22, 2002  --Xitron, an independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, announced today new interfaces for the Agfa Phoenix line of recorders. These interfaces are added to the extensive list of over 150 recorders Xitron supports with the Navigator Harlequin RIP, Xenith Adobe RIP and Raster Blaster. The Agfa Phoenix is a 4-up, internal-drum film or polyester plate imagesetter with a fast 68K rpm spinner motor imaging 2400 dpi plates in approximately 46 seconds. Xitron’s interface supports the Phoenix recorder family is at full speed with data rates in excess of 13 mega bytes per second. Xitron’s Navigator NT/2000 RIP based on the high-performance Global Graphics Harlequin core RIP. Xitron‚s full-featured RIP offers PDF support, error handling, reporting and recovery, and optional In-RIP trapping. The interface offers full support of the following recorder settings: intensity, neutral density, filter and punch control, and media handling.  The Xenith Adobe RIP product-line is offered at four levels from a basic RIP with Adobe in-RIP trapping to a full prepress Adobe Extreme compliant PDF workflow with job tickets, post-RIP imposition and archiving utilities.  The interface is also available with Raster Blaster facilitating output from any RIP or workflow system that can generate screened raster TIFFs. "Our new relationship with Agfa has created many opportunities for Xitron, Agfa, our dealers and customers. Now Agfa customers and dealers have several RIP options for the Phoenix family. Agfa devices can be driven by a RIP from Agfa, a Xitron Navigator Harlequin RIP, Xitron‚s Xenith Adobe RIP Workflow, or virtually any manufacturers RIP workflow via Raster Blaster,” explains R. Patrick French, VP of Sales and Marketing for Xitron. "Xitron offers quality RIPs, at affordable prices with excellent service and support through dealers worldwide who carry the Xitron product line.”




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