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Xitron Announces the Xenith 5.0 Product Line

Monday, February 18, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Adobe PostScript 3 RIP with new features Ann Arbor, MI February 15, 2002 -- Xitron, an independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, announced today the release of the 5.0 version of the Xenith product line. The Xenith product line is based on the Adobe CPSI RIP and comes in 4 levels from a basic RIP to a full prepress workflow with Adobe Portable Job Tickets, Mac and PC clients, in-RIP Trapping, post-RIP imposition, ROOM and NORM proofing, Adobe Extreme compliance, archiving utilities and support for over 150 output devices. Xenith 5.0 now supports PDF 1.4 with transparencies allowing users to benefit from the latest Adobe technology as found in Acrobat 5.0, In Design 2.0 and Illustrator 9.0 and later. Support has also been added for scaling the Xenith system. The new distributed architecture allows for one main Xenith server to control multiple “slaves” that can run processes such as additional RIPs, Primer, ROOM proofing, or archiving. The entire system can still be controlled with the standard Xenith client interface and allows for automated load balancing between RIPs. In addition, 16-bit threshold vignettes are now supported reducing banding of blends. Improvements in color management provide full support for ICC profiles. Enhancements in the Archiver allow users to schedule backup and retrieval for off-peak hours and the jobs can now be flagged for archiving in the job ticket in addition to selecting jobs in the Archiver application. Xenith now has the ability to export Primer and Preflight setups allowing remote installations of Adobe Acrobat and Enfocus PitStop to replicate Xenith’s Primer and Preflight functions. By supplying these setups to their customers, printers can ensure customer supplied PDF files will be “press-ready”. Many customers look forward to the simple, but significant enhancement of launching the Viewer from the RIP Monitor dialog box. “There are many exciting enhancements in Xenith 5.0,” explains R. Patrick French, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “Not the least of which is the addition of the Xenith slaves.‚ Scaling the Xenith system opens doors for larger shops to benefit from the robust Xenith workflow, where previously a single server could not handle the volume of work going through the system.”




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