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IKON Announces New IKON PowerPro Servers

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Press release from the issuing company

MALVERN, Pa., Jul 07, 2008 -- IKON Office Solutions, the world's largest independent channel for document management systems and services, today announced the availability of two new IKON PowerPro servers developed exclusively for the IKON CPP(R) 550 and IKON CPP(R) 650 with the proprietary technology of CREO Color Servers. This family of servers includes:

-- IKON PowerPro Server, supporting the IKON CPP 550 and IKON CPP 650, offering IKON customers an entry-level solution incorporating CREO Color Server Technology at an affordable price.

-- IKON PowerPro Plus Server, a more powerful server supporting the IKON CPP 550 and IKON CPP 650, that is designed to maximize output capability with advanced productivity features, color management tools and exceptional ease of use. The new IKON PowerPro Plus Server can support the full suite of IKON CPP 650 finishing options, including the new inline perfect binding finisher. It also has advanced remote tools, built in JDF support, hot folders and virtual printers, and more.

In addition, with the new Remote Workspace functionality, the IKON PowerPro Servers and connected printers can be managed from a single location. Designed to increase productivity and workflow automation, jobs can be forwarded from one server to another, and operators can view all connected workstations, edit job parameters and job queues and more.

The optional Pro Kit for the IKON PowerPro Plus Servers provides IKON CPP 550 and IKON CPP 650 customers with enhanced features and capabilities. The Pro Kit's additional features include:

-- GAP file support for import and conversion of KODAK BRISQUE files and seamless compatibility with offset workflows

-- Imposition template builder

-- PDF preflight capability and optimization

-- Advanced variable data imposition options

-- Full VDP file preview

-- API/OPR support

"The new IKON PowerPro and PowerPro Plus Servers with the optional Pro Kit offer our customers highly flexible workflow solutions designed to optimize performance in the production print and graphic arts environment," says Mike Dane, Vice President, Product and Services Marketing, IKON Office Solutions. "The IKON PowerPro Servers deliver high productivity, excellent color capability and image quality, and the best value proposition for on demand print professionals."

The IKON PowerPro Servers and Pro Kit are available for July 2008 delivery. More information on the IKON CPP 550, IKON CPP 650, and IKON PowerPro Servers can be found by calling 1-888-ASK-IKON.




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