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LithoTechnics Announces Metrix 2.0

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Sydney, Australia, February 20, 2006 - At IPEX 2006 LithoTechnics (www.lithotechnics.com) will be demonstrating the forthcoming version of their award-winning product, Metrix. Version 2.0 incorporates all the ease of use and sophisticated ganging technology of Metrix, but adds for the first time, the ability to dynamically and automatically calculate multi-signature bound jobs, directly from JDF or operator input. Metrix 2.0 extends job planning automation to the broad commercial market, and heralds a comprehensive change in the way the printing industry plans and imposes work. Metrix handles all work dynamically and automatically, at the click of a button, transforming the laborious layout planning process into a quick and easy step in the print production workflow. Rohan Holt, LithoTechnics founder states: "Metrix is unlike any job planning system on the market. We designed Metrix with clear goals - ease of use was of paramount importance. Secondly, we wanted to facilitate just-in-time production decisions, so we designed editing to be dynamic and intelligent." Holt continues, "We tackled the most difficult type of work - ganging - first, because we knew it would be a rock-solid foundation for the future. Now, with book work added, Metrix users will benefit from the best of both worlds." Customers who have seen the alpha version of Metrix 2.0 have described it as ground-breaking in the way it handles all types of planning and imposition. Moreover, its ability to import JDF files which describe complete publications from enabled MIS systems makes Metrix 2.0 an indispensable tool in the battle for efficiency and profitability. Metrix completes the productivity loop by exporting the layout in JDF format, including all PDF content, press sheet geometry and marks, to JDF-enabled workflows and JDF-enabled RIPs, and to JDF and CIP3 capable finishing equipment. Metrix 2.0 will be demonstrated at IPEX 2006 in the JDF Pavilion, Hall 20-C60, on the stand of LithoTechnics' UK distributor, Positive Focus, Hall 20-D45, and at various other partner locations throughout the show.

 

 

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