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Agfa Graphics Launches :Delano 2.6 with WebApproval at Ipex

Monday, February 27, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

London, UK – 22 February 2006 – Agfa Graphics announced today that it will launch a new and improved version of its :Delano project management system at Ipex in Birmingham (4-11 April 2006). As the :Delano product matures and is being installed in dozens of sites across Europe and the world, it receives rave reviews from users, especially for its softproofing capabilities. :Delano WebApproval 2.6. The news for Ipex includes :Delano WebApproval 2.6, which succeeds the current :ApogeeX WebApproval, and further improves the scope of softproofing by offering a growth path to a full project management suite. With such options as :Delano StreamProof, users can proofread, markup and approve high-resolution production files in a standard web-browser in real-time. :Delano 2.6. Other than softproofing, :Delano 2.6 brings additional features for extended JDF (Job Definition Format) connectivity. Upstream connectivity to various specific JDF/MIS systems from other vendors will be demonstrated live on the Ipex stand in co-operation with Optimus, Technique, Tharstern, EFI, Hiflex and others. Downstream connectivity to prepress production includes :ApogeeX 3.0, also new at Ipex, as well as production software from other vendors. :Delano 2.6 will also offer better support for spot colours, an improved user interface and faster system responsiveness. The new version will handle more pages for more users and offer support for special jobs such as inserts and poster printing. "As we continue to add features for automated project management to the :Delano system, what we are hearing most from users is that the tangible benefits of advanced softproofing alone cost justify the investment," said director of :Delano software and services, Bart De Pelsmaeker. ":Delano Web Approval builds on Agfa's solid background in hard-copy proofing using :SherpaProof. We are now bringing our expertise to today's mixed hard-copy and totally digital environments, to build comprehensive software suites that enable our customers' Graphic Enterprise."




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