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Enfocus PitStop Professional 7 & PitStop Automate Demonstrated at IPEX 2006

Friday, March 31, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

-- Watch for more on this release on Monday. Birmingham, UK (IPEX - Hall 6, Stand A20) – April 4-11, 2006 – IPEX 2006 is the international launch platform for version 7 of Enfocus’ flagship product, PitStop Professional. The company is also showing PitStop Automate, the latest toolset in Enfocus’ customer-focused mission to make graphic arts workflows more reliable and productive. Both solutions will be commercially available beginning May 1, and IPEX promotional discounts will be in place through the end of May. Enfocus PitStop Professional 7: The World’s Most Popular PDF Production Tool Known as the industry standard for PDF preflighting and editing, PitStop Professional 7, with a host of powerful new functionality based on customer feedback, proves to be worthy of its title. Enfocus PitStop Professional, today in use on over 70,000 workstations, is an Adobe Acrobat plug-in indispensable for every graphic arts and publishing professional. Renowned for giving graphic arts professionals the abilities they need including preflight; its interactive and automated editing capabilities allow everyone to perform advanced PDF editing and correction up until the very last moment. In version 7, Enfocus engineers have totally revamped the preflight report, while the Enfocus Navigator enables interactive fixing and speeds up file repair by clearly indicating errors - in the end offering the most productive and intuitive preflight and fixing experience available. Its powerful Certified PDF technology provides immediate visual feedback and allows tracking of every edit made to a PDF. Having proven to be a real job-saver, PitStop Professional offers immediate return on investment. PitStop Professional’s comprehensive, interactive inspection and editing tools enable changes of virtually all of the attributes of a PDF available. Global Change speeds up the editing by offering universal modifications throughout an entire document. Through Action Lists, repetitive tasks are automated. The preflighting capabilities of PitStop Professional are beyond compare. Compliant with the PDF/X and Ghent PDF Workgroup specifications, Enfocus PDF Profiles allow checking of all critical issues and the automatic correction of over 100 of the most common errors. Enfocus Certified PDF technology embeds the PDF Profile and preflight report in the file for easy file exchange. Quality Control that Goes Beyond Preflight: •The new View and File Settings give quality control beyond preflight, allowing end users to check whether features that influence the way the document is looked at, such as color management and overprint preview, are configured correctly. •With a clear overview of errors and warnings, and a variety of highlighting possibilities, it is straightforward to find and fix any error interactively. •The preflight report has been upgraded to represent information even more clearly. •In addition, the power of the PDF Profile editor has been extended by adding an all-in-one PDF/X check. Borrowing Popular “Help” Functionality Framework from Instant PDF 3 The highly regarded in-application help system from Instant PDF 3 is now also available in PitStop Professional 7. Each PitStop panel has a help section explaining its functionality, making it easier for users to correctly utilize those functions. In addition, the preflight report help section has been integrated giving concise, yet complete, information on the messages found on the preflight report. This allows the operator to act quickly and accurately on errors found in the report. PitStop Professional 7 offers the ability to import, place, crop and scale PDFs into an existing PDF, making it easy to integrate partial page advertisements into an existing layout. Other new features include font outlining, the ability to check ink coverage on images, the Enfocus Cropping Tool - which allows you to define page box templates to be reused to crop pages to the size you need, and many more. With PitStop Professional 7, Enfocus has finalized the process of ensuring that all its applications are available within its own core PDF library, a robust technology platform bringing customers greater stability, consistency and speed. Pricing, Availability & Promotional offer The English version of PitStop Professional 7 will be commercially available from May 1st 2006, at a purchase price of €599/$599, or an upgrade price from version 6.x of €169/$199. For version 5 or earlier, the upgrade price is €259/$299. The international version will follow in early June. As an IPEX show special, the full version of PitStop Professional 7 can be purchased at a promotional price of $/€499 or at $/€599 bundled with Instant PDF 3. Enfocus PitStop Automate 1 PitStop Automate is a task-based production automation tool that allows design studios, ad agencies, printers and publishers to increase productivity and output consistency by introducing automation at an affordable price. An intuitive graphical user interface makes it straightforward to design complete automation workflows. PitStop Automate’s advanced routing capabilities enable it to intelligently guide files through the entire production process, avoiding the need for human intervention. PitStop Automate closely integrates with Acrobat Distiller and includes Enfocus’ renowned PDF editing and preflighting, as well as automation functionality. A natural upgrade from Enfocus PitStop Server, PitStop Automate takes production automation to the next level. Crucial to a fully automated production process, PitStop Automate incorporates Certified PDF, Enfocus’ award-winning technology. Enfocus Certified PDF makes PDF a more powerful production format by embedding the PDF profile originally used to preflight the file. A detailed preflight report and an audit trail of all edits made to the PDF are also created. Enfocus has also announced the availability of its PitStop Automate SDK, which enables developers to plug-in their own solution to this new automation platform. Pricing, Availability & Training Enfocus PitStop Automate Macintosh version will be available in English on May 1st 2006. The international version will follow in June. It will be priced at €4999/$5999, with an upgrade from PitStop Server 3.x priced at €2699/$3299. A promotional upgrade from PitStop Server - valid for the first 2 months - is priced at €1499/$1899. The product and related training will be available exclusively through Enfocus’ channel of Certified Resellers (http://www.enfocus.com/reseller).

 

 

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