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Agfa to Show Capabilities of :Arkitex IntellTrack System at NEXPO

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Chicago, Ill (NEXPO, booth #1014) March 31, 2006 -- Newspaper production managers looking to improve the monitoring of their production processes can see a simulation of the expanding capabilities of Agfa's sophisticated :Arkitex IntellTrack system at the company's exhibit at NEXPO. Without changing or interrupting workflow, Agfa's enterprise-wide system identifies, traces and monitors all production elements at any given time, analyzing problem areas to enable newspapers to improve overall efficiencies. Agfa's :Arkitex IntellTrack system, based on a joint development project with Prolmage (acquired by Agfa last year), is a flexible and versatile web server-based tool that interfaces with a large number of production systems and hardware resources using special software "spies" called Agents. These Agents send all the appropriate information back to :Arkitex IntellTrack to analyze and produce both real-time and retrospective analytical reports. The system monitors files, folders and workflow variations, giving users and operators valuable data for expert process control. It eliminates the time-consuming task of manual monitoring and tracking, and provides a clear, coherent, overall picture of the entire production process. ":Arkitex IntellTrack provides the information newspapers need to improve all efficiencies, including quality and profitability, and that's what the market is looking for," said Sheila Nysko, Agfa's business development manager, Newspaper Systems, North America. "It is the kind of technological advancement that newspapers have come to expect from Agfa. No current system provides the kind of meaningful tracking information that our :Arkitex IntellTrack system provides." The system fits seamlessly into any newspaper's workflow, can track individual elements as they move from one system to another, is compatible with legacy systems and multiple file formats, and is workflow independent. Agfa's :Arkitex IntellTrack system is an external add-on that does not impinge on current workflow. "It provides the critical data newspapers need to manage and monitor their businesses," Nysko added. "Newspapers looking for that kind of tracking automation should stop by our booth and see what it can do for them."




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