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Quad/Graphics Implements Group Logic's ExtremeZ-IP to Streamline Prepress Business Processes

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

August 28, 2006 (Arlington, VA) – Group Logic, the leading provider of enterprise file transfer and Mac/Windows connectivity solutions, today announced that Quad/Graphics, the largest privately held printer in North America, has deployed ExtremeZ-IP to simplify file sharing between the more than 50 Windows servers and 600 Mac desktops used by its prepress employees and customers. ExtremeZ-IP is critical to Quad/Graphics' overall corporate goal that its prepress files be always available to employees and customers. The company has clustered its prepress servers, so that if one fails or is taken offline, users can seamlessly access all of their files and applications on one of the other servers in the cluster. Because ExtremeZ-IP has been optimized to support Microsoft Windows Clustering Services, it was Quad/Graphics' best option for ensuring seamless workflow with no interruptions to its employees or customers. "ExtremeZ-IP's cross-platform compatibility allows Quad/Graphics to choose the best server and desktop platforms for our business and our customers without worrying about communication issues," said Jeffrey A. Ding, Principal Technical Analyst for Quad/Graphics. "By eliminating the complexity associated with Mac-to-Windows file naming issues and delivering instantaneous failover between our clustered servers, Group Logic significantly streamlined our workflows, improved productivity and contributed to an overall increase in customer satisfaction." As the proven standard for file sharing between Mac desktops and Windows servers, ExtremeZ-IP delivers no-compromise access, providing complete platform and application compatibility. It is used by thousands of customers worldwide who depend on it for reliable file sharing between their Mac desktops and Windows servers. The solution eliminates Mac file name limitations on Windows servers and supports the Windows permission model and security features, ensuring that file permissions are not limited by platform. "One of the biggest challenges in the prepress industry continues to be compatibility between Mac desktops and Windows servers, while ensuring that customers can easily access their files within the system," said T. Reid Lewis , President and CEO of Group Logic. "With ExtremeZ-IP, Quad/Graphics has been able to overcome this challenge at the same time it improves its overall operations with increased failover and file sharing capabilities."




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