Technique MIS obtains JDF Certification
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Schaumburg, IL -- Technique Group, a leading worldwide provider of Print MIS solutions to the graphic communications industry, today announced that they their core product has been JDF certified by the CIP4 Organization (International Cooperation for the Integration of the Processes in Prepress, Press and Postpress Organization).
The JDF Certification is carried out by the Printing Industry of America Center for Technology & Research and determined by stringent testing of produced JDF files and JMF messaging, used to communicate between systems.
The solution was tested against the latest version of the MIS to Prepress ICS (Interoperability Conformance Specifications), which ensures that Technique MIS is compatible with the latest technology and communication via JDF with other compliant vendors' solutions.
Technique's COO & resident Certified JDF Expert, Mark Anderson comments "Technique Group has been an ardent supporter of CIP4 and the progress of JDF throughout the years; we are extremely proud that our efforts have resulted in this prestigious level of JDF Certification. Although we have demonstrated JDF integration with preferred vendors for many years, being certified gives buyers and users of other systems the comfort that we can integrate with their system as long as it too is certified."
The ICS certification ensures that the basic mechanics of the integration function, but the specific implementation of JDF varies dramatically between products. Technique MIS supports one of the industry's strongest feature sets in the realm of MIS to Prepress, and subsequently delivers unparalleled value.
At the IPA Conference in Chicago, June 8-10 attendees will get to see the live action of this JDF Certification and how it facilitates true pull manufacturing during the JDF Test Drive and at the Technique booth with connection to a world leader in prepress solutions.
"Certifying JDF solutions allow print providers and graphic communication companies to be confident that their workflow will be efficient and operate smoothly through the integration between MIS, Prepress, Press and Postpress. Technique's continued support for JDF is realized through this certification and participation in the program." Says Dr. Mark Bohan, VP Technology & Research, Printing Industry of America