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Enfocus Announces PitStop Pro and Server 09

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Press release from the issuing company

Gent, Belgium – Enfocus announces PitStop Pro 09 and PitStop Server 09. These new versions of Enfocus’ industry-leading and indispensable tools for editing, checking and fixing PDF files include significant enhancements that streamline desktop and server-based processing of PDF files in fast-paced printing and publishing environments.
“The adoption of PDF as a standard means of transferring files and as the basis for today’s more efficient workflows has many advantages for printing and publishing professionals,” said David van Driessche, Director of Enfocus Marketing. “However, PDF files can be troublesome to work with at times. Sometimes they are not generated properly or do not output as expected, and this often requires more editing than is supported by Adobe® Acrobat®. In delivering PitStop Pro 09 and PitStop Server 09 we have focused on what functionality was still missing, but just as much on making frequent tasks easier to handle and quicker to perform”.
PitStop Pro 09: The Essential Adobe® Acrobat® Plug-In
PitStop Pro 09 is comprised of an impressive array of PDF editing tools that allow users to edit text; change colors; and move, rotate or scale objects. Last-minute problems in busy professional printing and publishing environments can be corrected in seconds. PitStop Pro 09 also tackles more complex problems such as applying a template with correct trim and bleed boxes to a document while simultaneously inserting printer marks.
PitStop Pro 09’s user interface has been optimized to improve efficiency, letting users more easily customize their work environment. Toolbars, menu items and panels have been streamlined and can be hidden from view as needed, reappearing in the customized workspace at the click of a button.
The new release also includes a redesigned global change engine that allows users to more readily apply Global Changes to long PDF documents. Different versions of Global Changes with predefined settings can be saved and then accessed via “Favorites” in the global change panel. The range of Global Changes that can be implemented throughout a document has also been dramatically expanded. This includes such tasks as applying stamps, inserting cover pages, renumbering pages, converting colors and fixing PDF files generated by Microsoft Office and other composition applications that are designed with an office, rather than production, environment in mind.
PitStop Pro 09 also contains powerful design layout tools that allow users to quickly visualize existing page boxes and safety zones. Design layouts, including proper page boxes and printer marks, can be instantly applied. It also includes a brand-new preset manager that manages all presets, including preflight profiles, Action Lists, Global Changes, workspaces and design layouts, in a consistent manner.
PitStop Pro 09 is fully compatible with Certified PDF 2, which allows checking a document and embedding the preflight results in the XMP metadata for the file. Standard and secure digital signatures are used to enable tracking of who checked and who edited the document. Certified PDF 2 is an Enfocus maintained, public standard that is compatible with the Ghent PDF Workgroup’s Proof of Preflight specification.
“In short,” added van Driessche, “whatever problems users face with troublesome PDF files, PitStop Pro 09 helps fix them quickly and efficiently without ever leaving the Adobe® Acrobat® application. We consider it an essential tool in the PDF toolkit and we’re convinced it’ll be easier to use than ever.”
PitStop Server 09: The Indispensable Preflighting and Auto-Correction Tool for Unattended PDF Workflows
PitStop Server 09 is driven by the industry-standard Enfocus PDF preflight and auto-correction library that processes PDF files faster and more efficiently than any other solution on the market. PitStop Server 09 takes full advantage of multiple processor or multiple-core systems. Its new predictive Action List engine optimizes the execution of Action Lists and preflight profiles, even further increasing the speed of the solution.
Other new features include real background processing on Mac and easier integration with larger systems through the use of the new command-line interface (CLI). The CLI is available to all PitStop Server 09 users. It features an easy mode that offers instant integration with standard settings and an advanced mode offering full flexibility using an XML-driven integration.
PitStop Server 09 also seamlessly integrates with Enfocus Switch to provide preflighting and auto-correction of PDF files in larger automated workflows.
Product Details
PitStop Pro 09
Enfocus PitStop Pro 09 is the essential Adobe® Acrobat® plug-in for checking and fixing PDF files in professional publishing environments. An extensive array of editing tools makes it easy to do last-minute corrections both for individual objects and globally throughout the entire PDF document. The tools in PitStop Pro are production oriented and allow users to tackle problems actually experienced in specific workflows. The industry-standard preflight engine in PitStop Pro checks all aspects of PDF files and pinpoints exactly where the problems are. Embedded Certified PDF technology digitally signs PDF files to ensure their quality.
PitStop Server 09
PitStop Server 09 is the indispensable preflighting and auto-correction tool for high-volume and unattended PDF workflows. Built on the industry-standard Enfocus preflight engine, it checks all aspects of your PDF files and detects missing or corrupt fonts, incorrect colors, objects without bleed and much more. PitStop Server 09 fixes those common problems by taking such actions as adjusting the colors of PDF files for a particular output device, and adding stamps, watermarks or background templates. Even more functionality can be unleashed by using Action List support. A true server application, PitStop Server 09 supports watched folders but can also be run using its command-line interface for closer integration.
Both PitStop Pro 09 and PitStop Server 09 will become commercially available in September 2009. With immediate effect a grace period commences whereby buyers of PitStop Pro & PitStop Server get a temporary 08 key and will receive a free upgrade when products become available.
For customers using old versions of PitStop Professional and PitStop Server that normally wouldn’t be eligible for special upgrade pricing, a special action is available.
Customers with more recent products can benefit from discounted upgrade pricing to reward their loyalty. For more information about these actions, contact your preferred reseller, email sales@enfocus.com or consult the Enfocus website at www.enfocus.com.




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