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Northmann Integrates KPG Realtimeproof Solution Into Mediaserver6

Tuesday, May 18, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

Düsseldorf, Germany — Stand 5D24: Northmann A/S will integrate the Kodak Polychrome Graphics RealTimeProof suite of online proofing solutions into its media asset management products. The two companies reached the agreement at drupa. The addition of RealTimeProof gives Northmann’s customers access to the approval efficiencies of the industry’s leading online proofing and color management solution. “This means that production and hosting companies working with image creation using our system are able to offer their clients a fast and reliable online proofing service. They can access images directly from the asset database before releasing the images for graphic production/distribution. Working via the web is essential to Northmann’s customers. Using our true Digital Master technology - MediaServer6 is able to access and process any image over the Internet. Images are produced, on-demand, in the right size, color space and resolution on the fly - prepared for any output device. Now, with the cooperation and integration of RealTimeProof – you are able to do online proofing as well,” says William Schulin-Zeuthen, President, CEO of Northmann. “With the announcements this week of its integration into the industry’s leading workflow providers, KPG's RealTimeProof is quickly becoming the industry standard for online proofing,” said Gerard Cardinet, Vice President, New Business Development, KPG Europe. “Our agreement with Northmann A/S shows the RealTimeProof is also being adopted as the online proofing standard for media management.” Within hours of announcing the closing of its acquisition of the RealTimeProof product portfolio, KPG reached agreements to integrate RealTimeProof into workflows from EFI, Esko-Graphics, Artwork Systems and Heidelberg. RealTimeProof is the leading suite of web-based proofing solutions providing accurate image quality for monitor and remote proofing. Using breakthrough patented streaming technology, Pixels on Demand, gigabytes of high resolution files can be viewed in seconds, even over a dial up connection. Users need only a web browser on a Mac or PC and a free, downloadable, plug-in to proof their original files from anywhere, at anytime. The GATF InterTech award winning RealTimeProof technology is the standard for online proofing in major workflows and media asset management solutions. RealTimeProof is now integrated in workflows from Heidelberg, EFI, Esko-Graphics and Artwork Systems; it is also integrated into Northmann media asset management.




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