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Agfa: IntelliNet NewsRip 2.0, Faster Processing Of TIFF, PDF, and PostScript Files

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NEWSTEC, Brighton, England, U.K.- 21 May 2001 Agfa introduced IntelliNet NewsRIP 2.0 - a full-featured raster image processor (RIP) designed specifically to meet the needs of newspapers. Agfa IntelliNet NewsRIP 2.0 integrates easily in an IntelliNet Series2 workflow, or other PDF, PostScript, or TIFF workflows. Integrated into existing environments it can perform either as a managed RIP transmitting from a production site, or as a managed PDF rasteriser at remote printing locations. "IntelliNet NewsRIP 2.0 provides a genuine Agfa Apogee/Adobe PDF RIP at the price and performance levels that newspapers need," says Andy Grant, Agfa's worldwide marketing manager of newspaper workflow systems. "Plus, its simple-to-user interface makes it easy for all operators to process files efficiently." NewsRIP can be used with Apogee Create, which enables users to create reliable workflow-optimised PDF files. Managed in an IntelliNet Series 2 environment, this gives users to a simple, reliable, and automated PDF workflow. "This capability is truly exciting, since it enables newspaper customers - particularly smaller papers - to get the benefits of a PDF workflow without making a major investment," says Grant. IntelliNet NewsRIP taps Agfa's experience designing fast, reliable RIPs. At its core, IntelliNet NewsRIP is a powerful Apogee PDF RIP, bringing new power and reliability to an Agfa IntelliNet Series 2 workflow solution or any other file-based workflow. "NewsRIP users benefit from Agfa's ability to create industry-leading RIPs that include all the latest functionality," says Grant. "IntelliNet NewsRIP offers these advanced capabilities in a RIP solution designed specifically for newspapers." IntelliNet NewsRIP 2.0 will be available June 2001. Part of Next-Generation IntelliNet Series 2. NewsRIP 2.0 is part of Agfa's new IntelliNet Series 2 family of workflow solutions designed for newspapers. Agfa designed the full IntelliNet suite of products to integrate easily into any workflow, allowing every type and size of newspaper operation to achieve workflow efficiency and automation. Intellinet Series 2 includes IntelliNet NewsFlow 2.0, automated production workflow manager; NewsDrive 2.0, high-productivity Polaris interface; IntelliNet NewsRIP 2.0, powerful newspaper RIP; IntelliNet TIFFProof 2.0, for automated color proofing; IntelliNet InkSet 2.0 automated ink-key data; and IntelliNet PressSite 2.0 plate production coordination. Agfa IntelliNet solutions are in use at more than 250 newspaper sites throughout the world - including The Wall Street Journal Europe, Financial Times, Canberra Times (Australia) and The Post Crescent (Wisconsin, U.S.A.). Part Of Agfa's Smarter Approach To Newspaper Production. Agfa's wide range of advanced prepress solutions for newspapers includes the IntelliNet Series 2 family, Polaris platesetters, digital plates and other media, Phoenix News imagesetters, colour management solutions, screening technologies, digital proofing solutions, scanners, and other key prepress systems and consumables.