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Agfa: IntelliNet WebTrack 2.0 For Web-Based Global Tracking And Proofing

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NEWSTEC, Brighton, England, U.K. - 21 May 2001 - Agfa announced IntelliNet WebTrack 2.0, a Web-based tracking and proofing solution designed specifically for newspapers. From a standard Web browser (Macintosh or Windows), WebTrack lets users see what files have been transmitted and received. They can monitor the total number of plates or films output and compare that number with their production plan. They can identify any production issues before they threaten key deadlines. And they can confirm a separation or change the priority of a page. WebTrack even expands the workflow to include others outside the organization, such as customers of contract printers, who can use WebTrack as a convenient way of approving proofs. "WebTrack 2.0 lets newspapers tap the power of the Web to communicate quickly and conveniently from almost anywhere," says Andy Grant, Agfa's worldwide marketing manager of newspaper workflow systems. "It brings a wealth of up-to-date information to the extended editorial team and enables them to act upon it immediately." Agfa designed WebTrack 2.0 to be a valuable management tool that saves time, enables faster decisions, and helps ensure that the newspaper production process stays on track and on time - no matter how widely distributed editorial and production sites may be. WebTrack 2.0 helps all members of the production team access complete, up-to-date workflow information. Features such as colour-coding let production managers, department managers, and others get the updates they need in seconds. WebTrack enables any authorised user with a Web browser to view and approve proofs. Fast, Secure Access To Workflow Information. WebTrack 2.0 integrates seamlessly with IntelliNet NewsFlow 2.0 - Agfa's solution for automated newspaper production workflow management. "We see WebTrack 2.0 as a natural extension of our IntelliNet Series 2 family of workflow solutions," says Grant. "IntelliNet Series 2 is about openness, and WebTrack 2.0 takes this openness to the Web - all in a completely secure manner." WebTrack 2.0 features built-in security that limits access to authorised users. IntelliNet WebTrack 2.0 will be available June2001. Part of Next-Generation IntelliNet Series 2. WebTrack 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.

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