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Rochester Software Associates: QDirect Solves Complex Print Management Challenges

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Rochester, New York, March 31, 2003 - Rochester Software Associates (RSA) announced QDirect, version 2.0, with an enhanced Java based interface is available immediately. Organizations realize a significantly increase in productivity, reliability and flexibility in print production with QDirect. Product demonstrations of QDirect will be shown in the RSA exhibit at the On Demand Digital Printing and Publishing show in New York's Jacob Javits Convention Center, April 7-9, 2003. QDirect is a robust job and queue manager that controls workflow, routes jobs and manages print queues. The new version features an enhanced Java based client for managing jobs and destinations, which runs on any desktop. This highly customizable solution enables customers to consolidate jobs from multiple departments or locations to a central point and distribute the output to multiple printers or servers. QDirect is data stream and destination independent giving customers the flexibility to manage their entire enterprise. Jobs may originate in the data center, on midrange servers or at the desktop, and QDirect will collect and distribute them automatically or on command. “With QDirect, customers can streamline the printing process by automatically matching and releasing jobs to the most efficient destination based on job attributes such as priority, size and finishing requirements,” states Don Webster, RSA Director of Technology. He continues, “One advantage of RSA’s QDirect is that it runs on a low cost Sun platform, which offers the highest level of reliability, scalability and security, yet, it is controlled from any desktop through an easy to use interface.” QDirect is ideal for transactional print environments, facilities management sites, companies with multiple sites or remote printers, and customers looking for a centralized point of control. For industries where account and cost allocation is necessary, such as the public sector and legal firms, QDirect can create and export this data for customers’ accounting systems. QDirect is available as a standalone product or integrated with other RSA products (M.I.S. Print, IPDSPrint, DTPrint and WebCRD).