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Autologic Releases :Plateroom Manager Foundation Edition

Press release from the issuing company

Las Vegas, NV (NEXPO Booth #122) – June 16, 2003 – Autologic, an Agfa Company, announced today the availability of :Plateroom Manager Foundation Edition, an economical version of the highly successful :Plateroom Manager prepress workflow software with over 100 installations. :Plateroom Manager controls physical data of the newspaper, allowing users to control, manage and track production of films and printing plates. :Plateroom Manager Foundation Edition provides users a solid foundation for future options and growth such as automatic ink preset information for the press, imposition, load balanced output over multiple devices, tracking of multiple events, interface to press management system, and multiple web clients for softproof and tracking. When the user is ready, :Plateroom Manager Foundation Edition can be upgraded to the full version of :Plateroom Manager. :Plateroom Manager Foundation Edition also provides complete tracking and control of CtP output for smaller customers where future expansion may not be needed. Options such as automatic ink preset, imposition, optional interfaces to press management systems and multiple web clients are also available. “It’s a great, cost-effective way for a new user to ease into a full newspaper workflow,” said Sheila Nysko, Newspaper Segment Marketing Manager. “Moving to a CtP system with :Plateroom Manager Foundation Edition is more economical than ever before.” :Plateroom Manager Foundation gives users a starter system that includes: • Native TIFF and PDF handling providing easy editing of plate furniture •Web client providing management and control, softproofs, approval prior to output and status tracking • Optional queue management with output to one or two devices.