RSI Makes Several Product Announcements, Including Printer Management Module
Press release from the issuing company
August 10, 2007, St. Petersburg, FL -- Responsive Solutions, Inc. (RSI), a leading industry provider of digital communications solutions for print service providers, announces several key product releases.
RSI announces the availability of the Printer Management Module, a JDF Messaging Server -based print job management interface, which will allow print service providers the ability to monitor a given digital print job in real time. Through this interface, Customer Service Representatives will have the ability to view a given print output job generated by RSI’s Variable Data + or Variable Template + modules, and closely monitor the status of the printer(s) being utilized, down to the record number and page number in production. This eliminates the need for the CSR to run out to the shop floor every time a client requests status on a job. The interface can easily and quickly be integrated into popular print management ERP applications such as EFI’s Hagen. This capability essentially provides the small- to mid-sized print service provider the ability to ‘see into the production workflow’. Other tools and technologies with similar functionality are affordable only by larger print shops and easily run into a six figure investment. Strategically, this module is a part of RSI’s overall market plan – to provide world-class benefits to the small- to mid-sized printer at affordable prices.
“We’ve added an important component to our strong arsenal of tools for the printer – the ability to monitor print jobs once submitted. This technology provides greater efficiency to our customers at an affordable price point,” said Eddie Ford, CTO of Responsive Solutions.
RSI also announces the availability of a sophisticated pagination and imposition tool, enabling print service providers to efficiently process native Microsoft Office documents such as Word, PowerPoint or Excel. Many corporate customers utilize these Office documents as part of their business processes, and often require print service providers to produce them in quantity on digital and offset presses. Often, especially in the production of training documents and user manuals, the requirement is to combine these Office documents into a single, new document, sometimes combining PDF formatted files as well as the creation of tabs and blank space pages. This module provides the solution to that problem.
Once in the system, these native Office documents can be imposed, rotated, and pages inserted automatically, with the resultant output (many print streams are available) wrapped in a JDF compliant work order and sent to the digital press. Small to mid-sized printers will now be able to simply, accurately and effectively process complex document assembly jobs from native Office files, without expensive and labor-intensive prepress steps.
“The availability of these modules are important for our customer base – we continue to push the envelope of functionality, providing our print service providers with the widest range of integrated features, at the best price in the market,” said Frank Miller, President of Responsive Solutions, Inc.
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