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HAFIBA Selects MassTransit Enterprise Digital File Transfer Solution

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July 22, 2003 (Arlington, VA) - Group Logic, developer of best-selling network workflow software products, announced that HAFIBA has implemented MassTransit Enterprise to support their automated file transfer workflows.  Based in France, HAFIBA is the prepress unit of Hachette Filipacchi and Bayard Press.  Established in 1997, HAFIBA produces approximately 60 magazines and manages all of the pre-press workflows for Bayard Press.   MassTransit is the leading software product for advanced business-to-business transfer of digital files across high-speed wide area networks including the Internet.  This product operates as a "digital shipping and receiving department," completely automating and managing the process of transferring graphics, multi-media, and other production files between print media suppliers and their customers.  MassTransit's compatibility, ease of use and the ability to integrate into HAFIBA's production tracking system made the decision to purchase rather easy.  MassTransit allows for complete management of file transfers and printing between remote sites connected through TCP/IP and offers fully automated, secured and customized workflows.   For the past few years, HAFIBA has been using FTP to send data, creating a number of problems. "We wanted to go a step ahead to rationalize and totally operate digital transfers and even develop them downstream in the prepress production," says Vincent Mas, Technical Manager for HAFIBA.  Replacing FTP was just one of the many reasons for choosing MassTransit. "We're also going to deploy another upstream workflow from our editors in order to have our files managed the same way," says Mas.