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ICS Gains SWOP Certification for New Remote Director Configurations

Press release from the issuing company

New York, NY; December 16, 2003 – Integrated Color Solutions (ICS), a technology leader in providing color management solutions to industries where color is critical, has earned certification from SWOP, Inc. for two additional configurations of its Remote Director contract proofing system, bringing to three the number of SWOP-certified Remote Director configurations.  SWOP-certified Remote Director configurations now feature the Apple 20-inch Cinema LCD Display and the Sony Artisan 21-inch CRT monitor, as well as the Apple 23-inch High-Definition Cinema LCD Display used with the original system configuration. Each of the three SWOP-certified Remote Director configurations runs on the Apple Power Mac G4 computer under OS X 10.2 (Jaguar), and uses the GretagMacbeth Eye One spectrophotometer to calibrate each monitor and verify the color of each proof. “ICS was the first to achieve SWOP certification for a monitor-based proofing system, and it also is the first to offer users a choice of configurations and display technologies,” said Jeffrey Silverman, ICS President and CEO. “Offering three SWOP-certified configurations featuring LCD and CRT monitors that many users already have provides added flexibility and economies in configuring Remote Director systems. It also highlights the versatility of ICS’s approach in applying advanced color management and software technologies to ensure color-accurate proofs.” Each of the three SWOP-certified Remote Director system configurations can also be used with ICS’s new Press Check scanner option. The Remote Director Press Check option digitizes press sheets up to 27 by 38 inches in less than four minutes and automatically transmits them over the Internet to approvers’ color-calibrated monitors in a Remote Director proofing session, allowing print buyers to approve a press run anywhere in the world without leaving their desks. Apple 20-inch Cinema LCD Display Like the Apple 23-inch High Definition Cinema display used in the first SWOP-Certified Remote Director configuration, the 20-inch Apple LCDCinema Display featuresliquid crystal display technology delivering flicker-free images with twice the brightness, twice the sharpness, and twice the contrast ratio of the typical CRT display. Its digital interface maintains the video signal purely in digital form all the way from the memory on the graphics card through to the display. And its wide-screen format accommodates simultaneous display of two full pages of text and graphics. Sony Artisan21-inch Color Reference System The Sony Artisan Color Reference System combines Emmy award-winning Sony FD Trinitron CRT display technology with the state-of-the-art Artisan colorimeter and software for display calibration and profiling. Designed to meet the color management needs of the creative professional andengineered to deliver stable, accurate and repeatable color results, the Artisan Color Reference System provides an absolute visual reference that is accurate, well-characterized and consistent over time.   Peyton Kay, ICS Vice President of Sales and Marketing concluded, “ICS Remote Director represents the most cost-effective and easy to implement approach to monitor-based proofing. These newest Remote Director configurations, with the Apple 20-inch and Sony Artisan monitors, make it possible to reduce proofing costs even further while retaining the high level of quality required of a SWOP-Certified proofing system.”