Kehl, Germany - Maintaining an open systems approach to its automated workflow production software tools for the print, publishing and packaging industries, Dalim Software announces its new TWiST(tm) DOTDRiVE interface tool for DALiM TWiST, the award-winning automated workflow software. The tool allows a workflow operator, either directly within DALiM TWiST, or through the TWiST WEBLiNK Internet interface, to output screened 1-bit TIFF files to feed proofers, platesetters or digital presses.
The TWIST DOTDRiVE Interface tool allows the DALiM TWiST server to control final RIP output parameters directly from within the TWiST Workflow Manager. This includes settings such as all RIP interpretation (e.g. knockout/overprint settings) and screening output. DALiM TWiST users can also set these parameters remotely from a standard web browser via the TWiST WEBLiNK module. If preferred, RIP variables can be input into the DALiM TWiST workflow PPD, allowing optional RIP control via the Macintosh desktop when users 'Print' files to the workflow. RIP and screening settings can be set dynamically by the software from production database entries, a unique feature of the DALiM TWiST workflow.
By using the TWIST DOTDRiVE Interface, all output files can be sent directly into one RIP queue, rather than requiring the RIP operator to create specific RIP queues for each different set of output parameters.
"Dalim Software views print production workflow beyond just our automated production solutions. It encompasses ancillary systems, such as RIPs and ERP software," comments Stéphane Georges, Software Product Manager "While we are in the forefront of JDF development, we also understand that until it is adopted industry-wide, we still have an obligation to our customers to create a production environment as close to a manufacturing process as possible, with communications that make it as cost-effective as possible."
The TWiST DOTDRiVE interface tool supports Red Hat Linux-based RIPs as available from Xitron(r) Inc. utilizing the Global Graphics(r)Harlequin(r) RIP interpreter and screening engine. The Linux version of the Xitron RIP will be available exclusively through Authorized Dalim Software Resellers (ADRs).
Dalim Software will release the new tool during the fourth quarter of 2004.
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