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Enfocus PitStop Automate Unveiled at Print 05

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CHICAGO (PRINT 05) – September 9, 2005 – In its ongoing effort to make graphic arts workflows as reliable and productive as possible, Enfocus Software previews new Enfocus PitStop Automate here at its Print 05 booth #6760, from September 9 – 15. Built on the powerful Enfocus PitStop Library platform, PitStop Automate extends Enfocus' renowned quality control formula to introduce extensive automation functionality in the production process. Executive Vice-President, Sales & Marketing for Enfocus Software, Patrick Van Dam, says that Enfocus PitStop Automate gives Enfocus and its OEM partners the ability to offer customers an unprecedented level of automation and quality assurance in their production environments. Enfocus-Proven Quality Assurance & Automation Enfocus has developed significant automation-enabling technologies -- PDF preflight, PDF editing, Action Lists, and Certified PDF -- all built to streamline graphic arts creation processes while maintaining absolute quality control. Enfocus PitStop Automate extends the power of these technologies to bring an advanced level of automation in the reach of every company, big and small. “With Enfocus Instant PDF we have successfully established a solution for reliable Certified PDF creation, making it easier for individual document creators to deliver error-free PDF files,” Van Dam says. “Enfocus PitStop Automate serves both those companies wanting to streamline the creation and delivery of larger volumes of Certified PDF files, as well as those on the receiving end; looking to maximize the efficiency advantages of all Enfocus' technologies, but needing them combined with more powerful automation capabilities than we could previously offer.” Enfocus' Hallmark Prepress Features Plus New Output/Production Workflow Functionality Enfocus PitStop Automate, built on Enfocus' PitStop Library, offers the valuable features – including award-winning Certified PDF technology – found in the company's other products. Beyond PDF preflight and editing, Enfocus PitStop Automate permits file sorting and conditional workflows based on file type, size and other file or document properties. It enables splitting multiple page PDFs into many single page PDFs, and electronic file delivery can be achieved through FTP and E-mail. These production-oriented features were made possible by a combination of Enfocus and parent company Artwork Systems' Odystar workflow technology. For an overview of the features and product comparison visit www.enfocus.com/automate. For Printers, Publishers, Ad Agencies, & More As a natural upgrade for PitStop Server and complementary companion to PitStop Professional, Enfocus PitStop Automate allows printers and publishers to go beyond verification of incoming files to actually designing complete workflows using an intuitive graphic user interface. The product will also benefit large document creators dealing with a wide variety of output requirements, such as ad agencies. Pricing, Availability & Training Enfocus PitStop Automate Mac version is scheduled for release by Q1 2006. The Windows version of Enfocus PitStop Automate is scheduled for the first half of 2006. The product and related training will be exclusively available through Enfocus' channel of Certified Resellers. Enfocus PitStop Automate will be priced at $5999 or €4999. Customers who purchase a copy of PitStop Server before October 1, 2005 will be able to upgrade to Enfocus PitStop Automate for $1899 or €1499. Dennis S. Hays, Vice President, Advantage Division of Pitman, says, "Enfocus has proven to be a great partner. The knowledge and experience we have acquired through the Enfocus Certified Partner program has helped us tremendously in integrating Enfocus solutions in our customers' production environments. Enfocus PitStop Automate has great potential for us to extend our product, training and consultancy offering and further streamline our customers' workflows."