Xitron Signs Metrix OEM Agreement with LithoTechnics
Press release from the issuing company
September 9, 2007 - Phoenix, Arizona - LithoTechnics Inc, developer of Metrix, award-winning workflow integration & automation software, announced today the signing of an OEM distribution agreement with Xitron, the largest independent provider of RIPs to the print industry, and a leading supplier of RIP management software and workflow solutions.
Under the agreement, Xitron will sell and support the entire Metrix product line, on the Macintosh and Windows platforms, to complement its workflow offerings for the commercial print and short-run digital print markets.
"Our customers are always on the lookout for cost-effective workflow add-ons that enhance automation, eliminate waste, and reduce costly errors," remarked R. Patrick French, Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Xitron. "Metrix is clearly a solution that is not only affordable, but one that adds tremendous value to Xitron's workflow and RIP offerings," continued French. "We were very impressed with the efficiency gains we were able to achieve with an integrated Metrix/Xitron configuration, and very pleased to add Metrix to our portfolio of JDF-enabled products."
Rohan Holt, President of LithoTechnics, said: "We are delighted to be working with Xitron, a company well-known for its innovation, responsiveness to customer needs, and clever solutions." Holt continued, "We share a similar approach to the challenges facing the printing industry, and a common goal: contributing to the modernization of print production by streamlining processes, eliminating wasteful and error-prone manual tasks, and optimizing resources."
The Metrix family, for Macintosh and Windows, includes Mini Metrix, for the smaller print shop, in 21" and 30" versions, with imposed PDF output. Metrix Commercial, for the general commercial printer, accommodates sheet sizes of up to 144" and outputs imposed PDF, JDF/PDF, or Preps templates, along with export of CIP3 and JDF cutting and folding data. Metrix Ganging, for gang run printers, automatically imposes up to 160 products per sheet, and Metrix Max, the top of the range, includes the complete functionality of all editions. Metrix Commercial, Ganging, and Max are also available with multiple user site licenses, and the whole Metrix family is available in English, German, and Spanish.
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