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Elixir Technologies to demonstrate Opus at drupa

Press release from the issuing company

VENTURA, CA – May 12, 2008 – Elixir Technologies Corporation, a leading developer of software for creating and managing high-value documents of all types, today announced their participation at drupaWORLD along with partners Xerox and Print On-Demand Solutions (PODS).

Transpromo Solutions in the Xerox Booth: Print, Web & VIPP Pro
A variety of Elixir applications can be used to produce transpromo documents depending on customer requirements and Elixir’s Opus suite offers tools for both corporate business users as well as developers. Business users anywhere in the organization can access Opus templates using a web interface to modify select areas of the document. The marketing team for example might be allowed access to the document’s promotional messages and graphics but not the areas uses for transactional data presentment. The document templates are created using Elixir’s Opus software – a production-level development application which can apply the most sophisticated levels of conditional logic/business rules to document formatting. The Opus interface for developers provides graphical tools for complex conditional logic leveraging IT resource time to produce sophisticated transpromo applications quickly. Customers interested in producing Xerox’s VIPP Pro output can get a demo of Elixir’s Vitesse application. VIPP Pro is an optimized data stream for Xerox VIPP printers that provides faster output speeds by sending all document elements individually for final formatting at the VIPP printer.

Visit Elixir in the JDF Experience Parc booth
Elixir will be demonstrating integration for Job Definition Format (JDF) support for CREO Color Servers into Elixir’s Opus document development software throughout the week at the JDF Experience Parc booth. Opus, used for rapid development of custom formatted and personalized documents, supports 100% customization on a per-document basis. JDF acts as a bridge between the multiple steps, resources, tools, entities, and people, involved in today’s printing industry– transferring information, obtaining approvals, and delivering final work products. JDF streamlines the process and, thus, enables the exceptional quality and timely delivery of today’s print products.

The Opus and CREO Color Servers operate interactively via web administrative tools to track and manage the production process. The JDF supported in CREO Color Servers complies with the Interoperability Conformance Specifications (ICS) for digital printing level 1. The JDF provided by Opus informs CREO Color Servers re: such job ticket parameters as contact information, number of copies, and media information. In turn, CREO Color Servers pass on JDF information after job completion as per specific requests in the JDF file.
(Creo is a trademark of Eastman Kodak Company).