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Xitron Announces RIP Upgrade for Heidelberg DI Press Users

Press release from the issuing company

Ann Arbor, Michigan – November 12, 2008 – Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions, today announced the availability of an upgrade for Heidelberg Harlequin RIPs used in conjunction with the Heidelberg DI press to the Navigator GPS workflow.

Navigator GPS 8 provides users with:

- Updated Harlequin core RIP technology
- Support for PDF 1.7
- Support for XPS 1.0
- Integrated workflow from client workstations
- Extensive job management functionality
- Enhanced job viewer for soft proofing at prepress operator workstation
- Optional PDF Tools for creating and preflighting PDFs including latest Enfocus PitStop library

Navigator RIP Manager is integrated with Navigator GPS 8 which incorporates Harlequin core RIP technology from Global Graphics Software. Navigator GPS 8 includes native support for PDF1.7 and XPS v1.0. In addition, a PDF soft-proofing plug-in option creates a raster PDF of jobs for final client approval.

RIP Manager includes extensive job management, soft proofing and RIP feedback at prepress operator workstations, along with the ability to enable/disable RIP from the workstations, and expanded search options making it easier to locate jobs within the workflow. In addition, the PDF Tools option now incorporates the latest Enfocus PitStop library within the preflighting module.

“Xitron is committed to helping printers make the most of their current equipment investment and especially proud when we bring products to market that offer an economic advantage to printers,” stated Mark Eisenschenk, Xitron's President and Chief Executive Officer. “Navigator GPS provides a significant boost in productivity through automation and ease-of-use which translates to increased profitability in print shops using the DI press.”

The upgrade is offered through Xitron’s extensive network of dealers and distributors worldwide with prices beginning under $10,000.

Xitron products are available through a network of OEMs, distributors, dealers, and system integrators worldwide. Xitron RIPs and workflow solutions drive more than 250 different output devices ranging from black and white and color proofers to film imagesetters and the latest in CTP and direct-to-press systems. With shipments of more than 16,000 RIPs, Xitron is the largest independent provider of RIPs in the market. For more information about Xitron products, visit Xitron on the web at www.xitron.com.