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Xitron Announces Xenith Workflow Upgrade

Press release from the issuing company

Ann Arbor, Michigan– February 20, 2007 – Xitron, the prepress industry's leading independent developer and integrator of Raster Image Processors, RIP management software and workflow solutions, today announced the release of Xenith 6.1, a software upgrade for Xitron’s premier workflow product line. Xenith 6.1 introduces new features such as two-bit screening for all inkjet proofers with direct drivers in Xenith; the JDF Remote Output option; and hold-before-output CIP4. Other enhancements include improved imposition automation and new GUI controls. “As a company, Xitron encourages user feedback and suggestions during product development,” stated R. Patrick French, Vice President, Sales & Marketing for Xitron. "Xenith 6.1 incorporates some of these ideas, resulting in a truly robust solution for commercial printers.” The JDF Remote Output option in Xenith 6.1 allows users with the JDF Import/Export module to output proofs and final bitmaps at remote locations, offering a flexible, well-distributed workload option when prepress and press are in different locations. Two-bit inkjet proofer screening provides a high-quality proof when sending output to many of the popular inkjet proofing devices supported by Xenith. Among these are some of the most popular devices from Hewlett Packard and Epson. Xenith users with a current Xitron support agreement are eligible to receive a complimentary upgrade to the new version when done in conjunction with a WebEx installation bundle from Xitron - or through a Xitron Xenith certified technician. Other customers may purchase the upgrade for between $750 and $4,000, depending on their current software level. Alternatively, if customers renew a support agreement, they will receive the upgrade at a special price. Xitron products are available through a network of OEMS, Distributors, Dealers, and System Integrators worldwide. Xitron RIPs and workflow solutions drive more than 256 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 14,000 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.