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Mac-Intel Harlequin-based Fusion RIP Version 7.2 Released

Press release from the issuing company

February 23, 2007. Portland, OR -- Fusion Systems International today announced that it has released version 7.2 of the Fusion RIP for Mac OS X. This latest version of the RIP supports Apple's Mac-Intel hardware as well as PowerPC hardware. This latest version of the Fusion RIP builds on a range of features originally introduced with the 7.0 RIP, such as an advanced in-RIP font emulation capability for time-critical applications, full support for PDF/X-1a:2003 and PDF/X-3:2003 and the JDF 1.2 specification. Native support for Apple's Mac-Intel hardware and the latest versions of the OS X operating system is a key enhancement of the Version 7.2 release. Being Universal Binary compliant the new release can run on both the older Apple PowerPC hardware as well as all of the newest Apple hardware. Version 7.2 Fusion RIPs on Mac-Intel architecture also provide dramatic performance gains of more than twice the speed of earlier Mac PowerPC configurations. Now it is possible for anyone to use the new feature-rich release of the Fusion RIP for OS X on PowerPC based hardware or on the newer Mac-Intel hardware. Features common to both the OS X and Linux RIPs (due to be released in the next few days) include native compatibility with PDF 1.6 for greater direct processing of PDF files. The Fusion RIPs maintain the ability to process PDF files natively without the need to first convert to PostScript®, which ensures fast and accurate rendering. Fusion RIPs are also JDF Certified supporting JDF enablers which allow for reference file format support of 1-bit TIFF-based workflows. With a growing trend among Computer-to-Plate manufacturers to accept 1-bit TIFF separation files from any source, such as the Fusion RIP, this latest enhancement provides extended communications support for open solutions configurations.