DALiM DiALOGUE on Macintosh OS X debuts to printers at Graph Expo
Press release from the issuing company
Chicago, IL, USA – At Graph Expo, Dalim Software debuts DALiM DiALOGUE, the recent winner of a MacWorld Best of Show Award, running on the Macintosh OS X operating system. DALiM DiALOGUE provides users with an on-line facility to provide remote and collaborative viewing and soft proofing of high-resolution files via the Internet. Because DALiM DiALOGUE has the ability to stream data to the browser, clients can view the file in high resolution to approve single and imposed pages from any location in real time. Users such as printers, publishers, ad agencies and designers, can offer their customers the ability to view, zoom in/out, navigate (via a “Navigator” palette), place annotations (virtual “Post-it” notes), draw to highlight areas, take densitometer readings, check production parameters, (page size, resolution, etc) and, even ‘chat’ in real time. Furthermore, it is possible for participants to validate files online.
No client software is required to view files delivered from DALiM DiALOGUE. Unlike other systems that require the user to either install a web-browser plug-in, or even download and install a complete client application, DALiM DiALOGUE requires no client software whatsoever, and runs under all current operating systems, such as Macintosh OS X, Windows95/98NT/2000/XP, Linux, IRIX, and Solaris. Furthermore, DALiM DiALOGUE’s software licensing doesn’t restrict the number of users. Any version of the software allows unlimited client access to the system (dependent on host hardware and internet bandwidth).
DALiM DiALOGUE is able to display most popular file formats– such as PDF, PDF/X, PostScript, CT/LW, TIFF, TIFF-IT, TIFF-IT/P1 etc., and utilizes the latest Java2 and XML technologies. While previous versions of DiALOGUE have been built for the Linux operating system only, and are typically used in conjunction with DALiM TWiST and DALiM SWiNG workflow solutions, this version of DiALOGUE is also available for the Macintosh OS X operating system, and is specifically intended as a stand-alone product.
Users can always purchase DALiM DiALOGUE, running on the Linux operating system, as part of a complete ‘power’ workflow solution,” notes Gee Ranasinha, Dalim Software director of marketing. “However, there are many Macintosh centric printers and publishers who desire the softproofing and collaborative features of DiALOGUE on a Macintosh OS X operating system. Much attention was paid to ensure that the user experience was made as easy and as user-friendly as possible.”
DALiM DiALOGUE on Macintosh OS X sets a new benchmark for price/performance in professional level online softproofing solution. The base price for the software is up to 40% less costly than competitive solutions. DALiM DiALOGUE is expected to ship on 1st November, 2003.
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