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Agfa Announces Expanded Version of :ApogeeX

Press release from the issuing company

GRAPH EXPO (Booth #4041), Chicago, Illinois – September 28, 2003 – Agfa today announced the release of the newest version of :ApogeeX, bringing new functionality to the company's popular PDF- and JDF-based workflow and taking it to the next level. Live demonstrations will be taking place at Agfa's booth (#4041) during Graph Expo. :ApogeeX, a fully scalable solution that can meet the most demanding production scenarios, is expected to be available in January 2004. Many new user-friendly features have been added, including: Increased JDF functionality extending automation up to content creators and facilitating the distribute and print model Load balancing to fully and dynamically scale a system, meeting peak load criteria of demanding production environments Fault Tolerance to insure maximum up-time and protect customer investment Increased direct driver support for non-Agfa recording engines ":ApogeeX remains true to its original goal which is to be simple to use and administer regardless of the scale of the system. As the creators of the first PDF- and JDF-enabled workflow, Agfa believes that open scalability is critical to the design of :ApogeeX, making each part of The Graphic Enterprise more productive," said Lesley Hepditch, marketing manager, workflow, North America. :ApogeeX also brings with it many new options, including :WebApproval and :ApogeeX Proofing. :ApogeeX Create builds on the popular :Apogee Create to provide designers and document creators an efficient way to make Certified PDF files. :ApogeeX Create assures design integrity throughout the production process. Current :ApogeeX users will be able to upgrade for free to the new :ApogeeX.