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ICS releases landmark new version of Remote Director

Press release from the issuing company

Carlsbad, CA - Integrated Color Solutions (ICS), the leader in monitor proofing solutions, announces the release of Remote Director 4.0. This new version introduces a completely redesigned, intuitive Web browser interface.

Remote Director 4.0 was designed based on feedback received from current ICS customers and product steering committees, who felt that an easy-to-use, zero-install solution  both internally and at remote client locations would be most effective for enabling soft proofing for everyone involved in the creative process.

One of the key benefits of the new browser interface is that Remote Director proofs can now be shared immediately with anyone with an email address and an Internet connection. There is no client application to install, just a simple browser plug-in for viewing and calibrating that is automatically downloaded and installed on first use. This makes Remote Director proofing available to corporate users and others in more controlled IT environments.

"We're very excited to showcase the extensive work we've done with this new technology," says Dan Caldwell, president of ICS. "The 4.0 user interface combines our new workflow technologies with our existing patented cross platform color capabilities in a zero-install, sexy interface that can be accessed from any browser."

Collaboration and color accuracy inside your web browser

Remote Director 4.0 is fully compatible with all common browsers on both Mac and Windows platforms, and makes it possible to obtain color accuracy without ever leaving the browser. Improved annotation and markup tools have a chat feature and all proofs can be shared with anyone, anywhere using just their email address. Email notifications are now also automated for specific project events.

The proof-viewing window places all tools at your fingertips

Remote Director 4.0 has a clean image-viewing window with easy access to all proofing tools, including thumbnail proof navigation, zoom, calibration, measurements, gamut and total ink coverage warnings, annotations, markups and the ability to approve or reject.

Complex workflows supported with full set of project, proof management tools To simplify project management, Remote Director includes sortable project lists and filters that make comprehensive status reporting possible. User roles fully control who has sign-off authority to approve or reject proofs, and what tools and other options are available for individual users.

Comparing versions of a proof becomes simple with the tools labeled ŒShow Similarities, ŒShow Differences and ŒFlash Differences that are fully integrated into the proof-viewing window.

Your choice of content or color proofing

New in Remote Director 4.0 is the choice between a content proofing server (with Remote Director Enterprise - Content) or a fully color accurate proofing server (with Remote Director Enterprise - Color).

The content proofing server offers customers a lower-priced entry point where they can start with collaboration around content proofing. Color accuracy for specific users or all users can easily be added later.

Installation and integration

Thanks to the simple browser plug-in for viewing and calibrating, Remote Director 4.0 is painless to use in large corporate networks. The onsite local server enables fast project uploads and proof viewing.

Remote Director 4.0 can also be easily integrated into a larger proofing or production workflow systems using its SDK to add comprehensive, color-accurate monitor proofing capabilities at the click of a button from the workflow tools already in use by the proof provider.


ICS Remote Director is available beginning March 28, 2011 and comes in two versions:
- Remote Director Enterprise  Color
- Remote Director Enterprise  Content


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