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Enfocus Switch Named 2011 InterTech Technology Award Recipient

Press release from the issuing company

Judges say Switch automation platform is "powerful;" will have "huge impact" in "transforming businesses"

Gent, Belgium – Enfocus Switch, the uniquely modular, customizable, and easily integrated automation platform generating excitement among publishing and production professionals all over the world, was this week recognized by Printing Industries of America with a prestigious 2011 InterTech Technology Award.

"Enfocus Switch is exemplary of next-generation technology; where highly advanced, functional components will work together -- reliably and efficiently, in any number of ways -- as determined by the people using them," says Dr. Mark Bohan, Vice President, Research and Technology for Printing Industries of America, and co-chair of the InterTech Award committee.  

Fabian Prudhomme, Vice President of Enfocus, says, "This is a very special year as our parent, EskoArtwork, is another one of the eight recipients being presented with the InterTech Technology Award, in that case for Studio Toolkit for Shrink Sleeves. We're proud to say that we, together, make up a quarter of those honored with the Award this year."

The InterTech Technology Award judges cited a number of Enfocus Switch attributes as standout features; including increased security, vendor neutrality, and especially, cost and time savings. Comments from the judges, according to Bohan, are that "a product like Switch makes sense for virtually everyone", and that it can have "huge impact in transforming businesses."

The judges are also impressed with the company's well-written code sets. "It's evident that Enfocus is utilizing best practice software development given the company's ability to integrate all types of third party solutions," they remarked.

Prudhomme says, in response: "The judges' recognition of our team's coding abilities comes at a perfect time, as we are in the midst of taking our programming to the next level by utilizing a new form of agile development." Prudhomme says the new methodology will make Enfocus even more responsive, more quickly, with up-to-date functionality.

"As robust as Switch is today, it is but a hint of what's to come. We have big plans, and we are all thankful that we have such a perfect platform upon which we can build," Prudhomme says.

"We thank our customers and the InterTech committee for recognizing this work. We are quite proud to be honored this way," Prudhomme says.

Customers Who Nominated Enfocus Switch Said:
"As a commercial printer with a multitude of departments and equipment relying on files from Prepress, being able to control file movement is key. Thanks to Enfocus Switch, it's finally achievable using one software solution throughout our entire production environment."
- U.S. Customer Testimonial #1

"Enfocus Switch is quickly becoming the tool of choice when it comes to workflow automation and focusing on reducing the amount of human interaction with repetitive work. We have embraced this technology and have begun to implement it into several workflows in as many locations."
- U.S. Customer Testimonial #2

"We have a long history working with Enfocus. We already work with Enfocus PitStop Server, so Enfocus explained the benefits of working with Switch. The integration with PitStop Server, as well as Acrobat and InDesign, was important to us. We are very pleased with our integration of Enfocus Switch into our workflow here. Jobs that before were done manually, or repetitive tasks that could not be automated in our previous workflow - such as creating low-resolution PDF files, and then sending them to the customer or converting postscript files to PDFs - are now done fully automated."
- European Customer Testimonial

A closer look at the award-winning Switch technology
Enfocus Switch offers the simplest yet most robust automation backbone for organizations. Available as LightSwitch, FullSwitch, and PowerSwitch, Switch is a modular, open automation platform that gives printers, publishers, ad agencies, and those interested in higher overall efficiency across departments; the tools to accomplish repetitive tasks associated with receiving, sorting, and processing files automatically, thereby eliminating those tasks from the user's scope of responsibility.

Switch enables companies to automate the tasks that don't have added value, and that are repetitive. Automating those tedious tasks allows for more standardized processes, which, in turn, reduces errors, saving time and money. In addition, by giving employees the option to automate those tasks; time is made available for activities that create added value for a company – such as customer service, creative tasks, new marketing and sales opportunities, or simply concentrating on core business services.

New whitepaper further highlights Switch, automation benefits
Enfocus just released a new automation whitepaper entitled The Truth About Automation, which aims to dispel automation myths and further explain the ease of third party collaboration and adoption of Enfocus Switch technology. To download the whitepaper, click here. http://www.helenesmith.com/enfocus-dispels-automation-myths-in-new-whitepaper-the-truth-about-automation/#cforms_captcha2


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