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Dalim To Launch JDF-Enabled Workflow, Soft Proofing & Management Systems At Drupa

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Kehl, Germany – Continuing its high level of innovation in developing automated workflow production software tools for the print, publishing and packaging industries, Dalim Software will launch the latest version of its DALiM TWiST intelligent automated workflow software at DRUPA 2004 on booth B62 in Hall 9. DALiM TWiST v5.0 is the single biggest upgrade ever made to the product that pioneered automated prepress workflow software and introduces a completely new server architecture providing even higher levels of performance and resilience. Dalim Software is at the forefront of JDF development and has been shipping JDF-enabled products since 2002. In addition to the latest DALiM TWiST the company will also launch the new versions of its other JDF-enabled, automated workflow management, softproofing and production management solutions at the show on its booth and in the CIP4 JDF Parc (Hall 4/Stand A33). Key features of the new systems include: • DALiM TWiST - version 5 launch – This powerful intelligent automated workflow software is based on modular tools that can rapidly be configured into an almost infinite variety of automatic processing paths. Making its world-wide debut at DRUPA the JDF-enabled Version 5 of DALiM TWiST is a total ‘ground-up’ rebuild, offering maximum resiliency, built-in system failover, advanced load balancing, native PDF 1.4 and PDF 1.5 file support, a totally new and easy to use graphical user interface, PDF/X-1a:2003; PDF/X-3: 2003, Pass4Press(v4) and PDF/X Plus file output and introduces a raft of innovative new preflight and color separation mapping tools to the industry. • DALiM DiALOGUE - version 3 launch - The only such system available under the Macintosh OS X operating system, this stand-alone application enables remote and collaborative viewing and soft proofing of high-resolution files (such as PDF, PDF/X, PostScript, CT/LW, TIFF, etc.) via the Internet. Utilizing unique data-streaming technology to standard web-browsers, users view high-resolution files in real time without the need for client software. Customers zoom, navigate, place virtual notes, take densitometer readings, and can ‘chat’ in real time. • DALiM PRiNTEMPO - version 2 launch - browser-based JDF-enabled print production system that can be used by a printer using any common web browser, on any client platform, to monitor the status of the production of pages and trigger actions such as the generation of plates or proofs. This system can also automate production of imposed pages via JDF, which gives sheet and web-offset printers an extremely powerful tool to manage their businesses more efficiently and more profitably. Independent of file format and output device, DALiM PRiNTEMPO allows users to choose ‘best of breed’ products assured of legacy systems compatibility. • DALiM MiSTRAL: Web-based production management system that is both the common electronic submission interface for production assembly and the interface for subsequent production tracking, administration, correction, approval and printing. The system allows all parties involved in the development of “publishable material” to have a single, common electronic interface to obtain information on the development of the project in real time and from any remote location. JDF compliance is a central component to DALiM MiSTRAL, allowing tasks such as advanced job ticketing, imposition, and preflighting. “At DRUPA we reinforce our dedication to the publishing, premedia & printing industry by presenting probably the most advanced and versatile production workflow and tool set,” says Dr. Carol Werlé, CEO Dalim Software. “This new generation technology allows our clients to adapt dynamically to their continuously evolving markets while maximizing browser-based accessibility. DALiM PRiNTEMPO was designed specifically to increase the digital production expertise of offset printers, while DALiM MiSTRAL extends the cost savings provided by DALiM PRiNTEMPO at the prepress/plate making level by adding a broad range of customer management and development features. Consequently, many Dalim Software users today support global companies with an increasing range of business opportunities. Both these products are powered by DALiM TWiST version 5 - a major step forward and setting new boundaries in production performance and ease of use, backed up by a high level of operational security. Our product range enables companies to choose technologies that are scalable, open, and browser-based so that they provide their customers with the highest level of interaction and efficiency to improve all round service and efficiency.”