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Vio Updates Educational JDF Booklet

Press release from the issuing company

May 5, 2004--Roseland, NJ--Vio Inc., one of the world’s leading suppliers of collaborative digital supply chain software and networking services for the graphic arts industry, announces the availability of its updated JDF educational booklet, Process Automation in Printing & Publishing. Job Definition Format (JDF) is the common foundation and language that is transforming the way in which the graphics industry conducts business. The booklet, written for the layman by James Harvey, the Executive Director of CIP4, illustrates the challenges and benefits that production managers and IT professionals face when implementing JDF-based solutions. The popular booklet is recognized as one of the most frequently downloaded resources from the CIP4 Web site. The latest edition reflects new workflows available with the CIP4 JDF 1.2 specification that allows users to automate the incorporation of new JDF-enabled devices into a JDF environment. Process Automation in Printing & Publishing is ideal for readers who want to gain a greater understanding of the latest advancements in process automation and standards being adopted by more than 220 industry-leading vendors. The booklet outlines realistic, attainable steps that graphics industry professionals can take to improve the flow of business information from sales to production. The latest edition is supported by an increased number of sponsors which now includes: CIP4, Adobe, Agfa, EFI, Markzware, One Vision, Optimus, Screen, Tharstern Ltd and Triple Arc. “Vio is one of the driving forces behind the standardization and adoption of JDF in the marketplace. This educational booklet is key in helping those in the graphic arts industry gain a better understanding of what this technology means for their businesses and partners,” comments Alan Darling, Executive Vice President, Vio Inc. “Given the tremendous success of the booklet’s fist edition, we anticipate the new edition to be in high demand.” “Vio’s JDF booklet is a great educational resource. Second only to the actual JDF specifications, this booklet is one of the most popular downloaded documents on the CIP4 Web site,” comments Jim Harvey, Executive Director of CIP4 and author of the revised JDF booklet. At Drupa 2004, Vio will give out copies of Process Automation in Printing & Publishing at the CIP4 JDF Parc, stand A33, hall 4 and at the Markzware stand A05, hall 4. At these stands, Vio will demonstrate its JDF integrated solutions for ad delivery, remote preflighting, remote printing, end-to-end automated workflow solutions and enhanced networking at less cost. At the Markzware stand, Vio will demonstrate its Vio Ad Delivery solution for the publishing industry, integrating preflighting and automated delivery. Copies of the booklet are also available for download from the Vio Knowledge Bank at http://www.vio.com/whitepapers_index.html or by request from Vio at [email protected]