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Heidelberg to Demonstrate Prinect Interface with EFI Monarch and Pace Systems

September 2, 2009

KENNESAW, GA—09/02/2009—Print shops that utilize Heidelberg’s Prinect Pressroom Manager to control production and manage production data now have the ability to connect with the Pace and Monarch print production and management solutions from EFI. Heidelberg will demonstrate the interface on its stand (1200) at PRINT 09 next month.

The PRINT 09 demonstration will show bidirectional JDF/JMF presets and job costing information between Heidelberg Prepress Manager and Pressroom Manager and the EFI Monarch and EFI Pace systems. Attendees will see how a JDF input from an EFI system can automatically create a Prinect Production job, assign a workflow plan to that job, and fill the job with rich job administrative and production data useful for the Integrated and seamless Prepress, Press and Postpress production system. Then, as production starts, JMF provides production status milestones to EFI Monarch and EFI Pace, and collects job costing data at job completion.

Coordinated Data Exchange Streamlines Production
The better the coordination of a company's interfaces, the more efficiently it operates. Prinect is a powerful, open system, facilitating the coordinated data exchange using a standardized JDF/JMF interface to industry software systems (MIS) or a CIP4/PPF interface to various prepress workflow systems. Prinect Pressroom Manager is the central management system for the pressroom, making it possible to react rapidly, directly and flexibly to changing requirements. Prinect Pressroom Manager communicates information intelligently so that print jobs are automatically available at the right press at the right time, substantially increasing productivity. Thanks to the efficient use of preset data, makeready times and waste at the press are significantly reduced.

“We continue to experience a growing demand from our customers for the kind of seamless JDF integration that will give them the ability to see if jobs have been profitable or not,” said Ray Cassino, Director of CtP and Prinect Products for Heidelberg USA. “Prinect Pressroom Manager is the best way to gather live, accurate production data from the presses that can be fed into all JDF-certified MIS systems. The combination of EFI’s new workflow products with the availability of Heidelberg Pressroom Manager makes for an ideal solution.”

“EFI and Heidelberg have been working together closely to further refine the integration of our Monarch and Pace systems with Heidelberg Prinect, and are pleased to announce the availability of the interface to both EFI and Heidelberg  customers, concurrent with PRINT 09,” said Marc Olin, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Advanced Professional Print Software, EFI. “We encourage customers to visit the Heidelberg booth to view a demonstration and see for themselves how this collaboration delivers enhanced workflow efficiency and a decisive competitive advantage.”

 

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