Dalim Software Presents New Tools at pre-Drupa Conference
KEHL, GERMANY—January 15, 2008—Dalim Software unveiled several new products to complement its entire portfolio of progressive workflow solutions for the graphic arts industry during a pre-Drupa conference, January 15, 2008 at Düsseldorf, Germany. The company will display its entire portfolio of production automation software at Hall 9, Stand 9C44 and at the Drupa Innovation Parc, Hall 7 during Drupa, 2008 held from May 29-June 11 In Düsseldorf, Germany.
Dalim Software JDF Connectivity Package put to use
Dalim Software has been one of the major drivers of JDF connectivity in the industry, with leading roles in the CIP4 Committee. The company is using its new DALiM TWiST JDF Connectivity Package to connect to and drive applications like Alwan CMYK Optimizer directly from the workflow.
The JDF Connectivity Package in DALiM TWiST is able to send files automatically from the workflow to, for example, the Alwan CMYK Optimizer ink management software solution, allows the files to be processed in the application, and returns the files to the DALiM TWiST workflow. As it does so, it can drive the settings of the ink optimization solution directly from the workflow via the JDF communication standards. By allowing the workflow to provide the setting (for example, maximum ink values for newspapers), neither a dedicated hotfolder nor queue is required. Thus, if a company is operating a database-driven DALiM TWiST workflow, the system can remain fully automated. “Basically, the application becomes a DALiM TWiST tool,” describes Bertin Sorgenfrey, Dalim Software head of international marketing. “There is a certain amount of handshake information exchanged, the workflow sends the file, the application processes it, and the file returns to the workflow when the task is done.”
Updated version of DALiM MiSTRAL 3.0 features ‘Publishers Production Flatplan’
At Drupa 2008, Dalim Software will introduce version 3.0 of DALiM MiSTRAL, its popular production automation and project management/job tracking system. The highlight of the new version will be Publisher’s Production Flatplan, specially catered to non-technical users for faster approval of pages. While other page applications show flatplans of designed work, MiSTRAL 3.0 shows true PDF images of complete pages that have been produced through a production workflow. The attractive, new, easy-to-use interface speeds up the process for these users, with more helpful information. Other new DALiM MiSTRAL 3.0 features will be revealed at Drupa.