File Transfers--Year of the Internet?
* Printers will need suppliers that have strong industry knowledge coupled with complete, turn-key solutions. A printing operation's Internet system will need to interact with its production workflow, digital courier requirements, asset management server solutions and core Internet requirements such as e-mail, browsing, and FTP and Website hosting servers.
Tracking the Vio Velocity. . .
Vio's Miranda Tivey on Building the Internet Model
Vio Worldwide, a joint venture company of British Telecom and Scitex, offers a new approach to graphic arts networking that is based on the best connectivity model around: the Internet.
Miranda Tivey, worldwide marketing director for Vio, tells Printing Impressions the Vio tale—the story of a centrally managed network server model to which all users have rapid and secure access, and how the Internet fits into the big picture.
"Launched last October, the Vio service builds on the Internet's standard TCP-IP communications protocols, familiar 'net browser interface, central server model, store-and-retrieve approach to file transfer and 'connected community' concept.
"Vio improves on the concepts by providing a digital production network for the world's graphic arts community that offers a high level of data security and sophisticated, yet practical, software tools to enhance workflow productivity. The Vio service embraces the best the Internet has to offer in flexibility, ease of use and innovation, and adds high-speed connectivity, file security and network management so that users can collaborate efficiently."
How does Vio operate?
"It is the Unique Central Server Concept to transfer huge quantities of data quickly. Vio offers a range of access speeds to suit the needs of different workflows. Vio also offers a choice of access methods—a dedicated, managed connection provided by Vio (the Vio Digital Graphics Network, or DGN) and also ISDN dial-up. With ISDN access, customers are never more than a local call away from Vio—ensuring compatibility on an international scale."