ICS Introducing Spectrally-Based Proofing with New Remote Director
NEW YORK—May 21, 2008—Integrated Color Solutions (ICS) today announces a new version of its Remote Director proofing system that the company expects will bring dramatically positive changes throughout the graphic arts industry. By moving Remote Director’s color computing to processors so powerful they are used for advanced scientific and sophisticated 3D and gaming applications, ICS engineering teams were able to move to a spectrally-based color system* and also add numerous, previously unavailable, functions to the graphic arts workflow.
This newest version of Remote Director will be a featured solution at drupa 2008, being held in Dusseldorf, Germany, May 29-June 11, at ICS exhibit Hall 4, Booth F47.
Remote Director, already known for real-time monitor synchronization, verification and collaboration; and cross-platform integration with any graphic arts workflow; now offers an improved toolset based on worldwide customer needs and requests. One of several important new functions is spectral spot color definition and blending, offering the most accurate color representation whether a color is a solid tint or blended accent to a CMYK image.
“We had many color accuracy hurdles addressed already, but we were hitting a wall in processing power when it came to applying these advancements within Remote Director while at the same time retaining the same level interface performance,” explains Bob Burnett, Remote Director Product Manager. “And then around four years ago, as graphic card processors began making significant leaps in response to the gaming industry, we started looking at utilizing these powerful GPU processors for our spectral color processing.” The result is the core technology now powering Remote Director in this new version.
As the acceptance of monitor proofing has continued to grow; printers, prepress specialists, publishers, agencies and brand owners worldwide have chosen and installed Remote Director as their monitor proofing solution of choice. Remote Director offers so much time-saving and file integrity assurances - including cross platform and cross monitor color accuracy to any color standard, including SWOP, GRACoL and Fogra, as well as real-time collaboration - that increasing numbers of workflow system suppliers and their customers are moving away from, or completely eliminating, hard copy proofs and the courier services that carried them.