KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal System Version 5.0 Adds Features to Improve Efficiency Throughout the Prepress Process
ROCHESTER, NY—July 13—Version 5.0 of the KODAK INSITE Prepress Portal System offers a series of new features to enhance collaboration and productivity among prepress operators, print buyers, and service representatives.
“As a secure Web portal in a print provider’s workflow, the INSITE Prepress Portal System enables faster turnaround time by allowing users to submit content and have it proofed for final approval online,” said Pat Lord, Product Manager, KODAK Portal Products. “This latest version adds a number of functions that make the process even more efficient and effective.”
The user interface in Version 5.0 provides a new look, designed for performance, flexibility and ease of use, and includes a powerful new version of the KODAK Smart Review Proofing Client.
Print providers can use the Themes feature to increase brand recognition for their companies and each customer by customizing individual elements of the INSITE Prepress Portal System’s user interface, such as the header, colors and contact information. A more personalized experience can be created for users to see the logo, terminology and other brand attributes of their companies when logging on to their INSITE Prepress Portal System site.
A new Smart Review feature allows pages in a job to be easily verified for confirmation and review of required changes. The Compare function enables two pages to be viewed side by side, along with a third image that shows all of the differences between the two. Differences can be displayed in a variety of ways, including the ability to zoom in on a page to see particular areas in greater detail.
User roles make it easy to manage how users interact with the system. Roles define a collection of user rights and access permissions that determine what options can be seen in the user interface, the actions that can be formed and what jobs and pages can be accessed. User roles provide a flexible tool to define how different types of customers and users participate in the review, approval and production workflow.
INSITE Prepress Portal System Version 5.0 gives users control over the information they see about job activity through event based e-mail notifications. For example, a user may only need to know about upload activity for a particular job. By subscribing to just that event, users don’t receive notifications for any other events, which helps reduce the quantity of e-mail in a user’s inbox.
Other features in INSITE Prepress Portal System Version 5.0 include the ability to group pages and preview new pages. Enhanced Search features provide various options for finding all work in progress, reducing the time it takes to locate jobs.
“The robust set of new features included in the INSITE Prepress Portal System Version 5.0 extend the solution’s core benefits of completing jobs faster at lower costs and helping to strengthen relationships between all of the stakeholders in the prepress process,” said Lord.
KODAK products are backed by KODAK Service and Support. KODAK Service and Support is made up of more than 3,000 professionals reaching more than 120 countries. It is a leading multi-vendor integrated services provider, delivering consulting, installation, maintenance and support services for the commercial printing, graphic communications, document imaging and data storage industries. KODAK Service and Support professionals are uniquely qualified to provide services that control costs, maximize productivity, and minimize business risk.
About Eastman Kodak Company
Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator. With sales of $10.7 billion in 2006, the company is committed to a digitally oriented growth strategy focused on helping people better use meaningful images and information in their life and work. Consumers use Kodak’s system of digital and traditional products and services to take, print and share their pictures anytime, anywhere; Businesses effectively communicate with customers worldwide using KODAK solutions for prepress, conventional and digital printing and document imaging; and Creative Professionals rely on KODAK technology to uniquely tell their story through moving or still images.
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