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One Vision, a German software provider, announced its arrival in the United States by showing products for checking, correcting and editing PDF, PostScript and EPS files on a Windows NT system. One Vision-DigiScript and One Vision-DigiServer adapt digital job files and unify their components to specific production requirements regardless of the software or platform used to create them. One Vision also formed an alliance with Océ, which will market One Vision's products through its dedicated digital printing and publishing marketing organization.
Silicon Graphics announced the immediate availability of technology to enable fast PostScript to PDF generation on the IRIX platform, including SGI's O2 and OCTANE workstations and Origin servers.
Splash launched the Splash DocuPress Series, which includes the Splash DocuPress Ultra v.2.3 and Splash DocuPress v.2.3, which support the Xerox midrange digital color printers. And UMAX Technologies announced the latest additions to its Astra scanner line, the Astra 1220 series of scanners.
Agfa Launches Product and Educational Initiatives.
Agfa formally launched Agfa Direct, a direct source for many Agfa software and desktop products, to the professional graphic design, desktop publishing, and home and office markets.
Agfa also introduced its Digital Roadmaps program, which includes a seminar series and booklets that focus on specific technologies, such as CTP, PDF workflow and digital printing. As part of Digital Roadmaps, MAN Roland has partnered with Agfa to offer seminars worldwide to assist commercial printers with high-tech innovations. Agfa also released its new
IntelliPrep off-line RIP station for the Chromapress digital color printing system, and announced completion of its acquisition of the DuPont Graphic Films and Offset Printing Plates business units. Also, the Antares family of CTP solutions, a line of three platesetters, was unveiled.