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Enfocus expands Switch 09 automation family

Nov 29, 2010 12:00 AM

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Gent, Belgium-based Enfocus introduces Switch 09 Update 2, an upgrade of its Switch automation software suite. This release includes a new tool for routing Enfocus Certified PDF files depending on their preflight status. The Switch Update also adds compatibility with the newest features in PitStop Server 10, which was released in October.

PitStop Server 10 users can now create Switch workflows to not only preflight files, but to also automate transparency flattening, with or without preflighting. Switch 09 Update 2 also adds four completely new configurators for solutions from Dynagram, Elpical, ColorLogic and Axaio, as well as updates for existing configurators.

Configurators directly control and automate third-party applications that integrate with FullSwitch and PowerSwitch. Enfocus has a growing network of partnerships with leading software vendors. Enfocus also established the Enfocus Crossroads community of partners, users and integrators, who cooperate to enhance and extend the use of Switch and its configurators.

Four new configurators include one from Dynagram, which is new to the Enfocus Crossroads community, while the other three are additional configurators from existing partners Elpical, ColorLogic and Axaio.

Enfocus also adds a tool that can route Enfocus Certified PDF files according to preflight state (error, success, warning and sign-off). This is available for all Switch users (including LightSwitch), without the need to install third-party software.

Certified PDF files coming from Enfocus PitStop Pro, PitStop Server and Instant PDF can be sorted automatically, but Switch users will get the most out of this tool when processing files coming from Enfocus PitStop Connect, an application launched earlier in 2010. PitStop Connect allows printers and publishers to 'connect' with their customers, supplying them with a Connector, a droplet used by a creative to preflight and deliver their PDFs according to required production specifications.

PitStop Connect seamlessly integrates with Enfocus Switch. Once files are delivered to Switch through one of the Connectors made in PitStop Connect, they can be sorted depending on the result of the preflight process performed in the Connector.

Switch 09 Update 2 is available now. Existing users of LightSwitch 09, FullSwitch 09 and PowerSwitch 09 can upgrade by downloading a free update from the Enfocus website. Users of earlier versions should contact their local dealers for upgrade offers.