Raster Blaster 4.0 Set to Debut at Drupa
Xitron announces intelligent TIFF Catcher for Computer-to-Plate systems
"Raster Blaster 4.0 is a high-technology bridge between workflows like FujiFilm XMF, Kodak Prinergy, Agfa Apogee, or FFEI RealPro, and the various CTP devices printing companies choose for production,"
More than a simple conduit supplying raster data to the CTP unit, Raster Blaster 4.0 combines complete archiving and job searching with plate usage reporting, production and waste analytics, automated re-plate sequencing, image prioritization, and remote operator control. A standard browser interface supplies real-time data to all operators on the network and enables control through mobile devices as well.
"Truly unique is the fact that, in most cases, a host PC is no longer required," added Piestrak. "All the functionality is built into the Xitron interface, colloquially known as the 'Blue Box.' As long as there is a network connection, the system maintains maximum functionality and accessibility throughout the shop."
Raster Blaster 4.0 can be seen on the Xitron stand at Drupa (Hall 15/C54-4) May 31, through June 10th in Dusseldorf, Germany. There are nearly 4,000 existing Raster Blaster users and special programs have been put in place for those looking to upgrade.
Xitron develops advanced workflow systems and interfaces to drive the prepress industry's most popular new, and legacy output devices, prolonging our customers' investments. In addition, Xitron's pressroom workflow solutions extend the functionality of press consoles from a number of industry-leading press manufacturers. Xitron's Navigator RIP, Raster Blaster TIFF Catcher, and Sierra Workflow solutions are recognized as prepress standards. Built around the Harlequin RIP core technology from Global Graphics and the Adobe PDF Print Engine from Adobe Systems, Xitron engineers continue to develop solutions for the graphic arts market, driving hundreds of different models of imagesetters, proofers, platesetters, inkjet printers, and digital presses. With shipments of more than 30,000 RIPs, Xitron is the largest independent provider in the market. For more information about Xitron, visit us at www.xitron.com.
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