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Xitron Begins Shipments of USB/SCSI Interface
Replaces obsolete SCSI cards in Trendsetter CTP installations
Xitron's breakthrough development of the USB-SCSI interface grants new life to hundreds of computer-to-
This unique Xitron replacement interface (Patent Pending) allows Trendsetter owners to move their systems off of PCs running un-safe operating systems like Windows XP, Windows 2000, and Windows 2003 Server, giving them secure, continued use of their expensive computer-to-
The USB-SCSI interface is expected to save hundreds of thousands of dollars among Trendsetter users whose systems are at risk of failure. "Buying a new platesetter can cost a printer a minimum of $50,000," said Karen Crews, President of Xitron. "We recognized that replacing a serviceable Trendsetter just because the SCSI card failed or couldn't be supported was a serious concern for Trendsetter owners. Because of this development, they now have an economical alternative."
Xitron engineers are now working on other SCSI-based systems such as Agfa's popular Palladio and Fuji's Vx series of platesetters. Announcements confirming support for these systems are expected in the coming weeks. "What's important for people to know and understand,"
Xitron has an installed base of over 30,000 Navigator RIPs and workflows and nearly 5,000 Raster Blaster TIFF Catchers worldwide. Driving CTP devices from Agfa, ECRM, Creo, Kodak, Presstek, Heidelberg, Fuji, and Screen, they provide prepress independence® to customers who want to maximize their investments by extending the life of their prepress systems. More information is available at www.xitron.com, including a downloadable white paper describing the technology.
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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