HELIOS ImageServer Creates Previews of Adobe and Quark Documents.Business Editors/High-Tech Writers
GARBSEN, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 15, 2003
HELIOS Software GmbH, a leading provider of network and prepress server software, announced that its ImageServer 2.5 server software now creates preview files of QuarkXPress and Adobe InDesign documents. Utilizing these previews, local and remote users can preview and control InDesign and QuarkXPress documents from creation to final output, without needing access to the applications, documents, fonts, or images.
This new capability is enabled by HELIOS ImageServer Plug-ins for Adobe InDesign 2.0.2 or newer for Windows, Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X, and by ImageServer XTensions for the Windows and Mac OS 9 versions of QuarkXPress 4 and 5.
Support for Adobe and Quark documents underscores the powerful, server-based image transformation, document conversion and repurposing capabilities of HELIOS ImageServer 2.5, which delivers full, automated conversion of image file format, resolution, color space A system for describing color numerically. Also known as a "color model," the most widely used color spaces are RGB for scanners and displays, CMYK for color printing and YUV for video and TV. , and compression for web and print needs. HELIOS ImageServer 2.5 also provides OPI (Open Prepress Interface) An extension to PostScript that provides color separations. It was developed by Aldus Corporation, which was later acquired by Adobe. image replacement, server-based ICC ICC
See: International Chamber of Commerce color management, color separation Separating a picture by colors in order to make negatives and plates for color printing. The four-color process requires four separations: cyan, magenta, yellow and black (CMYK). See OPI and DCS. , and proof printing capabilities.
Key features of this ImageServer update include: -- Auto-creation of document previews during file "Save" -- Preview properties easily set via Preference settings -- Previews are saved as bitmap files at selectable resolutions (144 dpi default) -- Multi-page documents get previews for each page -- Optional ImageServer Script Server "Action Scripts" when preview is saved -- Action Scripts can direct output to specific archive, conversion, print queues or other customized workflows -- Preview conversion supports all major file formats -- TIFF, EPSF, DCS1, DCS2, ICS, Scitex-CT, JPEG, PICT, BMP, PNG, Photoshop native -- Web Server CGI is included to publish directories with InDesign/QuarkXPress document previews
Innovative companies are already using this new feature to enable vastly streamlined document production workflows:
Neckermann, one of the largest mail order catalog companies in Europe, recently produced their Fall catalog, featuring over 70,000 products. The new HELIOS ImageServer document preview capability was used for content verification of its 1400+ pages. "The instant previewing allowed significant time savings" according to Neckermann Versand AG, Mr. Thomas Mockenhaupt, Managing Director of Mockenhaupt, Inc., in charge of customizing the HELIOS ImageServer and integrating it into the company-wide systems architecture.
HELIOS ImageServer document previews and superior image conversion capabilities are also utilized by many Digital Asset Management applications to provide thumbnail and other views of InDesign and QuarkXPress documents on HELIOS servers. Canto can·to
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Visit HELIOS' Web site for a live test drive at: http://www.helios.de/cgi-bin/docpreview.cgi
ImageServer(1) 2.5 is part of HELIOS' 4th generation family of network and prepress server solutions. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF (Portable Document Format) The de facto standard for document publishing from Adobe. On the Web, there are countless brochures, data sheets, white papers and technical manuals in the PDF format. HandShake and PrintPreview deliver reliability, efficiency, and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations, while HELIOS EtherShare and PCShare provide integrated cross-platform networking for Macintosh and Windows clients. Together the HELIOS suite of network and prepress servers offers the industry's most advanced file, image and print server services, with easy remote server administration.
(1) formerly HELIOS EtherShare OPI
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HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Computer Mac OS X, Hewlett-Packard HP-UX HP's version of Unix that runs on its 9000 family. It is based on SVID and incorporates features from BSD Unix along with several HP innovations.
(operating system) HP-UX - The version of Unix running on Hewlett-Packard workstations. and Tru64 UNIX, IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) AIX (Advanced Interactive eXecutive) IBM's Unix-based operating system which runs on its Intellistation workstations and pSeries, p5, iSeries and i5 server families. , SGI (SGI, Sunnyvale, CA, www.sgi.com) A manufacturer of workstations and servers, founded in 1982 by Jim Clark. The company was founded as Silicon Graphics, Inc., but changed to its acronym in 1999. IRIX A Unix-based operating system from SGI that is used in its computer systems from desktop to supercomputer. It is an enhanced version of Unix System V Release 4. IRIX integrates the X Window system with OpenGL, creating the first real time 3D X environment. , Sun Solaris, and Linux on Pentium based systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Macintosh, DOS/Windows and UNIX-based clients.
Distributors sell HELIOS products worldwide to value-added resellers who provide complete networking solutions to customers. HELIOS also works with many strategic partners http://www.helios.de/products/partners.html that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third party archive, asset management and workflow solutions. HELIOS software products are also available as part of OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and solutions by many major vendors in the prepress industry.
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