Many Management Information Systems from Third-Party Providers Have Already Been Integrated into the Prinect Workflow
All connections based on standardized JDF/JMF interfaces / Live
presentations with several manufacturers at Ipex
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) will present six
JDF/JMF-based connections between management information systems
(MIS) and the Prinect workflow at the upcoming Ipex in Birmingham.
In the main Prinect Center, visitors to the Heidelberg booth can
find out more about JDF integration of Prinect Prinance, and
JDF-based integration of MIS providers Tharstern, Shuttleworth,
Prism and Optimus in the Prinect production workflow. They will
also have the chance to see another connection to the Prinect
workflow at the booth of MIS provider EFI.
Prinect supports many proven customer installations worldwide
using its modular Prinect Management Solutions products. It has
successfully implemented effective JDF/JMF-based exchange of data
with various management information systems. Thereby, Heidelberg
once again underlines the openness of the Prinect system. This
gives each customer greater freedom to choose the ideal management
information system, increases process transparency, and reduces
costs through higher automation.
Heidelberg has used open JDF/JMF interfaces in many
successful integration projects at customers over recent months.
Now it will significantly improve the process integration in the
Graphic Arts Industry by further adding new and enhanced functions
to its Prinect products.
Faster job preparation, perfect job tracking, enhanced cost
The new Prinect Integration System and Prinect Pressroom
Manager products that Heidelberg will be unveiling for the first
time at Ipex 2006 - and the new version of the Prinect Printready
System - significantly enhance and simplify the connection between
the production workflow and MIS. In future, there will only be one
central JDF/JMF interface to the management information system. The
Prinect Integration System will distribute the relevant job
information to the various production areas automatically and
transfer all the production data to the MIS centrally.
For the automated prepress workflow with the Prinect
Printready System, the fully automatic transfer of jobs from the
MIS has been enhanced significantly. Now, for example, the
impositioning processes for standard layouts cannot only be
preconfigured but also fully automated without any need for manual
intervention by the user.
A wide range of JMF (Job Messaging Format) messages on the
availability of pages, proofs and plates create maximum prepress
transparency in the MIS.
In the pressroom, the online connection of the management
information system via the new Prinect Pressroom Manager ensures
further automation of the print processes. The job data from the
MIS combined with the ink presetting data are automatically sent to
the Prinect CP2000 Center. Jobs can therefore be prepared faster
for printing. The reliable press and operating data compiled in the
production process is fed back as JMF messages to the MIS, where it
allows precise job costing of each individual print job and maximum
transparency in the production process.
The Prinect Prinance management information system also opens
up the possibility for integrated process optimization in
cutting-edge print shops through extended JDF/JMF support. The
close interaction of the different Prinect components guarantees
reliable integration of all print shop areas. Prinect helps
printers to tap the full potential for rationalization and
optimization and thus helps them to increase their print shop's
Detailed information about the successful integration
projects and MIS connections to Prinect and their business benefits
is also provided by the specialist presentations held each day in
the CIP4 JDF Pavilion.
The following management information systems (MIS) can be
connected to the modular and open Prinect workflow:
||CSG Computer und Software make IT
||Optichrome Computer Systems
||Alphagraph Team / Heidelberger
||Shuttleworth Business Systems
Heidelberg supports implementation of various solutions at the
customer's in close collaboration with the relevant MIS supplier.
Interested parties can learn more about completed integration
projects by visiting the Heidelberg booth at Ipex or by contacting
Heidelberg's sales organizations.
Further information for journalists:
Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG
Tel.: +49 (0)6221 92 50 77
Fax: +49 (0)6221 92 50 46
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