Enfocus PDF Workflow Server with 1-year Maintenance and Support
This Enfocus Bundle offers the Switch 11 Core Engine, the Configurator Module, PitStop Server 11 and PitStop Pro 11 plus 1-Year maintenance and support coverage on all 3 products.
These value bundles from Enfocus include all the software you'll need to set up a powerful automated workflow environment for your workgroup. Use PitStop Pro 11 to build user-definable file specifications to ensure your PDF output is consistent and error-free. Use those settings in PitStop Server 11 to allow PDF files to be preflighted without manual intervention. Enfocus Switch adds powerful automation features to your workflow by monitoring multiple file submission points including FTP/SFTP servers, email addresses and network hot folders to intelligently route your files to PitStop Server for processing. Switch 11 can also fully automate delivery and archival of production files, with notifications sent to all relevant parties that your jobs are ready to go. The inclusive annual maintenance and support for all three products means you'll receive free upgrades and support throughout the covered period.The life of a publishing professional is filled with repetitive tasks that nevertheless require their undivided attention. They cannot afford to make mistakes, yet they would rather spend their time on more creative and value-adding tasks. Thanks to Switch, this is now possible.
ENFOCUS SWITCH 11
Switch removes the repetitive tasks associated with receiving and sorting files. It automatically downloads files from one or more FTP servers, receives them as email attachments, or handles hot folders. It then sorts files into different folders or transmits them to the appropriate staff in a flexible manner so that each is ready for processing or archiving.
Switch sends notification emails to your customer service representatives or even directly back to clients whenever needed. Switch can also deliver files through email or FTP to the next step in the workflow. Switch automatically interfaces with third-party applications used within your company. All of this functionality is driven by the visual flow editor that is the core of all Switch products. The flow wizard allows you to create flows by answering a few questions or import sample flows that are ready to go. In addition, the full power of the visual editor can be used after the flow wizard is finished to make adjustments or expand the flow.
Why choose Switch?
Customised automation: Many workflow applications on the market come with a predefined idea of how your company should go about its business processes. This is NOT the case with Switch! Switch offers an easy-to-use visual interface enabling processes to be automated using simple drag-and-drop features.
Easy integration with existing systems
Switch allows your company to continue using those applications on which it already relies. Simply integrate Adobe Acrobat Distiller, Enfocus PitStop Server, QuarkXPress, and many other key publishing applications into existing workflows. These flows can instantly create PDF files, preflight documents, and correct or proof colours as needed.
Switch is suitable for any kind of company, large or small. Whether your company uses a simple flow for file handling or an advanced flow that relies on multiple configurators and links to other business software, Switch always pays itself back.
Reliable, even in demanding environments
Switch is designed to guarantee robust and reliable operation in any type of environment. Data security is absolute during all file transfers.
A workload visualiser continually tracks whether network loads, file volumes and other critical parameters remain within workable limits. The tool informs users of any risk of a system overload by means of a simple indicator. Switch will also give you monitoring tools to find the reason of the warning. The Switch engine has been updated to handle processes separately. This means that issues with a specific script or configurator can be isolated and will not affect any other process.
Switch 11 enables secure data transfers by integrating the Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). This protocol ensures that your company's files are safely sent and received over the Internet.
Users can also count on extra peace of mind through our new optional SwitchProxy module. This proxy server ensures business continuity: clients can always deliver data to your company's server even while it is being maintained or updated.
Time and money saving features
Switch 11 can also optionally use existing information and tools to help your company save time and money. The solution gets more out of existing databases by automatically using relevant information from other business software such as MIS and ERP systems. Integration is easy using the optional Database Module. This module is available for all Switch users and enables smooth integration with any ODBC databases.
Switch Core Engine
Switch Core Engine enables powerful file management including receiving, sorting, routing and tracking of files. Every company is confronted with these kinds of tasks on a daily basis. Automation gives you the ability to reduce errors, standardize procedures and reduce costs. The Switch Core Engine also includes powerful split and merge functionality for PDF files. Switch enables you to use information already available within your files to make complex routing decisions based on file naming, the number of pages or colors used in the file, page orientation and dimensions, etc.
When your business is ready to begin automating additional processes, Enfocus offers a wide range of modules that integrate seamlessly into the Switch interface:
This module enables integration, control and automation of many popular third party applications in the creative, prepress and production sectors. The Configurator Module automates Adobe Acrobat Distiller, Adobe Creative Suite, Enfocus PitStop Server, and many other popular applications and allows you to easily build solutions for preflight, imposition, color management and many more. Setup and automation of the applications is fully controlled from within Switch and the visual flow editor makes it as easy to work with configurators as it is to work with the built-in tools. Use the applications you are already using today or feel free to choose the tools that suit your needs best.
This module also includes the necessary tools to integrate with any hot folder based application or to dynamically use any third party command line tools. The Configurator Module also allows various properties values to be created using simple script expressions, adding a higher level of intelligence to file receiving, routing and processing options.
PITSTOP PRO & PITSTOP SERVER
PitStop Pro 11 has everything you need for fast and reliable preflighting and editing of PDF documents on a user's workstation directly within Adobe Acrobat. It not only provides a systematic and thorough detection of all possible problems, it also enables you to edit and correct them in a matter of seconds, without ever having to leave your familiar Adobe Acrobat environment.
Viewing PDF files on tablet devices has not always been a straightforward task. While they have become increasingly important within printing and publishing workflows, these devices can have limitations that cause lengthy delays when opening non-optimised PDF files. Incorrectly formatted PDFs can even crash the e-reader application. PitStop Pro 11 and PitStop Server 11 users can quickly and easily repurpose PDF files for deployment across a wide variety of e-reader devices.
Standardised, quality PDF files for e-reader applications
PitStop Pro 11 and PitStop Server 11 offers all users e-reader specific processing capabilities through the standard Enfocus Preflight Profiles and Action Lists interface. This allows them to choose parameters such as the overall file resolution, and to optimise the PDF for faster and more consistent e-reader viewing. Zoom into an Enfocus-optimised PDF using an e-reader application, and the images and text will keep the required image quality and level of interactivity. PitStop will also check live URLs within the PDF to ensure that they are linked to a website.
Use pre-defined settings based on industry standards
The PitStop Pro preflight engine contains pre-defined settings to detect typical problems. All settings are based on the current best practices of graphic designers and printers worldwide, and use industry standards such as PDF/X and the Ghent PDF Workgroup specifications.
... or customise according to your own specifications
You can modify our pre-defined settings or create your own to correct PDFs according to the unique specifications of your clients, publishers, printers, or user associations. You can also configure your customised workspace with your own toolbars, presets, and favourites.
Accurate preflight information always available
PitStop Pro uses Certified PDF technology to register all preflight information, including all changes that have been made, when, and by whom. All preflight results are embedded in the actual PDF file and Certified. A report of the preflight result is always available and the navigator automatically leads you to the problem objects and offers solutions to fix them.
Detailed and accurate support for colour handling
PitStop Pro 11 offers new and improved tools to handle colour issues in an easy and straightforward way. The Color Picker has been redesigned to add and find spot colours intuitively. The new version also allows you to check the ink coverage of PDF objects, correctly interpreting transparency, overprint settings, overlapping items and layers. You can also use black point compensation with Little CMS or Adobe CMM.
Faster and easier in every respect for every user
· QuickRuns can now include Global Changes, which enable you to apply changes throughout entire documents.
· The Design Layout setup and management of page boxes and guides have been enhanced, offering many more graphical features.
· Search functionalities in the Font Picker make it easier to add and find the right fonts.
· Shortcuts enable you to move objects over a greater distance.
· Drag-and-drop functionalities make creating Action Lists much easier.
· Grouping of actions in an Action List improves the overview.
· When making a selection in an Action List, the parts to which it applies are automatically highlighted.
Comprehensive quality check
Detect all types of problems within your PDF documents — before they lead to costly reprints.
· Font issues
· Incorrect colours
· Low resolution images
· Problems with hairlines
· Missing trim and bleed boxes
· Objects and colours that will not print
Wide range of editing tools
Edit and correct PDF documents fast and easily — because a deadline is always looming.
· Correct text errors
· Convert colours
· Move, rotate, and scale objects
· Renumber pages
· Apply stamps
· Insert cover pages
A powerful preflight tool
Standardise and automate procedures — saving invaluable time during production.
· Action Lists-Create or use pre-defined lists of actions to be taken to fix problems.
· Global Changes-Implement changes throughout your entire document, with a single click.
· Preflight Profiles-Perform multiple quality checks, combined with automatic fixes and detailed reporting.
· QuickRuns-Combine Action Lists, Global Changes, and a Preflight Profile to detect and correct reoccurring issues in a matter of seconds.
PitStop Server 11 takes the preflighting power of PitStop Pro to a new level using convenient watched folder architecture for batch automation, inspection and correction of PDF files in high volume environments.
Automated preflight & correction
PitStop Server brings editing and correction to the next level without the need for user interaction. Correct text errors, convert colours, renumber pages, set correct page boxes, apply stamps, insert cover pages, move, rotate, and scale objects— these are just a few of the possibilities. Automated transparency flattening allows you to ensure consistent results also when outputting to different devices.
Extensive preflight options enable you to check for potential problems, e.g. font problems, low image resolution, colour issues and many others. Ink coverage problems are detected efficiently and handle transparency, overprint settings, overlapping items and layers correctly. PitStop Server is built on the industry-standard Enfocus preflight engine to check all aspects of your PDF files and supports standards such as PDF/X and the Ghent PDF Workgroup specifications but also allows you to use the profiles created by your publisher or printer.
You can generate a full preflight report that lists all problems found in your files in the user-friendly PitStop Pro report format as well as XML or annotated PDF reports. Embedded Certified PDF technology digitally signs your PDF files to ensure their quality and include the preflight results.
Integrate PitStop Server in your workflow
PitStop Server 11 fits seamlessly into Enfocus Switch to provide preflighting and auto-correction of PDF files within a larger scale automated workflow. Enfocus Switch can easily extend PitStop Server to automatically download PDF files from FTP servers or receive them through email, preflight and correct them them and then notify your customers automatically of problem files.
When further integration is required, the CLI (command-line interface) included with PitStop Server 11 makes it a breeze. An easy mode allows instant integration of the preflight and auto-correction capabilities with standard settings, while the advanced mode allows full customisation using an XML-driven integration.
Transparency flattening at preflighting stage
The new ability to flatten transparencies within PDF files aids the consistency of output. Although the latest print engines can flatten transparency well, earlier RIPs that are still widely in use cannot always handle transparency reliably and output on different devices may differ. PitStop Server 11 now enables transparency flattening to ensure predictable output.