HELIOS PDF-Native OPI Workflow Wins PRINT 05 Honors

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HELIOS PDF-Native OPI workflow was selected from over 7,500 products by a 15-member independent panel of industry analysts. The award honors those products that are most likely to have the greatest impact on the printing industry in the years to come.

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Modern pre-press applications like Adobe® InDesign® are moving to a direct PDF output workflow, allowing advanced features like PDF transparency, drop shadows, and embedded XMP metadata

(McCormick Place, Booth # 6124) HELIOS Software GmbH , a leading network and prepress solutions developer, announced that its new PDF-Native OPI workflow has received PRINT® 05 's prestigious "Worth-A-Look" award for digital prepress products. Selected from over 7,500 products by a 15-member independent panel of industry analysts, the award honors those products that are most likely to have the greatest impact on the printing industry in the years to come.

HELIOS' new technology, debuting at PRINT 05, is a PDF-based OPI image replacement solution that replaces, within a PDF file, the low-res bitmap images with the high-res originals. Native PDF-based OPI image replacement translates into workflow flexibility, and faster turnaround times, for a vital competitive advantage.

"Modern pre-press applications like Adobe® InDesign® are moving to a direct PDF output workflow, allowing advanced features like PDF transparency, drop shadows, and embedded XMP metadata," explained Helmut Tschemernjak, president of HELIOS. "Unfortunately, these features are incompatible with today's PostScript output. But now, HELIOS is the first to offer a solution that preserves transparency and metadata to allow server-based PDF workflows utilizing OPI low-res images."

Native PDF-based OPI image replacement also offers enormous time savings to make remote page composition productive and practical. Remote users using HELIOS WebShare can download low-res images and return PDF print jobs containing low-res images, which are then replaced on the server for final output. Customers can then remotely and securely verify their InDesign documents and PDF print jobs via any web browser.

For more information on HELIOS support for PDF-native OPI, see

http://www.helios.de/

For more information on the PRINT 05 award program see

http://print05.gasc.org/PDF/mse_individual.pdf

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HELIOS UB Unbreakable Server Solutions deliver mission critical server solutions to enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. WebShare, EtherShare, and PCShare provide integrated cross-platform networking for Macintosh, Windows and Web clients, with advanced file and print server services, and easy remote server administration. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring high efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations.

HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Computer Mac OS X, Hewlett-Packard HP-UX and Tru64 UNIX, IBM AIX, SGI IRIX, 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 that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third party archive, asset management and workflow solutions.

For U.S. Sales:

European MikroGraf Corp.: 916-923-3520; E-mail: sales (at) ugraf.com; http://www.ugraf.com

Editorial contact:

Germany

Helmut Tschemernjak, HELIOS Software GmbH, Steinriede 3, D-30827

Garbsen, Germany; Tel +49-5131-709320 Fax +49 5131-709325;

E-mail: mktg (at) helios.de ; Internet: http://www.helios.com

U.S.A.

Thomas Hallinan, HELIOS Software GmbH, 209-827-2760, mktg (at) helios.de

Bill Gram-Reefer, WORLDVIEW, 925-215-8463, reefer (at) worldviewpr.com

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