fujifilm LAUNCHES XMF REMOTE 9.5, THE LATEST VERSION OF ITS INNOVATIVE ONLINE PRINT JOB MANAGEMENT SYSTEM
Enhancements include a new user interface based on the HTML5 Platform
VALHALLA, N.Y., December 10, 2013 – Continuing its workflow successes, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division, has introduced XMF Remote 9.5, the latest version of its online print job management system.
Fujifilm understands that workflow is a crucial function that sits at the heart of every print operation, whether offset, digital or a combination of the two. The right workflow is an opportunity to streamline a print shop, to automate the work and to impact the bottom line.
Part of Fujifilm’s XMF Workflow and Production Management Suite, XMF Remote allows both print companies and print buyers to directly and quickly submit and approve jobs for printing. Once approved in XMF Remote, jobs are sent to XMF Workflow for automatic print production.
“With XMF, Fujifilm has introduced a great product into the market. I can see the David and Goliath story coming to fruition in the marketplace of production workflows; and I wanted to be a part of it,” said Bill Kregel, prepress manager, Brown Industries, Inc., a Dalton, GA-based provider of printing, product samples, design, workflow integration, and tactical direction.
A significant improvement within XMF Remote 9.5 is a new user interface based on the HTML5 Platform, which gives brand owners the opportunity to take advantage of a safe and fully functional tool.
"Shifting the client-facing side of XMF Remote 9.5 to the HTML5 web interface provides users with a modern, feature rich alternative that doesn't suffer from security vulnerabilities. Java is still supported; however, thanks to HTML5, even companies with strict IT policies can now benefit from an easy to implement and open interface," said Jason Kammes, business development manager - Workflow, FUJIFILM North America Corporation, Graphic Systems Division.
The brand-new HTML5 Platform allowed Fujifilm to redesign the user interface and create a cross-platform version which also incorporates new features based on ongoing feedback from customers. Whether end users are accessing the solution via a Mac, PC or an Apple iPad, it is fully compatible with mouse or finger based operations, allowing everyone to have the same consistent user experience for job review and approval.
XMF Remote 9.5 also incorporates advanced features to facilitate production flow. Not only are print service providers able to upload multiple print jobs concurrently, but they can also review magazines and publications with a high pagination through a fast page scrolling mode. This allows a quicker and more efficient approval process, which is further enhanced thanks to the opportunity to sample colors from multiple areas of a job, all at once. Effectively, XMF Remote 9.5 now shows multiple color sample points simultaneously so that users can immediately check the make-up of colors used in a job and speed up the review process.
"By taking advantage of the latest software solutions we are allowing users to improve their operational efficiency, speeding up job hand-off, review, correction, turnaround times which equal more jobs in and more jobs out,” continued Kammes. “We're extremely pleased to be able to integrate into XMF Remote 9.5 new functionalities and a new user interface based on the HTML5 Platform, which is already available across other products in Fujifilm's portfolio, including XMF Production Workflow and XMF ColorPath® Sync™."
To find out how Fujifilm Graphic Systems can help your business meet future challenges, improve quality and reduce costs, please visit: www.fujifilmgraphics.com.
FUJIFILM North America Corporation, a marketing subsidiary of FUJIFILM Holdings America Corporation consists of four operating divisions and one subsidiary company. The Imaging Division provides consumer and commercial photographic products and services, including: photographic paper; digital printing equipment, along with service and support; personalized photo products; film; and one-time-use cameras; and also markets motion picture archival film and on-set color management solutions to the motion picture, broadcast and production industries. The Electronic Imaging Division markets consumer digital cameras, and the Graphic Systems Division supplies products and services to the graphic printing industry. The Optical Devices Division provides optical lenses for the broadcast, cinematography, closed circuit television, videography and industrial markets, and also markets binoculars. FUJIFILM Canada Inc. sells and markets a range of Fujifilm products and services in Canada. For more information, please visit www.fujifilmusa.com/northamerica, go to www.twitter.com/fujifilmus to follow Fujifilm on Twitter, or go to www.facebook.com/FujifilmNorthAmerica to Like Fujifilm on Facebook. To receive news and information direct from Fujifilm via RSS, subscribe at www.fujifilmusa.com/rss.
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