FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SHIRA ROLLS OUT XPRESSI™ V2
Features Support Important Graphic Arts Business Considerations
NEWTON, MA, April 6, 2003 Shira
Computers, Ltd., a creator of automated preprint production and
workflow management solutions for the worldwide print on-demand,
prepress, printing and publishing markets, today announced the rollout
of XPRESSI™ Version 2.0, a powerful network preprint production
and management solution for both Raster and PDF workflows. Visitors
to On Demand 2003 will be able to see a demonstration of XPRESSI™
in booth #4125.
“Last fall we introduced XPRESSI™,
our solution developed to drive down the costs of prepress and its
supporting functions. Today we are introducing XPRESSI™ Version
2.0, the solution that is designed to keep pace with the changing
technological landscape,” said Scott Champeau, Shira’s
Vice President of Marketing and Product Management. “We believe
that XPRESSI™ Version 2.0 includes industry defining features
that will allow our customers to develop new business, build customer
loyalty, redistribute job related liability, and compliment and
leverage existing workflows with state-of-the-art solutions at a
very reasonable price.”
As a network-based system, XPRESSI™ Version
2.0 swiftly and efficiently moves jobs, over a network including
the Internet, through a virtual production environment by using
features such as device independent design, LightsOut™ unattended
workflow, 24/7 browser accessibility, and scalability of both software
and industry standard hardware for maximum efficiency. XPRESSI™
supports both Vector and Raster workflows, allowing users to leverage
existing workflow configurations.
XPRESSI™ Version 2.0 Key
New Features Include:
Mac OS X - Integrates cross-platform workflow functionality by seamlessly
utilizing the full compliment of UNIX connectivity features of Mac
OS X with the PC environment.
• PDF/X - Provides the industry’s only end-to-end PDF/X
solution for full raster, full vector, or a combination vector raster
• Automated PDF Imposition – Unattended population of
imposition templates within any workflow scenario.
• iVue™ - Secure, remote soft proofing capability of original
full resolution files through high speed streaming technology.
• Resubmit- Resubmission of jobs/files allows simultaneous production
flows of the original file, eliminating the timely and costly steps
associated with traditional cross-media file repurposing.
• Reload- XPRESSI’s unique ability either to integrate
into existing workflows or stand on its own leverages customers’
existing investment by allowing them to integrate processes from various
workflows together with the collaborative capabilities of XPRESSI™
and maintain critical job tracking and reporting across workflows.
2.0 Availability and Pricing
XPRESSI™ Version 2.0 is available immediately from Shira. Pricing
varies depending on configuration.
Shira Computers, Ltd. develops and provides digital preprint workflow
solutions that include support for native PDF workflows. Shira’s
scalable and vendor-independent solutions are designed to automate
the preprint production process for prepress, printing and publishing
firms. Shira’s preprint workflow production management solutions
include Shira’s automated end-to-end solution, Xpressi™,
and Shira classic modular solutions including ShiraRIP™, Shira
CEPStoPS™, Shira Trapping™, Shira MediaSaver™, Shira
UCR/GCR™, and others.
Shira was founded in 1987 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vyyo
Inc. (Nasdaq: VYYO), a supplier of broadband fixed wireless systems.
For more information please visit Shira at www.shira.com
or call us at 888-340-0620.
This press release contains forward-looking statements including,
among others, statements regarding the capabilities and features of
XPRESSI Version 2.0 and the success of XPRESSI in the world market.
These statements involve risks and uncertainties, and actual events
and results may differ materially from those projected in these forward-looking
statements as a result of several factors, including but not limited
to, whether XPRESSI will perform as expected when utilized by Shira’s
customers, whether unforeseen bugs or other deficiencies in the software
occur, whether XPRESSI will be successful in the market, and unforeseen
technical difficulties in the continuing development of XPRESSI and
other Shira products
Shira, the Shira logo, XPRESSI™, ShiraRIP, Shira CEPs2PS,
Shira CEPs2PDF, Shira LinkPro, ShiraTrap, Shira UCR/GCR, Shira TiffUS
Prepress Anywhere, Lights Out Workflow are trademarks of Shira, Inc.
All other product names service marks and trademarks mentioned are
trademarks of their respective owners.
Scott Champeau, Vice President, Marketing and Product
(888) 340-0620 / (978) 392-9989