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ICS Unveils "RDV3" Monitor-Based Contract ProofingEnhanced Remote Director v3.0 compatible with both Mac and PC (September 20, 2004)
Integrated Color Solutions (ICS) -- the technology leader in providing monitor color proofing solutions -- today announced Remote Director 3.0 (RDV3), a new version of its SWOP Certified monitor-based contract proofing system that applies advanced color management to assure and verify color accuracy for every monitor in a proofing session. RDV3 will be available October 2004.
Remote Director version 3.0 is the first monitor-based contract proofing system capable of providing color accuracy on both Macintosh and Windows-based computers. Cross-platform capabilities enable the software to seamlessly communicate and successfully display accurate color across any platform combination.
In addition, RDV3's added features enable a smooth and fluid workflow from concept to print for users worldwide, and in any language. French, Spanish, German, Chinese are planned initially, and localization for other languages will be accommodated.
"Remote Director version 3.0 builds upon our vision of a flexible and cost effective color proofing system, designed to be used from digital image capture, through design and approval, and all the way to the pressroom," said John Sweeney, ICS Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "I feel we have accomplished our goal by creating a more intelligent and more versatile monitor-based proofing solution."
"The multi-platform option and localization capability opens the door to an entire world of users who are eager to shift towards an all-digital workflow," added Jeffrey Silverman, ICS President and CEO. "RDV3 meets the demands of agencies, their clients and printers by allowing each of them to view color-accurate proofs with confidence across all platforms and languages worldwide."
Like its predecessor, version 3.0 will download directly from www.icscolor.com, and integrates into any digital proofing workflow within minutes. Remote Director 3.0 works directly with digital asset or content management systems, supports both RGB & CMYK workflows and uses industry standard International Color Consortium (ICC) profiles. Remote Director also supports a multiplicity of file formats including TIFF, PDF, EPS, JPG and all Photoshop images.
"Editing is an integral part of any proofing process and Remote Director 3.0's flexibility to post proofs from any workstation, and onscreen ergonomics has eliminated steps in the proofing process increasing productivity and reducing turnaround times for our clients," said Steve Carusone, Quality Assurance Manager at Concept Imaging Group in Dayton, Ohio. "ICS has done a great job customizing Remote Director based on its customers' needs."
"In our business the ability to organize proofs into hierarchal folder structures, an option our catalog customers have requested, is invaluable," said John Schroeder, CPS Director at International Color Services, Scottsdale, Arizona. "ICS listened, and this feature, as well as their new Scatter-proof feature, will allow us to greatly expand our use of Remote Director."
About Remote Director
Remote Director is the first SWOP Certified monitor-based contract proofing system. Running on commercially available hardware, Remote Director software allows multiple reviewers in dispersed locations to view, collaborate and comment on color as well as content, and to build a digital record of the proofing process from start to finish including legal signoff. Reviewers can collaborate in real time or work at their own convenience, allowing photographers, agencies, clients, prepress shops and printers to communicate more effectively while accomplishing in hours what used to take days. In addition, Remote Director is enabled to work with the ICS PressOK scanner option. The PressOK option digitizes press sheets up to 27 by 38 inches in less than four minutes and automatically transmits them over the Internet to approvers' color-calibrated monitors in a Remote Director proofing session, allowing print buyers to approve a press run anywhere in the world without leaving their desks. Remote Director systems are distributed by the Pitman Company, Enovation Graphic Systems, H.A. Metzger, Inc., Mueller Graphic Supply and Tripp Co. in North America and Cascades Resources in Canada.
About Integrated Color Solutions, Inc.
Integrated Color Solutions, Inc. is a technology leader providing color management solutions to industries where color is critical, including the graphic arts and printing, media and entertainment, and manufacturing markets. For the achievement of its Remote Director system, ICS received a prestigious 2003 InterTech Technology Award from the Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF), and was recognized with a Must See 'em award at Graph Expo 2003. For more information about ICS, please visit the ICS website at www.icscolor.com.
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