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Sterling Group Uses MassTransit SoftwareRated a success at graphics file transfer and enhanced workflow. (June 02, 2004)
New York-based Sterling Group, one of the nation's leading brand consultancy firms for Fortune 100 companies, announced today its success utilizing Group Logic's MassTransit product as a critical part of its file transfer workflow. MassTransit is the leading software product for mission-critical transfer of graphic arts files across high-speed wide area networks including the Internet. "Prior to MassTransit, we were reducing art to small PDFs, e-mailing a partial or lower quality version of the file, or manually copying to CD/DVD and messengering to a client," notes Chris O'Rourke, Director of IT for Sterling Group. "MassTransit streamlines the whole process."
MassTransit is the leading software product for mission-critical transfer of graphic arts files across high-speed wide area networks including the Internet. It provides interfaces and workflow features that manage and accelerate the process of exchanging files. These features include extremely easy-to-use interfaces, programmable e-mail notification of file arrivals and other key events, as well detailed logging and tracking of transmission data.
"If sending and receiving multi gigabyte files is a daily part of your life, MassTransit is an excellent solution," explains O'Rourke. "It becomes part of the normal workflow process, increases speed and allows you to complete projects more quickly because there is no downtime in sending files between you and the client. MassTransit has saved us massive amounts of time," comments O'Rourke. "Because we can transfer big files to our clients within a half hour versus 24 hours, it means an entire day's worth of savings."
Server-based software, MassTransit installs at a corporate location and can be shared with customers, vendors, and other trading partners. It is fully compatible with both the Mac OS X and Windows platforms and is the solution of choice among businesses that buy or provide graphic arts and printing services, including corporations, publishers, printers, prepress companies and advertising agencies. In North America, 12 of the top 15 printers use MassTransit for transferring files between plants as well as to and from customer sites.
Sterling Group currently uses MassTransit on the Mac OS 9 platform; however, O'Rourke anticipates upgrading this year to the OS X native version, 4.5, that will allow them to transfer files more easily among internal offices, both nationally and internationally. "The greatest value we've seen is in the stability of the system, the speed at which we can transfer files and the ease of use. It's painless," says O'Rourke. "Once you set it up, it communicates successfully from that point on. Simply drag and drop. MassTransit is a perfect solution."
About Group Logic
Group Logic, Inc., develops wide area network (WAN) and local area network (LAN) workflow solutions that increase speed and create efficiencies for file transfers, file and print services, and remote proofing procedures. The company's solutions include internationally renowned products, customization and integration services, and in-depth product training to maximize return on investment.
Group Logic offers three complementary product lines:
MassTransit: an automated Mac/Windows file transfer solution that fully integrates with existing workflow procedures to effectively drive, verify and manage high-speed transmission of graphics, multimedia, digital assets and other production files between client and customer locations.
ExtremeZ-IP: Mac OS X compatible file and print services software that seamlessly increases network performance and workflow productivity by using TCP/IP protocol to dramatically improve throughput speed and stability between Macintosh clients and Microsoft Windows 2003, Windows 2000 or Windows NT servers.
Imagexpo: a complete remote soft proofing solution that uses sophisticated annotation and interactive conferencing capabilities to provide faster, more efficient multi-location review and approval of text and graphics prior to production of print media.
Group Logic's products are installed in over 1,000 organizations worldwide, including leading publishers, creative services and packaging operations of consumer goods manufacturers, printing and prepress service providers, advertising and design agencies, government and educational institutions. Approximately 40,000 professionals in the print media and related industries use Group Logic's products.
For more information, visit Group Logic at www.grouplogic.com. Group Logic can also be reached at 800.476.8781 / 703.528.1555.
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