July 10, 2009 in Publishing (F)
[prMac.com] London, UK - XChange UK, the source for extended technology worldwide, are pleased to announce a new pre-order promotion for Enfocus' award-winning PitStop Professional and PitStop Server. In addition to the opportunity for users to receive a free upgrade to the next version due out later this year, XChange UK's Summer Promotion includes PitStop Professional and PitStop Server at 25% off the regular retail price until 31st July 2009. This means that users can purchase PitStop Professional 08 or PitStop Server 08 for 25% off and receive a free upgrade to the 09 versions when they ship.
Enfocus PitStop Professional is an Adobe(R) Acrobat(R) plug-in indispensable for every graphic arts and publishing professional. Its interactive and automated editing capabilities allow everyone to perform advanced PDF editing and correction up until the very last moment. PitStop Professional offers the most comprehensive and intuitive preflight experience available. Its powerful Certified PDF(R) technology provides immediate visual feedback and allows tracking of every edit made to a PDF. Having proven to be a real job-saver, PitStop Professional offers immediate return on investment.
Top new features for PitStop Professional 09 will include:
* PitStop Pro 09 is faster than ever before and has a user interface optimised to help you be as efficient as possible. Toolbars, menu items and panels have been streamlined and work together more smoothly as before.
* With PitStop Pro 09, making document-wide changes is easier and faster than ever before. The redesigned, enhanced global change engine offers many additional benefits: effortlessly save different versions of global changes with predefined settings and keep shortcuts to your favourite global changes at the top of the global change panel.
The range of global changes that can be implemented throughout the document has also been dramatically extended.
* PitStop Pro 09 includes powerful design layout tools that can quickly visualise existing page boxes and safety zones. Design layouts including proper page boxes and printer marks can instantly be applied as well.
* PitStop Pro 09 consolidates tools to focus more on how you use them in your daily work, and additionally it offers support for workspaces. Each workspace lets you configure exactly those tools and panels you want to see.
* PitStop Pro 09 includes a brand new preset manager that manages all presets - preflight profiles, Action Lists, global changes, workspaces, design layouts, etc. - in the same manner.
* PitStop Pro 09 is fully compatible with the Certified PDF 2 technology that allows checking a document and embedding the preflight results in the XMP metadata for the actual file.
PitStop Server is a powerful new automation tool for preflighting and editing groups of documents based on user-definable Profiles and Action Lists. Enfocus PitStop Server is a stand-alone application with the most powerful multi-document preflight and editing features available. Simply drop your PDF into a hot folder and Enfocus PitStop Server will automatically process the file. Enfocus Certified PDF(R) technology is fully integrated in PitStop Server. At the heart of this technology lies the Enfocus PDF Profile, used to check, certify and automatically correct PDFs. The most commonly used PDF Profiles, such as the PDF/X-1a, PDF/X-3 and the Ghent PDF Workgroup Profiles are supplied with PitStop Server. As a document creator producing a large volume of PDFs, this enables extremely efficient PDF verification and certification. When receiving PDFs , PitStop Server will identify the Certified PDFs immediately and move them through production faster than uncertified files.
Top new features in PitStop Server 09 will include:
* PitStop Server 09 is driven by the industry-standard Enfocus PDF preflight and auto-correction library that processes PDF files quicker and better than any other solution on the market. PitStop Server 09 takes full advantage of multiple processor or multiple-core systems. Its new predictive Action List engine that optimises what parts of complex Action Lists need to be executed makes it faster than ever before.
* On the Mac, PitStop Server 09 is capable of behaving as a true background process. This processing mode makes PitStop Server 09 ideally suitable for use on a Mac XServe system in a true server configuration.
* To integrate PitStop Server 09 in a larger context, PitStop Server now comes with a command-line interface. The command-line interface is installed together with PitStop Server and is available to all PitStop Server 09 users at no additional cost.
Both PitStop Professional 08 and PitStop Server 08 with a free upgrades to the 09 versions when they ship are available through XChange UK via electronic delivery worldwide. To order, or for more information, users can visit the website or call on 44(0)845 259 0255 during UK business hours.
XChange are a leading supplier of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension(R) technology; Adobe InDesign(R), Acrobat(R) and Photoshop(R) Plug-ins(R) and other design and publishing utilities. XChange offer extended technology products from across the world specific to the graphic design, print and publishing industries and make them available to an extensive user base via their printed catalogue or online at their web site. The company are headquartered in Central London and also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.