Solimar Systems, a workflow software specialist, has released version 9.2 of its dynamic output management suite, Solimar Print Director Enterprise (SPDE), with enhanced security and user experience features.
SPDE plays a crucial role in the Solimar Chemistry platform, providing an onramp to PDF-centric workflows while offering robust data optimizations, conversions, job management, and device connectivity for non-PDF workflows. SPDE connects host computers to production print devices that generally do not directly interact, to provide a powerful enterprise output management system.
With new capabilities to expand its application and ease of use, SPDE version 9.2 features an intuitive operator interface for improved overall job control, enhanced IPP security for compliance and introduces new Job Definition Format (JDF) compatibility to better control finishing elements of the print process.
JDF Finishing Controls remove the need to convert PDF files into PostScript or other formats to optimize the workflow further. PDF finishing information in SPDE 9.2 is controlled by a rules-based system of JDF commands using conditional logic to map PDF file finishing commands to the required JDF format, saving processing and production time. Printers can now edit, maintain and add finishing commands throughout a PDF workflow, even when the source file is not PDF, thus supporting multiple industry standards.
With the continued focus on data security, the Secure IPP Print Server within SPDE 9.2 now features additional authentication support, further strengthening this crucial capability. Other enhancements include an expanded API for the submission of jobs, font upgrades, and job ticket conversions.
The ReadyPDF optimization module has been enhanced with new features to expand its applications and simplify the user interface. It now includes a new Preflight Mode that can detect specific PDF characteristics, such as image and text properties, and invoke necessary optimizations.
Mary Ann Rowan, chief experience officer at Solimar Systems, commented: ‘We're thrilled to bring these major upgrades to our global customers. Some early adopters have shared that they are now able to retain jobs in-house that were previously outsourced, which improves their overall ROI.
‘SPDE 9.2, and all our innovative products, are off-the-shelf configurable by end users and do not require coding or custom services. Solimar solutions are available through our extensive partner network, enabling customers to choose the best solutions for their production environment. This makes Solimar the preferred partner for many global businesses.’