Aleyant Systems, an innovative leader in providing robust software services to the graphic communications industry at value-driven prices, announced it has secured a position in the drupa Innovation Parc at drupa 2012, where it will showcase the latest developments in its Pressero and eDocBuilder solutions. This includes a new touch-screen interface for the HTML5 interactive designer, tablet optimization, and increased automation with Pressero’s new job downloader. Aleyant Systems can be found in Hall 7, Stand 0B04, in the drupa Innovation Parc.
“It is an honor to be participating in the drupa Innovation Parc,” said Greg Salzman, Aleyant’s President. “And we believe we have some amazing innovations that visitors will be excited to see. In a rapidly evolving marketplace, Aleyant has worked hard to not only keep up with changing requirements, but to lead the charge in bringing innovations to market that will make our customers more efficient, effective and profitable. Visitors to our stand at drupa will see this in action.”
Tablet-Optimization for Interactive Designer
An exciting new capability Aleyant Systems will be demonstrating at drupa is its new touch-screen interface for its HTML5 Interactive Designer.
Interactive Designer, first shown at Graph Expo 2011 in the U.S., is a key component of eDoc Builder, Aleyant’s web-based variable data publishing system for rapid template creation. Designed to perform on both desktops and tablets, Interactive Designer uses HTML5 and jQuery instead of Adobe Flash and Adobe Flex used by most other template solutions. eDoc Builder is a standard component of Aleyant’s Pressero web-to-print solution. Touch-screen optimization for Interactive Designer will debut at drupa.
“Being HTML5 compatible isn't enough,” commented Salzman. “With the rapid adoption of tablet computing and the desire to manage printing—both as a buyer and as a manufacturer—remotely from a variety of devices, the user interface must be redesigned to work with a meaty finger rather than a mouse. That’s why we have invested in making our Interactive Designer tablet optimized…. not just tablet compatible.”
Also new at drupa is Aleyant’s Pressero Job Downloader, a desktop or server application that will automatically check for new orders and download them into the print shop workflow. A rules engine can be set up to automatically drop files into different hot folders based on file metadata such as customer name, file type, or other criteria the print shop can establish to automatically manage incoming files. The Job Downloader runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux.
“As print service providers make increased use of web-to-print solutions such as Pressero,” said Salzman, “they find customers to be delighted with the ability to order smaller quantities, on demand, and with faster turn times that traditional processes allow. But being able to receive this increased volume of smaller orders is not enough. In fact, trying to manage a flood of smaller, lower value orders without integration with an automated workflow can be disastrous. That’s why we have made it easy for print service providers to take the next step in automation and process integration that will allow them to profitably and competitively handle this new type of work.”
Salzman cites automated preflighting, image conversions or resizing, and file renaming as a few examples of processes that can be automated by utilizing Job Downloader to hand off incoming files to a hot-folder-based workflow without human intervention. “Not only does this streamline the process of getting jobs to production,” he adds, “but it takes away the need to have valuable employees spending their time doing nonproductive, repetitive work and frees them to spend their time on work that delivers value to the customer.”