Dalim Software will introduce a number of major version updates of its popular workflow automation software TWIST, its customer-facing web based production management solution, ES, and its soft proofing application DIALOGUE Engine at booth 4245 during PRINT 13, September 8-12 at McCormick Place in Chicago.
ES (Enterprise Solution), an integrated media production platform, offers a complete solution for the management and production of the many aspects of media services being delivered today, regardless of final output—print, web, e-book, movie, etc. The combination of technical workflow production along with business process management, results in a highly flexible centralized platform for all participates of the media production lifecycle. ES offers an intuitive user interface running on a standard web browser, along with available mobile Apps. The new ES features an imposition module that allows for the import of both CFF2 and JDF templates to automate imposition workflows for print service providers (PSP). For both print and marketing service providers (MSP) exploring new opportunities beyond print, the latest version of ES extends its support of images (with layers), video, Flash and animated GIF banner ads along with website content, to bring together all the elements required today to manage and produce cross media campaigns. ES 4, along with its current ability to handle managed content within its own database, will now be able to work with referenced content, particularly useful for those who need to work with very large video files or external storage devices and other file system-based Digital Asset Management systems.
Dualogue Engine, the soft proofing application of ES, also receives a major upgrade and is now available as an HTML5 based solution. This lets user mark up, annotate, compare and approve high-resolution files much easer and faster than before, without the need of any other browser plugin technology— reducing compatibility and security concerns. Additional new features and performance enhancements are also available in the latest version of Dialogue Engine
Twist, the production automation solution has been completely updated, and provides speed improvements of up to a factor of four.
Twist 7 is able to monitor FTP servers and receive files via email, making it easier for printers and MSPs to receive customer files, along with the usual hot folder and WEBLINK support. It extends its powerful metadata handling abilities and provides new tools for the creation and conversion of a multitude of image files including layer support and BigTIFF (>4GB), making it easier to handle large files for point of sale and sign applications. Twist also has updated visual compare tools for more efficient quality control and greater support for adding printers' marks on multi-page documents.
“Dalim Software continues to serve the industry’s power users—PSPs, MPSs and content creators who need an extremely flexible workflow solution to process an exceptional number of files while maintaining impeccable quality. We have added new features into ES, Dialogue Engine, and TWIST, building on our legacy and allowing our users to maintain their high levels of productivity,” comments Dr. Carol Werlé, Dalim Software CEO. “However, Dalim Software has also observed that our customers are exploring new avenues of media, such as web content and video. All of our tools have been extended to help Dalim Software’s customers work with new forms of media—and we continue to delve into ways to offer workflows that efficiently work with all media.