Enfocus releases PitStop Connect 09 update 1, an enhancement to the easy-to-use PDF preflight & delivery tool. This first update saves time and further streamlines communication between printers, publishers and creative professionals by updating Connectors and live feedback during operations.
PitStop Connect 09 - released in May 2010 - makes it easy for creative professionals to deliver perfect PDFs, even for people who don’t have technical knowledge. The tool enables printers and publishers to create Connectors containing PDF specifications for preflight and delivery specifications. It can also be used to deliver other document formats - such as JPEGs or TIFFs - automatically via FTP to the receiving site or directly into an Enfocus Switchautomated workflow.
The Connectors can be branded for designer/creative professional customers and will only deliver files to the owner of the Connector who set it up. Once a Connector is created, printers and publishers can distribute it—without incurring additional costs—to as many creative professionals as needed, either via an FTP site or by posting the Connector on a website. The Connectors are free for the creative professional.
PitStop Connect 09 update 1 is the first enhancement to this tool and free to all existing PitStop Connect users. PitStop Connect users that distribute Connectors also want to update their Connector over time. In that case they can put the new version on their FTP server. The Connector will notify everyone who has installed that particular Connector that the new version is available for download. The installed Connector has built-in intelligence that continues to monitor where it came from. It also detects when a new version is uploaded and tells the creative professional where to find the new version.
For the creative user, a key benefit of update 1 is that they will receive continuous feedback when a file is being processed. The main window shows who will receive the files and a progress bar identifies what’s happening, while the log tracks every step. Essentially, the user knows what is happening every step of the way.
PitStop Connect 09 update 1 also extends the support for jobs containing multiple files. It allows metadata information to be entered once and is applied to every file.
Existing PitStop Connect 09 users can download update 1 for free from the Enfocus website. PitStop Connect can be purchased through Enfocus resellers and distributors or directly from the website. A trial download is also available.