Caldera

Costview 3.0

Caldera will launch the first carbon footprint calculator dedicated to the wide-format printing industry. The fully redesigned and upgraded version of its cost visualization software for wide-format printers, CostView 3.0 has been improved with new features, a brand new design and an industry premier module for carbon footprint monitoring.

Positioned as a dashboard for a manager sensitive to production costs, CostView now has an eco-sensitive dimension. Its newest and most important feature is the addition of a carbon footprint analysis tool. Users can now indicate the CO2 rejected by each of the elements of the job: ink, media, electricity, additional costs.

According to Joseph Mergui, Caldera CEO, "By introducing eco-responsible data into our RIP solutions, Caldera ambitions to keep its leadership in innovating the wide-format printing industry."

The new 3.0 version is above all a tool intended for printers to monitor all costs pertaining to printing. It is a fully integrated production management tool which extracts information about jobs directly from the RIP spooler, thus enabling a production manager to control, modify, study and export all costs pertaining to a job.

With CostView 3.0, any production manager can view all jobs in the spooler, monitor ink and media costs add optional or automatic costs to each job and export the job listing with all relevant costs as a spreadsheet ready for further analysis. Its web driven interface can be accessed by any user in your company network using a simple web browser.

"As Green Printing is becoming increasingly important, it was evident for us to start to imagine new tools that would not only calculate a carbon impact (CO2 footprint) on the environment but enable Eco-Sensitive Printers to show with data their implication on printing with concern of the environment," said Sebastien Hanssens, vice president of marketing, Caldera.

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