Enfocus, creator of the industry standard for PDF preflight and editing, PitStop Pro, and the comprehensive production workflow suite, Enfocus Switch, today announces Connect SEND 11. Using Connect SEND, graphic arts and print service providers can streamline and automate file delivery from their customers. Connect SEND is available now.
Print service providers continue to look for ways to better serve customers and increase operational efficiency. Connect SEND 11 supports print service providers by giving their customers everything they need to submit files without requiring them to remember FTP addresses, web site locations or log-on credentials.
Providing better service by eliminating file delivery hurdles
Connect SEND joins the Connect product family, Enfocus' award-winning, powerful resource for PDF creation, quality control, and job delivery automation. Two versions of the Enfocus Connect 11 product family are already available: Connect YOU offers individuals a desktop application for streamlined PDF creation, verification and delivery. Connect ALL, winner of a PRINT 13 / Must See 'ems recognition, is designed to provide service providers or large creative groups the same abilities to automatically create, verify and deliver consistently high-quality PDFs.
Michael Reiher, Connect Product Manager at Enfocus, says of this new release, "Our Connect product line is focused on making file delivery easy and efficient in a distributed environment. The release of Connect SEND builds on that goal by giving our customers a way to improve the order submission process for their clients. With the easy commands of click, drag, and drop, Connect SEND makes it so easy to submit a job that your customers might never again think of going to another provider."
Using Connect SEND, service providers create and distribute pre-configured andbranded applets, called Connectors, to customers. Connectors contain all the embedded settings for delivery of PDFs, images, native layout files or any other file type to existing FTP, sFTP, HTTP, Email, or Enfocus Switch servers.
Using Connect SEND to deliver files into a Switch-based production workflow automates file receipt, sorting,management and processing, to achieve end-to-end automation. To submit a file, all the customer has to do is drag and drop the files onto the desktop icon; without the usual email and telephone support required to ensure settings and delivery credentials are correct.
Additionally, electronic job tickets can be defined so that all necessary customer and job information is delivered with the production files.
Connect SEND provides an automatic updating mechanism, enabling service providers to update remote connectors with any new settings. The process is hassle-free for service providers and their customers.
Availability, pricing and compatibility
Enfocus Connect is available in three editions: one for individual users, Connect YOU; and two for companies that need to collaborate with many internal and external users: Connect ALL and Connect SEND. In all editions, the Connect application is used to define and create Connectors. Connectors are easy-to-use applets that sit on customers' computer desktops, and include all the technology required to automatically deliver jobs to remote locations. Connect YOU and Connect ALL also contain all technology necessary for optimal PDF creation and preflight, thereby adding control and consistency to PDF creation both externally and internally.
For the creative professional, Enfocus Connect YOU costs just $99 and replaces the widely-used Instant PDF application in the Enfocus product line-up.
For larger operations working with external customers, Connect SEND and Connect ALL set-up and maintain unlimited numbers of Connectors. This allows commercial printers, ad agencies and publishers to provide Connectors to customers and freelancers who need a direct connection to their respective facilities. Connect SEND provides a simple way for external customers to upload files to their production servers, for only $1199. Connect ALL adds high-quality PDF creation for only $2999.
Users of Connect SEND can easily upgrade to Connect ALL when their future requirements include the need for PDF creation, preflight and auto-correction.
All three products in the Enfocus Connect 11 family are at the update 1 release. Enfocus Connect YOU and Connect ALL 11 update 1 are fully compatible with the recently updated PitStop12 library, the standard core preflight and correction technology inside the world's mainstream workflows.