Global Graphics, a long standing raster image processer (RIP) developer, has just launched its Harlequin Host Renderer 3 (HHR3). This product is a highly-configurable RIP that digital hardware equipment manufacturers can use in their digital front-ends (DFEs) to drive their print equipment.
To demonstrate the power of the HHR3, Global Graphics asked RIT to do a speed test and commissioned InfoTrends to write an analysis on its technology and the findings of the speed test. The results show that a typical configuration of the Harlequin RIP can easily drive most printers at a speed that is well in excess of the rated speed of the device. When needed, the architecture is also scalable enough to get more performance by adding additional RIPs.