Integrated Color Solutions - 8/22/2007
ICS' Remote Director a Seamless Addition to Any Workflow
New York, N.Y. (August 22, 2007) - Virtual proofing is changing the way many graphic arts professionals are
working with their clients: it's allowing them to collaborate with precise color accuracy, while also enabling them
to cut costs and save time. Integrated Color Solutions (ICS), the leader in virtual proofing, will demonstrate its
award-winning Remote Director monitor proofing software live during Graph Expo 2007 at ICS' booth (#5237).
Attendees will see how the powerful tool can be integrated into their individual workflow system, as the show
kicks off on September 9, 2007 at Chicago's McCormick Place Convention Center.
Remote Director is easily integrated into virtually any workflow and is being used by printers, publishers,
advertising and design agencies as well as pre-media studios and trade shops.
ICS' Remote Director was ranked in the highest category for soft proofing at this year's IPA Technical Conference.
"This is the second year that Remote Director has received top marks, indicating to the industry that virtual
proofing is a reliable and accurate solution that provides an exceptional match between monitors and the final
printed pieces," says Dan Caldwell, vice president of operations for ICS.
ICS introduced Remote Director 3.5 earlier this year, adding a suite of features designed to ease and enhance
integration, and to improve productivity for all of its users – from agencies to printers – no matter
what the workflow.
Remote Director 3.5 also features:
- support for Photoshop native (.psd) file format
- ICC profile editing for better color manipulation and control
- email notification, allowing for immediate notification that files are ready for viewing/approval
- single image sign-off
- optional customer branding, allowing users to build and promote their brand to their clients
Remote Director's Application Programming Interface (API) allows various workflow integrations, enabling users
to proof from within their existing workflow, without the need to launch a separate application. Users can create
proofs, set the proof requirements, invite viewers and set their user permissions directly from within their workflow.
The invited viewers simply click on the proof link in their email notification, which launches the Remote Director
application and verifies their monitors' color status for proof viewing. Once the proof has been viewed, the
original user is notified from within their own workflow (through an API call to the hosting software) or by email
notification with a proof link that the proof has been viewed.
ICS has partnered with a number of industry vendors and integrators to bring the power of virtual proofing to
their arsenal of offerings, including Xinet, Adstream, Vio, MediaBank and others. ICS and their technology
partners will demonstrate a number of these workflow systems that have been integrated into Remote Director,
- Adstream - Virtual Proofing for QuickPrint 5
- All Systems Integration - MediaBank
- IO Integration - Xinet's WebNative Portal
- DevZeroG - PrintSure
- Enfocus - PitStop Automate
- Gradual Software - PowerSWITCH
For more information about virtual proofing, Remote Director or to see live demos of real-world applications,
please visit ICS during Graph Expo 2007 at Booth #5237 or visit www.icscolor.com.