XPS momentum grows as leaders in quality management for graphic arts and enterprise asset management integrate NiXPS technology
Boston, MA; Lochristi, Belgium - NiXPS, pioneer in delivering cross-platform XPS solutions, announces it has reached an agreement with two industry leaders, Enfocus and ADAM, to include NiXPS technology in future versions of their products. These partnerships confirm the growing need for practical solutions to incorporate support for Microsoft®'s XPS file format into companies' document and print workflows. From March 3-6, NiXPS is showing its products on booth XPS6 at On Demand in Boston.
Partnership with Enfocus
Enfocus will be integrating NiXPS technology, allowing it to incorporate XPS technology in selected future products. Best known through its Acrobat plug-in PitStop Professional for interactive PDF editing and quality control, Enfocus now broadens its horizons to also include XPS support as a strategic part of its product roadmap. This will enable users of the XPS format to benefit from similar advanced preflighting and correction capabilities Enfocus has developed for PDF.
"While PDF still is the de facto standard for document exchange in the graphic arts industry, we are increasingly getting customer demand to take a look at Microsoft's XPS", says Yves de Vieger Associate Director of Sales, Enfocus. "As the adoption of the latest version of Microsoft's operating system Windows® Vista® grows, an increasing amount of people will start producing XPS documents. As in the past with PDF, we consider it our task to offer the graphic arts community a solution to output these files without errors."
Partnership with ADAM
The partnership with ADAM Software gives a different view on how to implement NiXPS technology. ADAM will present the NiXPS library to its customers to fully support XPS as a document format in its digital asset management system. Through this integration, ADAM will be able to access and index content in an XPS file.
"ADAM has a proven proactive and open approach to new technologies and file formats. The ADAM provider model is the result of it. We have a close integration with MS Office, hence including full XPS support became obvious," says ADAM CEO Pieter Casneuf. "The NiXPS library provides us with the possibility to deal with all the different aspects of this integration," he concludes.
NiXPS Library is a C++ library allowing software publishers to rapidly deploy their own native XPS applications or add XPS viewing, editing, conversion or variable data functionality to their own application(s). Truly cross-platform, it enables developers to deploy XPS functionality today in a cost effective way and with a quick time to market.
"Both partnerships illustrate the growing momentum for XPS and the strong interest in our solutions," says Nick De Roeck, managing director of NiXPS. "Our highly efficient, cross-platform XPS library presents fantastic opportunities for customers to embrace XPS in their offerings now. Our interactive XPS applications, NiXPS View and NiXPS Edit, form a compelling platform to deliver exciting XPS functionality to the desktop."
Created by Microsoft®, XPS is an open, XML-based file format that serves as default page description and print spooling technology in Microsoft's latest operating system Windows® Vista®. Through Windows Vista's print architecture millions of users can easily create XPS files from any application. Microsoft Vista offers basic XPS viewing capabilities as part of the operating system. Most modern printers and front ends to high-end digital print production today support XPS. With these features XPS an ideal format for document exchange, review and print in enterprise document and professional digital print environments.
About EskoArtwork and Enfocus
EskoArtwork is a global supplier and integrator of innovative solutions for packaging, commercial printing and professional publishing. Its products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business. EskoArtwork is the worldwide market leader with pre-production and collaboration software for packaging buyers, designers and manufacturers. Esko CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and Esko Kongsberg short-run converting tables complete the portfolio for the packaging, label, signage and display industries. The company also provides a range of workflow solutions for the commercial printing and publishing market, as well as the Enfocus suite of PDF tools for graphic designers and print production professionals. EskoArtwork employs around 1,000 people worldwide. Its global sales and support organization covers Europe, the Americas, Asia/Pacific and Japan, and is completed by a network of distribution partners in more than 40 countries. EskoArtwork is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in 6 European countries and the United States. Total revenues in 2006 amounted to EUR 173.5 million, with an EBITDA of EUR 30.4 million.
ADAM (www.adamsoftware.net) is a Digital Asset Management company that provides clients the ability to manage, structure and deliver media between people, processes and systems. Our software has an intelligent open architecture that provides the ability to customize and continuously develop new applications using our ADAM SDK. We understand our clients' needs to share and collaborate, automate mundane tasks and control quality. We are passionate in providing our clients with intuitive and easy to use software to help them organize media and distribute assets as quickly as possible. We have the knowledge of the way the media supply chain works, its people, the workflow and the common goal to publish and distribute quality content.
NiXPS pioneers the XPS revolution. With a strong background in the publishing industry and extensive experience with document formats, the company is ideally positioned to offer the technology needed to make XPS usable in professional document management environments. The NiXPS Library is an independent, cross platform, highly efficient software library to read, modify and write XPS files. More and more software vendors and integrators are choosing NiXPS Library to embrace XPS in their offerings. NiXPS Edit is an interactive XPS editor based. It provides users with unparalleled capabilities to inspect, edit and optimize their XPS files. Software vendors and integrators can build upon NiXPS Edit to offer their XPS functionality on a compelling, interactive platform. NiXPS View application offers unmatched, reliable XPS viewing for both Mac & PC. Learn what XPS can do for you by visiting http://www.nixps.com.
Press Contact NiXPS
+1 321 388 6511
Nick De Roeck
+32 479 26 27 19
Press Contact Enfocus
Duomedia Public Relations
Tel: +32 2 454 85 59
Tel: +1 508 384 0608
Corporate and EMEALA
Director of Corporate Marketing
Tel: +32 9 216 90 32
Vice-President Marketing North America
Tel: +1 937 454 1721
Press Contact ADAM
Kris Van der Beken
+32 9 381 63 36