The 10th edition of Caldera's 'feature packed' printer control software will 'liberate today's print houses through productivity, connectivity and modernity', the French developer claims. V10 doubles previous average RIP speeds to provide printers of all sizes and types with the 'independence to print what they wish without having to sacrifice speed or complexity'.
V10 uses smart algorithmic processing, APPE 3.3 and new remote management capabilities. It allows users to streamline their screen to focus only on live tasks, while icons and markers have been standardised throughout in a modern style. Caldera's use of HTML5 provides cross-platform, cross-OS support for remote management via new module VisualRemote, which provides different levels of off-site access to operators.
"In the latest version of Caldera, we have considered at length the way companies deploy their RIP, both now and also over the course of the product's lifetime," says Caldera's Chief Technical Officer, Frédéric Soulier. "V10 marries new usability concepts with major advances in raw speed, making it, we believe, the RIP of choice for this exciting era of applications development within and outside the graphic arts."
In line with customer polling, other features include: production overview tool PrintBoard, becomes an intrinsic element of the RIP. This allows users to see job and production status at a glance through a web-based application and extend its use into the realm of remote monitoring. Smaller features have been reallocated within the RIP; grommets and eyelets can be added to artwork from within the Print module. While advanced wall graphics visualisation is accessible through a new Tiling+ module. Update notifications have been gathered in a single area and are automated, to make sure that critical updates 'reach the user rapidly'. Profiles can be accessed from within a new library directly within EasyMedia.
Version 10 integrates various successful modules within its interface. Contour Nesting and Tex&Repeat, which transfer printers' skills into the textile, wallpaper, ceramics, glass, wood and CAD areas, are embedded within the RIP.
"Finally, ink-jet technology is starting to realise its full potential," says Joseph Mergui, Chief Executive Officer, Caldera. "We can now print to more surfaces, in more situations, than ever before. The most exciting areas of print are those yet to be brought to life, but the technology required to create them starts here. For our users, that is with V10 of Caldera."