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Enfocus updates PitStop Pro 10 to support Acrobat X

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Enfocus updates PitStop Pro 10 to support Acrobat X

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Popular PDF preflighting and editing tool now supports Adobe® Acrobat® X Standard and Pro as well as the latest ISO standards

February 1, 2011, Gent, Belgium – Enfocus announces the update 1 of its PitStop Pro 10 application. Update 1 offers compatibility with the latest Adobe® Acrobat® X Standard and Pro. It also introduces compatibility with the latest PDF/X-4:2010 and PDF/A ISO standards.

"To serve our customers at their best interest, Enfocus always aims to be compatible with the latest design solutions and industry specifications. The release of PitStop Pro 10 update 1 keeps this key product at the leading edge of Adobe® Acrobat® and ISO standards compatibility," says Elli Cloots, Director of Product Management at Enfocus.

Enfocus PitStop Pro 10 is a plug-in to Adobe® Acrobat® X Standard or Pro. The recent introduction of Adobe® Acrobat® X saw a major change to the user interface. It no longer uses the familiar toolbar menus but now groups all the main panels on the right side of the document window. The latest PitStop Pro 10 update 1 is designed to work with this new menu structure. However it still remains compatible with the previous Acrobat 8.1 (or higher) and 9.x Standard or Pro versions, on both Mac OS X and Windows platforms.

Support for latest PDF/X-4 and PDF/A

At the same time Enfocus has taken the opportunity to add support for the latest PDF/X-4:2010 standard. This standard has recently been finalized and replaces PDF/X-4:2008. PDF/X-4 supports color-managed data as well as PDF transparency and optional content.

PDF/A, now also supported, is a file format for the long-term archiving of electronic documents. With the update 1, PitStop Pro enables users to check against these ISO specifications including a large number of corrections.

Faster, easier, smarter

PitStop Pro has long been recognized for its many PDF editing features and its user-friendly design, enabling easy management and customization of presets and tools. Under the 'You first' commitment to the customers, Enfocus listened to extensive user feedback and further expanded these features in PitStop Pro 10, which was introduced in September 2010.

It introduced features that had been particularly requested by customers. These have been designed to help users to work faster with greater precision, and also to save significant amounts of time. It also concentrated on making color management more accessible for everybody, with easy controls and the ability to import users’ own color libraries. Action Lists are easier to use too, while QuickRuns now include Global Changes, which apply changes across all the pages in a document.

Pricing and availability

PitStop Pro 10 update 1 is available now at the original price of 599 EUR. The update is free of charge for existing PitStop Pro 10 users. For users working with older versions of PitStop Pro, upgrades are available from www.enfocus.com or through authorized Enfocus resellers.

For more information, contact your preferred reseller, email sales@enfocus.com or consult the Enfocus website at www.enfocus.com.

About Enfocus

Enfocus provides modular and affordable tools safeguarding job quality and enabling automation throughout the complete production chain. Innovative solutions improve communication between design and production while enhancing productivity and predictability through automation of routine tasks.

Step-by-step deployment dramatically increases added value without forcing users to completely rethink their way of doing business. Well-known brands include Instant, PitStop and Switch.

Enfocus is a business unit of EskoArtwork and has its headquarters in Gent, Belgium.

About EskoArtwork

EskoArtwork is a global supplier of integrated solutions for packaging, sign and display finishing, commercial printing and professional publishing. Its products and services help customers raise productivity, reduce time-to-market, lower costs and expand business.

EskoArtwork employs around 1050 people worldwide. Its global sales and support organization covers Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific and is completed by a network of distribution partners in more than 45 countries.

EskoArtwork is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India. The consolidated full year financials ended for 2010 with revenue of EUR 184.1 million.


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