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HELIOS Software adds real-time web-based ICC remote proofing to its UB+ server suite

HELIOS Software enhances its next generation UB+ Unbreakable Server Solutions Suite with sophisticated remote proofing capabilities. The new WebShare ICC proofing support accurately previews the final output color and content of images and PDFs, on any remote Mac or Windows client. Color matched composite, spot color, and separation previews allow for high quality easy to use remote approval.
Hannover, Germany, November 1, 2007 – HELIOS Software GmbH, a leading developer of cross-platform networking, PDF, and image server solutions for Mac, Windows, and web clients, extends HELIOS WebShare UB+ with real-time remote proofing. Scalable previews of all major image file formats and PDF files are created on-the-fly and displayed correctly color matched within the Safari web browser on any remote Mac or Windows computer.
The proofs are true color based and represent the original color or simulate a printing process according to a selectable ICC output profile. The color matched preview can be viewed on Mac and Windows clients within the Safari web browser, which supports true color images with a tagged ICC profile, and matches the image to the remote monitor. Previews can also be dragged with embedded ICC profile into Photoshop for viewing.
HELIOS WebShare UB+ also displays related meta information - colorspace, spot colors, source ICC profile, size, and resolution are shown within the proof window. In addition, a separation preview allows previewing each process and spot color plate individually.
The WebShare UB+ remote proof feature offers these advantages: 
  • Easy proofing of ICC color matched print previews within the Safari web browser
  • Drag & Drop of ICC color matched proofs into local Photoshop
  • Easy approval procedure to add comments and change job status
  • Correct overprint, separation and spot color previews allow precise proofing and reduces misprints 
The new remote proof capabilities improve quality assurance procedures within prepress companies, printers, and ad agencies, as well as the speed and quality of any approval procedure between service providers and customers.
Smart Ideas for Better Networking
HELIOS UB+ Unbreakable Server Solutions deliver mission critical server solutions to enterprise, government, university, and prepress sites. WebShare, EtherShare, and PCShare provide integrated cross-platform networking for Mac, Windows and Web clients, with advanced file and print server services, and easy remote server administration. HELIOS ImageServer, PDF HandShake and PrintPreview bring high efficiency and advanced capabilities to design, prepress and printing operations.
HELIOS products run on powerful and scalable servers including Apple Mac OS X, IBM AIX, Linux, Sun Solaris, and Windows systems. HELIOS products provide reliable cross-platform support for Mac, Windows, Web and UNIX-based clients.
Distributors sell HELIOS products worldwide to value-added resellers who provide complete networking solutions to customers. HELIOS also works with many strategic partners that incorporate HELIOS server software to provide powerful third-party archive, asset management and workflow solutions.

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HELIOS Software GmbH
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30827 Garbsen
Phone: +49 5131 709320
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