Enfocus, the leader in PDF quality control and workflow automation for the graphic arts industry, says its new Switch 2019 Spring software includes a Remote Process Element.
Changes to the Submit Point in Switch include the ability to submit metadata only. This allows a Switch flow to accept data only, such as a filled form, instead requiring a physical file to be submitted. The application of this is similar to requesting a job reprint where no new files are required. Another Submit Point function has been added that sends a job trigger. Internally, this sends a dummy job into a Switch flow. What this means to users is that it’s now possible to click a “send trigger” button to instigate, for instance, a database query to generate a paper usage report and then send it by email.
The Switch 2019 Spring release comes with a redesigned Messages view. Based on feedback from users, Enfocus has completely overhauled the way messages are viewed. Messages is the Switch activity log. It is invaluable and often referred to by administrators and users. The new Messages view contains quick filters, like a slider for viewing a “from-to” timeline. Another quick filter is the presence of coloured buttons to show or hide info, warning or error messages. There is a very handy new way to search Messages in that when users select text in any column, a pop-up prompt is shown to “Search this”. What this does is provide a fast way to find any entry that contains the selected text..
Other dashboard and job board improvements have been made as well.
Enfocus Switch is an open automation platform that integrates software and hardware solutions. Switch facilitates a workflow creation and management framework that provides processing of jobs throughout print production environments. Automation through Switch lays out the groundwork for trafficking jobs by establishing a method for receiving jobs, inspecting jobs, repairing job files, making decisions based on job information, then delivering jobs to output.
For more details, visit: https://www.enfocus.com/en/switch/new