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Enfocus Switch 12 offers enhanced remote administration functionalities and increased ease-of-use

Latest release from this automation pioneer brings new, robust capabilities to businesses of all sizes and budgets

(PresseBox) (Ghent, Belgium, ) Enfocus today announces the release of Enfocus Switch 12. New features include remote management and simplified group administration tools that make Switch 12 even more flexible. This release gives businesses of all sizes and budgets the ability to automate the repetitive tasks associated with creating, receiving and sorting files. In addition, Switch's robust processing power and infinite configuration options let larger organizations successfully develop more complex business practices, such as integrating connections with more complex and layered business management data.

Thousands of businesses use Switch to integrate applications, resulting in custom production workflows

Noted by experts as not only the first, but also a leading automated, rules-based pipeline workflow solution, Enfocus Switch has helped thousands of businesses worldwide to improve communication, productivity, and quality of document or file exchange. Switch is the "glue" that integrates organizations' existing systems with the third-party applications they use to create, produce, and share files. Users only pay for the functionality they require at the time, and use Switch's exclusively simple, visual interface to create the application connections that Switch seamlessly pulls together into a customized and efficient production workflow.

New - The freedom of control from anywhere with Remote Designer

A key feature of Switch 12 is the Remote Designer. This new feature gets users out of the server room and allows them to administer the Switch Server at any time, from any computer, at any location. So no matter where they are - another office, at home, or traveling - users can easily access and manage the Switch Server.

New convenient and flexible management of users and user groups

Switch 12 also includes several new features that dramatically simplify the way users and user groups are managed.

A complete redesign of the User Pane, as well as elimination of user roles, gives customers the freedom to configure users and groups without limitations, and with any level of permission. In addition, Switch 12 allows new access rights for individual users and groups to be based on the existing Active Directory; making it unnecessary to create new users or groups within Switch. Administrators simply import users and groups from the Active Directory to create new access rights for particular jobs or projects.

Switch 12 also includes support for new Configurators, the tools that allow users to integrate their applications and automate third-party software application tasks. Included in Switch 12 are updates to The Adobe® Creative Cloud™ and Quark Xpress Configurators. In addition, Switch 12 includes new Configurators for CorelDraw and HP SmartStream Production Center JDF Control.

Switch 12 is compatible with the latest operating systems including Mac OS X Mavericks 10.9 and Windows version 8.1.

Switch 12 - the video

All new features of Switch 12 have been captured in action in a video tutorial, which details the impact Switch 12 can have on businesses of all sizes.

Fabian Prudhomme, Vice President of Enfocus, commented on the release, saying: "The nature of the graphic arts industry keeps evolving; so businesses need flexible solutions that can keep pace with those changes without causing inconvenience to operators. This is why Enfocus developed Switch 12. The new features included in this release permit companies of all sizes - from the small print provider to large commercial operations - to leverage Switch's modular and open architecture to make workflow changes a positive, relatively rapid experience."

"Switch gives organizations the toolkit they need to be successful today, and when they experience growth and begin exploring new revenue streams, Switch will still be there to accommodate them as their workflow requirements change," Prudhomme says. "As you can see, Switch not only optimizes organizations' existing technology investments by integrating old and new for maximum benefit and efficiency, it is also a valuable and continuously evolving, relevant technology by itself."

How to Get Switch 12?

For more information on getting Switch 12, please contact Enfocus at or visit the Enfocus website at

About Esko (

Esko is a global supplier of integrated solutions for the packaging and labels, sign and display, commercial printing and publishing industries. Esko products and services drive profitability in the packaging and printing supply chain by reducing time-to-market and raising productivity.


The Esko product portfolio supports and manages the packaging and print processes at brand owners, retailers, designers, packaging manufacturers and print service providers. For 9 out of 10 retail packages, Esko solutions are used in packaging management, artwork creation, structural design, prepress, 3D visualization, plate making, workflow automation, quality assurance, sample-making, palletization, supply chain collaboration and the production of signage and displays.

The Esko solutions consist of an extensive suite of software and two hardware product lines: CDI flexo computer-to-plate imagers and Kongsberg digital cutting systems, complemented with professional services, training and consultancy.

Enfocus, with its suite of automation solutions and PDF quality control tools for printers, publishers, and graphic designers, is part of Esko.

Facts & numbers

Esko employs around 1300 people worldwide. Its direct sales and service organization covers Europe, Middle East and Africa, the Americas and the Asia Pacific, Japan and China regions and is complemented by a network of distribution partners in more than 50 countries.

Esko is headquartered in Gent, Belgium, and has R&D and manufacturing facilities in five European countries, the United States, China and India. Esko is a Danaher company (

Enfocus NV

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 PitStop, Switch and Connect.

Enfocus is a business unit of Esko and has its headquarters in Ghent, Belgium.