Canon releases Prismasync Remote Manager workflow

canonprismasync-inCanon U.S.A. has released Prismasync Remote Manager software, a multi-engine scheduler and remote management console for expanded control of a user’s fleet of Prismasync controller-driven digital presses. This web-based tool helps print shop floor managers and operators manage a printing operation by providing insight into their production schedules with the ability to upload jobs, edit job properties and manipulate digital press queues from a remote location or workstation. The technology helps idle machines produce work at a moment’s notice, as well as effectively manage presses to run as continuously as possible with properly prioritized work. Being able to easily and remotely do this for multiple presses and across multiple sites is essential for many digital printing operations.

“With installations of Prismasync-driven digital presses surpassing 11,000 worldwide, Canon has built upon the success of this technology and introduced the Prismasync Remote Manager to meet the needs of the market,” said Junichi Yoshitake, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “By providing a single point of control for multiple presses, the launch of the new Prismasync Remote Manager fosters a more efficient workflow, which will help increase the productivity of our customers.”

The technology provides for remote monitoring, remote job management, queue management and press management to help print shops maximize efficiencies. To help avoid idle time, customers can access real-time status overviews and alerts provided by the new multi-engine Prismasync Scheduler from a single screen (above). The screen provides a clear visual guide of the jobs scheduled for up to five presses, which allows operators to plan production schedules one shift ahead for added efficiency. At a glance, print shop managers and operators can see the ‘time to completion’ for jobs, based on relevant job settings and process parameters. And, to help achieve non-stop productivity, upcoming interventions can be colour-coded so operators can load media and toner and unload print output before a press stops.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.