Xitron, a leading independent developer of RIP and workflow products for commercial, digital and high-speed inkjet printing, has completed field testing of a new USB-SCSI Interface designed for Fujifilm CTP engines. The interface is available for immediate shipment worldwide. “This is an important development for XMF users driving Luxel platesetters,” said Karen Crews, President of Xitron. “We know that many have been restricted from moving up to Windows 7 and Windows 10 64-bit environments due to SCSI driver issues. Past solutions were workable, but were not able to drive the platesetters at full-rated speed, which seemed like a step backward.”
The interface is easily integrated into XMF and Gateway software distributed by Fujifilm and their dealers worldwide. Driver installation and configuration takes only a few minutes and the B1 platesetters are able to output full-size plates with no delay in rated throughput. Several Fujifilm offices participated in the field testing prior to the release.
Supporting the Vx9600, V9600, Vx6000, V-8, Luxel News, and FFEI Alinte Engines, Xitron has now completed support for virtually every Fujifilm platesetter model in use today. “The Luxel family of engines were the last Fujifilm CTP devices in our development plan, as our other USB interfaces support the majority of the product line,” Crews added. “I’m extremely proud of our engineering team’s efforts to get this project completed, and grateful for Fujifilm’s participation in the testing.”
Driving CTP devices from Agfa, ECRM, Creo, Kodak, Presstek, Heidelberg, Fujifilm, and Screen, Xitron helps customers maximize their investments by extending the life of their prepress systems.