Tilia Labs introduces Tilia Cloud at Print 19

At the Print 19 Tradeshow in Chicago October 3-5, Ottawa’s Tilia Labs (a leading developer of planning, imposition, and artificially intelligent automation software solutions for the printing and graphic arts industries) will unveil its new technology platform for the first time in booth 327 in the North Hall. Designed to support and facilitate the opportunities of Industry 4.0, Tilia Cloud will be presented as a secure but open framework that aims to revolutionize the way printers connect, access and manage all their data. Industry 4.0 offers unlimited opportunities for businesses to optimize productivity, convenience, speed and costs across all manufacturing processes. “The graphic communications industry has lacked a platform capable of utilizing Industry 4.0 data,” said the company. In Tilia Cloud, Tilia Labs is providing a cloud-based IoT (Internet of Things) toolkit customized for printing and packaging. By gathering and storing data in real time from connected devices and equipment, and transforming that data into meaningful information, Tilia Cloud allows actions to be automated and decisions made instantaneously. Vendor neutral and secure, it also enables companies to share licenses, centralize resources, and bring on new facilities and users as required over time.

Three key features of Tilia Cloud help growing print services providers:

  • IAM (Identity and Access Management) – a secure policy-based service which provides fine-grained control for access to all resources.
  • Enterprise Ready – built using micro-services, Tilia Cloud allows license compliance and management control of an entire team’s software in the cloud.
  • Open API – enables automated requests and responses via modern RESTful Web Services.
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“When systems communicate effectively, smarter cost-based decisions can be made in real-time,” said Sagen de Jonge, CEO of Tilia Labs. “Tilia Cloud makes this possible by offering automated communication across an open but data-secure framework. Our technology not only provides scalable connectivity and integration capabilities for today but opens up the infinite opportunities of IoT to expedite ongoing business improvements and innovations along the entire value chain.”

As with other Tilia Labs solutions, Tilia Cloud provides open, comprehensive REST APIs to enable full business and process automation. New to Tilia Cloud is its real-time streaming API for live updates and collaboration across all connected clients. Using modern micro-services architecture and server-less technology, Tilia Cloud scales horizontally to meet any demand. All micro-services are multi-tenant-aware and use secure, token-based authentication to provide safe integrations with virtually all private or hybrid cloud environments, eliminating any risk to existing integrations or processes. Built for scalability, Tilia Cloud is designed to be ‘enterprise-ready’ in every facet. Auto-scaling and automated back-ups provide security against any single point of failure. User accounts can be created, and roles defined in detail – while policies can be specified and licenses accessed on any resource in the system any where in the world.




Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.