Group Logic Unveils MassTransit Enterprise 4.0 at Seybold; Unique Web-based File Transfer Solution

Apr 04, 2001, 01:00 ET from Group Logic

    ARLINGTON, Va., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Group Logic, the leading vendor of
 network workflow software and services to the print media industry, announced
 today that it has released version 4.0 of its MassTransit Enterprise file
 transfer, remote proofing, and remote workflow software for beta testing by
 leading print media companies.  The new product will be demonstrated at booth
 2028 at Seybold Seminars in Boston next week.  General availability is
 scheduled for May.
     A valuable new feature of MassTransit Enterprise version 4.0 is its Web
 browser plug-in for file transfer.  This new MassTransit "Web client"
 eliminates existing barriers to exchanging graphic arts files via a Web
 browser by providing extremely easy-to-use, drag-and-drop transfer of files
 and folders using the Web browser.  Additional benefits include multiple
 simultaneous file and folder transmission, automatic file
 compression/decompression, Macintosh folder hierarchy and file integrity
 protection, and cross-platform transfer.  The Web client is compatible with
 Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer and runs on the Macintosh and Windows
 operating systems.
     "Using the MassTransit Enterprise Web client is like logging on to one of
 my own servers," said David Cottman, director of prepress at Concept Imaging,
 an industry-leading prepress division of Innomark Communications in Dayton,
 OH.  "Managing file transfer interactively with our customers through such a
 familiar, user-friendly interface will make our work and theirs much easier
 and more efficient. People in every segment of the graphics industry will find
 this product to be a phenomenal asset."
     "Customers have been waiting for an extremely easy-to-use, Web-browser-
 based file transfer capability that can really handle the requirements of
 graphic arts file transfer," said Andy Lewis, vice president of marketing and
 sales, Group Logic.  "MassTransit Enterprise now offers customers a viable
 option."
     MassTransit Enterprise is a turnkey software solution for managing the
 flow of high-value-added digital assets between buyers of print media and
 producers of print media.  The product uses the Internet and other IP networks
 to transfer digital files and remote proofs between remote locations.  It
 offers users and administrators extreme ease of use and provides highly
 automated, customizable workflows, as well as valuable business tools,
 including comprehensive logging and tracking and e-mail notification.  The
 product is designed for publishers, corporate marketing and advertising
 departments, printers, and prepress companies who want to reduce costs and
 time to market while adding value to their services.
     The new product is designed to enhance the high return on investment
 MassTransit has always offered.  In addition to its unique, new Web file
 transfer features, version 4.0 offers a new bandwidth management capability
 that can control the total bandwidth used for digital file transfer, leaving
 capacity for other applications, such as e-mail and Web browsing.  The
 bandwidth management feature also allows control over the allocation of total
 available bandwidth among simultaneous transfers, so that more bandwidth can
 be given to higher priority transfers.
     The new version also enables users to interface MassTransit Enterprise's
 transaction log with any Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)-compatible
 database, including billing, accounting, and shop floor management systems.
 This compatibility supports customer billing, internal cost management,
 contract negotiation, and resource planning.
     Version 4.0 offers a number of additional features, including enhancements
 for Internet security, firewall compatibility, XML integration, Windows NT
 support, remote proofing and remote workflow enhancements, system
 administration, and more.
     The MassTransit 4.0 product family also includes MassTransit Service
 Provider Edition (SPE), a complete technology framework that e-commerce
 service providers, printing companies, and other organizations can integrate
 with other Web-based solutions to quickly offer their customers MassTransit's
 advanced digital file transfer and remote proofing capabilities; and
 MassTransit Professional, an entry-level product for small organizations with
 limited digital file transfer volume.
 
     About Group Logic
     Group Logic, Inc., develops wide area network (WAN) and local area network
 (LAN) workflow solutions to speed and streamline file transfer, file and print
 services, and remote proofing procedures.  The company's turnkey solutions
 include software, customization and integration services, and in-depth product
 training to maximize return on investment.
     Group Logic offers three complementary product lines:
 
     *  MassTransit: a "digital shipping and receiving department" that
        completely automates and manages the process of transferring graphics,
        multimedia, and other production files between print media suppliers
        and their customers.
     *  Imagexpo: a complete remote soft proofing solution that uses
        sophisticated annotation and interactive conferencing capabilities to
        provide faster, more efficient multi-location review and approval of
        text and graphics prior to production of print media.
     *  ExtremeZ-IP: file and print services software that uses the TCP/IP
        protocol to dramatically increase throughput between Macintosh clients
        and a Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 server.
 
     Group Logic's products are installed in over 1,000 organizations
 worldwide, including leading publishers, creative services and packaging
 operations of consumer goods manufacturers, printing and prepress service
 providers, advertising and design agencies, and educational institutions.
 Approximately 40,000 professionals in the print media and related industries
 use Group Logic's products.  Group Logic's products are distributed in Europe
 by 2Di Ltd., and in Australia by Graphic Knowledge Ltd.
     For more information, visit Group Logic on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.grouplogic.com .  Visit Group Logic at Seybold Boston 2001 Booth
 #2028.
 
 

SOURCE Group Logic
    ARLINGTON, Va., April 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Group Logic, the leading vendor of
 network workflow software and services to the print media industry, announced
 today that it has released version 4.0 of its MassTransit Enterprise file
 transfer, remote proofing, and remote workflow software for beta testing by
 leading print media companies.  The new product will be demonstrated at booth
 2028 at Seybold Seminars in Boston next week.  General availability is
 scheduled for May.
     A valuable new feature of MassTransit Enterprise version 4.0 is its Web
 browser plug-in for file transfer.  This new MassTransit "Web client"
 eliminates existing barriers to exchanging graphic arts files via a Web
 browser by providing extremely easy-to-use, drag-and-drop transfer of files
 and folders using the Web browser.  Additional benefits include multiple
 simultaneous file and folder transmission, automatic file
 compression/decompression, Macintosh folder hierarchy and file integrity
 protection, and cross-platform transfer.  The Web client is compatible with
 Netscape Navigator and Internet Explorer and runs on the Macintosh and Windows
 operating systems.
     "Using the MassTransit Enterprise Web client is like logging on to one of
 my own servers," said David Cottman, director of prepress at Concept Imaging,
 an industry-leading prepress division of Innomark Communications in Dayton,
 OH.  "Managing file transfer interactively with our customers through such a
 familiar, user-friendly interface will make our work and theirs much easier
 and more efficient. People in every segment of the graphics industry will find
 this product to be a phenomenal asset."
     "Customers have been waiting for an extremely easy-to-use, Web-browser-
 based file transfer capability that can really handle the requirements of
 graphic arts file transfer," said Andy Lewis, vice president of marketing and
 sales, Group Logic.  "MassTransit Enterprise now offers customers a viable
 option."
     MassTransit Enterprise is a turnkey software solution for managing the
 flow of high-value-added digital assets between buyers of print media and
 producers of print media.  The product uses the Internet and other IP networks
 to transfer digital files and remote proofs between remote locations.  It
 offers users and administrators extreme ease of use and provides highly
 automated, customizable workflows, as well as valuable business tools,
 including comprehensive logging and tracking and e-mail notification.  The
 product is designed for publishers, corporate marketing and advertising
 departments, printers, and prepress companies who want to reduce costs and
 time to market while adding value to their services.
     The new product is designed to enhance the high return on investment
 MassTransit has always offered.  In addition to its unique, new Web file
 transfer features, version 4.0 offers a new bandwidth management capability
 that can control the total bandwidth used for digital file transfer, leaving
 capacity for other applications, such as e-mail and Web browsing.  The
 bandwidth management feature also allows control over the allocation of total
 available bandwidth among simultaneous transfers, so that more bandwidth can
 be given to higher priority transfers.
     The new version also enables users to interface MassTransit Enterprise's
 transaction log with any Java Database Connectivity (JDBC)-compatible
 database, including billing, accounting, and shop floor management systems.
 This compatibility supports customer billing, internal cost management,
 contract negotiation, and resource planning.
     Version 4.0 offers a number of additional features, including enhancements
 for Internet security, firewall compatibility, XML integration, Windows NT
 support, remote proofing and remote workflow enhancements, system
 administration, and more.
     The MassTransit 4.0 product family also includes MassTransit Service
 Provider Edition (SPE), a complete technology framework that e-commerce
 service providers, printing companies, and other organizations can integrate
 with other Web-based solutions to quickly offer their customers MassTransit's
 advanced digital file transfer and remote proofing capabilities; and
 MassTransit Professional, an entry-level product for small organizations with
 limited digital file transfer volume.
 
     About Group Logic
     Group Logic, Inc., develops wide area network (WAN) and local area network
 (LAN) workflow solutions to speed and streamline file transfer, file and print
 services, and remote proofing procedures.  The company's turnkey solutions
 include software, customization and integration services, and in-depth product
 training to maximize return on investment.
     Group Logic offers three complementary product lines:
 
     *  MassTransit: a "digital shipping and receiving department" that
        completely automates and manages the process of transferring graphics,
        multimedia, and other production files between print media suppliers
        and their customers.
     *  Imagexpo: a complete remote soft proofing solution that uses
        sophisticated annotation and interactive conferencing capabilities to
        provide faster, more efficient multi-location review and approval of
        text and graphics prior to production of print media.
     *  ExtremeZ-IP: file and print services software that uses the TCP/IP
        protocol to dramatically increase throughput between Macintosh clients
        and a Microsoft Windows NT or Windows 2000 server.
 
     Group Logic's products are installed in over 1,000 organizations
 worldwide, including leading publishers, creative services and packaging
 operations of consumer goods manufacturers, printing and prepress service
 providers, advertising and design agencies, and educational institutions.
 Approximately 40,000 professionals in the print media and related industries
 use Group Logic's products.  Group Logic's products are distributed in Europe
 by 2Di Ltd., and in Australia by Graphic Knowledge Ltd.
     For more information, visit Group Logic on the World Wide Web at
 http://www.grouplogic.com .  Visit Group Logic at Seybold Boston 2001 Booth
 #2028.
 
 SOURCE  Group Logic