NGP Adds New Partner, Strengthens MIS Connectivity
February 22, 2005 &031;— "Networked Graphic Production" (NGP) is pleased to
welcome Press Support B.V. as the newest member of the industry-wide
initiative that is devoted to increasing efficiency in the print production cycle
through automation, integration, and cross-vendor interoperability by utilizing
the JDF standard. With this additional partner, NGP is quickly approaching the
milestone of 50 partners.
"I'm delighted to welcome Dutch MIS supplier Press Support to the NGP
Partnership Program," says Henny van Esch, chairman of the MIS and
Planning Forum within the NGP group. "The NGP Partner Program has
continued to grow strongly and the MIS section has proved to be particularly
attractive to companies operating in this field. The more members we have,
the better, because everyone benefits from the pool of MIS knowledge that is
brought to the industry," says van Esch, managing director, international
operations, Optichrome Computer Systems Limited.
Working together, Networked Graphic Production is also closing in on the
convergence of NGP specifications to the newly released Interoperability
Conformance Specifications (ICS).
Based in Sliedrecht, the Netherlands, Press Support B.V. is one of the main
management information system (MIS) suppliers for the printing industry in
the Netherlands. Its latest product WinPress is a complete and state-of-art
MIS which contains all the functions needed to support business processes in
prepress, printing, and finishing companies.
"As one of the leading MIS suppliers in the Netherlands, Press Support is very
pleased to be a NGP partner," says Frans Bitter, General Manager, Press
Support B.V. "We are convinced of the need to integrate our MIS solutions
into a complete and digitally integrated workflow through JDF. As an NGP
Partner, we are aiming for a minimum of two JDF-connections in the first