Konica Minolta South Africa, a division of Bidvest Office (Pty) Ltd, has announced the local availability of the new JT Suite 6, a more flexible, modular version of the successful JT software suite. As a powerful but easy to use solution for in-house print facilities and smaller commercial printers, the JT Suite 6 provides essential functionality, minimising costs and maximising return on investment.
When it comes to print production, today’s customers expect faster turnaround times and same-day delivery. ‘As run lengths are getting shorter, print providers and internal printing facilities are under increasing pressure to process more jobs to reach profitable production volumes,’ said Greg Griffith, product manager: business solutions at Konica Minolta South Africa. ‘In addition, there is a greater demand than ever before for the seamless integration of the most diverse output devices into one smoothly-running system.’
As a comprehensive software system that grows with a company’s evolving needs, the new JT Suite 6 features an entirely scalable architecture for maximum flexibility. Customers initially acquire the basic module, Konica Minolta JT Basic 6, which can then be upgraded at any time with add-on modules, JT Workflow 6 and JT Web 6, whenever an enhanced functionality is required.
JT Basic 6 provides impositioning, make-ready, output automation and colour split features, as well as 20 hot folders. To this, JT Workflow 6 adds one JT Workflow Server, which allows for the setting up of operator accounts, rules and reports, as well as connecting unlimited clients (JT printers). Requiring both, JT Basic 6 and JT Workflow 6, the new software suite further extends the functionality with a web-to-print module that includes an LDAP connector, basic VDP features (forms), an online payment connector, a shop corner and the possibility to set up a copy service. By purchasing additional JT Multi Seats, the different modules of the JT Suite 6 can be used on up to 10 JT workstations simultaneously.
‘As a powerful and intuitive entry-level product that scores with its scalable architecture, the JT Suite 6 delivers the important functionalities of print automation and job-rule creation to print service providers (PSPs) and in-house printing facilities (CRDs) in the public sector as well as corporate environments,’ said Griffith. ‘Furthermore, the entire production workflow can be automated, which reduces the need for manual intervention whilst simplifying the entire operation.’
The JT Suite 6 combines a low learning curve with a generous feature set and offers the advantage of seamless integration into existing production environments. Collaboration among different operators is facilitated, as all JT workstations are connected to one server and share a single job list. Thanks to the ‘dashboard’, it is simple and straightforward to keep track of orders and outstanding tasks.
‘The latest version of Konica Minolta’s print automation software allows any company to adopt print automation – especially as flexibility and easy upgrading are guaranteed, thanks to the new modular approach and scalable architecture,’ Griffith concluded.